FM19 Club Info: Argentina Superliga

Aldosivi

Media Prediction: 23rd

Club Atlético Aldosivi (usually called simply Aldosivi) is an Argentine football club based in the city of Mar del Plata. The institution was founded on March 29, 1913, and plays in the Argentine Primera División. The club’s name comes from the first two letters of the last name of their founders, Allard, Doulfus, Sillard, and Wiriott (the “w” was changed to a “v” because there was no “W” available to telegraph the official announcement).

In 1979, Aldosivi merged with two other clubs from Mar del Plata, Talleres and Banfield, and was known by the name Defensores del Puerto until 1981 when it returned to the traditional name, which it still uses today.

Honours

National

  • Primera B Nacional (1): 2017–18

Regional

  • Liga Marplatense de Fútbol:
    • First Division (6): 1973, 1974, 1975, 1989, 1993, 1994
    • Second Division (3): 1923, 1959, 1983
    • Third Division (2): 1941, 1944

Club Website: https://aldosivi.com/

Argentinos Juniors

Media Prediction: 18th

Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors is an Argentine sports club based in La Paternal, Buenos Aires. The club is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in the Argentine Primera División, and was recognized as one of the most important football teams of South America by FIFA. It is one of the eight Argentine first division teams that won the Copa Libertadores. The continental trophy was won in the club’s first entry to the contest, in 1985. The most remarkable sign of this team is the power of its youth teams, which unveiled some of the most talented footballers in Argentinian football history, with Diego Maradona as the greatest example of all.

Honours

National

  • Primera División (3):: 1984 Metropolitano, 1985 Nacional, 2010 Clausura
  • Primera B Nacional (2): 1996–97, 2016–17
  • Primera B (3): 1940, 1948, 1955

International

  • Copa Libertadores (1): 1985
  • Copa Interamericana (1): 1985

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

Atlético Tucumán

Media Prediction: 12th

Club Atlético Tucumán (mostly known as Atlético Tucumán) is an Argentinian football club based in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán of Tucumán Province. Although several sports are practised at the club, Atlético is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in the Primera División, the first division of the Argentine football league system. They played for the first time in 2017 both Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.

The Tucumán Derby is played between Atlético and its longtime rival San Martín, both of the same city. The Santo (as San Martín is nicknamed) currently plays in the Torneo Argentino A, the regionalized third division of Argentine league system.

Honours

National

  • Campeonato de Campeones de la República (1): 1959
  • Primera B Nacional (2): 2008–09, 2015
  • Torneo Argentino A (2): Clausura 2004, 2007–08

Regional

  • Federación Tucumana (21): 1920, 1921, 1924, 1927, 1930, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1951, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1972, 1973, 1975
  • Liga Tucumana (6): 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1986, 2003
  • Torneo de Competencia (8): 1926, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1951, 1953, 1957
  • Campeonato de Honor (13): 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1963

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

Club Atlético Banfield

Media Prediction: 19th

Club Atlético Banfield is an Argentine sports club located in the city of Banfield, Buenos Aires. Founded on 21 January 1896 by town residents of British origin (mostly from England and some from Scotland and Ireland), Banfield is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in Primera División, the first division of the Argentine football league system.

The club’s football greatest achievement was obtained in 2009 when it became champion of the Apertura, the first Primera División title won by the club. Apart from that championship, Banfield has also achieved two runners-up places, in 1951 and 2005. Banfield’s main rival is Club Atlético Lanús, with which the club has a strong rivalry.

Honours

  • Primera División (1): 2009 Apertura
  • Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires (1): 1920
  • Primera B Nacional (3): 1992–93, 2000–01, 2013–14
  • División Intermedia (1): 1919
  • Primera B (6): 1899, 1900, 1939, 1946, 1962, 1973

Club Website: http://clubabanfield.org/inicio/

Club Atlético Belgrano

Media Prediction: 14th

Club Atlético Belgrano mostly known simply as Belgrano or Belgrano de Córdoba is an Argentine sports club from the city of Córdoba, best known for its football team, which currently plays in Primera División, the top level of Argentine football league system. Belgrano’s stadium is the El Gigante de Alberdi, which is located in Barrio Alberdi, in the central area of the city of Cordoba.

Belgrano was founded on March 19, 1905. It was named in commemoration of the Argentine historical figure General Manuel Belgrano, and its colours were taken from the flag of Argentina, created by Belgrano himself. It´s the club in the Province of Cordoba with the most victories, and the one which has sent the most players to Seleccion Argentina.

Honours

National

  • Torneo Regional de AFA (1): 1985-86
  • First Division: Apertura 2011 runner-up, Inicial 2012 runner-up
  • Second Division: 1997-98 runner-up

Regional

  • Liga Cordobesa de Fútbol: (28)
    • 1913, 1914, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1946, 1947,
      1949, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1984, 1985, Cl 2003, 2013
  • Segunda División Liga Cordobesa (3):: 1908, 1909, 1910
  • Unión Cordobesa de Fútbol (1): 1956
  • Primera División Asociación Cordobesa (2): 1984, 1985
  • Campeonato Provincial Asociación Cordobesa (3): 1983, 1984, 1985
  • Torneo Regional de Córdoba (9): 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1985 [3]
  • Torneo del Interior (1): 1985–86 [3]
  • Torneo Regional de AFA (8): 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981,

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

Boca Juniors

Media Prediction: 1st

Club Atlético Boca Juniors is an Argentine professional sports club based in La Boca neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. Boca Juniors is mostly known for its professional football team which, since its promotion in 1913, has always played in the Argentine Primera División, becoming the most successful team of Argentina in number of official titles, with 67 won to date. National titles won by Boca Juniors include 33 Primera División championships, and 12 domestic cups. Boca Juniors also owns an honorary title awarded by the Argentine Football Association for their successful tour of Europe in 1925.

