FM19 Club Info: Argentina Primera B Nacional

Club Agropecuario Argentino

Media Prediction: 1st

Club Agropecuario Argentino is an Argentine football club sited in Carlos Casares, a city of Buenos Aires Province. Founded in 2011, the club is one of the youngest institutions affiliated to the Argentine Football Association.

The club currently plays in Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

Agropecuario was founded by Bernardo Grobocopatel, a local entrepreneur related to soybean cultivation, who is also owner and president of the club.

The squad participated in now defunct Argentino A where was eliminated by C.A. French in the 2012 season. The next year, Agropecuario finished 6th out of 6 teams in the Argentino B. The club debuted in the Federal B (the regionalised 4th division) in 2014, where it was defeated by Juventud de Pergamino and eliminated from the competition.

Agropecuario promoted to Federal A in 2016 after beating San Martín de Formosa by penalty shoot-out.

The team lasted only one season in the division so in June 2017, Agropecuario crowned 2016–17 champion, therefore promoting to Primera B Nacional, the second division of Argentine football, after Gimnasia y Tiro defeated Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) by 1–0. Agropecuario also became the youngest club to achieve a promotion to B Nacional, with only 6 years of existence. Until then, Crucero del Norte[4] had held the record with 9-yr old when it promoted in 2012.

Club Twitter: https://twitter.com/agropecuario_of

Club Almagro

Media Prediction: 22nd

Club Almagro is an Argentine sports club from José Ingenieros, Buenos Aires, although its headquarters are in the Almagro district. The football team currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

Almagro was founded on January 6, 1911, in the Almagro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The club still has its sports facilities there for its members, but the football stadium (with a capacity of 19,000) is located in José Ingenieros, in the Tres de Febrero Partido of Greater Buenos Aires.

In 1919 there was a new splitting in Argentine football, so both leagues were played at the same time: official Asociación Argentina de Football (with one of Almagro predecessors, Columbian, as one of its teams) and dissident “Asociación Amateurs de Football”. During that season, Columbian was going through a severe economic crisis, disputing its last game v. Boca Juniors in the 6th fixture. Some executives of recently promoted Club Almagro, leadered by Miguel de Zárate made Columbial a merger proposal, which was accepted.

Therefore, Almagro renamed “Sportivo Almagro” and continued playing in Primera División (debuting in the 7th fixture vs Platense) under its new denomination, which avoided the club to be disaffiliated.

Almagro played one year in first division in 1938 after winning the first second division tournament that awarded a promotion. Later the team won the 1968 second division tournament, but had to participate in the “reclasificatorio” tournament with first division teams and other second division teams and didn’t win promotion.

The Tricolores played most of the time in second division, a few years in third division, but in 2000 and 2004 they won the promotion to Primera División, only to be relegated both times after only one season playing at the top level.

In 2000 Almagro returned to Primera División after beating Instituto de Córdoba by 1–0 (2–1 on aggregate) at relegation playoffs (named “Promoción” in Argentina).

Honours

  • Primera B (2): 1937, 1968
  • Primera C (1): 1971 

Club Website: http://almagro.club/

Arsenal de Sarandí

Media Prediction: 15th

Arsenal Fútbol Club usually referred as Arsenal de Sarandí is an Argentine sports club from the Sarandí district of Avellaneda Partido, Greater Buenos Aires.

The football team currently plays in Primera División, the top division of the Argentine football league system. The squad plays its home games at the Estadio Julio H. Grondona, named after one of the founders, which has a capacity of 16,000. It opened in 1964 but was not used in the First Division until 2004. The club’s colours are red and light blue, in honour of the traditional teams of Avellaneda (Independiente and Racing). Arsenal won its first Primera División championship in 2012. Until then, club’s major title had been the Copa Sudamericana won in 2007.

The club was founded in January 1957 by brothers Héctor and Julio Humberto Grondona. The club were founded near to where the country’s military arsenal was housed, which inspired the name. The team’s shirt colour is light blue with a diagonal red band (similar to the shirt used by River Plate). The colours were chosen as a combination of the two older clubs in Avellaneda – Racing (light blue) and Independiente (red).

Julio Grondona went on to become president of Independiente, and then, in 1979, president of the Argentine Football Association, until 2014. He was also a vice-president of FIFA. Héctor Grondona, and then son Julio Ricardo, became presidents of Arsenal.

