Club Atlético All Boys is an Argentine sports club based in Floresta, Buenos Aires. The institution is known by its football team, which plays at the Primera B Metropolitana, the third division of Argentine football league system. Other sports and activities hosted by the club are basketball, futsal, kick boxing, roller skating and sipalki; the name "All Boys" reflected the youthfulness of its founders, followed the Argentine tradition of naming football clubs in English, such as Newell's Old Boys, Boca Juniors, River Plate and Racing Club had done before. In 1914 All Boys registered to Argentine Football Association and began to play at "División Intermedia" qualifying to play the Copa Competencia; the team promoted to Primera División in 1922, making its debut in the top division on 11 March 1923, against Temperley, which won the match by 1–0. The first official goal in Primera was scored against Porteño in a game that ended 1–1. All Boys won its first game in Primera in the 3rd fixture, when the "Albo" beat Progresista by 3–1.
All Boys disaffiliated from the Association in 1926 but the team returned to Segunda División one year when both associations merged into one. In 1931, All Boys was promoted a second time, remaining in Primera until 1934 when the Amateur Association joined Professional league and all its teams were relegated. In 1945 the team went down to the second division for the first time, but next year All Boys won the Tercera de Ascenso championship after defeating Justo José de Urquiza 2–1; that season All Boys played 24 scored 91 goals. In 1950 there was a restructuring in Argentine football that sent many teams to the lower division, alleging that those institutions had their stadiums in poor conditions to host the Primera División matches. One of those teams relegated was All Boys; the following year All Boys won its second championship with a victory over Tiro Federal which brought "The Albo" back to Primera. In 1972 All Boys hired José Paladino as coach. Under his command, the squad won 11 consecutive games.
Therefore, on 14 October 1972, All Boys became Primera B champion defeating Excursionistas 1–0 with a goal scored by Benítez. Some notable players of that team were José Romero and Ángel Mamberto. After promotion to the Primera, All Boys remained eight years in that division, achieving its best position in the 1974 Torneo Nacional where it finished 5th. All Boys defeated Boca Juniors, River Plate, San Lorenzo and Racing. In 1980 All Boys was relegated to Primera B; when the Argentine football system was restructured, All Boys could not qualify amongst the 8 teams to dispute the Primera B Nacional, being relegated to play in the Primera B Metropolitana, one level lower. For the 1992–93 season Mario Rizzi was hired as the team coach, were incorporated some players such as Marcelo Blanco, Marcelo Yanino, Rubén Urquiza; the team made a great campaign, playing the decisive match against Defensores de Belgrano at Ferro Carril Oeste stadium, where 25,000 All Boys' supporters attended, which set a record of spectators for the lower categories in Argentine football.
The Floresta team won its 4th championship. In 2001 the team was relegated to Primera B Metropolitana again. For the 2002–03 season the club hired Ricardo Caruso Lombardi as coach; the team won 8 consecutive games and qualified to play the Torneo Reducido, which won but lost promotion at the hands of El Porvenir. For the 2007–08 season the club incorporated Ariel Zárate, Hernán Grana and Gustavo Bartelt among other players came from different clubs. Former player José Romero was designated as coach. On 6 May 2008, All Boys won a new championship after the match vs. Atlanta, which "El Albo" won 2–0; this score returned All Boys to Primera B Nacional. At the end of the 2009–10 Primera B Nacional season, All Boys finished 4th qualifying to play the promotion playoff in order to gain a place in Primera División. After a 1–1 tie in Floresta, All Boys surprised everyone when thrashing Rosario Central by 3–0 in the second leg played at Gigante de Arroyito. Therefore, the club returned to the top division of Argentine football after 30 years of playing in lower divisions.
