C.F. Pachuca

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Pachuca
Pachuca Tuzos logo.svg
Full name Club de Fútbol Pachuca
Nickname(s) Tuzos (Gophers)
Founded November 28, 1901
Ground Estadio Hidalgo,
Pachuca, Hidalgo
Ground Capacity 30,000[1]
Owner Grupo Pachuca
Grupo Carso
Chairman Jesús Martínez Patiño
Manager Enrique Meza
League Liga MX
Clausura 2014 6th(Runner-Up)

Club de Fútbol Pachuca is a Mexican professional football team based in Pachuca, Hidalgo. They compete in the Mexican Premier Division League. Founded by British Cornish miners in 1901, it is one of the oldest still existing football clubs in the Americas. After decades of mediocre or poor performances between the 1st and 2nd division, Pachuca promoted once again to the Primera División in 1998. Since then it has been one of the most successful clubs in Mexico, winning five national championships, four CONCACAF Champions' Cups, the 2007 SuperLiga, defeating Major League Soccer's L.A. Galaxy and one Copa Sudamericana in 2006 making Pachuca the first CONCACAF team to win a CONMEBOL tournament. It is also a founding member of the Mexican Primera División. Pachuca is still one of the most successful clubs in Mexican Primera División.

History[edit]

Amateur era[edit]

Cornish emigrant miners working for the Compañía Real del Monte y Pachuca founded the "Pachuca Athletic Club" in 1901. Originally they practiced football only as a pastime during the free time they had while working at the mines owned by William Blamey. Alfred C. Crowle was the man who first introduced the sport to the mine workers, bringing the first footballs and the rules. Other clubs soon were established in surrounding states, including Albinegros de Orizaba, Reforma AC, British Club, Puebla A.C. and Mexico Cricket Club.

On July 19, 1907 the Mexican Primera División was founded, with Pachuca as one of the founding members.

In the 1908 season, a Mexican born player, David Islas, appeared for the first time in the ranks of the team. From 1910 to 1912, the Mexican Revolution decimated professional football in Mexico until only three clubs remained; Pachuca being one of them. By 1915, most of the players on the team were Mexicans. From 1917 to 1920, Pachuca were league champions under British coach Alfred C. Crowle. Pachuca then went into a hiatus during the 1920–1921 season when most of its players moved to Mexico City. Many years passed by until a second division Mexican Second Division team were reassembled.

Professional era[edit]

In 1967 the team is crowned champion of the Segunda División and is able to move up to the Primera División. The team fares poorly and returns to the Segunda División in the early 1970s. The "Tuzos" would have to wait 19 years before being able to return to the Primera División in the 1992–1993 season, where they would struggle to remain and were relegated at the end of that same season. The loss of prestige of the Segunda División causes a new division of play to be created. The Primera División A is created in 1994, later called Liga de Ascenso and the team is a sensation. However, they are unable to crown their efforts and fall to Atlético Celaya in an overtime final. In the 1995–1996 season, the team becomes champion of the Primera "A" tournament and is promoted to the Primera División. The team struggles yet again, and returns to the Primera División "A" once more.

After the FMF splits the calendar into two half-length tournaments, Pachuca becomes champion of the Winter tournament. After defeating Tigrillos in the promotion final, once again, Pachuca returns to the Primera División. In the 1998–1999 season, the team breaks its own bad streak by a draw against Atlante in the Estadio Azteca in front of 30,000 people and avoid returning to the Primera División "A" and for the first time in 30 years remaining in the top league for two consecutive years under coach Javier Aguirre. In the winter tournament of 1999, Pachuca makes history by crowning itself for the first time since the league become professional. They defeat Cruz Azul in the second leg of the final playoff. Javier Aguirre leads an unexpected team to victory, which culminated with a golden goal scored by Argentinian striker Alejandro Glaria who used his inner thigh to push the ball into the net. Repeatedly interviewed during quarterfinals and semifinals, Aguirre declared that he never expected to get so far, and originally expected to be on vacation by that point. As a result of their conquest, the team is invited to participate in the now defunct Copa Merconorte. With a strong effort from the organization, they manage to keep 85% of the original championship team and by 2001, the "Tuzos", again under Javier Aguirre, are finalists in the summer tournament. They fall to Santos Laguna in the Estadio Corona in Torreón, Coahuila. During that season, the team lost one of its biggest figures when Pablo Hernán Gómez was killed in a car accident on January 29, 2001. By the end of 2001, Javier Aguirre is chosen by Femexfut to coach the Mexican national football team which found itself at risk of not qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan. The team selects Alfredo Tena to be the new coach. Tena leads the team to the 2001 Winter Tournament Finals where they face UANL in the Estadio Universitario and conquer their second league title.

