Defensores de Belgrano

Club Atlético Defensores de Belgrano (usually known as "Defensores de Belgrano") is an Argentine sports club from Nuñez, Buenos Aires. The football team currently plays in Nacional B, the regionalised second division of the Argentine football league system.

Defensores de Belgrano
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Full nameClub Atlético Defensores de Belgrano
Nickname(s)Defe, El Dragón (The Dragon)
Founded25 May 1906; 115 years ago (1906-05-25)
GroundEstadio Juan Pasquale, Belgrano, Buenos Aires
ChairmanMarcelo Achile
ManagerFabian Nardozza
LeagueNacional B
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Defensores has never played in the top flight of Argentine football since the professional era begun, although it spent a number of seasons in Primera during the Amateur era before 1931.


Defensores de Belgrano was founded on 25 May 1906 by a group of young people who wanted to participate in the football leagues of Buenos Aires. The team made its debut in Primera División in 1915, being relegated to the second division at the end of that season.[1] The team returned to Primera for the 1918 season, remaining there until 1934 when the Asociación Amateurs Argentina de Football (AAF) (where Defensores played) merged with the professional league, being all the AAF relegated to second division.[2]

The 1967 team that won the Primera B title that year.

During the amateur era, the team's color's were light blue and light pink but would later be changed to the red and black colors that have remained since then. The stadium was at the Plaza Alberti in the suburb of Belgrano, Buenos Aires.

In 1934 two players of the club, Ernesto Belis and Luis Izetta went on to play for the Argentina national team in the 1934 FIFA World Cup held in Italy that year.

For many decades Defensores played the league games between the B and the C League's, gaining promotion and also being relegated. Throughout that period a rivalry against Platense was developed.

In August 2011, the veteran 37-year-old player Ariel Ortega (who had been played for All Boys during the 2010–11 season) was signed by Defensores de Belgrano.[3] The "Burrito" made his debut in the match against Deportivo Morón scoring a goal by penalty shot.[4]

Estadio Juan PasqualeEdit

The Estadio Juan Pasquale is located in the Nuñez district of Buenos Aires. It is approximately 10 walking blocks away from Monumental stadium. The street's surrounding the Juan Pasquale contain many grafitied wall's and objects in tribute of Defensores de Belgrano, and are the meeting points of many of the club's supporters which begin walking in large groups upon their arrival to the stadium.[5][6] The capacity of the stadium holds 9,000 people.

Current PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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 Albano Anconetani
GK   ARG Cristian Cottone
GK   ARG Cristian Moyano
DF   ARG Luciano Goux
DF   ARG Alan Giménez
DF   ARG Ariel Groothuis
DF   ARG Nicolás Pacheco
DF   ARG Tomás Paschetta
DF   ARG Alexis Vega
DF   ARG Miguel Angel Barbieri
DF   ARG Leandro Caballero
DF   ARG Francisco Martínez
DF   ARG Christian Moreno
MF   ARG Matías Italiani
MF   ARG Maximiliano Serrano
MF   ARG Nahuel Fioretto
MF   ARG Juan Manuel Sosa
MF   ARG Rubén Enrique
FW   ARG Federico Amaya
MF   ARG Ramiro Galante
MF   ARG Gonzalo Vergara
MF   ARG Gonzalo Ritacco
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ARG Hugo Zarco
MF   ARG Ezequiel Messina
MF   ARG Maximiliano Bonanno
MF   ARG Franco Ruiz
MF   ARG Cristian Podestá
MF   ARG Nicolás Del Priore (on loan from Independiente)
MF   ARG Marcos Giménez
MF   ARG Lautaro Mur
MF   ARG Saúl Nelle (on loan from Independiente)
MF   ARG Jonathan Osan
MF   ARG Nahuel Peralta
FW   ARG Lautaro Schinnea
FW   ARG Gonzalo Gil
FW   ARG Lucas Buono
FW   ARG Jorge Chiquilito
FW   ARG Diego Gamarra
FW   ARG Ezequiel Aguirre
FW   ARG Gonzalo Aquilino
FW   ARG Diego Dorregaray
FW   ARG Kevin Dubini

The club operates its junior divisions, beginning from age categories of Sub-7 until Sub-20 level.

Former playersEdit



  1. ^ Argentina 1915 at RSSSF Archived May 30, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Argentina 1934 (amateur) at RSSSF
  3. ^ Ortega continuará su carrera en Defensores de Belgrano
  4. ^ Defensores de Belgrano, el noveno club en la carrera de Ortega Archived 2009-07-08 at the Wayback Machine Télam, 2011-08-25
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-02-24. Retrieved 2009-11-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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