Club Atlético Colón
Club Atlético Colón referred to as Colón de Santa Fe, is a sports club from Santa Fe, Argentina. The football team plays in the first division of the Argentine football league system, the Argentine Primera División; the club was founded on 5 May 1905, as "Colón Foot-ball Club" by a group of friends that were enthusiastic about football. It was named after Cristóbal Colón, whose biography was being studied by one of the boys at the time. In 1965 Colon won the Primera B title; the first game played by Colón in Primera was v Chacarita Juniors on 6 May 1966. After the first season in the top level Colón finished 16th, but the following year the structure of Argentine football was changed so as there were two championships each season, the Metropolitano and the Nacional, with entrance to the latter only available to the higher placed Metropolitano teams. Colon did not qualify for the Nacional until 1968, although the squad did managed a 6th place finish. Colón finished 2nd in their group in the 1972 Nacional.
In 1975 the team made a good campaign in the Metropolitano. This got better two years when Colón finished 5th in the Metropolitano, although the team struggled in the Nacional. In 1978 Colón reached the knockout stages of the Nacional but was beaten in the quarter-finals by Independiente. Colon was relegated from the Metropolitana in 1981 having won only 6 games that season It was to take 14 years for Colón to return to the top division. During the intervening period the team came close to promotion on a number of occasions, lost Promotion Play-off games in 1988–89 to arch-rivals Union 3–0 on aggregate, in 1992–93 Colón lost the championship play-off, being defeated by Banfield and failed to qualify through the secondary play-offs. After a few mid-table finishes Colón was placed 2nd in the 1997 Clausura tournament, team's highest placed finish to date; as River Plate won both titles that season, a play-off was required between the two runners-up. In December 1997 Colón defeated Independiente 1–0 to qualify for the Copa Libertadores 1998.
In the 2016-17 season, Colón drew an average home league attendance of 25,000. Colon made their South American debut in the Copa CONMEBOL 1997 against Universidad de Chile, they subsequently reached the semi-finals. They made their debut in South America's most prestigious club tournament the following season, their first game in the group stage was a 1–2 home defeat to River Plate, although they were still to qualify for the knockout stages. After beating Olimpia on penalties they were again drawn to play River Plate, but were defeated 5–2 on aggregate in the quarter-final. In 2003, they qualified for their 3rd different continental competition, they defeated Vélez Sársfield before losing to Boca Juniors; the club's current stadium is the Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López, which holds 33,500 spectators. The ground was inaugurated in 1946, received a renovation in 2002; as of 7 April 2019Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Antonio Mohamed Fernando Gamboa Mario Sciaqua Roberto Sensini Rubén Forestello Diego Osella Primera B: 1965 Torneo de Honor: 1950 Official Site
Club Atlético Monarcas Morelia is a Mexican professional football club based in Morelia, Michoacán, playing in Liga MX. The team plays its home games in Estadio Morelos. Club Atlético Morelia was founded November 1924, as "Oro Morelia" in Morelia, Michoacán. In 1950, Club Deportivo Morelia was among the teams. After the 1956–1957 season, in which they ended up in second place, they were promoted into the Primera División to replace Puebla. After an unsuccessful season, in 1968 Monarcas Morelia was relegated back to the Segunda División. During mixed 1968–1971 seasons, C. A. Morelia appointed Nicandro Ortiz as chairman. Ortiz strengthened its position in the league; the 1978–1979 season thrust Morelia into contention for promotion. In 1996 the major broadcast company TV Azteca bought the team. By the year 2000 the club were playing under the Monarcas moniker. In recent years Monarcas Morelia has been one of the main protagonists in the Primera División. Although the team had played Mexican professional football for 70 years, it had never won a first division tournament until winter 2000, when the club raised the cup after beating Toluca on penalties.
The team was crowned champions away in the Bombonera Stadium. The Morelos Stadium has never been the site of its team winning a final. On the day after the victory, a crowd that some estimate at 100 thousand people welcomed the team as it paraded along Morelia's main avenue, Avenida Madero on their way to the stadium where the crowd congregated as the team raised the cup and the fans congratulated the team for its first first division trophy. After missing the playoffs for three consecutive tournaments, Morelia finished in third place in the general table in the Apertura 2009. Morelia defeated Santos Laguna in 4 -- 2 on aggregate. Morelia was defeated by Cruz Azul in a semi-final, filled with controversy due to Cruz Azul player Joel Huiqui intentionally using his hand to hit the ball away and prevent Morelia midfielder Wilson Tíago from scoring. With a 2–1 aggregate score, Morelia was eliminated. Morelia qualified for the 2010 Copa Libertadores by ending in third place in the classification phase.
