Tauro F.C.

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Tauro
Tauro FC.gif
Full name Asociacion Deportiva Tauro Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Los Toros de Pedregal
El Más Laureado
Founded 1984
Ground Estadio Rommel Fernández
Panama City, Panama
Ground Capacity 32,000
Chairman Robert Zauner
Manager Rolando Palma
League Liga Panameña de Fútbol
2014 (A) 6th

Tauro Fútbol Club is a professional football club located in Panama City, Panama that plays in Liga Panameña de Fútbol, the top Panamanian football league.

Tauro has won seven Liga Profesional de Fútbol Championships since 1988, the highest total of any team. The club has also finished second seven times.

History[edit]

The team was founded by Italian industrialist, Giancarlo Gronchi on 22 September 1984.[1] The team's colours are black and white because it is said that Gronchi was a fan of Italian football team Juventus and wanted to have a similar uniform as the Italian side.

Prior to the creation of ANAPROF in 1988, Tauro participated in the ADECOPA and in the Liga Distritorial de Chepo (Chepo League). This was the league for teams in the eastern portion of the Panamá Province. Tauro was also one of the founding teams of ANAPROF in 1987.

Rivalries[edit]

Tauro and Plaza Amador have been continuous rivals since ANAPROF started in 1988. They're both from Panama City itself, but do not play in the same stadium. The rivalry is referred to as "El Clásico" in Panama.

Honors[edit]

1989, 1991, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–00, Apertura 2003, Clausura 2003, Clausura 2006, Apertura 2007, Apertura 2010, Clausura 2012, Apertura 2013.
Runner-up (8): 1990, 1994–95, 1998–99, 2000–01, Clausura 2002, 2008 (A), 2008 (C), Apertura 2009.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • For Apertura 2015

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

No. Position Player
1 Colombia GK Varcan Sterling
2 Panama DF Leonel Parris
3 Panama DF Luis Moreno
4 Panama MF Manuel Vargas
5 Panama MF Alejandro Vélez
6 Panama MF Juan de Dios Pérez
10 Panama MF Amir Waithe
11 Panama MF Romario Piggott
13 Panama MF Hécgar Murillo
14 Panama DF Algish Dixon
15 Panama FW Israel Sanjúr
17 Panama MF Amilkar Martínez
19 Panama DF Omar Córdoba
20 Panama FW Jorman Aguilar
21 Colombia MF Carlos Sierra
No. Position Player
22 Panama DF José Pinzón
24 Panama FW Rubén Barrow
25 Panama DF Jan Carlos Vargas
26 Panama MF Santiago Cedeño
Panama GK Jaime de Gracia
Panama GK Kevin Melgar
Panama DF Jesús Araya
Panama DF Jomar Díaz
Panama DF Luis Henríquez
Colombia DF Reinel Herrera
Panama MF Adalberto Carrasquilla
Panama MF Eliecer Domínguez
Panama MF Vidal González
Colombia MF Richard Ibargüen
Panama FW Edwin Aguilar

International[edit]

2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
United States DC United 4 4 0 0 6 1 +5 12
Jamaica Waterhouse 4 2 0 2 7 5 +2 6
Panama Tauro 4 0 0 4 2 9 −7 0
  DC TAU WAT
DC United 2–0 1–0
Tauro 0–1 1–2
Waterhouse 1–2 4–1

August 7, 2014
22:00
Tauro Panama 1–2 Jamaica Waterhouse
Rentería Goal 86' Report Campbell Goal 2'
Earle Goal 19'

August 28, 2014
20:00
Waterhouse Jamaica 4–1 Panama Tauro
Anderson Goal 13'55'
Samuels Goal 34'
Williams Goal 90+5'
Report Garcés Goal 64'

September 24, 2014
20:00
DC United United States 2–0 Panama Tauro
Pontius Goal 48'
Johnson Goal 55'
Report

October 21, 2014
20:00
Tauro Panama 0–1 United States DC United
Report Shanosky Goal 24'

Personnel[edit]

Board of directors[edit]

Position Name
President Panama Robert Zauner
Vice-president Moises Zebede
Secretary Panama Carlos Martans
Treasurer Alejandro Pino
Fiscal Luis Moreno

Management[edit]

Position Name
Manager Panama Jorge Dely Valdés
Assistant Manager Panama Jose A. Poyatos
Physical Trainer Julio Toral
Goalkeeping Coach Colombia Martín Viveros
Physiotherapist Colombia Ernesto Tuñón
Physiotherapist Panama Larisa Pérez
Utility Management Panama Eduviges de la Flor
Utility Assistant Panama Heriberto Martínez

Historical list of coaches[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]