Club Atlético Tigre

The Club Atlético Tigre, popularly known as The Killer or simply Tigre, is a sports entity located in Victoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its name comes from Tigre, the city in which it was founded by José Dellagiovanna on August 3, 1902. Its colors are France blue and vermilion red. The football team is its main activity. It plays his home games at the Jose Dellagiovanna Stadium, located in Victoria, Buenos Aires, which has a capacity of 26,282 spectators. It currently plays in the Second Division of Argentine football. In a historical event in Argentine professional football, it will simultaneously play the 2020 Copa Libertadores, a contest to which he agreed to be champion of the 2019 Copa de la Superliga (first official title in its history).

Club Atlético Tigre
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Full nameClub Atlético Tigre
Nickname(s)El Matador (The Killer)
Azules del Norte (Northern Blues)
Founded3 August 1902; 118 years ago (1902-08-03)[1]
GroundEstadio José Dellagiovanna, Victoria, Buenos Aires
ChairmanEzequiel Melaraña
ManagerNéstor Gorosito
LeaguePrimera División
2018–199° (Relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season


1912: It became champion of the Intermediate Division and promoted to the First Division, defeating Vélez Sarsfield in the final by 4 to 2, in which it made his official debut on May 1 from 1913. At that time it was a great entertainer of the highest category doing some very good campaigns and others not so much. It participated in the First Division in the amateur era for 18 uninterrupted years, and continued in the category at the beginning of the professional era in 1931.

The squad's first professional match was on 31 May 1931, playing against San Lorenzo in the Viejo Gasómetro stadium. The first win came in the 3rd fixture when Tigre defeated Racing Club by 1-0.

1932: Tigre at the beginning of the year, in the sum of 35 thousand pesos, sold to River Plate the entire pass of Bernabé Ferreyra, in what until then was "The most expensive pass for a player in the history of world football". It was until 1949, he is the player who stayed the longest as a record transfer in the history of football (17 years old).

1937: Juan Marvezzi (Tigre's all-time top scorer) arrived to the club. He would score 116 goals over 173 matches between 1937 and 1943.

In October, 1944, the club receives the then vice president of the nation, colonel Juan Domingo Perón. In front of a crowded stadium, the president of Tigre, Mario Piotti, designates the colonel, a confessed supporter of the club, as the honorary president of the entity of Victoria.

1945: Tigre won the Second Division championship.

1953: They won the tournament again, although by then it was known as Primera B.[2]

1955: The team holds outstanding championship in First Division (finished 6th behind the big five and Lanús). Tigre's striker was the top scorer of the second wheel, which caused that, in a note of the time written by the journalist Osvaldo Ardizzone for the magazine "El Gráfico", the group of Victoria was named for the first time as The Killer.

1956: Between January and March, Tigre made one of the best campaigns made by an Argentine team in America, where he faced teams, teams and selected teams.

1967: After finishing second in two occasions, he achieved promotion to the highest category again.

1971: Tigre was relegated to third category of Argentine football, where he spent 9 months, being the worst chapter in the club's history.

1979: Tigre returned to Primera División, with Juan Carlos Lorenzo as the sports director. A curiosity of that year: while Tigre was on the rise, he sold more tickets than Racing Club, San Lorenzo and Independiente in First Division, and at the national level, he finished 4th only behind Boca Juniors, River Plate and Rosario Central.

1982: Tigre and San Lorenzo set the attendance record in the second division. More than 70,000 tickets are sold for the match that was played at the River Plate stadium. As of today and by different regulations of AFA, it will hardly be exceeded at any time.

1994: After many years, Tigre returned to be the center of attention of promotion tournaments, and as it happened every time, his convocation power extended much more than to the partisan media of the minor divisions. He is the champion of the first short tournament of the season.

2005: The team became two-time champion of the promotion with a record of points obtained in Argentine football.

Fan of the Club Atlético Tigre in 2006

2007: Tigre again returns to the First Division, and achieves the second position in his first tournament. The external factor to this campaign was the massive support, recognized by all: in almost all the matches of the tournament, Tigre sold out his popular tickets, both in Victoria and as a visitor. All this left the popular recognition in the football environment that Tigre had been widely the revelation of the tournament, and that Argentine football had recovered a great.

2008: For the 2008 Apertura, Tigre was one goal away from becoming champion, finally reaching the runner-up again. He finished with a total of 39 points, tied for first place along with San Lorenzo and Boca Juniors, but ends as runner-up after playing a historic triangular final. It must be considered that the AFA modified, in the midst of their dispute, the rules of this tournament. Originally it had established that in the event of a tie for first place, the champion would be decided according to the result of the game (s) between the teams occupying that place. Tigre defeated San Lorenzo and Boca Juniors, both as visitors, so it was appropriate to award him the title. However, with the imposed modification, the triangular had to be disputed.

