Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba

Country Argentina Argentina
City Godoy Cruz
Founded 1921

Founded on the 21st of June, 1921, Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba, was initially named Sportivo Godoy Cruz. Its current name was accorded only in 1930, after the team fused with Deportivo Bodega Antonio Tomba. Based in Godoy Cruz, in Mendoza Province, the only began playing in the Primera Division Argentina recently. The team stadium, known as Estadio Feliciano Gambarte, or La Bodega, was built in 1959, and it can hold 14,000 spectators.

The most common team nicknames are El Tomba and Bodeguero, and the stadium is also known as El Expreso, due to its proximity to the railway. Starting with the provincial league for a number of years, the team reached national level soon and won the Mendoza first division championship in 1944, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1968 and 1989. In 1990 they qualified to play in the Torneo del Interior national level tournament, now defunct.

In 1994, they won the Torneo del Interior and this resulted in their move in to the Argentine Second Division in the same year. After 12 years, the club graduated to the Primera Division in 2006, a result of the Apertura 2005 tournament win. They also won the qualification series against Nueva Chicago, which sealed the move.

The first goal in the Primera Division was scored by Enzo Nicolas Perez in September, 2006, in a match against Belgrano de Cordoba. At the end of the 2006-07 season though, Godoy Cruz was relegated after they lost the playoff to Club Atletico Huracan. Some notable players in the team are Ruben Paz, Rafael Iglesias and Franco Di Santo amongst others.

Team Roster

Name Position
Danilo Fabián Ortiz Soto Paraguay defender
Cristian Colmán Paraguay forward
Juan Francisco Brunetta Argentina midfielder

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