Tigres F.C.

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Tigres
Tigres FC logo.png
Full name Tigres Fútbol Club S.A.
Founded 10 August 2000; 16 years ago (2000-08-10)
Ground Estadio Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento
Soacha, Colombia
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Edgar Páez
Manager Jhon Jairo Bodmer
League Categoría Primera A
2016 4th, Promoted
Website Club home page

Tigres Fútbol Club is a professional Colombian football team based in Bogotá. In 2017, the team will play in the Categoría Primera A after having been promoted. They play their home games at the Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento stadium in Soacha.

History[edit]

The history of the club began in 1998 when the team played in the Categoría Primera B under the name Univalle, playing the first half in Jamundí and the second in Palmira with Hernan Dario Herrera as coach.

In 1991 the team was renamed Expreso Palmira, due to the support of the carrier of the same name. In that season the coaches were Carlos Burbano and José Martínez, who left the team in tenth place.

In the 2000 season with coach Eduardo Lara, the club played a prominent campaign to reclassification, and placed third, qualifying for the final round for the promotion. There it faced Deportivo Pereira, Unión Magdalena and Deportivo Rionegro, ranking third again.

In 2001 the club was ranked eighth in the table, thus qualifying to the play-offs where they finished last behind Bogotá Chicó, Cúcuta Deportivo and Unión Magdalena.

In 2002, Expreso Palmira was purchased by businessmen who renamed the club Expreso Rojo de Cartagena. The same year the team won the Primera C championship.[1]

In 2003 the club plays its first season in the Primera B, being first to the reclassification but being eliminated in the play-offs. Two years later the club moved to Sincelejo, which only lasted a year, and in 2006 returned to Cartagena. In the 2007 season the team moved to the city of Fusagasugá, Cundinamarca.

His most notable participation in Colombian soccer occurred in 2008 on the Copa Colombia where the club reached the semi-finals. The club was eliminated by Once Caldas, with the aggregate score of 1–0.

In 2009 the team moved to Zipaquirá due to economic problems. For the 2011 season Expreso Rojo decides to move back to the city of Fusagasugá, however due to the poor performances the club moved to Soacha. In 2015, the team moved back to Zipaquirá. For the following season (2016), the club was renamed as Tigres F.C. and earned promotion to the Categoría Primera A for the 2017 season after only one season by winning Group A in the Primera B semifinals. They became runners-up after losing the final to América de Cali on aggregate score.

Stadium[edit]

Kit manufacturer[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer
2011 Colombia Kimo Logo.svg Kimo
2012 Colombia FSS Logo.svg FSS
2013 Colombia SportMarket Logo.svg Sport Market [2]

Honours[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2016

Current squad[edit]

As of 2016

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

No. Position Player
Colombia GK Carlos Alexander Mosquera
Colombia GK Carlos Andrés Mosquera
Colombia DF Andrés Ávila
Colombia DF Carlos Lasso
Colombia DF Jorge Lozano
Colombia DF Fabio Mina
Colombia DF Andrés Sua
Colombia DF David Uribe
Colombia MF Jhonatan Cueto
Colombia MF Jonathan Garay
Colombia MF Diego Gómez
No. Position Player
Colombia MF Luis Lazcano
Colombia MF Harrinson Mancilla
Colombia MF Óscar Morera
Colombia MF Johan Muñoz
Colombia MF Jhonny Rivera
Colombia MF Kervin Vizcaíno
Colombia FW Ethan González
Colombia FW Robinson Garcia
Colombia FW Juan Diego Avila
Colombia FW Jhon Giron

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historia del Expreso Rojo (in Spanish)". Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  2. ^ http://expresorojofc.co/el-club.html Lanzamiento Sport Market

External links[edit]