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Unión de Santa Fe

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Full nameClub Atlético Unión
El Tate
Founded15 April 1907; 115 years ago (1907-04-15)
GroundEstadio 15 de Abril,
Santa Fe, Argentina
PresidentLuis Spahn
ManagerGustavo Munúa
LeaguePrimera División
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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

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.


Team of 1975 that made a great campaign in Primera División, finishing 4th

In 1966, the squad was promoted to the Segunda División Argentina for the first time. 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.

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.[citation needed]


Current squad

As of 15 May 2022.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF Argentina ARG Franco Calderón
3 DF Argentina ARG Claudio Corvalán
4 DF Argentina ARG Brian Blasi
7 FW Argentina ARG Mauro Luna Diale
8 MF Argentina ARG Enzo Roldán
9 FW Argentina ARG Mariano Peralta Bauer (loan from San Lorenzo)
10 MF Argentina ARG Ezequiel Cañete
11 FW Argentina ARG Sebastián Jaurena (loan from Alvarado)
13 MF Argentina ARG Tobías Macies
14 DF Chile CHI Nicolás Peñailillo
16 DF Argentina ARG Federico Vera
21 DF Argentina ARG Facundo Agüero
23 DF Uruguay URU Diego Polenta
25 GK Argentina ARG Sebastián Moyano
No. Pos. Nation Player
26 MF Argentina ARG Leonel Bucca
27 FW Argentina ARG Matías Gallegos
28 DF Argentina ARG Juan Portillo
29 MF Argentina ARG Daniel Juárez
30 MF Argentina ARG Juan Ignacio Nardoni
32 DF Argentina ARG Nicolás Paz
33 FW Argentina ARG Leonardo Ramos
34 MF Argentina ARG Kevin Zenon
35 GK Argentina ARG Diego González
37 DF Argentina ARG Lucas Esquivel
39 MF Argentina ARG Imanol Machuca
44 FW Uruguay URU Jonathan Álvez
77 GK Uruguay URU Santiago Mele (loan from Plaza Colonia)

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Argentina ARG Franco Troyansky (at Olimpo until 30 June 2022)
FW Argentina ARG Nicolás Andereggen (at Ierapetra until 30 June 2022)
GK Argentina ARG Marcos Peano (at Defensa y Justicia until 31 December 2022)
GK Argentina ARG Federico Bonansea (at Agropecuario until 31 December 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Argentina ARG Francisco Gerometta (at Gimnasia LP until 31 December 2022)
DF Argentina ARG Franco Godoy (at Ferro Carril Oeste until 31 December 2022)
MF Argentina ARG Gastón Comas (at Güemes until 31 December 2022)

Notable players

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

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