Rangers de Talca

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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.

Rangers de Talca
Full nameClub Social de Deportes Rangers
Nickname(s)Los piducanos
Los rojinegros
El gigante del Maule
FoundedNovember 2, 1902; 120 years ago (1902-11-02)
GroundEstadio Fiscal, Chile
Capacity16 070
OwnerRojinegro SADP
ChairmanFelipe Muñoz
ManagerDalcio Giovagnoli
LeaguePrimera B
WebsiteClub website
Current season

History Edit

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 first 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 out the Chile national team 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   Guaraní 0–1 0–2 6th Place
  Olimpia 4–4 1–5
  América de Cali 2–0 0–1
  Deportivo Cali 0–2 2–3
  Universidad de Chile 1–7 1–2

Players Edit

Current squad Edit

Current squad of Rangers de Talca as of 11 December 2021 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1   ARG GK Yair Bonnín
2   CHI DF Javier Rivera
3   CHI DF Nelson Rebolledo
4   CHI DF Agustín Donoso
5   CHI MF Ignacio Carrasco
6   CHI MF Mauricio Iturra
7   CHI MF Brayan Valdivia
8   ARG MF Federico Illanes
9   ARG FW Lionel Altamirano
10   CHI MF Juan Gutiérrez
11   CHI DF Fernando Cordero
12   CHI MF Carlos Espinosa
14   CHI DF Sebastián Acuña
15   CHI MF Matías Faúndez
16   CHI MF Sergio Bobadilla
No. Position Player
17   ARG FW Sebastián Pol
18   URU DF Sergio Felipe
19   ARG DF Ezequiel Luna
20   CHI FW Bastián Martínez
21   CHI DF Claudio Jopia
22   CHI FW José Tomás Herrera
23   CHI DF Juan Abarca
24   ARG MF Alfredo Ábalos
25   CHI DF Christopher Díaz
27   CHI MF Ignacio Caroca
28   CHI FW Manuel Lolas
30   CHI GK Sebastián Aravena
31   CHI GK Marcelo Vásquez
34   CHI FW Lucas Fierro

Manager: Felipe Cornejo

2021 Winter transfers Edit

In Edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
11 MF   ARG Ricardo Blanco (loan from Deportes Antofagasta)
20 FW   CHI Mario Briceño (from Lautaro de Buin)
No. Pos. Nation Player
32 FW   CHI Juan Sebastián Ibarra (loan from Colo-Colo)

Out Edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
11 FW   PLE Yashir Islame (to Khon Kaen United)
18 MF   ECU Andrés Mena (loan to Atlético Santo Domingo)
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   ARG Marcos Fernández (released)

Notable players Edit

Managers Edit

Official sponsors Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Domestic case jeopardizes Chile's World Cup participation". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-11-26. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2009-11-27.
  2. ^ "Chile OK for World Cup after club backs down". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-11-27. Archived from the original on 2009-12-01. 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.

External links Edit