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Quilmes, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

About Quilmes

Quilmes Atlético Club was founded in 1887, which makes the team one of Argentina's oldest existing professional sides. The origins of the club date back even further, to the foundation of Quilmes and Polo Club in 1880. Initially operating under the name Quilmes Rovers Athletic Club, the football team forms part of a wider sports club, which also competes in basketball, hockey, combat sports and gymnastics. The team's white home kit was inspried by the England national team.

The team won their first major honour prior to the professionalisation of Argentine football, by claiming the Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires in 1908. That success was followed by a Primera División title win in 1912. Although no major success followed in the subsequent decades, the team did remain in the top flight continuously up until 1937, when they were relegated.

Having bounced between the top flight and the second tier several times over the years that followed, Quilmes claimed their first major honour of the professional era in the 1978 Metropolitano tournament, seeing off competition from runners up, Boca Juniors. Aside from that success, major honours have largely been out of reach for the club. However, they did claim Primera B Nacional titles in both the 1986–87 and 1990–91 seasons.

Omar "El Indio" Gómez is widely considered to be the team's most iconic former star and he formed part of the team which won the Primera División title in 1978. Other notable players to have represented the club include Luis Andreuchi, Jorge Gáspari and Horacio Milozzi. 

Quilmes have played their home games at the Estadio Centenario Dr. José Luis Meiszner since the venue's opening back in 1995. In 1998, the stadium underwent major renovations and it is now able to hold a maximum of 30,200 fans for the club's matches.

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