Founded In
Victoria, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

About Tigre

Club Atlético Tigre was established in August 1902 and began competing in official league competitions in 1911. The club are nicknamed the Matadores and over the years, have enjoyed a number of stints in the top flight of Argentine football, the Primera División. However, the team has also suffered prolonged periods outside of the top tier, most notably during the 1970s and 1990s.

In the 2007 Apertura tournament, Tigre scored big victories over Boca Juniors, River Plate and Racing and ended up in 2nd place. Then, in the 2008 Apertura, the team enjoyed its best ever top flight campaign, ending the season joint 1st with Boca Juniors and San Lorenzo. Unfortunately, Boca Juniors came out on top of a mini tournament to decide the winner. 

In 2009, the club qualified for an international tournament, the Copa Sudamericana, for the first time, but they were eliminated in the first round of the competition. The following year, they returned to the tournament and this time had another close brush with major success. After overcoming Millonarios in the semi-finals they reached the final, where they played Brazilian giants, São Paulo. The match ended in bizarre circumstances, as Tigre refused to emerge from the dressing room at half time in the 2nd leg, citing security concerns. The match, and the Copa Sudamericana, were both subsequently awarded to São Paulo.

Bernabé Ferreyra is one of the club's most legendary former players and the striker scored 45 goals in 43 games before moving on to play for River Plate. Juan Marvezzi is the side's all-time top goalscorer, having netted 116 goals in 173 appearances. Other notable former players include Alexis Ferrero, Diego Castaño and Cristian Campestrini.

Tigre play their home matches at the Estadio José Dellagiovanna, which is often referred to as the Coloso de Victoria. The venue first opened in 1936 and underwent renovations in 2006. It is currently able to hold up to 26,282 spectators.

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