In 2010 Apertura, All Boys achieved victories over Independiente, Estudiantes de La Plata, River Plate, amongst others, finishing in the 8th position. In May 2014 is relegated to the Primera B Nacional All Boys' most well-known rivalry is that with Nueva Chicago; this rivalry is considered by many to be one of the most attractive outside of the First Division rivalries. It was born when these two teams played their first professional match in 1937; this first match ended in a 4–4 draw. The second game had to wait until 1941, because the Torito had fallen to Primera C division in 1937 and returned only after 3 years. "Albo" won that match 3 -- 1 in Mataderos. From that time forward All Boys maintains the advantage in wins over Nueva Chicago, an advantage they have never lost; this rivalry has seen more than 90 official matches. All Boys' original rival is Argentinos Juniors, due to the proximity of their respective neighborhoods but since most of the time they have played in different categories, the rivalry isn't as intense as with Nueva Chicago.
These two institutions clashed on more than 60 occasions. All Boys has a fierce rivalry with Atlanta. Both neighborhoods are close to each other and it was a pretty common fixture as both clubs would find themselves in the same league for many years. It's sai
Jorge Alberto Francisco Valdano Castellanos is an Argentine former footballer and the former general manager of Real Madrid. He was born in Las Parejas, Santa Fe Province, played as a forward throughout his footballing career, he is working as a commentator for BeIN Sports. He had a major influence in Argentina's 1986 World Cup triumph, including a goal in the final, the Real Madrid striker scored a total of 4 goals in the 1986 World Cup, played a major role in Argentina's 1986 World Cup victory. With the Argentina national team, Valdano took part at the 1975 Copa América as well as the 1982 and 1986s FIFA World Cups, the latter of which Argentina won, he scored four goals in the 1986 tournament, including Argentina's second goal against West Germany in the final. In total, he earned 23 caps for his nation between 1990, scoring seven goals. Although he played for Newell's Old Boys, Alavés and Real Zaragoza, his most successful period at club level was at Real Madrid, where he won La Liga twice, the Copa de la Liga and two UEFA Cups.
As a manager, he coached Spanish sides Real Madrid and Valencia. Considered a benchmark for the way he addressed various football clubs, Valdano participated in 2013 at the World Leadership Forum and in the World Business Forum in Mexico City, where he associated the world of sports and business behind it, where he listed the 11 powers of leadership, based on his last book. Valdano is sometimes nicknamed "The Philosopher of Football", he was part of the Argentine team that won the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, a starter for La Liga giants Real Madrid, became sporting director of the Spanish club. Valdano started playing when he was 16 years old for Rosario's club Newell's Old Boys, where he started playing professionally, as well as with the Argentina national football team, in 1972. In 1975, he was transferred to Alavés of the Spanish Segunda División, where he played until 1979. In that year, he moved to Real Zaragoza of the Primera División, to Real Madrid in 1984, playing with the Quinta del Buitre.
He helped them win the UEFA Cup in 1985 and 1986, scoring once in the 1985 final and twice in the 1986 final. Stricken by hepatitis, he decided to retire in 1988 and became a sports commentator and Real Madrid youth team coach. In the 1991–92 season, he became head coach of Tenerife, helping it avoid relegation and qualify for the UEFA Cup in the following season, he returned to Real Madrid, now as a coach, led them to the 1994–95 Liga title. He coached Valencia in 1996–97 before becoming Real Madrid's sporting director until his resignation in June 2005. In June 2009, he again returned to Real Madrid as presidential aide, he was sacked from the position on 25 May 2011, after his relationship with the coaching staff head coach José Mourinho, had deteriorated. Valdano played 23 times for the Argentina national team between 1975 and 1990, scoring seven goals, four of them in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, including one against West Germany in the final. Other than the 1986 triumph, he took part in the 1975 Copa América and the 1982 World Cup, but missed most of the latter tournament after being injured in Argentina's second game, against Hungary.
