Irapuato F.C.

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Full name Irapuato Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) La Trinca(The Lashers)
Los Freseros(The Strawberries)
Founded 15 February 1911; 106 years ago (1911-02-15)
Ground Estadio Sergio León Chávez
Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Ground Capacity 25,000
Owner Desarrolladora de Fútbol México ALC S.A. de C.V.
Chairman Sergio León Aranda
Manager Luis Padilla
League Liga Premier - Serie A
Apertura 2017 Preseason

Irapuato Fútbol Club is a professional football club, based in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. They are currently playing in the Serie A in the Liga Premier.

Irapuato has mostly played in the Promotion League of Mexico (formerly Primera División A or Ascenso MX. From 2000 to 2004, the team briefly rose to prominence in the Liga MX reaching the playoffs. Historically, Irapuato has spent over 26 years in the Primera División, never quite excelling to challenge for the title.

The team was relegated from the Primera División in 2004 but not because of their on-field performance, but because of financial irregularities. In 2013, the team then took a turn for the worse being relegated to Liga Premier, the Third Division of Mexico for a year.

The team finally returned to Ascenso MX in May 2014 when Ballenas Galeana, decided to move to Irapuato, and also change their name to Club Irapuato, once again giving Irapuato a football team.


Club Deportivo Internacional de Irapuato in 1921

The club dates back to 1910 in the city of Irapuato where a club was founded under the name Club Mutualista Irapuatense by Pedro Garnu and by Diego Mosqueda who was an important person in the sports development in the city, and would later go on to establish the clubs rival Club León in the 1920s. In its first years many clubs were formed in order to create a futbol league in Guanajuato Deportivo Irapuato, Internacional, Club Marte, ISCO and Club León inaugurated the league in 1925.

The first tournament was won by Club Marte because the tournament was not finished due to problems between Irapuato and ISCO. In 1928 the club reached the final and played it against Deportivo Internacional; the club's squad was made up by Kurt Lenk as keeper Antonio Aguilar and José Núñez playing defender Julián Ramírez, Francisco Belman and Salvador Silva in the mid field and Antonio "El Gato" Baltazar, Crisoforo Juárez, Secundino Alvarado, Teofilo and Juan Aguilera playing as forwards. The club managed to come out with a 1–0 victory, winning its first league title. This club wore a white shirt with black shorts and socks.

The club that plays today under the name Club Deportivo Irapuato was founded in 1948 where it had trouble staying in the league. in the late 1940s there were various clubs that represented the city of Irapuato and it was until 1948 when they decide to merge in order to become more competitive and so they did and join the Second division in 1949. The men in charge of the merge were Oscar Bonfiglio and Jesús Vaca Gaona both had participated in the 1928 Olympic games in Amsterdam. The club would once again change its name this time to Club Deportivo Irapuato A.C which many people believe to be the date when the club was established.

México Primera División[edit]

Irapuato's first game in the México Primera División Against Puebla FC in 1954.

The club was one of the first clubs to inaugurate the Segunda División de México in the 1949–50 tournament where after 3 seasons the club managed to win its first promotion. The club made its Primera División debut in the league on 22 August 1954 against Zacatepec who they beat 4–5. In the second round the club played at home in the Estadio Revolución stadium against Puebla FC who they also defeated 4-0. The club also revived its rivalry which had stopped in the late 1930s against Club Leon, that game ended in a 1–1 draw. The club's best tournament was the 1963–64 Mexican Primera División season where the club finished 4th with 32 points; Guadalajara finished with 33 points.


In the 1971-72 season the club found itself playing in group 2 with clubs Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puebla, Atlante, Pachuca, Pumas, Toluca and Torreón. At the end of the tournament the club finished last and had to play a relegation series against the other last place teams. The series was played against Torreón, Atlético Español, and Veracruz. the first match was played against Veracruz who defeated them 3–1 the first leg, the second leg ended in a 0-0 draw. The last game was played against Torreón in the Estadio Jalisco where Irapuato lost 1–0 and were relegated for the first time in 18 years to the second division .

