Chiapas F.C.

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Chiapas Jaguar.svg
Full name Chiapas Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Los Jaguares (The Jaguars)
Los Felinos (The Felines)
La Bestia (The Beast)
Founded 27 June 2002; 14 years ago (2002-06-27)
Ground Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna
Ground Capacity 29,001[1]
Owner Carlos López Chargoy
Manager Sergio Bueno
League Liga MX
Clausura 2016 18th
Website Club home page

Chiapas Fútbol Club, formerly known as Club de Fútbol Jaguares de Chiapas, is a football club based in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico, currently playing in the Liga MX. The team plays their home matches at the Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna. They are also known as Chiapas Jaguar.


Jaguares de Chiapas[edit]

The club in its Chiapas reincarnation was "founded" on 27 June 2002.[2] They played their first game on 3 August against Tigres de la UANL, losing 3–1, with Lucio Filomeno scoring the club's first ever goal. The club's first win came on 25 August, a 1–0 win over San Luis.[3] They finished the Apertura 2002, with a record of three wins, seven draws, and nine defeats. In the Clausura 2005 they finished with six wins, four draws, and seven defeats, and the head coach José Luis Trejo was sacked in the middle of the season. The club then named Antonio Mohamed as manager, but poor results meant another change with Fernando Quirarte taking over for the remainder of the season, bringing stability to the team and results improved.[4] They won the Chiapas Cup in 2004 and on 16 July 2005, they won the Chiapas Cup for a second time, by defeating Necaxa at the Victor Manuel Reyna Stadium. In February 2008 Sergio Almaguer was named manager of Chiapas.

In the Clausura 2006, under new coach Eduardo de la Torre, the club finished with the second best record over the regular season, and with it a place in the Play-offs, where they lost in the Quarter-finals to Guadalajara.[4]

On May 20, 2013, the club was sold to Grupo Delfines whose majority stake holder Amado Yañez is also owner of Querétaro FC Stating low attendance and lack of sponsorship, the new owner announced he would be moving the team to Querétaro to replace Querétaro FC recently relegated to the second division. The owner added the fans of Querétaro deserved a top division club in their city.[5][6]

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Chiapas F.C.[edit]

On May 20, 2013 it was announced Chiapas Liga MX team Jaguares de Chiapas was sold and relocated to Querétaro, Mexico.[7] On May 28, 2013 it was announced the team San Luis was relocating to the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez and was renamed Chiapas Fútbol Club, thus bringing back a first division team back to Chiapas.[8] The new Chiapas franchise took over the San Luis television contract with Televisa.


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 Argentina GK Federico Crivelli (on loan from Temperley)
2 Colombia DF Brayan Angulo
3 Mexico DF William Paredes
4 Mexico DF Luis Venegas
5 Uruguay DF Guillermo Rodríguez
6 Mexico MF Christian Bermúdez
7 Mexico FW Luis Ángel Mendoza (on loan from Santos Laguna)
8 Mexico MF Diego de la Torre
9 Mexico FW Enrique Esqueda (on loan from UANL)
10 Paraguay MF Jonathan Fabbro
11 Colombia MF Franco Arizala (on loan from Puebla)
12 Paraguay MF Luis Miño (on loan from Nacional)
13 Mexico GK Jorge Villalpando (on loan from Morelia)
14 Colombia MF Wilder Guisao (on loan from Toluca)
15 Brazil DF Bruno Pires
16 Mexico MF Hibert Ruíz (on loan from Morelia)
17 Mexico MF Alonso Escoboza (on loan from Tijuana)
No. Position Player
18 Mexico MF Dieter Villalpando (on loan from Pachuca)
19 Colombia MF Félix Micolta (on loan from Independiente Medellín)
20 Mexico DF Félix Araujo
21 Uruguay GK Leonardo Burián (on loan from Montevideo Wanderers)
22 Brazil MF Mateus Gonçalves (on loan from Pachuca)
23 Mexico GK Moisés Muñoz (on loan from América)
24 Paraguay DF Juan Patiño (on loan from Guaraní)
27 Mexico DF Julio Nava
28 Brazil MF Lucas Silva (on loan from Cruz Azul)
29 Brazil FW Derley (on loan from Benfica)
31 Argentina DF Franco Flores
30 Mexico FW Alejandro Durán
32 Paraguay MF Marcelo Estigarribia (on loan from Deportivo Maldonado)
33 Brazil DF Diego
34 Colombia DF Aquivaldo Mosquera (on loan from Deportivo Cali)
35 São Tomé and Príncipe FW Luís Leal (on loan from Cerro Porteño)

For recent transfers, see List of Mexican football transfers winter 2016-2017.

Out on loan[edit]

No. Position Player
Mexico GK Erick Gil (at Coras)
Mexico GK Gerson Marín (at Oaxaca)
Chile GK Mauricio Viana (at Sporting Cristal)
Mexico DF Ángelo Costanzo (at Tapachula)
Mexico DF Luis Hernández (at Tapachula)
Mexico DF Orlando Rincón (at BUAP)
Uruguay MF Fernando Arismendi (at Celaya)
Mexico MF Ricardo Cruz (at América)
Mexico MF Daniel Jiménez (at Tapachula)
Paraguay MF David Mendieta (at Sol de América)
No. Position Player
Mexico MF Raúl Ramírez (at Murciélagos)
Mexico MF Ignacio Torres (at Celaya)
Mexico MF César Villaluz (at Celaya)
Argentina FW Alexis Canelo (at Puebla)
Mexico FW Darío Carreño (at Sonora)
Chile FW Isaac Díaz (at Sol de América)
Mexico FW José Rodolfo Reyes (at UAT)
Mexico FW Mauricio Romero (at Zacatepec)
Chile FW Mathías Vidangossy (at Palestino)
Mexico FW Francisco M. Zorrilla (at Tapachula)

Reserve teams[edit]

Chiapas Premier
Reserve team that plays in the Segunda División in the third level of the Mexican league system.


  • Chiapas Cup: (3)
2003, 2005, 2007

Top goalscorers[edit]

Players in bold are now current members of the team. Players in italics are now active but not in the team.

Pos Player Goals
1 Paraguay Salvador Cabañas 59
2 Colombia Jackson Martínez 48
3 Mexico Carlos Ochoa 40
4 Colombia Luis Gabriel Rey 27
5 Mexico Adolfo Bautista 22
6 Brazil Itamar Batista 21
7 Brazil Danilinho 17
8 Mexico Edgar Andrade 15
9 Argentina Javier Cámpora 13
10 Argentina Lucio Filomeno 13


Jaguares de Chiapas[edit]

Chiapas F.C.[edit]

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
2002–03 Garcis Soriana/Coca-Cola/Serfin/Superior/Farmacias del Ahorro
2003–04 Atletica Farmacias del Ahorro
2005–07 Atletica Farmacias del Ahorro
2007–08 Atletica Farmacias del Ahorro/Chiapas
2008–09 Atletica Farmacias del Ahorro
2009–10 Atletica Farmacias del Ahorro/Banco Azteca/Chiapas
2010–11 Atletica Banco Azteca/Coca-Cola/Sol
2011–12 Atletica Banco Azteca/Pepsi/Seguro Popular/Sol
2012–13 Joma Boing!/Sol/Banco Azteca/Seguro Popular
Apertura 2013 Pirma Soriana/Corona/Chiapas
Clausura 2014 Kappa Soriana/OCC/Corona/Chiapas/City Club
Apertura 2014 Pirma Chiapas/Corona/Autobuses Aexa

See also[edit]


External links[edit]