|Managed by Bangalter|
|Arena||Smachest Park (capacity: 42,000)|
|Fan Club||Les Bangaltins|
|Founded||29 December 2006|
NARD Bangalter was a Colombian Hattrick club, based in Bogotá and founded on late 2006 as its manager Bangalter got to better know the webpage of the game and the rest of related contents. The team overcame three different phases due to alleged cheating episodes, disrupting the first processes until finally getting a spot in august 2007 with some players from the starting clump that kept going until nowadays. Initially known as Racing Club NARD Bangalter, "les bangaltins" performed their very first match on December 31st 2006, losing (2:1) to Rompevallas FC, as it could not have been otherwise. Later on the team went on to win promotions as they clinched titles at each group they landed without ever returning to lower divisions, winning on seventh, sixth (4 back-to-back titles), fifth and fourth, on the way to the third division where they decided to halt for good their activities, culminating a relatively successful tenure throughout the last five years on the game, with no relegations to date.
Epilef FC and Sacevedo fc held vivid rivalries with NARD Bangalter, based on their familiar and glaring competition among them as they all founded their teams on near dates in 2007. These clubs ended up withdrawing during the last couple of seasons. The matches were usually played at the end of the season for level measuring purposes, which implied for each of them to field their best players, making possible to track down any weaknesses and further improvements to be made for the next season. At the beginning, the derby with Epilef was also regarded as clásico de troncos (the dreadful's derby) due to the pathetic level of each manager back then.
Strip Colors and Kit Manufacturers
For the first seasons, purple and white were to be the colours of the team as they were part of the first designs provided by the manager's brand Polysport. The black stripes later showed up and were included on the 2008 Adidas template, certainly improving the quality looks on the uniforms. The colours were chosen as a sort of tribute to one of the favorite cartoon teams of the manager, like Hanawa (Colegio Anglosajón) where Tachibana brothers (hermanos Korioto) used to play with in one of the first episodes of Captain Tsubasa (Supercampeones). Between 2008 and 2011, all main logo colours were used, however the black stripes were removed once the partnership with adidas ended at late 2011. In the meantime, Nike became the last kit provider, which resulted on a refreshing coming back for an all-purple coloured home jersey and some innovating features on the away kits.
Historical Top Scorers
As of March 20.2011*
|Dario Clemente Pueyrredón||54|
Head Coaches and Achievements.
Leagues Won: (7) VII.852 (season 22), VI.567 (season 23, 24, 25, 26), V.188 (season 29), IV.63 (season 33)
Copa Bestiario 2007: 5th Place, whereas second NARD Bangalter's phase on hattrick took place, along with memorable players like Alfredo Maldonado, formidable italian Patrick Sacchi and Rigoberto Bahamón.
Ferney Cifuentes (2007)
Trainer during season 21, when named RC Paikids, finished 7th with 11 points. Few matches coached and inmediatly replaced by incoming swedish trainer Thomas Fjestål.
Thomas Fjestål (2007-2009)
Trainer from season 22 to season 26, clinched titles at VII.852 and VI.567 four times. Sacked by the club due to poor performances in early league rounds during season 27 in V.188.
Copa Bestiario 2008: 3rd Place
Copa Bestiario 2009: Quarter Finals
Eliminated on the 5th round in Copa Colombia during season 27
Francisco Javier Del Bosco (2009-2010)
Trainer from season 27 until mid-season 31. Obtained championship on V.188 and a third place in IV.63
Copa Radiobizconti 2009: Runner up
Isa Karaer (2010-2011)
Attained 5th place for the remainder of the season 31, 3rd place on season 32, clinched championship on season 33 in IV.63 and finished third on season 34 in III.14, sacked on the mid-season 35 for having low performances
Eliminated on the 7th round in Copa Colombia (best result ever) on season 34.
NARD Bangalter was placed 85th overall within Hattrick Colombia, highest rank ever.
Mounir Rebai (2011-Incumbent)
The French-Magrebhi striker become the last coach for the club, taking over the purple bench on December 2011 just when the team was placed last with five points pitifully obtained, with the challenge ahead to keep NARD Bangalter making part of Hattrick Colombia's third tier, task which he successfully achieved as a coach and subsequently participating as a player. The incoming coach managed to take the team off relegation places (from 8 matches he registred a 3-3-2 W-D-L record) grabbing the 6th place just at the last round of the series, granting them the right for a promotion spot and taking on a tightly hectic promotion match which was held at the Smachest Park that resulted on a victory for the bangaltin side. It also happened to feature an unprecedented casuality of having Mounir Rebai scoring the fourth goal, which gave then the lead to NARD Bangalter on a match that ended (5:3), winning a spot on III.14 for the next season.
As of December 14.2011*