Sportivo Barracas

Football club infobox
clubname = Sportivo Barracas

fullname = Club Sportivo Barracas Bolívar
nickname = "Sportivo"
founded = October 30 1913
ground = Estadio Municipal de Bolívar, Bolívar
Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
capacity = 6,500
chairman = Rodolfo Peverini
manager = Claudio Otermín
league = Primera C Metropolitana
season = 2007-08
position = 12th|pattern_la1=|pattern_b1=|pattern_ra1=

Club Sportivo Barracas Bolívar is a sports club from Bolívar in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, mostly known for its football (soccer) activities. They currently play in Primera C Metropolitana, which is the regionalised fourth tier of the Argentine Football Association league system.


The club was founded in 1913 in its headquarters still located in the barrio of Barracas in Buenos Aires, as Club Sportivo Barracas. It played in the top flight of Argentine football in the era before the professionalisation of the game in 1931, when it became one of the biggest clubs to make the decision of staying amateur. This decision paid dividends because the following year they became the 1932 AAF Champions. It remained unaffiliated to AFA from 1936 to 1967, never regaining its amateur notability since its return.

Following an influsx of external financial support, the club moved to play its football matches to Bolívar, Buenos Aires, in 2003, changing its name to the current Club Sportivo Barracas Bolívar, as well as the shirt colors and the official shield. Nevertheless, all other activities of the club remained in Buenos Aires.

It has a major rivality with Barracas Central, though this is now minimized by the move to Bolívar.

At the end of the 2005/2006 season, Sportivo Barracas qualified for the promotion playoff, but they were eliminated in the semi-finals by Argentino de Rosario 9-1 on aggregate.


In the 1920s and 1930s Estadio Sportivo Barracas was one of the most important stadiums in Argentina. It held 30,000 spectators and was used as a venue for the South American Championship 1921 and South American Championship 1925.

An important anecdotic fact related to the stadium took place on the match between Argentina and Uruguay, in October 2, 1924. In June of that year, Uruguay had attained the Olympic football crown at Paris, which at that moment was a kind of unofficial world title, since the World Cup was not be played until 1930. The rivalry between Argentina and Uruguay was already an important one, so the match generated much expectancy. After the Uruguayan title, two matches were to be played between Uruguay and Argentina. The first one was in Montevideo and finished 1-1. The second one in Buenos Aires was to be played on September 28, but there were so many people at the stadium that day that the field itself was occupied by supporters. The Uruguayans asked for the suspension of the match and a perimeter to separate people from players on the next encounter, which was finally played on October 2, 1924.

That day, before playing the match, the Uruguayans celebrated their Olympic title by circumvalating the field, something described then as "la vuelta de los olímpicos" ("the round of the Olympic ones"), lately just "vuelta olímpica" ("Olympic round"). Argentina won that match 2-1 (Onzari 1-0 at 15’, Cea 1-1 at 29’, and Tarasconi 2-1 at 53’), but it was Onzari’s goal which was to be remembered, because it was converted directly from a corner kick. The International Board had specifically modified the football rules on this point on June 14, 1924, allowing goals to be scored like that. Since then, a goal like Onzari’s is referred as an Olympic goal in almost all Latin America, and even some parts of Europe. It is the first time that an Olympic goal is called that way, as well as it’s the debut of the expression "vuelta olímpica" in Latin America. [ [ Clarí > Deportes > El gol olímpico cumple 80 ] ] Onzari was at that moment playing for Huracán.

The field was also used in 1925 for the first boxing fight in open space of Luis Ángel Firpo.

The club now plays in the much smaller Estadio Municipal de Bolívar.


*AAAF Amateur Championship: 1932

*Primera D Metropolitana: 2003/2004,

Notable players

*Roberto Cherro
*Mario Evaristo
*Walter Otta


ee also

*List of football clubs in Argentina
*Argentine football league system

External links

* [ Club Website] en icon

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