Racing Club

Founded In
Avellaneda, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

About Racing Club

Racing Club de Avellaneda was founded in March 1903, after a merger between two previously existing clubs from the area: FC Barracas al Sud and Colorados Unidos. The football team is part of a wider sports club, which competes in a number of sports. Racing are one of Argentina's most successful football clubs and are widely considered to be one of the country's traditional 'Big Five' teams. Their biggest historic rivals are Independiente and matches between the two sides are known as El Clásico de Avellaneda.

The club's golden era spanned most of the 1910s and early 1920s. Between 1913 and 1925, Racing amassed nine Primera División titles, as well as three international honours. Their 1915 title win was especially notable, as the team managed to score 95 goals in just 24 games over the course of the season.

In total, the team have been crowned champions of Argentina 16 times and rank as the fourth most successful club in the history of the Primera División. Racing have also enjoyed significant success in international tournaments, beating Nacional in the final of the 1967 Copa Libertadores and overcoming Celtic to claim the Intercontinental Cup in the same year. In 1988, they added the Supercopa Sudamericana and the Supercopa Interamericana to their trophy haul.

Amongst the side's most notable former players are names like Agustín Cejas, Evaristo Barrera, Juan Carlos Cárdenas and Diego Milito. Alberto Ohaco remains the club's record scorer, having scored 244 goals in 278 appearances during the 1910s and 1920s.

The team play their home matches at the Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón in Córdoba. The stadium is named after a former Argentine President and is sometimes known as El Cilindro de Avellaneda. It first opened in 1951, is notable for having the widest pitch in the Primera División and is currently able to hold a maximum of 51,389 supporters.

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