Atlético Tucumán

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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. They played for the first time in 2017 both Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.

Atlético Tucumán
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Full nameClub Atlético Tucumán
Nickname(s)El deca
El Decano; The North Giant
Founded27 September 1902; 117 years ago (1902-09-27)
GroundMonumental José Fierro, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán Province
Capacity35,200 [1]
ChairmanMario Leito
ManagerDiego Erroz
CoachArgentina Ricardo Zielinski
LeaguePrimera División
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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


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

Atlético has participated in 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 Argentine 2nd Division after defeating Racing de Córdoba in the final game of Torneo Argentino A, and one year later the squad achieved its 2nd consecutive promotion by winning the B Nacional tournament and reaching the Primera División.

Tucumán DerbyEdit

The Tucumán Derby is played between Atlético and its longtime rival San Martín (his father), both of the same city. The Santo (as San Martín is nicknamed) currently plays in the Primera nacional, second division of Argentine league system.

They met once in the first division, where San Martin win 3 to 2. Jose Luis Rodriguez (Dean Idol) ended up pushing a golf cart obfuscated by defeat


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 a well-remembered Atlético's chairman.

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 record attendance was in 2008, during a match between Atlético and Racing de Córdoba, when all the seats were filled.

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 1 August 2019.[3]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Cristian Lucchetti (Captain)
2   DF Bruno Bianchi
3   DF Luciano Monzón
5   MF Federico Bravo
6   DF Marcelo Ortíz (on loan from Rosario Central)
7   MF Tomás Cuello
8   MF Guillermo Acosta
9   FW Leandro Díaz
10   MF Gonzalo Castellani
11   MF José Luis Fernández
12   FW Lucas Melano
13   DF Dylan Gissi
14   DF Agustín Lagos
No. Position Player
15   DF Jonathan Cabral
16   MF Ariel Rojas
17   MF Leonardo Heredia
20   GK Franco Pizzicanella
21   MF Cristian Erbes
22   FW Javier Toledo
23   MF Ramiro Carrera (on loan from Unión Española)
24   GK Alejandro Sanchez
26   DF Gustavo Toledo
27   FW Augusto Lotti
28   FW Jonás Romero
29   MF Kevin Isa Luna
30   DF Gabriel Risso Patrón

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  DF Mauro Osores (to Guillermo Brown until 30 June 2020)
  DF Martín Peralta (to Estudiantes (RC) until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player
  MF Fabio Álvarez (to LA Galaxy until 31 December 2019)
  MF Nery Leyes (to Antofagasta until 30 June 2020)





  • Federación Tucumana (21): 1920, 1921, 1924, 1927, 1930, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1951, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1972, 1973, 1975 [4]
  • Liga Tucumana (6): 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1986, 2003 [4]
  • 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.[5]


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  2. ^ Otras disciplinas – club's website Archived August 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Atlético Tucumán squad". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b Liga Tucumana en "Fútbol del Interior" Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Argentina - Argentine Republic Champions Championship 1959 by Osvaldo Gorgazzi and Edgardo Imas on the RSSSF

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