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 red and black 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.
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Latest News and Updates
- What is known about Marcelo Bielsa’s career as a player?Bielsa was once a player for Newell’s but retired at the age of 25. Here’s what else is known about his short playing career.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 21 SeptemberMartínez impresses in Ajax opener, Bielsa watches another thriller unfold, Guzmán is saving more penalties and Rivero plays his part in Flamengo upset.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 14 SeptemberMarcelo Bielsa debuts in the Premier League, Ponce scores an unbelievable goal in Russia and Figueroa continues to shine in Ecuador.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 31 AugustVictor Figueroa continues to impress for Aucas in Ecuador, Rivero plays for IDV and Lucero and Dening see action in Cyprus.
- Luis Leal signs for Club Tijuana of Mexico in a deal worth $350,000The striker, who signed for La Lepra in 2017, was keen to move on and had 9 months left on his contract. The deal is reported to be worth $350,000 to Newell’s.
- “Your dream is our dream”. Could Messi sign for Newell’s Old Boys?Lionel Messi joined Newell’s at the age of 6 and doesn’t shy away from the fact he would love to return to the club in the future. But how feasible is the move?
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 24 AugustBanega wins his third Europa League, Ponce scores again in Russia, Figueroa and Fydriszewski both on form in Ecuador.
- Juan Sforza extends his contract until 2023The talented teenager, who captains the Argentina u-17 side, has been the subject of interest from FC Barcelona.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 17 AugustMessi left distraught after Barca defeat, Banega masterful again and Ponce gets off the mark in the new Russian Premier League season.
- Santiago Gentiletti commits to another year at Newell’sThe 35-year-old reportedly had offers from the Middle East, Europe, Mexico and from other clubs in Argentina.
- Training resumes for Newell’s Old Boys after a 5-month hiatusAs COVID-19 still rages in Argentina, 25 September is the date that the authorities expect competitive action to resume.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 10 AugustLionel Messi and Éver Banega both shine as UEFA’s continental competitions return.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 3 AugustMauro Icardi drinks a fernet after winning the Coupe de la Ligue in France and Paz suffers relegation in Italy with Lecce.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 27 JulyBielsa lifts the Championship, Icardi wins the Coupe de France, Spolli promoted with Crotone and Valenzuela shines in the MLS.
- What does (Vamos) Newell’s Carajo mean and why is it associated with Marcelo Bielsa?Since taking over at Leeds United, the phrase ‘Vamos Leeds Carajo’ has become popular at Elland Road.