|Founded||27 March 1917|
|History||1926 – present (basketball section)|
|Arena||Estadio Obras Sanitarias|
|Location||Núñez, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Head coach||Julio Lamas|
|Championships||3 Campeonato Argentino de Clubes|
1 Intercontinental Cup
1 South American League
Club Atlético Obras Sanitarias de la Nación (known simply as Obras Sanitarias or Obras) is an Argentine sports club located in the district of Núñez, Buenos Aires. Although originally conceived as a rugby union club, Obras Sanitarias is mostly known for its basketball team, which currently plays in the Liga Nacional de Básquet, the first division of the Argentine basketball league system.
Obras Sanitarias has been nicknamed Los Tacheros, a lunfardo word used to refer to Argentine taxi drivers, due to taxi cabs are painted in black and yellow (the same colors that Obras' jersey uniform).
Obras Sanitarias was founded in 1917 by employees of the state-owned water supply company, Obras Sanitarias de la Nación (in English, "National Water Works").
On March 22, 1925, the club opened its sports facilities, allowing members to practise athletics, basque pelota, bowls, football, rugby union, swimming and tennis there. In 1941 Obras inaugurated its headquarters in the city of Buenos Aires for the practise of indoor sports.
Obras Sanitarias, along with the Brazilian clubs Sírio and Flamengo, is one of only three South American basketball clubs that have won the FIBA Intercontinental Cup. Obras did so in the 1983 FIBA Intercontinental Cup, by defeating the Italian League club Jollycolombani Cantù. In February 2012, Obras won the South American League for the first time, winning the 2011 edition of the tournament, after beating the Brazilian club Pinheiros, by a score of 88-73 in the final.
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|Obras Sanitarias roster|
In 1953, Obras won the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires (URBA) championship, which is its only title to date. For that tournament, Obras formed a squad that was a mixture of experienced players with young talents that had won the reserves championship two years before, with 8 players being promoted to the senior team. During the tournament, Obras Sanitarias only lost one match (v. Hindú by 11–3). The team crowned champion in the penultimate round, when Obras beat Pucará by 5–0 with a try conversion by Alberto Dramis.
With Olivos keeping chances to share the title, Obras achieve another win v. Deportiva Francesa in the last fixture, winning the championship with no sharing the title. The topscorer was Alberto Bublath with 27 points.
Obras Sanitarias currently plays in Torneo Desarrollo, the lowest division of the URBA league system. The club has also a women's rugby team competing in "Torneo Femenino", organised by the same body.
- Campeonato Argentino de Clubes (3): 1975, 1976, 1982
- FIBA Intercontinental Cup (1): 1983
- Liga Sudamericana (1): 2011
- Torneo InterLigas (1): 2011
- Torneo Nacional de Ascenso (1): 1996
- Torneo de la URBA (1): 1953