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; 113 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 Azconzábal
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-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 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 20 February, 2016 (edit)
Sources: [1]

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Cristian Lucchetti
2  ARG DF Bruno Bianchi
3  ARG DF Fernando Evangelista
4  ARG DF Nicolás Romat
5  ARG MF Nery Leyes
6  ARG DF Franco Sbuttoni
7  ARG FW Luis Rodríguez
8  ARG DF Guillermo Acosta
9  ARG FW Fernando Zampedri
10  ARG FW Leandro González
11  ARG FW Cristian Menéndez
13  ARG GK Franco Pizzicanella
14  ARG MF Dante Ibarra
15  ARG DF Gastón Iturrieta
16  PAR DF Enrique Meza
17  ARG MF Jorge Soldati
No. Position Player
18  ARG DF Nahuel Sosa
19  ECU FW Juan Govea
20  ARG DF Jorge Molina
21  COL MF Miguel Julio
22  ARG MF Franco Quiroga
23  ARG DF Lucas Villalba (on loan from Independiente)
24  ARG DF Lionel Di Plácido (on loan from All Boys)
25  ARG MF David Valdez
26  ARG FW Gonzalo Ontivero
27  ARG DF Ignacio Canuto
28  ARG FW José Méndez
29  ARG MF Rodrigo Aliendro
30  ARG MF Matías Ballini
31  ARG GK Josué Ayala
32  ARG MF Francisco Grahl
33  URU DF Pablo Rodríguez (on loan from Tigre)

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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