Águilas de la UPAEP

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Águilas UPAEP
Football club logo.jpg
Nickname(s) Eagles
Founded 1975
Ground Nido de Aguilas,Puebla, Mexico
Ground Capacity 1,000
Manager Mexico
League Collage League

Águilas UPAEP is Mexican football club that plays in the city of Puebla. In the mid-1970s and 1980s, the club participated in the Mexican Third and Second division but has been playing in the College League since the early 2000s.

History[edit]

Águilas UPAEP was founded in 1975 in the nearly at the same time that the University it represent was founded. In 1975 the club played in a local amateur league in Puebla, winning the Copa De Barrios. The club played in those amateur leagues until 1977 when they took the place of another local club who played under the name Estudiantes Puebla (Puebla Alumni) in the Tercera División de México .The club played its first home games in the Estadio Ignacio Zaragoza. In the early 1980s the club was promoted to the 2nd Division B and was affiliated with top division club Puebla FC, lending the home stadium, Estadio Cuahutemoc, to the University .

1990s[edit]

In 1991[1] the club played in the 3rd division out of the Zona Oriente, fighting for the top places, but they didn't qualify that year. After a short break from professional action in 1994, the club rejoined the 2nd Division, but it almost fell through when the top division club, Puebla FC, decided not to lend them their stadium; until just before the tournament began, when the Puebla FC and Águilas finally agreed on a deal. That same year the club just avoided relegation after they managed to defeat Queretaroa, and so finishing with 24 points, one more than Yautepec, who was relegated to the 3rd division.[2] In 1995 the club was forced to move their home games to the Estadio Trinidad in Tlaxcala after failing to pay its 20% of the stadium maintenance. In 1996 the club changed its name to Espana 2000 but returned to the original name in 1997. In the Verano 1998 the club failed to qualify to the playoffs after losing 4-1 to Cruz Azul and a draw with Atletico Chiapas.[3]

Recent Years[edit]

In the early 2000s the club left the professional leagues and joined the College league, where they still participate and have started a fierce rivalry with local University UDLA.

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Notes
1975-78 Local League
1978-79 3rd Division
1979-80 3rd Division
1980-81 3rd Division
1981-82 3rd Division
1982–83 2nd Division B
1983–84 2nd Division B
1984–85 2nd Division B
1985–1990 No Participation
1990-91 3rd Division
1991-92 3rd Division
1992-93 3rd Division
1994–95 2nd Division


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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "UPAEP news paper". January 1991. 
  2. ^ "UPAEP news paper". April 1995. 
  3. ^ "UPAEP news paper". November 1998.