Club Atletico Independiente (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkluβ aˈtletiko indepenˈdjente]) is an Argentine professional sports club, which has its headquarters and stadium in the city of Avellaneda in Greater Buenos Aires. The club is best known for its football team, which plays in the Primera Division and is considered one of Argentina's Big Five football clubs. Independiente holds a longstanding rivalry with neighbor club Racing in the Avellaneda derby, referred to as El Clasico de Avellaneda.
Independiente was officially founded on 1 January 1905, although the institution had been formed on 4 August 1904. Originally from Monserrat, a historic neighborhood of Buenos Aires, the club moved to Avellaneda in 1907. The football team has won 16 Primera Division titles (the last one was the 2002 Apertura) and 9 National cups.
In international club football competitions, Independiente has won a total of 20 titles, with 18 of them organised by CONMEBOL and other associations. Independiente's achievements include a record of seven Copa Libertadores won, being the only club to win four finals in a row, between 1972 and 1975. The club has won the Copa Interamericana three times, the Supercopa Sudamericana twice, the Recopa Sudamericana once, the Intercontinental Cup twice (1973 and 1984), and the Copa Sudamericana twice, in 2010 and 2017. The 2018 Suruga Bank Championship was its most recent achievement. Other international titles won by Independiente include two Rioplatense Copa Aldao competitions, organized by Argentine and Uruguayan Associations together.
Apart from football, other activities practised at the club are athletics, basketball, boxing, chess, field hockey, futsal, handball, gymnastics, martial arts, Pilates, roller skating, scuba diving, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and yoga. Also, the club, counts with its own school. Having Pre Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Elementary and Secondary school levels.