Tampico Madero F.C.
|Full name||Tampico Madero Fútbol Club|
|Nickname(s)||La Jaiba Brava (The Brave Crab)
Los Jaibos (The Crabs)
|Founded||8 July 1945|
Tampico & Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico
|Owner||Grupo Tecamachalco (50%)
Orlegi Deportes (50%)
|Chairman||Javier San Román|
Tampico Madero Fútbol Club is a football (soccer) club that currently plays in the Ascenso MX. The club is one of the oldest in the league; the club was founded on July 8, 1945 under the name Club Deportivo Tampico, was very successful in its beginnings, winning its first and only Mexican Primera División title in 1952–53 tournament as well as two Copa México titles in 1960 and 1961. The club spent most of the 1970s in the Segunda División de México after being relegated in the early 1960s. In 1977 the club bought out the Atlético Potosino franchise to move it to Tampico in order for the club to have once again first division action. The club played out the 1980s in the first division but was once again relegated in the early 1990s and has never again reached the top division.
The club was founded on July 8, 1945 under the name Club Deportivo Tampico soon after the club played a promotion match that would determine if the clubs acceptance in the Mexican Primera División against León match that ended in a 3–2 victory for the club. The first squad was made up by Goalkeeper, Eduardo Delgado, Humberto Escamilla, Florencio Carranza, Ernesto Olivares, Víctor Cardín, Teódulo Azuara, Fidel Menéndez, Carlos Pego and the Argentinians Juan José Sosa, Teodolindo Mourin nickname Pibe and Ernesto Candia, with José Castro el viejo noy, been the first manager in the club's history The first board of directors was made out by President Carlos González Avin and vice-president Alejandro Luna
It was on August 8, 1945 when the club officially join the Mexican Primera División building that same year the Parque España stands now. The club's first official game was played in the 1945–46 tournament against Atlante were the club suffered its first loss with an outrageous score of 10–3. The club won its first game on September 30 the same year against Atlas 3–2 first goals scored by Ernesto Olivares.The club finished that year 11th out 16. The club played mediocre tournaments the following years finishing last in the 1948–49 tournament and 9th in the 1949–50 tournament.
The club started off the 1950s in the same way they had been playing in the 1940s gaining a 9th, 6th place from 1950–52 tournaments. It was until the 1952–53 tournament when the team came together and finished 1st obtains for its first league title. It was won with 14 victories, 6 draws and only 2 losses for a total of 34, a then league record. The club would go on to win the title Campeón de Campeones after defeating Puebla who had won that year's Copa México with a score of 3–0. Roster from the 1952–53 championship club were.
The club's last notable achievement from 1954–57 when they finished 4th in 1954, 7th in 1955, 6th in 1956, 10th in 1957. In 1958, they finished last and were relegated to Segundo División. They played 1 year and were returned to Mexican Primera División.
1960s & 1970s
The club started out the 1960s with 3 bad consecutive league tournaments but manage to win its only Copa México title in 1961 against Toluca. Nonetheless the club would eventually once again been relegate in 1962–63 tournament. The club played in the second division in the 1960s coming up short in the 1964–65.
tournament after finishing tied for first place with Jabatos de nuevol leon having played a decisive match that the club would go on to loss match played in León Guanajuato. The city of Tampico did not wait along for club to be promoted and so founded Petroleros de Ciudad Madero who would represent the city of Tampico in the first division in the 1960s and early 1970s till the club folded in 1975 after the club's relegation.
The club would go on to play most of the 1970s in the second division till 1977 when the club bought out the San Luis club. The club that played in the second division was sold to Universidad de Guadalajara and became Bachilleres a reserve squad. The club had a good tournament in its first year back reaching the semi finalist again Pumas which they would go on to loss that year. The following year the club finished 14th overall and did not reach the play-off spots. In the 1979–80 tournament the club finished 7th and managed to qualified to the play-off group stage where they lost once again and so came the end of the 1970s..
In the 1980–81 tournament the club finished 15th in the league and failed to qualify to the play-off round after having a good tournament the year before. The following year in the 1981–82 tournament the club had a terrible year and so was relegated for the third time after the club played a promotion 3 game play-off relegation series against Atlas the first game went to Atlas, the scoundrel game was one by Tampico and a third game in neutral ground was won by Atlas.
Soon after the club's relegation the city decided to buy out yet another franchise this time buying struggling club in order for the club to remain in the top division. This club was made up from players from the Atletas Campesinos and some from the Club that had been relegated. That year the club struggled once again finishing 14 in the league. The following year the club would earn a 9th place.
In 1985 due to the 1986 FIFA World Cup held in Mexico the tournament was split into to short tournaments the Prod85 and Mexico 86. In the Prod 85 the club finished 1st in group 1 and qualifying to the play-off series. In the Quarter-finals the club defeated Cruz Azul 4–2. In Semi-finals the club defeated Puebla 5–4. In the finals the club went up against Club América, managing to beat America 4–1 in the first match but following 4–1 in the second. In the Mexico 86 the club would once again reach the finals this time after defeating Atletico Morelia in Quarter-finals, Club América in Semi-finals. The club would go up against Monterrey in the finals winning the first match 2–1 but once again losing the second match 2–0 and once again finishing runner up. The club would qualify to the play-off again in the 1988–89 tournament. This time a short tournament play-off round was played with clubs Cruz Azul, Pumas de la UNAM and Atlante, the club would finish 1 point behind Cruz Azul who would go on to final against Club América. The following year the club finished 19th overall and worst was to come when the club was bought out by Atletas Campesinos and moved to Querétaro and so came an end to the 1980s.
Year by year statistics
Primera División de México 1945-63
After the 1962–63 season, Tampico was relegated for the second time and would not return to the first division till the late 1970s.
|Year||Position||Games played||Won||Tied||Lost||Goals Scored||Goals Against||Points||Postseason place|
After this season Querétaro bought the Tampico - Madero franchise. Also after this season the team with the worst point percentage in the last three seasons will be relegated.
- First kit evolution
Clausura 2015 Home
Clausura 2015 Away
Past Kits Part 2
- First kit evolution
Apertura 2015 Home
Apertura 2015 Away
Tampico Madero FC play their home matches at the Estadio Tamaulipas in Tampico & Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas. The stadium capacity is 19,369 people. Its owned by STPRM, and its surface is covered by natural grass. The stadium was opened in 1966.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Runner-up (2): Prode 85, Mexico 86
- Copa México: 1
- Runner-up (2): 1959–60, 1961–62
- 1958–59, 1993–94
- Champion (1): 2016
- Runner-up (1): 2010
Notable former players
- Pablo Bocco
- Esteban González
- Marco Sandy
- Jorge Contreras
- Mauricio Cienfuegos
- Mario Acevedo
- Joaquín del Olmo
- Alex Dominguez
- Benjamín Galindo
- Ezequiel Gallifa
- Héctor Miguel Herrera
- Miguel Ángel Herrera
- Sergio Lira
- Hugo Pineda
- Alejandro Ramírez
- Luis Reyes
- Ignacio Torres
- René Mendieta
- Juan José Muñante
- Curt Onalfo
- William Yarbrough
- Ruben Romeo Corbo
- Bosco Frontán