Club Xelajú MC

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Full name Club Social y Deportivo
Xelajú Mario Camposeco
Nickname(s) Chivos (Goats)
Los Superchivos (The Super Goats)
Altenses (Highlanders)
Xela
Founded 1928
Ground Estadio Mario Camposeco,
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Ground Capacity 11,220
Chairman Francisco Santos
Manager Rafael Loredo
League Liga Nacional de Fútbol
Clausura 2014 3rd

Club Social y Deportivo Xelajú Mario Camposeco, commonly known as Xelajú MC or just Xela and nicknamed Superchivos is a Guatemalan football club competing in the Liga Nacional, the country's top footballing division. They are located in Quetzaltenango, Department of Quetzaltenango, and play their home matches in the Estadio Mario Camposeco. They are the most successful team (in terms of national titles won) not based in the capital city in the history of the league.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1928 as Germania; after ten years of existence, their name would be changed to ADIX (Asociación Deportiva Independiente de Xelajú), and during that time the uniform colors were established as red jersey and blue shorts,[1] a combination that remains to date. The team was renamed Xelajú Mario Camposeco in honor of local footballer Mario Camposeco who was the captain of the club in the 1940s, helped them win 10 consecutive Quetzaltenango department titles, and who was still an active player when he died in a plane crash in 1951.[2]

The Superchivos have been Guatemalan champions five times, first in 1961–62, again in 1980, a third time in 1995–96, a fourth time in the 2006–07 season, and a fifth in 2011–12. Xelajú has won the Copa Centenario once, in 1972–73. In the 2007 Clausura tournament, they eliminated five-time defending champion Municipal in semi-finals, to reach their first final since the inception of the Apertura/Clausura format. They faced Marquense, losing the first match 0–1 and winning the second match 4–1, for a global score of 4–2 which gave them their fourth championship. It was the first time since 1980 that two teams from outside of Guatemala City finished first and runner-up. The club currently has a kit deal with Atlanta-based Reto Sports. The sportswear company also sponsors the Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League and Santa Tecla of the Salvadorean First division. Past kit sponsors include Joma, Lotto, Vicnar, Puma, Do More , and the Guatemalan brand MR.

Titles[edit]

1962, 1980, 1996, 2007 Clausura, 2012 Clausura
1963, 1973, 2010

Current squad[edit]

as of July, 2014[3]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Guatemala DF Usiel Rivas
5 Guatemala MF Brailin de León
6 Guatemala DF Julio Estacuy
7 Guatemala FW Marconi Estrada
8 Guatemala MF José Gonón
9 Guatemala FW Luis Martínez
10 Uruguay FW Waldemar Acosta
11 Guatemala MF Kenwi Velásquez
12 Guatemala DF Alexander Cifuentes
14 Guatemala DF Gonzalo Miranda
15 Mexico MF César Morales
No. Position Player
18 Guatemala MF Rodrigo Batres
20 Guatemala FW Johan Racancoj
24 Guatemala MF Aslinn Rodas
25 Guatemala GK Esaú Estrada
28 Guatemala MF Yeyson Ramos
29 Guatemala GK José Carlos García
30 Guatemala MF Josué García Laparra
31 Mexico FW Ricardo Rocha
50 Guatemala DF Héctor Moreira
90 Guatemala FW Jorge Mario Ortíz
-- Colombia FW William Zapata

Notable former players[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History - Official website (Spanish)
  2. ^ (Spanish) Source: "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  3. ^ http://www.guatefutbol.com/liga-nacional/xelaju-mc/4818-los-chivos-van-por-su-sexta-luna

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