Second Division[edit]

Back in the Segunda División the club became a top club reaching the final in its first year back against Petroleros de Ciudad Madero. The first game was played in Irapuato which they won 1–0. It seemed the club would clinch its promotion having the second match at home but surprisingly Ciudad Madero came out with a 2–0 victory and so earning its promotion.

In the 1974-75 season the club had its second opportunity when they once again reached the final this time playing against Tecos. The club would lose that final match 1–0. It took place in the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

The club would get a third opportunity to earn a promotion in 1978; this time against Zacatepec. This time a series was played. The first match ended in a 1–0 victory for Zacatepec. The second match ended in a 4–1 victory for Zacatepec and so the club would lost its third Promotion series in 6 years.

Second promotion[edit]

In the 1980s the club had a streak of qualifying to the quarterfinals but not been able to reach the final. After four years the club finally managed to reach the final in the 1984-85 tournament under the management of Diego Malta Solano against Pachuca . The first match was played in Irapuato where they took a 2–1 advantage. in the return match Irapuato came out with a win and finally earn the promotion after 13 years. Notable players from that club were Anselmo Romero, Rafael Lira, Jesús Montes, Eugenio Constantino and Teodoro Orozco.

Second relegation[edit]

In the 1990-91 season Irapuato got relegated to the second division for the second time. in 1994 Irapuato joined the newly formed Primera Division A and got the opportunity to return to the Primera División.

1999–00 Promotion[edit]

in the Invierno 99 season Irapuato faced Zacatepec in the Final, they beat them 3-1 in the first leg with goals from Cristián Ariel Morales, and Martín Rodríguez in the second leg things got complicated when Zacatepec tied the game but Morales and Rodriguez scored and they took the championship with an overall score of 5–3.

In the Verano 00 season the champion Irapuato made it to the Final again this time facing Cruz Azul Hidalgo if Irapuato would win they would be promoted to the Primera División, the first leg was played in Hidalgo and the score was 2–2 Martín Rodríguez and Jesús Gutiérrez scored the two goals for Irapuato. The second leg and Promotional Final was played in The Sergio León Chávez on 10 June 2000. The final score was 2–2 Cristián Morales and Martín Rodríguez scored for Irapuato, Alejandro Corona and James Owusu-Ansah scored for Cruz Azul Hidalgo. In extra time no one scored so they went to penalties, Cruz Azul Hidalgo's Pedro Resendiz, Josef Nemec, scored the penalties but Erik Marín, and Mario Ramírez missed. However Irapuato's Martín Rodríguez, Cristián Morales, Víctor Saavedra and Héctor Gómez scored the penalties the final score was 4–2 in penalties. Irapuato would return to the Primera División almost a decade after being relegated in 1991.

First disappearance[edit]

Suddenly on 26 December 2001 Grupo Pegaso announces Irapuato was sold to Veracruz for its spot in the Primera División and Irapuato was left without a team for the Verano 2002 season. And in the Invierno 2002 season or Apertura 2002 as it was now called, Querétaro a Second Division team moved to Irapuato under the name Real Irapuato. In their first season they made it to the final versus C.F. La Piedad and eventually win the Apertura 2002 championship in penalties.

First Reappearance[edit]

For the Apertura 2002, Querétaro F.C. from the Primera Division A transferred to Irapuato when La Piedad dissolved in the Primera Division.

2002–03 Promotion[edit]

In the 2003 season Irapuato makes it to the 2002-03 promotional final against Clausura 2003 champions and arch rivals Club Leon. The first leg was played on 18 June 2003 Irapuato won the Clasico del Bajio and the first game in Leon's home 2–1 with a goal from Ariel González and an own goal from Gorsd, the second leg was played in Irapuato and in the last moments of the game Josias Ferreira scores a goal ending the game 1–0 and returning Irapuato to the Primera División.

Second disappearance[edit]

After Clausura 2004, Irapuato with 6 wins, 8 ties and 5 losses with a total of 26 points. They announced the club was relocated to Colima. But the federation reduced the league from 20 to 18 teams, Irapuato join Querétaro to dissolved their teams.

