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

  • Newell’s sign Guillermo Ortiz
    The 30-year-old defender returns to the club where he made his debut in 2012.
  • Highlights: Barracas Central 1-1 Newell’s
    Highlights: Newell’s finished the 2022 Liga AFA season with an away draw at newly-promoted Barracas Central on Monday afternoon.
  • Highlights: Newell’s 2-0 Boca Juniors
    Highlights: Newell’s recorded a remarkable win over top-of-the-table Boca Juniors on Sunday afternoon with just 10 men on the field of play for the whole of the second-half.
  • Highlights: Newell’s 0-2 Tigre
    Highlights: After a promising away win at the start of the week, Newell’s couldn’t repeat the feat and fell to in-form Tigre in Rosario on Thursday night.
  • Highlights: Central Córdoba (SdeE) 0-3 Newell’s
    Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys put in one of the performances of the season to beat Abel Balbo’s Central Córdoba (Santiago del Estero) on Monday night at the Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades.
  • Highlights: Newell’s 0-0 Arsenal
    Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys took a point from Tuesday’s home game against Arsenal despite playing the second-half with a man down.
  • Highlights: Unión 0-1 Newell’s
    Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys won away at Unión for the first time in 19 years on Friday night in Santa Fe.
  • Highlights: Independiente 1-0 Newell’s
    Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys suffered a second defeat in a row in the league when they were beaten 1-0 by Independiente on Saturday night in Avellaneda.
  • Highlights: Newell’s 0-1 Sarmiento
    Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys lost their first league match since the departure of ex-coach Javier Sanguinetti as Sarmiento returned to Junín on Saturday night with all three points.
  • Highlights: Aldosivi 1-2 Newell’s
    Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys made it 3 league wins in a row since the resignation of Javier Sanguinetti after a hard-fought win away at Aldosivi on Wednesday.
  • Highlights: Newell’s 2-0 Gimnasia
    Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys were deserved winners in a magnificent win over 2nd-placed Gimnasia on Sunday afternoon at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa.
  • Highlights: Talleres 2-1 Newell’s
    Match Highlights: Newell’s Old Boys went out of the Copa Argentina on Wednesday night, losing by a late winner to Talleres in bizarre weather conditions in San Luis.
  • Highlights: Vélez 0-1 Newell’s
    Highlights: Interim head coach Gustavo Tognarelli oversaw a vital away win for Newell’s Old Boys in his first match since taking the reins from departing manager Javier Sanguinetti.
  • Newell’s Old Boys sign Lucas Melano
    Newell’s Old Boys have announced the signing of Lucas Melano. The 29-year-old unattached forward joins on a 1-year loan and last played for Universidad Católica of Chile.
  • Javier Sanguinetti resigns as manager of Newell’s Old Boys
    Newell’s Old Boys are once again looking for a new coach after Javier Sanguinetti handed in his resignation on Monday.

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