Deportivo Neza

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Coyotes Neza
Coyotes Neza AC.gif
Full name Club Deportivo Coyotes Neza, A.C.
Nickname(s) Coyotes
Founded 1978[1]
Ground Metropolitano / Estadio Neza 86
Ciudad Neza, Estado de México
Ground Capacity 6,000 / 28,000
Manager Miguel Ángel Limón
League Tercera División de México

Deportivo Neza also known as Coyotes is a Mexican football team. The club was founded in 1978 when the city of Ciudad Neza bought the Club de Fútbol Laguna franchise. The club has played in various leagues in Mexico. The club played from 1978 to 1982 in the first division before the club was sold and moved to Tamaulipas and renamed Correcaminos UAT. The club has recently made its comeback in the Tercera División de México where they play in group 4.

History[edit]

Deportivo Neza was founded in 1978[2] when the city of Ciudad Neza bought the Club de Fútbol Laguna franchisee. The owners decided to change the club's colors to yellow and black from their original green and white. The club originally played in the city of Texcoco, Mexico State, where they had their best tournaments.

The club played its first game on September 17, 1978 against América match which they won 1-0 played in the stadium 10 de Diciembre,the first goal was scored by Rito Sotelo in the 89' of the match.The club had a terrible first year finishing last with a record of 4-19-15 with 16 goals score and 35 goals allowed in 38 games with a total of 30 points.The club just managed to keep the category finishing a few points away from the relegated Veracruz.

In the 1979-80 season[3] the club had its first qualification tournament finishing second in its group 6th overall with a record of 12-20-6 with 53 goals scored and 38 goals allowed in 38 games finishing with 44 points. In the first round the club played a short tournament in group 2 with clubs Cruz Azul, Atlante F.C. and Jaibos Tampico Madero the club played 6 matches winning 2 ties 2 and losing 2 finished tied for 2nd with Atlante F.C. failing to advance to the final.

In the 1980-81 season[4] the club once again classified to the Championship Playoff after Finnish second once again in group 2 and 7 overall with a record of 13-15-10 scoring 42 goals and allowing 39 finish with 41 points.In the Championship Playoff series they were placed with C.D. Guadalajara, Atlético Español and Club Universidad Nacional.The club finished with 2 wins 2 draws and 2 losses for a total of 6 points 3 behind Club Universidad Nacional who would eventually take the title, failing once again to reach the final.

The club played its last tournament in the first division in the 1987-88 season[5] tournament.The club was placed in group 3 along with clubs Club América, Puebla F.C. and Deportivo Irapuato and Necaxa .The club finished 4th with a record of 12-11-15 scoring 46 goals and allowing 60 with a total of 35 points 3 behind Puebla F.C. who obtain the last playoff spot.At the end of the season with financial problems and lack of fan support the club was sold and transferred to Tamaulipas and remained Correcaminos UAT a local university.

In the 1990s the city try to bring back the club but fail in its attempt and so a new club was formed Toros Neza which played in the same stadium as Coyotes had played. Toros played in the Second division in 1993 and ended winning that championship earning a chance to play in the first division where they played from 1993-2002.Recently the club has made its return playing in the Tercera División de México trying to once again be part of the 18 clubs in first division.

Historic Badges[edit]

Historic Badges[edit]

Primera División de México Statistics[edit]

All statistics from the club's play in the Primera División de México from 1978-1989.

GP W D L G F GS Pts DIF
370 111 137 122 459 475 359 -16
  • GP - Games Played
  • W - WINS
  • E - Draws
  • P - Loss
  • GS - Goals Score
  • GA - Goals Allowed
  • Pts - Points
  • DIF - Difference

Past Kits[edit]

First kit evolution
1979
1980
1981
1982

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mexican Clubs" (in Spanish). Retrieved May 2003.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "MedioTiempo.com stats 1978-79" (in Spanish). Retrieved May 2009.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Mexico 1980/81 WWW.RSSSF.COM". Retrieved March 2004.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Mexico 1979/80 WWW.RSSSF.COM". Retrieved March 2004.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "Mexico 1987/88 WWW.RSSSF.COM". Archived from the original on 2004-04-13. Retrieved March 2004.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)