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 Newell’s Old Boys News and Updates
- Talleres 3-1 Newell’s: 10-man Newell’s are overwhelmed in CórdobaFrank Kudelka’s Newell’s Old Boys suffered defeat away to Talleres in the opening match of the new Copa Liga Profesional de Fútbol.
- Kudelka on familiar territory as Argentine football returnsMatch Preview: Newell’s finally get back to competitive action on Friday 30 October with an opening day trip to Córdoba to face Talleres.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 26 October 2020Bielsa’s Leeds go to 5th, Martínez scores in 13-0 win for Ajax, Forestieri assists in Serie A and Ponce is Man of the Match in Russia.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 19 October 2020Wins for Scaloni and Berizzo in the World Cup Qualifiers, more goals for Ponce, Urruti and Figueroa and a full debut for Banega in Saudi.
- Unión 0-1 Newell’s: Fontanini header wins friendlyFabricio Fontanini’s header from a beautifully crafted Mariano Bíttolo free-kick was the difference at the Estadio 15 de Abril.
- Newell’s Old Boys launch pink shirt for breast cancer awarenessThe shirt went on pre-sale earlier this week in Rosario and sold out in record time. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month globally.
- Manuel Capasso joins Newell’s Old Boys on a free transferManuel Guanini has signed for Newell’s Old Boys from Gimnasia (LP) on loan until December 2021. The 24-year-old plays in central defence.
- Newell’s 3-0 Sarmiento: Palacios shines as young Newell’s side dominate friendlyIgnacio Scocco’s late lob earned Newell’s a draw in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Atlético de Rafaela at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 12 October 2020With the international break in full swing, there was a goal for Messi, a win for Tata and a draw for Toto along with club action in the US, Mexico and Chile.
- Stefano Callegari joins Platense on loanThe 23-year-old defender will join Juan Manuel Llop’s side until December 2021.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 5 October 2020Bielsa’s Leeds put it up to City, Boyé nets on his first start, Ponce on form for Spartak, Mancini scores winner & El Polaco sees red.
- Newell’s 1-1 Atlético de Rafaela: Scocco’s spectacular lob earns another drawIgnacio Scocco’s late lob earned Newell’s a draw in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Atlético de Rafaela at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 28 September6 from 9 for Bielsa, Icardi with a brace for PSG, Messi returns with a goal and debuts for Forestieri and Boyé.
- Newell’s 1-1 Unión: Scocco salvages a draw in pre-season friendlyNewell’s welcomed Unión to Rosario for a pre-season friendly, the club’s first game for 194 days due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
- 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.