Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy

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Full name Club Atlético Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy
Nickname(s) Lobo Jujeño
Founded 18 March 1931; 87 years ago (1931-03-18)
Ground Estadio 23 de Agosto (La Tacita de Plata),
San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy Province
Ground Capacity 23,000
President Fernando Yecora
Manager Martín Astudillo
League Primera B Nacional
2015 10°
Website Club website
Current season

Club Atlético Gimnasia y Esgrima Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkluβ aˈtletiko ximˈnasja i esˈɣɾima], (usually known as Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy or GEJ) is an Argentine sports club based in San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy Province. The club was founded in 1931 and is best known for its football team, which currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

The team is one of the most important football clubs in the North-West region of Argentina. It played most of the time in the Argentine second division, although it has also played at the highest level of Argentine football, the Primera Division, in some occasions.


The first president of Gimnasia and one of the major drivers for the birth of this club Yufra was Thomas, who was president on three occasions. The first office was located in the Pasaje Ernesto Claros 280 to 1935 currently based in LaMadrid 459 a street in the city of San Salvador de Jujuy. The current president is Horacio Raúl Ulloa already spent 20 years at the helm of the institution. The Classic Soccer Jujeño, call the rivalry he has with Cultural and Sports Association Zapla Altos Hornos, "Los Merengues". The Classic North, meanwhile, is given by the rivalry he has with the Anthony's Youth Center Salta, "Saints Salta", although not officially dispute Argentine Football Association (AFA) tournaments for the different categories. The club is considered one of the Big Four of Jujuy football, being far more Jujuy club with 38 titles in total. The first president of Gimnasia and one of the major drivers for the birth of this club was Thomas Yufra, who was president on three occasions. The current president is Fernando Yécora, who succeeded Horacio Raúl Ulloa after 20 years as head of the institution.

Participation in national cups[edit]

Republic Cup (Argentina) 1945 Republic Cup Argentina:

Group A[edit]

First Round

  • 28-10-1945 in Ledesma: Trade 2 Gimnasia Jujuy 3

Second Round

  • 04-11-1945 in Jujuy: Gimnasia Jujuy 3 Sp trade 2

Third Round

  • 11-11-1945 in Jujuy: Gimnasia Jujuy 2 Students 4 (Eliminated from the Copa)

The team was an animator on several National Championships (played between 1967 and 1985) getting to play a total of 8 times, which were in 1970, 1973, 1975 (it reached 4th place), 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981 (it reached the quarter final) and 1982.Participate Cup of Honor and was 10 times champion. After the National B formed in 1986, it took hold in the second category, descending to the tournament in 1988 Interior Led by Salvador Ragusa returns to the second division of Argentine football in 1993 and to the conduct of Francisco "Pancho" Ferraro in the 1993–94 season he got another promotion in a row and again after a 12 year absence in the first division, winning the championship that was on the tip from the first minute of the first game, this being a historical fact for Argentine football. He kept the first for 6 seasons (12 championships) more protruding who won 4th place in the 1998 Clausura championship The 1999–00 season was not good and descends to the National "B" where he played 5 seasons alternating good and bad campaigns. In the 2004–05 season with the technical direction of Francisco Ferraro in the Apertura 2004 (he was fourth) and Roberto Carlos Mario Gomez in the Clausura 2005 (he went first), won promotion: in the final with Federal Tyre (Rosario) fails to ascend and then it does (beating the mighty Hurricane Patricios Park) to play the 2005–06 season, 2006–07, 2007–08 and 2008–09 in the first division. In the Clausura 2006 he makes another excellent campaign crowning another fourth in a championship where it was revelation. Their top scorer in the first division was Mario Humberto Lobo with 46 goals in the seasons of 1994 to 2000 in both Hernán "Rifle" Castilian was the player with the most games played in the first division, with 145 games in the seasons 1994 to 2000 on the other hand, the player with most games wearing the coat of this club is Daniel "El Gato" Ramasco with 293 parties, which exceeds the record of Alejandro Gonzalez, who played 275 games in a professional manner in the 90s.