Internationally, the Boca Juniors have won a total of 22 international titles, with 18 organised by CONMEBOL and other international bodies. Consequently, Boca is ranked fourth in the world in terms of number of internationally recognized titles, together with A.C. Milan and behind Real Madrid (25), FC Barcelona, (20) and Egyptian side Al Ahly (20). Boca Juniors’ international achievements also include Tie Cup, Copa de Honor Cousenier, and Copa Escobar-Gerona, organized jointly by the Argentine and Uruguayan Associations.

Boca Juniors is also one of only eight teams to have won CONMEBOL’s treble. Their success usually has Boca ranked among the IFFHS’s Club World Ranking Top 25, which they have reached the top position six times (mostly during the coaching tenure of Carlos Bianchi). Boca was named by the IFFHS as the top South American club of the first decade of the 21st century (2001–2010). Boca Juniors is also known to be one of the most popular football clubs in Argentina, along with River Plate.

Boca has always had a fierce rivalry with River Plate, as both clubs were established in La Boca. Matches between them are known as the Superclásico, and are one of the most heated rivalries in Argentina and the world, as both clubs are the two most popular in the country. Boca’s home stadium is Estadio Alberto J. Armando, which is colloquially known as La Bombonera. The youth academy has produced many Argentine internationals such as Sebastián Battaglia, Nicolás Burdisso, Carlos Tevez, Éver Banega, and Fernando Gago, who have played or are playing for top European clubs.

Honours

National

League

  • PrimeraDivisión (33): 1919, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1930, 1931 LAF, 1934 LAF, 1935, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1954, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1969 Nacional, 1970 Nacional, 1976 Metropolitano, 1976 Nacional, 1981 Metropolitano, 1992 Apertura, 1998 Apertura, 1999 Clausura, 2000 Apertura, 2003 Apertura, 2005 Apertura, 2006 Clausura, 2008 Apertura, 2011 Apertura, 2015, 2016–17, 2017–18

National Cups

  • Copa Argentina (3): 1969, 2012, 2015
  • Copa de Competencia Jockey Club (2): 1919, 1925
  • Copa Dr. Carlos Ibarguren (5): 1919, 1923, 1924, 1940, 1944 [
  • Copa Estímulo (1): 1926
  • Copa de Competencia Británica George VI (1): 1946

International

  • Intercontinental Cup (3): 1977, 2000, 2003
  • Copa Libertadores (6): 1977, 1978, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007
  • Copa Sudamericana (2): 2004, 2005
  • Recopa Sudamericana (4): 1990, 2005, 2006, 2008
  • Supercopa Sudamericana (1): 1989
  • Copa de Oro (1): 1993
  • Copa Master de Supercopa (1): 1992
  • Tie Cup (1): 1919
  • Copa de Honor Cousenier (1) : 1920
  • Copa de Confraternidad Escobar–Gerona (2): 1945, 1946

Friendly

  • Antonio Puerta Trophy (Spain): 2016
  • Copa 100 Años de Atilio García (Uruguay): 2014
  • Mohammed V Trophy: 1964
  • Trofeo Ciudad de San Sebastián (Spain): 1966
  • Trofeo Ciudad de Valladolid (Spain): 1975
  • Trofeo Isla de Tenerife: 1993
  • Vodafone Cup (England): 2004

Club Website: http://www.bocajuniors.com.ar/?lang=en

Club Atlético Colón

Media Prediction: 15th

Club Atlético Colón commonly referred to as Colón de Santa Fe is a sports club from Santa Fe, Argentina. The football team plays in the first division of the Argentine football league system, the Argentine Primera División.

The club was founded on 5 May 1905, as “Colón Foot-ball Club” by a group of friends that were enthusiastic about football. It was named after Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus), whose biography was being studied by one of the boys at the time.

The first game played by Colón in Primera was v Chacarita Juniors on 6 May 1966. After the first season in the top level Colón finished 16th, but the following year the structure of Argentine football was changed so as there were two championships each season, the Metropolitano and the Nacional, with entrance to the latter originally only available to the higher placed Metropolitano teams. Colon did not qualify for the Nacional until 1968, although the squad did then managed a 6th place finish.

Honours

  • Primera B: 1965
  • Torneo de Honor: 1950

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

Defensa y Justicia

Media Prediction: 22nd

Club Social y Deportivo Defensa y Justicia, commonly known as Defensa y Justicia or simply Defensa, is an Argentine football club from Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires. The team currently plays in the Primera División, the top division of the Argentine football league system. Home games are played at the Estadio Norberto “Tito” Tomaghello which has a capacity of approximately 18,000.

The institution was founded on 20 March 1935 by a group of friends who wanted to form a local team. There are no sources explaining how the name was given to the club. Presided by Norberto Tomaghello, Defensa y Justicia affiliated to Argentine Football Association, built its stadium, which was opened in occasion of a friendly match against Boca Juniors reserve team in December 1977.

The club’s original colors were blue with white collars and cuffs, which were changed to yellow with green details. These were the colors of the bus line “El Halcón”, a company that belonged to the club president at the time. This company used its buses to bring the fans to away games, and thus received the nickname “Los Halcones de Varela”.

