Central Córdoba de Rosario
Club Atlético Central Córdoba, usually just Central Córdoba, is an Argentine football club based in the city of Rosario, Santa Fe. The team currently plays in Primera C Metropolitana, the regionalised fourth division of the Argentine football league system.
|Full name||Club Atlético Central Córdoba|
|Founded||20 October 1906|
|Ground||Estadio Gabino Sosa, Rosario, Santa Fe|
The nickname "Charrúas" was born from a misspelling, when the journalist Alejandro Berrutti wrote an article in "La Nota" (a satirical newspaper printed in Rosario) where he wrongly named "Arturo Charrúa" to Arturo Charra, the manager who represented Central Córdoba in the Rosario Football League. This mistake has remained as the most popular nickname for Central Cordoba since then, such as the Club and players as its supporters too.
Some of the most highlighted footballers were Gabino Sosa (who gave his name to the stadium), Vicente De la Mata -although he spent most of his career in Independiente-, and Tomás "El Trinche" Carlovich, who has been recognized by Diego Maradona and José Pekerman as the best domestic football player ever. Carlovich's legend rose during a friendly match between a team formed by some prominent Rosarino players, such as Daniel Killer, Mario Kempes, Mario Zanabria, Gabriel Caballero and Carlovich, and the Argentina national football team which was to dispute the 1974 World Cup.
At the end of the first half, the Rosario team was defeating Argentina 3–0. The journalist attending the match stated that Carlovich's performance during the first 45 minutes had been so outstanding that national team coach Vladislao Cap, asked the Rosario coach if Carlovich could be substituted at halftime. Rosario's coach agreed to that requirement so Carlovich did not play the 2nd half, with Rosario winning the match 3–1.
Another notable player was Daniel "Pato" Núñez, who is the all-time leading scorer, and Andrés Radice. Central Córdoba played in Argentine Primera División in 1958 and 1959.
- Por qué nos dicen "Charrúas" (in Spanish)
- The "Campeonato del Litoral" was organized in 1939 by the Asociación Rosarina de Fútbol (the Football Association from Rosario), in order to supply the absence of Rosario Central and Newell's Old Boys, which had begun to participate in Argentine Primera División. Teams from Santa Fe and Paraná were also invited.
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