Deportivo Roca

Deportivo Roca
Full name Club Social y Deportivo General Roca
Nickname(s) El Naranja
El Depo
Founded 1 September 1974 (1974-09-01)
Ground Estadio Maiolino, General Roca
Río Negro, Argentina
Manager Ricardo Pancaldo
League Torneo Argentino B
2010–11 5th
Website Club home page

The Club Social y Deportivo General Roca is an Argentine sports club, based on General Roca, in the Río Negro Province. The club, founded on September 1, 1974, is mostly known for its football and basketball teams.

The football team currently plays in Zone F of the regionalised 4th division of Argentine football league system, the Torneo Argentino B, while the basketball team plays in the third division, Liga Nacional B.


The club has played at the highest level of Argentine football on 2 occasions, when qualified to play in the National tournaments of 1978 and 1982.

In 1978 Deportivo finished 5th of 8 teams in group C, winning 5 drawing 4 and losing 5 of their 14 games. Its most notable results of the season were a 1–0 home win against Diego Maradona's Argentinos Juniors and a 1–0 away win against Rosario Central.

In 1982 El Depo finished in 6th place out of 8 teams, whose most notable results of the season were a 2–0 home win and a 3–1 away win against Racing Club.


Deportivo Roca won the 1992–1993 second division Torneo Nacional de Ascenso (TNA). The club remained in first division Liga Nacional de Básquetbol until 1999 when it was relegated back to TNA. At the end of 2002, Deportivo was again relegated, this time to third division Liga Nacional B.

Argentina national basketball team player Juan Ignacio Sánchez had his professional debut with Deportivo.


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

No. Position Player
Argentina GK Darío Sand
Argentina MF Fernando Fernández
Argentina MF Leandro Puig
Argentina FW Federico Liguori

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