  • 03-18-1931: Birth of Club Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy.
  • 06-09-1970: Debut in National Gymnastics Tournament AFA Boca Juniors at La Bombonera, where they lost 3–1. The goal of the Lobo was made by Luis Alberto "El Mono" Siasia.
  • 18-03-1973: Played a friendly match August 23 Stadium at the with Vélez de Catamarca, winning 2–0 the Wolf opens.
  • 06-10-1986: amounts to Gimnasia y Esgrima National "B" to win 1986–87 on penalties Perico Workshops 3–1 after a 1–1 draw in 1990s regulatory. Manager was Vladem Lazaro Ruiz Quevedo, better known as "Delem". The game was played at the home stadium of Altos Hornos Zapla, Estadio Emilio Fabrizzi in Palpala.
  • 06-27-1993: The Wolf Inside zonal tournament champion Northwest. Upgrade the National "B" Chacarita beating in the final (lost 1–0 and 3–1 first leg win on August 23 in overtime). It was DT Salvador Ragusa.
  • 25-06-1994: National Gymnastics Champion "B" 1993–94 (won from end to end) amounts to the first division of Argentine football, where they remained until 2000 was manager Francisco "Pancho" Ferraro.
  • 18-10-2003: Gimnasia reopened the restored home of street Lamadrid.
  • 18-06-2005: Gymnastics champion of the Clausura 2005 National "B" despite losing in Florencio Varela with Defensa y Justicia 1–0. Manager was Mario Gomez.
  • 02-07-2005: Gimnasia celebrated their return to Argentine Primera Division, where they remained until 2009, tying in the August 23 stadium 0–0. Beats the final for promotion to 2nd Hurricane Patricios Park (having won 1–0 in Buenos Aires with a goal from Franco Sosa). Manager was Roberto Carlos Mario Gómez.
  • 08-06-2014: Gymnastics defined their tenure at the National B in a key game against Aldosivi of Mar del Plata. In that tournament the Lobos had remained in the relegation zone of Argentino A for 39 dates. Gymnastics defeated Aldosivi 3–1 with goals from Facundo Callejo, Matías Quiroga and Milton Céliz and manages to keep the category in Nacional B, after the defeat of their rivals Club Almirante Brown & C.A Brown Adrogué. That day will be remembered because the team never gave up and was saved from the dreaded relegation on the final date. From that day on, June 8, all these warriors are remembered and celebrated that day as the "Day of Jujuy swells wolf."


Estadio 23 de Agosto
Location San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina
Capacity 23,000
Field size 105 x 78 m
Built 1973
Opened 18 March 1973
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy

The club's stadium is called "August 23", the club name that originated Gymnastics, Sports on August 23, which is the date the Jujuy Exodus recalls. It was inaugurated on March 18, 1973 and is located in the Luján neighborhood, at the confluence of the Avdas. The Exodus, Gral. Savio and Banner with Santa Barbara Street, south of the city access. It has a capacity of 23,000 spectators and the playing field dimensions are 105 by 78 meters, being in 2nd place behind the Estadio Monumental José Fierro (#1 in 33,000) of the largest stadiums in northwestern Argentina. It was co-host of 2011 Copa America and is considered with having one of the most luxurious stadium interiors. A mistake originated in the National Stadium press call August 23 "Tacita de Plata" which is actually the name of the resort city of San Salvador de Jujuy, in fact originated from lying down on a valley completely surrounded by hills that give the appearance of a bowl. The nickname "La Tacita de Plata" is erroneously applied that derives from a confusion of local means as well and actually refers to the city of San Salvador de Jujuy.

2 July 2011
Colombia  1–0  Costa Rica Estadio 23 de Agosto, Jujuy
7 July 2011
Bolivia  0–2  Costa Rica Estadio 23 de Agosto, Jujuy


Current squad[edit]

As of February 2, 2016.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Argentina GK Horacio Ramírez
Argentina GK Maximiliano Cavallotti
Argentina GK Lucas Petrich
Argentina DF Emiliano Capella
Argentina DF Cristian Díaz
Argentina DF Sergio Maximiliano Ojeda
Argentina DF Sebastián Sánchez
Argentina DF Ricardo Cabrera
Uruguay DF Nicolás Correa
Argentina DF Walter Encinas
Argentina DF Ignacio Sanabria
Argentina DF Diego López
Argentina DF Leonardo Ferreyra
Argentina DF Marcos Sánchez
Argentina DF Gonzalo Nazario
Argentina DF Luis Casarino
No. Position Player
Argentina MF Nicolás Olmedo
Argentina MF Pablo Cortizo
Chile MF Álvaro Césped
Argentina MF Gabriel Arce
Argentina MF Pablo Garnier
Argentina MF Iván Almasana
Argentina MF Luis Salces
Argentina MF Rodrigo Morales
Argentina MF Agustín Sufi
Argentina FW Martín Michel
Argentina FW Alejandro Noriega
Argentina FW Luis Vila
Argentina FW Leandro Chetti
Argentina FW Ramiro Maldonado
Argentina FW Martín Abraham
Argentina FW Ignacio Lobo

Former coaches[edit]


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