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Club Estudiantes Concordia is an Argentine sports club located in the city of Concordia, Entre Ríos. The club is mostly known for its basketball team, which plays at Liga Nacional de Básquet, the top division of Argentine basketball league system. Estudiantes' arena is known as El Gigante Verde,[1] which has a capacity of 1,600 spectators.[2]

Estudiantes Concordia
Estudiantes Concordia logo
NicknameVerde
LeaguesLNB
FoundedMay 9, 1944; 75 years ago (1944-05-09)
ArenaSan Luis 418
Capacity1,600
LocationConcordia, Entre Ríos
Team colors         
PresidentHugo Galarza
Websiteclubestudiantesconcordia.org
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Association football is other notable sport of Estudiantes. In 2013 the team promoted to the first division of "Liga Concordiense de Fútbol", the regional league of Concordia.[3] The squad currently plays at Torneo Federal C, a tournament similar to the old Torneo Argentino C, where teams from regional leagues take part in.

Apart from basketball and football, other sports practised at Estudiantes are karate, artistic roller skating and volleyball.

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HistoryEdit

The club was established by a group of students ("Estudiantes" in Spanish) from the city of Concordia, with the purpose of joining students of the city through sports disciplines. At the beginning, association football was the main sport of the club. The green color represented "hope" and the white, "purity".

For over the years Estudiantes was adding activities, such as basketball. Estudiantes rented the facilities of Club Vasco on La Rioja and Catamarca streets, where works began to make the arena suitable for the practise of that sport.

In 1951, Estudiantes added a female basketball section. Eleven years later, the Municipality of Concordia gave Estudiantes a land next to Mitre Park, which was destinated to the practise of football until the 1990s when the Municipality took over the land again. Other sections added were karate (in late 1990s) and volleyball in 2003.

In 1984 Estudiantes promoted to the second division (Liga B), winning the championship one year later. Gustavo Aguirre, Eduardo Pagella, Eduardo López, Esteban de la Fuente and American James Milton Bradley were some of the notable players of that team, coached by Edgardo Vecchio.

Estudiantes won the last round of that tournament facing Ciclista Olímpico, Peñarol, Sportivo 9 de Julio, Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) and Sportivo San Salvador, winning the series with 6 victories and 4 losses therefore promoting the first division, Liga Nacional.[4]

Liga NacionalEdit

Estudiantes debuted in the first division of Argentina in 1987, playing its home venues at Ferrocarril stadium which has higher capacity. Estudiantes reaches the playoffs, being defeated by Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP). The next season the team also reached the playoffs when it lost to Deportivo San Andrés.

Estudiantes played its third season in 1989 but the club abandoned the championship for economic reasons. The LNB sent the team to the second division.[5] After playing in regional leagues, in 2011 the Basketball Clubs Association of Argentina approved the entry of six clubs to Torneo Nacional de Ascenso, being Estudiantes among them.[6] Estudiantes debuted in the second division playing the 2011–12 season, where finished 4th.

In the 2012–13 Estudiantes promoted to LNB, beating Quilmes de Mar del Plata, and San Martín de Corrientes at semifinals and finals, respectively. Estudiantes has been playing in LNB since then.

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

 
Logo of the basketball section
Estudiantes Concordia roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SF 0   Draper, Daviyon 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 24 – (1994-08-06)6 August 1994
PG 1   Vildoza, Leandro 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 24 – (1994-11-02)2 November 1994
PG 3   Cuelho, Santiago 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 22 – (1997-02-11)11 February 1997
C 4   Dominguez, Emilio 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 31 – (1987-12-13)13 December 1987
SG 9   Chourio, Pedro 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 29 – (1990-03-13)13 March 1990
SG 10   Zurbriggen, Alejandro 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1995-03-18)18 March 1995
C 11   Leiva, Martín 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 39 – (1980-04-23)23 April 1980
SF 22   Uranga, Sebastián 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 30 – (1989-04-25)25 April 1989
SG 23   Catani, Iván 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 20 – (1998-08-27)27 August 1998
SG 32   Gamboa, Eduardo 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 35 – (1984-06-11)11 June 1984
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 2019-05-01

Notable former playersEdit

HonoursEdit

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