Second reappearance and third relegation[edit]

Irapuato was the city without a soccer team for 1 year, but Mérida F.C. from the Segunda Division transferred to Irapuato for the Apertura 2005. After Clausura 2006 was playing for survival to stay in the league, but they relegated to Tercera Division after losing in a playoff against Delfines de Coatzacoalcos.

Return to Liga de Ascenso[edit]

  • Apertura 2008: Promoted from Segunda Division from Pachuca Juniors and renamed "Club Irapuato Por Siempre". They made all the way to the Final but lost to Querétaro on the road after tied 0–0 at their home turf.
  • Clausura 2009: Bad Torneo, with 20 points (17th overall and 4th in Group 2).
  • Apertura 2009: Changed format to one full standings from 3 groups from the federation and reduced the teams to 17. Clinched Homefield and 1st round bye with a first-place finish of a total of 32 points. They made all the way to the Final for the 2nd Time in 3 Torneos but lost to Necaxa in extra time at home after losses 1–0 on the road in the first leg.
  • Bicentenario 2010: They maintain their roster but finished 11th with 20 points.
  • Apertura 2010: Increased the teams to 18. They brought Cuauhtémoc Blanco to Irapauto for 1.5 seasons. They made all the way to the Final for the 3rd Time in 5 Torneos but lost to Veracruz (the top seed in the playoffs) in full-time on the road after tied 1–1 at their home turf in the first leg with their 26 points and finished in the top 4.

Clausura 2011 Champions[edit]

In the Clausura 2011 Season, Irapuato Was crowned Champion by defeating Tijuana in the final with a score of 2–1. The First Leg was played in Tijuana and it ended in a 1-1 draw goals were scored by Luis Alberto Valdez at 8' for Irapuato, and Alejandro Molina at 60' for Tijuana. The Second Leg was Played in Irapuato and ended in a 1-0 win for Irapuato Crowning them as Champions of the 2011 Clausura, the Goal was scored by José Cruz Gutiérrez in the 85' minute of the game.



2011 Promotional Final[edit]

1st Leg[edit]

After being crowned Champions of the Clausura 2011 season. Irapuato faced Tijuana the Apertura 2010 Champions again, for a spot in the Primera División. The First leg of the Promotional final was played at Irapuato on Wednesday May 18, 2011 4 days after winning the championship at home. Irapuato Were highly motivated to return to the Primera División after 7 years of absence, Tijuana on the other hand had never had Primera División experience. The 1st leg of the final was tied in a scoreless tie between the two teams.

18 May 2011
20:00 UTC−5
Irapuato 0–0 Tijuana
Estadio Sergio León Chávez
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
GK 1 Mexico Adrián Martínez
LB 13 Mexico Gandhi Vega YC 67'
CB 16 Mexico Arturo Alvarado
CB 6 Mexico Francisco Razo
RB 2 Mexico Margarito González
LM 45 Mexico José Cruz Gutiérrez Substituted off 75'
CM 27 Mexico Gerardo Gómez YC 63' Substituted off 73'
CM 8 Mexico Jorge Manrique YC 73'
RM 21 Mexico José Luis López Substituted off 64'
CF 11 Argentina Ariel González (c)
CF 10 Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco YC 87'
RM 28 Mexico Luis Alberto Valdés Substituted in 64'
CM 23 Mexico Javier Saavedra Substituted in 73'
LM 18 Argentina Esteban Alberto González Substituted in 75'
Mexico Ignacio Rodríguez
GK 25 Mexico Leonín Pineda
RB 2 Mexico Richard Ruíz
CB 3 Argentina Javier Gandolfi (c)
CB 5 Mexico Joshua Abrego YC 86'
CB 4 Mexico Miguel Almazán
LB 13 Mexico Alejandro Molina Substituted off 67'
RW 28 Mexico Fernando Massiel Santana
CM 16 Mexico Gerardo Galindo YC 61'
CM 10 Mexico Raúl Enríquez Substituted off 85'
LW 22 Mexico Juan Carlos Núñez
CF 11 Mexico Luis Orozco Substituted off 74'
CB 24 Argentina Javier Yacuzzi Substituted in 67'
CF 9 Argentina Mauro Gerk Substituted in 74'
CF 29 Mexico Armando Pulido Substituted in 85'
Mexico Joaquín del Olmo

