Atlético San Luis

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Atlético San Luis
Atlético San Luis Logo.svg
Full nameClub Atlético de San Luis[1]
Nickname(s)'Los Tuneros (The Prickly Pears)
Los Potosinos (The Potosinos)
Los Auriazules (The gold and blue ones)
Founded28 May 2013; 6 years ago (2013-05-28)
GroundEstadio Alfonso Lastras
San Luis Potosí City, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
OwnerAtlético de Madrid del Potosí S.A. de C.V.[2]
ChairmanAlberto Marrero
ManagerAlfonso Sosa
LeagueLiga MX
Apertura 20185th (Champion)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club Atlético de San Luis, commonly known as Atlético San Luis, is a Mexican professional football club based in San Luis Potosí, replacing San Luis Potosí's Liga MX team San Luis FC after its relocation. San Luis was promoted to Liga MX on 2019 and will participate in that category from the 2019-20 season.


After the Clausura 2013 season, San Luis F.C., San Luis Potosí's first division franchise, relocated to Tuxtla Gutiérrez and became Chiapas F.C., leaving the city without a first division team. Jacobo Payán, owner of Estadio Alfonso Lastras and one of the largest employers of this state, acquired Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz from Ascenso MX and relocated it to the city. This sale happened after La Piedad, who recently won promotion, relocated to Veracruz.

Albeit the identity confusion, Atlético is essentially a resurrection of San Luis Fútbol Club geographically and aesthetically speaking. This is clearly reflected in the new shield that keeps the traditional blue and gold colors of the State of San Luis Potosí, although in darker hues.

The Apertura 2013 was their first tournament in the Ascenso MX, in which they gained access to their first league play, finishing seventh place in the overall standings, later to be eliminated by Club Necaxa in the quarterfinals. The first leg was held at the Estadio Alfonso Lastras Ramírez with a score of 2–0 in favor of Necaxa set, and back at the Victoria Stadium (Aguascalientes) with a score of 2–0 in favor of Necaxa, and so Atletico San Luis was eliminated 4–0 on aggregate.


The Jaguares de Chiapas franchise nearly moved back to San Luis Potosí in time for the 2016–17 Liga MX season however the deal fell through causing San Luis to be unable to register for the Ascenso nor the top tier league. The 2016–17 season ended up being a season without football for the city of San Luis Potosí.[3][4]

Atlético Madrid alliance[edit]

On March 16, 2017 Atlético Madrid announced a 50% ownership of the club along with the state of San Luis and other minority owners.[2] The goal was for Atlético Madrid to carry their club philosophy to San Luis. The club was expected to compete in the Ascenso MX for the 2017–18 season. Manager Salvador Reyes Jr. intends on relying on prospects from Atletico Madrid's academy to supplement his roster for the 2017–2018 campaign.[5]

Promotion to Liga MX[edit]

On May 5, 2019 Atlético San Luis beat rivals Dorados de Sinaloa for the second consecutive time in a tournament final, thus promoting them to the first division of Mexican football.


Atlético San Luis play their home matches at the Estadio Alfonso Lastras in San Luis Potosí City, San Luis Potosí. The stadium capacity is 25,111 people. It is owned by Jacobo Payán Latuff, and its surface is covered by natural grass. The stadium was opened in May 1999.



First-team squad[edit]

As of 19 July 2019

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 Carlos Felipe Rodríguez
2 Mexico MF Juan David Castro
3 Mexico DF Juan Antonio Portales (on loan from Monterrey)
4 Argentina DF Matías Catalán
5 Spain DF Mario
6 Mexico DF Noé Maya
7 Argentina FW Germán Berterame
8 Mexico MF Fernando Madrigal (on loan from Zacatecas)
9 Argentina FW Nicolás Ibáñez (on loan from Atlético Madrid)
10 Argentina MF Ricardo Centurión (on loan from Racing Club)
12 Mexico MF Raúl Miranda
13 Argentina GK Axel Werner (on loan from Atlético Madrid)
14 Mexico MF Carlos Gutiérrez (on loan from UNAM)
15 Mexico MF Jorge Sánchez (on loan from Necaxa)
16 Mexico DF Luis Reyes (on loan from América)
17 Paraguay MF Diego Valdez
No. Position Player
18 Uruguay DF Camilo Mayada
19 Mexico FW Diego Pineda (on loan from América)
20 Spain DF Unai Bilbao
21 Spain DF Cadete
22 Spain FW Ian
23 Mexico GK Roberto Salcedo (on loan from Necaxa)
25 Argentina DF Joaquín Laso
27 Mexico MF Óscar Macías (on loan from Guadalajara)
28 Mexico DF Dionicio Escalante
29 Mexico FW Diego Hernández (on loan from Guadalajara)
32 Argentina FW Óscar Benítez (on loan from Benfica)
33 Mexico DF Mario de Luna (on loan from Guadalajara)
34 Mexico GK Édgar Fierro
Spain DF Borja González
Mexico MF Shayr Mohamed

Out on loan[edit]

No. Position Player
Mexico DF Luis Gerardo Ramírez (at Tepatitlán)



  1. ^ MX, LIGA MX / ASCENSO. "ASCENSO MX – Página Oficial de la Liga del Fútbol Profesional en México .: Bienvenido".
  2. ^ a b "Club Atlético de Madrid – Acuerdo con la franquicia del Atlético San Luis". Club Atlético de Madrid.
  3. ^ "San Luis volverá a Primera; Jaguares emigraría".
  4. ^ "San Luis se quedará un año sin futbol".
  5. ^ "Chava Reyes contempla jugadores del Atleti para San Luis".

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