The club’s best known former player is Jorge Burruchaga, who started his career at Arsenal in 1979, and had several stints as coach. Burru, as he is nicknamed, scored the winning goal for Argentina in the 1986 FIFA World Cup final against Germany.

Arsenal’s football team was promoted to successively higher divisions in 1962, 1986 and 1992, finally reaching the Primera División in 2002.

On 6 September 2006, Arsenal and Spanish club FC Barcelona (Barça) struck a deal whereby in exchange for the option to acquire young players that have not played more than one year in the Arsenal first team, Barça would help to improve Arsenal’s infrastructure.

A member from Barça was to oversee the project, and visit the club on a monthly basis.[1] This deal, however, fell through in 2007, reportedly because Arsenal could not afford the infrastructure to keep up with the plan.

Honours

Domestic

League

  • Primera División (1): 2012 Clausura
  • Primera C (1): 1964
  • Primera D (1): 1962

National Cups

  • Copa Argentina (1): 2012–13
  • Supercopa Argentina (1): 2012

International

  • Copa Sudamericana (1): 2007
  • Suruga Bank Championship (1): 2008

Club Website: http://arsenalfc.com.ar/

Atlético de Rafaela

Media Prediction: 13th

Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela usually known simply as Atlético de Rafaela) is an Argentine sports club from the city of Rafaela, in Santa Fe Province. The club is mostly known for its professional football team, which currently plays in Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

Under the name “Club Atlético Argentino de Rafaela”, the club was founded in the city of Rafaela, Santa Fe Province in 1907. In 1915 the name was changed to “Club Atlético de Rafaela”. The Monumental de Barrio Alberdi concrete stadium was erected in 1951.

The club was turned into a non-profit organization in 1988, and renamed Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela (“Social and Sport Association Rafaela Athletic”). Only a year later Rafaela reached the second division after defeating Atlético Ledesma by 3–0 with goals scored by López (20 ST and 40ST) and Poelman (35ST).

Atlético de Rafaela played 14 years in the second division until the team won the Apertura 2002 and the Clausura 2003 to finally reach first division. After losing the promoción against Huracán de Tres Arroyos, Atlético de Rafaela was relegated to the second division again.

The following season Atlético lost its chance to return to the first division, after losing the promoción, against Argentinos Juniors.

In 2009 Rafaela earned another chance to return to the Primera División via a playoff against Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata. After winning the first final 3–0, Rafaela lost the second match by the same score (0–3), and had to stay in the second division once again.

Atlético de Rafaela fans are referred as Cremosos or Celestes, as well as the group of people that follows the team everywhere is known as La Barra de los Trapos .

The institution has also an important car racing circuit since 1919, which hosts many competitions including Turismo Carretera (since 1941) and TC 2000 (since 1983).

The 21st of May 2011, after defeating Atlético Tucumán by 2–0 with goals scored by Carniello and Aldana, they earned a spot back on the first division for the 2011–12 season.

Honours

National

  • Primera B Nacional (2): 2002–03, 2010–11
  • Torneo Argentino C (1): 1988–89 

Regional

  • Liga Rafaelina (17): 1923, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1994, 1996, 2013

Friendly

  • Copa Ciudad de Rosario (1): 2012
  • Copa Centenario Patronato de Paraná (1): 2014

Club Website: http://atleticorafaela.com.ar/contenidos/

Club Atlético Brown

Media Prediction: 21st

Club Atlético Brown (mostly known as Brown de Adrogué) is an Argentine football club from the Adrogué neighborhood in Greater Buenos Aires. The team currently plays in Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

The club was formed in 1945 as a multidisciplinary sports club. Brown, which has never played in Primera División, reached its highest league position in the 1999–00 season, finishing in 1st place in Primera B Metropolitana tournament, but could not promote to Primera B Nacional, being defeated in the play-off semi-final.

In June 2013, Brown won the play-off series defeating Almagro at the finals by penalty shoot-out. Therefore the squad promoted to the upper division, Primera B Nacional, for the first time in the history of the club.

Brown de Adrogué won its second title in 2015, the Primera B Metropolitana championship, therefore the squad promoted to the second division, Primera B Nacional. In September 2018, Brown achieved its most important victory to date, when the squad eliminated Independiente from the Copa Argentina after beating them by penalty shoot-out.

