Unión de Santa Fe

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Full name Club Atlético Unión de Santa Fe
Nickname(s) Tatengues
Founded 15 April 1907; 107 years ago (1907-04-15)
Ground Estadio 15 de Abril,
Santa Fe, Argentina
Ground Capacity 22,852
Chairman Luis Spahn
Manager Leonardo Madelón
League Primera B Nacional
2013-14 10th
Website Club home page

Club Atlético Unión (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkluβ aˈtletiko uˈnjon]; mostly known as Unión de Santa Fe [uˈnjon de santa ˈfe] or simply Unión) is a sports club from Santa Fe, the capital city of the Santa Fe Province with the same name in Argentina. The club, founded in 1907, has a strong rivalry with Colón de Santa Fe.

Although Unión is mostly known for its football team, that currently plays in Primera B Nacional, the club hosts other sports such as archery, basketball, field hockey, gymnastics, martial arts, roller skating, swimming and volleyball.


In 1965, the football team was promoted to the Segunda División Argentina for the first time. The team has played there for many years, alternating with periods in the second division. Unión's supporters are called "unionistas", "tatengues", while the squad is usually nicknamed "El Tate". The colours of the club consist of red and white vertical stripes.

In 1979 Unión played the final matches of the Nacional championship, but lost at the hands of River Plate, because the goal scored by River in the first match (with a final score of 1-1) ended up in an average over Union according to the away goals rule applied to that tournament.

The most famous footballers who played for Unión are Leopoldo Luque, World Cup winner with Argentina in 1978, and Nery Pumpido, the goalkeeper of the national team that won the World Cup in Mexico 1986.

Apart from football, basketball is the foremost sport practised at the institution, with Union's team currently in the third division. Carlos Delfino is its most famous basketball player.


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Unión de Santa Fe as of May 9, 2014 (edit)
Sources: Official website and Argentine Soccer

No. Position Player
 ARG GK Nereo Fernández
 URU GK Matias Castro
 ARG GK Abraham Reartes
 ARG DF Juan Pablo Avendaño
 ARG DF Emanuel Brítez
 ARG DF Fernando Evangelista
 ARG DF Danilo Gerlo
 ARG DF Mauro Maidana
 ARG DF Mauricio Martínez
 ARG DF Luciano Vella
 ARG DF Santiago Zurbriggen
 ARG MF Martín Fabro
No. Position Player
 ARG MF Nicolás Bertocchi
 ARG MF Pablo Bruna
 ARG MF Sebastián Caballero
 ARG MF Franco Faría
 ARG MF Pablo Mattos
 ARG MF Emanuel Moreno
 ARG MF Juan Gabriel Rivas
 ARG MF Víctor Zapata
 ARG FW Lionel Altamirano
 ARG FW Pablo Magnín
 ARG FW Claudio Guerra
 ARG FW Rodrigo Salinas

Manager: Leonardo Madelón

Notable players[edit]

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To appear in this section a player must have played at least 50 games for the club and/or played officially for their national team.





  • Liga Santafesina de Fútbol (36): 1915, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1953, 1954, 1955,
    1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, Classificatorio 1971, Selectivo 1971, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1994, Apertura 2000, Apertura 2003, Apertura 2010


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