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Central Norte

Club Atletico Central Norte is a football club from Salta city, Argentina. They play in Zone A of the Torneo Argentino B, which is the regionalised fourth tier of the Argentine Football Association league system.

The club was founded in Salta on March 9, 1921, and took its name from the state-owned Ferrocarril Central Norte whose railway line crossed the province of Salta.

2007 match fixing scandal

At the end of the Clausura 2007 tournament, Central Norte were found guilty of fixing a 1-1 draw with 9 de Julio de Rafaela which was all 9 de Julio needed in order to qualify for the end of season playoffs denying central Norte's rivals Juventud Antoniana a place.

After an investigation the 9 de Julio were replaced by Juventud Antoniana in the quarter finals. The evidence took the form of a video of the agreement which was broadcast on Argentine Sports channel TyC Sports.

The club will begin the 2008 Apertura tournament with a deduction of six points and their manager; Victor Riggio has been banned from football for five years.


Liga Saltena: 36 torneos

Torneos Regionales: 7

Torneo Argentino B: 2005/6

Notable former players

Luis Galvan (1984-1985)

Leopoldo Luque (1969-1971)

Carlos Morales Santos (2006-2007)

Renato Riggio (2006-2007)

See also

Argentine football league system

List of football clubs in Argentina

External links

Republica Azabache (Fans Site)


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