Tiro Federal

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Tiro Federal
Tiro Federal logo.svg
Full name Club Atlético Tiro Federal Argentino
Nickname(s) Tigres
Founded 29 March 1905; 110 years ago (1905-03-29)
Ground Fortín de Ludueña, Rosario, Santa Fe
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Carlos Dávola
Manager Osvaldo Bernasconi
League Torneo Argentino A
2011-12 16th
Website Club home page

Club Atlético Tiro Federal Argentino (mostly known just as Tiro Federal or Tiro Federal de Rosario) is an Argentine football club from the city of Rosario, in Santa Fe Province. The team currently plays in Torneo Argentino A, the third division of the Argentine football league system.


Founded on March 29, 1905, Tiro Federal was one of the founding members of the Rosario amateur league in 1907, which the team would win in 1920, 1925 and 1926. In 1944, Tiro Federal affiliated to Argentine Football Association, 13 years after the professionalization of the game, where the team competed in the second division, although it was later relegated to the third division after a restructure of the national leagues in 1949. In 1962 Tiro Federal withdrew its team 12 rounds before the end of the competition and was expelled from the AFA. Tiro then returned to play in the Rosario league, but then financial problems made the club leave the local league.

Businessman Carlos Dávola took over the management of the club at the end the 1990s, and started a very ambitious plan. In 1997 Tiro won the local second division, and then the first division in 1999, 2000 and 2001. At the same time it participated in Torneo Argentino B (the regionalized fourth division) in the 1998–99 season, finishing in second place and winning promotion to Torneo Argentino A.

After winning the Clausura 2003 tournament of Torneo Argentino A, Tiro reached Nacional B (national second division), and the next season they won the Apertura 2004 of that league, obtaining a wonderful present for its 100th birthday: the right to play in the Primera División Argentina.

At the end of their first tournament in the First Division, in the 2005 season, Tiro Federal ended 19th out of 20 teams. However, one of its players, Javier Cámpora, ended as the top scorer of the tournament. On April 8, 2006, Tiro Federal was relegated to Primera B Nacional, the second division of Argentine football.

At the end of 2010-11 season, after spending four years in the second division, Tiro federal was relegated to Torneo Argentino A the regionalized third division in Argentina.


Tiro Federal's stadium is located at the Ludueña neighborhood of Rosario. Known as "El Fortín de Ludueña" (Ludueña's Fortress), the stadium doesn't comply with regulations for first division matches[citation needed]. It currently plays at the Club Real Arroyo Seco's stadium in the nearby city of Arroyo Seco, and for specially important matches, at Newell's Old Boys's stadium.

Current squad[edit]

As of January 20, 2012.[1]

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

No. Position Player
Argentina GK Gastón Canuto
Paraguay GK Miguel Cárdenas
Argentina GK Fernando Cosentino
Argentina DF Alfredo Benítez
Argentina DF Ezequiel Benítez
Argentina DF Juan Casarini
Argentina DF Alfredo González Bordón
Argentina DF Maximiliano Gómez
Argentina DF Ricardo Moreira
Argentina DF Rodrigo Chávez
Argentina DF Gastón Guruceaga
Argentina DF Eduardo Neumayer
Argentina DF Roberto Floris
Argentina MF Gonzalo Cozzoni
Argentina MF Nicolás Crocce
Argentina MF Franco Ferrari
No. Position Player
Argentina MF Mauricio Scaglia
Colombia MF Josemir Palacios
Argentina MF José Chatruc
Argentina MF Gastón Jara
Argentina MF Gastón Menicocci
Argentina MF Cristian Morales
Argentina MF Ezequiel Avila
Argentina MF Luis Avila
Argentina MF Emanuel Pajón
Argentina MF Héctor Rueda
Argentina MF Eduardo Vilce
Argentina FW Leandro Armani
Argentina FW Bernardo Cuesta
Argentina FW Daniel Papalardo
Argentina FW Fabrizio Zacarias
Argentina FW Iván Saucedo




  • Primera División (4): 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Segunda División (5): 1907, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1997
  • Tercera División (4): 1908, 1918, 1919, 1929, 1930
  • Torneo Preparación (1): 2004
  • Copa Nicasio Vila (3): 1920, 1925, 1926 [2]
  • Copa Semanario Reflejos: 1922


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