Obras Sanitarias

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For the stadium, see Estadio Obras Sanitarias.
Obras Sanitarias
Obras Sanitarias logo
Nickname Tachero
Leagues Liga Nacional de Básquetbol
Founded 27 March 1917; 97 years ago (1917-03-27)
History 1926 – present (basketball section)
Arena Estadio Obras Sanitarias
Location Núñez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Team colors Royal blue, gold, orange and navy blue                    
President Fabián Borro
Head coach Julio Lamas
Championships 3 Campeonato Argentino de Clubes
1 Intercontinental Cup
1 South American League
Website clubosn.com.ar
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Club Atlético Obras Sanitarias de la Nación (known simply as Obras Sanitarias or Obras) is an Argentine sports club located in the district of Núñez, Buenos Aires. Although originally conceived as a rugby union club, Obras Sanitarias is mostly known for its basketball team, which currently plays in the Liga Nacional de Básquet, the first division of the Argentine basketball league system.

Apart from basketball, other disciplines practised at the club are rugby union, field hockey, swimming, tennis, volleyball and chess.

Obras Sanitarias has been nicknamed Los Tacheros, a lunfardo word used to refer to Argentine taxi drivers, due to taxi cabs are painted in black and yellow (the same colors that Obras' jersey uniform).


Obras Sanitarias was founded in 1917 by employees of the state enterprise Obras Sanitarias de la Nación (translatable in English to "Sanitation Works of the Nation"). In 1978, Obras inaugurated the indoor arena Estadio Obras Sanitarias and, two years later, the first synthetic field hockey pitch in South America.


Obras Sanitarias, along with the Brazilian club Esporte Clube Sírio, was the only two South American team that won the Intercontinental Cup. Obras did so in 1983, defeating Italian Jollycolombani Cantù. In 2012, Obras won the South American League for its first time, after beating the Brazilian club Pinherios 88-73 [1]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

Obras Sanitarias roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Age
C 4 Argentina Gutiérrez, Juan Pedro 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 30 – (1983-10-10)October 10, 1983
PG 5 Argentina Konsztatd, Alejandro 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 25 – (1989-01-24)January 24, 1989
PF 10 Argentina Espinoza, Pablo 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 27 – (1987-03-21)March 21, 1987
F/C 12 United States Fells, Darren 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 28 – (1986-04-22)April 22, 1986
13 Argentina Barral, Pedro
F 15 United States Smith, Theron 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 33 – (1980-10-03)October 3, 1980
F 15 United States Washam, Tony 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 32 – (1982-01-07)January 7, 1982
G 16 Argentina Zanzottera, Tomas 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 21 – (1993-02-08)February 8, 1993
C 17 Argentina Gareis, Martin 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 22 – (1992-04-10)April 10, 1992
F/C 18 United States Field, Tyler 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 36 – (1978-02-20)February 20, 1978
G 19 Argentina Mazzaro, Julio 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 35 – (1979-01-30)January 30, 1979
SF 22 Argentina Elsener, Alexis 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 26 – (1988-02-23)February 23, 1988
PG 23 Argentina Fraga, Lautaro 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 22 – (1992-01-22)January 22, 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Argentina Iván Najnudel

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 2012-02-03

Notable former players[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Logo of the rugby union team.

Club's rugby installations are located in La Matanza Partido of Greater Buenos Aires. The club was affiliated to the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires in 1917, soon after its establishment.

In 1953, Obras won the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires (URBA) championship, which is its only title to date. The team currently plays at Grupo III, the third division of the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires league system.




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