It was the second time that Morelia participated in the Copa Libertadores, the first being in 2002. Morelia was the Runner-up of the Clausura 2011, after a hard-fought final against Pumas. Pumas won the tie 3 -- 2 on aggregate. In 2010, Morelia became the SuperLiga champion, with a 2–1 victory in the finals over the New England Revolution in which Miguel Sabah scored both Morelia goals. On November 5, 2013 Monarcas Morelia won their first Copa MX title in a 3–3 match that went to penalties, where they would take the victory; this title allowed them to participate in the inaugural edition Supercopa MX, which they won against Tigres UANL with a global score of 5–4. After 15 years, a dismal 2014–15 campaign left Monarcas as one of the last teams in the relegation table, an aggregate of a clubs most recent points totals that decides which teams will be relegated; as a result, Enrique Meza was chosen to be the coach for the Apertura 2015 season. Meza had saved Morelia before, in the 1995–96 season.
After no notable improvement in team performance, Meza was let go from the position of head coach in 2016, with Roberto Hernandez taking over as interim manager. Hernandez's tenure would coincide with the signing of Peruvian forward Raul Ruidiaz on loan from Univesitario; the signing of Ruidiaz would prove to be crucial to the club's fortunes, as he would go on to score 20 goals throughout the 2016-2017 Liga MX season, finishing as top scorer with 11 goals in the Apertura and 9 goals in the Clausura. In the following season, Morelia was in danger of being relegated on the final match day of the Apertura, residing in last place in the relegation table and needing a victory over Monterrey to avoid the drop. Tied 1-1 in extra time, Raul Rudiaz scored a crucial winner that moved them out of the relegation zone, with Veracruz being relegated in their stead. Ruidiaz's goal additionally qualified them for that season's liguilla, its first since the 2016 Clausura; the club's colors are generated from the city's flag which are yellow and red, which are the same colors in the Spanish flag, because the city is a novohispana city.
In the club's beginnings the club went under the name of Oro and were known as the canarios until 1999 when the club changed its name to Monarcas, due to the 3 monarchs found in the city's flag, used from its foundation. First kit evolution 1924–1999 2000–present Towards the end of the 1980s it was decided that their stadium was lacking capacity and that a new stadium with a greater number of seats needed to be constructed. On April 9, 1989, after several construction delays, Stadium Jose Maria Morelos and Pavón was opened, the inaugural game was between Atlético Morelia and Club América; the stadium has an official capacity of 45,000, although on inauguration in 1989 it is estimated that more than 50,000 were in attendance. Morelia won the match with the score 2–1. In 2011, the stadium was given a new look, seeing as the FIFA U-17 World Cup was taking place in Mexico. Morelia has had some notable players in their history. Marco Antonio Figueroa is the club's all-time leading scorer with 130 goals.
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Argentina national football team
The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in football. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires. La Selección known as the Albicelestes, has appeared in five World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost 4–2 to Uruguay. Argentina won in their next final appearance in 1978, beating the Netherlands at extra time, 3–1. Argentina won again in 1986, through a 3–2 victory over West Germany, a tournament campaign led by Diego Maradona, they made the World Cup finals once more in 1990, lost 1–0 to West Germany following a controversial penalty call in the 87th minute. Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, made their fifth appearance in a World Cup final in 2014, again losing to Germany, 1–0 during extra-time. Argentina's World Cup winning managers are César Luis Menotti in 1978, Carlos Bilardo in 1986. Argentina has been successful in the Copa América, winning it 14 times, being second only to Uruguay in Copa América victories.
Argentina have won the'extra' South American Championships in 1941, 1945 and 1946. The team won the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 1993 Artemio Franchi Trophy; the Argentine olympic team won the Olympics football tournaments in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Argentina and France are the only national teams that have won the three most important men's titles recognized by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, the Olympic tournament, they have won their respective continental championship. Argentina is known for having rivalries with Brazil, Uruguay and Germany due to particular occurrences with one another throughout football history; the first match recorded by Argentina was against Uruguay. The game was held in Montevideo on 16 May 1901 and Argentina won 3–2. During the first years of its existence, the Argentina national team only played friendly matches against other South American teams; the reasons for this varied, including long travel times between countries and World War I. La Selección known as the Albicelestes, has appeared in five World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost, 4–2, to Uruguay.
