Atlético Tucumán

Club Atlético Tucumán (mostly known as Atlético Tucumán) is an Argentinian football club based in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán of Tucumán Province. Although several sports are practised at the club, Atlético is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in the Primera División, the first division of the Argentine football league system.

Atlético Tucumán
Logo del Club Atlético Tucumán - 2017.svg
Full nameClub Atlético Tucumán
Nickname(s)El Decano (The Dean)
El Gigante del Norte (The Northern Giant)
Founded27 September 1902; 120 years ago (1902-09-27)
GroundEstadio Monumental José Fierro
ChairmanMario Leito
ManagerDiego Erroz
CoachLucas Pusineri
LeaguePrimera División
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Other activities hosted by the institution are basketball, chess, field hockey, handball, futsal and karate.[2]


The club was founded in 1902, which makes Atlético the oldest football club from the province of Tucumán.

Atlético has played nine seasons in the Primera Division: eight seasons between 1973 and 1981, and a single season in 1984. The team's best ever performance in Primera División was in 1979, when they reached the semi-finals of the Torneo Nacional.

In 2008 Atlético Tucumán was promoted to the Primera Nacional, the second division, after defeating Racing de Córdoba in the final game of Torneo Argentino A,[3] and one year later the squad achieved its 2nd consecutive promotion by winning the B Nacional tournament and reaching the Primera División.

Thanks to a 5th-place finish in the 2016 Primera División, the club was able to play the 2017 Copa Libertadores, their first ever continental participation. Atlético began the competition in the second stage, where they beat Ecuadorian club El Nacional 3–2. This match was strange, as the club used the Argentina national team kit to play.[4][5] In the next stage, they beat Colombian club Junior by the same score, qualifying to the group stage. In the group stage, the club finished 3rd, with 2 wins, one draw, and three losses, and was transferred to the Copa Sudamericana. They entered the Copa Sudamericana in the second stage, where they beat Bolivian club Oriente Petrolero 6–2. In the next round, they were eliminated by Argentine club Independiente, who eventually was the tournament champion. The club won the first leg at home 1–0, but lost the second leg 2–0.

The club reached the final of the 2016–17 Copa Argentina for the first time in its history, after beating All Boys, Independiente (who had beat them in the Copa Sudamericana), Sarmiento, Vélez Sarsfield, and Rosario Central. In the final on 9 December 2017 at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, River Plate won 2–1, but the club still qualified to the 2018 Copa Libertadores group stage because they reached the final.[6]

The club has its best international performance in the 2018 Copa Libertadores. They finished second with 10 points in a group containing Club Libertad, The Strongest, and Peñarol. In the round of 16, they beat Atlético Nacional, and got into the quarter finals, where they were knocked out by defending champions Gremio.


The Tucumán Derby is played between Atlético and its longtime rival San Martín, both of the same city. The Santo (as San Martín is nicknamed) currently plays in the Primera Nacional, the second division. There have been long intervals where the derby wasn't played because both clubs were in different divisions, as is the case in the present day.


The stadium was constructed in 1922 by Spanish architect José Graña (1885–1950) with an original capacity for 5,000 spectators. It was inaugurated on May 21 of same year. Originally named as "Grand Stadium" due to being the largest of the North side of Argentina, Racing Club de Avellaneda was invited to play a friendly match versus Atlético Tucumán as part of the celebration. The stadium was named Monumental "José Fierro" in honor of the club's second president, Jose Fierro.

It was the first roof stadium in Tucumán Province and the first to have a superior stand. The structure was built out of concrete.

The stadium is located in the north part of the city of San Miguel de Tucumán (named "Barrio Norte"). It can currently accommodate up to 32,500 people due to an upgrade of the facilities that included adding an extra 2,500 seats.


Current squadEdit

As of 11 March 2023.[7]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   ARG Marcelo Ortíz
5 MF   URU Ramiro Cristóbal (loan from Defensor Sporting)
6 DF   ARG Bruno Bianchi
8 MF   ARG Guillermo Acosta
9 FW   ARG Augusto Lotti
11 FW   ARG Cristian Menéndez
12 FW   ARG Ciro Rius
14 DF   ARG Agustín Lagos
15 MF   ARG Francisco Di Franco (loan from Dnipro-1)
16 GK   BOL Carlos Lampe
17 GK   ARG Tomás Marchiori
18 FW   ARG Ramiro Ruiz Rodríguez
19 FW   ARG Eugenio Isnaldo
20 DF   ARG Nicolás Romero
21 FW   ARG Martín Garay (loan from Estudiantes)
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF   ARG Joaquín Pereyra (loan from Rosario Central)
23 MF   ARG Ramiro Carrera
24 FW   ARG Renzo Tesuri
25 DF   ARG Camilo Albornoz
27 DF   ARG Nicolás Thaller (loan from Lanús)
29 FW   ARG Kevin Isa Luna
30 DF   ARG Gabriel Risso Patrón
31 MF   ARG Gastón Gil Romero
32 FW   ARG Ignacio Maestro Puch
35 DF   URU Jonathan Sandoval (loan from Argentinos)
37 MF   ARG Mateo Coronel (loan from Argentinos)
38 FW   PAR Enrique Borja (loan from Sol de América)
39 DF   ARG Matías Orihuela

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   ARG Yonathan Cabral (at Lanús until 31 December 2022)
MF   ARG Leonardo Heredia (at Estudiantes until 31 December 2022)
GK   ARG Nicolás Campisi (at Huracán until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 FW   ARG Nicolás Laméndola (at Atlético de Rafaela until 31 December 2023)
DF   ARG Mauro Osores (at Atlético de Rafaela until 31 December 2023)





  • Federación Tucumana (21): 1920, 1921, 1924, 1927, 1930, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1951, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1972, 1973, 1975 [8]
  • Liga Tucumana (7): 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1986, 2003, 2016 [8]
  • Torneo de Competencia (8): 1926, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1951, 1953, 1957
  • Campeonato de Honor (13): 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1963
  • Campeonato de Campeones de la República (1): 1959 [note 1]


  1. ^ Competition organised by AFA's "Consejo Federal", held in 1959. It was contested by clubs from regional leagues outside Buenos Aires with no direct affiliation to the Association.[9]


  1. ^ "Deportes - LA GACETA Tucumán".
  2. ^ Otras disciplinas – club's website Archived August 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Atlético Tucumán ascendió a la B Nacional". (in European Spanish). 15 June 2008. Archived from the original on 2019-07-19. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Copa Libertadores: Atlético Tucumán jugó en Quito con la camiseta de la selección argentina: la historia detrás y dónde se cambiaron". La Nación (in Spanish). 8 February 2017. ISSN 0325-0946. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  5. ^ AFP (2017-02-08). "Con uniforme prestado, Atlético Tucumán venció a El Nacional y avanza en Libertadores". El Universo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-11-08.
  6. ^ "Atlético Tucumán se clasificó a la Copa Libertadores 2018". 11 December 2017. Archived from the original on 2018-03-20.
  7. ^ "Atlético Tucumán squad". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  8. ^ a b Liga Tucumana en "Fútbol del Interior" Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Argentina - Argentine Republic Champions Championship 1959 by Osvaldo Gorgazzi and Edgardo Imas on the RSSSF

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