Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba

 

Country: Argentina                      City: Godoy Cruz

Founded: 21 June 1921                          Colors: Blue and white

Stadium: Estadio Feliciano Gambarte

Web: clubgodoycruz.com

Club Desportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba is one of our favorite teams because they are actually named after two different people! They were founded in a bar in 1921 by a group of friends. They’ve spent most of their time in regional leagues where they won quite a few titles. They reached the Argentine second division in 1994 and the first division in 2006. They made their Copa Libertadores debut in 2011. Their nickname is the “Bodoguero”, or “the wine producers” due to the large amount of wine that is produced in the region.

Lets start with Tomas Goday Cruz (1791 – 1852) – an Argentine politician and businessman from the Mendoza region. He was elected to the state congress at just 24 years of age and later served as governor of Mendoza province. His business interests included a gunpowder factory and silkworm cultivation.

Now on to Antonio Tomba. It’s a little more difficult to find information about him, but from what we can piece together, he was an Italian immigrant to Argentina. He was born in Valdangno and may have fought along with Garibaldi as a young man. He immigrated in 1824 to Mendoza, where he started a successful vineyard. At the age of 50, he planned to return to Italy, but he died on the high seas before he got there. The vineyard doesn’t seem to exist anymore, but you can read about it here.

The fans doing their thing:

The hymn:

A tribute:

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Copa America 2016

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Rosters are out and the following Copa America 2016 players play on teams named after dates or people:

Bolivia:
Edward Zenteno – Wiltsermann
Cristhian Machado – Wiltermann
Fernando Salcedo – Wilstermann

Chile:
Paulo Garces – Colo-colo
Jean Beausejour – Colo-colo
Esteban Pavez – Colo-colo

Ecuador:
Jaime Ayovi – Godoy Cruz

Haiti:
Ricardo Ade – Dom Bosco
Junior Delva – Dom Bosco
Kervans Belfort – 1461 Trabzon

Panama:
Eric Davis – DAC 1904
Ricardo Butrago – Juan Aurich
Alfredo Stephens – DAC 1904
Luis Tejada – Juan Aurich

Paraguay:
Justo Villar – Colo-Colo

Peru:
Pedro Gallese – Juan Aurich
Paolo de la Haza – Juan Aurich
Christian Ramos – Juan Aurich
Christofer Gonzalez – Colo-Colo
Alejandro Hohberg – Universitario Cesar Vallejo
Ivan Bulos – O’Higgins

Uruguay:
Martin Silva – Vasco da Gama

 

Copa America Alert!

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Copa America Players who play on club teams named after people:

1. Jaime Ayovi (Ecuador) – Godoy Cruz

2. Milton Casco (Argentina) – Newell’s Old Boys

3. Marcos Caceres (Paraguay) – Newell’s Old Boys

4. Martin Silva (Uruguay) – Vasco da Gama

5. Pedro Gallese (Peru) – Juan Aurich

6. Christian Ramos (Peru) – Juan Aurich

7. Jair Cespedes (Peru) – Juan Aurich

8. Salomon Libman (Peru) – Cesar Vallejo

9. Pedro Requena (Peru) – Cesar Vallejo

10. Hansell Riojas (Peru) – Cesar Vallejo

Peru tops the list with 6 players who play on teams named after people, so FTNADP officially supports Peru in the 2015 Copa America.