Rangers de Talca

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CSD Rangers
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Full name Club Social de Deportes Rangers
Nickname(s) Los piducanos, Los rojinegros
Founded September 2, 1902; 111 years ago (1902-09-02)
Ground Estadio Fiscal, Chile
Ground Capacity 8,200
Owner Ricardo Pini
Manager Fernando Gamboa
League Primera División
2011 Primera B, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season

Club Social de Deportes Rangers is a Chilean football club based in the city of Talca. The club was founded November 2, 1902 and plays in the top division of the Chilean football system. Their home games are played at the Fiscal stadium, which has a capacity of approximately 8,200 seats.


The name Rangers was chosen by a Scotsman, Juan Greenstret, who was one of the founding fathers of the Club.

The origin of the chosen team colours, red and black, are unknown, though one of the possibilities was that some of the first players were also members of the Second Company of Firemen of Talca, whose shield was red and black. Another possible reason is the use of red and black in the socks of Glasgow Rangers of Scotland (formed 1872) to represent the district colours of their local burgh of Govan. Glasgow Rangers fans returned to using red and black scarves in 2012 to help raise funds for the club.

In 1952 was accepted into the Segunda División, and won the runners-up spot after finishing second in the league tournament final, getting the promotion to Primera División.

Rangers qualified for the Copa Libertadores in 1970, being its only participation in a CONMEBOL international tournament.

Throughout their first century of existence, honours have been few and far between, with no Championship successes.

Rangers was relegated in 2009 after being assessed a three-point penalty for using too many non-Chilean players in a November 8 match. The club filed a lawsuit in a Chilean court, leading to a threat from FIFA to throw the Chilean national team out of the 2010 World Cup if the case continued.[1] Under pressure from creditors, Rangers dropped the lawsuit on November 27, shortly after FIFA's demand. The case delayed the start of the league's playoffs.[2]

In 2010, the club was auctioned and purchased by a business group called "Piduco SADP".[3]

On November 27, 2011, Rangers was promoted to Primera División after beating to Everton de Viña del Mar in the final match.

National honors[edit]

1988, 1993, 1997
Runner-up: 1969, Apertura 2002

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

Best: First Round in 1970
1970: First Round


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of C.S.D. Rangers as of 2 September 2012 (edit)
Sources: Rangers squad at Football–Lineups

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Diego Pozo
2  ARG DF Christian Cellay
3  CHI MF Francisco Tapia
4  CHI DF Rodolfo González
5  CHI MF Marcelo Scatolaro
6  CHI DF Carlos Garrido
7  ARG FW Esteban Ciaccheri
9  ARG FW Pablo Vegetti
10  ARG MF Gervasio Núñez
11  ARG FW Fabián Bordagaray
12  CHI GK Jaime Guzman
13  CHI DF Esteban Sáez
14  CHI MF Lautaro Baeza
16  CHI MF Joaquin Verdugo
17  CHI FW Alex Diaz
No. Position Player
18  CHI MF Sebastián Domínguez
19  CHI FW Mauricio Gómez
20  ARG MF Sebastián Sciorilli
21  CHI MF Hugo Díaz
22  CHI GK Nicolás Peric
24  CHI MF Joaquin Verdugo
25  CHI MF Juan Silva
26  CHI MF Jorge Valenzuela
27  ARG DF Alexis Ferrero
28  CHI FW Cristobal Bustamante
29  CHI DF Diego Fuentes
30  CHI FW Jean Paul Pineda
31  CHI MF Álvaro Rojas
32  CHI DF Francisco Alarcón
33  CHI GK Emanuel Vargas

Manager: Fernando Gamboa

Notable players[edit]


Official sponsors[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Domestic case jeopardizes Chile's World Cup participation". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Chile OK for World Cup after club backs down". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Piduco SADP, los nuevos dueños de Rangers de Talca" (in Español). Solamente Fútbol. 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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