Argentina won in their next final in 1978, beating the Netherlands, 3–1. Argentina, led by Diego Maradona won again in a 3 -- 2 victory over West Germany. Argentina last reached the World Cup final in 2014. Previous to this their last World Cup final was in 1990, which it lost, 1–0, to West Germany by a much disputed penalty. Argentina's World Cup winning managers are César Luis Menotti in 1978, Carlos Bilardo in 1986. Argentina has been successful in the Copa América, winning it 14 times and winning the "extra" South American Championships in 1941, 1945 and 1946; the team won the FIFA Confederations Cup and the Kirin Cup, both in 1992, the 1993 Artemio Franchi Trophy. An Argentina team won the Olympics football tournaments in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Argentina won six of the 14 football competitions at the Pan American Games, winning in 1951, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1995 and 2003. In March 2007, Argentina reached the top of the FIFA World Rankings for the first time; the first jersey worn by Argentina was a white shirt, when the national side debuted against Uruguay in 1902.
In August 1908, Argentina wore the white and light blue in vertical stripes jersey for the first time. That kit would become the official kit since then; the away kits have been in dark blue tones, varying the colors of shorts and socks. Argentina wore other uniforms a few times. One of them was on 3 June 1919 in Rio de Janeiro playing the "Roberto Chery Cup" against Brazil; that time Argentina wore a light blue kit, similar to Uruguay. The trophy was established by Brazilian Football Confederation for the benefit of Roberto Chery's relatives. Chery was Uruguay's substitute goalkeeper and died during the 1919 South American Championship after collapsing in a game against Chile. At the 1958 World Cup, Argentina wore Swedish club IFK Malmö's yellow jersey in the match against West Germany, as the team did not take away uniforms to Sweden. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Argentina wore a black away kit for the first time in their history; the first Argentina national team manager was Ángel Vázquez, appointed in 1924.
Guillermo Stábile is the manager with the most matches coaching the team. Here is the complete list of managers: Win Draw Loss The following 29 players were called up for two friendly matches against Venezuela and Morocco on 22 and 26 March 2019 respectively. Caps and goals correct as of: 26 March 2019, after the match against Morocco; the following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months. Champions Runners-up Third place Football at the Summer Olympics has been an amateur tournament from 1908 to 1988. Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992. Argentina has won 6 of the 14 football competitions at the Pan American Games, winning in 1951, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1995 and 2003; as of 16 October 2018, the ten players with the most appearances for Argentina are: As of 30 June 2018, the ten players with the most goals for Argentina are: Most goals scored in all international competitions, including friendlies: 65 – Lionel Messi, 2005– Most goals scored in official international competitions, including FIFA World Cup qualification and FIFA Confederations Cup: 38 – Gabriel Batistuta, 1991–2002 Most goals scored in all major interna
Club Santos Laguna S. A. de C. V. known as Santos Laguna or Santos, is a Mexican professional football club who were the champions of the Liga MX Clausura. Located in northern Mexico and representing the urban area of La Comarca Lagunera, made up of Torreón, Gómez Palacio and Lerdo Municipalities, Santos Laguna plays in Liga MX. Santos Laguna was founded in 1983 and reached Mexico's top division after buying the Ángeles de Puebla club; the club debuted in Mexico's top division in the 1988–89 tournament. They have won six tournaments: Invierno 1996, Verano 2001, Clausura 2008, Clausura 2012, Clausura 2015, Clausura 2018; the club reached the finals in the 1993–94 season, Verano 2000, Bicentenario 2010, Apertura 2010 and Apertura 2011. Santos Laguna won the Apertura 2014 Copa MX. Santos is the third football club formed in the Laguna region, after the unsuccessful Laguna Football Club and Football Club Torreon. In 2018, the club celebrated its 35th anniversary with a change in their logo. In a February 17, 2013 poll, by Consulta Mitofsky, it was the fifth-most-popular team in Mexico.
