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|Full name||Club de Fútbol Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Football Club Tigres of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León)|
|Nickname(s)||Los Tigres (The Tigers)
Los Felinos (The Felines)
Los Auriazules (The Gold-Blues)
U de Nuevo León
|Founded||7 March 1960 |
San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León
|Clausura 2013||1st (Quarterfinals)|
|Website||Club home page|
Club de Fútbol Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, commonly referred to as Tigres de la UANL, or simply Tigres, is a professional Mexican football club based in San Nicolás de los Garza, a city located in the Monterrey Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1960, the club has spent most of its history in Liga MX. Tigres has won the Liga MX three times, in 1977-78, 1981–82, and Apertura 2011.
It is one of the two professional football teams of the state of Nuevo León. The team plays home games at the Estadio Universitario. Tigres is also the official team of Nuevo León's public university, the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.
- 1 History
- 2 Colours
- 3 Season to season
- 4 Honours
- 5 Players
- 6 Sponsorship
- 7 Managers
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Primera División de México
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- In 1967, their venue, the Estadio Universitario was built.
- In 1974, became the Second Division Champions and were promoted to the First Division.
- In 1978, won the First Division League Championship.
- In 1980, became the league runner-ups after losing to Cruz Azul.
- In 1982, won their second First Division League Championship.
- In 1996, they were relegated to Primera División A after losing 2-1 to their arch-rival CF Monterrey. Note that Mexico uses a percentage-based relegation system, in which the team with the worst performance percentage in three years (instead of the worst team in the season) is relegated. Tigres qualified for the play-offs in 1996 but because of the relegation they were unable to compete in the playoffs. After some negotiations, the administration of the team was given for 10 years to Sinergia Deportiva, a trust-holder run by Cemex.
- In 1997, after two consecutive Primera "A" championships, the team returned to the Primera Division.
- In 2001 and 2003, the team reached the final, both times against Pachuca, and both times were defeated at their stadium.
- In October 2004, Sinergia Deportiva purchased the rights to a franchise in the MISL called the Monterrey Tigres. However, due to conflicts with the previous MISL franchise the Monterrey Fury, the team elected not to complete the purchase of the team, and the MISL terminated the indoor franchise in December 2004.
- In January 2005, Tigres became champion of the InterLiga and qualified for their first Copa Libertadores de América.
- In January 2006, Tigres defeated their arch-rival CF Monterrey to win their second InterLiga and qualified again to Copa Libertadores.
- On 3 August 2006, Cemex, the company who controls Tigres, celebrated its first 100 years with a match between Tigres and FC Barcelona in Monterrey. The game ended with the locals losing by 3-0. Syndey Balderas of Tigres scored an own goal, Ronaldinho scored with a free kick and later passed to Eiður Guðjohnsen for a third goal.
- On 19 July 2008, Tigres UANL played against Atletico de Madrid as their official presentation for the Apertura 2008 tournament. Atletico de Madrid opened the score with goals from John Heitinga and Diego Forlan for a sturdy 2-0 in favor of the Spanish side. Tigres responded well to this for Blas Peres and Manuel Viniegra tied the game 2-2.
- On 5 August 2009, Tigres won the final of the 2009 North American SuperLiga against the Chicago Fire at their home stadium in the Chicago's suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois.
- In 2010, Santiago Martinez presided over the team's worst season in the past few years. On 27 March 2010, after their 7th loss in the season, and with only 25% effectiveness, the stadium chanted "Fuera Guzmán", or "Out with" coach Daniel Guzmán. The event caused an embarrassing fist-fight between the fans opposing Guzmán and those supporting the club's administration (with rumors that the supporters were paid by management and started the fight). Eventually, Martinez was fired and replaced by former Team President Ing. Rodriguez, who signed Ferretti as coach.
- On 11 December 2011, Tigres became the champions of the Apertura 2011, winning their third championship after 29 years.
In January 2005, the team won the InterLiga Championship in Houston, Texas. With this, they qualified for the prestigious Copa Libertadores de América. This was the first time the team qualified to any international tournament.
The Tigres adventure in the Libertadores included their first ever game in that tournament against Alianza Lima in Peru on 15 February 2005 (away, score: 0-0) and 3 May 2005 (home, score: 0-0). Their first ever win on the tournament, on 23 February 2005, against Caracas FC, from Venezuela (home, score: 3-1), and on 13 April 2005 (away, score: 2-5). This last game is the biggest-scoring game the team has had in its history on the tournament.
In the same group was also the Club Atlético Banfield. Tigres confronted them on 15 March (home, score: 2-2) and on 6 April 2005 (away, score: 0-3).
