San Luis F.C.
|Full name||San Luis Fútbol Club|
|Founded||September 23, 1957|
|Dissolved||May 28, 2013|
|Ground||Estadio Alfonso Lastras
San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
San Luis Fútbol Club, known more commonly as San Luis or San Luis Potosí, was a Mexican professional football club from the city of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The club was founded in 1957, when they were known as Santos (saints). The team's nickname of Tuneros, a reference to the tuna fruit, was later changed to Gladiadores. The nickname for the team was then changed to Reales. The nickname Tribu Real is a reference to the fact that the team was once named Real San Luis. Another nickname recently given to the team is the name of El Equipo del Milagro (The Miracle team) because of the last-minute "miracle" to stay in the highest division. San Luis play their home games at Alfonso Lastras Ramirez Stadium. On May 28, 2013 it was confirmed the team would move to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico and be renamed Chiapas Fútbol Club.
Their stint in Primera Division was cut short after losing the relegation playoff against Laguna in the 1973–74 season.
It did not take long for San Luis to once again win Segunda Division and in 1975–76 they achieved the title and the right for promotion for the 1976–77 season. This would lead to the Potosino classic in the top flight since Atlético Potosino had achieved promotion in the 1973–74 season as semi finalist.
Once again their stay in Primera Division did not last long. In the end of a great season in 1976–77 where they reached the championship playoff, the franchise was sold to Tampico Madero who took over their spot in Primera Division.
The team returned to Primera Division in the 2002–03 season ending in the mid table position. This stint was short lived since the tournaments after they did not do well and ended up being relegated after the 2003–04 season.
Their last stint was in Primera Division was in 2005–06 season when they gain promotion after winning the 2004–05 Primera 'A'.
After the 2012–13 season Querétaro was relegated to the Ascenso MX after accumulating the lowest coefficient over the past three seasons. Querétaro would have be replaced by the 2012 Apertura Ascenso MX champion La Piedad, who won promotion after defeating the Clausura 2013 winner Neza in a promotional play-off. However, on May 28, 2013, Querétaro's ownership announced that it bought out Jaguares de Chiapas and relocated the team to Querétaro, dissolving the old Querétaro team and ensuring that Querétaro would still have a team in the first division. It was also announced that San Luis would move to Tuxtla Gutiérrez and be renamed Chiapas F.C., replacing the new outgoing Querétaro. Finally, La Piedad confirmed that they would also relocate to Veracruz and be renamed as Veracruz. These changes have sparked controversy in the Mexican press as Querétaro effectively bought its place back in the first division and newly promoted La Piedad completely lost its team. With this San Luis was left without a team in top flight now having only Atlético San Luis, was formed in 2013, in Ascenso MX.
- Primera División A: (2)
- Verano 2002, Apertura 2004
- Campeón de Ascenso: (2)
- 2002, 2005
- 1970-71, 1975–76
- Seasons in 1st: 26
- Seasons in 2nd: 4
- Most Goals in Favor: 6–3 vs UNAM (27-Oct-2002)
- Most Goals Against: 1–6 vs América (31-Oct-1971)
- Best Position in Table: 1º (Apertura 2008)
- Worst Position in Table: 19º
- Best Scorer: Oscar Ariel González Mezzenasco (51 Goals)
- GK with less goals against: Adrián Martínez
- Most Games Played: Adrián Martínez (160 Games)
|San Luis Fútbol Club|
|1||Ariel González||51 Goals|
|2||Alfredo Moreno||40 Goals|
|4||Braulio Luna||20 Goals|
|5||Angel Lemus||16 Goals|
|6||Tressor Moreno||16 Goals|
|7||Wilmer Aguirre||13 Goals|
|8||Israel Martínez||13 Goals|
|9||Víctor Piríz||12 Goals|
|10||Ángel Reyna||10 Goals|
- Players in bold are currently active with San luis.
- Players in italic are still active but are not currently with San Luis.
- Juan Antonio Luna (July 2002 – March 3)
- Abel Alves (July 2003 – Oct 03)
- Wilson Graniolatti (Oct 2003 – March 4)
- Carlos Reinoso (2004)
- Cristóbal Ortega (2005)
- Raúl Arias (Nov 2005 – Dec 08)
- Luis Scatolaro (Jan 2009 – June 9)
- Juan Antonio Luna (July 2009 – Oct 09)
- Miguel Ángel López (Oct 2009 – Dec 09)
- Ignacio Ambriz (Jan 2010 – Dec 11)
- Isidoro García (Jan 2012 – Feb 12)
- Sergio Bueno (Feb 2012 – May 12)
- José Luis Trejo (July 2012 – Aug 12)
- Álex Aguinaga (Aug 2012 – Nov 12)
- Eduardo Fentanes (Jan 2013 – Feb 13)
- Carlos María Morales (Feb 2013 – March 13)
- Gerardo Silva (March 2013 – May 13)
- "Reales, el nuevo mote del San Luis" (Press release) (in Spanish). Pulso. July 27, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
- Marshall, Tom (29 May 2013). "Liga MX team changes finalized". Retrieved 11 August 2013.