Valdano wrote the book Sueños de fútbol and edited the book Cuentos de fútbol by diverse authors. Real Madrid's former captain Raúl named his first-born son in honour of Valdano. Newell's Old BoysArgentine Primera División: 1974Real MadridLa Liga: 1985–86, 1986–87 Copa de la Liga: 1985 UEFA Cup: 1984–85, 1985–86 ArgentinaFIFA World Cup: 1986 La Liga Foreign Player of the Year: 1985–86 Real MadridLa Liga: 1994–95 Football is beginning to be a lie well documented by the media. Maradona has no peers on the pitch, but he has turned his Life into a show, is now living a personal ordeal that should not be imitated; the coach proposes and the player disposes, but the limits that the tactics impose on us are every day obfuscating more the expression of new talents. A pity; every team, good to the ball, is good to the whole public. The bacillus of efficiency has attacked football, some dare to ask what's the point in playing well. I feel tempted to tell about the time they dared to ask Borges what is poetry for, to which he answered: "What is a sunrise for?
What are caresses for? What is the smell of coffee for?" Each question sounded like a sentence: they are for pleasure, for emotion, for living. Football is made up of subjective feeling, of suggestion - and, in that, Anfield is unbeatable. Put a stick with shit hanging from it in the middle of this passionate, crazy stadium and there are people who will tell you it's a work of art. It's not: it's shit hanging from a stick if football is going the way Chelsea and Liverpool are taking it, we had better be ready to wave goodbye to any expression of the cleverness and talent we have enjoyed for a century. Football is an excuse to make us happy. Martin, Carmelo. Valdano: Sueños de fútbol. P. 179. ISBN 84-03-59703-7. Valdano, Jorge. Cuentos de fútbol. Valdano, Jorge. Cuentos de fútbol II. Valdano, Jorge. Los cuadernos de Valdano. Valdano, Jorge. El miedo escénico y otras hierbas. Jorge Valdano – FIFA competition record Jorge Valdano at National-Football-Teams.com Q & A with Valdano at BBC Sport
Football Club de Sion known as FC Sion or Sion, is a Swiss football team from the city of Sion. The club was founded in 1909, play their home matches at the Stade Tourbillon, they have won the Swiss Super League twice, the Swiss Cup in 13 of their 14 appearances in the final, the most recent being in 2015. The first team of the club was known as their incorporated name Olympique des Alpes SA. FC Sion were founded in 1909 by Robert Gilliard, who became club captain, played their first match the same year, a 3–2 win against FC Aigle; the club grew thanks to contributions from locals, played their first competitive league fixture in 1914, again a 3–2 victory, against FC Monthey. In 1919, Sion formally organised its managerial structure, with Gilliard becoming vice-president and Charles Aymon taking the presidency. From 1932, Sion played in the fourth tier of Swiss football, where they spent much of the next 20 years interrupted by promotion to the third tier in 1944 followed by relegation in 1946.
In 1952, Sion returned to the third tier. Five years Sion gained promotion again to the National League B, followed five years by promotion to the National League A in 1962. 1965 saw. The 16,263 capacity Stade Tourbillon was opened in August 1968, but the club was relegated in 1969. Sion returned to the National League A at the first attempt and secured a second victory in the Swiss Cup, winning 3–2 against Neuchâtel Xamax in 1974. Sion would go on to perform well in the Swiss Cup, with victories in 1980, 1982, 1986 and 1991; this period of success saw the renovation and expansion of the Tourbillon in 1989, was crowned with Sion's first Swiss League Championship in 1992. More success in the Swiss Cup followed, winning the tournament in three consecutive years from 1995 with victories over Grasshopper and Luzern, their win against Luzern in 1997 secured Sion their only domestic double, having won the Swiss League. However, the club fell into financial trouble, having narrowly avoided bankruptcy due to its purchase by Gilbert Kadji, the club suffered relegation in 1999.