Honours

  • Primera D (1): 1980
  • Primera B (1): 2015

Club Website: http://www.cabrowndeadrogue.com.ar/

Club Atlético Sarmiento

Media Prediction: 2nd

Club Atlético Sarmiento is a football club from the city of Junín, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The squad currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system, recently relegated from the Argentine Primera División.

Founded in 1911 and affiliated to AFA in 1952, Sarmiento has only played 3 seasons in the Primera División, in 1981, 1982 and 2015. It’s going to play in the first division in 2016. The team best final position ever was 13th in 1981, being relegated to the last place in 1982.

Honours

  • Primera B: 3:  1980, 2003–04, 2011–12
  • Primera C: 1: 1977

Club Website: http://www.sarmientodejunin.com.ar/

Chacarita Juniors

Media Prediction: 11th

Club Atlético Chacarita Juniors (usually known simply as Chacarita) is an Argentine football club headquartered in Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires, while the stadium is located in Villa Maipú, General San Martín Partido of Gran Buenos Aires.

The club was founded on 1 May 1906, in an anarchist Library on the boundary between the Villa Crespo and Chacarita neighbourhoods. After a short period of institutional crisis, the club was re-opened in 1919.

The football squad promoted to Primera División in 1924, and continued playing at the top level after football became professional in 1931.

In 1940 Chacarita was relegated to the second division, but it lasted only one season. The team then moved to the General San Martín Partido in Greater Buenos Aires, next to the autonomous city of Buenos Aires.

In 1956 Chacarita was relegated to the second division again, and won that championship the following year returning to Primera División. After 10 consecutive years at the top level, Chacarita won its only first division title, the 1969 Metropolitano championship.

In the following years the team performed badly and was relegated all the way down to the 3rd division in 1980. In 1984 Chacarita came back to the first division, but because of Hooliganism by some of its fans, the club was punished with a suspension for a month and a lost of 10 points; having missing those points, Chacarita couldn’t avoid a new relegation to the second division.

After a long tenure in lower divisions (including the Primera C), Chacarita came back to the top division in 1999, where the team remained until 2004 Torneo Clausura, when it was relegated to the Primera B Nacional.

In the 2008–09 season the club finished 2nd, after a 1–0 victory against Platense, with a goal scored in the last seconds of the match. This victory secured Chacarita a return to Primera División after five years of being relegated.

At the end of 2011–12 season, Chacarita finished 20th and therefore the Funebreros had to play two matches against Nueva Chicago (winner of Primera B Metropolitana’s Torneo Reducido) to avoid being relegated to the lower division. Nueva Chicago won the series (1–0 and 1–1) and Chacarita was subsequently relegated.

The team got the nickname of Funebreros (“Undertakers”) because its ground was near the La Chacarita Cemetery. The red color in its jersey (apart from black and white) is a reference to its anarchist origins.

Honours

  • Primera División (1): 1969 Metropolitano
  • División Intermedia (1): 1924
  • Primera B (3): 1924, 1941, 1959, 1993–94

Club Website: https://www.chacaritajuniors.com.ar/

Club Olimpo

Media Prediction: 4th

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 in 1910.

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

In 1982 Olimpo played the Torneo Regional, where it lost in the Group 1 play-off to Mariano Moreno.

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

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.

Honours

  • Primera B Nacional: 2009–10

Club Website: https://clubolimpo.com.ar/

Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero

Media Prediction: 19th

Club Atlético Central Córdoba is an Argentine sports club based in Santiago del Estero. The club is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, second division of the Argentine football league system.

Central Córdoba has played at the highest level of Argentine football on 2 occasions, more specifically in the 1967 and 1971 Nacional championships. In the 1967 Nacional, Central Córdoba finished 14th of 16 teams, having reached its peak with the 2–1 victory over Boca Juniors in La Bombonera.

In 1971 Central Córdoba finished 13th out of 14 teams in group B, which most significant achievement was a 1–1 draw to Boca Juniors, although soon later the team would be heavily defeated at the hands of San Lorenzo by 7–1.

Club Website: http://centralcordobasgo.com.ar/

Defensores de Belgrano

Media Prediction: 20th

Club Atlético Defensores de Belgrano (usually known as “Defensores de Belgrano”) is an Argentine sports club from Belgrano, Buenos Aires. The football team currently plays in Primera B, the regionalised second division of the Argentine football league system.

Defensores has never played in the top flight of Argentine football since the professional era begun, although it spent a number of seasons in Primera during the Amateur era before 1931.