2nd Leg[edit]

3 days after the first match in Irapuato, the second leg of the Promotional final was played in Tijuana's Estadio Caliente stadium. Tijuana made several changes to their starting 11 players, replacing defender Miguel Almazán with a forward, and changing their formation from a 5-4-1 formation to a more attacking 4-2-2 formation. Irapuato made drastic changes as well, They changed to a 5-3-2 formation fortifying their defense with 5 players. During the Match Tijuana had various chances for goal and the first goal came from young prospect Joe Corona scoring a header in the first half. 3 minutes later Mauro Gerk scored. 5 minute after the second goal Irapuato scored after Alejandro Molina from Tijuana accidentally pushed the ball into the net from a free kick done by José Cruz Gutiérrez. The game ended in a 2-1 win for Tijuana. Tijuana got promoted to the Primera División while Irapuato remained in the Second Division.

21 May 2011
15:00 UTC−7
Tijuana 2–1 Irapuato
Joe Corona Goal 29'
Mauro Gerk Goal 31'
Report Alejandro Molina (own goal) Goal 38'
Estadio Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico
Attendance: 33,333
Referee: Oscar Macias Romo (Mexico)
GK 25 Mexico Leonín Pineda
RB 2 Mexico Richard Ruíz
CB 3 Argentina Javier Gandolfi (c) Substituted off 64'
CB 13 Mexico Alejandro Molina Goal OG 38'
LB 5 Mexico Joshua Abrego
CM 16 Mexico Gerardo Galindo YC 50'
CM 17 Mexico Félix Ayala YC 4' Substituted off 71'
RW 15 United States Joe Corona Goal 29'
AM 10 Mexico Raúl Enríquez
LW 24 Argentina Javier Yacuzzi
CF 9 Argentina Mauro Néstor Gerk Goal 31' Substituted off 60'
CB 4 Mexico Miguel Almazán Substituted in 64'
CM 22 Mexico Juan Carlos Núñez Substituted in 72'
FW 11 Mexico Luis Orozco Substituted in 60'
Mexico Joaquín del Olmo
GK 1 Mexico Adrián Martínez
RB 16 Mexico Arturo Alvarado Substituted off 74'
CB 13 Mexico Gandhi Vega YC 65'
CB 44 Mexico Juan Carlos Arellano
CB 2 Mexico Margarito González
LB 27 Mexico Gerardo Gómez
CM 8 Mexico Jorge Manrique
RW 58 Mexico Efraín Cruz YC 23' Substituted off 33'
LF 11 Argentina Ariel González (c) Substituted off 55'
LW 45 Mexico José Cruz Gutiérrez
RF 28 Mexico Luis Alberto Valdés YC 47'
LB 19 Mexico Jonathan Miramontes Substituted in 74'
LW 21 Mexico José Luis López Substituted in 33'
RF 7 Mexico Alejandro Castillo Substituted in 5'
Mexico Ignacio Rodríguez

After Promotional Final[edit]

  • Apertura 2011: The league reduced the teams to 16. Cuauhtémoc Blanco didn't play some games due to injury, but they still finished in 5th place. However, they were eliminated in the Quarterfinals by their rivals Leon.
  • Clausura 2012: The league reduced the teams once again to 15 teams. Cuauhtémoc Blanco was released from the team due to injury issues and a bad season. They earned 14 points and finished in 12th place after they didn't win in their final 5 games.
  • Apertura 2012: They have their worst season, with 16 points. They finished in 12th place after they didn't win in their last 5 games. When the season was over, the federation was owed 3 million for Cuauhtémoc Blanco. On December 15, they had a 65% chance of being dissolved. The team was relocated to Morelos and renamed Zacatepec beginning next season.

