Alebrijes de Oaxaca

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Alebrijes de Oaxaca
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Full nameAlebrijes de Oaxaca Fútbol Club
Nickname(s)Los Alebrijes (The Alebrijes)
FoundedDecember 10, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-12-10)
GroundEstadio Tecnológico de Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Capacity14,598 [1]
OwnerDistribuidora Disur S.A. de C.V.
ChairmanJuan Carlos Jones
ManagerOscar Fernando Torres
LeagueAscenso MX
Apertura 20191st (Champions)
WebsiteClub website

Alebrijes de Oaxaca Fútbol Club is a Mexican football team based in the city of Oaxaca, located in the state of Oaxaca. They play in the second tier of Mexican football league, Ascenso MX. The team was created when the Tecamachalco franchise won the Segunda División title and earned the promotion to the Ascenso MX. Due to poor infrastructure they were unable to participate, which led to the formation of the new Oaxaca franchise.

History[edit]

In the team's search for a new venue, the owners of the Tecamachalco franchise received support from the Oaxacan state government. They also received support from a group of businessmen led by Carlos Ojeda of Laredo, who wanted to bring professional football back to the state of Oaxaca.

On December 10, 2012, the president of the Liga MX, Ascenso MX, and Decio de María made the official announcement at the state capital building of the start of a new football club.[2][3] The name of the club was changed to "Alebrijes" following a vote by the public. The new name refers to the colorful folk sculptures made in the state.

On July 20, 2013, they played their first Ascenso MX game, drawing 2–2 with Atlético San Luis. On April 9, 2014, Alebrijes lost the Clausura 2014 Copa MX finals against Tigres UANL by 3–0 at the Estadio Universitario.

On December 2, 2017, Oaxaca defeated FC Juárez on penalties to win the Apertura 2017 Ascenso MX tournament.[4]

On May 28, 2019, Oaxaca had an administrative change, and the franchise belonging to Grupo Tecamachalco was paused for a year so that its owners could find a new city and remodel the administration of the club.[5] Meanwhile, the franchise belonging to Zacatepec Siglo XXI (on hiatus between 2017 and 2019) was transferred to Oaxaca to ensure the continuity of Alebrijes in Ascenso MX.[6]

Stadium[edit]

Alebrijes de Oaxaca play their home matches at the Estadio Tecnológico de Oaxaca in Oaxaca City, Oaxaca. The stadium capacity is 14,950 people. Its surface is covered by natural grass.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Mexico Alejandro Pérez Macías
Assistant managers Mexico Héctor Gutiérrez
Mexico Edson Alvarado
Goalkeeper coach Mexico Miguel Segovia
Fitness coach Uruguay Milton Silvera
Physiotherapists Mexico Martín Huerta
Mexico Juan Cortés
Team doctor Mexico Julio Huerta
Mexico Manuel Luis

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 22 January 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
10 Mexico MF Arturo Alvarado
15 United States FW Alonso Hernández
16 Mexico DF Manuel Marroquín
17 Mexico MF Daniel Cisneros
21 Mexico DF Mario Orozco
22 Mexico DF Gerson Huerta
26 Mexico MF César Aguirre (on loan from Necaxa)
27 Mexico DF Daniel Rendón
28 Mexico FW Alberto González
29 Mexico DF Henox Roque
33 Mexico MF Rodolfo Herrera
32 Mexico MF Jesús Miranda
33 Mexico MF Luis Ayala
34 Mexico MF Esteban Portillo
No. Position Player
35 Mexico MF Fernando Cabrera
36 United States DF John Estanislao
38 Mexico MF Alberto Ramos
40 Iraq DF Yohan Zetuna
Mexico GK Ángel Alonzo (on loan from Necaxa)
Mexico DF Edwin Heredia (on loan from Necaxa)
Mexico DF Víctor Reyes (on loan from Necaxa)
Mexico MF Jair Cortés (on loan from Necaxa)
Colombia MF Carlos Fonseca (on loan from Necaxa)
Mexico MF Emmanuel Quezada (on loan from Necaxa)
Mexico MF José Plascencia (on loan from Necaxa)
Mexico MF Ricardo Monreal (on loan from Necaxa)
Mexico FW Jesús Ochoa (on loan from Necaxa)

Out on loan[edit]

No. Position Player
Iraq FW Yousuf Zetuna (at La Piedad)

Reserve teams[edit]

Alebrijes de Oaxaca (Liga TDP)
Reserve team that plays in the Liga TDP, the fifth level of the Mexican league system.

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

Winners (2): Apertura 2017, Apertura 2019
Runners-Up (1): Clausura 2014

Goal Scoring Champions

Year Player Goals Tournament
Apertura 2013 Spain Gustavo Adrían Ramírez 11 Ascenso MX
Apertura 2017 Spain Luis Madrigal 12 Ascenso MX

Notable players[edit]