Quilmes de Mar del Plata

Club Atlético Quilmes (mostly known as Quilmes de Mar del Plata) is a sports club based in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Although other sports are practised in the club, Quilmes is mostly known for its basketball team, which currently plays in the Liga Nacional de Básquet, the top division of Argentine league system.

Quilmes (Mar del Plata)
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NicknameCervecero, Tricolor, Quilmeño
LeaguesLNB
Founded12 April 1922; 100 years ago (1922-04-12)
ArenaEstadio Once Unidos (capacity: 2,300)
LocationMar del Plata, Argentina
Team colors     
PresidentPablo Zabala
Head coachJavier Bianchelli
Websiteclubquilmes.org
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Home jersey
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Away jersey
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Other activities practised in Quilmes are dance, field hockey, football, gymnastics, martial arts and roller skating. Quilmes' arch-rival is Peñarol, from the same city.

HistoryEdit

Origins in footballEdit

Quilmes was founded on April 12, 1922, by a group of young people who used to play football in some of the many unoccupied lands that existed in Mar del Plata in those times. They want to participate in competitions organised by "Asociación Marplatense de Foot-Ball" so they founded a club with the purpose of registering to the Association.[1]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Born as a football club, Quilmes adopted the colors worn by River Plate in the 1920s

At the beginning those boys did not have a physical place for their meetings and because of that the Club Ferroviario (founded and integrated by employees of the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway ("Ferrocarril Sud" in Spanish) allowed them to use their buildings. The raising club also was helped by people from the neighbourhood, who made their contributions. Furthermore, the most important donation was given by the legal representatives of beer company Quilmes in Mar del Plata, José Deyaccobi, who donated the club a set of uniform jerseys, which were equal to River Plate kit. That was the origin of the name and colours of the club.

Quilmes' first President was Eugenio Moure, who also composed the official anthem of the club along with the musicians Luis Duhalde and Francisco Mafia.[2]

 
A Quilmes squad of 1925, posing in Plaza España venue

Like most of Argentine clubs, football was the first sport practised in Quilmes, which is considered a pioneer in the city. Moreover, Quilmes' stadium was the frequent host of all the matches played in Mar del Plata.[3] At the beginning, Quilmes' headquarters were located on 25 de Mayo streets. A basketball court would be added later.[4] The basketball section was added in the 1930s, winning its first title in 1947.[1]

The first football venue was built where Moreno Park is located nowadays. In that venue Quilmes played a friendly match v. Santos FC with Pelé as an outstanding host of the city, in the 1960s.[5] The football squad also took part in the 1970 Copa Argentina, being eliminated by Argentinos Juniors (1–4 on aggregate).[6]

In 1983, Quilmes played the "Torneo Regional", after qualifying in a group with Alvarado, Peñarol and C.D. Nicanor Otamendi, but the team was eliminated in first round. The last Quilmes' participation was in the 1996–97 Torneo Argentino B. After qualifying for the second stage, Quilmes was finally eliminated by Sporting (Punta Alta) and Empleados de Comercio (Bolívar).[7]

BasketballEdit

In 1944, Quilmes affiliated to "Asociación Marplatense de Básquetbol", entering to the second division. The club won the championship that same season, therefore promoting to the first level, "Primera División". In 1947 Quilmes won its first title at the top level of "Marplatense" basketball. The team has won that championship a total of 23 times to date.

In 1987 Quilmes participated in their first national competition, the LNB "C" (third division), where the squad defeated Regatas (San Nicolás) crowning champion and promoting to "Liga Nacional B". After several years playing in that division, Quilmes won the 1990–91 title, promoting to the LNB "A" after defeating Pico Fútbol Club by 101–91. Coached by Oscar Sánchez, the players that took part of the team were Sebastián Ginóbili, Eduardo Dominé, Leandro Ginóbili, Alejandro Alegretti, Fabián Crivaro, Adolfo Perazzo, Michael Wilson, Mario Romay, Javier Bianchini, Juan Pablo Vignolo, Santiago Cuñado and Adrián Martínez.[8]

Quilmes debuted in the LNB in September 1991 v. arch-rival Peñarol, winning the game by 72–69.[8]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

