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Santos Laguna
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Full name Club Santos Laguna S.A. de C.V.
  • Los Guerreros (The Warriors)
  • Los Laguneros (The Harriers)
  • Los Verdiblancos
  • (The Green-and-Whites)
Founded September 4, 1987; 29 years ago (1987-09-04)
Ground Estadio Corona
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Ground Capacity 29,327[1]
Owner Orlegi Deportes
Chairman Alejandro Irarragorri
Manager José Manuel de la Torre
League Liga MX
Apertura 2015 16th
Current season

Club Santos Laguna S.A. de C.V. (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsantos laˈɣuna]), commonly known as Santos Laguna or Santos, is a Mexican professional football club. Representing the urban area of La Comarca Lagunera, made up of Torreón, Gómez Palacio and Lerdo Municipalities, Santos Laguna plays in the Liga MX. The club was founded in 1988, and reached Mexico's top division after buying the Ángeles de Puebla club. Santos Laguna debuted in Mexico's top division in the 1988–89 tournament. They have won a number of tournaments: Invierno 1996, Verano 2001 and Clausura 2008, 2012 and 2015. The club reached the finals in the 1993–94 season, Verano 2000, Bicentenario 2010, Apertura 2010 and Apertura 2011. Santos Laguna won the Apertura 2014 Copa MX.

It is the third football club formed in the Laguna region, after the unsuccessful Laguna Football Club and Football Club Torreon (which formed the Black Lions of the University Deportivo Guadalajara and Neza, respectively). In 2008, the club celebrated its 20th anniversary.

In a February 17, 2013 poll by Consulta Mitofsky,[2] it was the fifth-most-popular team in Mexico. Among IFFHS clubs, Santos Laguna is 58th in the world rankings.[3]


Formation and early years[edit]

Santos Laguna was founded in 1983 by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) of the state of Durango as Santos IMSS. Since the late 1970s, the IMSS had sponsored a national football tournament with teams from across the country. Jose Diaz Couder, IMSS head of social services in Gómez Palacio, was invited to participate in the tournaments despite the fact that he did not have a team. He appealed to the players he knew to form a team, based on Asturias F.C..

In 1987 Tuberos de Veracruz, part of the Segunda División de México, was purchased by IMSS and moved to Santa Cruz, Tlaxcala. The first Santos Laguna team spent less than a year in Tlaxcala before moving to Gómez Palacio. A lack of facilities spurred efforts to obtain Moctezuma Stadium (Estadio Corona) in Torreon, owned by John Abusaid, and the Saints made their first home in the former Estadio Corona. On September 4, 1988 Los Guerreros played their first game as Santos Laguna, winning 2–0.

Segunda Division A[edit]

When the IMSS sold its professional sports clubs, Salvador Necochea Sagi bought Santos Laguna. In their first year in the Second Division A, the Warriors avoided relegation with three wins, two draws and one loss. William (the Clash) Galindo, Carlos González, Julio Cesar Armendáriz, Tomas Moreno and Fernando de la Rosa were notable players.

In 1989 Los Guerreros earned their nickname when, after a poor start, they finished 10th. Their fan base grew, and the club's owners bought the first Estadio Corona. The club underwent changes the following year, replacing its logo with the current one and playing in green and white stripes. Of the 18 founding members of the Second Division B, two won promotion to the first division: the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas and Santos Laguna.

Promotion to Primera Division[edit]

In 1988 Santos Laguna purchased the Puebla Angels, giving them Cristian Saavedra, Wilson Graniolatti, Martin Zuniga and Miguel Herrera and a record of three wins, four draws and one loss. Lucas Ochoa scored the club's first First Division goal and the Warriors, led by Carlos Ortiz, avoided relegation with Herrera's two goals paving the way for a 3–1 defeat of Atletico in Potosino.

In 1991, Grupo Modelo became majority owner of the club and Ramon Ramirez made his First Division debut with a goal against Club Deportivo Guadalajara. Late the following year, club president Armando Navarro Gascón and his wife were killed in an automobile accident.

