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Club Olimpo, usually referred to as Olimpo de Bahía Blanca, is an Argentine sports club based in the city of Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires Province. The club was founded October 15th, 1910. Its primary activity is soccer. The club is recognized in Argentina's highest soccer league. In basketball the club participated in the Torneo Nacional de Ascenso until the 2016/2017 season, stopping due to economic problems. Olimpo is considered one of the most recognized and important institutions in southern Argentina due to the history, championships won, infrastructure, large number of sports, representation of the city of Bahía Blanca, and for its fan base[2].

Olimpo
EscudoOlimpo.svg
Full nameClub Olimpo
Nickname(s)Aurinegro
El Equipo de la Ciudad
Founded1910
GroundEstadio Roberto Natalio Carminatti
Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Capacity20,000[1]
PresidentMauro Altieri
ManagerDarío Bonjour (caretaker)
LeaguePrimera B Nacional
2017–18Primera División, 28th (Relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Throughout the history of the club, their basketball team has stood out. Olimpo won the Campeonato Argentino de Clubes twice, 1974 and 1978. Until 1984, Club Olimpo participated in the highest category for argentine basketball and participated in a sub-tournament of the Liga Nacional in 1986. Club Olimpo´s basketball is recognized for being the only sports club from Bahía Blanca to reach a national title on the world scale. Olimpo has won 19 championships in the first division of the Asociación Bahiense de Básquetbol, making them the team which has won the most championships. Since July 3, 1971, Olimpo plays its games in their home stadium, Estadio Norberto Tomas, which has a capacity of 2,500 people.

Soccer[3] has always been the main activity of the club. Olimpo records the most wins in La Liga del Sur history with 28 championships. This is the oldest and most important regional tournament in Argentina. Olimpo has also won the championship in the second division three times (2001/2, 2006/7, and 2009/10), making them the club with the most wins in the competition, along with Banfield.[4]

HistoryEdit

The club is based in Bahía Blanca, having been founded in 1910.[5]

In 1982 Olimpo had the national record of highest attendance in a cup match from a 2nd Tier club of 87,538 when they played in the Torneo Regional, where they lost in the Group 1 play-off to Mariano Moreno.[6]

The team were relegated from the first division in the 2005–06 season, losing a play-off against Belgrano.[7]

After winning the Apertura and Clausura of the Primera B Nacional in 2006–07 season, Olimpo returned to the Primera División. However, the team would be relegated during its first season back in the division, the 2007–08 season.

After two seasons back in the Primera B Nacional, Olimpo won promotion for the third time to play the 2010–11 season in the Argentine topflight.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 24 October 2018.

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Jorge Carranza
6   DF Matías Cahais
7   FW Luis Vila
9   FW Ramón Lentini
10   FW Ezequiel Vidal
11   FW Franco Troyansky
17   MF Maximiliano Fornari
19   MF Emiliano Tellechea
20   MF David Vega
No. Position Player
21   MF Michael Covea
23   DF Mauricio Rosales (on loan from Estudiantes)
26   FW Matías Mayer
27   MF Rodrigo Cabalucci
28   DF Pedro Silva (on loan from Boca Juniors)
30   MF Lautaro Belleggia
31   MF Said Llambay
33   FW David Depetris (on loan from Huracán (BA))
  MF Pedro Joaquín Galván

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
23   MF Julián Fernández (at Palestino until 30 June 2018)
30   MF Martín Pérez Guedes (at Mitre until 30 June 2018)
No. Position Player
  DF Adrián Martínez (at Guillermo Brown until 30 June 2018)
  GK Nereo Champagne (at Leganés until 30 June 2018)

Notable former playersEdit

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://clubolimpo.jimdo.com/el-club/instalaciones/
  2. ^ Alabarcas, Pablo (2005). Hinchadas. Buenos Aires: Prometeo Libros. p. 28. ISBN 9875740349.
  3. ^ Horowitz, Joel (2014). [<https://www-lib-byu-edu.erl.lib.byu.edu/cgi-bin/remoteauth.pl?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.erl.lib.byu.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=97129782&site=ehost-live&scope=site> "Football Clubs and Neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires before 1943: The Role of Political Linkages and Personal Influence"] Check |url= value (help). Journal of Latin American Studies – via EBSCO.
  4. ^ Martínez, Facundo (21 February 2019). "Memoria, verdad y justicia en el fútbol | Banfield propone restituir los carnés de socios a los detenidos-desaparecidos". PAGINA12. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Club Olimpo De Bahía Blanca". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  6. ^ Pablo Ciullin (21 July 2011). "Torneo Regional 1982". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  7. ^ Osvaldo José Gorgazzi (22 January 2009). "2005/2006". Final Tables Argentina 2001–2010. RSSSF. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Club Olimpo de Bahía Blanca: Trophies". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 8 April 2016.

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