Club Atlético Unión
(mostly known as Unión de Santa Fe
or simply Unión
) are a football
club from Santa Fe
, the capital city of the province
with the same name in Argentina
. They were founded in 1907. Their main rivals are Colón de Santa Fe
In 1965 the club were promoted to the Primera División Argentina
for the first time. They have played there for many years, alternated with periods in the second division. Unión's supporters are called "unionistas" or "tatengues", while the club is usually nicknamed "El Tate". The colours of the club consist of red and white vertical stripes.
In 1979 Unión played in the final of the Nacional championship
, but lost on aggregate to River Plate.
The most famous players to have 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
Football is not the only sport in which Unión participates. Among the others, basketball
is the foremost, with Union's team currently in the third division. Carlos Delfino
is the most famous basketball player to have played for Unión.
- 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.