Honours

  • Primera B (2): 1996–97, 2013–14
  • Primera C (1): 1985
  • Primera D (1): 1982

Club Website: http://www.defensayjusticia.org.ar/

Estudiantes de La Plata

Media Prediction: 9th

Club Estudiantes de La Plata, simply referred to as Estudiantes, is an Argentine professional sports club based in La Plata. The club’s football team currently competes in the Primera División, where it has spent most of its history.

The club is amongst the most successful teams in Argentina. In 1967, Estudiantes was the first team outside the traditional “big five” to win a professional league title. Since then, the squad has won four more league titles to bring the total to five. It has had even greater international success, having won six international titles. Estudiantes’ international silverware consists of four Copa Libertadores (including three straight from 1968–70), an Intercontinental Cup, and an Interamerican Cup.

The club was founded in 1905 when a group of players and fans decided to break away from Gimnasia de La Plata, which favored indoor sports over football. Matches between the two clubs are known as the Clásico Platense. The Estudiantes home stadium (Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi) is undergoing renovations, so the team plays in the city-owned Estadio Único de La Plata.

Honours

National

League

  • Primera División (6): 1913 FAF, 1967 Metropolitano, 1982 Metropolitano, 1983 Nacional, 2006 Apertura, 2010 Apertura
  • Primera B Nacional (1): 1994–95
  • Primera B (2): 1935, 1954
  • Intermedia (1): 1911

National Cups

  • Copa Adrián C. Escobar (1): 1944
  • Copa Gral. P. Ramírez (1): 1945

International

  • Copa Libertadores (4): 1968, 1969, 1970, 2009
  • Intercontinental Cup (1): 1968
  • Copa Interamericana (1): 1968

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

Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata

Media Prediction: 17th

Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata also known simply as Gimnasia or the acronym GELP, is a professional Argentine sports club based in the city of La Plata, Buenos Aires Province. Founded in 1887 as “Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima”, the club is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in the Primera División, the first division of the Argentine football league system.

The “Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata” was founded on 3 June 1887 as a civil association, and thus is the oldest surviving football club still participating in the Argentine league. The club also claims to be the oldest football club in the Americas, despite other football clubs, such as Peruvian Lima Cricket F.C., have older foundation dates. Its foundation came barely five years after the creation of the City of La Plata in 1882.

The first sports offered to its members were, as its Spanish name indicates, gymnastics and fencing. Clubs supporting these sports were common among the upper classes at the end of the 19th century (cf. the prior foundation of Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires in 1880). Later on, other disciplines were added, including track and field, football, basketball and rugby.

Honours

Official
  • Primera División (1): 1929
  • Copa Centenario de la AFA (1): 1993
  • División Intermedia (1): 1915
  • Copa Bullrich (1): 1915
  • Primera B (3): 1944, 1947, 1952
Friendly
  • Copa Amistad (2): 1977, 2006
  • Copa Ciudad de Mar del Plata (1): 2009
  • Copa Municipalidad de La Plata (2): 1999, 2001
  • Copa Gobernador Alende (1): 1960
  • Copa Colonia del Sacramento (1): 1998
  • Cuadrangular de Asunción (1): 1975
  • Copa San Martín de Tours (1): 1973
  • Copa Cristal (1): 2005

Club Website: http://www.gimnasia.org.ar/

Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba

Media Prediction: 20th

Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba, known simply as Godoy Cruz, is an Argentine sports club from Godoy Cruz, Mendoza. The club is best known for its football team, that plays in the Primera División, the top level of the Argentine football league system.

Godoy Cruz was born as an institution in 1921. It all started when a group of friends, gathered in the “Victoria Bar” (located opposite the departmental square at that time), decided to found a club, taking advantage of the boom at the time . Thus was born on 1 June 1921, the Club Sportivo Godoy Cruz with the novice presidency of Don Romero Garay.

The club was founded on 21 June 1921 under the name sportivo Godoy Cruz, and changed to its current name on 25 April 1930 after the fusion with Deportivo Bodega Antonio Tomba. In 1959, Godoy Cruz’ stadium, the [Estadio Feliciano Gambarte], was constructed. The stadium is nicknamed La Bodega (Spanish for “wine cellar”) and holds 21,000 people.

Honours

National

  • Primera B Nacional (2): Apertura 2005, 2005–06
  • Torneo del Interior (1) 1993–94

Regional

  • Mendoza Football League (12): 1944, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1968, Apertura 1987, Apertura 1989, 1989, 1990, Clausura 1993, Apertura 1993.

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

Club Atlético Huracán

Media Prediction: 10th

Club Atlético Huracán is an Argentine sports club from the Parque Patricios neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The club is notable for its football team, that currently plays in the Primera División, the top level of the Argentine football league system. Its home stadium is the Estadio Tomás Adolfo Ducó.

Huracán was founded on 1 November 1908 in the Nueva Pompeya neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The club’s name and nickname (Globo, literally “Balloon”) comes from the Huracán (“Hurricane”) balloon flown by Jorge Newbery in 1909. Its supporters are called los Quemeros (“the Burners”) because the stadium is located in a former garbage burning area.

Since its establishment, Huracán has won 13 domestic titles (including five Primera División championships, and most recently the 2014 Supercopa Argentina). Apart from those achievements, the team has finished as runner-up of the top division seven times (the last one in the 2009 Clausura). Huracán’s historical rival is San Lorenzo de Almagro.

