Indios de Ciudad Juárez

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This article is about the association football (soccer) team. For the baseball team, see Indios de Ciudad Juárez (minor league).
Full name Club de Fútbol Indios de la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
Nickname(s) Los Indios (The Indians)
La Tribu (The Tribe)
Founded 11 May 2012; 4 years ago (2012-05-11)
Ground Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez,
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ground Capacity 19,765
Owner UACJ
Chairman Ricardo Duarte Jaquez
Manager Marcelino Bernal
League Segunda División

Club de Fútbol Indios de la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez commonly referred as Indios de la UACJ or simply Indios was a Mexican football club. Founded in 2005 when CF Pachuca moved its Pachuca Juniors to Ciudad Juárez, it was promoted to the Primera División de México after the 2007–2008 season, with Pachuca divesting its shares upon promotion.[1] However, the team was relegated back to the Liga de Ascenso following the 2010 Clausura.


Indios when they were champions of Apertura 2007
Indios when they promoted to First Division
Old logo 2005–10

During its time in Mexico's second-tier football league, the Primera División A Indios enjoyed much success.

In Clausura 2006, Indios played in the league final and lost to Querétaro F.C. on penalty kicks, narrowly missing promotion.

In Apertura 2006, Indios led a part of the competition with Jair García as the second-best scorer in the league. However, Indios lost in the quarterfinals. Puebla would go on to beat Petroleros de Salamanca for the title and later would win promotion to the first division with a victory over Dorados.

On December 12, 2007, the first leg of the Apertura 2007 final took place in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, where Indios defeated Dorados, 3–0. The second leg took place December 15, 2007, in Culiacán, Sinaloa, where Indios defeated Dorados 4-0. This game made Indios league champions for the first time and clinched a spot in the promotion series. León took the Clausura 2008 title, setting up a two-legged "Final de Ascenso" to decide promotion. Indios won the first leg, 1–0, at home on May 22 and earned a 2–2 draw at León on May 25, giving them a 3–2 aggregate victory and promotion to the first division.

The club's first season in the first division began with the Apertura 2008 tournament.

Primera División[edit]

Indios de Ciudad Juárez started the Apertura 2008 poorly, losing their first four matches. After manager Sergio Orduna was fired, Hector Eugui took over as manager and tied his first game with Toluca.

Due to Mexico's unique system of relegation, Indios were on the brink of being relegated during the Clausura 2009 tournament despite having a winning season and qualifying as 7th place for the playoffs. In the playoffs, Indios stunned[citation needed] 2nd-seeded, defending champion Toluca, 1–0 on aggregate before falling to top-seeded Pachuca by a 4–3 count.

In the Apertura 2009 tournament, Indios failed to win a single match, managing just six draws in seventeen matches while being outscored 26–7. Indios improved in the Torneo Bicentenario, but their four victories left them far short of safety. On April 25, 2010, Indios said goodbye to the Mexican 1st division with a 2-0 victory win at home over Pumas UNAM.

Return to Liga de Ascenso and Disappearance[edit]

During the opening half of the 2010–11 Liga de Ascenso season, Juárez finished second to Club Tijuana during the classification phase. However, they were upset by Albinegros de Orizaba in the playoffs. In the Clausura season, they finished tenth and outside of playoff contention. Indios finished 13th and eight points out of the playoffs during their final season.

At the end of the 2011 season, the club had many financial problems. Femexfut announced in December 2011 that the club was being disbanded.

Reappearance as Indios UACJ[edit]

After the disaffiliation of Club Indios de Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Juárez was left without a professional soccer team. After failed attempts to maintain a team of professional soccer for this border was the UACJ, which assumed that leadership, joining other universities that have teams football professional.

Therefore, in May 2012, Francisco Javier Sánchez Carlos, rector of the UACJ, announced the integrated to the Segunda División de México of Mexican Soccer as Club de Fútbol Indios de la UACJ. Their official match was on August 18 with a 1–3 loss to Coras de Tepic correspond to Group 1 Liga Premier, which currently plays.

On May 10, 2014, Indios UACJ won the Liguilla de Copa Clausura 2014 for the first time and also making history. Indios UACJ defeated Irapuato in Final Clausura 2014 in penalty kicks with a big save from the goalkeeper, gets this important fact for the Juarez institution.

Their major rival is Dorados de la UACH, which the classic called "El Clásico del Norte".