Despite returning to the top division the following season, financial problems plagued the team, culminating in relegation in 2001, the departure of Kadji and a denial of a professional license in 2003. The club was saved by architect and former footballer Christian Constantin, they were re-instated into the second division in October 2003. Constantin spent the following seasons rebuilding the club, with the club going through 20 managers in the following eight years, including taking the role himself twice, in a bid to financially stabilize, he was rewarded in 2006 with promotion back to the Super League, as well as a victory in the Swiss Cup, becoming the first second tier team to achieve this, with a 5–3 penalty shoot-out victory over Young Boys after a 1–1 draw. In 2008, controversy came to Sion when they signed Essam El-Hadary, leading to a two-year "registration period" ban for Sion from June 2009, an international playing ban for El-Hadary for four months, due to El-Hadary still being under contract at his former club Al Ahly.
Sion appealed this action, but the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland confirmed the FIFA, DRC and Court of Arbitration for Sport decisions in 2009 and 2010 respectively. However, the lengthy legal battle meant the ban was only instituted beginning in the winter transfer window of the 2010–11 season. Although gaining a place in the qualifying round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League by winning the previous season's Swiss Cup, Sion were excluded from the Europa League by UEFA after fielding ineligible players in their play-off victory against Celtic. On 2 September, the Swiss Football League rejected the registration of Brian Amofa. On 30 September 2011, the SFL decided to provisionally qualify the six new signings, namely Stefan Glarner, Billy Ketkeophomphone, Mario Mutsch, Pascal Feindouno, José Gonçalves and Gabri, to comply with the ongoing legal process. Sion sued the SFL and UEFA in the Tribunal Cantonal de Valais and the Tribunal in Vaud, however both actions were dismissed; the club's earlier appeal was dismissed by UEFA Appeals Body on 13 September.
Sion sued the SFL and UEFA in the CAS, but withdrew the former claim. The hearing of the latter claim was set on 24 November. On 25 October, the Discipline Commission of SFL suspended, it was reported that each player filed their legal claim in civil court instead of using the Swiss FA and CAS "sports court" system, which the ban was requested by FIFA. On 27 October, as a "provisional and super-provisional measures", UEFA invited Sion to a match schedule consultation once UEFA lost the legal battle. On 31 October 2011, Sion sent a complaint to the European Commission. FIFA won the legal battle in civil court in November; the civil court of Martigny and Saint-Maurice ordered FIFA to confirm the signing of those six players on 3 August, a consequence of lawsuit brought out by the players. On 16 November, the SFL appeal was upheld in the Valais canton court. On 15 December, the CAS upheld the complaints by UEFA, affirming its right to discipline Sion according to previous agreements; the CAS lifted the provisional measures ordered by the Tribunal Cantonal of Vaud on 5 October 2011.
After the ruling, FIFA threatened to suspend Swiss national and club teams from international competition if Sion were
Ulrich "Uli" Stielike is a German former footballer, the head coach of Tianjin Teda FC of China's Super League. A central midfielder or sweeper, Stielike was well known for his stamina and footballing intelligence. Stielike is one of a small handful of players to have played in all 3 European club finals, the FIFA World Cup Final and the UEFA European Championship Final. Stielike was a West Germany youth international for hometown club SpVgg Ketsch when he got signed by UEFA Cup runner-up Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1973, first coming to action as a full back for the two times German Bundesliga champion. Playing in defending midfield for his club, afterwards, he was part of the Mönchengladbach team that won the Bundesliga titles in 1975, 1976 and 1977, the UEFA Cup in 1975 and gained a runner-up medal in the European Cup in 1977 following a 1–3 against Liverpool F. C. in Rome. In five seasons he amassed. Ahead of the 1977–78 season, Stielike moved on to join Real Madrid to become a reliable fan-favourite in his eight years with Los merengues.
