Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy

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Club Atlético Gimnasia y Esgrima Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkluβ aˈtletiko ximˈnasja i esˈɣɾima], (usually known as Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy or GEJ) is an Argentine sports club based in San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy Province. The club was founded in 1931 and is best known for its football team, which currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.[1]

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Full nameClub Atlético Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy
Nickname(s)Lobo Jujeño
Founded18 March 1931; 88 years ago (1931-03-18)
GroundEstadio 23 de Agosto (La Tacita de Plata),
San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy Province
PresidentFernando Yecora
ManagerPopeye Herrera
LeaguePrimera B Nacional
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The team is one of the most important football clubs in the North-West region of Argentina. It played most of the time in the Argentine second division, although it has also played at the highest level of Argentine football, the Primera Division, in some occasions.


The first president of Gimnasia and one of the major drivers for the birth of this club Yufra was Thomas, who was president on three occasions. The first office was located in the Pasaje Ernesto Claros 280 to 1935 currently based in LaMadrid 459 a street in the city of San Salvador de Jujuy. The current president is Horacio Raúl Ulloa already spent 20 years at the helm of the institution. The Classic Jujeño, call the rivalry he has with Altos Hornos Zapla, "Los Merengues". The Classic North, meanwhile, is given by the rivalry he has with the Anthony's Youth Center Salta, "Saints Salta", although not officially dispute Argentine Football Association (AFA) tournaments for the different categories. The club is considered one of the Big Four of Jujuy football, being far more Jujuy club with 38 titles in total. The first president of Gimnasia and one of the major drivers for the birth of this club was Thomas Yufra, who was president on three occasions. The current president is Fernando Yécora, who succeeded Horacio Raúl Ulloa after 20 years as head of the institution.

First Participation in National cupsEdit

1945 Republic Cup Argentina:

Group AEdit

First Round

  • 28-10-1945 in Ledesma: Trade 2 Gimnasia Jujuy 3

Second Round

  • 04-11-1945 in Jujuy: Gimnasia Jujuy 3 Sp trade 2

Third Round

  • 11-11-1945 in Jujuy: Gimnasia Jujuy 2 Students 4 (Eliminated from the Copa)

The team was an animator on several National Championships (played between 1967 and 1985) getting to play a total of 8 times, which were in 1970, 1973, 1975 (it reached 4th place), 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981 (it reached the quarter final) and 1982. Participate Cup of Honor and was 10 times champion. After the National B formed in 1986, it took hold in the second category, descending to the tournament in 1988 Interior Led by Salvador Ragusa returns to the second division of Argentine football in 1993 and to the conduct of Francisco "Pancho" Ferraro in the 1993–94 season they got another promotion in a row and again after a 12 year absence in the first division, winning the championship that was on the tip from the first minute of the first game, this being a historical fact for Argentine football. they kept the first for 6 seasons (12 championships) more protruding who won 4th place in the 1998 Clausura championship The 1999–00 season was not good and they descended to the National "B" where they played 5 seasons alternating between good and bad campaigns. In the 2004–05 season with the technical direction of Francisco Ferraro in the Apertura 2004 (he was fourth) and Roberto Carlos Mario Gomez in the Clausura 2005 (he went first), they won promotion: in the final with CA Tiro Federal they failed to ascend but then they do (beating the mighty Huracán) to play the 2005–06 season, 2006–07, 2007–08 and 2008–09 in the first division. In the Clausura 2006 they complete another excellent campaign crowning another fourth in a championship where it was revelation. Their top scorer in the first division was Mario Humberto Lobo with 46 goals in the seasons of 1994 to 2000 and Hernán "Rifle" Castilian was the player with the most games played in the first division, with 145 games in the seasons 1994 to 2000. On the other hand, the player with most games wearing the coat of this club is Daniel "El Gato" Ramasco with 293 games, which exceeds the record of Alejandro Gonzalez, who played 275 games in the 90s.