Third Disappearance and Played in Segunda Division[edit]

After Clausura 2013, Irapuato finished in the bottom 5 of the standings and the team was moved to Zacatepec, Morelos and were rebranded to Zacatepec 1948. Union de Curtidores was rumored to be moving into the city of Irapuato to replace the dissolved franchise there, but the owner of Union decided to keep the team in Leon after getting approval to play their home games in Estadio Nou Camp. However, some time after a franchise from Querétaro FC was purchased to the team was revived in Segunda Division de Mexico playing in the Liga Premier for the Apertura 2013.

The franchise came to join the Copa de la Liga Premier de Ascenso Apertura 2013, where they reached the final against Cruz Azul Jasso and lost 1-0 on aggregate, so Irapuato was runner-up. At the end of the tournament the franchise returned to Querétaro, because of the restructuring that occurred in Grupo Delfines, which decided that the team that played in the Apertura 2013 at Estadio Sergio León Chávez as Irapuato, would return to their roots to play either at Estadio Corregidora or La Cañada.

Return to Ascenso MX and Third Reappearance[edit]

On 29 May 2014, Enrique Bonilla, Sports CEO of Ascenso MX unveiled the emergence of Irapuato, instead of Ballenas Galeana, who had to relocate because of their economic problems, same which were resolved by guanajuatenses entrepreneurs which in turn called for the team to move to their state. Furthermore, circulated a letter from the President of the Civil Association Club Irapuato, J. Concepcion Director and Enrique Enriquez Bonilla, secretary general of Ascenso MX, where the AC are declared owners of the brand name and badge Irapuato equipment. Ballenas Morelos was sold and moved to Irapuato and named Club Irapuato.

Fourth Disappearance and Returns to Liga Premier[edit]

On June 7, 2015, Irapuato was officially relocated from Irapauto to Los Mochis, Sinaloa and renamed to Murcielagos Los Mochis. They are now playing in the Segunda Division de Mexico after playing one season in the Ascenso MX.

Historic Badges[edit]


Estadio Sergio León Chávez
Estadio SLC Irapuato.jpg
Former names Estadio Irapuato (1969–1990)
Location Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

Irapuato FC play their home matches at Estadio Irapuato founded on 23 March 1969 under the name "Estadio Irapuato" renamed Estadio Sergio Leon Chavez in 1990. Irapuato played their first home matches at Estadio Revolucion. On 27 October 1968 the board of Irapuato invited the Spanish Olympic football team that competed at the 1968 Olympics to play a friendly match against Irapuato, the stadium recorded a large entry in that game the Spanish beat Irapuato.

The first goal was scored by the captain of Spain Juan Manuel Asensi and Marco Antonio Sanchez Moya of Irapuato tied the score. 23 March 1969 was the official opening. in 1970 the Mexico National Team played vs Irapuato at that time Mexico was being prepared for the 1970 FIFA World Cup, The Mexico national team came out victorious with a score of 4-1.

The stadium has hosted two international football tournaments, the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship and the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place[1]
1911–1948 Amateur League
1949–1954 2nd
1954–55 1st 10th
1955–56 1st 9th
1956–57 1st 5th
1957–58 1st 8th
1958–59 1st 7th
1959–60 1st 6th
1960–61 1st 12th
1961–62 1st 6th
1962–63 1st 11th
1963–64 1st 4th
1964–65 1st 15th
1965–66 1st 10th
1966–67 1st 9th
1967–68 1st 11th
1968–69 1st 14th
Season Division Place
1969–70 1st 14th
1970–71 1st 7th
1971–72 1st 9th
1972-73 2nd
1973-74 2nd
1974-75 2nd
1975-76 2nd
1976-77 2nd
1977-78 2nd
1978-79 2nd
1979-80 2nd
1980-81 2nd
1981-82 2nd
1982-83 2nd
1983-84 2nd
1984-85 2nd
1985–86 1st 7th
Season Division Place
1986–87 1st 16th
1987-88 1st 15th
1988–89 1st 17th
1989–90 1st 12th
1990–91 1st 20th
1991-92 2nd
1992-93 2nd
1993-94 2nd
1994-95 2nd 6th
Invierno 1996 2nd 2nd
Verano 1997 2nd
Invierno 1997 2nd
Verano 1998 2nd
Invierno 1998 2nd
Verano 1999 2nd
Invierno 1999 2nd
Verano 2000 2nd
Season Division Place
Invierno 2000 1st 9th
Verano 2001 1st 18th
Invierno 2001 1st 14th
Verano 2002 2nd
Apertura 2002 2nd
Clausura 2003 2nd
Apertura 2003 1st 15th
Clausura 2004 1st 9th
Apertura 2004 2nd
Clausura 2005 2nd
Apertura 2005 2nd
Clausura 2006 2nd
Apertura 2006 3rd
Clausura 2007 3rd
Apertura 2007 3rd
Clausura 2008 3rd
Apertura 2008 2nd 7th
Season Division Place
Clausura 2009 2nd 17th
Apertura 2009 2nd 1st
Clausura 2010 2nd 8th
Apertura 2010 2nd 6th
Clausura 2011 2nd 2nd
Apertura 2011 2nd 5th
Clausura 2012 2nd 10th
Apertura 2012 2nd 11th
Clausura 2013 2nd 15th
Apertura 2013 3rd 15th
Clausura 2014 3rd 6th
Apertura 2014 2nd 12th
Clausura 2015 2nd 10th
Apertura 2015 3rd G1

