Club Xelajú MC

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Club Xelajú MC
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Full name Club Social y Deportivo
Xelajú Mario Camposeco
Nickname(s) Los Superchivos, Altenses, Xela, Chivos,
Founded 1928
Ground Estadio Mario Camposeco,
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Ground Capacity 11,000
Chairman Francisco Santos
Manager Hector Julian Trujillo
League Liga Nacional de Fútbol
Clausura 2014 3rd

Club Social y Deportivo Xelajú Mario Camposeco, commonly known as Xelajú MC or just Xela and nicknamed Superchivos is a Guatemalan football club competing in the Liga Nacional, the country's top footballing division. They are located in Quetzaltenango, Department of Quetzaltenango, and play their home matches in the Estadio Mario Camposeco. They are the most successful team (in terms of national titles won) not based in the capital city in the history of the league.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1928 as Germania; after ten years of existence, their name would be changed to ADIX (Asociación Deportiva Independiente de Xelajú), and during that time the uniform colors were established as red jersey and blue shorts,[1] a combination that remains to date. The team was renamed Xelajú Mario Camposeco in honor of local footballer Mario Camposeco who was the captain of the club in the 1940s, helped them win 10 consecutive Quetzaltenango department titles, and who was still an active player when he died in a plane crash in 1951.[2]

The Superchivos have been Guatemalan champions five times, first in 1961/62, again in 1980, a third time in 1995/96, a fourth time in the 2006/07 season, and a fifth in 2011/2012. Xelajú has won the Copa Centenario once, in 1972/73. In the 2007 Clausura tournament, they eliminated five-time defending champion Municipal in semifinals, to reach their first final since the inception of the Apertura/Clausura format. They faced Deportivo Marquense, losing the first match 0-1 and winning the second match 4-1, for a global score of 4-2 which gave them their fourth championship. It was the first time since 1980 that two teams from outside of Guatemala City finished first and runner-up.

Current squad[edit]

as of July, 2014[3]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Honduras GK José Mendoza
2 Guatemala DF Jhonny Girón
3 Guatemala DF Josué Manuel Pelicó
4 Brazil DF Juliano Rangel
5 Guatemala DF Fredy Santiago Taylor
6 Guatemala MF Julio Estacuy
11 Guatemala MF Pedro Samayoa
12 Guatemala DF Alexander Cifuentes
13 Guatemala FW Edgar Chinchilla
14 Guatemala DF Milton Gary Leal
10 Guatemala MF Kevin Arriola
16 Guatemala MF Néstor Jucup
20 Guatemala FW Luis Martínez
22 Guatemala GK Eleazar Esau Estrada
28 Guatemala MF Christian Flores
No. Position Player
29 Guatemala MF César Morales
77 Guatemala MF Javier Longo
15 Guatemala FW Walter Martinez
- Guatemala FW Robín Bethancourt
- Colombia FW Charles Córdoba
- Guatemala MF Manuel Ovando
- Guatemala GK Christian Mendoza
- Guatemala MF Kristian Guzmán
- Costa Rica MF Roberto Porras
- Guatemala MF Rodrigo Batres
- Guatemala MF Emilio Montt
- Guatemala MF Ángel Cifuentes
- Guatemala DF Marcelo Tacam

Notable former players[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

Titles[edit]

1962, 1980, 1996, 2007 Clausura, 2012 Clausura
1963, 1973, 2010

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