Toros Neza

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Neza
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Full name Toros Neza Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Los Toros (The Bulls)
Los Astados (The Horned)
Founded 1991; 23 years ago (1991)
Ground Estadio Neza 86
Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico, Mexico
Ground Capacity 20,000
Chairman Fernando Almazán Amézquita
Manager Víctor Hugo Lozano
League Segunda División
Website Club home page

Toros Neza Fútbol Club, also known as Toros Neza (previously known as "Atlante UTN") was a Mexican football team that is based in the city of Nezahualcóyotl. They play in the Segunda División de México.[1]

The club returned for the Clausura 2011 Liga de Ascenso tournament, taking the place of Atlante UTN who had been purchased by Grupo Salinas[2] . An earlier Toros Neza side played in the Mexican Primera División in the 1990s.

History[edit]

Toros Neza was promoted after winning the championship of the Segunda División in the 1992-93 season (under the name "Toros de la Universidad Tecnológica de Neza") to the Mexican Primera División in the 1993-94 season as Toros Neza, taking the place of Pachuca who had been relegated from the Primera División. There have been several clubs that played in the city of Neza, such as Deportivo Neza, which had a short stay in the first division in the 1970s when after 4 years the club was sold.

In 1993–94 they finished bottom of their group, and played their last 14 home games in Pachuca, changing their name to Toros Neza Hidalgo. However, the following season they were known again as Toros Neza.[3]

In the 1996–97 tournament they reached the semi-finals in the Apertura. They bettered this in the Clausura, reaching the final where they lost to C.D. Guadalajara. However, they were relegated at the end of the 1999–2000 season.[3]

Return of Neza[edit]

In December 2010 it was announced that Neza would be returning to the professional ranks for the Clausura stage of the 2010–11 Liga de Ascenso season. They will be the filial team of Monarcas Morelia, and ultimately be owned by TV Azteca.[4]

They effectively took the place of the Atlante UTN team who competed in the Apertura 2010 tournament. The Monarcas Morelia and Atlante clubs swapped their filial teams, and the changed team were known as Neza FC starting with the Clausura 2011 tournament.[5]


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
1 Mexico GK Martín Cruz
2 Mexico DF Ángel Collazo
3 Mexico DF Bryan Olvera
4 Mexico DF Osiris Enríquez
5 Mexico MF Angel Torres
6 Mexico MF Oscar Medina
7 Mexico MF Pedro Esquivel
8 Mexico MF Carlos Mata
9 Mexico FW Marco Cruz
10 Mexico FW Jorge Luna
11 Mexico DF Omar Vázquez
12 Mexico FW Luis Molina
13 Mexico GK Marcos Patista
No. Position Player
14 Mexico MF Luigy Espinosa
15 Mexico FW Brayan Almanza
16 Mexico MF Tlotzín Chaveste
17 Mexico DF Luis Galeazzi
18 Mexico DF Eduardo Gutiérrez
19 Mexico DF Diego Álvarez
20 Mexico DF Javier Junyent
21 Mexico DF Edwin Rojas
22 Mexico FW Admin Rodríguez
23 Mexico DF David Venegas
24 Mexico GK Loreto Bastida
25 Mexico GK Oscar Medina

Competition record[edit]

Ascenso MX record[edit]