Unión de Santa Fe

Club Atlético Unión (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkluβ aˈtletiko uˈnjon]; mostly known as Unión de Santa Fe [uˈnjon de santa ˈfe], CA Unión de Santa Fe or simply Unión) is a sports club from Santa Fe, the capital city of the Santa Fe Province, in Argentina. The club was founded in April 15, 1907 and plays in the Argentine Primera División.

Full nameClub Atlético Unión
Nickname(s)Tatengues, El Tate
Founded15 April 1907 (1907-04-15)
GroundEstadio 15 de Abril,
Santa Fe, Argentina
PresidentLuis Spahn
ManagerLeonardo Madelón
LeaguePrimera División
WebsiteClub website

Although Unión is mostly known for its football team, that currently plays in Primera División, the club hosts other sports such as archery, basketball, field hockey, gymnastics, martial arts, roller skating, swimming and volleyball.


In 1965, the squad was promoted to the Segunda División Argentina for the first time. The team has played there for many years, alternating with periods in the second division. Unión's supporters are called "unionistas", "tatengues", while the squad is usually nicknamed "El Tate". The colours of the club consist of red and white vertical stripes.

Managed by Juan Carlos Lorenzo in 1975, Unión made a great campaign in the 1975 championship with a group of notable players such as goalkeeper Hugo Gatti, midfielders Victorio Cocco and Rubén Suñé and forwards Ernesto Mastrángelo and Leopoldo Luque among others.[1]

In 1979 Unión played the final matches of the Nacional championship, but lost at the hands of River Plate, because the goal scored by River in the first match (with a final score of 1–1) ended up in an average over Union according to the away goals rule applied to that tournament.

The most famous footballers who played for Unión are Leopoldo Luque, World Cup winner with Argentina in 1978, and Nery Pumpido, the goalkeeper of the national team that won the World Cup in Mexico 1986.

Apart from football, basketball is the foremost sport practised at the institution, with Union's team currently in the third division. Carlos Delfino is its most famous basketball player, and Mario Elie, champion in NBA (1994, 1995 y 1999), also played briefly in the Argentine League, for Unión de Santa Fe.


Unión and Colón are the two largest football clubs in Santa Fe. The Clásico Santafesino is known as one of football's fiercest and most important rivalries in Argentina. Unión and Colón have played 142 games all time against each other in the Amateur and Professional Era, with Unión winning 47, Colón winning 43 and 47 draws.


Current squad

As of 5 November 2019.[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 GK Marcos Peano
2 DF Franco Calderón
3 DF Claudio Corvalán
4 DF Damián Martínez
5 MF Nelson Acevedo
6 DF Jonathan Bottinelli
7 FW Pablo Cuadra (on loan from Racing Club)
8 MF Lucas Ríos
9 FW Walter Bou (on loan from Boca Juniors)
10 MF Gabriel Carabajal
11 MF Jalil Elías (on loan from Newell's Old Boys)
12 FW Nicolás Mazzola
14 DF Federico Milo (on loan from Arsenal de Sarandí)
15 MF Juan Cavallaro
No. Position Player
17 DF Brian Blasi
18 MF Darío Bottinelli
19 MF Ezequiel Bonifacio
20 MF Gastón González
21 MF Gastón Comas
22 FW Franco Troyansky
23 MF Manuel de Iriondo
24 DF Franco Godoy
25 GK Sebastián Moyano
27 MF Javier Méndez
28 DF Yeimar Gómez
29 MF Braian Álvarez (on loan from Racing Club)
30 MF Juan Ignacio Nardoni
MF Alfredo Pussetto

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
GK Ignacio Arce (at San Martín Tucumán until 30 June 2020)
GK Joaquín Papaleo (at Santamarina until 30 June 2020)
DF Jonatan Fleita (at Nueva Chicago until 30 June 2020)
MF Lucas Algozino (at Alvarado until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player
MF Santiago Lebus (at All Boys until 30 June 2020)
FW Nicolás Andereggen (at FC Zürich until 31 December 2019)
FW Walter Bracamonte (at Alvarado until 30 June 2020)
FW Matías Gallegos (at Estudiantes BA until 30 June 2020)

Notable players

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To appear in this section a player must have played at least 50 games for the club and/or played officially for their national team.





  • Liga Santafesina de Fútbol (36): 1915, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1953, 1954, 1955,
    1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, Classificatorio 1971, Selectivo 1971, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1994, Apertura 2000, Apertura 2003, Apertura 2010


  1. A 40 años de la "revolución", El Litoral, 13 Feb 2015
  2. "Unión squad". Soccerway. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
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