|Full name||Club de Fútbol Zacatepec Siglo XXI|
|Nickname(s)||Los Cañeros (The Sugarcane Growers)|
|Ground||Estadio Agustín Díaz
Zacatepec, Morelos, Mexico
|Chairman||Rodolfo Davis Contreras|
|Apertura 2014||8th (did not qualify)|
Club de Fútbol Zacatepec Siglo XXI is a Mexican football team based in Zacatepec, Morelos. They are nicknamed Cañeros (Sugarcane growers). Their colors are white and green (from sugar and sugarcane, respectively). Their uniform color is a white shirt with a big green line in the middle and white shorts and socks. Their greatest achievements were in the 1950s when Zacatepec won two titles in First Division. They won their first league title in the 1954-1955 season and their second title in the 1957-1958 season. Zacatepec won the Mexican Cup championship in the 1958-1959 season.
The head coach of Zacatepec during the 1950s was Ignacio Trelles, a Mexican former professional football player whom later became head coach of the Mexican National Team in the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile and 1966 FIFA World Cup in England.
Nowadays, after the original franchise departure from Zacatepec in 2004, an association of fans has been organized since October 2005, The Promotora Deportiva Zacatepec, S.C., keeping alive the history and competitiveness of the "Futbol Cañero".
The Promotora Deportiva Zacatepec, S.C. has currently more than 470 associates and owns a franchise in the 3rd. Division of Mexican Professional League. The goal for summer of 2011 is to obtain the National Championship and promotion to 2nd. Division; or acquire a 2nd. Division franchise. All of this with the objective of reestablishing the historical venue of Zacatepec, Morelos to the higher levels it used to belong.
The club dates back to the early 1920s and was formed by local farmers and coop members that operated the local sugar mill.
It was until 1948 when Rodrigo Ampudia del Valle along with the sugar mill's coop membership, including the mill's superintendent and its chief chemist Gustavo de la Parra, founded Club Social y Deportivo Zacatepec who from its foundation sought to play in the professional division. Nobody would imagine that a few years later the club would go on to win important things in the national level and international level.
It was in 1951 when[who?] future manager Ignacio Trelles took over the club. In the 1951 second division final they won, earning a promotion to the Primera División de México, taking over the spot left by Club San Sebastián de León who would never again return to the top division.
The club finished runner-up in 1953. In 1955, the club won its first league title, becoming the first club in the state of Morelos to achieve that, Which made the locals celebrate in the streets thing that had no been seen before. The following year the club won the 1956-57 Copa Mexico against Club Leon for the first time.
The club won the 1957 league title just ahead of Deportivo Toluca F.C. once ageing under the care of Ignacio Trelles who would go on to win titles with other clubs in the league becoming one of the best managers in the league history. The following tournament the club finished third 4 points behind runner-up Club Leon and 6 points behind before C.D. Guadalajara who would go on to win the next 6 out of 7 titles from 1958 to 1965. The club would also go on to loss the 1957-58 Copa Mexico to Club Leon.
In the following years the club would struggle, finishing 10th in the 1959-60, 6th in 1960-61 and it was finally in 1961 when the club played its worst tournament, finishing last and being relegated to the second division
That club from the 1950s is still remembered as one of the best in the club's history. The club played some importation international friendlies in the 1950s against some of the best clubs from around the world. The club defeated Club Nacional de Football who had used won the Campeón Mundial de Clubes and would also go on to beat Manchester United F.C. in a friendly game.
1960s and 1970s
The club started the 1960s playing the top division but after a bad league tournament in 1961 the club was relegated to the second division where after one year in the lower league the club was promoted after winning the 1962-63 tournament and was once again in the Primera División de México, taking over the spot left by Jaibos Tampico Madero. The club struggle in its first years back and it was in their third year when the club once again finished last in the competition and was relegated to the second division. The club allied in the second division from 1965 to 1970 when the club won its second second division title and earning the promotion along with Puebla FC who had one a promotional playoff series with four other clubs that year in order to increase the numbers of clubs in the league.
