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Club Atlético Tigre is a football club from Victoriamarker, San Fernando Partido, Buenos Airesmarker, Argentinamarker. 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 Associationmarker league system in 27 years.

Founded on August 3 1902 in the city of Tigremarker, 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 Juniorsmarker 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

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 roand on the away goals rule.


Former players

Current squad

See also


  1. Clarín article

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