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Quilmes Atletico Club
Quilmes Atletico Club are one of the oldest football teams in Argentina, they are currently playing in the Argentine 2nd division.
Founded in 1887 by J. T. Stevenson in Quilmes under the name of Quilmes Rovers Club with an entire first team completely formed by British immigrants. In 1900 the club was renamed to Quilmes Athletic Club.
Quilmes 1887 team
''Fothergil, Penman (captain), Francis; Tuker, Wilson, Moffat, Lamont, Muir, Belaumont, Morgan and Cladewell'
The club acquired its current name in 1950, because Juan Peron wanted to change it to a Spanish form.
Quilmes' first championship title was the 1912 amateur championship. After many years of revolving between the Primera Division and the 2nd tier the club finally clinched their only Primera Division championship in the 1978 Metropolitano under the guidance of manager Jose Yudica.
They have won the 2nd division championship on five occasions, the first in 1949 and the most recent in 1990-91.
The club has played in 3 Copa Libertadores tournaments, the first came in 1979 after their Metropolitano 1978 championship. They qualified again in 1982 after finishing in second place in the league.
After gaining promotion to the Primera Division in 2002-03 they finished in 5th place in 2003-04 qualifying for the Copa Libertadores 2005.
Also known as El Cervecero (The Brewers) because of the Cerveza Quilmes brewery of the same city (which sponsors them).
Quilmes started building a new stadium in 1987 to inaugurate it first in 1993, and then officially in 1995. It was extended in 1998 to its current capacity.
The old stadium of Guido and Sarmiento junction was later demolished.
The sports club has its installations in Quilmes with activities that include tennis, basketball, volleyball, and most notably field hockey, with a field hockey stadium (Estadio Nacional de Hockey) with 6,000 seats, and whose successful female and male professional teams have won 17 and 13 first division championships respectively.
Primera Division Argentina (1): Metropolitano 1978
Amateur championship (1) 1912
2nd division (5): 1949, 1961, 1975, 1986-87, 1990-91
Notable former players
Luis Andreucci (1978~1985)
Daniel Bertoni (1971~1972)
Horacio Bianchini (1978~1981)
Jorge Brown (1912~1914)
Leonardo Colombo (1990~1999)
Daniel Delfino (1991)
Pedro Dellacha (1946~1951)
Alejandro Dominguez (2000~2001)
Alberto Fanesi (1978~1980)
Miguel Filardo (1976~1979)
Ubaldo Fillol (1966~1971)
Timoteo Gano (1970s)
Jorge Gaspari (1976~1982)
Indio Gomez (1974~1978)
Esteban Gonzalez (1996~1997)
Alfredo Grelak (1987~1994)
Hugo Lacava Schell (1981)
Oscar Mas (1979~1981)
Humberto Maschio (1953)
Horacio Milozzi (1976~1983)
Bernabe Palacios (1976~1980)
Adolfo Palminteri (1964~1966)
Edgardo Paruzzo (1976~1979)
Alvaro Pereira (2005~2007)
Hector Rando (1976~1978)
Carlos Raschia (1976~1978)
Heriberto Recavarren (1976~1980)
Alberto Rodriguez (1987~1995)
Marcelo Rufini (1989~1991)
Horacio Salinas (1976~1980)
Jose Santiago (1946~1953)
Juan Carlos Tourino
Ricardo Villa (1970~1974)
Jose Yudica (1967)
Guillermo Zarate (1978~1983)Angel Tulio Zof (1950s)
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