Country: Argentina City: Banfield, Buenos Aires
Founded: 21 January 1896 Colors: Green and white
Stadium: Estadio Florencio Sola
One of the oldest clubs in Argentina, Club Atletico Banfield has spent 44 years in the Argentine first division, but only have one title (2009). They do have 9 second division titles. They reached the quarter final of Libertadores in 2005. Famous Banfield players include James Rodriguez, Rodrigo Palacio, Mauro Camoranesi, Julio Cruz, Ricardo La Volpe, and none other than the current vice-president of Internazionale, Javier Zanetti.
The club was founded by a group of English settlers in Argentina. The original pitch was a field for grazing next to the train station. They are named after the neighborhood in Buenos Aires which is named after Edward Banfield. Mr. Banfield, born in London in 1837, was a railroad engineer who went to Argentina to help establish the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway.
James Rodriguez starts his career at Banfield:
A young Zanetti: