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 →

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A country in chaos

One day after Paul the Octopus died, Argentina's former president Néstor Kirchner also passed away. He was the husband of current president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and the whole country's been thrown into chaos for the day, as if it wasn't already by the national census that's caused businesses across the land to close down... Continue Reading →

All the ups and downs

As I've done in every year of HEGS' existence, always at great inconvenience to myself (seriously, you wouldn't believe how long it takes to pull this information together for such a short post) you'll find here the only single page on the whole internet (I think) with all of Argentina's promotions and relegations, across every... Continue Reading →

All the ups and downs

Photo by guille rusconi on the HEGS Flickr pool It's a bit late this year, but with the pre-seasons well and truly underway it's about time HEGS explained the teams who will be changing divisions this year. We've got the Copa Sudamericana participants, and every promotion and relegation through the Argentine league, down to and... Continue Reading →

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