Atlético Tucumán

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Atlético Tucumán
Escudo del Club Atletico Tucuman.svg
Full name Club Atlético Tucumán
Nickname(s) Decano; The North Giant
Founded 27 September 1902; 114 years ago (1902-09-27)
Ground Monumental José Fierro, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán Province
Ground Capacity 35,200 [1]
Chairman Mario Leito
Manager Ricardo Zielinski
League Primera División
2016 3° of Zona 2
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 División, the first division of the Argentine football league system.

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


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.


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.


Current squad[edit]

As of 14 April 2017.[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
3 Argentina DF Fernando Evangelista (on loan from Boca Juniors)
4 Argentina DF Ignacio Canuto
5 Argentina MF Nery Leyes
7 Argentina FW Luis Miguel Rodríguez
8 Argentina MF Guillermo Acosta
9 Argentina MF Fernando Zampedri
11 Argentina FW Cristian Menéndez
13 Argentina GK Facundo Daffonchio
14 Argentina MF Emanuel Molina
15 Argentina MF Gastón Iturrieta
16 Paraguay DF Enrique Meza
17 Argentina FW Jorge Soldati
18 Argentina MF Nahuel Sosa
19 Argentina MF David Barbona (on loan from Estudiantes)
No. Position Player
20 Argentina FW Fabio Álvarez
22 Argentina MF Franco Quiroga
24 Argentina DF Leonel Di Plácido (on loan from All Boys)
25 Argentina MF David Valdez
26 Colombia MF Jairo Palomino
27 Argentina DF Mauricio Rosales (on loan from Estudiantes)
28 Argentina FW José Méndez
29 Argentina MF Rodrigo Aliendro (on loan from Chacarita Juniors)
30 Argentina MF Matías Ballini
31 Argentina GK Josué Ayala
32 Argentina MF Javier Mendoza
34 Argentina MF Ezequiel Cirigliano
35 Argentina MF Tomás Cuello
Argentina GK Franco Pizzicanella
Argentina DF Alejandro Montiel
Argentina DF Dante Ibarra





  • 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


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