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Club Atlético Tigre is a football
Football (soccer)
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

 club from Victoria
Victoria, Buenos Aires
Victoria is a city in the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area, located in the San Fernando Partido.The city gradually built up around a station on the Central Argentino railway named after Queen Victoria of England....

, San Fernando Partido
San Fernando Partido
San Fernando is a partido of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, in the north of Greater Buenos Aires. Its capital is San Fernando. It is 28 km. from the city of Buenos Aires.-Population distribution :...

, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires Province
The Province of Buenos Aires is the largest and most populous province of Argentina. It takes the name from the city of Buenos Aires, which used to be the provincial capital until it was federalized in 1880...

, Argentina
Argentina
Argentina , officially the Argentine Republic , is the second largest country in South America by land area, after Brazil. It is constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires...

. At the end of the 2006-2007 season
2006-2007 in Argentine football
2006–07 season of Argentine football was the 116th season of competitive football in Argentina.-"Championship" playoff:Boca Juniors and Estudiantes de La Plata ended up tied in points at the end of the 19 weeks of regular season...

 the club was promoted to the Primera Division Argentina
Primera División Argentina
The Primera División is a professional football league in Argentina. It is the country's premier football division and is at the top of the Argentine football league system. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Primera B Nacional. The season runs...

. The 2007-2008 season was Tigre's first season at the highest level of the Argentine Football Association
Argentine Football Association
The Argentine Football Association is the governing body of football in Argentina. It organises the Argentine football league and the Argentina national football team. It is based in Buenos Aires...

 league system after 27 years.

Founded on August 3, 1902 in the city of Tigre
Tigre, Buenos Aires
Tigre is a town in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, situated in the north of Greater Buenos Aires, north of Buenos Aires city. Tigre lies on the Paraná Delta and is an important tourist and weekend attraction, easily reached by bus and train services, including the scenic Tren de la Costa...

, the club has participated in 23 seasons in the Argentine first division
Primera División Argentina
The Primera División is a professional football league in Argentina. It is the country's premier football division and is at the top of the Argentine football league system. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Primera B Nacional. The season runs...

. Tigre's most successful season before 2007 was the 1955 campaign which saw the squad finish 6th out of 16 teams.

The years in which they played in the Primera were: 1931-33, 1935–42, 1946–50, 1954–58, 1968 and 1980 and 2007.

In 2004-2005 the club started its ascent through the divisions by winning the Primera B Metropolitana
Primera B Metropolitana
Primera B Metropolitana is one of two leagues that form the regionalized third level of the Argentine football league system. The other league at level three is the Torneo Argentino A....

, with Ricardo Caruso Lombardi
Ricardo Caruso Lombardi
Ricardo Daniel Caruso Lombardi is a football coach. He is currently manager for the Argentine side Quilmes Atlético Club.-Playing career:Lombardi started his playing career with Argentinos Juniors in 1981...

 as manager. In 2006 Diego Cagna
Diego Cagna
Diego Sebastián Cagna is an Argentine football coach. He was a footballer, playing in the midfield, he retired in 2005, and a few years later he became a coach.- Career :...

 became manager leading Tigre to promotion to the Argentine Primera
Primera División Argentina
The Primera División is a professional football league in Argentina. It is the country's premier football division and is at the top of the Argentine football league system. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Primera B Nacional. The season runs...

 in his first season. The team promoted after beating Nueva Chicago in a playoff which was marred by violence from the Nueva Chicago team and fans.

The Apertura 2007 was Tigre's first season in the Argentine top flight, with a great campaign in the first division. Tigre won 10 of 19 games, including a historic 4-1 victory over River Plate
Club Atlético River Plate
Club Atlético River Plate is an Argentine sports club based in the Nuñez neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It is best known for its professional football team, which currently competes in Nacional B, the second tier of Argentine football....

. Tigre fought for the championship until the last fixture, which it needed to win to have a chance. However, Tigre was beaten by Argentinos Juniors
Argentinos Juniors
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors is an Argentine football club based in La Paternal, Buenos Aires. Founded on August 15, 1904, the club was originally called the “Martyrs of Chicago”, in homage to the eight anarchists imprisoned or hanged after the 1886 Haymarket Riot in Chicago.-Early...

 meaning that the title went to Club Atlético Lanús
Club Atlético Lanús
Club Atlético Lanús is a sports club from Lanús, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Founded on 3 January 1915, the club's main sports are football and basketball. In both sports, Lanús plays in Argentina's top divisions: Primera División and Liga Nacional de Básquet...

, finishing Tigre in the 2nd place. The club achieved a wide recognition for the effort and the best league finish in its history.

In the Apertura 2008 tournament, Tigre finished in joint first place in Apertura 2008 championship although the squad lost the three way playoff final on goal difference at the hands of Boca Juniors
Boca Juniors
Club Atlético Boca Juniors is an Argentine sports club based in La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It is best known for its professional football team, which currently plays in the Primera División....

.

In 2009 Tigre made its first appearances in an international club competition playing two games in Copa Sudamericana 2009, having been defeated by San Lorenzo in the first round due to the away goals rule.

Titles

  • Primera B: 3
1945, 1953, 1979

  • Primera B Metropolitana
    Primera B Metropolitana
    Primera B Metropolitana is one of two leagues that form the regionalized third level of the Argentine football league system. The other league at level three is the Torneo Argentino A....

    : 3
Clausura 1994, Apertura 2004, Clausura 2005

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