Racing Club de Avellaneda

Racing Club is an Argentine professional sports club based in Avellaneda, a ceety o Greater Buenos Aires. Foondit in 1903, Racing haes been historically considered ane o the "big five" clubs o Argentine fitbaw. Racing currently plays in the Primera División, the top diveesion o the Argentine league system.

Racing
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Full nameRacing Club
Nickname(s)La Academia (The Academy)
Foondit25 Mairch 1903; 117 years ago (1903-03-25)
GroundEstadio Juan Domingo Perón,
Avellaneda, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentinae
Ground Capacity50,000
PresidentVíctor Blanco
ManagerFacundo Sava
LeaguePrimera División
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Racing haes wan the Primera División 16 times (wi a record 7 consecutive championships durin the amateur era), apairt frae winnin mony domestic competeetions such as five Copa Ibarguren, fower Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires an ane Copa de Honor Adrián Beccar Varela. Due tae those achievements the team wis elk-namit "La Academia" ("The Academy o Fitbaa") which still identifee's the club an its supporters.[1]

On the internaitional stage, the club wan in 1967 baith the Copa Libertadores, the first edeetion o the Supercopa Sudamericana in 1988 an the Intercontinental Cup, tharefore bein the seicont Argentine team tae become Sooth American champion, an the first tae become club warld champion. Durin the amateur era Racing wan twa Copa Aldao an ane Copa de Honor Cousenier an aw, baith tournaments organisit bi AFA an AUF thegither.[2]

The first team plays its hame gemmes in the Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón, elk-namit El Cilindro de Avellaneda (in Scots: "The Cylinder o Avellaneda"). Ither sports practisit at Racing are basketbaw, boxin, mairtial airts, roller skeitchin, tennis an volleybaw.

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Coordinates: 34°40′03″S 58°22′07″W / 34.66750°S 58.36861°W / -34.66750; -58.36861