Tigres F.C.

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Tigres
Tigres FC logo.png
Full nameTigres Fútbol Club S.A.
Nickname(s)El equipo felino
Founded10 August 2000;23 years ago (2000-08-10)
Ground Estadio Metropolitano de Techo
Capacity10,000
ChairmanAndrea Páez
ManagerJorge Castro
League Categoría Primera B
2023 Primera B, 16th of 16
Website Club website

Tigres Fútbol Club is a professional Colombian football team based in Bogotá that plays in the Categoría Primera B. They play their home games at the Metropolitano de Techo stadium.

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History

The history of the club began in 1998 when the team played in the Categoría Primera B under the name Univalle, playing the first half of the season in Jamundí and the second in Palmira with Hernán Darío Herrera as coach.

In 1999 the team was renamed Expreso Palmira, due to the financial support by the carrier of the same name. In that season the coaches were Carlos Burbano and José Martínez, who left the team in tenth place.

In the 2000 season with coach Eduardo Lara, the club played a prominent campaign and placed third in the aggregate table, qualifying for the final round for promotion. There it faced Deportivo Pereira, Unión Magdalena and Deportivo Rionegro, placing third again.

In 2001 the club placed eighth in the table, thus qualifying to the play-offs where they finished last behind Bogotá Chicó, Cúcuta Deportivo and Unión Magdalena.

In 2002, Expreso Palmira was purchased by businessmen who renamed the club Expreso Rojo de Cartagena . The team won the Primera C championship in that same year. [1]

In 2003 the club played its first season in Primera B under the Expreso Rojo name, placing first in the aggregate table but being eliminated in the play-offs. Two years later the club moved to Sincelejo, where they only lasted a year, returning to Cartagena in 2006. In the 2007 season the team moved to the city of Fusagasugá, Cundinamarca.

The club's most notable participation in Colombian football occurred in the 2008 Copa Colombia in which the club reached the semi-finals. Expreso Rojo was eliminated by Once Caldas at that stage, with a 1–0 aggregate score.

In 2009 the team moved to Zipaquirá due to economic problems. For the 2011 season Expreso Rojo decided to move back to Fusagasugá, however due to poor results the club moved once again, this time to Soacha. In 2014 the team moved to Girardot, only to return to Zipaquirá the following year due to the poor state of the playing field in Girardot.

For the following season (2016), the club was renamed as Tigres F.C. due to a ruling by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce of Colombia stating that the Expreso Rojo brand was already trademarked and linked to top-flight club Independiente Santa Fe and therefore could not be used by any other company. [2] In that season, they earned promotion to Categoría Primera A for the 2017 season by winning Group A in the Primera B semi-finals. They became season runners-up after losing the final to América de Cali on aggregate score. However, they were relegated back to Primera B after only one season in the top flight.

Stadium

Kit manufacturer

PeriodKit manufacturer
2011 Flag of Colombia.svg Kimo
2012 Flag of Colombia.svg FSS
2013 Flag of Colombia.svg Sport Market [3]
2014–2015 Flag of Colombia.svg Attlé
2016– Flag of Colombia.svg Effort

Honours

Runners-up (1): 2016

Current squad

As of 15 February 2024 [4] [5]

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Aldo Montes
2 DF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Nicolás Lara
3 DF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Kevin Cárdenas
4 DF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Miguel Pájaro
5 MF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Sebastián Romero
6 DF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Alejandro Lopera
7 MF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Luis Miguel López
8 MF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Tomás Salazar
10 MF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Robert Lara
11 FW Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Luis Palacios
13 MF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Andrés Cuadros
14 FW Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Orles Aragón
No.Pos.NationPlayer
15 DF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Tomás Velásquez
17 MF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Davinson Ibarra(on loan from Santa Fe)
18 DF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL David Algarra
19 FW Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Hugo Mena
20 MF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Daniel Palacio
21 MF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Dylan Prieto(on loan from Santa Fe)
23 MF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL David Barbosa
24 MF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Michael Mahecha
25 DF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Santiago Tamayo(on loan from Santa Fe)
28 MF Flag of Colombia.svg  COL César Salguero(captain)
33 GK Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Omar Rodríguez(on loan from Santa Fe)

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References

  1. "Historia del Expreso Rojo (in Spanish)" . Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  2. "Sin hinchas ni patrocinio, pero en la A" [Without fans or sponsorship, but in the A] (in Spanish). El Espectador. 4 December 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2023.
  3. http://expresorojofc.co/el-club.html Lanzamiento Sport Market
  4. "Plantel Profesional | Tigres Fútbol Club". tigresfutbolclub.com. Tigres F.C. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  5. "TIGRES FC". Dimayor.com.co. División Mayor del Fútbol Colombiano. Retrieved 6 February 2024.