Defensores de Belgrano was founded on 25 May 1906 by a group of young people who wanted to participate in the football leagues of Buenos Aires. The team made its debut in Primera División in 1915, being relegated to the second division at the end of that season.[1] The team returned to Primera for the 1918 season, remaining there until 1934 when the Asociación Amateurs Argentina de Football (AAF) (where Defensores played) merged with the professional league, being all the AAF relegated to second division.

During the amateur era, the team’s colour’s were light blue and light pink but would later be changed to the red and black colours that have remained since then. The stadium was at the Plaza Alberti in the suburb of Belgrano, Buenos Aires.

In 1934 two players of the club, Ernesto Belis and Luis Izetta went on to play for the Argentina national team in the 1934 FIFA World Cup held in Italy that year.

For many decades Defensores played the league games between the B and the C League’s, gaining promotion and also being relegated. Throughout that period a rivalry against Platense was developed.

In August 2011, the veteran 37-year-old player Ariel Ortega (who had been played for All Boys during the 2010–11 season) was signed by Defensores de Belgrano. The “Burrito” made his debut in the match against Deportivo Morón scoring a goal by penalty shot.

Honours

  • División Intermedia (2): 1914 FAF, 1917
  • Primera B (2): 1967, 2000–01
  • Primera C (4): 1953, 1958, 1972, 1991–92

Club Website: http://www.defeweb.com.ar/

Deportivo Morón

Media Prediction: 8th

Club Deportivo Morón is an Argentine sports club located in the city of Morón, Buenos Aires. The football team currently plays in Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

The club was founded in 1947 under the name “Club Sportivo Morón”. Three years later the club joined the AFA and began playing in Tercera de Ascenso, (now Primera B Metropolitana). In 1951 it changed the name to “Club Deportivo Morón”, which has remained since.

Honours

  • Primera B: 1989–90, 2016–17
  • Primera C: 1959, 1980
  • Primera D: 1955

Club Website: https://www.clubdeportivomoron.com/

Ferro Carril Oeste

Media Prediction: 17th

Club Ferro Carril Oeste, known simply as Ferro Carril Oeste or Ferro, is an Argentine sports club from the neighbourhood of Caballito, Buenos Aires. Although many activities are hosted by the club, Ferro is mostly known for its football team, currently playing in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

Always located in Caballito, the club was founded as Club Atlético del Ferrocarril Oeste de Buenos Aires on 28 July 1904, by a hundred employees of the Buenos Aires Western Railway(then Ferrocarril Domingo Faustino Sarmiento). The club was approved and supported by railway managers, so Ferro soon incorporated lands to build its headquarters and sports installations. In 1907, Ferro joined the amateur second division, and in 1912 the team won the promotion to the first division after beating Racing Club in the final game.

Honours

Club Website:  https://www.ferrocarriloeste.org.ar/

Gimnasia y Esgrima de Mendoza

Media Prediction: 7th

Club Gimnasia y Esgrima (usually known as Gimnasia y Esgrima de Mendoza) is an Argentine football club located in the city of Mendoza. Its first division team currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

The club was founded in 1890 as “Club de Esgrima” (fencing) being Dr. Carlos Ponce its first president. In 1893 a group of members came up with new ideas, proposing to encourage the practice of other sports, mainly basque pelota. Therefore, the club was renamed “Club de Pelota”. In 1894 the club leaders acquired a land in Mendoza.

In 1902, several departments were created, including the football section. For that purpose the club asked the Government of Mendoza a land in Parque General San Martín, which gave 5 hectares. That same year the club changed its name to “Club Social de Gimnasia y Esgrima”, creating two divisions: one of them taking over sports such as gymnastics, martial arts, fencing among others. The other division focused on football only. The

In 1910 the club toured outside the Province for the first time, playing a match against Club Atlético Sanjuanino in San Juan province. Gimnasia y Esgrima won the match by 2–0.

On July 13, 1913, the team played its first Mendocino derby facing Independiente Rivadavia.

In 1917 Gimnasia y Esgrima played other friendly matches in Córdoba Province previously to arrive to Buenos Aires in 1921, when played Huracán and Boca Juniors. In 1922 Gimnasia was the first team to win the Mendoza Regional league tournament. One year later, Gimnasia y Esgrima crowned champion again, being the first club of Mendoza to win two consecutive championships. The squad won a playoff game against Independiente Rivadavia after both teams finished in the first place at the end of the season.

