Club Atletico Newell’s Old Boys

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Country: Argentina        City: Rosario         Founded: November 3, 1903

Colors: Black and Red          Stadium: Estadio Marcelo Bielsa


This wonderfully named team has a well documented history. One of the top teams in Rosario, they have 6 AFA Primera Division titles. They are also well known for their youth division teams, producing many famous players such as Gabriel Batistuta, and Lionel Messi (for a short time anyway).

They were founded by Claudio Newell and actually named after Claudio’s father, Isaac Newell (1853 -1907). Isaac Newell was born in Strood, County Kent, England, and at the age of 16 he took a ship to Argentina. He worked as a telegraph operator for the Central Argentine Railway. He later founded a school called the Colegio Comercial Anglicano Argentino, where he was a teacher.

Here’s an awesome video direct from the club outlining the history: “Isaac Newell, El Gran Maestro”


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