2001 was also a celebration year for the team. It became the first Mexican professional football team to reach 100 years of existence. The team organized a large number of special events, among them the inauguration of a university with a curriculum that revolves entirely around football related fields Universidad del Fútbol. In 2003, the team captured yet another championship, again against UANL, and again in their stadium. This time, the coach was Víctor Manuel Vucetich. In its recent history, Pachuca has become a team to be respected in Mexican football and is nicknamed "El Equipo de México" (Mexico's Team). Between 2003 and 2006 the team devoted more attention to social and marketing issues and failed to make the playoffs during two consecutive seasons. President Jesús Martínez however, vowed that the team would return to be among the headliners of the Primera División. As a result, Pachuca won the Clausura 2006 championship in a final against San Luis after having an exceptional season which saw it finish in 1st place of the general standings. It was the first time that Pachuca won the championship by playing the return match in its home stadium. Consequently, Pachuca is the first qualifier to the CONCACAF Champions' Cup 2007, and defeated Guadalajara in the final.

Pachuca on May 27, 2007 won their 5th domestic title, in a final that was disputed against America, in winning this championship Pachuca has won 4 trophies in the past 17 months, 2 domestic exactly one year apart, and two international championships The Copa Sudamericana and the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. In winning Pachuca will have the honor of defending their Champions' Cup title during the 2008 Champions' Cup Tournament. On July 31, 2007, Pachuca entered into a club-to-club partnership with the Colorado Rapids Soccer Club in the USA. The alliance will include a home-and-home annual series between the clubs, an exchange of best business practices, and the establishment of the Tuzos Soccer Academy at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, which was officially launched on Oct. 1, 2007. The move established the Rapids as Pacucha's official partner club in the United States, in a move designed for promotion of both on the field development, player exchanges, and business incentives for both clubs on either side of the border.

A recent title is the "SuperLiga" trophy, a tournament between teams from the Mexican League and Major League Soccer from the United States. Pachuca beat the Los Angeles Galaxy in penalty kicks (4-3) after tying 1-1 after overtime. The main prize besides the trophy was a million dollars to the winner. With this, Pachuca added its 5th tournament victory in 15 months. The CONCACAF awarded Pachuca, 2007 CONCACAF Team of the Year for their 5 titles in 15 months. With the victory over Guadalajara, Pachuca claimed a spot in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup, scheduled for December 7-December 16, 2007. They were knocked out by their first rival in the tournament, CAF champions Étoile Sportive du Sahel from Tunisia on December 8. On April, 2008, Pachuca reclaimed the CONCACAF Champions Cup and secured a berth for the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup scheduled for December 2008 in Japan.

Recently, Pachuca has been developing an outstanding youth program including several young players (most of them under 16), this proposal involves a football training camp during summer. In 2009 Pachuca made it to the Clausura 2009 Final,they became runner-up after they lost to UNAM Pumas. On April, 2010, Pachuca clenched their fourth CONCACAF Champions Cup Title after defeating Cruz Azul,and secured a berth for the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup. During the Bicentenario 2010 Pachuca made it to the semi-finals with a 2-2 draw at Estadio Hidalgo,and then losing 1-0 on Toluca soil,losing 3-2 on aggregate score.

Copa Sudamericana[edit]

In December, 2006, Pachuca played its first continental championship game ever, facing Colo-Colo from Chile. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, and in the return game, played in Chile, Pachuca won the Copa Sudamericana championship by a score of 2-1. Pachuca's goals for the title were made at first, by their symbol Gabriel Caballero and in an excellent play Chitiva gave the ball to Christian "El Chaco" Giménez who scored the "Golden Goal" for their greatest conquer in their history.

In doing so, Pachuca became the first Mexican team and CONCACAF team to win a CONMEBOL championship. In addition, Pachuca is also the only team in the world to have won a club competition in a Confederation outside of its own.

Pachuca's historic table in First Division (1943-Apertura 2013)[edit]

Position Tournament GP W D L GF GA DIF PTS LAST STAGE LIGUILLA
0 1943/44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1944/45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1945/46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1946/47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1947/48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1948/49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1949/50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1950/51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1951/52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1952/53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1953/54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1954/55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1955/56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1956/57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1957/58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1958/59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1959/60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1960/61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1961/62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1962/63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1963/64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1964/65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1965/66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1966/67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 1967/68 30 8 8 14 37 52 -15 24 First Promotion (Victory 2 points)
10 1968/69 30 11 6 3 49 51 -2 28
8 1969/70 30 11 7 12 41 49 -8 29
16 1970/71 34 11 7 16 38 46 -8 29
12 1971/72 34 10 3 11 38 46 -8 33
18 1972/73 34 9 6 19 40 68 -28 24
0 1973/74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 First Relegation
0 1974/75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1975/76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1976/77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1977/78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1978/79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1979/80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1980/81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1981/82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1982/83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1983/84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1984/85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1985/86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1986/87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1987/88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1988/89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1989/90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1990/91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1991/92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 1992/93 38 10 7 21 39 56 -17 27 Second Promotion (Victory 3 points)
0 1993/94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Second Relegation
0 1994/95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1995/96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Invierno 1996 17 3 6 8 25 36 -11 15 Short Tournaments and Third Promotion
14 Verano 1997 17 5 2 10 24 32 -8 17
0 Invierno 1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third Relegation
0 Verano 1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Invierno 1998 17 5 1 11 28 39 -11 16 Fourth Promotion
9 Verano 1999 17 6 6 5 23 22 1 24
7, Champion Invierno 1999 17 8 2 7 28 28 0 26 First Championship

Pachuca vs Cruz Azul

(2-2 0-1 AGREG=2-3)

16 Verano 2000 17 4 5 8 18 25 -7 17
4 Invierno 2000 17 8 4 5 24 18 16 28 Quarter Finals

Pachuca vs Monarcas Morelia

(0-0 1-2 AGREG=2-1)

6, Runner-up Verano 2001 17 7 4 6 22 22 0 25 Final

Pachuca vs Santos Laguna

(2-1 3-1 AGREG=4-3)

3, Champion Invierno 2001 18 9 5 4 29 24 5 32 Second Championship

Pachuca vs Tigres UANL

(2-0 1-1 AGREG=1-3)

13 Verano 2002 18 6 4 8 26 33 -7 22
20 Apertura 2002 19 2 9 8 21 35 -14 15
15 Clausura 2003 19 4 9 6 21 23 -2 21
3, Champion Apertura 2003 19 10 6 3 28 19 9 36 Third Championship

Pachuca vs Tigres UANL

(3-1 1-0 AGREG=2-3)

8 Clausura 2004 19 6 8 5 32 33 -1 26 Reclassification

Pachuca vs Cruz Azul

(1-2 0-2 AGREG=4-1)

3 Apertura 2004 17 9 5 3 30 19 11 32 Quarter finals

Pachuca vs Monterrey

(1-2 1-1 AGREG=3-2)

14 Clausura 2005 17 5 5 7 20 27 -7 20
6 Apertura 2005 17 7 7 3 26 18 8 28 Semifinal

Pachuca vs Toluca

(0-0 2-1 AGREG=2-1)

1, Champion Clausura 2006 17 9 4 4 33 19 14 31 Fourth Championship

Pachuca vs San Luis

(0-0 1-0 AGREG=1-0)

6 Apertura 2006 17 7 5 5 32 24 8 26 Semifinal

Pachuca vs Toluca

(1-1 1-0 AGREG=2-1)

1, Champion Clausura 2007 17 12 3 2 36 12 24 39 Fifth championship

Pachuca vs América

(1-2 1-1 AGREG=3-2)

9 Apertura 2007 17 7 3 7 26 23 3 24 Reclassification

Pachuca vs Cruz Azul

(0-2 4-0 AGREG=6-0)

10 Clausura 2008 17 6 4 7 27 25 2 22 Reclassification

Pachuca vs San Luis

(1 -1 2-1 AGREG=3-2)

12 Apertura 2008 17 5 6 6 25 25 0 21
1,Runner-up Clausura 2009 17 11 3 3 42 23 19 36 Final

Pachuca vs Pumas UNAM

(1-0 2-2 AGREG=3-2)

8 Apertura 2009 17 7 3 7 24 29 -5 24
8 Bicentenario 2010 17 7 4 6 27 26 1 25 Semifinal

Pachuca vs Toluca

(2-2 1-0 AGREG=3-2)

7 Apertura 2010 17 7 4 6 27 28 -1 25 Quarter Finals

Pachuca vs Monterrey

(1-1 3-3 AGREG=4-4 (Monterrey best table place)

13 Clausura 2011 17 4 6 7 16 25 -9 18
6 Apertura 2011 17 7 5 5 28 25 3 26 Quarterfinals

Pachuca vs Tigres UANL

(0-1 3-0 AGREG=4-0)

'6 Clausura 2012 17 7 7 3 24' 17 7 '28 Quarterfinals

Pachuca vs America

(1-3 0-1 AGREG=3-2)

13' Apertura 2012 17 5 6 6 13' 20 -7 21'
11' Clausura 2013 17 6 2 9 18' 25' -7 20'
14' Apertura 2013 17 3 8 6 14' 18' -4 17'

Club records[edit]

Main article: Pachuca Club records

Kit evolution and rare kits[edit]

  • Home kit: White shirt with navy blue stripes.
  • Away kit: black shirt with Orange stripes.

Home[edit]

First kit evolution
1902
1905
1920
1950s
1964
1972
1980s

Away[edit]

First kit evolution
1902
1905
1920
1950s
1964
1972
1983

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
1992–95 Azúl Sport Sepros
1995–96 Tuzos Sport Corona/Confía
1997–00 Atlética Cemento Cruz Azul/Corona
2000–01 Atlética Cemento Cruz Azul/Futura/Corona/Gigante
2001–02 Atlética Cemento Cruz Azul/Futura/Pepsi/Corona/Gigante
2002–03 Atlética Cemento Cruz Azul/Pepsi/Sol/Gigante
2003–04 Atlética Cemento Cruz Azul/Pepsi/Office Depot/Sol/Gigante
2004–05 Puma Cemento Cruz Azul/Pepsi/Office Depot/Gigante
2005–06 Puma Cemento Cruz Azul/Pepsi/Iusacell/Office Depot/Gigante/Mobil
2006–07 Puma Cemento Cruz Azul/Uniroyal/Mobil/Pepsi/Office Depot/Gigante
2007–08 Puma Cemento Cruz Azul/Pepsi/Iusacell/Mobil/Office Depot/Gigante
2008–09 Puma Gamesa/Pepsi/Iusacell/Mobil/Office Depot/Gigante/Uniroyal
2009–10 Puma Gamesa/ADO/Mobil/Uniroyal/Pepsi/Iusacell/Mobil/Office Depot/Martí/HSBC/Fox Sports
2010–11 Nike Gamesa/Mobil/ADO/Michelin/Pepsi/Office Depot/Martí
2011–12 Nike Gamesa/Cobertores Proviedencia/Pepsi/Office Depot/Martí
2012–13 Nike Gamesa/ADO/Cobertores Proviedencia/Pepsi/Office Depot/Nextel/Mobil Super/Tecate
2013–14 Nike Cemento Fortaleza/Cobertores Proviedencia/Pepsi/Office Depot/Telcel/Mobil Super/Corona

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
3 Colombia DF Aquivaldo Mosquera
4 Mexico DF Marco Iván Pérez
5 Mexico DF Daniel Arreola
6 Mexico MF Diego de Buen
7 Mexico DF Rodolfo Pizarro
8 Mexico MF Hirving Lozano
9 Argentina FW Ariel Nahuelpán
10 Ecuador MF Walter Ayoví
11 Argentina FW Matías Alustiza
12 Mexico DF Heriberto Olvera
13 Mexico GK Alfonso Blanco
15 Mexico MF Érick Gutiérrez
16 Mexico MF Jorge Daniel Hernández
18 Colombia FW Avilés Hurtado
No. Position Player
19 Mexico FW Darío Carreño
21 Mexico GK Óscar Pérez (on loan from Cruz Azul)
22 Mexico FW Guillermo Martínez
23 Mexico GK Jorge Villalpando
24 Mexico DF Miguel Ángel Herrera
25 Mexico FW Jürgen Damm
26 Mexico MF Steven Almeida
27 Mexico DF Hugo Rodríguez (on loan from UANL)
28 Mexico MF Dieter Villalpando
29 Mexico DF Rodrigo Salinas
31 Mexico MF Emilio García
32 Mexico GK Sebastián Fassi
84 Mexico DF Salomón Wbias

For recent transfers, see List of Mexican football transfers winter 2013–14.

Retired numbers[edit]

Position Nationality Player
1 Goalkeeper Colombia Mexico Miguel Calero
17 Forward Costa Rica Hernán Medford
20 Forward Argentina Pablo Hernán Gómez
110 Midfielder Colombia Mexico Andrés Chitiva

Liga MX scoring leaders[edit]

No. Player Career Goals
1 Argentina Mexico Gabriel Caballero 1998-02, 2003-04, 2005-09 61
2 Mexico Juan Carlos Cacho 2004-08, 2009-10 53
3 Argentina Mexico Christian Giménez 2006-09 45
4 Mexico Sergio Santana 2001-05 44
5 Mexico Jesús Zárate 1967-70 38
6 Brazil Francisco Moacyr Santos 1967-71 37
7 Colombia Andrés Chitiva 2000-08, 2011 37
8 Argentina Alejandro Glaría 1998-00 26
9 Argentina Lorenzo Sáez 1996-97 25
10 Mexico Juan Manuel Medina 1969-72 24
11 Mexico Jorge Rodríguez 1968-72 22
12 Mexico Francisco Gabriel de Anda 2000-05 22
13 Argentina Damián Álvarez 2006-10 22
14 Argentina Pablo Hernán Gómez 1999-01 21
15 Paraguay Edgar Benítez 2009-11 21

Most appearances[edit]

No. Player Period Games
1 Colombia Mexico Miguel Calero 2000-11 395
2 Mexico Argentina Gabriel Caballero 1998-02
2003-2004
2005-2009
351
3 Mexico Jaime Correa 2001-10/2013 331
4 Mexico Alberto Rodríguez 1994-97
1998-05
315
5 Colombia Mexico Andrés Chitiva 2001-08/2011 271
  • (*) Currently with the club.
  • Not include internacional competitions.

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Professional era[edit]

Invierno 1999, Invierno 2001, Apertura 2003, Clausura 2006, Clausura 2007
1995-96, Invierno 1997.
  • Segunda División de México Cup: 1
1965-66
  • Segunda División B de México: 1
1987-88

Amateur era[edit]

  • Campeonato del Distrito Federal: 3
1904-05, 1917-18, 1919-20

International[edit]

2002, 2007, 2008, 2009–10
2007
2006

Other tournaments[edit]

1907-08, 1911-12
2000, 2004, 2009
  • Carlsberg Cup: 1
2008
  • Copa Amistad: 1
2008
  • Copa Durango 450: 1
2013

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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