The squad would win the league again in 1931 and 1933. One year later, the Lobo inaugurated the first stadium in Mendoza Province, playing a friendly match against Gimnasia y Esgrima de Santa Fe. The match finished in a 2–2 draw. Gimnasia y Esgrima won new regional titles in 1937 and 1939.

Honours

National

  • Torneo Federal A (1): 2014
  • Torneo Regional (9): 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 [7]
  • Torneo Argentino B (2): 2005–06, 2013–14

Regional

  • Liga Mendocina de Fútbol:
    • First Division (20): 1922, 1923, 1931, 1933, 1937, 1939, 1949, 1952, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1991, 1997–98, 2001 [8]
    • Second Division (2): 2010, 2012
  • Copa Competencia (3): 1923, 1933, 1938

Club Website: http://gimnasiayesgrimamza.com.ar/

Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy

Media Prediction: 16th

Club Atlético Gimnasia y Esgrima (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.

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 Soccer Jujeño, call the rivalry he has with Cultural and Sports Association Zapla Altos Hornos, “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.

Honours

  • Primera B Nacional (1): 1993–94

Club Website: http://www.gimnasiayesgrimadejujuy.com/

Guillermo Brown de Puerto Madryn

Media Prediction: 23rd

Club Social y Atlético Guillermo Brown, mostly known as Guillermo Brown or Brown de Puerto Madryn, is an Argentine sports club from Puerto Madryn in Chubut Province. The football team currently plays in the Primera B Nacional.

The club was named in honour of Guillermo Brown who was the Irish-born first admiral of Argentina in the mid 19th Century.

Brown finished at the top of their group in the Torneo Clausura 2006, but failed in the next stage, after being defeated by San Martín de Tucumán in the playoff series (with scores of 0–3 and 2–2).

On May 19, 2012, Brown achieved its greatest professional achievement in football, tying 2–2 at River Plate Stadium against a River Plate with figures such as David Trezeguet, Fernando Cavenaghi and Alejandro Dominguez.

Honours

  • Torneo Argentino A: 2: Clausura 2007, 2010–11
  • Torneo Argentino B: 1: 2002–03
  • Liga del Valle: 12
Regional 1947, Oficial 1954, Preparación 1962, Preparación 1963, Preparación 1967, Oficial 1967,
Apertura 1996, Clausura 1999, Clausura 2000, Apertura 2001, Clausura 2002, Apertura 2005

Club Website: http://brown2000.com.ar/

Independiente Rivadavia

Media Prediction: 18th

Club Sportivo Independiente Rivadavia (mostly known simply as Independiente Rivadavia) is a football club from Mendoza, Argentina. The team currently plays in Primera B Nacional, the second major league in Argentine Football league system.

Independiente Rivadavia played in the Argentine Primera in 1968, 1973, 1977, 1979–80 and 1982, when the team reached the quarter-finals of the National Championship. That year Independiente was eliminated in the play-offs by the team that would later reach the Championship, Ferro Carril Oeste.

Honours

Club Website: http://www.independientemza.com.ar/

Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba

Media Prediction: 3rd

Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba (commonly referred as Instituto or Instituto de Córdoba) is an Argentine sports club from the city Córdoba, whose professional football team currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

Famous players who have played at Instituto include Osvaldo Ardiles, Mario Alberto Kempes, José Luis Saldaño, Hugo Curioni, Alberto Beltrán, Raúl de La Cruz Chaparro, Salvador Mastrosimone, Marcelo Bielsa, Ernesto Corti, Diego Klimowicz, Mauricio Caranta, Oscar Dertycia, Alejandro Faurlín, Gonzalo Bergessio, Daniel “Miliki” Jiménez, Paulo Dybala, Ramón Ábila, Silvio Romero

As many other football clubs in Argentina, Instituto was founded by railway workers. The club was initially established in 1918 as Instituto Ferrocarril Central Córdoba. With the reorganisation of the administration of the club 6 years later, due to the number of members in the Alta Córdoba neighbourhood, the name was changed to the current Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba.

After its foundation, Instituto quickly reached the first division of the Liga Cordobesa, which the team won in 1925, 1926, 1927 and 1928. With the professionalization of the game in 1931, Instituto lost momentum and sunk into an unsuccessful period. But years later the team revived, conquering the provincial league again in 1961, 1966, and finally in 1972, reaching the Argentine second division.

