Deportivo Armenio

  (Redirected from Club Deportivo Armenio)

Club Deportivo Armenio is a football club from Ingeniero Maschwitz, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina. The team currently plays in the Primera B Metropolitana, which is the regionalised third division of the Argentine football league system.

Deportivo Armenio
Dep armenio logo.png
Full nameClub Deportivo Armenio
Nickname(s)Tricolor ("Three-coloured")
Founded2 November 1962; 59 years ago (1962-11-02)
GroundEstadio República de Armenia,
Ingeniero Maschwitz, Greater Buenos Aires
Capacity10,500
ChairmanLuciano Nakis
ManagerMario Gomez
LeaguePrimera B
2018-192nd (Promoted)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

 
The 1976 team that won the Primera C title

The club was founded in 1962 under the name Club Armenio de Fútbol by the Armenian community in Argentina. It changed its name in 1968, and was affiliated to the Argentine Football Association two years later. The original colours were black and white, but first changed to green and white stripes and then again to red and white. Nowadays, home uniform is red, orange and blue, inspired by the flag of Armenia.

The first official title won by Armenio was the 1972 Primera D championship, therefore promoting to the upper division, Primera C. Only four years later, the squad won another championship and promoted to Primera B.

 
Team that won the first Primera B Nacional championship in 1987

In the 1986–87 season of the Primera B Nacional (second division), Deportivo Armenio broke the division's record of most matches without losing, with a run of 38 games without defeat. The team's coach at that time was Alberto Parseghian (former goalkeeper of the team and of other Argentine clubs), and the captain was Miguel Gardarian. Following this successful run, the club gained promotion to the Primera División (first division). Their highest ever finish in the top division was 13th in the 1987–88 season, followed by relegation the season after (the 1988–89).

A notable game in the club's history was a 3–2 away win against River Plate in the 1987–88 season, after being 0–2 down. On that day, the 3 goals were scored by Raúl Wensel. Another important victory was in the same season against Boca Juniors, in La Bombonera. Armenio won that day 1–0 with a goal scored by Silvano Maciel. This match was the last one in Hugo Gatti's (Boca's goalkeeper) career, as the team's coach (José Omar Pastoriza) took him out of the starting lineup for his mistake in Maciel's goal.

Current squadEdit

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 Carlos Bengert
GK   ARG Federico Farina
GK   ARG Matías Villalba
DF   ARM José Andrés Bilibio
DF   ARG Ezequiel Cortés
DF   ARG Jesús Daniel Díaz
DF   ARG Sergio Luque
DF   ARG Nicolás Perassi
DF   ARG Marcos Torres
DF   ARG Claudio Villalba
MF   ARG Diego de la Vega
MF   ARG Mauro Frattini
MF   ARG Adrián Galeano
MF   ARG Eduardo Garay
MF   PAR Juan Cruz
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   URU Alejandro Reyes
MF   ARG Cristián Quiñonez
MF   ARG Rodrigo Pedraza
MF   ARG Sebastián López
MF   ARG Alejandro Orsi
FW   BRA George Dos Santos Paladini
FW   ARG Ricardo Blanco
FW   ARG Lucas Fernández
FW   ARG Matías Fernández
FW   ARG Diego Medina
FW   ARG Victor Hugo Gómez
FW   ARG Federico Pacheco
FW   ARG Mariano Baez
FW   ARG Sergio Rodríguez
FW   ARG Matías Conti

TitlesEdit

Runner-up: Banfield

Runner-up: Argentino de Quilmes

Runner-up: Liniers

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit