Atlético Tucumán

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Atlético Tucumán
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Full name Club Atlético Tucumán
Nickname(s) Decano; The North Giant
Founded 27 September 1902; 115 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
2017–18 15th
Website Club 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]


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 23 February 2018.[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 Uruguay DF Rafael García (on loan from Nacional)
3 Argentina DF Nahuel Zárate
4 Argentina DF Nicolás Romat
5 Uruguay MF Gonzalo Freitas
6 Argentina DF Franco Sbuttoni
7 Argentina FW Luis Miguel Rodríguez
8 Argentina MF Guillermo Acosta
9 Uruguay FW Mauricio Affonso
10 Argentina DF Gervasio Núñez
11 Argentina FW Fabio Álvarez
12 Argentina FW Javier Toledo
13 Argentina GK Franco Pizzicanella
14 Argentina MF Mauro Osores
15 Argentina MF Gastón Iturrieta
16 Argentina FW Hernán Hechalar
17 Argentina GK Alejandro Sánchez
18 Argentina FW Ismael Blanco
No. Position Player
19 Argentina MF David Barbona
20 Argentina MF Dardo Miloc
21 Argentina MF Emanuel Molina
22 Argentina DF Alejandro Melo (on loan from San Lorenzo)
23 Argentina DF Alejandro Montiel
24 Argentina GK Augusto Batalla
25 Argentina MF David Valdez
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)
32 Argentina DF Francisco Grahl
33 Argentina DF Gabriel Risso
35 Argentina DF Cristian Villagra
38 Argentina MF Nery Leyes
39 Uruguay DF Andrés Lamas
- Argentina FW Leandro Díaz

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
2 Argentina DF Bruno Bianchi (at Newell's Old Boys until 30 June 2018)
4 Argentina DF Ignacio Canuto (at Lanús until 30 June 2018)
5 Argentina MF Nery Leyes (at Newell's Old Boys until 30 June 2018)





  • 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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