Honours

National

League

  • Primera División (5): 1921, 1922, 1925, 1928, 1973 Metropolitano
  • División Intermedia (1): 1913
  • Primera B Nacional (2): 1989–90, 1999–00

National Cups

  • Copa Estímulo (1): 1920
  • Copa Dr. Carlos Ibarguren (2): 1922, 1925
  • Copa Adrián C. Escobar (2): 1942, 1943
  • Copa de Competencia Británica George VI (1): 1944
  • Copa Argentina (1): 2013–14
  • Supercopa Argentina (1): 2014

Club Website: https://cahuracan.com/

Club Atlético Independiente

Media Prediction: 3rd

Club Atlético Independiente is an Argentine professional sports club, which has its headquarters and stadium in the city of Avellaneda in Greater Buenos Aires. The club is best known for its football team, which plays in the Primera División and is considered one of Argentina’s Big Five football clubs. The club holds a long-standing rivalry with neighbor Racing Club de Avellaneda in the Avellaneda derby, referred to as El Clásico de Avellaneda.

Independiente was officially founded on 1 January 1905, although the institution had been formed on 4 August 1904 and had already played in Argentina’s first division. Originally from Monserrat, a historic neighborhood of Buenos Aires, the club moved to Avellaneda in 1907. The football team has won 16 Primera División titles (the last one was the 2002 Apertura) and 9 National cups.

In international club football competitions, Independiente has won a total of 20 titles, 18 of them being organised by CONMEBOL and other associations. Independiente’s achievements include a record of seven Copa Libertadores won, being the only club to win four finals in a row, between 1972 and 1975. The club has won the Copa Interamericana three times, the Supercopa Sudamericana twice, the Recopa Sudamericanaonce, the Intercontinental Cup twice (1973 and 1984), and the Copa Sudamericana twice, in 2010 and 2017. The 2018 Suruga Bank Championship was its most recent achievement. Other international titles won by Independiente include two Rioplatense Copa Aldao competitions, organized by Argentine and Uruguayan Associations together.

Honours

National

League

  • Primera División (16): 1922, 1926, 1938, 1939, 1948, 1960, 1963, 1967 Nacional, 1970 Metropolitano, 1971 Metropolitano, 1977 Nacional, 1978 Nacional, 1983 Metropolitano, 1988–89, 1994 Clausura, 2002 Apertura

National Cups

  • Copa Ibarguren (2): 1938, 1939
  • Copa Adrián C. Escobar (1): 1939
  • Copa de Competencia La Nación (1): 1914
  • Copa de Competencia Jockey Club (1): 1917
  • Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires (1): 1918
  • Copa de Competencia (AAm) (3): 1924, 1925, 1926
  • Copa Bullrich (1): 1909

International

  • Intercontinental Cup (2): 1973, 1984
  • Copa Libertadores (7): 1964, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1984
  • Copa Sudamericana (2): 2010, 2017
  • Recopa Sudamericana (1): 1995
  • Suruga Bank Championship (1): 2018
  • Copa Interamericana (3): 1973, 1974, 1975
  • Supercopa Sudamericana (2): 1994, 1995
  • Copa Dr. Ricardo Aldao (2): 1938, 1939

Club Website: http://clubaindependiente.com/

Club Atlético Lanús

Media Prediction: 6th

Club Atlético Lanús is an Argentine sports club from the Lanús district of Greater Buenos Aires. Founded on 3 January 1915, the club’s main sports are football and basketball. In both sports, Lanús plays in Argentina’s top divisions: Primera División (football) and Liga Nacional de Básquet (basketball). In football, Lanús has won six major championships in its history: the 1996 Copa CONMEBOL (the predecessor of the current Copa Sudamericana), the 2007 Apertura, the 2013 Copa Sudamericana, the 2016 Argentine Primera División, the 2016 Bicentenario national cup and the 2017 Supercopa Argentina.

In 1854 Anacarsis Lanús arrived from France and acquired the lands where he would later establish the city of Lanús, one of the biggest suburbs of Greater Buenos Aires. Two institutions were named “Lanús” by that time. One of them was Lanús Athletic Club, which took part of the 1897 Argentine Primera División championship although the club then abandoned the tournament. The other club was Lanús United (predecessor of current Club Atlético Lanús) which participated in the Copa de Competencia, organised by dissident Federación Argentina de Football in 1913 and 1914.

On 3 January 1915, a new club was established from the merging of two institutions, Lanús United (that was in a desperate financial situation) and Club El Progreso. Miguel Usaray was designed as President, the first in the history of the club. In an assemble held on 27 January 1915, the name “Club Atlético Lanús” was officially established.

Honours

National

League

  • Primera División (2): 2007 Apertura, 2016
  • Primera B (4): 1950, 1964, 1971, 1976

National Cups

  • Copa del Bicentenario (1): 2016
  • Supercopa Argentina (1): 2016

International

  • Copa CONMEBOL (1): 1996
  • Copa Sudamericana (1): 2013

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

Newell’s Old Boys

Media Prediction: 11th

Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys is an Argentine sports club based in Rosario, Santa Fe. The club was founded on 3 November 1903, and is named after Isaac Newell, from the English county of Kent, one of the pioneers of Argentine football.

Originally a member of Rosario’s Football Association, Newell’s affiliated to the Argentine Football Association (AFA) in 1939. They were the 2013 champions in Argentine football, and have won AFA’s Primera División six times throughout their history. Newell’s has also been twice Copa Libertadores runner-up (in 1988 and 1992).

