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
- Home and away victories over Lanús in 2020 count for little in winless 2021 for Newell’sMatch Preview: La Lepra now hold the unwanted statistic of being the only team in Argentina yet to win a game in 2021. They hope to reverse it on Monday night against 2nd placed Lanús.
- Newell’s to face Palestino, Goianiense in 2021 Copa SudamericanaNewell’s Old Boys have been drawn in Group F of the 2021 Copa Sudamericana. Joining La Lepra in the group are the Chilean side Palestino, Brazilian newcomers Atlético Goianiense and either Libertad or Atlético Nacional, depending on who wins the second-leg of their qualifying play-off.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 5th April 2021In this week’s round-up: Tata wins his 20th game with Mexico, Lisandro Martínez creates the winner for Ajax and Victor Figueroa lays on 4 assists in a week for Aucas.
- Newell’s 2-2 Huracán: two points dropped by La Lepra in another defensive displayA first win of 2021 was still out of reach of Germán Burgos’ Newell’s Old Boys but the draw lifts them off the bottom of Group B of the Copa de la Liga.
- With Kudelka in absentia, Burgos hopes to lift Newell’s off the bottom of Group BMatch Preview: Will it be third time lucky in Germán Burgos’ third game as manager of Newell’s? Huracán are the visitors to Rosario on Sunday as Newell’s continue to hunt for a first win of 2021.
- Highlights: Atlético Tucumán 2-2 Newell’s Old BoysMatch Highlights: Watch video highlights as Newell’s Old Boys secured an away draw against Omar de Felippe’s Atlético Tucumán on Monday night in the Copa de la Liga.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 29th March 2021In this week’s round-up: Tata Martino suffers defeat in Cardiff and Cabrera & Valenzuela represent Argentina U23s in Japan during a quiet international week for ex-Newell’s stars.
- De Felippe’s troops await El Mono’s Lepers in TucumánMatch Preview: Newell’s travel to Tucumán for the late kick-off on Monday night and a very familiar face standing in the opposite dugout.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 21st March 2021In this week’s round-up: Messi becomes Barcelona’s all-time appearance holder, Bielsa breaks London curse, Poche’s PSG reach the top of the table and goals from Icardi, Fydriszewski, Figueroa & Faravelli.
- Newell’s 0-0 Unión: Stalemate for Burgos in his first game as manager of the LepersGermán Burgos watched as his Newell’s side played out a goalless draw at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa in his opening game as manager of the Lepers.
- The Burgos era begins at Newell’s with Unión the visitors on Friday nightMatch Preview: Gérman Burgos will stand in the dugout at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa for the first time on Friday as he gets to work with La Lepra.
- Burgos: “I chose Newell’s because of Bielsa, Martino, Gallego, Maradona and Messi”The new Newell’s Old Boys boss Gérman Burgos outlined his reasons for joining the club in his first press conference as La Lepra manager.
- Lepers Abroad: Gameweek ending 14th March 2021In this week’s round-up: Messi’s golazo can’t prevent Barcelona from being ousted by Pochettino’s PSG and Negro Figueroa scores a stunning lob in Ecuador.
- Gérman Burgos appointed Newell’s Old Boys managerThe ex-Argentina goalkeeper spent 10 years as Diego Simeone’s assistant at Atlético Madrid and takes up his first role as a Head Coach at La Lepra.
- Defensa y Justicia 4-0 Newell’s: Kudelka’s reign ends in shameNewell’s were thrashed as Frank Kudelka threw in the towel in his final game as manager. He leaves the club having failed to win a game in 2021.