Atlético Tucumán

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Atlético Tucumán
Escudo del Club Atletico Tucuman.svg
Full name Club Atlético Tucumán
Nickname(s) Decano
Founded 27 September 1902; 111 years ago (1902-09-27)
Ground Monumental José Fierro, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán Province
Ground Capacity 32,700
Chairman Mario Leito
Manager Héctor Rivoira
League Primera B Nacional
2013-14 Primera B Nacional, 5th
Website Club home page

Club Atlético Tucumán (mostly known as Atlético Tucumán) is an Argentine based in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán of Tucumán Province. Although several sports are practised at the club, Atlético is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

Other activities hosted by the institution are basketball, chess, field hockey, handball and karate-do.[1]

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1902, which makes Atlético the oldest football club from the province of Tucumán.

Atlético has participated in nine seasons in the Primera division: eight seasons between 1973 and 1981, and a single season in 1984. The team's best ever performance in Primera División was on 1979, when reached the semi-finals of the Torneo Nacional.

In 2008 Atlético Tucumán promoted to the Argentine 2nd Division after defeating Racing de Córdoba in the final game of Torneo Argentino A, and one year later the squad achieved its 2nd consecutive promotion by winning the B Nacional tournament and reaching the Primera División.

Other sports practised at the institution are basketball, chess, field hockey and martial arts.[2]

Tucumán Derby[edit]

The Tucumán Derby is played between Atlético and its longtime rival San Martín, both of the same city. The Santo (as San Martín is nicknamed) currently plays in the Torneo Argentino A, the regionalized third division of Argentine league system.

Ground[edit]

The Estadio Monumental José Fierro.

The stadium was constructed in 1922 by Spanish architect José Graña (1885-1950) with an original capacity for 5,000 spectators. It was inaugurated on May 21 of same year. Originally named as "Grand Stadium" due to being the largest of the North side of Argentina, Racing Club de Avellaneda was invited to play a friendly match versus Atlético Tucumán as part of the celebration. The stadium was named Monumental "José Fierro" in honor of a well-remembered Atlético's chairman.

It was the first roof stadium in Tucumán Province and the first to have a superior stand. The structure was built of concrete. The record attendance was in 2008, during a match between Atlético and Racing de Córdoba, when all the seats were filled.

The stadium is located in the North part of the city of San Miguel de Tucumán (named "Barrio Norte"). It can currently accommodate up to 32,700 persons due to an upgrade of the facilities that included adding and extra 2,500 seats.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Atlético Tucumán as of May 9, 2014 (edit)
Sources: BDFA

No. Position Player
 ARG GK Carlos Acevedo
 ARG GK Lucas Calviño
 ARG GK Maximiliano Flores
 ARG GK Cristian Lucchetti
 ARG DF Bruno Bianchi
 ARG DF Franco Canever
 ARG DF Miguel Contreras
 ARG DF Edgardo Galíndez
 ARG DF David Lastra
 ARG DF Javier Malagueño
 ARG DF Nicolás Romat
 ARG DF Nahuel Roselli
 ARG DF Franco Sbuttoni
 ARG MF Guillermo Acosta
 ARG MF Diego Barrado
No. Position Player
 ARG MF Gonzalo Bazán
 ARG MF Walter Cáceres
 ARG MF Matías Carabajal
 ARG MF Alfredo Carrizo
 ARG MF Gabriel Cuevas
 ARG MF Pablo Despósito
 ARG MF Sebastián Longo
 ARG MF César Montiglio
 ARG MF David Valdez
 ARG FW Alberto Argañaraz
 ARG FW Diego Jara
 ARG FW Gonzalo Ontivero
 URU FW Víctor Píriz
 ARG FW Luis Rodríguez

Manager: Héctor Rivoira

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Regional[edit]

  • Federación Tucumana (21): 1920, 1921, 1924, 1927, 1930, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1951, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1972, 1973, 1975 [3]
  • Liga Tucumana (6): 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1986, 2003 [3]
  • Torneo de Competencia (8): 1926, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1951, 1953, 1957
  • Campeonato de Honor (13): 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1963

References[edit]

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