The club’s football stadium is the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa, named after the team’s former player and manager Marcelo Bielsa (twice champion, and runner-up of one Copa Libertadores). Newell’s plays the Rosario derby against Rosario Central, a club with which they have a huge historical rivalry.

Newell’s is also notable for its youth divisions, being one of the clubs with most national titles in AFA’s youth tournaments. Players from the club’s youths who have represented Argentina at World Cups are Gabriel Batistuta, Éver Banega, Walter Samuel, Américo Gallego, Jorge Valdano, Gabriel Heinze, Roberto Sensini, Mauricio Pochettino and Maxi Rodríguez, among others. Lionel Messi also played in the club’s youths, but left at a young age to Barcelona to seek treatment for his growth hormone deficiency, while Diego Maradona played briefly for the first team in 1993.

Honours

League

  • Primera División (6): 1974 Metropolitano, 1987–88, 1990–91, 1992 Clausura, 2004 Apertura, 2013 Final

National Cups

  • Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires (1): 1911
  • Copa Ibarguren (1): 1921
  • Copa Adrián C. Escobar (1): 1949

Regional

  • Liga Rosarina:
    • Copa Santiago Pinasco (2): 1905, 1906
    • Copa Nicaso Vila (9): 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1918, 1921, 1922, 1929
  • Asociación Rosarina:
    • Trofeo Luciano Molinas (4): 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935
    • Copa Estímulo (2): 1925 and 1933

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

Club Atlético Patronato

Media Prediction: 26th

The Club Atlético Patronato de la Juventud Católica (commonly called Patronato or Patronato de Paraná) is an Argentine football club based in Paraná, Entre Ríos. The squad currently plays in Primera División, the top division of Argentine football league system.

The club debuted in Primera División in 1978, playing the Nacional championship. In December 2015, Patronato achieved its second promotion to Primera after defeating Santamarina de Tandil by penalty shoot-out.

Honours

  • Torneo Argentino A: 1
2009–10
  • Torneo Argentino B: 1
2007-08
  • Regional tournament: 1
1978

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

Racing Club de Avellaneda

Media Prediction: 4th

Racing Club, also known simply as Racing, is an Argentine professional sports club based in Avellaneda, a city of Greater Buenos Aires. Founded in 1903, Racing has been historically considered one of the “big five” clubs of Argentine football. Racing currently plays in the Primera División, the top division of the Argentine league system.

Racing has won the Primera División 17 times (with a record of seven consecutive championships between 1913 and 1919), apart from winning 12 National cups such as five Copa Ibarguren, four Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires and one Copa Beccar Varela. Due to those achievements the team was nicknamed “La Academia” (“The Academy of Football”) which still identifies the club and its supporters.

On international stage, the club has won 6 titles, 3 of them organised by CONMEBOL and other international bodies. Those achievements include one Copa Libertadores, one Intercontinental Cup and the first edition of the Supercopa Sudamericana. In addition, Racing won Rioplatense competitions Copa Aldao twice and Copa de Honor Cousenier once.

The first team plays its home games in the Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón, nicknamed El Cilindro de Avellaneda (in English: “The Cylinder of Avellaneda”).

Honours

National

League

  • PrimeraDivisión (17): 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1925, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1961, 1966, 2001 Apertura, 2014
  • Primera B (1): 1910

National Cups

  • Copa Carlos Ibarguren (5): 1913, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918
  • Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires (4): 1912, 1913, 1915, 1917
  • Copa de Honor Adrián Beccar Varela (1): 1932
  • Copa de Competencia (LAF) (1): 1933
  • Copa de Competencia Británica George VI (1): 1945

International

  • Copa Intercontinental (1): 1967
  • Copa Libertadores (1): 1967
  • Supercopa Sudamericana (1): 1988
  • Copa de Honor Cousenier (1): 1913
  • Campeonato Rioplatense Copa Dr. Ricardo C. Aldao (2): 1917, 1918

Friendly

  • Supercopa Interamericana (1): 1988
  • Trofeo Costa del Sol (1): 1968

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

Club Atlético River Plate

Media Prediction: 2nd

Club Atlético River Plate is an Argentine professional sports club based in the Belgrano neighborhood of Buenos Aires, and named after the British English rendering of the city’s estuary, Río de la Plata. Although many sports are practiced at the club, River is best known for its professional football team, which has won Argentina’s Primera División championship a record of 36 times, including its latest title, 2014 Final. Domestic achievements also include 11 National cups, with the 2017 Supercopa Argentina as the most recent which places River Plate as the most winning team of domestic competitions with 47 titles won in the top division. In Second Division, the club has won two titles, in 1908 and 2011-12.

At international level, River Plate has won 16 titles, with ten organised by CONMEBOL and other international bodies. River Plate’s achievements include three Copa Libertadores, one Intercontinental Cup, one Supercopa Sudamericana, one Copa Sudamericana, two Recopa Sudamericana, one Copa Interamericana and one Suruga Bank Championship. Furthermore, the club has also won six tournaments organized by AFA and AUF together: five Copa Dr. Ricardo Aldao, and one Tie Cup. In addition, River Plate’s reserve team won the U-20 Copa Libertadores in 2012.

In a survey published by the Argentine Football Association in 2016, 6 out of 11 players of the all-time Argentine national team had played for River Plate. Previously, in 2000, River Plate had been honored by FIFA as the 9th best club of the century in the world and the best Argentine football club in that ranking.

