Independiente de Bigand
Independiente Football Club Mutual Social y Biblioteca is a small football club in Bigand, Santa Fe Province, Argentina.
The club was founded in 1919 by Italian immigrant Guglielmo Broglia as a dissident part of the already existing Sporting Club (later that club almost disappeared). It then quickly entered in the competitions of the local league called Liga Deportiva del Sur, and won the championships of 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1950, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1977 and 1999. In sports terms, the most important achievement was the Provincial first place, in 1968, defeating Newell's Old Boys in the finals. The coach at that time was Angel Tulio Zof, later consagrated Argentine champion with Rosario Central.
During the 1950s the club obtained victories against important clubs like Rosario Central, Central Cordoba, Union de Santa Fe and Newell's Old Boys. Nowadays, a lot of young players take their first steps into the sports with Independiente de Bigand, to later move ahead to important clubs of Rosario, such as Fabian Fabiani.
Other sports practiced in the club are basketball (with player Miguel Basso), artistic ice-skating (Anibal Frare obtained the world 2nd place) and swimming, with an Olympic pool copied of that from
Independiente de Avellaneda.
During the 1978 FIFA World Cup that took place in Argentina, the club installations served as hotel and training camp for the Italy national football team.
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