Rangers de Talca

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Rangers de Talca
File:Rangers talca.png
Full name Club Social de Deportes Rangers
Nickname(s) Los piducanos, Los rojinegros
Founded September 2, 1902; 116 years ago (1902-09-02)
Ground Estadio Fiscal, Chile
Ground Capacity 8,200
Owner Jorge Yunge
Manager Héctor Almandoz
League Primera B
2013–14 Primera División, 18th
Website Club home page
Current season

Club Social de Deportes Rangers is a Chilean football club based in the city of Talca. The club was founded November 2, 1902 and plays in the second division of the Chilean football system. Their home games are played at the Fiscal stadium, which has a capacity of approximately 8,324 seats.


The name Rangers was chosen by a Scotsman, Juan Greenstret, who was one of the founding fathers of the Club.

The origin of the chosen team colours, red and black, are unknown, though one of the possibilities was that some of the first players were also members of the Second Company of Firemen of Talca, whose shield was red and black. Another possible reason is the use of red and black in the socks of Glasgow Rangers of Scotland (formed 1872) to represent the district colours of their local burgh of Govan. Glasgow Rangers fans returned to using red and black scarves in 2012 to help raise funds for the club.

In 1952 was accepted into the Segunda División, and won the runners-up spot after finishing second in the league tournament final, getting the promotion to Primera División.

Rangers qualified for the Copa Libertadores in 1970, being its only participation in a CONMEBOL international tournament.

Throughout their first century of existence, honours have been few and far between, with no Championship successes.

Rangers was relegated in 2009 after being assessed a three-point penalty for using too many non-Chilean players in a November 8 match. The club filed a lawsuit in a Chilean court, leading to a threat from FIFA to throw the Chilean national team out of the 2010 World Cup if the case continued.[1] Under pressure from creditors, Rangers dropped the lawsuit on November 27, shortly after FIFA's demand. The case delayed the start of the league's playoffs.[2]

In 2010, the club was auctioned and purchased by a business group called "Piduco SADP".[3]

On November 27, 2011, Rangers was promoted to Primera División after beating Everton de Viña del Mar in the final match. Manager Dalcio Giovagnoli was fired in 2013, and replaced by Fernando Gamboa, who was considered mainly responsible of the team's relegation in 2014. Gamboa was fired too, but current manager Jorge Garcés wasn't able to avoid the side's relegation after two and a half years in the first division of Chilean football to the second division, the Primera B after finishing in the last place of both the Clausura and the accumulated table. The club's new owners confirmed Garcés will remain as the club's manager for the 2014–15 season, with the goal of gaining promotion to the first division.

National honors

1988, 1993, Apertura 1997
Runner-up: 1969, Apertura 2002

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions

Best: First Round in 1970
1970: First Round


Current squad

Current squad of Rangers de Talca as of 12 January 2016 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Ezequiel Cacace
2  CHI DF Andrés Reyes
3  CHI DF Francisco Tapia
4  CHI DF Bruno Romo
5  CHI DF Manuel Ormazábal
6  CHI DF Dino Agote
7  CHI FW Frank Fernández
8  CHI FW Miguel Orellana
9  PAR FW Javier Ferreira
10  CHI MF Cristián Muñoz
12  CHI GK Jaime Guzmán
13  CHI DF Diego Opazo
14  CHI DF Marcelo Jorquera
15  CHI MF Nicolás Pizarro
16  CHI MF Edgar Saldaña
No. Position Player
17  ARG DF Mariano Celasco
18  CHI MF Joaquín Verdugo
19  CHI DF Marcelo Jara
20  CHI MF Juan José Albornoz
21  CHI MF Hugo Díaz
22  ARG FW Santiago Malano
23  CHI GK Orlando Poblete
24  CHI DF Guillermo Soto
25  ARG MF Jonathan Mazzola
26  CHI DF Nicolas Rivera
27  CHI MF Cristian Arrué
28  CHI FW Mauricio Iturra
29  ARG MF Mariano Berriex
--  CHI FW Christopher Vásquez

Manager: Héctor Almandoz

2015–16 Summer Transfers


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

No. Position Player
-- Chile FW Matías Campos López (from Deportes Temuco)
No. Position Player
-- Chile FW Nicolas Trecco (from Unión San Felipe)


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

No. Position Player
No. Position Player


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  1. "Domestic case jeopardizes Chile's World Cup participation". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2009-11-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Chile OK for World Cup after club backs down". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2009-11-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Piduco SADP, los nuevos dueños de Rangers de Talca" (in Spanish). Solamente Fútbol. 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2010-08-27. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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