Club Almagro is an Argentine sports club from José Ingenieros, Buenos Aires, although its headquarters are in the Almagro district. The football team currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.
|Full name||Club Almagro|
|Founded||6 January 1911|
|Ground||Estadio Tres de Febrero, José Ingenieros, Buenos Aires|
|League||Primera B Nacional|
(Semi-finals Torneo Reducido)
Almagro was founded on January 6, 1911, in the Almagro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The club still has its sports facilities there for its members, but the football stadium (with a capacity of 19,000) is located in José Ingenieros, in the Tres de Febrero Partido of Greater Buenos Aires.
In 1919 there was a new splitting in Argentine football, so both leagues were played at the same time: official Asociación Argentina de Football (with one of Almagro predecessors, Columbian, as one of its teams) and dissident "Asociación Amateurs de Football". During that season, Columbian was going through a severe economic crisis, disputing its last game v. Boca Juniors in the 6th fixture. Some executives of recently promoted Club Almagro, leadered by Miguel de Zárate made Columbial a merger proposal, which was accepted.
Therefore, Almagro renamed "Sportivo Almagro" and continued playing in Primera División (debuting in the 7th fixture vs Platense) under its new denomination, which avoided the club to be disaffiliated.
Almagro played one year in first division in 1938 after winning the first second division tournament that awarded a promotion. Later the team won the 1968 second division tournament, but had to participate in the "reclasificatorio" tournament with first division teams and other second division teams and didn't win promotion.
The Tricolores played most of the time in second division, a few years in third division, but in 2000 and 2004 they won the promotion to Primera División, only to be relegated both times after only one season playing at the top level.
- As of 17 September 2019
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Argentina 1919 at RSSSF.com
- Historia del club Almagro
- "Una historia en tres colores", Clarín, 24 Jul 2000
- "Orígenes del Club Almagro", Almagro Mi Pasión (Archivo, 23 Abr 2009)
- "Tigre Campeón Intermedia 1912 – F.A.F." (Archivo, 2011)
- 1919 en El Sitio de Almagro Archived 2014-10-01 at archive.today
- Fútbol extinto: Columbian
- Historial de Campeones de la Segunda División – AFA website Archived August 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
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