A brief history...
Vélez Sársfield are living proof that with hard work and self-belief anything is possible. In the space of just a couple of years in the early 1990s, the Buenos Aires outfit went from being a modest club side to conquering first Argentina, then South America and finally the world.
Until the unforgettable glory days of the 90s, the side from Liniers - a suburb in the east of Greater Buenos Aires - had only once before won a national league championship, way back in 1968. As fate would have it, it was the club's leading goalscorer that season, Carlos Bianchi, who would lead the side to undreamt of success after taking the reins in 1993. Under Bianchi, Vélez emerged as a genuine player on the world stage, and their replete trophy cabinet is testimony to the coach's remarkable success.
The club was officially founded on New Year's Day 1910 at the house of Nicolás Marin Moreno in Buenos Aires. The founding members decided to name the new outfit Club Atlético Argentinos de Vélez Sársfield after the train station opposite the pitch where they played. By 1913, Vélez had ten new associate members including José Amalfitani, who would later become the most influential president in the club's history. Collectively the members decided to abbreviate the official name to Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield.
In 1923, Amalfitani finally became president of his beloved Vélez. He will forever be remembered for the expression, "Every young man that comes to this club is another title won." In addition to the team's achievements on the pitch, Vélez's 27,500 members are proud of the club's impressive sporting and cultural facilities, which are used by thousands of local people for a huge variety of amateur events.
Vélez have their home at the near 50,000-capacity Estadio José Amalfitani. In 1978, the remodelled stadium was chosen as one of the host venues at that year's FIFA World Cup™ finals as well as the venue for the final of the FIFA World Youth Championship Argentina 2001.