Santos Laguna was founded in 1983 by the Mexican Social Security Institute of the state of Durango as Santos IMSS. Since the late 1970s, the IMSS had sponsored a national football tournament with teams from across the country. Jose Diaz Couder, IMSS head of social services in Gómez Palacio, was invited to participate in the tournaments despite the fact that he did not have a team, he appealed to the players he knew to form a team, based on Asturias F. C. In 1987 Tuberos de Veracruz, part of the Segunda División de México, was purchased by IMSS and moved to Santa Cruz, Tlaxcala; the first Santos Laguna team spent less than a year in Tlaxcala before moving to Gómez Palacio. A lack of facilities spurred efforts to obtain Moctezuma Stadium in Torreon, owned by John Abusaid, the Saints made their first home in the former Estadio Corona. On September 4, 1988 Los Guerreros played their first game as Santos Laguna, winning 2–0; when the IMSS sold its professional sports clubs, Salvador Necochea Sagi bought Santos Laguna.
In their first year in the Second Division A, the Warriors avoided relegation with three wins, two draws and one loss. William Galindo, Carlos González, Julio Cesar Armendáriz, Tomas Moreno and Fernando de la Rosa were notable players. In 1989 Los Guerreros earned their nickname, their fan base grew, the club's owners bought the first Estadio Corona. The club underwent changes the following year, replacing its logo with the current one and playing in green and white stripes. Of the 18 founding members of the Second Division B, two won promotion to the first division: the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas and Santos Laguna. In 1988 Santos Laguna purchased the Puebla Angels, giving them Cristian Saavedra, Wilson Graniolatti, Martin Zuniga and Miguel Herrera and a record of three wins, four draws and one loss. Lucas Ochoa scored the club's first First Division goal and the Warriors, led by Carlos Ortiz, avoided relegation with Herrera's two goals paving the way for a 3–1 defeat of Atletico in Potosino.
In 1991, Grupo Modelo became majority owner of the club and Ramon Ramirez made his First Division debut with a goal against Club Deportivo Guadalajara. Late the following year, club president Armando Navarro Gascón and his wife were killed in an automobile accident. President Alberto Canedo and Chilean coach Pedro García arrived in 1993. Grupo Modelo made a strong investment in reinforcements, Antonio "El Turco" Apud, Daniel Guzmán, Olaf Heredia, Diego Silva, Héctor Adomaitis and Richard Zambrano who joined players coming from Second Division such as José Guadalupe Rubio and Pedro Muñoz; the 1993–94 season saw the team for the first time qualify for the playoffs in the First Division and managed to reach the final coinciding with their tenth anniversary of founding, though lost in overtime in the second leg of the final against Club Deportivo Estudiantes Tecos who were coached by Victor Manuel Vucetich. In 1994, key player Ramón Ramírez left for Guadalajara but Santos qualified for the playoffs a second time.
Los Guerreros participated in the 1995 CONCACAF Champions Cup, were eliminated in the first round by Deportivo FAS of El Salvador. Argentine Mauro Camoranesi played 13 games with Santos, scoring one goal before returning to Uruguay. Other notable players that season and the following one were Gabriel Caballero, Francisco Gabriel de Anda and Miguel España. Chilean Cristian Montecinos reached the third league during the 1996 regular season, Santos Laguna won their first First División title with new player Jared borghetti. In the Verano 1997 tournament, Santos Laguna was eliminated by Guadalajara 5–0 in the Estadio Jalisco. Santos Laguna played poorly in the Invierno 1997 tournament, winning three games out of 17 and tied for last in the standings with Pumas UNAM and UAG Tecos. In 1998 the club reached one of the two qualifying finals for the Copa Libertadores, played on September 9 in Los Angeles. In the summer 2000 season, Santos Laguna was strengthened by the arrivals of Rodrigo Ruiz and Luis Romero.
During the regular season, the Warriors lost only two games and finished second in the overall standings behind Toluca. In the 2001 summer season, the club won their second league championship. During the winter 2001 season Santos Laguna, with eight losses, failed to qualify for the play-offs and finished eighth overall. In summer 2002, the Warriors were fourth in the overall standings but were eliminated 1–0 in the semi-finals by Necaxa at the Estadio Corona. Santos Laguna qualified for the CONCACAF Champions Cup that year for the second time; the Warri
Diego Armando Maradona is an Argentine retired professional footballer and current manager of Mexican second division club Dorados. Many in the sport, including football writers and fans, regard him as the greatest football player of all time, he was joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé. Maradona's vision, ball control and dribbling skills was combined with his small stature, giving him a low center of gravity which allowed him to maneuver better than most other football players, his presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance, while he would be singled out by the opposition. A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro", a name that stuck with him throughout his career. An advanced playmaker who operated in the classic number 10 position, Maradona was the first player in football history to set the world record transfer fee twice, first when he transferred to Barcelona for a world record £5 million, second, when he transferred to Napoli for another record fee £6.9 million.