Instituto played its first ever season at the top level in 1973 where the team finished 8th out of a group of 15 teams, but it had to wait six years to try again. In 1979 Instituto won its group to reach the Quarter-Finals where the club was eliminated 5–3 on aggregate by Club Atlético Tucumán. Instituto also played the Torneo Nacional from 1981 to 1985, and the Metropolitano in 1981, 1982 and 1983. After the reorganisation of 1985 Instituto played all 5 of the long seasons although it was relegated at the end of the 1989–90 season.

The club then had to wait until the 1999–00 season to play in the top flight again. Instituto promoted to Argentine Primera División after winning the 1998–99 Nacional B tournament. Nevertheless, the club would be relegated from the first division the next season, finishing 16th out of 20 teams in the Apertura and 12th in the Clausura, but Instituto was finally relegated after a 2–1 play-off defeat at the hands of Almagro. The club won its second title, the Primera B Nacional 2003 Apertura, and promoted back to first division after getting the revenge over Club Almagro in a 2 legged play-off in 2004. The club survived one season at the top level after winning a two legged promotion/relegation play-off against Huracán by a score of 3–1. In its 2nd season in the first division, Instituto finished 19th overall and was automatically relegated back to B Nacional. The 1986–87 season was probably the most successful season in team’s history, having finished 8th overall.

Honours

National

  • Primera B Nacional (2): 1998–99, 2003–04

Regional

  • Liga Cordobesa de Fútbol (8): 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1961, 1966, 1972, 1990
  • Liga Cordobesa Segunda División (4): 1919, 1920, 1941, 1946

Club Website: http://www.institutoacc.com.ar/

Club Atletico Los Andes

Media Prediction: 12th

Club Atlético Los Andes is an Argentine sports club based in the Lomas de Zamora district of Greater Buenos Aires. The football team currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

The club was founded by a group of young people in 1917, and its name was chosen to commemorate the first balloon flight across the Andes mountain, which had happened in 1916.

Los Andes has had three runs in the Argentine Primera División: the first was in 1961, the second time was between the 1968 and 1971 Metropolitano championships. Los Andes best ever final position was a 8° position overall in 1968 Nacional.

The third run in Primera División was in 2000–01 and lasted only one season: Los Andes finished 19th out of 20 teams and was relegated to Primera B Nacional with the worst points average in the division.

After some seasons in the lower divisions, in 2014 Los Andes returned to B Nacional after winning a championship of the Primera B Metropolitana.

Honours

  • Primera B Metropolitana (2): 1960, 2014
  • Primera C (3): 1926, 1938, 1957

Club Website: http://www.clublosandes.com/

Club Atlético Mitre

Media Prediction: 10th

Club Atlético Mitre is an Argentine sports club located in Santiago del Estero. The club is mostly known for its football team, that currently plays in Primera B Nacional, the second division of Argentine football league system.

The club was founded on April 2, 1907 by Francisco Igounet, his daughter and his father-in-law. After a friendly football match between “Mendoza” and “Mitre” with the second team being the winner, the club was established naming it “Club Atlético Mitre” honoring former president of Argentina who had died a few years before. The institution choose the yellow and black colors inspired on Uruguayan club CURCC (today Peñarol).

One of the most notable Mitre’s footballers, Segundo Luna, was part of the Argentina national team that won a silver medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Mitre was the first team to achieve 6 consecutive titles in the Liga Santiagueña de Fútbol, the regional league of the province. The club has won a total of 31 local championships to date.

The squad also participated in the 1970 Copa Argentina and several Argentino A and Argentino B championships since 2002.

In 2017, Mitre promoted to Nacional B for its first time after defeating Gimnasia y Esgrima de Mendoza by 4–3 through penalty shoot-out in the playoffs final. The line-up for that match was: Alejandro Medina; Ricardo Tapia, Oscar Piris, Matías Moisés y Franco Ledesma; Facundo Juárez, Juan Alesandroni, Leandro De Muner, Franco Ferrari; Joaquín Quinteros, David Romero. The team was managed by Arnaldo Sialle.