Current 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 Jairo Cabrera
2 Mexico DF Aaron Chávez
4 Mexico MF Ernesto Piña
6 Mexico MF Christian Villa
7 Mexico MF Edgar Hermosillo
9 Mexico FW José Torres
10 Mexico MF Omar Ledesma
11 Mexico FW Mario Nieblas
12 Mexico DF José Jacovo
13 Mexico DF Alan Oteo
14 Mexico FW Cristian Zamora
15 Mexico DF Diego González
No. Position Player
19 Mexico DF Cristian De Santiago
20 Mexico MF José Martínez
21 Mexico MF Juan Valenzuela
22 Mexico DF Arturo Ochoa
24 Mexico DF Luis Saldaña
27 Mexico GK Iván Muñoz
28 Mexico GK Andrés Delgadillo
30 Mexico DF Alfredo Durán
31 Mexico MF Juan López
33 Mexico MF Luis González
35 Mexico FW Víctor Vargas
37 Mexico DF Alberto Martínez


Indios UACJ played their home matches at the Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. The stadium capacity is 23,500 people. Its owned by Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, and its surface is covered by natural grass. The stadium was opened in October 1980 with a match between Mexico national football team and Atlético Español.


Indios de Ciudad Juarez[edit]

Name From To
Mexico Alfonso Sosa 2004 2006
Mexico Sergio Orduña 2006 2008
Uruguay Héctor Hugo Eugui 2008 2009
Mexico José Treviño 2009 2010
Uruguay César Vega 2011 2012

Indios UACJ[edit]

Name From To
Mexico Gustavo Sierra 2012

Competitive record[edit]

Torneo Tier Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF[note 1] GA[note 2]
Apertura 2005 Primera A 6th/1st Round 19 10 2 7 29 26
Clausura 2006 Primera A 9th/Runner-Up 19 8 6 5 29 16
Apertura 2006 Primera A 5th/Quarterfinals 17 9 2 6 30 21
Clausura 2007 Primera A 12th 17 6 5 6 25 21
Apertura 2007 Primera A 6th/Champions 17 9 3 5 26 22
Clausura 2008 Primera A 9th/Promoted 17 6 8 3 27 14
Apertura 2008 Primera Division 14th 17 5 4 8 18 26
Clausura 2009 Primera Division 7th/Semifinals 17 5 8 4 21 22
Apertura 2009 Primera Division 18th 17 0 6 11 7 26
Bicentenario 2010 Primera Division 17th/Relegated 17 4 3 10 10 29
Apertura 2010 Liga de Ascenso 2nd/Quarterfinals 17 8 5 4 32 27
Clausura 2011 Liga de Ascenso 10th 16 6 2 8 14 20
Apertura 2011 Liga de Ascenso 13th 15 4 2 9 20 24
Clausura 2012 Disbanded as Indios de Ciudad Juarez (Financial Problems)
Apertura 2012 Rebanded as Indios UACJ
Apertura 2012 Liga Premier 23rd 15 2 6 7 13 23
Clausura 2013 Liga Premier 16th 15 5 4 6 17 15
Apertura 2013 Liga Premier 16th 15 6 3 6 21 19
Clausura 2014 Liga Premier 12th/Champions (Copa) 15 6 3 6 22 24
Totals 2 Titles 7/17 282 99 72 111 361 375

Overall statistics[edit]

General statistics[edit]

  • All–time top scorer: Julio Daniel Frías 30 goals (23 in Primera "A" / 7 in Primera División)
  • Most Appearances: Edwin Santibáñez with 150 matches (114 in Primera "A" / 36 in Primera División)
  • Most Minutes Played: Edwin Santibáñez with 12,416 minutes (9, 385 in Primera "A" / 3031 in Primera División)
  • Most number of yellow cards: Edwin Santibáñez 39 (32 in Primera "A" / 7 in Primera División)
  • Most number of red cards: Ricardo Esqueda 4 (3 in Primera "A" / 1 in Primera División), Julio Brian Gutierrez (4)
  • Most Games Played as a Captain: Edwin Santibáñez with 89 matches (55 in Primera "A" / 34 in Primera División)
  • Primera "A": 2005-08 (Regular season / Repechaje / Liguilla / Juego de Ascenso)
  • Primera División: 2008-09 (Regular season / Liguilla)

Milestone goals[edit]

Goal number Date Player Opponent Score Final result
1 6 August 2005 Edwin Santibáñez Deportivo Irapuato 0–1 2–1
100 26 November 2006 Darío Gigena Monarcas Morelia B 0–2 0–2
200 27 August 2008 Mauricio Romero (OG) Monarcas Morelia 0–1 0–1

Club Honors[edit]

Apertura 2007 (as Indios de Ciudad Juarez)
Clausura 2014 (as Indios UACJ)

See also[edit]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Goals for / scored
  2. ^ Goals against / conceded