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Club Ferro Carril Oeste (usually referred simply as Ferro) is an Argentinemarker sports club founded on July 28 1904 by 95 railway workers in the Buenos Airesmarker neighbourhood of Caballitomarker. It participates in many different sports with professional football, basketball, and volleyball (men's and women's) teams, and had a very prominent role in Argentine football in the 1980s.

After the foundation, the directors and workers of the railway company, obtained from the company land to be used for a football stadium and some other sports installations. At the end of the 1970s Ferro Club had about 45,000 members.

Football

Ferro at the present time plays in the second division, they have a history of success winning having won the Argentine Primera on two occasions and the 2nd division on 5 occasions.

In 1907 they joined the amateur second division, and in 1912 the won promotion to the first division after beating Racing Club de Avellanedamarker in the final. In 1947 the club was relegated to second division, only to come back to first division 2 years later.

In the 1980s, the club had their golden period, obtaining two titles and several records.

Ferro has set three notable records in the Argentine Primera:

  • In the Metropolitano 1981 championship their goalkeeper Carlos Barisio set a national record by not conceding a goal for 1,075 minutes of football, this includes a run of 10 complete games without letting in a goal.


  • Ferro set the record for the longest run without scoring a goal; they went 875 minutes without scoring between the end of Apertura 98 and Clausura 99.


  • When Ferro won the 1982 National championship, they achieved it without losing a single game, they were only the 2nd team to achieve the feat after San Lorenzo. River Plate and Boca Juniors have also achieved this feat later in the 1990s.


The Buenos Aires Western Derby (El Clásico del Oeste) is played between Ferro and Vélez Sársfield.

Honours

The Ferro Carril Oeste team that won the 1982 Nacional


Famous coaches



Current squad

Notable former players





Volleyball

Men

Starts playing in 1953, and in 1960 arrives to First division.
  • First Division: 1977, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985
  • Copa Morgan: 1966, 1977, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
  • South American Championship: 1987, 1998


Famous players: Hugo Conte, Waldo Kantor, Esteban Martínez, Carlos Getzelevich, Daniel Castellani.

Women

Started playing also in 1953 and reaches first division in 1957.
  • First Division: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990
  • Copa Morgan: 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1998, 2004


Basketball

The men's team currently plays in the Second Division Torneo Nacional De Ascenso as it was relegated after the 2004 season. Ferro won 3 first division championships (1985, 1986 and 1989) and 3 South American titles (1981, 1982, 1987).

In the early 1980s, Ferro was one of the best sides outside the NBA, and was managed by León Najnudel, the man who thought up the current League, and the inspiration behind Argentina's later achievements, including the gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Famous players: Miguel Cortijo, Luis Oroño, Sebastián Uranga, Javier Maretto, Diego Maggi, Daniel Aréjula, Horacio López, Luis Scola.

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