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Alumni Athletic Club
Alumni Athletic Club, usually just Alumni, is a rugby union and former Association football sports club from the Belgrano district of Buenos Aires in Argentina. The club was founded in 1891, with the name Buenos Aires English High School.
The club were the most successful teams in the amateur era of Argentine football, winning 10 of the 14 league championships they contested.
Alumni played a local derby with Belgrano Athletic Club, the local rivals dominated Argentine football for more than a decade. The two clubs won all 13 league championships contested between 1899 and 1911.
Alumni participated in the inaugural Association Football League (AAFL) league in 1893, and played again in 1895 and 1900, under the name English High School. In 1901 they changed their name to Alumni, they continued to play in the league until the club were disbanded in 1911.
The club were disbanded for two main reasons, the first was the shortage of players caused by the fact that they rarely allowed players from outside the institution of the English High School. The second main reason was that the club was losing a lot of money and it seemed unlikely that they could fulfil their fixtures for 1912.
Primera Division: (10) 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911
Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires: (2) 1905, 1906
Copa Jockey Club: (3) 1907, 1908, 1909
Tie Cup: (6) 1901, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909
Copa de Honor Cousenier: (1) 1906
Primera Division statistics
1893 - 4th of 5 teams.
1895 - 6th out of 6 teams
1900 - Champions (changed name to Alumni)
1901 - Champions
1902 - Champions
1903 - Champions
1904 - 2nd of 6 teams
1905 - Champions
1906 - Champions
1907 - Champions
1908 - 2nd of 10 teams
1909 - Champions
1910 - Champions
1911 - Champions (disbanded)
Even though they only played 14 championships, they are still the 6th most successful team in Argentine football history, if counting amateur championships.
Kept as a social club for several years, Alumni started a youth rugby union team in 1951, which achieved good results. In 1960 the club presented a team that won the third division of the Buenos Aires league, reaching the second division. The club would later climb up to first division and win 5 titles; 4 consecutive between 1989 and 1992, and in 2001.
Argentine football tables courtesy of RSSSF
History of Alumni
Buenos Aires English High School
Argentine Football Association
List of football clubs in Argentina
Argentine football league system
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