CA Velez Sarsfield

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Velez Sarsfield
Basic data
Surname Club Atlético Velez Sarsfield
Seat Liniers , Buenos Aires
founding January 1, 1910
president ArgentinaArgentina Sergio Rapisarda
First soccer team
Head coach ArgentinaArgentina Gabriel Heinze
Venue Estadio José Amalfitani
Places 49,747
league Primera División
2018/2019 6th place

The Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield is a football club from the Argentine capital Buenos Aires . The club's greatest successes were winning the Copa Libertadores and the 1994 World Cup under coach Carlos Bianchi and with José Luis Chilavert in goal.


The club was founded on January 1, 1910 as Club Atlético Argentinos de Vélez Sarsfield . In 1913 the name was shortened to Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield . The club was named after Dalmacio Vélez Sársfield . He was a politician and lawyer, he wrote the constitution of Buenos Aires and worked on Argentina's first civil code.

From 2009 El Fortín was trained by Ricardo Gareca . Gareca played actively for the blue-whites from 1989 to 1992, almost 20 years later Gareca returned to Sársfield as a coach and heralded one of the most successful stages in the club's history. Gareca led his team to four championship titles (Clausura 2009, Clausura 2011, Inicial 2012, plus the Superfinal 2012/13), to a runner-up (Apertura 2010) and to the Supercopa victory in 2013. In 2014, José Oscar Flores took over as coach.



The home ground of CA Vélez Sársfield is the Estadio José Amalfitani in Av. Juan B. Justo 9200 in the Liniers neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It was named after José Amalfitani, who was the club's president for more than 30 years. The stadium has a capacity of 49,747 seats and was a venue for the 1978 World Cup .

At this world championship, three preliminary group C games (Austria against Spain 2-1, Austria against Sweden 1-0 and Spain against Sweden 1-0) took place at the Estadio José Amalfitani. It was also the venue for some games at the 2001 Junior World Championships .

Vélez Sársfield's team from 1942



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