Club Almagro

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.

Almagro
Escudo del Club Almagro.svg
Full nameClub Almagro
Nickname(s)Tricolor
Founded6 January 1911; 110 years ago (1911-01-06)
GroundEstadio Tres de Febrero, José Ingenieros, Buenos Aires
Capacity19,000
ChairmanJulián Romeo
ManagerGastón Esmerado
LeaguePrimera B Nacional
2018–194th
(Semi-finals Torneo Reducido)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

 
The team that won the Primera B title in 1937.
 
In 1968 Almagro won another title and promoted to Primera.

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.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

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.

In 2000 Almagro returned to Primera División after beating Instituto de Córdoba by 1–0 (2–1 on aggregate) at relegation playoffs (named "Promoción" in Argentina).

PlayersEdit

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.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ARG Lucas Calviño
GK   ARG Fermín Holgado
GK   ARG Christian Limousin
DF   ARG Ramiro Arias
DF   ARG Nicolás Arrechea
DF   ARG Nahuel Basualdo
DF   URU Sebastián Diana
DF   ARG Marco Lambert
DF   ARG Santiago López (on loan from San Lorenzo)
DF   ARG Luis Lorenzo
DF   ARG Norberto Paparatto
MF   ARG Brian Benítez (on loan from San Lorenzo)
MF   ARG Lucas Bossio
MF   ARG Alejandro Gallego
MF   ARG Germán Herrera
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ARG Gonzalo Jaque (on loan from San Lorenzo)
MF   ARG Iván Kabobel
MF   ARG Maxmiliano Rueda
MF   ARG Patricio Toranzo
MF   ARG Gustavo Turraca
MF   ARG Lucas Wilchez
FW   ARG Ramiro Ausa
FW   ARG Agustín Coscia
FW   ARG Ezequiel Denis (on loan from Independiente)
FW   ARG Román Martinangeli
FW   ARG Juan Manuel Martínez
FW   ARG José Méndez
FW   ARG Facundo Suarez
FW   ARG Jonathan Torres

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