He played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Napoli and Newell's Old Boys during his club career, is most famous for his time at Napoli and Barcelona where he won numerous accolades. In his international career with Argentina, he scored 34 goals. Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 World Cup in Mexico where he captained Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the final, won the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player. In the 1986 World Cup quarter final, he scored both goals in a 2–1 victory over England that entered football history for two different reasons; the first goal was an unpenalized handling foul known as the "Hand of God", while the second goal followed a 60 m dribble past five England players, voted "Goal of the Century" by FIFA.com voters in 2002. Maradona became coach of Argentina in November 2008, he was in charge of the team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before leaving at the end of the tournament. He coached Dubai-based club Al Wasl in the UAE Pro-League for the 2011–12 season.
In 2017, Maradona became the coach of Fujairah before leaving at the end of the season. In May 2018, Maradona was announced as the new chairman of Belarusian club Dynamo Brest, he was presented by the club to start his duties in July. In September 2018 Maradona was appointed coach of Mexican club Dorados. Diego Armando Maradona was born on 30 October 1960, at the Policlínico Evita Hospital in Lanús, Buenos Aires Province, but raised in Villa Fiorito, a shantytown on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to a poor family that had moved from Corrientes Province, he was the first son after three daughters. He has two younger brothers, Hugo and Raúl, both of whom were professional football players, he was the fifth child and first son of Diego Maradona "Chitoro" and Dalma Salvadora Franco'Doña Tota'. Maradona's parents were both born and brought up in the town of Esquina in the north-east province of Corrientes Province, living only two hundred metres from each other on the banks of the Corriente River.
In 1950, they settled in Buenos Aires. At age eight, Maradona was spotted by a talent scout while he was playing in his neighbourhood club Estrella Roja, he became a staple of the junior team of Buenos Aires's Argentinos Juniors. As a 12-year-old ball boy, he amused spectators by showing his wizardry with the ball during the halftime intermissions of first division games, he named Brazilian playmaker Rivelino and Manchester United winger George Best among his inspirations growing up. On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors, 10 days before his 16th birthday, he entered to the pitch wearing the number 16 jersey, after the game said, "That day I felt I had held the sky in my hands." Maradona scored his first goal in the Primera División against Marplatense team San Lorenzo on 14 November 1976, two weeks after turning 16. Maradona spent five years at Argentinos Juniors, from 1976 to 1981, scoring 115 goals in 167 appearances before his US$4 million transfer to Boca Juniors.
Maradona received offers to join other clubs, including River Plate who offered to make him the club's best paid player. Maradona expressed his will to be transferred to Boca Juniors, the team he always wanted to play for. Maradona signed a contract with Boca Juniors on 20 February 1981, he made his debut two days against Talleres de Córdoba, scoring twice in the club's 4–1 win. On 10 April, Maradona played his first Superclásico against River Plate at La Bombonera stadium. Boca defeated River 3–0 with Maradona scoring a goal after dribbling past Alberto Tarantini and Fillol. Despite the distrustful relationship between Maradona and Boca Juniors manager, Silvio Marzolini, Boca had a successful season, winning the league title after securing a point against Racing Club; that would be the only title won by Maradona in the Argentine domestic league. After the 1982 World Cup, in June, Maradona was transferred to Barcelona in Spain for a world record fee of £5 million. In 1983, under coach César Luis Menotti and Maradona won the Copa del Rey, beating Real Madrid, the Spanish Super Cup, beating Athletic Bilbao.
On 26 June 1983, Barcelona defeated Real Madrid on the road in one of the world's biggest club games, El Clásico, a match where Maradona scored and became the first Barcelona player to be applaud
Calcio Avellino S.S.D.
