Club Atlético Ferrocarril Central Argentino General Douglas Haig


The wonderfully named Club Atlético Douglas Haig is a football club from Pergamino in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Founded on the 18 November 1918 by workers of the Ferrocarril Central Argentino, they had to request the approval of head of the railroad, Ronald Leslie. Leslie agreed on the condition that the club took the name of General Douglas Haig. The full name of the club is Club Atlético Ferrocarril Central Argentino General Douglas Haig and is the most successful team – 26 championships – in the Liga de fútbol Pergamino.

Sources – Club Atlético Douglas Haig & Douglas Mania – accessed 23 July 2011 – my thanks to George Webster for spotting this.