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Full name Club Atlético Banfield
Nickname(s) El Taladro (The Drill)
Founded 21 January 1896
Ground Estadio Florencio Solá,
Banfield, Buenos Aires Province
(Capacity: 37,245)
Chairman Argentina

Carlos Atilio Portell

Manager Argentina

Julio Falcioni

League Primera División Argentina
Clausura 2010 5th

Club Atlético Banfield is an Argentine sports club located in the city of Banfield, part of Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires province. Founded on 21 January 1896 by residents of the town of British origin (mostly English with some Scottish and Irish), its main activity is football. It plays in the Primera División Argentina.

The club’s greatest sporting achievement was obtained in 2009, when it became champion of the Apertura, the first official national championship won by the club in the professional era of Argentine football. In the First Division the club has also achieved two runners-up places, in 1951 and 2005.

The club’s main rival is Club Atlético Lanús.

[edit] Origin and foundation of the Club

Club Atlético Banfield is one of the oldest football clubs in Argentina. In the second half of the 1880s, many British families settled in the village of Banfield[1], located 14 miles south of Buenos Aires. These families, with their houses in the style of English houses and Victorian social dynamics, gave the suburbs a distinctly British profile. The history of the club began on 21 January 1896, when a group of professionals and English merchants resident in Banfield decided to found a club which they named after the village, which had been named after the railway station, established in 1873, which in turn was named after Edward Banfield, the first manager of Great Southern Railroad Company. Heading the group of founders were Daniel Kingsland and George Burton, vice president and first. Kingsland was an exporter of cattle in Britain and an accountant, Burton was a Cambridge University graduate.

The court was a field for grazing located two blocks north of the railway station, next to the tracks on the east side.

I kept wondering why I was always getting Twitter followers from Argentina and Brasil. I should get some CAB gear to wear if I ever make it to a Seattle Sounders soccer game.


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