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
- Patronato 0-0 Newell’s: no goals but a point away from home for GamboaNewell’s Old Boys secured a point against Patronato on Monday evening in a game that failed to see the ball hit the net.
- Nothing to separate Newell’s and Patronato before Monday’s match in ParanáMatch Preview: Like Newell’s Old Boys, Patronato have had a strong start to the new Liga AFA season.
- Highlights: Newell’s 4-2 EstudiantesMatch Highlights: Watch all the action as Scocco, Castro and Giani star in impressive home win against Estudiantes.
- Highlights: Argentinos Juniors 1-0 Newell’sMatch Highlights: Watch the highlights of Newell’s Old Boys defeat to Argentinos Juniors at the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona on 26 July 2021
- Gamboa has faith in new signings ahead of first away trip of the seasonMatch Preview: After a dramatic opening day win in which Newell’s came back from two goals down to win 3-2, Fernando Gamboa is expected to reward at least one of his new signings with a starting place.
- Newell’s Old Boys launch new retro-look away shirt for 2021-22The white shirt, made by Umbro, is a tribute shirt to the Newell’s side of 1991 who won the Argentine Championship at La Bombonera. This year’s home shirt also pays tribute to that squad.
- Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys 3-2 TalleresMatch Highlights: Watch the highlights of Newell’s Old Boys opening day win over Talleres at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa.
- The Gamboa era begins with the visit of Talleres to RosarioMatch Preview: Ex-player Fernando Gamboa has returned to the club for his second spell as manager and his tenure gets underway with the visit of Talleres to Rosario on Saturday afternoon as the new Liga AFA season kicks-off.
- Pablo Sabbag becomes Gamboa’s third signing at Newell’sNewell’s Old Boys have confirmed the signing of Pablo Sabbag on loan from Estudiantes. The Colombian is a forward who made his mark at Deportivo Cali before loan spells at La Equidad (Colombia) and Estudiantes of Argentina where he scored 1 goal in 8 appearances (mostly from the bench) in 2021.
- Newell’s confirm the signing of right winger Gabriel CompagnucciNewell’s Old Boys have announced the signing of Gabriel Compagnucci. The right winger leaves Tigre to join La Lepra where he has signed a contract until 2022.
- Newell’s Old Boys launch new 2021-22 shirtNewell’s Old Boys has revealed its new shirt for the upcoming 2021-22 season. The red and black Umbro design is initially offered without a sponsor and is a tribute shirt to the Newell’s side of 1991 who won the Argentine Championship at La Bombonera, the home of Boca Juniors.
- Newell’s announce the signing of Huracán forward Juan Fernando GarroThe Mendoza native becomes Fernando Gamboa’s first signing since taking over as Lepra manager
- Braian Rivero signs for Defensa y JusticiaNewell’s Old Boys have confirmed the departure of Braian Rivero who has signed for Defensa y Justicia. The current Copa Sudamericana holders have purchased 50% of Rivero’s contract.
- Platense loan Julián Marcioni23-year-old Newell’s forward Marcioni has joined Platense on an 18-month loan deal without a charge of future purchase option.
- Manuel Llano loaned to Godoy CruzThe 21-year-old, who played for Newell’s 13 times last season, joins the Mendoza club until December 2022.