Club Atletico Chacarita Juniors are an Argentine professional football (soccer) club from Villa Maipu, San Martin in the Buenos Aires Province currently playing in the Primera Division having just achieved promotion.
On June 8th, 2009, the team beat Platense 1-0 (scoring in the last second of the game), ensuring the second available straight promotion to the first division.
The club was founded on May 1st, 1906, in an Anarchist Library on the border between the Villa Crespo and Chacarita neighbourhoods, and after a short period of institutional crisis, the club was re-opened in 1919.
The team reached the amateur first division in 1924, and continued playing in the first division after the professionalisation of football in 1931.
In 1940 they were relegated second division, but only for one season, The team then moved to the San Martin partido in Buenos Aires Province, next to Buenos Aires City.
Again, in 1956, Chacarita were relegated to the second division , only to conquer the Second Division Championship of 1959. After 10 consecutive years in the first division, Chacarita won its only first division title, the Metropolitano 1969.
But in the following years the team performed badly and were relegated all the way down to the 4th division in 1980. In 1984 they came back to the first division, but because of Hooliganism by some of Chacarita's fans, the club were suspended for a month and lost 10 points; missing those points, the club couldn't help relegation back to the second division.
The club then moved between second and third division most of the time, until they were promoted back to first division in 1999. After the Clausura 2004, Chacarita were relegated to the 2nd division.
In 2008-09 the club finished 2nd in Primera B Nacional and secured their return to the Primera Division after a five year absence.
The team, eternal rival of Club Atletico Atlanta, got the nickname of Funebreros ("Undertakers") because their ground was near the La Chacarita Cemetery. Chacarita still sports red and black uniforms, a reference to its anarchist origins.
Chacarita's stadium is currently closed. The ground is being totally rebuilt and is stated to reopen in 2010. This season's home games are played in the stadium of Ferro.
Official site (Spanish)
Chacarita's History (Spanish)
Chacarita net (Spanish)
Informe Tricolor (Spanish)
Unofficial Website (Spanish)
Chacarita Jrs Website (Spanish)
Chacarita's Supporters Website (Spanish)
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