Alfred C. Crowle

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Alfred C. Crowle
Personal information
Full name Alfred Charles Crowle
Date of birth (1889-11-30)30 November 1889
Place of birth Mexico
Date of death 27 August 1979(1979-08-27) (aged 89)
Place of death Contra Costa, California
Teams managed
Years Team
1917–20 C.F. Pachuca
Club Necaxa
1935 Mexico

Alfred Charles Crowle (surname rhymes with as owl) was Technical Director to Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team). Born in Mexico, he was the son of tin miner Alfred Crowle (born in St. Blazey Gate, Cornwall) and Elizabeth Shaw.[1]

In 1935 he led Mexico to their first international competition trophy win, the football tournament at the Central American and Caribbean Games tournament.[2]

Cornish miners bringing football to Mexico[edit]

In 1900, the then President of Mexico, Gen. Porfirio Díaz, awarded mining concessions to British mining companies. Cornish miners working in the mines of Pachuca and Real Del Monte practised football as a pastime and later went on to form the Real del Monte Pachuca Athletic Club, historically considered the first organized team on Mexican soil, then came the Reformation Athletic Club, the British Club, and the Mexico Cricket Club, among others.[3]

The other main drivers of this sport were Mr. Percy Clifford and Mr. Robert J. Blackmoore who, together with Crowle, brought the rules of the game and the first regulated matches to Mexico. From 1917 to 1920, C. F. Pachuca was champion of the newly formed league, under Crowle.


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  2. ^ "Iban a fusilar al DT del TRI" (in Spanish). El Universal. 20 November 2011.
  3. ^ Futbol (translated from Spanish)