Chacarita Juniors

Club Atlético Chacarita Juniors (usually known simply as Chacarita) is an Argentine football club headquartered in Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires, while the stadium is located in Villa Maipú, General San Martín Partido of Greater Buenos Aires.

Chacarita Juniors
Escudo del Club Atlético Chacarita Juniors.svg
Full nameClub Atlético Chacarita Juniors
Nickname(s)Funebreros (Undertakers)
Tricolor (Three-color)
Founded1 May 1906; 116 years ago (1906-05-01)
GroundEstadio de Chacarita Juniors, Villa Maipú,
General San Martín Partido
Capacity19,000[1]
ChairmanNéstor Di Pierro
ManagerPablo Centrone
LeaguePrimera Nacional
2021Primera Nacional Zone A, 16th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The squad currently plays in Primera Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 1 May 1906, in an anarchist Library[2] on the boundary between the Villa Crespo and Chacarita neighbourhoods. After a short period of institutional crisis, the club was re-opened in 1919.

 
Chacarita in 1924, when winning the División Intermedia title

The football squad promoted to Primera División in 1924, and continued playing at the top level after football became professional in 1931.

In 1940 Chacarita was relegated to the second division, but it lasted only one season. The team then moved to the General San Martín Partido in Greater Buenos Aires, next to the autonomous city of Buenos Aires.

 
The 1969 Torneo Metropolitano champions.

In 1956 Chacarita was relegated to the second division again, and won that championship the following year returning to Primera División. After 10 consecutive years at the top level, Chacarita won its only first division title, the 1969 Metropolitano championship.

In the following years the team performed badly and was relegated all the way down to the 3rd division in 1980. In 1984 Chacarita came back to the first division, but because of Hooliganism by some of its fans, the club was punished with a suspension for a month and a loss of 10 points; having missing those points, Chacarita could not avoid a new relegation to the second division.

After a long tenure in lower divisions (including the Primera C), Chacarita came back to the top division in 1999, where the team remained until 2004 Torneo Clausura, when it was relegated to the Primera B Nacional.

In the 2008–09 season the club finished 2nd, after a 1–0 victory against Platense, with a goal scored in the last seconds of the match. This victory secured Chacarita a return to Primera División after five years of being relegated.[3]

At the end of 2011–12 season, Chacarita finished 20th and therefore the Funebreros had to play two matches against Nueva Chicago (winner of Primera B Metropolitana's Torneo Reducido) to avoid being relegated to the lower division. Nueva Chicago won the series (1–0 and 1–1) and Chacarita was subsequently relegated.[4]

Kit evolutionEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
1906
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1920–present
 
 
 
 
 
 
1931(1)

(1) Used during the 1931 championship as a tribute to club's first jersey.[5]

NicknameEdit

The team got the nickname of Funebreros ("Undertakers") because its ground was near the La Chacarita Cemetery. The red color in its jersey (apart from black and white) is a reference to its anarchist origins.

StadiumEdit

 
Estadio Chacarita Juniors.

Chacarita's stadium was reopened on 30 January 2011, after its closure for a total rebuilt (which consisted in replacing the old wood seats for the more modern cement structures, according to safety regulations) since May 2008. As part of the celebration for the reopening, the club organized a friendly match between Chacarita and Argentinos Juniors (which ended 0–0). For this special event only 13,260 seats were available. Once the remodelling is totally finished, the stadium will be able to host an attendance of 35,000.[6]

The Governor of Buenos Aires Province, Daniel Scioli, was the most notable presence in the event and was the person who cut the ribbon to declare the stadium officially reopened. This act was made in front of the Isaac López stand, named as a tribute to the legendary goalkeeper who played the most games for Chacarita (343 matches, from 1937 to 1952).[7] Finally, a colorful set of fireworks closed the ceremony in Villa Maipú.[8]

The new stadium was erected in the same location where the old one was, in the Villa Maipú neighborhood, General San Martín Partido. The last game played by Chacarita before the remodelling had been on 21 October 2005, during a match for the Primera B Nacional championship. The rival was Tigre (which has a strong rivalry with Chacarita) and El Funebrero won 3–0.[6]

Coordinates: 34°34′02.6″S 58°31′41.4″W / 34.567389°S 58.528167°W / -34.567389; -58.528167

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 11 July 2022.[9]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ARG Gaston Brambatti
GK   ARG Federico Losas
GK   ARG Germán Salort
DF   ARG Juan Alvacete
DF   ARG Tomás Berra
DF   ARG Lautaro Formica
DF   ARG Leandro Lacunza
DF   ARG Alejandro Manchot
DF   ARG Abel Masuero
DF   ARG Federico Rosso
MF   ARG Exequiel Benavídez
MF   ARG Ricardo Blanco
MF   ARG Tobías Fernández
MF   ARG Hernán Fredes
MF   ARG Juan Cruz González
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ARG Rodrigo González
MF   ARG Enzo Hoyos
MF   ARG Saúl Nelle
MF   ARG Luciano Perdomo
MF   ARG Agustín Piñeyro
MF   ARG Mariano Del Col (loan from Fassano)
FW   ARG Nahuel Maidana (loan from Ferro)
FW   ARG Nicolás Chávez
FW   ARG Santiago Godoy (loan from Racing Club)
FW   ARG José Méndez
FW   ARG Facundo Parra
FW   ARG Ignacio Russo (loan from Racing Club)
FW   ARG Mauricio Tévez
FW   VEN Ronaldo Peña (loan from UCV)

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   ARG Facundo Tallarico (at Fénix de Pilar until 31 December 2022)
MF   ARG Gonzalo Groba (at Deportivo Riestra until 31 December 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   ARG Ariel López (at Fénix de Pilar until 31 December 2022)
FW   ARG Elías Alderete (at Estudiantes BA until 31 December 2022)

Former playersEdit

ManagersEdit

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Estadio de Chacarita Juniors on Estadios de Argentina
  2. ^ Zmag.org Archived 7 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Un equipo de Primera" (in Spanish). Diario Olé. 8 June 2009. Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  4. ^ "En un final para el infarto, Chicago se quedó con el ascenso y condenó a Chacarita" Archived 1 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Clarín, 30 June 2012
  5. ^ El Nacimiento de una Pasión: Historia de los Clubes de Fútbol, Alejandro Fabbri, editorial Capital Intelectual (2006) – ISBN 987-1181-83-3
  6. ^ a b Chacarita anuncia inauguración del nuevo estadio Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Aniversario del fallecimiento de Isaac López Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Chacarita estrenó su nuevo estadio Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Chacarita Juniors squad". Soccerway. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.

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