Tauro F.C.

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Tauro
Tauro FC.gif
Full name Asociacion Deportiva Tauro Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Los Toros de Pedregal
El Más Laureado
Founded 1984
Ground Estadio Rommel Fernández
Panama City, Panama
Ground Capacity 32,000
Chairman Robert Zauner
Manager Jorge Dely Valdés
League Liga Panameña de Fútbol
2014 (A) 6th

Tauro Fútbol Club is a professional football club located in Panama City, Panama that plays in Liga Panameña de Fútbol, the top Panamanian football league. Tauro has won seven Liga Profesional de Fútbol Championships since 1988, the highest total of any team. The club has also finished second seven times. The team's colours are black and white because it is said that its founder, Giancarlo Gronchi, was a fan of Italian football team Juventus and wanted to have a similar uniform as the Italian side.

Tauro and Plaza Amador have been continuous rivals since ANAPROF started in 1988. They're both from Panama City itself, but do not play in the same stadium. The rivalry is referred to as "El Clásico" in Panama.

History[edit]

The team was founded by Italian industrialist, Giancarlo Gronchi.

Prior to the creation of ANAPROF in 1988, Tauro participated in the ADECOPA and in the Liga Distritorial de Chepo (Chepo League). This was the league for teams in the eastern portion of the Panamá Province. Tauro was also one of the founding teams of ANAPROF in 1987.

Current squad[edit]

First team squad for Apertura 2014, as of August 8, 2014 [1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Panama GK Kevin Melgar
99 Panama GK Eric Hughes
2 Colombia DF Reinel Herrera
3 Panama DF Luis Moreno
4 Panama MF Manuel Vargas
5 Panama MF Alejandro Vélez
6 Panama MF Juan de Dios Pérez
7 Panama FW José Garcés
8 Colombia MF Christian López
10 Panama MF Miguel Castillo
11 Colombia MF Luis F. Escobar
13 Panama FW Kenneth Chase
16 Panama FW Jair Rentería
No. Position Player
17 Panama DF Nahíl Carroll
21 Panama FW Alcides de los Ríos
23 Panama MF Jean Mclean
24 Panama DF Fernando Mena
25 Panama DF Jan Carlos Vargas
26 Panama DF Felix Gondola
28 Panama MF Israel Sanjur
29 Panama MF Hecgar Murillo
30 Panama FW Bernardo Palma
46 Panama FW Ruben Barrow
57 Panama MF Ervin Zorrilla
Panama MF Vidal Gonzalez

Personnel[edit]

Board of directors[edit]

Position Name
President Panama Robert Zauner
Vice-president Moises Zebede
Secretary Panama Carlos Martans
Treasurer Alejandro Pino
Fiscal Luis Moreno

Management[edit]

Position Name
Manager Panama Jorge Dely Valdés
Assistant Manager Panama Jose A. Poyatos
Physical Trainer Julio Toral
Goalkeeping Coach Colombia Martín Viveros
Physiotherapist Colombia Ernesto Tuñón
Physiotherapist Panama Larisa Pérez
Utility Management Panama Eduviges de la Flor
Utility Assistant Panama Heriberto Martínez

Honors[edit]

1989, 1991, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–2000, Apertura 2003, Clausura 2003, Clausura 2006, Apertura 2007, Apertura 2010, Clausura 2012, Apertura 2013.
Runner-up (8): 1990, 1994–95, 1998–99, 2000–01, Clausura 2002, 2008 (A), 2008 (C), Apertura 2009.

List of coaches[edit]

  • Uruguay Miguel Mansilla (1989–1999, 2007-2008)
  • Ecuador José Andrade (1994)
  • Panama José Alfredo Poyatos (2000)
  • Germany Thomas Kempe (2006)
  • Panama Rubén Guevara (2006)
  • Colombia Gonzalo Soto (2008–10)
  • Costa Rica Christian Saborío
  • Panama Juan Carlos Cubilla (2010– Nov 2011)
  • Colombia Sergio Angulo (Dec 2011-April 2012)
  • Colombia Gonzalo Soto (May 2012- Nov 2012)
  • Panama Rolando El Ñato Palma (Dec 2012-Aug 2014)
  • Panama Jorge Dely Valdés (Aug 2014-Current)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]