Atlético Tucumán

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Atlético Tucumán
Escudo del Club Atletico Tucuman.svg
Full name Club Atlético Tucumán
Nickname(s) Decano
Founded 27 September 1902; 112 years ago (1902-09-27)
Ground Monumental José Fierro, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán Province
Ground Capacity 32,700
Chairman Mario Leito
Manager Juan Manuel Azconzába
League Primera B Nacional
2013-14 Primera B Nacional, 5th
Website Club home page

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 B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.

Other activities hosted by the institution are basketball, chess, field hockey, handball and karate-do.[1]

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 on 1979, when reached the semi-finals of the Torneo Nacional.

In 2008 Atlético Tucumán 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.

Other sports practised at the institution are basketball, chess, field hockey and martial arts.[2]

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 Estadio Monumental José Fierro.

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 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 32,700 persons due to an upgrade of the facilities that included adding and extra 2,500 seats.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Atlético Tucumán as of May 30, 2015 (edit)
Sources: Atlético Tucumán official website

No. Position Player
 ARG GK Cristian Lucchetti
 ARG GK Josué Ayala
 ARG GK Norberto Barrado
 ARG GK Franco Blasi
 ARG DF Matías Sanchez
 ARG DF Bruno Bianchi
 URU DF Pablo Rodríguez
 ARG DF Fernando Iglesias
 ARG DF Gastón Iturrieta
 ARG DF Jorge Molina
 URU DF Rodrigo Pérez
 ARG DF Nicolás Romat
 ARG DF Franco Sbuttoni
 ARG DF Guillermo Acosta
 ARG MF Hernán Becica
 ARG MF Francisco Grahl
No. Position Player
 ARG MF Franco Quiroga
 ARG MF Gabriel Cuevas
 ARG MF Sebastián Longo
 ARG MF Pablo Garnier
 ARG MF David Valdez
 ARG MF Rodrigo Cardozo
 ARG MF Cristian Ibarra
 ARG MF Miguel Rosette
 ARG FW Cristian Menéndez
 ARG FW Gonzalo Ontivero
 ARG FW Luis Rodríguez
 ARG FW Sebastian Matos
 ARG FW Juan Imbert
 ARG FW Leandro González
 ARG FW Leandro Díaz

Manager: Juan Azconzábal

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 [3]
  • Liga Tucumana (6): 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1986, 2003 [3]
  • 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]

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