Among other achievements, River Plate is at the top of the list in the All-time Argentine Primera División table, being the Argentine team with most won games, least defeated games, most points accumulated, most goals scored, least goals against and best goal difference since the first championship held in 1891 and is third in the Historical table of the Copa Libertadores being the South American team with most won games.

River Plate is the first and only team to simultaneously hold CONMEBOL’s four current major international competitions, after winning the 2014 Copa Sudamericana, 2015 Recopa Sudamericana, the 2015 Copa Libertadores, and the 2015 Suruga Bank Championship.

In 2000, River Plate was named by FIFA as the 9th club of the century and it was the best Argentine football club in that ranking. In 2010, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics placed River Plate in the 9th place in a ranking that included the best teams of the world during the 1990 and 2000 decades. River was the South American club with the best position in the table.

The club was officially founded in 1901 and took its name from the common English name for the Río de la Plata. River has a fierce rivalry with Boca Juniors. Matches between them are known as Superclásico, and the two teams’ rivalry is amongst the most heated in the sport, due to their local and global popularity. River’s home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, known simply as El Monumental, which is the largest stadium in the country.

Honours

National

League

  • Primera División (36): 1920, 1932 LAF, 1936 (Copa Campeonato), 1936 (Copa de Oro) 1937, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1975 Metropolitano, 1975 Nacional, 1977 Metropolitano, 1979 Metropolitano, 1979 Nacional, 1980 Metropolitano, 1981 Nacional, 1985–86, 1989–90, 1991 Apertura, 1993 Apertura, 1994 Apertura, 1996 Apertura, 1997 Apertura, 1997 Clausura, 1999 Apertura, 2000 Clausura, 2002 Clausura, 2003 Clausura, 2004 Clausura, 2008 Clausura, 2014 Final
  • Primera B Nacional (1): 2011–12
  • Segunda División (1): 1908

National Cups

  • Copa Argentina (2): 2016, 2017
  • Supercopa Argentina (1): 2017
  • Copa Campeonato (1): 2014
  • Copa de Competencia Jockey Club (1): 1914
  • Copa de Competencia (LAF) (1): 1932
  • Copa Dr. Carlos Ibarguren (4): 1937, 1941, 1942, 1952
  • Copa Adrián C. Escobar (1): 1941

International

  • Intercontinental Cup (1): 1986
  • Copa Libertadores (3): 1986, 1996, 2015
  • Copa Interamericana (1): 1986
  • Supercopa Sudamericana (1): 1997 [note 2]
  • Copa Sudamericana (1): 2014
  • Recopa Sudamericana (2): 2015, 2016
  • Suruga Bank Championship (1): 2015
  • Tie Cup (1): 1914
  • Copa Dr. Ricardo Aldao (5): 1936, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1947

Friendly international

  • Supercopa Euroamericana (1): 2015

Youth international

  • U-20 Copa Libertadores (1): 2012

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

Rosario Central

Media Prediction: 7th

Club Atlético Rosario Central is a sports club based in Rosario, Argentina, that plays in the Argentine Primera División. The club was officially founded December 24, 1889 by a group of railway workers, taking its name from the British-owned Central Argentine Railway company. One of the oldest Argentine teams, it is considered a pioneer in its hometown and the only one of current Rosarian teams to have won an international title organised by CONMEBOL and recognised by FIFA: the Copa Conmebol, won by the club in 1995.

Originally member of the Rosario’s Football Association, the club affiliated to the Argentine Football Association (AFA) in 1939. Since then, Rosario Central has won the Argentine’s First Division four times; its last domestic title was the 1986–87 season. In addition, Rosario Central won the Conmebol Cup (the precursor of the current Copa Sudamericana) once, in 1995, being the only team in Santa Fe province which has won an official international title recognised by FIFA.

In 2012, the club was considered by FIFA as one of the 11 most classical clubs in Argentine football.

Rosario Central has a strong rivalry with Newell’s Old Boys. The matches played between them are named “El Clasico Rosarino”, and is amongst the most heated rivalries in Argentina due to both teams and due to Rosario’s local popularity. Rosario Central’s home stadium is Estadio Dr. Lisandro de la Torre, known simply as “El Gigante de Arroyito” (The Giant of Arroyito).

Honours

National

League

  • Primera División (4): 1971 Nacional, 1973 Nacional, 1980 Nacional, 1986–87
  • Primera B Nacional (1): 2012–13
  • Primera B (3): 1942, 1951, 1985

National Cups

  • Copa de Competencia La Nación (1): 1913
  • Copa Dr. Carlos Ibarguren (1): 1915
  • Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires (1): 1916
  • Copa de Competencia Jockey Club (1): 1916
  • Copa de Competencia (Asociación Amateurs) (1): 1920

International

  • Copa Conmebol (1): 1995

Regional

  • Federación Santafesina:
    • Santa Fe Cup (1): 2017
  • Liga Rosarina:
    • Copa Nicaso Vila (10): 1908, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1930
    • Copa Estímulo (1): 1922
  • Federación Rosarina (1): 1913 
  • Asociación Amateurs Rosarina (2)2: 1920, 1921
  • Asociación Rosarina de Fútbol:1
    • Torneo Luciano Molinas (2): 1937, 1938 
    • Torneo Preparación (1): 1936
      • Torneo Hermenegildo Ivancich (1): 1937

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

San Lorenzo de Almagro

Media Prediction: 5th

Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro, commonly known as San Lorenzo de Almagro or simply San Lorenzo (in English: Saint Lawrence), is an Argentine sports club based in the Boedo district of Buenos Aires. It is best known for its football team, which plays in the Primera División, the first tier of the Argentine football league system. San Lorenzo is also considered one of the “big five” (“Los 5 Grandes”) of Argentine football by Argentine press, with Independiente, River Plate, Boca Juniors, and Racing Club.