The Tigres qualified (along with Banfield) into the next stage, where they met against previous year champion colombian team Once Caldas. On 19 May 2005, both teams tied (away, score: 1-1) and then, Tigres won on the second game on 26 May 2005 (home, score: 2-1) thus qualifying to quarterfinals against São Paulo, who later went on to become champion, and who only lost a match in this tournament against this team.
On Quarterfinals, the first game on 1 June 2005 was lost (away, score: 0-4) and the next game on 15 June 2005 was won (home, score: 2-1). The aggregate score was 5-2 against, and the team was eliminated from the championship. With Tigres, Hugo Sánchez became the first person born in Monterrey to ever score in the tournament.
After defeating Monterrey at the Home Depot Center in California, Tigres won their second consecutive Interliga and became the first Mexican team to qualify to two consecutive Copa Libertadores de América.
However, they were eliminated in the round of sixteen. Tigres played Libertad of Paraguay on 27 April 2006 and again on 4 May 2006. The matches ended 0-0, and Tigres were eliminated on penalty kicks (5-3). In summary, Tigres played 8 games, and produced 3 wins, 3 ties, and two defeats.
After finishing 3rd in the Apertura 2011 Tournament, Tigres returned after a 6 year absence to the 2012 Copa Libertadores, playing in the first stage.
Since the team ended up on 3rd in the Mexican Apertura 2011 Tournament, they were required to start in the First stage of the Copa Libertadores. Therefore, Tigres ended up playing home and away qualifying matches against Chile's Unión Española. They played the first match in Chile, on 25 January 2012 at 6:50pm local time (3:50pm CST). Unión Española took the first game by a score of 1-0, scoring at the 58th minute, after Tigres sent a reserve squad to play the match. They hosted their Chilean rival on 2 February 2012, at 8:00pm CST. They tied 2-2 and failed to qualify for the Group Stage.
Since the club's founding in 1960, the colours used by the club have been light gold and dark blue. In the home jersey, light gold is always predominant than dark blue, but in the away jersey is the opposite, the dark blue is predominant. The third colour has been inconsistent, sometimes presented as black, white, red, green, copper or dark gold.
Season to season
- Has Played 7 2nd Division Tournaments last in 1974.
- Has Played 2 Primera A Tournaments last in 1997.
- Has Played 52 Mexican Primera División Tournaments so far.
- 1977-78, 1981-82, Apertura 2011
- Copa México: 2
- 1975-76, 1995-96
- Invierno 1996, Verano 1997
- Interliga: 2
- 2005, 2006
- Mexico's Under-20 Tournament: 1
- SuperLiga: 1
- 2007, 2008
- Serie Mundial de Futbol: 1
- Copa Chiapas: 1
- Copa Cani: 1
As of July 13, 2013. For recent transfers, see List of Mexican football transfers summer 2013 .
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Official shirt sponsors - Cemex (Cemento Monterrey), Powerade, The Home Depot, Carta Blanca, Telcel, Banamex
- Official shirt manufacturer - Adidas
- Official Beer - Carta Blanca
- Official Sports Drink - Powerade
- Víctor Manuel Vucetich (July 1, 1995–June 30, 1996)
- Miguel Mejía Barón (1999)
- Víctor Manuel Vucetich (Sept 17, 1999–June 30, 2000)
- Ricardo Ferretti (July 1, 2000–June 30, 2003)
- Nery Pumpido (July 1, 2003–Nov 15, 2004)
- Leonardo Álvarez (Jan 2005–Dec 05)
- Ricardo Ferretti (Jan 1, 2006–June 30, 2006)
- José Luis Trejo (July 1, 2006–Oct 1, 2006)
- Mario Carrillo (Oct 6, 2006–June 30, 2007)
- Américo Gallego (July 1, 2007–Feb 13, 2008)
- Manuel Lapuente (Feb 14, 2008–Feb 22, 2009)
- José Pekerman (Feb 24, 2009–June 30, 2009)
- Daniel Guzmán (July 1, 2009–June 30, 2010)
- Ricardo Ferretti (July 1, 2010–)
- "Historia del Equipo". www.tigres.com.mx. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- "Estadio Universitario". www.tigres.com.mx. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- Flores, Roberto. "La magia envuelve a CU" El Norte 4 August 2006: Online (Requires Subscription) Barsa en Monterrey. Ronaldinho se roba el show ante Tigres. Barcelona derrota a felinos en Centenario de Cemex.
- "Unión Española sufrió para vencer a los suplentes de Tigres" La Tercera 25 January 2012: Source in Spanish.