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Huracán was founded on 1 November 1908 in the Nueva Pompeya neighbourhood of Buenos Aires.
The club's name and nickname Globo (meaning "Balloon”) comes from the Huracán ("Hurricane") balloon flown by Jorge Newbery in 1909.
Its supporters are called Los Quemeros ("the Burners") because the stadium is located in a former garbage burning area.
Since its establishment, Huracán has won 13 domestic titles (including five Primera División championships, and most recently the 2014 Supercopa Argentina).
Apart from those achievements, the team has finished as runner-up of the top division seven times (the last one in the 2009 Clausura).
Huracán's historical rival is San Lorenzo de Almagro.
Other sports practiced at the club are artistic gymnastics, boxing, field hockey, roller hockey, handball, martial arts and volleyball