Tiro Federal

Club Atlético Tiro Federal Argentino (mostly known just as Tiro Federal or Tiro Federal de Rosario) is an Argentine football club from the city of Rosario, in Santa Fe Province. The team currently fun plays in Torneo Argentino A, the third division of the Argentine football league system.

Tiro Federal
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Full nameClub Atlético Tiro Federal Argentino
Founded29 March 1905; 117 years ago (1905-03-29)
GroundFortín de Ludueña, Rosario, Santa Fe
ChairmanCarlos Dávola
ManagerOsvaldo Bernasconi
LeagueTorneo Federal B (none)
201520° (Relegated)


The team of 1915 reached the Copa de Honor final v. Racing Club

Founded on March 29, 1905, Tiro Federal was member of Liga Rosarina de Football, winning the "Copa Nicasio Vila" organised by the body in 1920, 1925 and 1926. As LRF member, Tiro Federal also took part of tournaments organised by the Argentine Football Association such as Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires, playing the final in 1915 although they lost to Racing Club.

In 1944 (13 years after the professionalization of the game in Argentina) Tiro Federal affiliated to the AFA, where the team competed in the second division, although it was later relegated to the third division after a restructure of the national leagues in 1949. In 1962 Tiro Federal withdrew its team 12 rounds before the end of the competition and was expelled from the AFA. Tiro then returned to play in the Rosario league, but then financial problems made the club leave the local league.

Businessman Carlos Dávola took over the management of the club at the end the 1990s, and started a very ambitious plan. In 1997 Tiro won the local second division, and then the first division in 1999, 2000 and 2001. At the same time it participated in Torneo Argentino B (the regionalized fourth division) in the 1998–99 season, finishing in second place and winning promotion to Torneo Argentino A.

After winning the 2003 Clausura tournament of Torneo Argentino A, Tiro Federal promoted to Primera B Nacional, the second division of Argentina. In 2004–05 Tiro Federal won the championship, promoting for the first time to the highest level, Primera División.

At the end of their first tournament in the First Division, in the 2005 season, Tiro Federal ended 19th out of 20 teams. However, one of its players, Javier Cámpora, ended as the top scorer of the tournament. On April 8, 2006, Tiro Federal was relegated to Primera B Nacional, the second division of Argentine football.

At the end of 2010–11 season, after spending four years in the second division, Tiro federal was relegated to Torneo Argentino A, the regionalized third division in Argentina by then.


Tiro Federal's stadium is located at the Ludueña neighborhood of Rosario. Known as "El Fortín de Ludueña" (Ludueña's Fortress), the stadium doesn't comply with regulations for first division matches[citation needed]. It currently plays at the Club Real Arroyo Seco's stadium in the nearby city of Arroyo Seco, and for specially important matches, at Newell's Old Boys' stadium.

Current squadEdit

As of July 30, 2015.[1]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ARG Alejandro Dianda
GK   ARG Ludovico Paulucci
DF   ARG Bruno Caballero
DF   ARG Alberto Cabrera
DF   ARG Brian Carabajal
DF   ARG Diego Chitzoff
DF   ARG Diego Diaz
DF   ARG Carlos Fondacaro
DF   ARG Matias Gogna
DF   ARG Fernando Moreyra
DF   ARG Franco Tordini
MF   ARG Elias Cantero
MF   ARG Alejandro Cascio
MF   ARG Sergio Espindola
MF   ARG Matias Ferrari
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ARG Victoriano Fragola
MF   ARG Gabriel Killer
MF   ARG German Medina
MF   ARG Diego Migueles
MF   ARG Bruno Milanesio
MF   ARG Oscar Ramirez
MF   ARG Jorge Rojas
MF   ARG German Tarnavassa
FW   ARG Guido Carloni
FW   ARG Leandro Depetris
FW   ARG Eduardo Labria
FW   ARG Lulas Lopez
FW   ARG Daniel Salvatierra
FW   ARG Cristian Tarragona




National cupsEdit


  • Primera División (4): 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Segunda División (5): 1907, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1997
  • Tercera División (4): 1908, 1918, 1919, 1929, 1930
  • Torneo Preparación (1): 2004
  • Copa Nicasio Vila (3): 1920, 1925, 1926 [2]
  • Copa Semanario Reflejos: 1922


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