Rangers de Talca

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Rangers de Talca
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Full name Club Social de Deportes Rangers
Nickname(s) Los piducanos, Los rojinegros
Founded September 2, 1902; 114 years ago (1902-09-02)
Ground Estadio Fiscal, Chile
Ground Capacity 8,200
Owner Jorge Yunge
Manager Víctor Rivero
League Primera B
2015-16 4th
Website Club home page
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 division of the Chilean football system. Their home games are played at the Fiscal stadium, which has a capacity of approximately 8,324 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

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

Best: First Round in 1970
1970: First Round


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Rangers de Talca as of 2 November 2016 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
2  ARG DF Jorge Sotomayor
3  CHI DF Jesús Villalobos
4  CHI DF Bruno Romo
5  CHI MF Giovanni Narváez
6  CHI MF José Barrera
7  CHI FW Frank Fernández
8  CHI FW Miguel Orellana
9  ARG FW Sergio Comba
10  ARG FW Nicolás Trecco
11  CHI FW Matías Campos López
13  CHI DF Vicente Starikoff
14  CHI DF Guillermo Díaz
15  CHI MF Nicolás Pizarro
16  CHI DF Felipe Jara
No. Position Player
17  ARG DF Mariano Celasco
18  CHI MF Joaquín Verdugo
19  CHI FW Nino Rojas
20  CHI MF Juan José Albornoz
21  CHI DF Patricio Ramírez
22  CHI GK Jaime Guzmán
23  ARG GK Luis Aseff
24  CHI DF Guillermo Soto
25  CHI MF José Pérez
26  CHI DF Nicolas Rivera
29  CHI FW Sebastián Céspedes
30  CHI MF Jefferson Castillo
35  CHI DF Jaime Mejías

Manager: Víctor Rivero

2016–17 winter 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
-- Argentina GK Luis Aseff (from Unión San Felipe)
-- Argentina DF Jorge Sotomayor (from Unión San Felipe)
-- Chile DF Jesús Villalobos (back from Deportes Santa Cruz)
-- Chile DF Guillermo Díaz (loaned from Universidad de Chile)
-- Chile DF Vicente Starikoff (loan from Universidad Católica)
-- Chile DF Patricio Ramírez (from Deportes Concepción)
-- Chile MF José Barrera (from Cobreloa)
-- Chile MF Giovanni Narváez (from Deportes Puerto Montt)
No. Position Player
-- Chile MF Jefferson Castillo (from Deportes Puerto Montt)
-- Chile MF José Pérez (from Universidad de Concepción)
-- Chile FW Matías Campos López (loaned from Audax Italiano)
-- Argentina FW Nicolás Trecco (from Unión San Felipe)
-- Chile FW Nino Rojas (from Cobreloa)
-- Chile FW Sebastián Céspedes (from Barnechea)
-- Argentina FW Sergio Comba (from Deportes Temuco)


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 Ezequiel Cacace (to Cobreloa)
2 Chile DF Andrés Reyes (to Magallanes)
3 Chile DF Francisco Tapia (to Barnechea)
5 Chile DF Manuel Ormazábal (to Cobreloa)
6 Chile DF Dino Agote (loaned to Deportes Antofagasta)
9 Paraguay FW Javier Ferreira (to Atlético Güemes)
10 Chile MF Cristián Muñoz (to Barnechea)
13 Chile DF Diego Opazo (to Deportes Santa Cruz)
14 Chile DF Marcelo Jorquera (loaned to Barnechea)
16 Chile FW Matías Rubio (to FC Akzhayik)
19 Chile DF Marcelo Jara (Released)
No. Position Player
21 Chile MF Hugo Díaz (to San Antonio Unido)
22 Argentina FW Santiago Malano (to Valletta F.C.)
25 Argentina MF Jonathan Mazzola (to Chaco For Ever)
27 Chile MF Cristián Arrué (loan to Deportes Colchagua)
28 Chile MF Mauricio Iturra (loan to Deportes Colchagua)
29 Argentina MF Mariano Berriex (to Aris Limassol FC)
33 Chile FW Cristopher Vásquez (loan to Deportes Vallenar)
35 Chile GK Juan Aravena (to Deportes Colchagua)
38 Chile FW Hernán Veras (loan to Deportes Colchagua)
-- Argentina FW Franco Calero (Released)

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. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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