Calcio Avellino Società Sportiva Dilettantistica is an Italian football club based in Avellino, Campania. The team plays in Serie D due to submitting unsatisfactory paperwork to Serie B, it is the official continuity club of U. S. Avellino, who went bankrupt in 2009 and was excluded from Serie B in 2018, admitted to Serie D by Article 52 of N. O. I. F. in the same year. The club was renamed as Associazione Sportiva Avellino 1912 in 2010 and restored to the original Unione Sportiva Avellino 1912 in 2015, before assuming the current denomination in 2018; the club was founded as U. S. Avellino during 1912 to give the town of Avellino a footballing representative; the early history of the club is quite obscure as they only competed at a lower level against regional sides. Avellino competed in IV Divisione from 1913 until after the Second World War. For the earlier part of their history the club did not achieve anything of note, until being placed in Serie C for the 1945–46 post-War season. In the 1946–47 season they narrowly missed out on getting through to the interregional final, after finishing third in their group.
Avellino beat out the likes of Catania and Messina to win promotion to Serie B at the end of the 1940s. However, the club were accused of match fixing and the federation decided to strip them of their promotion, instead relegating them down to Serie D. Although they were able to return to Serie C after one season, Avellino were relegated back down to spend six seasons in a row at Serie D level. Avellino returned, but in the space of six seasons, Avellino gained promotion to Serie C in three of them and were relegated back down twice. Avellino were promoted to Serie B in 1973 and Serie A in 1978. A remarkable feat for a southern provincial side was a 10-year stay in Serie A between 1978 and 1988, with the club holding a mid-table place for the majority of that period, their best finish was 8th in 1987, with a team starring Angelo Alessio, Paolo Benedetti, Franco Colomba and Dirceu. The club has tended to shift between Serie C1 in the years since. More the club marked a Serie B return after defeating neighbours Napoli in the Serie C1/B play-off finals.
An unsuccessful 2005–06 campaign ended in a loss on relegation playoffs to Albinoleffe. The 2006–07 season, with Giuseppe Galderisi as head coach replaced by Giovanni Vavassori, ended in a second place in the Serie C1/B regular season. However, this was followed by Vavassori's resignations on 16 July 2007, shortly after his confirmation as Avellino boss, being replaced by Maurizio Sarri two days later. Sarri himself resigned one month being replaced by Guido Carboni and Alessandro Calori. Despite this, the club did not manage to escape relegation; the club was however readmitted to Serie B on to fill a league vacancy created by Messina's disbandment. The team was therefore relegated. On 9 July 2009, the Covisoc organization announced that the team did not pass the financial requirements in order to be admitted to the league; the club was allowed to appeal the decision until 11 July 2009. On 11 July, Avellino failed to appeal the exclusion. A new club founded in the summer 2009 as Avellino Calcio.12 S.
S. D. Restarts from Serie D, finishing 5th, but 4 August 2010 they were admitted to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione to fill vacancies; this ordeal saw them become the latest in a long line of Italian clubs that have faced severe financial difficulties, such as Napoli and Fiorentina. In the 2010–11 season the team became Associazione Sportiva Avellino 1912 and played in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione finishing 4th, being defeated by Trapani in the play-off final, but 4 August 2011 it was admitted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione, again, to fill vacancies. In the season 2012–13 Avellino won Lega Pro Prima Divisione and the team obtains the promotion in Serie B. In 2018, Avellino was excluded from Serie B due to submitting a league membership paperwork, deemed as incomplete, due to a late bank guarantee. Due to this, new club was refounded within days in order to submit application to play at Serie D instead, its traditional colours are white. Avellino are nicknamed the "Lupi", which means wolf, their club crest displays a wolf head.
Avellino has many supporters despite the size of the town. Majority of fans come from the city and its neighbourhood but from northern Italy where many of them are emigrated. Principal rivalries are with supporters of other regional teams like Salernitana, Benevento and Juve Stabia. There are rivalries with Foggia, Taranto and Verona. Nowadays there aren't official twinnings but in the years of Serie A there was a twinning with Juventus. Friendships are with supporters of Messina, Trapani, Sambenedettese and Casertana. 10 – Adriano Lombardi, Midfielder – posthumous honor, number retired in 2007. 0+0 – Florinel Milog Tanase, Midfielder – posthumous honor, number retired in 2019. Serie C1 Champions: 2002–03, 2012–13 Runners-up: 1994–95, 2004–05, 2006–07 Coppa Italia Serie C Runners-up: 1972–73 Supercoppa di Lega di Prima Divisione Champions: 2013 Official Site
Club Atlético River Plate
Club Atlético River Plate is an Argentine professional sports club based in the Núñez neighborhood of Buenos Aires, named after the British English name for the city's estuary, Río de la Plata. Although many sports are practiced at the club, River is best known for its professional football team, which has won Argentina's Primera División championship a record of 36 times, being its latest title the 2014 Final. Domestic achievements include 11 National cups, with the 2017 Supercopa Argentina as the most recent; those achievements place River Plate as the most winning team of domestic competitions with 47 titles won in the top division. In Second Division, the club has won two titles, in 1908 and 2011–12. At international level, River Plate has won 17 titles, with 11 organised by CONMEBOL and other international bodies. River Plate's achievements include four Copa Libertadores, one Intercontinental Cup, one Supercopa Sudamericana, one Copa Sudamericana, two Recopa Sudamericana, one Copa Interamericana and one Suruga Bank Championship.