League Goal scoring Champions[edit]

Name Season Goals
Mexico Jaime Belmonte
Primera División de México 1961–62
Mexico Jaime Belmonte
Primera División de México 1963–64
Mexico Ángel Lemus
Primera División A Verano 97
Argentina Cristián Morales
Primera División A Invierno 98
Argentina Cristián Morales
Primera División A Invierno 99
Uruguay Martín Rodríguez Alba
Primera División de México Invierno 01
Argentina Ariel González
Liga de Ascenso Apertura 2009
Argentina Ariel González
Liga de Ascenso Bicentenario 2010


The nickname "Trinca Fresera", which means "Strawberry Lashers", originates from the year 1949, when the team got an invitation to Play teams such as La Piedad, Leon, and the Brazilian Team Vasco da Gama. The Games would Take Place in The Estadio de la Ciudad de Los Deportes now known as Estadio Azul in Mexico City. Vasco da Gama had a very good Offence, in that time it was known as "la trinca infernal" the term trinca, utilized in that time as a reference for 3, trinca infernal referenced Vasco da Gama's Offence which had 3 very agile, quick men. Don Agustín González Escopeta, Master of the Sport Commentary, Watched the Match between Irapuato and La Piedad, chronically the Leon vs Vasco match was on and He said: "si el Vasco da Gama es una trinca infernal, el Irapuato es la trinca fresera" ¡que bonito juegan!, which meant "If Vasco da Gama are the Infernal Lashers then Irapuato are the Strawberry Lashers ¡boy they play nice!" . It was then that don Agustín González Escopeta, Baptized Irapuato as la trinca fresera, To this date in any Stadium they enter the fans identify them as la trinca fresera del Irapuato.

Shirt Sponsors and Manufacturers[edit]

  • Championship jerseys*
Year Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
1999-00* Garcis Corona
2002-03* Garcis Pegaso/Bimbo
2003-04 Eescord Boing/Tres Hermanos Shoes/Rezza Editores
2004-05 Eescord Volkswagen
2005-06 Keuka C.Botanica Azteca
2006-07 Keuka Caja Libertad/Honda
2007-08 Keuka Caja Libertad/Corona
2008-09 Keuka Caja Libertad/Corona
2009-10 Keuka Caja Libertad/U Taisan/ALDE/Credicor Mexicano/Corona
2010 Concord Caja Libertad/U Taisan/ALDE/Credicor Mexicano/Corona
Clausura 2011* Concord Caja Libertad/U Taisan/ALDE/ETN/Adhler/Tele Cable/Corona
Apertura 2011-Clausura 2012 Concord Caja Libertad/ALDE/Don Billete/Corona/Tele Cable/Life and Fitness
Apertura 2012-Clausura 2014 Silver Sports Wear Caja Popular Mexicano/Coca-Cola/Corona/Cemento Monterrey/Nivada
Apertura 2014 Keuka Grupo Rotoplas/Corona/State of Guanajuato/Pollo Feliz/Jimsa Electrónica
Clausura 2015 Keuka Aeroméxico/Nivada/Corona/State of Guanajuato/Pollo Feliz/Jimsa Electrónica
2017–18 Keuka Comex/Corona/Casa Inn Hotels/Bachoco/Jimsa Electrónica/Electrolit/Leche Leon/California

