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Full name Club Atlético Tigre
Nickname(s) El Matador
Founded August 3, 1902
Ground Estadio Coliseo de Victoria, Tigre
Buenos Aires, Argentina
(Capacity: 30,000)
Chairman Luis San Andrés
Manager Ricardo Caruso Lombardi
League Argentine Primera
Apertura 2009 20th
Home colours
Away colours

Club Atlético Tigre is a football club from Victoria, San Fernando Partido, Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the end of the 2006-2007 season the club were promoted to the Primera Division Argentina. The 2007-2008 season was their first at the highest level of the Argentine Football Association league system in 27 years.

Founded on August 3, 1902 in the city of Tigre, the club have participated in 23 seasons in the Argentine first division. Their most successful season before 2007 was the 1955 campaign which saw them finish 6th out of 16 teams.

The years in which they played in the Primera were: 1931-33, 1935-42, 1946-50, 1954-58, 1968 and 1980 and 2007~.

In 2004-2005 the club started their ascent through the divisions by winning the Primera B Metropolitana, with Ricardo Caruso Lombardi as manager. In 2006 Diego Cagna became the teams manager leading them to promotion to the Argentine Primera in his first season. They were promoted after beating Nueva Chicago in a playoff which was marred by violence from the Nueva Chicago team and fans.

The Apertura 2007 was Tigre's first season in the Argentine top flight, they were expected to struggle but instead they had a wonderful run. They won ten of their 19 games, including a famous 4-1 thrashing of Argentine giants River Plate. They maintained their fight for the championship until their last fixture, which they needed to win to give them a chance of taking the title, unfortunately they were beaten by Argentinos Juniors meaning that the title went to Club Atlético Lanús and Tigre finished in a creditable 2nd place. The club won many admirers and plaudits for their great effort and the best league finish in their history[1]

In the Apertura 2009 tournament, Tigre finished in in joint first place in Apertura 2008 championship where they lost the three way playoff final on goal difference to Boca Juniors.

In 2009 Tigre made their first appearances in an international club competition playing two games in Copa Sudamericana 2009, losing to San Lorenzo in the first round on the away goals rule.



Former players

Current squad

Current squad for Club Atlético Tigre as of 18 January 2010 (edit)
Sources: BDFA squad list

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Daniel Islas
2  ARG DF Damián Leyes
3  PAR DF Julio César Manzur
4  ARG DF José San Román
5  ARG MF Diego Castaño
6  ARG DF Rodolfo Arruabarrena
7  ARG FW Carlos Luna
8  ARG MF Jonathan Blanco
9  ARG FW Leandro Lázzaro
10  ARG MF Martín Morel
11  ARG MF Ramiro Leone
12  ARG GK Luis Ardente
15  PAR FW Néstor Ayala
16  ARG MF Lucas Oviedo
17  ARG FW Rubén Botta
18  URU MF Ribair Rodríguez
19  ARG FW Cristian Bardaro
20  ARG MF Mariano Pasini
21  ARG GK Lucas Abud
No. Position Player
23  ARG DF Norberto Paparatto
24  ARG DF Juan Pablo Garat
25  PAR MF José Montiel
26  ARG MF Gerardo Brítez
27  URU FW Gonzalo González
28  ARG MF Juan Maldonado
29  ARG DF Pablo Fontanello
30  ARG DF Carlos Fondacaro
31  ARG DF Carlos Ricci
32  URU FW Brian Rodríguez
33  ARG DF Maximiliano Oliva
36  ARG DF Guillermo Sánchez
37  ARG DF Hernán Castría
38  ARG MF Ezequiel Abregú
-  ARG FW Facundo Pumpido
-  ARG FW Guillermo Suárez
-  ARG MF Claudio Daniel Pérez
-  PAR FW Julio Aguilar

Manager: Ricardo Caruso Lombardi

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