 
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Quilmes de Mar del Plata roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SF   Lencina, Ariel 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 24 – (1997-12-05)5 December 1997
PF 11   Morales, Sebastian 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 34 – (1988-01-26)26 January 1988
SF 13   Maciel, Maximiliano 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 39 – (1983-09-21)21 September 1983
PG 22   Tantos, Luciano 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 34 – (1988-03-16)16 March 1988
PG 23   Frazier, Winsome 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 40 – (1982-08-02)2 August 1982
PG   Errecalde, Santiago 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 28 – (1994-05-30)30 May 1994
PG   González Cheppi, Juan 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 25 – (1997-08-12)12 August 1997
PF   Merchant, Jefrey 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 25 – (1997-09-09)9 September 1997
C 56   Reimundo, Tomás 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 23 – (1998-12-04)4 December 1998
Head coach
  •   Leandro Ramella
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Maríano Rodríguez

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 2019-05-01

Retired numbersEdit

Quilmes's retired numbers
Nat. Player Pos. Tenure Num. Retir.
4   Eduardo Dominé SG 1990, 1991–2001 [9][10] 2009
7   Esteban De la Fuente SG 1991–93, 1995–97, 2004–05 2013 [11][12]
8   Guillermo García Oyaga n/i 1970s–80s 2013 [12]

StatisticsEdit

Note: Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2013–14 season.

Season Division Position W L Win% Playoffs
1991–92 1 (LNB) 5th 21 21 .500 Lost Quarterfinals to Olimpo de Bahía Blanca 1–3
1992–93 1 (LNB) 10th 26 25 .510 Won Relegation Play-offs vs. Banco de Córdoba 3–0
1993–94 1 (LNB) 8th 25 27 .481 Lost Quarterfinals vs. Olimpia de Venado Tuerto 0–3
1994–95 1 (LNB) 13th 25 31 .446 Lost Re-Classification Play-offs vs. Peñarol de Mar del Plata 1–3
1995–96 1 (LNB) 6th 26 27 .490 Lost Quarterfinals
1996–97 1 (LNB) 10th 27 27 .500 Lost Re-Classification Play-offs
1997–98 1 (LNB) 16th 15 39 .277 Lost Relegation Play-offs to Belgrano de San Nicolás
1998–99 2 (TNA) 1st Won Promotion Play-offs vs. Central Entrerriano 3–2
1999–00 1 (LNB) 8th 25 26 .490 Lost Quarterfinals to Estudiantes de Olavarría 1–3
2000–01 1 (LNB) 4th 22 36 .379 Lost Semifinals to Libertad de Sunchales 1–3
2001–02 1 (LNB) 3rd 34 20 .629 Lost Semifinals to Estudiantes de Olavarría 2–3
2002–03 1 (LNB) 8th 20 24 .454 Lost Quarterfinals to Boca Juniors 1–3
2003–04 1 (LNB) 6th 30 22 .577 Lost Quarterfinals to Atenas 1–3
2004–05 1 (LNB) 11th 22 27 .449 Lost Re-Classification to Peñarol de Mar del Plata 2–3
2005–06 1 (LNB) 11th 22 26 .458 Lost Re-Classification to Boca Juniors 1–3
2006–07 1 (LNB) 5th 28 20 .583 Lost Quarterfinals to Regatas Corrientes 1–3
2007–08 1 (LNB) 8th 25 27 .481 Lost Quarterfinals to Libertad de Sunchales 1–3
2008–09 1 (LNB) 12th 22 26 .458 Lost Re-Classification Play-offs to Juventud Sionista 1–3
2009–10 1 (LNB) 15th 20 29 .408 Lost Relegation Play-offs to Ciclista Olímpico 1–3
2010–11 2 (TNA) 1st 28 16 .636 Won Promotion Play-offs vs. San Martín de Corrientes 3–1
2011–12 1 (LNB) 15th 12 36 .250 Lost Relegation Play-offs to 9 de Julio 1–3
2012–13 2 (TNA) 2nd 29 15 .659 Won Promotion Play-offs vs. San Martín de Corrientes 3–1
2013–14 1 (LNB) 9th 14 16 .467 Lost Quarterfinals vs. Peñarol de Mar del Plata 1–3

TitlesEdit

NationalEdit

RegionalEdit

  • Liga Marplatense (23): 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1996

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