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Fans from ARGENTINA

Passionate fans, very loyal, giving life to their club …

 

Boca Juniors supporters:

Hah….  they are strong!

Boca Juniors claims to be the club of “half plus one” (la mitad más uno) of Argentina’s population, but a 2006 survey placed its following at 40%,

Boca fans are known as los xeneizes  after the Genoese immigrants who founded the team and lived in La Boca in the early 20th century.

Many rival fans in Argentina refer to the Boca Juniors’ fans as Los Bosteros (the manure handlers), originating from the horse manure used in the brick factory which occupied the ground where La Bombonera stands. Originally an insult used by rivals, Boca fans are now proud of it.

 River Plate  supporters:

Los Millonarios (The Millionaires)

After falling out of River Plate in the second division, several people lost their lives, to provewhat they think about it …

Club Atlético Banfield supporters:

The Supporters of the “Drill” according to its own definition, is the term used to refer to organized group of amateur and part of the team, whose performance is characterized by the use of chants of encouragement. However, like the vast majority of Argentine football team, Banfield has swollen in the presence of hooligans. Historically had several fractions: Banfield The people made up Roma y Lynch, Villa Benquez (suburb Banfield fund) and the Belgranito (area behind the stadium), the West Banfield (with greater influence in Santa Marta and other neighborhoods such as Sitra, Ferroviarios, Villa Niza and Centenario) and Florencio Varela. Currently the “La Banda de Villa Niza” is one which has greater presence and influence. All these hooligans are known as “La Banda del Sur” and make the name of the fans.

According to a study conducted by economists at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Claus Bittner and Jose Saracut, coordinated by Ernesto Schargrodsky) located a Banfield the fans as one of the most loyal of Argentine football, because its audience increased as the team got worse.

Estudiantes supporters:

Popular PINCHARRATAS,

Within the La Plata area, Estudiantes was traditionally regarded as the club of the middle class, while rival side Gimnasia y Esgrima was identified with the working class. This characterization seems to be outdated. While the two clubs have roughly the same pull in and around La Plata, Estudiantes has more of a nation-wide following, especially after its international successes in the 1960s. There used to be much discussion about which club has the larger following, but Estudiantes seems to have pulled forward.

 

San Lorenzo de Almagro supporters:

Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba supporters:

 

Club Atlético All Boys  supporters:

 

Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors supporters:

 

Club Atlético Belgrano supporters:

 

Colón de Santa Fe supporters:

 

Club Atlético Independiente supporters: 

 

Club Atlético Lanús supporters:

 

Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys supporters:

 

Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro supporters:

 

Club Atlético Tigre supporters:

 

Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield supporters:

Vélez fans are usually known as ‘Los Fortineros’.

Velez’s fanbase is drawn from the west of Buenos Aires and the surroundings of Liniers, although Fortineros can be found in Moreno and Merlo as well.

However, due to the important success achieved since 1990 that included obtaining multiple local and inernational tournaments, Velez´s fanbase grew significantly. Nowadays it is not uncommon to find Velez´s fans all over Argentina.

 

Racing Club supporters:

 

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