  • 03-18-1931: Birth of Club Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy.
  • 06-09-1970: Debut in National AFA Tournaments versus Boca Juniors at La Bombonera, where they lost 3–1. The goal of the Lobo was made by Luis Alberto "El Mono" Siasia.
  • 18-03-1973: August 23 Stadium was inaugurated with a match against CA Vélez Sarsfield, winning 2–0.
  • 06-10-1986: Gimnasia y Esgrima are promoted to National "B" for the 1986–87 season after beating Talleres de Perico on penalties 3–1 after a 1–1 draw over 90 minutes. Manager was Vladem Lazaro Ruiz Quevedo, better known as "Delem". The game was played at the home stadium of Altos Hornos Zapla in Palpala.
  • 06-27-1993: The Wolf were champion of the Northwest zonal tournament. They played against Chacarita Juniors in the final (lost 1–0 and 3–1 first leg win on August 23 in overtime).
  • 25-06-1994: National Champion 1993–94 (won from end to end), ascending to the first division of Argentine football, where they remained until 2000.
  • 18-10-2003: Gimnasia reopened the restored home of Lamadrid street.
  • 18-06-2005: Champion of the Clausura 2005 National "B" tournament despite losing in Florencio Varela against Defensa y Justicia 1–0. Manager was Mario Gomez.
  • 02-07-2005: Gimnasia celebrated their return to Argentine Primera Division, where they remained until 2009, tying in the August 23 stadium 0–0. They beat in the final for the 2nd promotion to CA Huracán (having won 1–0 in Buenos Aires with a goal from Franco Sosa). Manager was Roberto Carlos Mario Gómez.
  • 08-06-2014: Gymnastics defined their tenure at the National B in a key game against Aldosivi of Mar del Plata. In that tournament the Lobos had remained in the relegation zone of Argentino A for 39 dates. Gymnastics defeated Aldosivi 3–1 with goals from Facundo Callejo, Matías Quiroga and Milton Céliz and manages to keep the category in Nacional B, after the defeat of their rivals Club Almirante Brown & C.A Brown Adrogué. That day will be remembered because the team never gave up and was saved from the dreaded relegation on the final date. From that day on, June 8, all these warriors are remembered and celebrated that day as the "Day of Jujuy swells wolf."


Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy
LocationSan Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina
Field size105 x 78 m
Opened18 March 1973
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy

The club's stadium is called "August 23", the club name that originated Gymnastics, Sports on August 23, which is the date the Jujuy Exodus recalls. It was inaugurated on March 18, 1973 and is located in the Luján neighborhood, at the confluence of the Avdas. The Exodus, Gral. Savio and Banner with Santa Barbara Street, south of the city access. It has a capacity of 23,000 spectators and the playing field dimensions are 105 by 78 meters, being in 2nd place behind the Estadio Monumental José Fierro (#1 in 33,000) of the largest stadiums in northwestern Argentina. It was co-host of 2011 Copa America. The nickname "La Tacita de Plata" is erroneously applied that derives from a confusion of local means as well and actually refers to the city of San Salvador de Jujuy.


Current squadEdit

As of 10 October 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Gonzalo Gómez
  GK Carlos Morel
  GK Carlos De Giorgi
  DF Joaquín Barro
  DF Dino Castagno
  DF Álvaro Cazula
  DF Leonardo Ferreyra
  DF Franco Lazzaroni
  DF Diego López
  DF Leandro Maizares
  DF Gonzalo Nazario
  DF Enzo Paredes
  DF Ignacio Sanabria
  DF Sebastián Sánchez
  DF Nahuel Zárate
No. Position Player
  MF Walter Busse
  MF Matías Carabajal
  MF Alejandro Frezzotti
  MF Ezequiel Gallegos
  MF Diago Giménez
  MF Daniel Juárez
  MF Rodrigo Morales
  MF Enzo Serrano
  MF Ulises Virreyra
  FW Mauro Buono
  FW Gonzalo Castillejos
  FW Matías Córdoba
  FW Hernán Hechalar
  FW Julián Ramírez

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player

Former coachesEdit


  1. ^ "Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy - Soccerway". Retrieved 18 December 2019.

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