Unión de Santa Fe

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Full name Club Atlético Unión de Santa Fe
Nickname(s) Tatengues
Founded 15 April 1907; 108 years ago (1907-04-15)
Ground Estadio 15 de Abril,
Santa Fe, Argentina
Ground Capacity 22,852
Chairman Luis Spahn
Manager Leonardo Madelón
League Primera División
2014 1st of Zona B (Promoted)
Website Club home page

Club Atlético Unión (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkluβ aˈtletiko uˈnjon]; mostly known as Unión de Santa Fe [uˈnjon de santa ˈfe], CA Unión de Santa Fe or simply Unión) is a sports club from Santa Fe, the capital city of the Santa Fe Province with the same name in Argentina. The club, founded in 1907, has a strong rivalry with Colón de Santa Fe.

Although Unión is mostly known for its football team, that currently plays in Primera División, the club hosts other sports such as archery, basketball, field hockey, gymnastics, martial arts, roller skating, swimming and volleyball.


In 1965, the football team was promoted to the Segunda División Argentina for the first time. The team has played there for many years, alternating with periods in the second division. Unión's supporters are called "unionistas", "tatengues", while the squad is usually nicknamed "El Tate". The colours of the club consist of red and white vertical stripes.

In 1979 Unión played the final matches of the Nacional championship, but lost at the hands of River Plate, because the goal scored by River in the first match (with a final score of 1–1) ended up in an average over Union according to the away goals rule applied to that tournament.

The most famous footballers who played for Unión are Leopoldo Luque, World Cup winner with Argentina in 1978, and Nery Pumpido, the goalkeeper of the national team that won the World Cup in Mexico 1986.

Apart from football, basketball is the foremost sport practised at the institution, with Union's team currently in the third division. Carlos Delfino is its most famous basketball player.


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Unión de Santa Fe as of February 26, 2015 (edit)
Sources: Official website and Argentine Soccer

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Nereo Fernández
2  PAR DF Rolando García Guerreño
3  ARG DF Marcelo Cardozo
4  ARG DF Santiago Zurbriggen
5  ARG MF Mauricio Martínez
6  ARG DF Leonardo Sánchez
8  ARG MF Fausto Montero
9  ARG FW Claudio Riaño
10  ARG MF Juan Rivas
11  ARG MF Víctor Malcorra
13  ARG MF Matías Sánchez
14  ARG DF Bruno Pittón
15  ARG MF Matías Fantín
No. Position Player
17  ARG MF Emiliano Ellacopulos
18  ARG FW Lucas Gamba
19  ARG DF Mauro Maidana
20  ARG MF Facundo Affranchino
21  ARG MF Diego Villar
22  ARG DF Emanuel Brítez
23  ARG MF Manuel de Iriondo
24  ARG MF Sebastián Caballero
25  ARG GK Joaquín Papaleo
27  ARG FW Franco Soldado
28  ARG FW Fernando Coniglio
29  URU GK Matías Castro

Manager: Leonardo Madelón

Notable players[edit]

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To appear in this section a player must have played at least 50 games for the club and/or played officially for their national team.





  • Liga Santafesina de Fútbol (36): 1915, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1953, 1954, 1955,
    1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, Classificatorio 1971, Selectivo 1971, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1994, Apertura 2000, Apertura 2003, Apertura 2010


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