His first three seasons at Santiago Bernabéu all ended in Real winning La Liga. In 1980 and 1982, he was part of the side winning Copa del Rey, in 1985 he added the Copa de la Liga, finished off his Madrid years with the UEFA Cup triumph of the same summer. Following representatives votes of Spanish paper Don Balón, Stielike was four times in a row selected'Best Foreign Player' in La Liga between 1978 and 1981. In 1985, Stielike joined Neuchâtel Xamax and won two Swiss Super League trophies in 1987 and 1988 with the club. Stielike retired from his playing career in 1988, he appeared for Mönchengladbach and Xamax in 83 matches in the European cup competitions. Stielike was capped in 42 internationals with West Germany from 1975 to 1984 with whom he won 1980 UEFA European Football Championship and the runner-up medal at the 1982 FIFA World Cup. Stielike did not feature for his country in the 1978 FIFA World Cup after the German Football Association under Hermann Neuberger had decided to force their national coaches to not select players playing their club football outside the Bundesliga.
A central figure for the defence of Real Madrid in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Stielike could only live up to those expectations in his duties for West Germany. Early hopes had been that he could be the ideal successor of legendary sweeper Franz Beckenbauer, with whom he played in a few internationals in the 1970s, but Stielike's playing strengths did not lend itself to that role. Stielike played in the now legendary semi-final match of the 1982 World Cup against France, which ended in a 3–3 draw after extra time. A famous photograph from the resulting shootout showed Stielike being consoled by a young Pierre Littbarski after having just missed a penalty, his head buried in Littbarski's shirt. West Germany won 5–4 on penalties, went on to lose 3–1 to Italy in the final. Stielike's final appearance for his country took place against Argentina in September 1984 in Beckenbauer's first match in charge of West Germany. Over those years Stielike scored three goals, the last in a 3–2 win over Bulgaria in Varna in February 1984.
Shortly afterwards he was named in Jupp Derwall's squad for the 1984 UEFA European Football Championship. After his retirement from his playing career, Stielike was the coach of the Switzerland national football team from 1989 to 1991 as successor of Daniel Jeandupeux and predecessor of Roy Hodgson. From 1994 to 1996, Stielike had managerial spells at club level with UD Almería in Spain and SV Waldhof Mannheim in the 2. Bundesliga in Germany. In 1998, Stielike had been interviewed by Egidius Braun, the chairman of the German Football Association, following a vacancy occurred through the resignation of Berti Vogts from the head coaching job of Germany in 1998, he believed Braun would offer him the succession of Vogts heading into an interview with kicker in this belief. After further talks with Braun had disclosed that Stielke would only be appointed assistant coach rather than head coach, Stielike had to retract some remarks. From 9 September 1998 to 7 May 2000, Stielike had been the assistant to Germany coach Erich Ribbeck.
Shortly before 2000 UEFA European Championship, which ended in a disaster for the Germans, Stielike stepped down from his role as assistant due to differences in some respects with Ribbeck. He was replaced by Horst Hrubesch for the tournament. Stielike spent six years working with different youth teams of Germany and manager of Germany national under-20 football team of 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship and 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. On 14 September 2006, Stielike penned a contract with to take over the Ivory Coast national football team in succession of Frenchman Henri Michel, subsequent to the elimination of the team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Stielike stepped down as Les Éléphants coach on 7 January 2008 due to his son's alarming ill health. On 1 February, Michael Stielike, 23, died after failing to receive a lung transplant, with his health deteriorating until he was put on life support. On 31 May 2008, he agreed to coach Swiss side FC Sion, but was fired on 3 November 2008. On 5 January 2009 he signed a contract with Al-Arabi Sports Club.
On 5 September 2014, Stielike was named manager of the South Korea national football team, signing a four-year contract running through the 2018 World Cup. In his first game in charge, South Korea defeated Paraguay 2–0 in a friendly match, his side began its 2015 AFC Asian Cup campaign with a 1–0 win over Oman, followed
Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as defender. Nicknamed El Cabezón, Ruggeri achieved success at the international level with the Argentina national team, being part of the teams that won the 1986 FIFA World Cup, two editions of the Copa América and the 1992 King Fahd Cup. At the club level, Ruggeri's most successful stint was with Argentine club River Plate, where he won the 1986 Copa Libertadores the 1986 Copa Interamericana and the 1986 Intercontinental Cup. Known for his rough style of play when marking opposing players and aerial ability, Ruggeri is considered one of the all-time best defenders to come out of Argentina. Following his retirement as a player, Ruggeri turned to managing, where he held posts in Argentina and Spain, his last job as a manager was in 2006 with Argentine club San Lorenzo. Since Ruggeri went on to have a career on Argentine television, as commentator on football shows, he is a member of 90 Minutos de Fútbol, which airs in Fox Sports Latin America.