Furthermore, the club has won six tournaments organized by AFA and AUF together: five Copa Dr. Ricardo Aldao, one Tie Cup. In addition, River Plate's reserve team won the U-20 Copa Libertadores in 2012. In a survey published by the Argentine Football Association in 2016, 6 out of 11 players of the all-time Argentine national team had played for River Plate. In 2000, River Plate had been honored by FIFA as the 9th best club of the century in the world and the best Argentine football club in that ranking. Among other achievements, River Plate is at the top of the list in the All-time Argentine Primera División table, being the Argentine team with most won games, fewest defeated games, most points accumulated, most goals scored, fewest goals against and best goal difference since the first championship held in 1891 and is first in the Historical table of the Copa Libertadores being the South American team with most won games. River Plate is the first and only team to hold CONMEBOL's four current major international competitions, after winning the 2014 Copa Sudamericana, 2015 Recopa Sudamericana, the 2015 Copa Libertadores, the 2015 Suruga Bank Championship.
In 2000, River Plate was named by FIFA as the 9th club of the century and it was the best Argentine football club in that ranking. In 2010, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics placed River Plate in the 9th place in a ranking that included the best teams of the world during the 1990s and 2000s. River was the South American club with the best position in the table; the club was founded in 1901 and took its name from the common English name for the Río de la Plata. River has a fierce rivalry with Boca Juniors. Matches between them are known as Superclásico, the two teams' rivalry is amongst the most heated in the sport, due to their local and global popularity. River's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, known as El Monumental, located in the Belgrano district, the largest stadium in the country. Apart from football, the club hosts a large variety of sports such as athletics, basque pelota, chess, handball, gymnastics, field hockey, roller hockey, roller skating, taekwondo, volleyball, waterpolo and eSports.
River Plate was founded on 25 May 1901, close to the La Boca neighborhood. The institution was formed after the merger of two clubs, "Santa Rosa" and "La Rosales", with Leopoldo Bard being elected as its first president; the name was chosen because of an incident during the construction of Buenos Aires Port: one of the members had seen how the workers of Dique nº 3 left their duties for a while to play a football match. The boxes they were working with just said "The River Plate" and that inscription was taken to name the new club. River Plate affiliated to the Argentine Football Association in 1905, debuting in the third division against Facultad de Medicina. On 13 December 1908, the team was promoted to first division after beating Racing Club 2–1. However, the match was declared null due to River supporters jumping onto the field to celebrate with the players, so a new match had to be played. River again won to achieve promotion. In 1914 River won its first domestic championship, the Copa de Competencia Jockey Club and its first international title, the Copa de Competencia Chevallier Boutell.
The nickname Los Millonarios came after the acquisition of winger Carlos Peucelle in 1931 for $10,000 and Bernabé Ferreyra for $35,000 in 1932. In the following years, River Plate consolidated its place as one of the most popular teams of Argentina, the 20th century brought much success; the clubs record of 28 official tournaments saw. Notes Adidas has been River Plate's uniform supplier since 1982, becoming one of the company's largest sponsorship deals in the world, only behind German club Bayern Munich; the US$60 million partnership with the German sports company signed in 2015 marked the most expensive kit agreement in the history of Argentine football. As in many football shirts and sports in general, the team's jersey has a badge on its front, as a symbol of the institution; when the River Plate jersey was created it did not have a badge, its presence varied throughout the history, according to the designs of each era. It is embroidered on the jersey, with three colors, its format resembles that of the jersey, as it has a red stripe that crosses it, along with the acronym of the club in black, the background is white, in a stylized design.