Atlético San Luis
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|Full name||Club Atlético de San Luis|
|Nickname(s)||'Los Tuneros (The Prickly Pears) |
Los Potosinos (The Potosinos)
|Founded||28 May 2013|
|Ground||Estadio Alfonso Lastras|
San Luis Potosí City, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
|Owner||Atlético de Madrid del Potosí S.A. de C.V.|
The team originally played in the city of Veracruz, Mexico and was called Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz. On May 28, 2013 it was announced the team Tiburones was relocating to the city of San Luis Potosí and was renamed Atlético San Luis, replacing San Luis Potosí's Liga MX team San Luis FC after its relocation.
Atlético San Luis was born from the San Luis F.C. moved to Chiapas to become Chiapas F.C., with this football disappear from San Luis Potosí. However, 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 in turn moved to the city of San Luis Potosí. This sale was achieved thanks to C.F. La Piedad, newly promoted team, change of venue to the city of Veracruz.
Albeit the identity confusion, Atlético is essentially a resurrection of San Luis Fútbol Club geographically and aesthetically speaking. This reflects clearly for example as the new shield that keeps the traditional blue and gold colors of the State of San Luis Potosí and San Luis football, although in darker hues.
The Apertura 2013 was his first tournament in the Ascenso MX, in which they gained access to their first league finishing the regular season in 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 for a total of 4-0.
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.
Atlético Madrid alliance
On March 16, 2017 Atlético Madrid announced a 50% ownership of the club along with the state of San Luis and other minority owners. The goal is for Atletico Madrid to carry on their philosophy to San Luis. The club is 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.
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. Its owned by Jacobo Payán Latuff, and its surface is covered by natural grass. The stadium was opened in May 1999.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Miguel Fuentes (2013–14)
- Flavio Davino (2014)
- Raúl Arias (2015)
- Carlos Bustos (2016)
- Salvador Luis Reyes (2017)
- José Francisco Molina (2017–2018)
- Alfonso Sosa (2018–)
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- "San Luis volverá a Primera; Jaguares emigraría".
- "San Luis se quedará un año sin futbol".
- "Chava Reyes contempla jugadores del Atleti para San Luis".
- Official Site (in Spanish)