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 on behalf of Mrs. Amalia Neale de Silva, the fisrt benefactress 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 Rangers of Scotland (formed 1872) to represent the district colours of their local burgh of Govan. Fans of the Scottish club 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. In October 2014, in a ceremony at the Talca Country Club, the marquess Luis Silva de Balboa transferred the trademark Rangers to the club. The trademark was his property until such time, and by a legal agreement, the transfer contains restrictions as to the limitation for the club to move out of the City of Talca of its ownership in hands other than people from Talca.

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 29 March 2020 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Jonathan Salvador
2  CHI DF Javier Rivera
3  PAR DF Jorge Aquino
4  CHI DF Francisco Silva
6  CHI MF Sebastián Rivera
7  CHI MF Christián Pavez
9  ARG FW Manuel López
10  ARG MF Albano Becica
11  CHI FW Fabián Núñez
12  VEN MF José Bández
13  CHI DF Nelson Rebolledo
14  CHI MF Diego Pezoa
15  CHI DF Alejandro Delfino
No. Position Player
16  CHI FW Leonardo Espinoza
17  CHI DF Yerco Oyanedel
18  CHI DF Sebastián Villegas
20  CHI FW Michael Silva
21  CHI MF Gabriel Sandoval
22  CHI GK Nicolás Peric
23  CHI MF Jaime Gaete
24  ARG MF Alfredo Ábalos
25  CHI DF Christopher Díaz
26  CHI MF Nicolás Rivera
27  CHI MF Ignacio Caroca
29  CHI GK Marcelo Vásquez
30  CHI MF Maximiliano Guerrero

Manager: Luis Marcoleta

2020 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
1 Chile GK Jonathan Salvador (from Unión San Felipe)
3 Paraguay DF Jorge Aquino (from Deportes Puerto Montt)
6 Chile MF Sebastián Rivera (from Deportes La Serena)
9 Argentina FW Manuel López (loaned from Deportes Antofagasta)
10 Argentina MF Albano Becica (to Magallanes)
12 Venezuela MF José Bández (loaned from Deportes Antofagasta)
13 Chile DF Nelson Rebolledo (from Santiago Wanderers)
15 Chile DF Alejandro Delfino (from Deportes Antofagasta)
No. Position Player
16 Chile FW Leonardo Espinoza (from Deportes Temuco)
17 Chile DF Yerco Oyanedel (loaned from Universidad Católica)
20 Chile FW Michael Silva (from Deportes La Serena)
21 Chile MF Gabriel Sandoval (from Cobreloa)
24 Argentina MF Alfredo Ábalos (to Deportes Temuco)
25 Chile DF Christopher Díaz (loaned from Curicó Unido)
27 Chile MF Ignacio Caroca (Free Agent)
30 Chile MF Maximiliano Guerrero (loaned from Universidad de Chile)


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 Gonzalo Mosquera (to Deportes Iberia)
3 Chile DF Diego González (back to O'Higgins)
5 Chile MF Cristián Arrué (to Deportes Linares)
6 Chile MF José Barrera (to Lautaro de Buin)
8 Chile FW Roberto Saldías (Released)
9 Argentina FW Diego Bielkiewicz (to Magallanes)
10 Argentina MF Jorge Luna (to Deportivo Armenio)
15 Chile MF Michael Ríos (to Independiente de Cauquenes)
16 Chile DF Felipe Jara (to Independiente de Cauquenes)
No. Position Player
17 Chile FW Felipe Fritz (to Unión Española)
19 Uruguay FW Pablo Pereira (Released)
20 Chile FW Frank Fernández (loaned to Deportes Copiapó)
24 Chile DF Guillermo Cubillos (to Barnechea)
27 Chile DF Lucas Domínguez (to Deportes La Serena)
29 Argentina FW Diego Diellos (to Agropecuario)
30 Chile DF Juan Abarca (to Universidad de Concepción)
32 Uruguay MF Maximiliano Bajter (to Villa Teresa)

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.

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