Alfredo Di Stéfano’s forgotten story: an amateur neighbourhood club & the greatest ringer of all time

Tuesday night in the Copa Argentina saw two sides with proud achievements in Argentine football come together, as Primera División Quilmes beat Primera C side Ferrocarril Midland 3-1 to advance. Quilmes were the first criollo team (that is, a side made up of locals) to win the Argentine championship, back in 1912, after it had been dominated... Continue Reading →


Copa Argentina 2011-2012: the competition so far

It's been relatively unheralded here on HEGS so far, but Hand Of Pod listeners will be aware that there's a new competition in Argentine football this season which is well underway. The Copa Argentina is the AFA's first attempt at a regular knockout competition since the 1970 edition - the second - was abandoned at... Continue Reading →

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