Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield
An Argentine sports club, based from Liniers, located in western Buenos Aires, Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield is also referred to as The Fort. With Jose Amalfitani as their home stadium, the team is known for its Primera title win, an astonishing six times, and a further five international cup wins.
Founded in 1910, the club is based in the Floresta neighborhood, and is named after 1869 drafter Dalmacio Velez, of the Argentine Civil Code. Starting with the amateur first division in 1919, Velez finished runner-up in their attempt and soon became a permanent fixture in the professional Primera Division, since 1931. The team was relegated only once, in 1941, but soon bounced back in 1943, after a win against giants River Plate and Racing Club. Their victory after this win was in 1993, when they won the Clausura Tournament. The 90s was a successful period for Velez and they won numerous domestic as well as international cups including the Nacional championship in 1968, the Clausura in 1993, 1996, 1998 and 2005 and the Apertura tournament in 1995.
Some international wins were the Intercontinental Cup in 1994, as well as the Copa Libertadores the same year, the Copa Interamericana, in 1995 and many others. Their 1994 International win was even more significant as they had defeated the legendary AC Milan to win it.
The team stadium is the Jose Amalfitani stadium, which seats 49,747 spectators, and is also used for Argentine rugby games. Some famous former players are Nery Pumpido, Carlos Bianchi, Ubaldo Fillol, Diego Simeone and many others.
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