Estudiantes de Altamira
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|Full name||Altamira Fútbol Club|
|Founded||11 August 2001
as Estudiantes de Altamira
|Owner||Enrique de Hita Sánchez|
|Chairman||Enrique de Hita Yibale|
|Clausura 2014||15th (did not qualify)|
|Website||Club home page|
Altamira Fútbol Club, or Estudiantes de Altamira (previously known as Estudiantes de Santander) is a Mexican football team that is based in Altamira, Tamaulipas. They play in the Ascenso MX League.
On July 12, 2001, the expansion club Estudiantes de Santander announced an open try-out that was attended by hundreds of youth in Tamaulipas, wishing to form part of the club that would begin play in the Segunda División de México (Second Division). The club was officially founded on August 11, 2001. During the 2004-05 season, the club was promoted to the Primera A (now Liga de Ascenso), where they became a farm team to San Luis and later, Pumas UNAM. But their stay in the Primera A was short, and they were eventually relegated back to the Second Division after the Clausura 2005 tournament.
In 2006, the team changed its name to Estudiantes de Altamira.
It would be almost 5 long years before Altamira returned to the Liga de Ascenso in 2010. This, due to the fact that the teams that reached the Second Division championship that year (Universidad del Futbol and Chivas Rayadas, respectively) did not have the right to be promoted. So, Estudiantes de Altamira took their place.
Team crest and colors
The team crest represents the important resources in and around the port city of Altamira (the anchor, the ship, and the factories). In the foreground, there is a ship's steering wheel. The navy blue and white colors symbolize the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
- As of the Apertura 2013 season.
For recent transfers, see List of Mexican Football Transfers Summer 2013.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Esteban Alberto González
- Patrick da Silva
- Juliano de Andrade
- Lucas Silva
- Nelson San Martín
- Jairo Martínez
- David Toledo
- Hector del Angel
- Horacio Sánchez
- Pedro Solís
- Franz Torres
- Sony Norde