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Racing Club, also known simply as Racing, is an Argentinemarker professional football club from Avellanedamarker, a suburb of Gran Buenos Aires. Founded in 1903, Racing has been historically considered one of the "big five" clubs of Argentine football. The club is currently competing in the Primera División Argentina tournament.

Racing has won the Primera División Argentina sixteen times (seven of them in the professional era), first in 1911 and most recently during the 2001 Apertura. On the international stage, the club won in 1967 both the Libertadores Cup and the Intercontinental Cup, and later in 1988 won the South American Supercup and the Inter-American Supercup.

History

Racing Club was founded on March 25 of 1903.

In 1910 is promoted to the first division.

In 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 and 1919 won seven consecutive local championships.

In 1921 and 1925 won the local championship.

In 1949 won its first local championship in the professional era. It became champion again in 1950 and 1951 for three consecutive championships.

In 1958 won the local championship.

In 1961 won the local championship.

In 1966 won the local championship.

In 1967 won the Copa Libertadores

Racing was the first Argentine football team to win the Intercontinental Cup against Scottish side Celtic F.C. in three matches.

In 1983 was relegated to second division in a controversial decision from the Association of the Argentine Football president.

In 1985 returned to the first division.

In 1988 won the South American Supercup being the first "Champion of America's Champions"

In the same year the won the Inter-American Supercup defeating the CONCACAF Camel Cup champion, Sport Herediano of Costa Rica.

In 1999 Racing went nearly bankrupt but the people of the city decided to cover the stadium's expenses.

In 2000 Racing switched management to Blanquiceleste to avoid bankruptcy.

In 2001 Racing won the Apertura championship.

In 2008 Racing switched back management to become a "civic association" again.

Stadium

Home games are played at the Estadio Juan Domingo Perón, commonly known as El Cilindro de Avellaneda. The stadium has a capacity of 64,161 and its located at the intersection of Mozart and Oreste Omar Corbatta streets, in Avellaneda. It was inaugurated in September 13, 1950, before a match against Vélez Sársfield which was won by Racing 1-0.

The home of Racing's fiercest rivals, Independiente, is located just a few meters away, exactly 3 blocks. The two clubs compete together in the Clásico de Avellaneda derby.

Current squad

Coaches since 2000



Kit evolution











Honours

National championships: (16) 1949; 1950; 1951; 1958; 1961; 1966; 2001 Apertura 1913; 1914; 1915; 1916; 1917; 1918; 1919; 1921; 1925

Copa Libertadores:
  • Champions (1): 1967


Intercontinental Cup:
  • Champions (1): 1967


Supercopa Sudamericana
  • Champions: (1) 1988


Supercopa Interamericana
  • Champions: (1) 1988


Noted former players





see also

References



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