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Racing Club de Avellaneda
Founded on March 25th, 1903, Racing has won seven professional local championships (1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1961, 1967 and 2001), four international championships (1967 Copa Libertadores, 1967 Intercontinental Cup, 1988 Supercopa , 1988 Supercopa Interamericana). During the amateur era, Racing was the team that won more championships (1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1925) and other cups both local and international.
In 1950 Racing inaugurated its new football stadium, named after President Juan Domingo Perón. The stadium is nicknamed ¨Avellaneda´s Cylinder¨.
In 1983 Racing descended to Primera B category, staying there until 1985.
Racing was the first Argentine football team to win an international championship (and the first to win the Supercopa), and the first team to win three local championships in a row.
In 1999 Racing filed for bankrupcy, but its supporters helped the club to recover. It is the first Argentine club to be run by a company: Blanquiceleste S.A., directed by Fernando Marín. In 2001 Racing won the Apertura championship, breaking a 35-year period without championships.
 Racing Club´s official website
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