Alacranes de Durango

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Alacranes
Full name Club de Fútbol Alacranes de Durango
Nickname(s) Alacranes (Scorpions)
Founded 1958
Ground Estadio Francisco Zarco
Ground Capacity 18,000
Chairman Mexico Sergio Ávila Rodríguez
Manager Mexico Sosa Reyna Jorge Adrián
League Segunda Division: Liga Premier
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

Club de Fútbol Alacranes de Durango, is a Mexican football club based in the city of Durango, Durango, Mexico. Alacranes played in the Alacranes de Durango of the Mexican football league system. Their colors were green, black and white and the team mascot is a scorpion. Presently, a new Alacranes de Durango team is being organized to play in the Mexican Promotional Liga Premier Second Division League - starting from May 2013. This new team build-up is headed by Enrique Maximiliano Meza.

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

Club Alacranes de Durango was founded in 1958 in the Segunda División de México. In 1992 the club was integrated into the private initiative for four years. Later, in 1996, the Football Club Alacranes de Durango fell under the state government's administration.

The need for a true professional sporting event, after the recent failures of basketball in the twilight of duranguense CIMEBA, prompted the state government to acquire through an application, the franchise of the now defunct Serpientes de Cancún (Cancun Snakes) in the Second Division of Mexican professional football by way of loan.

Once the proposal was approved, Durango had returned to professional football after an absence of eight years. During the Torneo Invierno 1997, Durango started on the right foot, culminating their season as champions of the Zona Norte (North Region) and national runner-up after falling to Monarcas de Zitácuaro for a global score of 3-1.

At the time, head coach Mario “Pichojos” Pérez who played in the 1970 FIFA World Cup, rethought the tactics and had another excellent season in the Torneo Verano 1998, but unfortunately succumbed in the final of the Zona Norte (North Region) to Aguascalientes, who won the national final against Monarcas de Zitácuaro resulting in their promotion.

Mario “Pichojos” Pérez & José Vázquez Era[edit]

The Torneo Invierno 1998 and Verano 1999 of the Second Division of Mexican Football gave Durango great hope with a good tactical game and planning the perfect pair in Mario “Pichojos” Pérez and José Vázquez. Time and effort rewarded Alacranes de Durango, then under the name of (Camineros de Durango), reached the final on two occasions for the national championship to first beat Monarcas de Zitácuaro 1-0 in the Torneo Invierno 98 and then beat Potros Marte 4-3 in the Torneo Verano 99.

The starting XI that earned promotion for of was:

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Mexico Rogelio Rodríguez Victor Hugo Bermúdez Rafael "Gallo" Gaytán Francisco "Guancha" de la Cruz
Jair Santillán Mexico Jaime "Huevo" Sosa André Basilio (Brasil)
Mexico Bogar Lizárraga Rivelino Robles
Esteban Mejía Mauricio Cerecero

Joining the Primera A[edit]

Once Durango gained promotion into the Primera A, their name changed from Camineros de Durango to Alacranes de Durango. Unfortunately the departure of Mario “Pichojos” Pérez and José Vázquez was forced by the separation of the then directors of the club.

In their first season in the Primera "A", Alacranes de Durango was led by Guillermo “Campeón” Hernández[disambiguation needed], a coach who performed well after accepting the role with the club in 20th place overall and leaving Durango in 18th place and in fourteenth in the percentage table.

Alacranes failed to qualify for the playoffs in both the Torneos Invierno 99 and Verano 2000 in the Primera División A. The state government decided to bring order to the professional sport and determined to avoid expenditures of professional basketball and professional baseball to devote their full support to José Velasco Najar and his board of directors, who came to replace the leaving group from the Torneo Invierno 2000. The reaction was swift, Velasco Najar, brought together valuable duranguenses, talented local entrepreneurs and ensured the best decisions on the sporting side.

The recruitment of figures such as a head coach Juan de Dios Castillo and his formidable coaching staff, players such as Gabriel García, a Mexican player with World Cup experience, champion of the Primera División de México, Luis Felipe Peña, whose prestige was formed as a defender for big teams like Club América itself, four young Brazilians who sought a place in Mexican football and an Argentine footballer would come to occupy the goal tending position in Durango, predicted success.

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Argentina Fernando Oillateguerre Mexico Arturo Sosa Mexico Ramón Villaceballos Mexico Gabriel García
Mexico Luis Felipe Peña Mexico Jaime "Huevo" Sosa Brazil Williams de Oliveira
Mexico Bogar Lizárraga Brazil Christian Peixoto
Mexico Adrían Granados Mexico Guillermo López

Honors[edit]

Invierno 1998, Verano 1999

Alacranes Durango "B"[edit]

Invierno 1999

Technical staff[edit]

Head Coach Mexico Sosa Reyna Jorge Adrián
Assistant Coach Mexico
Physical Trainer Mexico
Physician Mexico

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
2 Mexico DF Alejandro Sosa
3 Mexico MF Erik Espinosa (Vice-Captain)
6 Mexico DF Omar Maldonado
11 Mexico MF Al Pérez
14 Mexico DF Miguel Ángel Valdéz
15 Mexico DF Rodolfo Collazo
17 Mexico Jesús Salazar
No. Position Player
19 Mexico FW Edgar Alejandro García
22 Mexico DF Eduardo Zamora
23 Mexico DF Daniel Duarte
24 Mexico MF Ángel Velázquez
25 Mexico GK Milton Aguilar
26 Mexico FW Jairo Bustos
28 Mexico MF Edgar Hidalgo
30 Mexico GK Edgar Salcedo
58 Mexico MF Osvaldo Martínez

Notable former players[edit]

  • Argentina Diego Latorre
  • Argentina Marcelo Martin Paez
  • Brazil Izaias Ramos
  • Brazil Edson Zwarics
  • Mexico Jaime Correa
  • Mexico Gabriel García
  • Garvalena Raymundo
  • Almeida Huerta Joel Ignacio
  • Álvarez Robles José
  • Caldera Frayre Ricardo
  • Camacho Vazquez Francisco Javier
  • Cardosa Rojas Oscar Omar
  • Delfín Ruíz Jesús
  • Esquivel Díaz Víctor Enrique
  • Félix Hernández Gerardo
  • Flores Duarte Manuel de Jesús
  • Gallegos Casas Gerardo
  • Hernández Martínez Oscar
  • Herrera Rincón Miguel Ángel
  • Luna Sánchez Juan Daniel
  • Macías Rodríguez Dagoberto

External links[edit]

Official website
  • (Spanish) [1] Official club website
General fan sites