Ruggeri started his career at Boca Juniors, playing with Diego Maradona, with whom he won a league title in 1981. In 1985, he moved to rivals River Plate, where he won the Copa Libertadores, the Intercontinental Cup and another league title in 1986. In 1988, he left for Europe where he played for Spanish clubs Logroñes and Real Madrid, where he won yet another league championship, he played for Vélez Sársfield, Ancona in Italy, América in Mexico, San Lorenzo and Lanús, where he ended his career. During his career he represented his country in three World Cups, captaining Argentina in the final two games of the 1994 competition, after Diego Maradona was expelled from the tournament. Ruggeri was a key piece in the Argentina teams that won the trophy in 1986 and lost the final to West-Germany in 1990. After losing to Romania in the 1994 tournament, Ruggeri retired from international football having played 97 international games, an Argentine record until it was surpassed by Diego Simeone. Ruggeri played in a national record he shares with José Salomón.
Ruggeri's son, Stephan, is a professional footballer. Ruggeri himself appeared on the 2016 edition of Bailando por un Sueño with Candela. Boca JuniorsArgentine Primera División: 1981 MetropolitanoRiver PlateArgentine Primera División: 1985–86 Copa Libertadores: 1986 Intercontinental Cup: 1986 Copa Interamericana: 1986Real MadridLa Liga: 1989–90 CONCACAF Champions' Cup: 1992San LorenzoArgentine Primera División: 1995 Clausura ArgentinaFIFA World Cup: 1986 Runner up: 1990 Copa América: 1991, 1993 FIFA Confederations Cup: 1992 South American Team of the Year: 1986, 1991 La Liga Foreign Player of the Year: 1989 Footballer of the Year of Argentina: 1991 South American Footballer of the Year: 1991 Olimpia Award: 1991 FIFA XI: 1991 Sports Illustrated on Ruggeri Ruggeri's Player statistics Oscar Ruggeri – Managerial statistics in the Argentine Primera at Fútbol XXI Futbol Factory profile at the Wayback Machine
Bernhard "Bernd" Schuster is a German former football player of the late 1970s through early 1990s who won club titles playing for the Spanish sides FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. He played as a midfielder and his nickname was “der Blonde Engel”. After retiring as a player he managed a number of European clubs, including Real Madrid, taking them to the league title in the 2007–08 season. Schuster started his professional career with 1. FC Köln at age 18 in 1978 after a number of promising performances with the West German Under-18 National team. Schuster left Köln after the 1980 European campaign to sign with Spain's FC Barcelona, where he flourished. During his career, he played for Atlético Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen. At his final team, the Mexican side Pumas de la UNAM he appeared in ten matches in spring 1997. Schuster was an important part of the FC Barcelona team during the 1980s, leading the game from midfield and scoring many goals, his club president Josep Lluís Núñez and some trainers like Helenio Herrera, Udo Lattek, Terry Venables and Luis Aragonés had difficult relations with him.