The club started off the 1970s once again in the first division, in the 1970-71 tournament the club finished tied for second in Group Corsairs 5 points behind the group leader and league runner-up Toluca. In the 1971-72 tournament the club finished 5 in Group A 15 points behind leader and league champion Cruz Azul. In the 1972-73 tournament the club just barely avoided relegation n finishing 4 points ahead of C.F. Pachuca. The club struggles the following year finish in 8 in group 8 Group A once again avoiding relegation. In the 1974-75 tournament the clubs struggles continue once again finishing in the bottom 5. In the 1875-76 the club once again avoided relegation finishing 6 points ahead of Atlante F.C. who was relegated. It was finally in the 1976-77 tournament when the club could not avoid relegation after having a bad year, finishing with 27 points fewest in the league.
It didn't take long for the club to return to the main stage after winning the 1977-78 second division title its third in its history. The club had a good year in the 1978-79 tournament qualifying to the playoff tournament, a short tournament where they finished last. In the 1979-80 the club once again qualify after finishing first in group 4 with 44 points but would again have a bad playoff tournament. And so the 1970s were over having the club struggles at the beginning of the decade and finishing with back-to-back playoff berths.
The club started the 1980s in the first division. In the 1980-81 tournament the club managed to qualify to the play off stage with 42 points by means of 17 wins, 8 draws, and 13 defeats. In the playoffs the club played out of group 1 where they finished second behind Cruz Azul who would go on to loss the final against the winner of group 2 Pumas Unam. In the 1981-82 tournament the club once again qualify this time playing a series which they lost to Deportivo Neza 2-3 after 2 matches.n the 1982-83 tournament the club tied for the worst record in the league with Atletico Morelia both only earning 30 points on 38 games.A relegation match was held where after 2 matches Atletico Morelia managed to keep the category winning the series after a penalty shootout. The club would play for the 5th time in the second division but it would only take them one year to return winning the 1983-82 second division championship. After their 5th promotion the club would lose the category again in the 1984-85 tournament, being the last time the club played in the first division.
Season to season
- Has played 27. 1st Division Tournaments last in 1985.
- Has Played 22 2nd Division Tournaments last in Clausura 2013.
- Has Played 13 Primera A Tournaments last in Apertura 2014.
- Has Played 8 3rd Division Tournaments last in Clausura 2011.
Past Home Kits
- Home Kit white shirt with a green strip that runs across the chest with green shorts and white socks.
- Away KitGreen shirt with a white strip that runs across the chest with white shorts and green socks.
- Third Kit white shirt with green strip that runs across chest white shorts and white socks.
Past Away Kits
Agustin "Coruco" Diaz stadium is the home of Zacatepec. It was founded in November 1954. It was inaugurated by then president of Mexico Adolfo López Mateos. The stadium is nicknamed la selva cañera (the sugarcane jungle) due to Zacatepec's humid weather conditions.
Club Zacatepec's motto is “Hacer Deporte es Hacer Patria” which means doing sports is to be a patriot.
On 23 March 2013, Morelos governor announced the team would return to the Ascenso MX in August 2013, taking the place of Irapuato. Zacatepec was relegated after just 2 season in Ascenso MX, but bought Cruz Azul Hidalgo and will remain in the Ascenso MX for the Apertura 2014.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- First Division: (2) - 1954–55, 1957–58
- Runner Up- 1952-53
- Copa Mexico: (2): 1956-57,1958–59
- Runner Up 1957-58 , 1970-71
- Campeón de Campeones: (1)-1958
- Segunda División de México: (5)::1950–51, 1962–63, 1969–70, 1977–78, 1983–84
- Runner Up-1968-69 , 1991-92
- Primera A:0
- Runner Up Verano 1998 ,Invierno 1999
"Exclusiva: Cruz Azul Hidalgo Desaparece Para Convertirse En Zacatepec." Goal.com. 15 May 2014. Web. 17 May 2014.