Honours

Regional

  • Liga Santiagueña de Fútbol (30): 1913, 1916, 1917, Anual 1926, Torneo de Honor 1926, Anual 1927, Torneo de Honor 1927, Anual 1928, Torneo de Honor 1928, Anual 1932, Torneo de Honor 1932, Anual de 1936, Primera División 1989, Primera División 1990, Primera División 1994, Liguilla Representación 1997, Clausura 1998, Liguilla Representación 1998, Apertura 1999, Anual 2002, Liguilla Representación 2007, Clausura 2009, Anual 2009, Clausura 2014, Apertura 2015, Clausura 2015

Club Website: http://camitreweb.com.ar/

Club Atlético Nueva Chicago

Media Prediction: 5th

Nueva Chicago is an Argentine sports club based in Mataderos, a neighborhood in the west side of Buenos Aires, formerly called “Nueva Chicago”. Club’s nickname, El Torito (The Little Bull) is an allusion to 1930s legendary boxer Justo Suárez, known as El Torito de Mataderos (The Little Bull of Mataderos). The club is mostly known for its football team, that currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

On July 1, 1911, a group of young people from 15 to 30 years old, met in a public park, more specifically on the wooden bridge located in the corner of Tellier and Francisco Bilbao Streets, to form a football team. The name chosen was “Los Unidos de Nueva Chicago”,[1] naming Pedro San Martín as President, along with Felipe Maglio as Vice-President. The club’s activities started on an empty lot located behind a slaughterhouse.

There were many proposals to define the team colors. Some wished to adopt the colors from Alumni, red and white; others suggested to use Racing Club colors, light blue and white. During their discussion, a truck loaded with bundles which had green and black colors went pass the Campana (today Crovara) Avenue. Those colors were immediately adopted as club colors.

The club executives worked intensively in getting a field where to play. Alejandro Morh, a Mercado de Hacienda manager, donated the land where the first field was established. But it lasted a short time due to the flood waters that cross under the field. Nueva Chicago was given a land on Tellier and Francisco Bilbao Avenues. The team played there from 1912 to 1920.

Honours

  • Copa de Competencia Jockey Club (1): 1933
  • Primera B (3): 1930, 1981, 2013–14
  • Primera C (1): 1940

Club Website: http://www.canuevachicago.com.ar/

Club Atlético Platense

Media Prediction: 6th

Club Atlético Platense is an Argentine sports club based in Florida, Buenos Aires. The club nickname is Calamar (Squid) after the journalist Palacio Zino said that the team moved “like a squid in its ink”.

Although the club hosts many activities, Platense is mostly known for its football team. Despite being relegated from the Primera División in 1999, it still remains on the top 20 of the All-time Argentine Primera División table. Platense currently competes in the Primera B Nacional, the second level of the Argentine league system.

Founded on 25 May 1905, Platense played in the second division from 1956 to 1964, and from 1972 to 1976, when the team finally won its first title, the Primera B championship that allowed Platense to play in the Primera División. The club achieved cult status in the late 1970s as they repeatedly staved off relegation through a series of “last-day miracles” (relegating other teams as Temperley after defeating them in decisive matches played to keep a place in the first division. Platense survived at the top level of Argentine football until finally succumbing to relegation in 1999.

This would be the beginning of a steep decline: Platense was subsequently relegated to the regionalised third division, Primera B Metropolitana, at the end of the 2001–02 season. On 17 May 2006, Platense won its second title and was promoted back to the Argentine second division Nacional B. But soon later The Squid would be relegated again to the third category (more precisely on 8 May 2010). On May 2nd, 2018, Platense was directly promoted to the second division after winning the Primera B Metropolitana title in a victory over club Estudiantes de Caseros.

The club’s main claim to fame during these lean years is the success of David Trézéguet, who had debuted at Platense but after playing only 5 matches in Argentine Primera División was transferred to AS Monaco.

Honours

  • Primera B (3): 1976, 2005–06, 2017–18

Club Website: http://cap.org.ar/

Quilmes Atlético Club

Media Prediction: 14th

Quilmes Atlético Club an Argentine sports club based in the Quilmes district of Greater Buenos Aires. Quilmes is the oldest club of Argentina still competing in official tournaments, having been founded in 1887. Its football squad currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentinian football.

The origins of the club can be found at the “Quilmes and Polo Club”, an institution founded by British immigrants about 1880. In 1887 the club changed its name to “Quilmes Rovers Athletic Club” with a football team formed entirely by British people. That team took part in the second edition of Argentine Primera División championship held in 1893.

