Would you like to discover one of the cradles of Argentinean football? Join lifelong Newell’s fan, Juan, on a virtual tour through Rosario without the crowds and with a front seat view from the comfort of your home.
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Located right at the heart of the city of Rosario and in the green surroundings of Independencia Park, you can find Newell’s Old Boys stadium also known as “El Coloso del Parque”. This name is still in use nowadays , even though fans voted to change the name to Marcelo A. Bielsa in his honor in 2009 .
Starting as a school in the early 1900´s, Newell’s Old Boys is also famous for its youth divisions, being one of the clubs with the most national titles in AFA’s youth tournaments.
Many famous footballers from the club’s academy have represented Argentina at World Cups : Gabriel Batistuta, Walter Samuel, Américo Gallego, Jorge Valdano, Gabriel Heinze, Roberto Sensini, Mauricio Pochettino, and Maxi Rodríguez, among others. Lionel Messi also played in the club’s youths.
I will take you through the surroundings of “El Coloso “, I will tell you about what NOB means to Rosario and show you the different football murals reflecting the Club’s history including the most iconic one: Diego Maradona’s memorial. We enjoyed Maradona as a player from our side.
Then, we will show some images from the modest neighborhood of La Bajada, where he was raised as a child. We will find out colorful paintings dedicated to the soccer star stand in front of houses and there are sidewalks colored in the blue and white of Argentina’s national team with Messi’s jersey number 10, ending at “El Campito” the first pitch he used to play football. Lio has been part of the most famous under-age team: “The Machine of 87” of Newells , which went unbeaten for three years