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|Full name||Club Deportivo Oro, A.C.|
|Founded||5 January 1923|
|League||Segunda División Profesional|
Club Deportivo Oro is a football club that plays in the second division. It is based in the city of Guadalajara. The club was one of five clubs from the state of Jalisco to play in the Mexican first division. It only won one league title, back in 1962, and was runner-up five times in 1947, 1953, 1955, 1960 and 1964. After four years of absence the club was reformed and plays now in the second division.
The club's history dates back to 1923, when a group of jewelers got together and founded the club to promote their company. The club joined the old Liga Occidental De Jalisco. Albino Ruvalcaba and Felipe Martínez Sandoval were the ones that really took on the idea of making this club worthy of playing in the first division.
Back then there was no national league, but instead numerous amateur leagues across Mexico. Liga Amateur de Jalisco was one of the best at the time. It consisted of clubs such as Club Deportivo Guadalajara, Atlas de Guadalajara, Club Nacional de Guadalajara, Club Marte, Club Latino, Club Colón and Club Oriente. It would take Club Oro a few years to establish a higher level of play, thus it was considered a weak team in the early 1930s. On 20 July 1930 the club inaugurated its new field Parque Oro, o Parque Oblatos in a friendly match against Mexico City club Necaxa.This new football field was used by most of the clubs at that time and was considered to be the best field in the state of Jalisco .
By 1933 there were 9 clubs in the league and different categories were formed. There was the An "A" and a "B" Division that weres similar to a first and second division. The "A" was composed by Club Deportivo Guadalajara, Atlas de Guadalajara, Club Nacional de Guadalajara, Club Marte and Club Latino, The "B" by Club Colón, Oriente, Imperio and CD Oro due to the inferior level of these teams compared to those in the "A" Division.
In 1943 when the professional football era began in Mexico, CD Oro missed the opportunity to join the league, however other teams in the Guadalajara metropolitan area region such as Club Deportivo Guadalajara, Atlas de Guadalajara did get an invitation that year. CD Oro saw this events as a wake-up call to get an invitation into the professionalism. CD Oro was finally invited to take part of the 1944–45 tournament along with Puebla FC and Club León, both teams had been taking part in other amateur leagues in Mexico. At the end of the 1948 tournament the club finished tied in first place along with Club León and so a series was played in order to determine the 1948 champion.The first match ended up in a 0–0 draw, the second match was won by Club León who took their first league title with a 2–0 victory.
1948 Runner-up squad under management of Coach "Pablotas" González: Luis Bernabé Heredia, Agapito Perales, “Negro” Barba, Manuel “Molestias” Núñez, Santiago Piola Mendoza, Florentino Palma, Antonio “Roque” Ruiz Pizano, Chepe Naranjo, Roberto “Chango” Zárate, Delfino Vázquez and Benjamín “Bailarina” Méndez.
At the end of the 1956 tournament CD Oro and Club León finished tied once again at first place and so a championship series was played. CD Oro kicked off the game by scoring a goal in the 2-minute of play by Vigo but Leon's Marcos Aurelio managed to tie up the game. CD Oro managed to take a 2–1 lead before half-time when Chepe Naranjo scored. The second half was dominated by Club León they scored 3 goals and won the title once again.
CD Oro 1956 Runner-up squad: Raúl Córdoba, Narciso “Chicho” López, Ramón “Cepillo” Soto, Jesús “Tejón” García, Sabino “Sabú” Morales, Evelio Alpizar, Luis “Negro” Vázquez, José “Chepe” Naranjo, Walter Meneses, José Vigo and Rafael Valek.
First Title 1962
The club managed to win its first and only league title in the 1962–63 tournament over Club Deportivo Guadalajara and managed to snap a 4-year streak of winning the league title.In the final game of the tournament it would be as if it was set up to be with this two clubs to meet each other.Club Deportivo Guadalajara would only have to tie in order to take that title having a one point advantage on Oro.The final and decisive match was played on 20 December 1962 at Estadio Jalisco which was inaugurated just a few years before. The game ended-up 0–0 at half time. The second half continued tough until the minute 70 when the Brazilian player "Neco" from Club Oro scored the only goal in the macth, giving CD Oro its first title.
1962 Championship Squad: Antonio "Piolín" Mota; Germán "Tamal" Ascensio, Adhemar Barsellos, Víctor Chavira, Rogelio González Navarro, Felipe "El Pipis" Ruvalcaba, Jorge "Tepo" Rodríguez, Amaury Epaminondas, Manoel Tabares "Neco", Nicola Gravina y José Luis "Zurdo" Pérez.