On 5 November 1897, promoting an initiative by priest J.T. Stevenson, the “Quilmes Cricket Club” is founded. The club changed its name to “Quilmes Athletic Club” in 1901, the year that Quilmes registered to Argentine Association Football League (former Argentine Football Association).

By the time that Quilmes was founded, the only club existing in Quilmes was the Quilmes Lawn Tennis Club. Guillermo Morgan was named president, becoming the first chairman of the recently created institution.[7] During its first years, Quilmes did not admitted non-British members. The club represented to the huge British community that worked at Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway. At the beginning of its existence, the main sport practised at Quilmes was cricket, and club’s colors were crimson and blue.

In March 1898 Quilmes Cricket Club added football as sport. In 1901 the club also changed its colors, adopting the England national football team’s, white shirt with blue collar and shorts. By the first years of 20th century the club began to admit Argentine members, following the example of the other institution of the city, Argentino de Quilmes, which had been founded as a reaction to British rules for memberships. Unlike Quilmes CC, Argentino was opened to receive Argentine members.

Honours

Football

  • Primera División (2): 1912, 1978 Metropolitano
  • Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires (1): 1908
  • Primera B Nacional (1): 1990–91
  • Primera B Metropolitana (4): 1949, 1961, 1975, 1986–87

Club Website: http://quilmesaclub.org.ar/

Club y Biblioteca Ramón Santamarina

Media Prediction: 25th

Club y Biblioteca Ramón Santamarina, also known simply as Santamarina, is an Argentine football club from the city of Tandil, Buenos Aires Province. The team currently plays in Primera B Nacional, the tournament of second division of the Argentine Football Association. The club is named after Joaquin Ramón Cesareo Manuel Santamarina (1827-1904), an Argentine businessman.

The club has only played one season in the Argentine Primera. In 1985, it competed in the National championships, where it finished second in their group to qualify for the 2nd round where it was eliminated by Independiente 6–3 on aggregate.

Honours

  • Torneo Argentino A (1): 2013–14
  • Torneo Argentino B (1): 2005–06
  • Liga Tandilense: 31

Club Website: http://www.csydsantamarina.com.ar/

Club Atlético Temperley

Media Prediction: 9th

Club Atlético Temperley is an Argentine sports club from the city of Temperley in Greater Buenos Aires. The club is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in the Primera División, the top flight of the Argentine football league system.

The predecessor of Temperley was the Club de Foot-ball Centenario established in 1910 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Revolución de Mayo. But the official establishment of the club was on 4 November 1912 during a meeting held at Club Arias. The first field of Centenario was in Villa Turdera, Buenos Aires. The first jersey was red with green collar.

In 1917 Temperley affiliated to the Argentine Football Association, the same year that the club decided to adopt the light-blue colors for the jersey, which would be Temperley’s distinctive color to date. After being affiliated, the team started to play at the second division two years later. In 1921 the club changed its name to “Club Atlético Temperley” in 1921. That same year the institution also signed a contract to rent a land for $20 a month.

Honours

  • Primera B: 1: 1974
  • Primera C: 1: 1994–95

Club Website: http://temperley.org.ar/

Villa Dálmine

Media Prediction: 24th

Club Villa Dálmine, commonly known as Villa Dálmine or simply Dálmine, is an Argentine football club from Campana, Buenos Aires Province. The team currently plays in Primera B Nacional, the second level of the Argentine football league system.

Due to a financial crisis, the club was named “Club Atlético Campana” between 1993 and February 2000, after which it resumed its original and current name.

t the end of the 1950s the “Dálmine SAFTA” factory, sited in the city of Campana, Buenos Aires Province, founded a social club with the purpose to allow its employees to practise sports. The club was named “Villa Dálmine”, establishing its first location on Chiclana street of that city.

The color adopted for the club was violet, therefore the club and its fans have been familiarly called “El Viola” (an expression derived from the word “violeta” in Spanish) since then. In 1960 Dálmine joins Liga Campanense de Fútbol with a team mostly formed by workers and administrative employees of the company. One year later Villa Dálmine affiliated to Torneo de Aficionados (currently Primera D), becoming champion that same year and subsequently promoting to the upper division, Primera C. The team scored the most goals and received the fewest goals during that season.

Honours

  • Primera B (1): 1988–89
  • Primera C (3): 1963, 1975, 1982, 2011–12
  • Primera D (2): 1961

Club Website: http://www.elviola.com.ar/

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