Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys is an Argentine sports club based in Rosario, Santa Fe. The club affiliated to the Argentine Football Association (AFA) in 1939. Since then, Newell’s Old Boys has taken part in tournaments organized by the body. The club has won six Argentine Primera División championships plus three National cups throughout their history. Newell’s has also been twice Copa Libertadores runner-up (in 1988 and 1992). The club’s football stadium is the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa, named after the team’s former player and manager Marcelo Bielsa (twice champion, and runner-up of one Copa Libertadores). Newell’s is also notable for its youth divisions, being one of the clubs with most national titles in AFA’s youth tournaments. Players from the club’s youths who have represented Argentina at World Cups are Gabriel Batistuta, Éver Banega, Walter Samuel, Américo Gallego, Jorge Valdano, Gabriel Heinze, Roberto Sensini, Mauricio Pochettino, Lionel Scaloni and Maxi Rodríguez, among others. Lionel Messi also played in the club’s youths, but left at a young age to Barcelona to seek treatment for his growth hormone deficiency, while Diego Maradona played for the first team in 1993.

Messi Lionel

Maradona Diego Armando

Batistuta Omar Gabriel

Pochettino Mauricio

Samuel Walter

Valdano Jorge

Sensini Roberto

Scaloni Lionel

Banega Ever

Heinze Gabriel