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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.

Rugby union

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.

External links

Official website

Argentine football tables courtesy of RSSSF

History of Alumni

Buenos Aires English High School

See also

Argentine Football Association

List of football clubs in Argentina

Argentine football league system

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