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About Newell’s Old Boys

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

  • Liga AFA fixtures announced; Newell’s start against Banfield
    The regular league season is set to kick-off on Sunday 5 June with Newell’s away to Javier Sanguinetti’s old club Banfield.
  • Highlights: Gimnasia 3-1 Newell’s
    Match Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys lost their grip on a qualification spot and went out of the Copa Binance on Sunday evening after a 3-1 defeat away to Gimnasia.
  • Highlights: Newell’s 3-1 Ituzaingó
    Match Highlights: A youthful Newell’s Old Boys side overcame the first hurdle in the 2022 Copa Argentina by beating third-tier Ituzaingó in Paraná.
  • Highlights: Newell’s 1-2 San Lorenzo
    Match Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys suffered a surprise home defeat to struggling San Lorenzo on Wednesday night at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa.
  • Highlights: Racing 0-0 Newell’s
    Match Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys broke Racing Club’s 10-game winning streak on Sunday afternoon in Avellaneda becoming the first team to take points from La Academia since River Plate in February.
  • Highlights: Newell’s 1-0 Banfield
    Match Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys made it consecutive 1-0 wins at home thanks to a Juan Manuel García penalty on Wednesday afternoon at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa.
  • Highlights: Newell’s 1-0 Patronato
    Match Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys bounced back from last week’s defeat to Unión to record a narrow 1-0 home win against Patronato on Friday night at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa.
  • Highlights: Unión 1-0 Newell’s
    Match Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys missed the chance to go top of Zona A in the Copa Binance after falling to a 1-0 defeat to Unión in Santa Fe on Saturday afternoon.
  • Highlights: Newell’s 3-1 Platense
    Match Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys made it five games unbeaten and moved into 3rd place in Zone A of the Copa Binance, level on points with 2nd-placed River Plate, after a deserved 3-1 home win over Platense on Sunday night.
  • Highlights: Rosario Central 0-1 Newell’s
    Match Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys won the Clásico Rosarino away to Rosario Central for the first time since 2016 thanks to a second-half goal from Juan Manuel García.
  • Highlights: Sarmiento 2-2 Newell’s
    Match Highlights: Sarmiento and Newell’s shared the points in Junín on Saturday evening with both teams matching each other’s efforts in front of goals.
  • Highlights: Newell’s 4-0 Atlético Tucumán
    Match Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys put in their best performance of the new season so far on Sunday evening, demolishing Atlético Tucumán by four goals at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa.
  • Highlights: Talleres 1-2 Newell’s
    Match Highlights: Javier Sanguinetti’s Newell’s Old Boys roared back from two defeats in a row to grab a deserved away victory at Talleres in Córdoba.
  • Highlights: Newell’s 0-2 River Plate
    Match Highlights: Newell’s goalkeeper Iván Arboleda won’t want to watch the highlights of the River Plate game after his two errors allowed the opposition to claim the victory in Rosario on Sunday night.
  • Highlights: Argentinos Juniors 3-0 Newell’s
    Match Highlights: Argentinos Juniors celebrated a deserved win over Newell’s Old Boys in the second game of the Copa de la Liga’s Zone A.

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