Estudiantes de Altamira

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Altamira FC 2.svg
Full name Altamira Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Estudiantes (Students)
Founded 11 August 2001; 13 years ago (2001-08-11)
as Estudiantes de Altamira
Ground Estadio Altamira
Altamira, Tamaulipas
Ground Capacity 13,500
Owner Enrique de Hita Sánchez
Chairman Enrique de Hita Yibale
Manager Sergio Orduña
League Ascenso MX
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.[1]


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.[2]

Team crest and colors[edit]

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.

Current squad[edit]

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.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Austin Guerrero
2 Mexico DF Salvador Silva (on loan from UAT)
3 Mexico DF Luis Sánchez
4 Mexico DF Éder Morales (on loan from Morelia)
5 Argentina DF Ezequiel Brítez
6 Mexico MF Pedro Vargas
7 Paraguay FW Víctor Aquino
8 Mexico MF Erick Palafox
9 Mexico FW Jair García (on loan from Puebla)
10 Argentina FW Eduardo dos Santos (on loan from UAT)
11 Uruguay MF Emiliano Castro
12 Mexico MF Julio Robledo
14 Mexico FW Hugo Sifuentes
No. Position Player
15 Mexico MF Hugo Rodríguez
16 Mexico DF Eduardo Chávez (on loan from Morelia)
17 Mexico MF Rolando González
18 Mexico DF Guillermo Martín (on loan from Atlas)
19 Mexico FW Carlos Nava (on loan from Atlas)
20 Mexico MF Miguel González
21 Mexico GK Armando Mejía
22 Mexico MF Juan Carlos Silva (on loan from América)
23 Costa Rica FW Óscar Emilio Rojas (on loan from Morelia)
24 Mexico MF Diego Medellín
25 Mexico DF Carlos Cuevas
26 Mexico FW Joban Chesauff
27 Mexico FW Sergio Blancas

Notable players[edit]

Austin Guerrero


  1. ^ "Welcome -". Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]

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