Past Managers[edit]

Season Manager Notes
Apertura 2007 Argentina Eduardo Antonio Bacas
Clausura 2008 Mexico Martin Manjarrez Herrera Originally from Irapuato, Guanajuato
Apertura 2008-Clausura 2009 Mexico Ricardo Rayas Left midway through the Clausura 2009 season
Clausura 2009-Clausura 2010 Mexico Teodoro Orozco Orozco was the Assistant Manager of the team, but took charge of the Team when Rayas left.
Clausura 2010 Argentina Osvaldo Batocletti
Clausura 2010 Mexico Juan Alvarado Martin
Apertura 2010 Argentina Luis Américo Scatolaro
Apertura 2010 Mexico Carlos Turrubiates
Clausura 2011 Mexico Ignacio Rodriguez Lead the team to the 2011 promotional Final Against Club Tijuana
2011 Mexico Omar Arellano Nuño
2011-2012 Mexico Ricardo Rayas
2012 Mexico Teodoro Orozco
2012 Mexico Héctor Medrano
June 2014–15 Mexico Roberto Sandoval
2015 Mexico Jorge Manrique


Irapuato FC Official Supporter group are Los Hijos de la Mermelada which translates to The Children of the Jam in English


El Clásico del Bajio[edit]

Irapuato's most fierce rivalry according to the fans is against León, named after both of the teams region "Clásico del Bajio".

El Clásico[edit]

Irapuato Also have other Rivals Such As Celaya and Salamanca both teams in Guanajuato.


First-team squad[edit]

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 Nemer Lajud
2 United States DF Juan Monticelli
3 Mexico DF Luis Lozoya
4 Mexico DF Alexis Silva
5 Mexico DF Julio Alvarado
6 Mexico MF Julio Salas
7 Mexico FW Luis Razo
8 Chile MF Sergio Riffo
9 Mexico FW Gerardo Martínez
10 Mexico MF Jonathan Valdivia
11 Mexico MF Jorge Almaguer
12 Mexico MF Edgar Arriaga
13 Mexico MF Christopher Vázquez
No. Position Player
14 United States FW Ricardo Zacarías
15 Mexico DF José Luis Estrada
17 Mexico MF José Guzmán
18 Mexico DF Marco López
20 Mexico DF Gerardo Madrid
21 Mexico MF Jesús Frayre
23 Mexico MF Arturo Moreno
25 United States GK Pablo Villar
26 Mexico DF José Coutiño
27 Mexico MF Manuel Tejeda
29 Mexico FW José de la Tejera
34 Mexico DF Diego Ojeda
35 Colombia DF Duvier Díaz

Notable players[edit]

Club Honors[edit]


Champion : Invierno 1999, Verano 2000, Apertura 2002, Clausura 2011.
Runner-up (2): Apertura 2008, Apertura 2009
Champion : 2000, 2003
Champion : 1953–54, 1984–85
Runner-up (1): 1955-56
  • Copa Mexico Segunda División (2)
Champion : 1953, 1954


  • Canpeonato Liga Mayor del Centro (11)
Champion : 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954
  • Campeonato Estatal de Futbol (7)
Champion : 1919, 1924, 1925, 1931, 1933, 1936, 1938
  • Campeonato Federacion Nacional de Futbol (4)
Champion : 1931, 1936, 1938, 1942
  • Campeonato FMF para Asociaciones Afiliadas (3)
Champion : 1943, 1946, 1959
  • Liga Amateur de Guanajuato (1)
Champion : 1928


  • Copa de Oro de Occidente (4)
Champion : 1957, 1959.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 

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