San Lorenzo plays its home games at Estadio Pedro Bidegain, popularly known as Nuevo Gasómetro. The stadium and sports facilities are located in Bajo Flores district of the Buenos Aires, considered one of the most dangerous neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. The club’s previous stadium was the Viejo Gasómetro, located in the Boedo district. After the match was played there in 1979, the Gasómetro was expropriated by the de facto Government of Argentina and then sold to chain of supermarkets Carrefour. The club currently has five headquarters: three in Boedo, one in Monserrat, and one at Bajo Flores, all of them in the city of Buenos Aires. San Lorenzo also plans to expand its main seat on La Plata Avenue, while a 15-hectare campus in Ezeiza is projected to develop an olympic football program.

San Lorenzo’s historical rival is Huracán, located in Parque Patricios. The two clubs play one of the older derbies in Argentina. Some supporters consider this derby as the third most important after Superclásico and Clásico de Avellaneda, in addition to being one of the most uneven derbies of Argentine Football.

Honours

National

League

  • Primera División (15): 1923, 1924, 1927, 1933, 1936 (Copa de Honor), 1946, 1959, 1968 Metropolitano, 1972 Metropolitano, 1972 Nacional, 1974 Nacional, 1995 Clausura, 2001 Clausura, 2007 Clausura, 2013 Inicial
  • Primera División B (2): 1914, 1982

National Cups

  • Copa de la República (1): 1943
  • Supercopa Argentina (1): 2015

Unofficial Cups

Not recognized as official titles by the Argentine Football Association.

  • Copa San Martín de Tours (1): 1994
  • Copa Jorge Newbery (1): 1964 

International

  • Copa Libertadores (1): 2014
  • Copa Mercosur (1): 2001
  • Copa Sudamericana (1): 2002
  • Copa Aldao (1): 1927
  • Copa Campeonato del Río de la Plata (1): 1923

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

San Martín de San Juan

Media Prediction: 24th

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 Primera División, the first division of the Argentine football league system.

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 2007/8 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.

San Martín has played in the Argentine First Division since 2015, when the tournament was expanded to include 30 teams. It avoided relegation by placing 17th in the 2015 season, 13th in the 2016 season and 22nd in the 2016/17 season.

It currently plays most matches in the Hilario Sánchez stadium in Concepción, 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.

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

San Martín de Tucumán

Media Prediction: 25th

Club Atlético San Martín (mostly known as San Martín de Tucumán) is an Argentine sports club founded in 1909 and based in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán Province. The club is notable for its football team, which currently plays in Primera División, the top division of Argentina.

San Martin played every season in the Nacional championship between 1968 and 1985. El Santo has also played 3 seasons in the Argentine Primera División, in 1988–89, 1991–92 and in 2008–09.

The club’s most notable victory was a 6–1 win over Boca Juniors in La Bombonera on November 20, 1988. After playing the 2008–09 season in Argentina’s First Division, San Martín was relegated to Primera B Nacional. In 2011, after losing the Promoción, San Martín was relegated again to a lower division, the Torneo Argentino A.

Honours

National

  • Copa Gral. P. Ramírez (1): 1944
  • Primera B Nacional (1): 2007–08
  • Torneo Argentino B (1): 2005
  • Torneo Argentino C: 1: 1988

Regional

  • Federación Tucumana de Fútbol (20): 1919, 1923, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1976
  • Liga Tucumana de Fútbol (7): 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2004
  • Copa Competencia (7): 1921, 1922, 1936, 1940, 1947, 1948, 1964
  • Copa de Honor (12): 1922, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1965, 1973, 1974
  • Copa de Preparación (1): 1975

Club Website: http://clubatleticosanmartin.com/

Talleres de Córdoba

Media Prediction: 13th

Club Atlético Talleres mostly known simply as Talleres [taˈʎeɾes] or Talleres de Córdoba [taˈʎeɾes ðe ˈkoɾðoβa]) is an Argentine sports club from the city of Córdoba. The institution is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in the Argentine Primera División. Talleres’ main rival is Belgrano.

The club was founded in 1913 as Club Atletico Talleres de Córdoba by workers of the Córdoba Central Railway, with support from the company. In 1914 Talleres joined the Córdoba local league.

In 1969 the team played for the first time in the Argentine Primera División in the Nacional Championship. During the 1970s, the heyday of the Córdoba local league in the national scene, they participated several times in the Nacional championship, on 1976 Luis Ludueña was the championship top scorer with 12 goals, in the 1977 Nacional Championship Talleres finished in second place, losing to Independiente the finals on the away goals rule, and on 1978 José Reinaldi scored 18 goals and was the championship top scorer. Talleres contributed three players to the Argentine squad that won the 1978 FIFA World Cup, with Talleres’ captain Luis Galván as a starter in the final as a center back. Miguel Oviedo and Jose Daniel Valencia were substitutes. The ’78 WC team featured several other prominent players that got their start in the golden era of the Córdoba local league, such as Mario Kempes and Osvaldo Ardiles, both at Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba in the early-1970s.

