Welcome to the number one English-language news and information website for the Argentine football club Newell’s Old Boys of Rosario. Founded in 1903 and named after Englishman Isaac Newell who emigrated to Rosario to establish a school, Newell’s Old Boys have won the Argentine league championship 7 times, most recently in 2013.
Newell’s Old Boys play at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa, also known as the Parque Independencia or El Coloso. The stadium is named after the club’s most successful manager, Marcelo Bielsa, who won titles in 1990, 1991 and 1992 with Newell’s.
The club has a long history of developing footballers and some of the most well-known players to have started their careers at the club are Lionel Messi, Gabriel Batistuta, Mauricio Pochettino, Tata Martino, Jorge Valdano, Walter Samuel, Lionel Scaloni, Maxi Rodríguez, Éver Banega and Cristian Ansaldi.
Newell’s Old Boys are nicknamed ‘Los Leprosos’ (The Lepers) or ‘La Lepra’ (The Leprosy). The nickname stems from the 1920s when Newell’s agreed to play a charity match for victims of leprosy but their rivals, Rosario Central, refused.
The club play in a red and black shirt so are also known as ‘Rojinegro‘ (red & black).
This website takes its name from the most famous phrase associated with supporting Newell’s Old Boys. When Marcelo Bielsa won his first title with Newell’s in 1990, he shouted ‘Newell’s Carajo!’ at the fans and the phrase has since become a rallying cry for supporters of the club.
Latest Newell’s Old Boys News and Updates
- Highlights: Platense 2-2 Newell’sHighlights: Gabriel Heinze’s Newell’s Old Boys took a point from Platense as the new Liga AFA season got underway for La Lepra on Sunday evening in Buenos Aires.
- Jherson Mosquera joins Newell’s Old Boys from Deportivo PereiraThe 23-year old Colombian right-back has signed a 4-year contract at La Lepra
- Newell’s launch new home and away kits for 2023The new home and away Newell’s Old Boys kits by Givova were launched last night at the City Center Casino and Hotel in Rosario.
- Death announced of Horacio García, Director of Football at Newell’s Old Boys.García joined the club in November and had been working with Gabriel Heinze on player recruitment.
- Newell’s announce the signing of Bruno PittónThe 29-year-old left-back joins on a free from Emelec of Ecuador.
- Lucas Hoyos signs for Newell’sLucas Hoyos has become Gabriel Heinze’s third signing of the summer window. He joins La Lepra permanently on a 3-year deal from Vélez Sarsfield.
- Iván Gómez joins Newell’s on loanThe 25-year old Estudiantes midfielder becomes Gabriel Heinze’s second signing of the window.
- Newell’s sign Guillermo OrtizThe 30-year-old defender returns to the club where he made his debut in 2012.
- Highlights: Barracas Central 1-1 Newell’sHighlights: Newell’s finished the 2022 Liga AFA season with an away draw at newly-promoted Barracas Central on Monday afternoon.
- Highlights: Newell’s 2-0 Boca JuniorsHighlights: Newell’s recorded a remarkable win over top-of-the-table Boca Juniors on Sunday afternoon with just 10 men on the field of play for the whole of the second-half.
- Highlights: Newell’s 0-2 TigreHighlights: After a promising away win at the start of the week, Newell’s couldn’t repeat the feat and fell to in-form Tigre in Rosario on Thursday night.
- Highlights: Central Córdoba (SdeE) 0-3 Newell’sHighlights: Newell’s Old Boys put in one of the performances of the season to beat Abel Balbo’s Central Córdoba (Santiago del Estero) on Monday night at the Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades.
- Highlights: Newell’s 0-0 ArsenalHighlights: Newell’s Old Boys took a point from Tuesday’s home game against Arsenal despite playing the second-half with a man down.
- Highlights: Unión 0-1 Newell’sHighlights: Newell’s Old Boys won away at Unión for the first time in 19 years on Friday night in Santa Fe.
- Highlights: Independiente 1-0 Newell’sHighlights: Newell’s Old Boys suffered a second defeat in a row in the league when they were beaten 1-0 by Independiente on Saturday night in Avellaneda.