He won, the European Silver Ball in 1980 and Bronze Ball in 1981 and 1985. At age 21, in 1981, he received a bad injury on his right knee by Athletic Bilbao defender Andoni Goikoetxea, his move to Real Madrid was controversial due to the strong rivalry between Madrid. Bernd Schuster's style complemented the group of home-grown Madrid players known as la Quinta del Buitre who led the team to a dominance of the Spanish Championship through the 1980s. Schuster signed with Atlético Madrid in autumn 1990 and helped improve the performance of Atletico's traditional games based on backpasses, his long precise passes helped restore Atlético Madrid as a prominent club. In 1993, Schuster returned home to Germany to play for three seasons with Bayer Leverkusen. Despite his contributions, the club was unable to capture Bundesliga and German Cup titles but his performances inspired much of the country to push for a place for him in the 1994 World Cup squad. In the national TV-Station ARD "Goal of the year" election Schuster won the first three places in 1994.
In the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll to name the finest European players of the last five decades, Schuster finished 40th. He was part of the West German side that won the 1980 UEFA European Football Championship in Italy, appearing in two of Germany's four matches, his performances there helped him earn the Silver Ball Trophy honour as the Europe's second best player in 1980 behind Golden Ball winner, Germany team-mate Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. His refusal to take part in a match against Albania to be home for the birth of his second son David caused a sporting scandal at the time. Schuster retired from the German national team at the age of 24, due to his repeated disagreements with the German Football Association national team manager Jupp Derwall, teammates including Paul Breitner. According to Schuster, it was due to a major disagreement with the managements of both Barcelona and the German National Team on either side of a friendly match against Brazil. Overall Schuster won 21 caps for the West German national team Schuster was the coach of Fortuna Köln between 1 July 1997 and 30 June 1998.
Schuster was coach of 1. FC Köln from 1 July 1998 to 30 June 1999. Schuster was unable to get the club promoted. In 2000, he applied for the manager job at Scottish club Dundee FC, but the Dundee chairman rejected his application. Schuster became coach of Xerez on 26 June 2001. Schuster coached the team for two seasons; the second and third best seasons in the history of the club. However, he could not get the club promoted to La Liga. In June 2003, he accepted a deal to coach Shakhtar Donetsk starting on 1 July 2003. Schuster established a club record number of consecutive victories. However, the team did not win the championship and did not reach the final round of the Champions League with a match against Lokomotiv Moscow. Schuster was sacked on 5 May 2004, one week before his team played and won the Ukrainian Cup final in 2004, he went back to Spain in summer 2004 to coach Levante. Schuster was sacked on 1 May 2005; the sacking came. However, Levante fell to the Segunda División again. Schuster went to Getafe in the summer of 2005.
Schuster led them to their best season in team history under his guidance. Schuster coached Getafe in their second successful season and the team did better, seventh in La Liga. Getafe secured entry to the 2007–08 UEFA Cup as a result of reaching the final of the Copa del Rey after overcoming a 5–2 first leg semi-final defeat against Barcelona, beating them 4–0 in the second leg. Schuster was appointed coach of Real Madrid on 9 July 2007; as manager, he made a successful start with Real Madrid, taking them to top of the La Liga standings. Attacking football returned again to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium with Madrid having the strongest offence, not beaten at home from the start of the league and defeating their arch rival Barcelona at their home ground Camp Nou, increasing their lead to seven points between them and second place; the team qualified to the second round of the UEFA Champions League leading their group which contained Olympiacos, Werder Bremen and Lazio. He changed Real Madrid's style of play, switching from the defensive football during the reign of Fabio Capello to fast paced, attacking football.
After losing 2–1 to Roma in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League which meant the elimination of Real Madrid, many doubted that Schuster would continue to be Madrid's coach, but the club denied the allegations. On 4 May
Club Atlético Huracán
Club Atlético Huracán is an Argentine sports club from the Parque Patricios neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The club is notable for its football team, that plays in the Primera División, the top level of the Argentine football league system, its home stadium is the Estadio Tomás Adolfo Ducó. Huracán was founded on 1 November 1908 in the Nueva Pompeya neighbourhood of Buenos Aires; the club's name and nickname comes from the Huracán balloon flown by Jorge Newbery in 1909. Its supporters are called los Quemeros because the stadium is located in a former garbage burning area. Since its establishment, Huracán has won 13 domestic titles. Apart from those achievements, the team has finished as runner-up of the top division seven times. Huracán's historical rival is San Lorenzo de Almagro. Other sports practised at the club are artistic gymnastics, field hockey, roller hockey, martial arts and volleyball. On 25 May 1903, a group of boys from Nueva Pompeya, Buenos Aires, founded a football club under the name Los Chiquitos de Pompeya.