Honours

National

League

  • Primera B Nacional (2): 1997–98, 2016
  • Torneo Federal A (2): 2012–13, 2015

International

  • Copa Conmebol (1): 1999

Regional

  • Liga Cordobesa de Fútbol (27): 1915, 1916, 1918, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1934, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1969, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979

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

Club Atlético Tigre

Media Prediction: 16th

lub Atlético Tigre is an Argentine sports club from Victoria, Buenos Aires. The club is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in Argentine Primera División.

The club was founded on 3 August 1902 in the city of Tigre. The team debuted at Argentine Primera División in 1915, playing its first match against Argentino de Quilmes, losing by 3–1. Tigre finally finished 18th of 25 teams.

Tigre would last in Primera División during all the amateur era. When football became professional in Argentina many teams were relegated but Tigre remained in the top division. The squad’s first professional match was on 31 May 1931, playing against San Lorenzo de Almagro in the Viejo Gasómetro stadium. The first win came in the 3rd fixture when Tigre defeated Racing Club by 1–0.

Honours

  • Primera B (4): 1945, 1953, 1979, 2004–05
  • División Intermedia (1): 1912
  • Trofeo Jaime Sarlanga (1): 1967

Club Website: http://catigre.com.ar/

Unión de Santa Fe

Media Prediction: 21st

Club Atlético Unión mostly known as Unión de Santa Fe [uˈnjon de santa ˈfe]CA Unión de Santa Fe or simply Unión) is a sports club from Santa Fe, the capital city of the Santa Fe Province, in Argentina. The club was founded in April 15, 1907 and plays in the Argentine Primera División.

In 1965, the football team was promoted to the Segunda División Argentina for the first time. The team has played there for many years, alternating with periods in the second division. Unión’s supporters are called “unionistas”, “tatengues”, while the squad is usually nicknamed “El Tate”. The colours of the club consist of red and white vertical stripes.

In 1979 Unión played the final matches of the Nacional championship, but lost at the hands of River Plate, because the goal scored by River in the first match (with a final score of 1–1) ended up in an average over Union according to the away goals rule applied to that tournament.

The most famous footballers who played for Unión are Leopoldo Luque, World Cup winner with Argentina in 1978, and Nery Pumpido, the goalkeeper of the national team that won the World Cup in Mexico 1986.

Honours

National

  • Primera B (1): 1966

Regional

  • Liga Santafesina de Fútbol (36): 1915, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1953, 1954, 1955,
    1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, Classificatorio 1971, Selectivo 1971, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1994, Apertura 2000, Apertura 2003, Apertura 2010

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

Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield

Media Prediction: 8th

Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield is an Argentine sports club based in Liniers, Buenos Aires. Its football team plays in Primera División, the highest level of the Argentine league system. Founded in 1910, the club have spent most of their history in the top tier of Argentine football. The club’s home ground is the 49,540-capacity José Amalfitani stadium, where they have played since 1951.

One of the most successful clubs in Argentine football, Vélez Sarsfield had their first major success in 1968, when they won the league championship, and subsequently made regular seasons between 1970 and 1990. The club have enjoyed their greatest period of success in the past two decades, winning 15 trophies since 1993. Domestically, Vélez have won ten Primera División titles, while in continental competiciones have won five international cups (including both the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup). It is one of eight teams to have won CONMEBOL’s treble.

Vélez Sarsfield’s regular kit colours are white shirts and shorts, with some details in blue. The club’s crest has been changed several times in attempts to re-brand the club and modernise its image. It is one of the most supported clubs in Argentina.

Vélez foundation dates back to the last days of 1909, when rain interrupted an informal football game played near the Vélez Sarsfield railway station of the Buenos Aires Western Railway, which served the barrio of Vélez Sársfield, named after jurist Dalmacio Vélez Sarsfield. (Vélez Sarsfield station is in Floresta barrio and was renamed Floresta station in 1944.) Three of the young men whose game got interrupted, Julio Guglielmone, Martín Portillo and Nicolás Marín Moreno, sheltered in the station and discussed the possibility of founding a football club to practice the sport more seriously. The club was officially founded on 1 January 1910, in Marín Moreno’s house. The founders decided to call the new club Club Atlético Argentinos de Vélez Sarsfield (in English: Argentines of Vélez Sarsfield Athletic Club), and appointed Luis Barredo as their first chairman. They also decided to form two teams (one for the Argentine third division and the other for the fourth) and chose to sport white shirts, that were easy to obtain for everyone. In 1912, however, the directive board decided to change the uniform to navy blue shirts and white shorts. Vélez Sarsfield first home ground was a piece of land located between the streets of Ensenada, Provincias Unidas (currently Juan Bautista Alberdi), Mariano Acosta and Convención (currently José Bonifacio). This block is in Floresta barrio, where it meets Vélez Sársfield and Parque Avellaneda barrios.

Honours

Domestic

League

  • Primera División (10): 1968 Nacional, 1993 Clausura, 1995 Apertura, 1996 Clausura, 1998 Clausura, 2005 Clausura, 2009 Clausura, 2011 Clausura, 2012 Inicial, 2012–13
  • Primera B (1): 1943
  • Primera C (2): 1914 FAF, 1922

National Cups

  • Supercopa Argentina (1): 2013

International

  • Copa Libertadores (1): 1994
  • Supercopa Sudamericana (1): 1996
  • Copa Interamericana (1): 1994 (played in 1996)
  • Recopa Sudamericana (1): 1997

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

References:

AFA Official

SuperLiga Argentina

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