Club Social de Deportes Rangers, commonly referred to as simply Rangers, is a Chilean football club from the city of Talca in 1902.
At their early days the club competed in amateur leagues of Chilean football league system. They made their professional debut as the Segunda División side in 1952 breaking into the top flight already in the next season. Rangers established themselves as a stable and competitive team regularly playing in the Chilean Primera División until 1976. They even recorded their best ever league finish, the runner-up position in 1969. But in the late 1970s their fortunes changed and the team have mostly bounced up and down between the second and first tiers since then. They returned to the top flight in the 2012 season and play there to date. On the international level, Rangers only made one appearance in the 1970 Copa Libertadores eliminating after the First Round.
The team have red and black kits. It’s a tidbit that there are several theories of chosen colors. One view holds that the first Rangers’ players were linked with the Second Company of Firemen of Talca. The other version is that the club took their colors after the original Glasgow Rangers of Scotland. The Chilean Rangers play their home matches at Estadio Fiscal which can hold up to 8,200 people.
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