10 Facts About Barracas Central


Club Atletico Barracas Central is an Argentine football club from the district of Barracas, Buenos Aires.

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In 1911 Barracas joined the Argentine Football Association under the name "Villa Soldati" and began participating in the Argentine football intermediate division.

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Barracas Central stayed in the official league until 1934 when both leagues merged, being all the amateur teams relegated to the second division.

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In 1939 Barracas Central was near to promote to the first division, playing a hexagonal tournament which was eventually won by Banfield as Barracas and All Boys both finished second.

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From 1950 to 1970, Barracas Central played in the Division C when their best performance came in 1957 when they ranked in third position among 18 teams.

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However, Barracas Central finished in fourth place which saw them face Argentino de Rosario in a two-legged play-off to determine who would gain promotion to the Primera B Metropolitana.

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Barracas Central welcomed former Lanus goalkeeper Horacio Ramirez, who arrived back in Argentina from Peru's Coronel Bolognesi in January 2010, as well as 22-year-old striker Jorge Gonzalez from Puerto Rico's River Plate.

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Barracas Central finished in seventh spot on the table with 64 points earning them a play-off promotion tie with Nueva Chicago.

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In December 2021, Barracas Central returned to Primera Division after 87 years playing in lower divisions.

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Therefore, Barracas Central promoted along with Tigre, which had been crowned champion of the 2021 Primera Nacional season.

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