Tauro F.C.

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Tauro F.C.
Logo
Full name Asociacion Deportiva Tauro Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Los Toros de Pedregal
El Más Laureado
Founded 1984
Ground Estadio Luis Cascarita Tapia
Panama City, Panama
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman Gianpaolo Gronchi
Manager Rolando Palma
League Liga Panameña de Fútbol
2014 (C) 7th
Home colours
Away colours

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, as of April 5, 2014 [1] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
99 Panama GK Eric Hughes
2 Colombia DF Reinel Herrera
3 Panama DF Luis Moreno
50 Panama DF Jan Carlos Vargas
22 Panama DF Carlos Rodriguez
4 Panama MF Manuel Vargas
6 Panama MF Juan de Dios Pérez
10 Panama MF Miguel Castillo
21 Panama FW Alcides de los Ríos
13 Panama FW Kenneth Chase
29 Panama MF Hecgar Murillo
No. Position Player
1 Panama GK José Kelly
8 Panama DF Leonel Parris
14 Panama DF Eduardo Dasent
15 Panama FW Israel Sanjur
17 Panama MF Rubén Martínez
57 Panama FW Ervin Zorrilla
11 Nicaragua MF Axel Villanueva
28 Panama MF Rolando Botello
12 Colombia FW Jan Bryan Contreras
36 Panama FW Ismael Diaz
46 Panama MF Ruben Barrow
27 Panama DF Erick Caballero

Personnel[edit]

Board of directors[edit]

Position Name
President Italy Gianpaolo Gronchi
Vice-president Moises Zebede
Secretary Panama Carlos Martans
Treasurer Alejandro Linares
Fiscal Luis Moreno

Management[edit]

Position Name
Manager Panama Rolando Palma
Assistant Manager Panama Luis Parra
Reserve Manager Panama Ernesto Downer
Physical Trainer Colombia Andrés Felipe Gutierréz
Goalkeeping Coach Colombia Martín Viveros
Physiotherapist Colombia Ernesto Tuñón
Utility Management Panama Eduviges de la Flor

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-)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]