In 1969 the clubs finished last in the league tied with Jabatos de Nuevo León. A 2 games series was pladed and after 180 minutes the score stayed at 0–0 and so a final third game was played to untie relgation.In that third games the clubs seemed tired and it was until the end of the match when Bernardino Brambila scored the only game in the match for Oro, thus Oro avoided relegation.
The following year the club once again finished last this time avoiding relegation due to the Mexican Football Federation decided to increase the number of clubs in the first division from 18 to 20 and so Club Oro was spared, Puebla FC and Zacatepec were promoted from the second division.
In 1970 the club was sold due to financial problems and the new owners changed the name of the club to Club Social y Deportivo Jalisco.Club Social y Deportivo Jalisco but kept the club yellow and blue colors. The club began activities in 1970 playing its first game under the name Club Social y Deportivo Jalisco.The club finished 2nd just 5 points behind the eventual champions Deportivo Toluca F.C..In the 1971–72 tournament the club failed to qualify to the playoffs with just 9 points in the 8th place.In the 1972–73 the club fished last in its group. In the 1973–74 and 1975–76 the club finished last in the table.
In the 1976–1977 season the club finished 12th overall 7 points behind Club de Fútbol Laguna who earned the last playoffs spot. The club won 10 games tied 14 and lost 14 out of 38, scoring 58 and allowing 59 finishing with 44 points. The Chilean Osvaldo Castro led the club with 17 goals score.
In the 1977–1978 the club once againg failed to qualify finishing 12th overall just 4 points behind Atlético Español who earned the last playoff spot.The club had a record of 5–29–4 only scoring 19 goals and allowing only 18.
In the 1979–80 tournament the club finished tied in the last place along with Unión de Curtidores and so the clubs had to play a relegation series; Unión de Curtidores came out with a 4–3 victory keeping its place in the Mexican First Division CD Oro ended relgated and hasn't been able to come back to the Mexican First Division ever since.
The clubs played in the second division during most of the 1980s coming close to promotion in 1984 when they lost the final to Zacatepec.
During 1995–1998 Arq. Rodríguez along with the support of syndicate of cañeros de Jalisco managed to revive the club once again in the second division renaming the team to Oro Jalisco coming close to promotion after losing the final to Cachorros de la UdeG.
In 2004 the club once again was revived in the second division playing under the name Club Deportivo Oro but was later sold to Jorge Vergara who would moved to club to San Rafael were they played under the name Chivas San Rafael.
In 2008 The club once again rejoin the Second division after ex-oros players Sergio Villalobos, Ariel Villalobos Domínguez bought the club. There were rumors about CD ORO to join the Liga de Ascenso in 2011 or 2012.
The club's colors are yellow which represents gold, white which represents silver and blue which represents the state of Jalisco. These colors have been in use since 1923 even though the clubs have had several owners and has despaired several times but has always maintaining the main colors.
- First kit evolution
Year by year statistics
This are the year by year statistics the club played in the first division from 1944–1980. In 1970 the club changed its name to Club Jalisco.
Goal Scores Champions
- 1951–52 : Adalberto López (16 goals)
- 1953–54 : Juan Carlos Carrera (21 goals)
- 1955–56 : Héctor Hernández (25 goals)
- 1962–63 : Amaury Epaminondas (19 goals)
- 1964–65 : Amaury Epaminondas (21 goals)
All time goal scorer
- Liga Amateur de Jalisco: 2
- 1939–40, 1942–43
- Runner-up (5): 1947–48, 1953–54, 1955–1956, 1960–61, 1964–65
- Campeón de Campeones: 1
- Copa de Oro de Occidente: 1
- Copa Mexico: 0
- Runner-up (1): 1947
- Copa Jalisco: 1949
- Trofeo General Brig. García Barragán
- Festival Estadio Olímpico
- Copa Suiza
- Copa Gacela
- Trofeo Polillas 1938
- Trofeo Reyes Primera Fuerza
- Campeón de Intermedia: 1941
- Trofeo Serie Latino-Atlas-Oro: 1936
- Campeón Cultura Física del Estado: 1943
- Campeón Intermedia B: 1952
- Trofeo Oro-La Piedad: 1930
- Torneo Relámpago Reservas: 1950
- Campeón Tercera Fuerza: 1935
- Campeón Cuarta Fuerza: 1936
- Copa Río Blanco Cuarta Fuerza: 1936
- Campeón Juvenil: 2 1926, 1943
- Campeón Juvenil de 21 años: 1952
- Campeón Juvenil de 18 años: 1951–52
- Campeón Infantil: 2 1929, 1949
- "Clubs stats and starting line up from 1976–1977" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009.
- "Clubs stats and starting line up from 1977–1978" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009.
- "Clubs stats and starting line up from 1978–1979" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009.
- "www.rsssf.com Statistics for club Oro" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009.