In 1907 the name was changed to Verde esperanza y no pierde. On 1 November 1908, a meeting was organised, therefore the club was named "Club Atlético Huracán", according to club's certificates, signed by José Laguna as the first president of the institution. In that meeting the white color with a balloon emblem on the chest, was established as club's jersey; this was established as the official foundation of Huracán. The balloon emblem was a homage to Argentine aviation-pioneer Jorge Newbery's, brought from France and first piloted by Newbery in 1909; the club asked Newbery for permission to use the balloon, which Newbery replied saying "I gave my most complete approval to the request, hoping that the team will honor the balloon that crossed three countries in a unique trip". When Huracán reached the first division, the managers sent a letter to Jorge Newbery that said: "Huracán has kept its promise, promoting three divisions, as your balloon crossed three republiques before, so your wish was accomplished" In 1910, Jorge Newbery was named "protector member" of the club.
That same year Huracán played in the Liga 43, where 43 clubs from second and fourth divisions took part of the championship. Huracán played its first matches in a field located in Traful streets, it was Jorge Newbery. Newbery negotiated the affiliation of the club to Argentine Football Association. In 1912 Huracán debuted in the third division. Huracán reached the Argentine Primera División two years debuting in the top division on 29 March 1914, with a 4–2 over Ferro Carril Oeste; the team finished 6th of 13 with 4 games won, five lost and three drew. The following seasons, Huracán made good campaigns finishing third in 1917 and 1919. In 1920 the team made a great season, finishing runner-up of Boca Juniors but winning its first title the Copa Estímulo, awarded to the club after Banfield resigned to play the final game, but the first league title would be win a year after, when Huracán was crowned champion after a great campaign that include 14 victories and only one loss in 18 matches played.
The team reached a mark of 54 goals. Huracán had the topscorer of the tournament, Guillermo Dannaher with 23 goals. Just one season after, Huracán won another championship, the 1922 Primera División, winning 13 of 16 matches played with only one loss. In 1923 the tournament was suspended with Huracán placed first and Boca Juniors in the second position. Therefore, both teams have to play a match in order to crown a champion, won by the Xeneize 2–0; that same year the club won the Copa Dr. Carlos Ibarguren, defeating Newell's Old Boys by 1–0 after a 1–1 tie in the first match; the third Primera División title for the club came in 1925, after a playoff match where Huracán defeated Nueva Chicago due to both teams had finished in the first position at the end of the tournament. The playoff match was played at Sportivo Barracas stadium. Huracán had finished the regular season with 18 games won, two drew and one loss over 21 games played; the team scored 51 goals and conceded only 12. Huracán won the Copa Dr. Ibarguren defeating Rosarino team Tiro Federal by 2–1.
The team made good campaigns during the successive years, in 1928 Huracán won its 4th. Primera División title, after a long season of 35 games played. Huracán won 28 games, with 5 lost, scoring 73 goals; some highlights for the team include victories over Boca Juniors, River Plate, Lanús. Guillermo Stábile was team's topscorer with 24; the team was one of the most successful teams during those years, winning four titles and always finishing in the top-ten with the exception of 1930 when it was placed 14th. One of its most notable players was Guillermo Stábile, club's top scorer before being traded to Genoa in 1930. Huracán did not got any important achievement during the first years of professional era. In 1939, with Tomás Ducó as president, Huracán acquired the lands where the club would built its facilities and stadium; the works finished in September 1947 with a celebration that included a friendly match against Boca Juniors. In 1949 Huracán finished last along with Lanús so both teams had to play two matches in order to