2012: Again runner-up in the First Division. Tigre started the season thinking about the promotion table, but he ended up fighting the tournament until the last date.

And at the end of that same year, after eliminating Millonarios FC in the semifinals for the 2012 Copa Sudamericana, he reached his first international final in its history.

2019: Is the most important year in the history of the team. A year to celebrate the feat of Mario Alberto Kempes. In which the football world of the world was amazed at the convening of a centennial neighborhood Club, which is capable of moving 20,000 people 700 km away, in the midst of an economic crisis, from a country without direction and at high prices.

On June 2 he obtains his first official title from First Division by becoming champion of the Copa de la Superliga, after defeating Boca Juniors 2-0 with goals from Federico Gonzalez and Lucas Janson in the final played at the World Cup stadium Mario Alberto Kempes of Córdoba.

He thus achieves the right to dispute a new final for an official title against Racing Club for the Trophy of Champions 2019.

Kit evolutionEdit

In the chopped the first shirt that was used in it predominated an electric blue, pulling light blue, with a red collar and cuff. On the chest, embroidered in red, the original name of the club could be read: "Club Atlético Juventud del Tigre".

Between 1911 and 1919, the club began to alternate its titular shirt with a blue and red vertical striped one, varying the color and shape of the neck.

With the affiliation to the dissident Amateurs de Football Association, in 1919, the regulation of the use of colors privileged San Lorenzo de Almagro in the use of design. This forced various changes, up to the one used to date.[3]




Aerial view of the Colosseum stadium in Victoria

Throughout its history, Club Atlético Tigre had 3 courts, although the most popular is the current Jose Dellagiovanna Stadium. Is located in Victoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In 1935 the land of Guido Spano was acquired and on December 29 the Foundation Stone was placed where the current Victoria stadium would be built. The land in front of the avenue was acquired with the certain possibility of expanding the number of supporters. Many internal struggles were generated by this determination. Former members, who did not understand at the time the perspective that this change offered to the club, deserted, definitively breaking their link with the institution. The president at that time was León Bourdieu.

It was inaugurated on September 20, 1936, in a friendly against Boca Juniors.

It is on September 27, when the first game for the First Division championship organized by the AFA is played, facing Independiente de Avellaneda, with whom Tigre was defeated 1-0. On December 6, Tigre's first victory occurs in Victoria, defeating Ferro Carril Oeste 2-0.


Current squadEdit

As of 7 October 2020.[4]

Numbers used in 2020 Copa Libertadores

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ARG Gonzalo Marinelli
2 DF   ARG Ezequiel Rodríguez
3 DF   ARG Néstor Moiraghi
4 DF   ARG Facundo Giacopuzzi
5 DF   ARG Fernando Alarcón
6 MF   ARG Román Martínez
7 FW   ARG Carlos Luna
8 MF   ARG Martín Galmarini
9 FW   ARG Enzo Díaz
10 MF   ARG Diego Morales
12 GK   ARG Marco Wolff
13 GK   ARG Felipe Zenobio
14 FW   ARG Facundo Melivilo
15 MF   ARG Juan Ignacio Cavallaro
18 MF   ARG Franco Bustamante
21 MF   ARG Sebastián Prediger
25 DF   ARG Brian Leizza
27 MF   ARG Agustín Cardozo
28 FW   ARG Iván Bolaño
No. Pos. Nation Player
29 DF   ARG Diego Sosa
31 DF   ARG David Gallardo
32 MF   ARG Diego Becker (on loan from Rosario Central)
33 DF   ARG Nicolás Sansotre
34 FW   ARG Ijiel Protti
35 FW   ARG Pablo Magnín
36 DF   ARG Abel Luciatti
37 DF   ARG Facundo Monteseirín
38 DF   ARG Sebastián Prieto
39 FW   ARG Ivo Kestler
40 GK   ARG Federico Gomes Gerth
41 GK   ARG Nicolás Navarro
42 MF   ARG Mateo Cáceres
43 MF   ARG Agustín Baldi
44 DF   ARG Francisco Alegre
45 MF   ARG Franco Cardozo
46 FW   ARG Gonzalo Flores
47 MF   ARG Iván Vera

Former playersEdit

Last 10 managersEdit


National tournamentsEdit

Runner-up: 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2019.

Runner-up: 1944, 1952, 1960, 1967, 1976 and 1983.

International tournamentsEdit

External linksEdit