Club Atlético Temperley

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Full name Club Atlético Temperley
Nickname(s) Celeste, Gasolero
Founded 1 November 1912; 106 years ago (1912-11-01)
Ground Estadio Alfredo Beranger
Turdera, Argentina
Ground Capacity 13.800
Chairman Hernan Lewin
Manager Ricardo Rezza
League Primera División
2015 25th
Website Club home page

Club Atlético Temperley is a sports club from the city of Temperley in Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina. The club is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in the Primera División, the top flight of the Argentine football league system.

Apart from football, Temperley hosts a large number of sports, such as athletics, basque pelota, basketball, boxing, futsal, field hockey, judo, roller skating, swimming, taekwondo and tennis.



The predecessor of Temperley was the Club de Foot-ball Centenario established in 1910 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Revolución de Mayo. But the official establishment of the club was on 4 November 1912 during a meeting held at Club Arias. The first field of Centenario was in Villa Turdera, Buenos aires. The first jersey was red with green collar.

In 1917 Temperley affiliated to the Argentine Football Association, the same year that the club decided to adopt the light-blue colors for the jersey, which would be Temperley's distinctive color to date. After being affiliated, the team started to play at the second division two years later. In 1921 the club changed its name to "Club Atlético Temperley" in 1921. That same year the institution also signed a contract to rent a land for $ 20 a month.

Amateur years and fusion

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The squad that finished 2nd in 1924.

In 1924 Temperley made a great campaign finishing 2nd to Boca Juniors.[1] When the Liga Argentina de Football merged with Asociación Amateurs Argentina de Football, the club decided to disjoin the league. A soon time later Temperley requested to be affiliated again, the Association accepted but sending the club to play at the second division.

In 1932 Temperley merged with Argentino de Banfield. The new club, renamed as "Argentino de Temperley" played from 1932 to 1934 in the championships organized by amateur Asociacion Argentina de Football.[2] When the amateur league merged with the professional league, Argentino changed its name to "Club Atlético Temperley" which has remained since then.

In 1946 the club inaugurated the concrete-built grandstands of its stadium and ten years later the new lighting on the field. This encouraged the organization of club's football matches at night, as well as the practise of other disciplines such as tennis and netball.

Return to Primera

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The 1974 team that won the first championship promoting to Primera División.

Temperley won its first title in the 1974 Primera B championship, therefore returning to Primera División. At the playoffs, Temperley defeated Estudiantes (BA) by 3–1 and drew Lanús and Unión by 1–1 scores, finishing first in the group with 3 points qualifying to play at the top division of Argentine football after 37 years.[3] The team was coached by Jorge Ginarte who started his long-time career as coach of lower division teams.

The second promotion was in 1982. Temperley finished 2nd to champion San Lorenzo after playing a playoff which ended with the final games against Atlanta. Temperley won the first match 2–1 but lost at the hand of the Bohemios the second game by 1–0. The series had to be defined by penalty shot-out and Temperley won 13–12 therefore promoting to Primera División. Notable players of that team were Hugo Lacava Schell, Carlos Piris, Hugo Issa, and Dabrowski amongst others.

Relegation and bankruptcy

Temperley's stand on Primera did not last much time so the team was relegated to Primera B Nacional at the end of 1986–87 losing the playoff match to Platense by 2–0.[4] Two years later the team was relegated again to the third division. Moreover, in 1991 the club went into bankruptcy after judge José María Durañona declared the club broken due to a debt that the club had with the Football Players Sindicate for an amount of US$400,000. The institution remained closed for two years until in 1993 Temperley was allowed to play in Primera C, in a match against Tristán Suárez.

Promotion and relegations

The next season Temperley promoted to Primera B Metropolitana defeating Tristán Suárez in the playoff matches (1–0 and 2–1). Mariano Biondi was the coach of that team.[5] One year later (the 1995–96 season) Temperley won its two consecutive promotion to Primera B Nacional although the club did a poor campaign being relegated again at the end of the tournament. On 31 July 1999 Temperley won a new promotion to Nacional B, being coached by Héctor Ostúa.

Uniform evolution

Rare models
1960 1
1964 2
1969–71 3
1974 4
  • 1 Worn in the second half of a match versus Deportivo Morón.
  • 2 Worn during some matches in the season.
  • 3 Worn during the 1971 Primera B season.
  • 4 Worn during the 1974 Primera B season, when Temperley won its first title.


  • Biggest wins
8-0 vs Estudiantes BA
10-2 vs Sportivo Dock Sud
  • Biggest defeat
1-9 vs Nueva Chicago
  • Most appearances
Oscar Aguilar – 292 games (1979–90)
  • Top scorer
Argentina Luciano Agnolín – 130 goals (1939–42)
  • Best goalkeeper
Alejandro Coronitti – 109 goals conceded in 111 games (0.98 per game)

Current squad

As of May 1, 2015.

Source: Argentine Soccer

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Federico Crivelli
2 Argentina DF Ignacio Bogino
3 Argentina DF Patricio Romero
4 Argentina DF Cristian Chimino
5 Argentina MF Ignacio Oroná
6 Argentina DF Gastón Aguirre
7 Argentina MF Fernando Brandán
8 Argentina MF Adrián Arregui
9 Argentina FW Javier Grbec
10 Argentina MF Fabián Sambueza
11 Argentina MF Leonardo Di Lorenzo
12 Argentina FW Luis López
14 Uruguay MF Gustavo Aprile
15 Argentina DF Fernando González
No. Position Player
16 Argentina DF Cristian Paz
17 Paraguay MF Eduardo Ledesma
18 Argentina DF Enzo Ruiz
19 Argentina MF Alejandro Frezzotti
20 Argentina GK Leandro de Bórtoli
22 Argentina FW Juan Ignacio Dinenno
23 Argentina DF Gastón Bojanich
24 Argentina MF Santiago Magallán
27 Argentina GK Nicolás Rodríguez
28 Argentina MF Mauro Mallorca
33 Argentina FW Pablo Vílchez
34 Argentina MF Cristian Esparza
34 Argentina MF Abel Peralta

Notable players

Notable coaches




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