President Alberto Canedo and Chilean coach Pedro García arrived in 1993. Grupo Modelo made a strong investment in reinforcements, Antonio "El Turco" Apud, Daniel Guzmán, Olaf Heredia, Diego Silva, Héctor Adomaitis and Richard Zambrano who joined players coming from Second Division such as José Guadalupe Rubio and Pedro Muñoz. The 1993–94 season saw the team for the first time qualify for the playoffs in the First Division and managed to reach the final coinciding with their tenth anniversary of founding, though lost in overtime in the second leg of the final against Club Deportivo Estudiantes Tecos who were coached by Victor Manuel Vucetich.

In 1994, key player Ramón Ramírez left for Guadalajara but Santos qualified for the playoffs a second time. Los Guerreros participated in the 1995 CONCACAF Champions Cup, and were eliminated in the first round by Deportivo FAS of El Salvador. Argentine Mauro Camoranesi played 13 games with Santos, scoring one goal before returning to Uruguay. Other notable players that season and the following one were Gabriel Caballero, Francisco Gabriel de Anda and Miguel España.

Chilean Cristian Montecinos reached the third league during the 1996 regular season, and Santos Laguna won their first First División title. In the Verano 1997 tournament, Santos Laguna was eliminated by Guadalajara 5–0 in the Estadio Jalisco. Santos Laguna played poorly in the Invierno 1997 tournament, winning three games out of 17 and tied for last in the standings with Pumas UNAM and UAG Tecos. In 1998 the club reached one of the two qualifying finals for the Copa Libertadores, which was played on September 9 in Los Angeles.


In the summer 2000 season, Santos Laguna was strengthened by the arrivals of Rodrigo Ruiz and Luis Romero. During the regular season, the Warriors lost only two games and finished second in the overall standings behind Toluca.

In the 2001 summer season, the club won their second league championship. During the winter 2001 season Santos Laguna, with eight losses, failed to qualify for the play-offs and finished eighth overall. In summer 2002, the Warriors were fourth in the overall standings but were eliminated 1–0 in the semi-finals by Necaxa at the Estadio Corona. Santos Laguna qualified for the CONCACAF Champions Cup that year for the second time. The Warriors defeated Tauro FC of Panama by aggregate score of 5–3; in the next round, at home, Santos Laguna lost 3–2 overall to the U.S. champion Kansas City Wizards. At the end of the summer tournament, Fernando Quirarte and his coaching staff stepped down; Quirarte was replaced by Sergio Bueno, who was soon sacked in favor of Luis Fernando Tena. Finishing eighth overall, Santos Laguna defeated defending champion and leader Global America 5–4 at Azteca Stadium. The Warriors qualified for the group stage of the Merconorte Cup, defeating the Kansas City Wizards and Barcelona of Guayaquil twice each and Sporting Cristal once; their only loss was to Sporting Cristal, 2–1.

For the 2003 Apertura tournament (the club's 20th anniversary) reinforcements arrived in the form of Vicente Matias Vuoso and Sixto Peralta, Argentines who had played for Manchester City and Inter Milan. In the match at Estadio Corona against Monterrey, 10 goals were scored. The Warriors qualified for the play-offs, but were eliminated in the quarter-finals, Luis Fernando Tena's contract was not renewed, and he was replaced by Eduardo De la Torre.

The Warriors began 2004 well, qualifying for the Copa Libertadores by defeating Atlas Guadalajara 4–3, but were injured, inconsistent and tired in the Clausura. The club, put up for sale, was in a precarious financial position but played two tournaments and finished 14th overall. In the Copa Libertadores, despite unpaid wages, Santos Laguna ended the group stage undefeated. In the second round, the Warriors were eliminated by River Plate after a struggle.

During Apertura 2004 the club was abandoned by the Ministry of Finance, who withdrew financial support and returned it to former owner Grupo Modelo with instructions not to invest more money in the franchise until current owner Carlos Ahumada Kurtz solved his legal problems. The club payroll was restructured, players were cut and Santos Laguna did not qualify for the play-offs.

