Atlético Tucumán

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Atlético Tucumán
Escudo del Club Atletico Tucuman.svg
Full nameClub Atlético Tucumán
Nickname(s)Decano; The North Giant
Founded27 September 1902; 116 years ago (1902-09-27)
GroundMonumental José Fierro, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán Province
Capacity35,200 [1]
ChairmanMario Leito
ManagerRicardo Zielinski
LeaguePrimera División
2018–195th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club Atlético Tucumán (mostly known as Atlético Tucumán) is an Argentinian football club based in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán of Tucumán Province. Although several sports are practised at the club, Atlético is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in the Primera División, the first division of the Argentine football league system. They played for the first time in 2017 both Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.

Other activities hosted by the institution are basketball, chess, field hockey, handball and karate.[2]

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1902, which makes Atlético the oldest football club from the province of Tucumán.

Atlético has participated in nine seasons in the Primera division: eight seasons between 1973 and 1981, and a single season in 1984. The team's best ever performance in Primera División was in 1979, when they reached the semi-finals of the Torneo Nacional.

In 2008 Atlético Tucumán was promoted to the Argentine 2nd Division after defeating Racing de Córdoba in the final game of Torneo Argentino A, and one year later the squad achieved its 2nd consecutive promotion by winning the B Nacional tournament and reaching the Primera División.

Tucumán Derby[edit]

The Tucumán Derby is played between Atlético and its longtime rival San Martín, both of the same city. The Santo (as San Martín is nicknamed) currently plays in the Torneo Argentino A, the regionalized third division of Argentine league system.

Ground[edit]

The stadium was constructed in 1922 by Spanish architect José Graña (1885–1950) with an original capacity for 5,000 spectators. It was inaugurated on May 21 of same year. Originally named as "Grand Stadium" due to being the largest of the North side of Argentina, Racing Club de Avellaneda was invited to play a friendly match versus Atlético Tucumán as part of the celebration. The stadium was named Monumental "José Fierro" in honor of a well-remembered Atlético's chairman.

It was the first roof stadium in Tucumán Province and the first to have a superior stand. The structure was built out of concrete. The record attendance was in 2008, during a match between Atlético and Racing de Córdoba, when all the seats were filled.

The stadium is located in the north part of the city of San Miguel de Tucumán (named "Barrio Norte"). It can currently accommodate up to 32,500 people due to an upgrade of the facilities that included adding an extra 2,500 seats.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 April 2019.[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Cristian Lucchetti
2 Argentina DF Bruno Bianchi
5 Argentina MF Juan Mercier
6 Argentina DF Franco Sbuttoni
8 Argentina MF Guillermo Acosta
9 Argentina FW Leandro Díaz
10 Argentina FW Gervasio Núñez
11 Argentina FW Fabio Álvarez
12 Argentina FW Javier Toledo
13 Argentina GK Franco Pizzicanella
14 Argentina DF Mauro Osores
15 Argentina FW Kevin Isa Luna
16 Uruguay DF Mathías Abero
17 Argentina GK Alejandro Sánchez
18 Argentina FW Mauro Matos
19 Argentina MF David Barbona
No. Position Player
20 Argentina DF José San Román
21 Argentina MF Claudio Pombo
22 Argentina FW Ricardo Noir (on loan from Racing Club)
23 Argentina DF Pier Barrios
25 Argentina FW Juan Cruz Kaprof
27 Argentina FW Leandro Díaz
28 Argentina MF Tomás Cuello
29 Argentina MF Rodrigo Aliendro
30 Argentina FW Jonás Romero
31 Argentina DF Yonathan Cabral (on loan from Racing Club)
33 Argentina DF Gabriel Risso Patrón
35 Paraguay MF Tomás Rojas (on loan from Sol de América)
38 Argentina MF Nery Leyes
39 Uruguay DF Andrés Lamas
40 Argentina MF Ramiro Ruiz Rodríguez


Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Regional[edit]

  • Federación Tucumana (21): 1920, 1921, 1924, 1927, 1930, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1951, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1972, 1973, 1975 [4]
  • Liga Tucumana (6): 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1986, 2003 [4]
  • Torneo de Competencia (8): 1926, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1951, 1953, 1957
  • Campeonato de Honor (13): 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1963

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://lgdeportiva.lagaceta.com.ar/nota/704804/deportes/clausuraron-monumental-jose-fierro-irregularidades-durante-partido-boca.html
  2. ^ Otras disciplinas – club's website Archived August 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Atlético Tucumán squad". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b Liga Tucumana en "Fútbol del Interior" Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine

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