Toros Neza

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Full name Toros Neza Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Los Toros (The Bulls)
Los Astados (The Horned)
Founded 1991; 27 years ago (1991)
Dissolved 19 June 2015; 3 years ago (2015-06-19)
Ground Estadio Neza 86
Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico, Mexico
Ground Capacity 20,000
Website Club website

Toros Neza Fútbol Club, also known as Toros Neza was a Mexican football team based in the city of Nezahualcóyotl. They played in the Segunda División de México.

The club returned for the Clausura 2011 Liga de Ascenso tournament, taking the place of Atlante UTN who had been purchased by Grupo Salinas[1] . An earlier Toros Neza side played in the Mexican Primera División in the 1990s.


Toros Neza was promoted after winning the championship of the Segunda División in the 1992-93 season (under the name "Toros de la Universidad Tecnológica de Neza") to the Mexican Primera División in the 1993-94 season as Toros Neza, taking the place of Pachuca who had been relegated from the Primera División. There have been several clubs that played in the city of Neza, such as Deportivo Neza, which had a short stay in the first division in the 1970s when after 4 years the club was sold.

In 1993–94 they finished bottom of their group, and played their last 14 home games in Pachuca, changing their name to Toros Neza Hidalgo. However, the following season they were known again as Toros Neza.[2][3]

In the 1996–97 tournament they reached the semi-finals in the Apertura. They bettered this in the Clausura, reaching the final where they lost to C.D. Guadalajara. However, they were relegated at the end of the 1999–2000 season.[2]

Return of Neza[edit]

In December 2010 it was announced that Neza would be returning to the professional ranks for the Clausura stage of the 2010–11 Liga de Ascenso season. They will be the filial team of Monarcas Morelia, and ultimately be owned by TV Azteca.[4]

They effectively took the place of the Atlante UTN team who competed in the Apertura 2010 tournament. The Monarcas Morelia and Atlante clubs swapped their filial teams, and the changed team were known as Neza FC starting with the Clausura 2011 tournament.[5]

When the new calendar for the 2015-16 Segunda División season came out once again the team had dissolved.[6]


Current squad[edit]

Notable Players[edit]

Player Records[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Number Player Seasons Total League Cup
1 Argentina Germán Arangio 1996-2000 53 53 -
2 Argentina Antonio Mohamed 1993-1998 52 51 1
3 Chile Rodrigo Ruiz 1996-1999 36 32 4
4 Mexico Guillermo Vázquez 1994-1998 27 23 4
5 Brazil Nidelson 1995-1997 20 20 -
6 Argentina Martín Vilallonga 1995-1996 20 13 7
7 Mexico Pedro Pineda 1995-1996 14 14 -
8 Mexico Jesús López Meneses 1994-2000 12 12 -
9 Mexico Carlos Briseño 1993-95/1996-97 11 11 -

Competition record[edit]

Ascenso MX record[edit]