San Martín de San Juan

Club Atlético San Martín, mostly known as San Martín de San Juan, is an Argentine football club from the city of San Juan. The team currently plays in the Argentine Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.[2]

San Martín (San Juan)
Full nameClub Atlético San Martín
Nickname(s)Verdinegro
Santo
Founded27 September 1907; 114 years ago (1907-09-27)
GroundEstadio Ingeniero Hilario Sánchez, San Juan, Argentina
Capacity17,000 [1]
ChairmanJorge Miadosqui
ManagerFacundo Villalba
LeaguePrimera Nacional
2021Primera Nacional Zone B, 13th
Current season

It was founded on 27 September 1907 and is considered the best club of the San Juan Province.

HistoryEdit

Before 2015, San Martín had only played four seasons in the Argentine top flight. Its first appearance was in the 1970 Nacional championship, finishing bottom of the group after winning only four of 20 games. It again played in the Argentine First Division in the 2007–08 season,[3] being relegated immediately the next season. The squad gained the promotion to the first division for the third time during the 2010–11 season, after beating Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 1–0 and later 1–1 on aggregate in the play-off for the second automatic promotion place. The team was relegated during the 2013 Torneo Final.

The team were promoted to the first division in 2014, after finishing 2nd place in the league table. They secured their promotion on the final match-day, when they beat Ferro Carril Oeste 3-0.[4]

San Martín played in the Argentine First Division from 2015 to 2019. The tournament was expanded to include 30 teams in 2015. It avoided relegation by placing 17th in the 2015 season, 13th in the 2016 season, 22nd in the 2016–17 season, and 18th in the 2017–18 season The team were relegated in the 2018–19 season. Although they finished 21st out of 26, they finished 24th in the average league table for coefficients, meaning they were relegated.

It currently plays most matches in the Estadio Ingeniero Hilario Sánchez, which has capacity for 19,000 spectators. It sometimes plays major games (notably against Boca Juniors and River Plate) in the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, which has capacity for 25,000 spectators.

UniformsEdit

Since its foundation, the club has always worn a green and black kit. However, in 2002, they used a lighter-colored green for only one season, going black to the standard green and black.

Kit Manufacturers
Period Manufacturer
1980-1982 Sportlandia
1983-1989 Adidas
1990 Uhlsport
1991-1992 Adidas
1993-1995 Puma
1995-1997 Lotto
1997-1999 Reusch
1999-2001 Kelme
2001-2002 Reusch
2002-2003 Ultra
2003-2005 Sport 2000
2006-2021 Mitre
2021- Kelme

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 28 March 2021.[5]

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 Leonardo Corti
GK   ARG Juan Pablo Cozzani (on loan from Lanús)
GK   ARG Kevin Humeler
DF   ARG Francisco Álvarez
DF   ARG Martín Aruga (on loan from Patronato)
DF   ARG Fernando Cosciuc (on loan from Huracán)
DF   ARG Gastón Hernández (on loan from San Lorenzo)
DF   ARG Alejandro Molina (on loan from San Lorenzo)
DF   ARG Francisco Mattia
DF   ARG Gonzalo Prósperi
DF   COL Jorge Zules
MF   ARG Franco Aguirre
MF   ARG Jonás Aguirre
MF   ARG Brian Benítez
MF   ARG Maximiliano González
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ARG Braian Nellen
MF   ARG Nicolás Pelaitay
MF   ARG Julio Ramírez
MF   ARG Martín Rivero
MF   ARG Pablo Ruiz
MF   ARG Cristián Sánchez
FW   ARG Gonzalo Berterame (on loan from San Lorenzo)
FW   ARG Lucas Campana
FW   ARG Ivo Costantino (on loan from Belgrano)
FW   ARG Ezequiel Denis
FW   ARG Matías Giménez Rojas
FW   ARG Ignacio González
FW   ARG Ezequiel Rescaldani
FW   ARG Juan Cruz Villagra (on loan from Belgrano)

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estadio de San Martín de San Juan". April 2014.
  2. ^ "San Martín (SJ) Info". www.copaargentina.org. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  3. ^ "SAN MARTIN (SAN JUAN): Un día para la historia". soloascenso.com.ar (in Spanish). 16 June 2019. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  4. ^ "San Martín de San Juan logró su tercera vuelta a la máxima categoría". La Capital. 7 December 2014. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  5. ^ "San Martín squad". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 October 2018.

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