Rangers de Talca

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Rangers de Talca
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Full nameClub Social de Deportes Rangers
Nickname(s)Los piducanos, Los rojinegros
FoundedSeptember 2, 1902; 117 years ago (1902-09-02)
GroundEstadio Fiscal, Chile
OwnerRojinegro SADP
ManagerCristián Arán
LeaguePrimera B
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club Social de Deportes Rangers is a Chilean football club based in the city of Talca. The club was founded November 2, 1902 and plays in the second level of the Chilean football system. Their home games are played at the Fiscal stadium, which has a capacity of 16,000 seats.


The name Rangers was chosen by a Scotsman, Juan Greenstret, who was one of the founding fathers of the Club.

The origin of the chosen team colours, red and black, are unknown, though one of the possibilities was that some of the first players were also members of the Second Company of Firemen of Talca, whose shield was red and black. Another possible reason is the use of red and black in the socks of Glasgow Rangers of Scotland (formed 1872) to represent the district colours of their local burgh of Govan. Glasgow Rangers fans returned to using red and black scarves in 2012 to help raise funds for the club.

In 1952 was accepted into the Segunda División, and won the runners-up spot after finishing second in the league tournament final, getting the promotion to Primera División.

Rangers qualified for the Copa Libertadores in 1970, being its only participation in a CONMEBOL international tournament.

Throughout their first century of existence, honours have been few and far between, with no Championship successes.

Rangers was relegated in 2009 after being assessed a three-point penalty for using too many non-Chilean players in a November 8 match. The club filed a lawsuit in a Chilean court, leading to a threat from FIFA to throw the Chilean national team out of the 2010 World Cup if the case continued.[1] Under pressure from creditors, Rangers dropped the lawsuit on November 27, shortly after FIFA's demand. The case delayed the start of the league's playoffs.[2]

In 2010, the club was auctioned and purchased by a business group called "Piduco SADP".[3]

On November 27, 2011, Rangers was promoted to Primera División after beating Everton de Viña del Mar in the final match. Manager Dalcio Giovagnoli was fired in 2013, and replaced by Fernando Gamboa, who was considered mainly responsible of the team's relegation in 2014. Gamboa was fired too, but current manager Jorge Garcés wasn't able to avoid the side's relegation after two and a half years in the first division of Chilean football to the second division, the Primera B after finishing in the last place of both the Clausura and the accumulated table. The club's new owners confirmed Garcés will remain as the club's manager for the 2014–15 season, with the goal of gaining promotion to the first division.

National honors[edit]

1988, 1993, Apertura 1997
Runner-up: 1969, Apertura 2002

South American cups history[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1970 Copa Libertadores Group 3 Paraguay Guaraní 0–1 0–2 6th Place
Paraguay Olimpia 4–4 1–5
Colombia América de Cali 2–0 0–1
Colombia Deportivo Cali 0–2 2–3
Chile Universidad de Chile 1–7 1–2


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Rangers de Talca as of 14 August 2018 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Marcelo Vásquez
2  CHI DF Gonzalo Mosquera
3  CHI DF Diego González
4  CHI MF Francisco Silva
5  CHI MF Cristián Arrué
6  CHI MF José Barrera
7  CHI MF Adolfo Ovalle
8  CHI FW Roberto Saldías
9  ARG FW Diego Bielkiewicz
10  ARG MF Jorge Luna
11  CHI FW Fabián Núñez
12  CHI GK Felipe Godoy
13  CHI GK Richard Leyton
14  CHI MF Diego Pezoa
15  CHI MF Michael Ríos
No. Position Player
16  CHI DF Felipe Jara
17  CHI FW Felipe Fritz
18  CHI MF Sebastián Villegas
19  ARG FW Axel Arce
20  CHI FW Frank Fernández
21  CHI MF Javier Rivera
22  CHI GK Nicolás Peric
23  CHI DF Jaime Gaete
24  CHI DF Guillermo Cubillos
25  CHI MF Diego Ríos
26  CHI MF Nicolás Rivera
28  CHI FW Bastián Martínez
29  ARG FW Diego Diellos
30  CHI DF Juan Abarca

Manager: Cristián Arán

2019 Summer transfers[edit]


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

No. Position Player
-- Chile DF Francisco Silva (from Curicó Unido)
-- Chile DF Gonzalo Mosquera (from Barnechea)
No. Position Player
-- Chile MF Joaquín Montecinos (from Deportes La Serena)
-- Chile MF Jaime Gaete (from Ñublense)


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

No. Position Player
2 Chile DF Brian Torrealba (back to O'Higgins)
8 Chile MF Jorge Romo (to San Luis)
9 Argentina FW José Pablo Soda (to Monagas)
10 Chile MF Franco Ragusa (back to Everton)
11 Chile FW Rodrigo Gattas (to Deportes Santa Cruz)
No. Position Player
19 Chile FW Nicolás Canales (Released)
20 Argentina DF Alejandro Delfino (back to Deportes Antofagasta)
21 Chile DF Henry Sanhueza (to Barnechea)
28 Chile FW Sebastián Pérez (to Ñublense)

Notable players[edit]


Official sponsors[edit]


  1. ^ "Domestic case jeopardizes Chile's World Cup participation". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2009-11-27.
  2. ^ "Chile OK for World Cup after club backs down". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2009-11-27.
  3. ^ "Piduco SADP, los nuevos dueños de Rangers de Talca" (in Spanish). Solamente Fútbol. 2010-08-26. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-08-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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