Club Progresista

Club Progresista (formerly "Club Social y Deportivo Progresista") is an Argentine sports club based in the Piñeyro district of Avellaneda Partido, Greater Buenos Aires. The club has been regarded for its football squad that played in Primera División during the 1920s.

Progresista
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Full nameClub Progresista
Nickname(s)Progre
Founded1902; 118 years ago (1902) [1]
GroundArenales y Sgto. Cabral, Gerli
ChairmanUbaldo Peloni [2]
LeaguePrimera División
192617° (relegated)

Apart from football, sports practised at Progresista nowadays are basque pelota, swimming and taekwondo.[1]

HistoryEdit

 
The team that won its only AFA title, the 1935 Tercera División championship.

During its first years of existence, Progresista had a strong rivalry with El Porvenir, a neighbor club from Gerli.[3][4]

The football squad debuted in the 1922 season playing the official AFA championship after the association split into two bodies in 1919. Progresista played at the top level of Argentina until 1926 when AFA and dissident AAmF merged. Therefore Progresista was relegated to Segunda División along with Alvear, Argentino de Banfield, Boca Alumni, Del Plata, General San Martín, Palermo, Sportivo Balcarce, Sportivo Dock Sud, Sportsman and Universal.[5]

Since then, Progresista participated in the lower divisions of Argentine football, winning the 1935 Tercera División championship.[6] Three years later, the club disaffiliated from the Association.[7]

Notable playersEdit

Antonio Sastre, one of the most notable players in the history of Club Atlético Independiente and inducted member into the AFA Hall of Fame, began his career playing at Progresista.[1] Sastre was a skilled playmaker that could play in several positions on the field. He played a total of 340 matches with Independiente, scoring 112 goals and winning the 1938 and 1939 league titles, sharing duties with Vicente de la Mata, Arsenio Erico and José Zorrilla.[8]

The only Progresista players to have played for the Argentina national team were Juan Carlos Lalaurette and Juan Bianchi. They were part of the squad in the South American championships of 1923 and 1925 respectively.[9]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "El Club Progresista de Piñeyro celebra sus 113 años de vida" on La Ciudad Diario de Avellaneda, 23 Feb 2015
  2. ^ "PIÑEYRO: NUEVAS OBRAS EN EL MÍTICO CLUB PROGRESISTA", En la Mira.com
  3. ^ El Porve Archived 2016-08-13 at the Wayback Machine on La Gaceta de Lanús
  4. ^ "El Porvenir de Gerli", 19 Feb 2010
  5. ^ Argentina 1926 at RSSSF
  6. ^ Tercera División - Campeones on AFA website, 11 Aug 2013 (Archive)
  7. ^ Desafiliados: Progresista on Piel de Ascenso website
  8. ^ "Antonio Sastre, el hombre orquesta", El Gráfico, 19 May 2015
  9. ^ Club Progresista history and data by Jorge Gallego on Fútbol Interior