In the 2005 Clausura, the Warriors' Vicente Matias Vuoso won the scoring championship with 15 points and Rodrigo Ruiz set a Mexican record for scoring passes with 12 assists. Santos Laguna was plagued by injuries during the Apertura tournament. The Clausura 2006 tournament was disastrous for the club.

The Apertura 2007 was one of the team's best seasons. With the arrival of the Ecuadorian Christian Benitez, Santos Laguna lost only one match and was visited by Pele. For the Clausura 2008, the club scored 36 goals in the regular season. On June 1, 2008 Santos Laguna won their third Clausura championship, defeating Cruz Azul. The club began Apertura 2008 at Azteca Stadium against America.

Clausura 2009 was disastrous for the Warriors; coach Daniel Guzman was dismissed and replaced by Sergio Bueno, and the club's fortunes improved somewhat. In the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals against the Montreal Impact in Montreal's Olympic Stadium before a crowd of 55,571, the Impact surprised and won 2–0. Apertura 2009 opened the Nuevo Estadio Corona; Bueno was dismissed and replaced by Ruben Omar Romano.


In 2010 Santos fell just short of the title, losing 4–3 to Toluca. For the Apertura Christian Benitez returned to the club, contributing to their rise to the top of the table and scoring 14 goals. The Saints lost 3–0 to Monterrey, their second consecutive final loss. In the Clausura Ruben Omar Romano, unpopular with fans, was dismissed on February 20, 2011. Two days later, Diego Cocca debuted as coach in a 2–0 loss to Cruz Azul. Cocca became the worst rookie head coach in team history after losing their first six games with the team from the league and CONCACAF Champions League, to get his first victory at the helm of the Saints until Week 12 against Cruz Azul by score 3–0, with poor results the team ended the tournament without being able to qualify for the play-offs. Diego Cocca started the Apertura 2011 with the support of the board and players, but after poor performance was dismissed on September 3, 2011 leaving Eduardo Rergis as interim coach, the September 12 Benjamin Galindo was appointed as new coach Adomaitis team and Hector and Hector Lopez as his assistants. It had a spectacular start in the new era of Galindo with five straight wins and then enter the league in fourth place overall where Jaguars defeated in the quarter-finals and semi-finals Morelia to access the grand final against the Tigres UANL. Saints at their stadium lost by a score of 1–0 against the college, the Chato Rodriguez was ejected in the "Volcán" with a wet pitch, Santos is left with 2 players less, thanks to the expulsion of goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez, and defense over Panamanian Felipe Baloy, a match that will be remembered for arbitration controversial referee Marco Antonio Rodriguez "Chiquimarco" and beats Tigres 3–1 at home to the Saints and is crowned Open Champion 2011, Santos on the other hand had to retest the taste of defeat and helplessness of not being able to lift the title again. In the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League, Santos defeated in the quarter-finals by Seattle Sounders of the United States and the semi-finals at Toronto FC of Canada, in the final face to Rayados of Monterrey where Santos lost the first leg 2–0; in Torreon Santos managed to win 2–1 on aggregate but beat Monterrey 3–2, thus his fourth runner-up. On the other hand, in the 2012 Clausura, Santos Laguna finished in first place for the second time in its history. Already facing the Harriers league Jaguares de Chiapas in the quarter-finals Santos won 6–4 on aggregate. In the semi-finals faced UANL Tigres in the first leg at the Estadio Universitario the game ended in a 1–1 draw. On lap in the TSM Tigers managed to win for most of the match 0–2 but only 2 minutes Oribe Peralta tied the game 2–2 in the 90th minute giving a pass to the final dramatic. In the final they would face back to Monterrey Football Club just weeks after the end of CONCACAF. This time Santos managed to get a good result in the first leg 1–1 draw at Estadio Tecnologico. On lap held in Torreon Santos Laguna beat Monterrey 2–1 scoreline with goals from Daniel Ludueña and Oribe Peralta. Thus giving the fourth title in the history of the warriors. For the Apertura 2012 arrived as reinforcements coming Edgar Gerardo Lugo have a spectacular tournament with Monarcas Morelia and Oswaldo Alanis considered a rising star in the series defensively. During the tournament the team sailed on the irregularity and the end was not able to qualify for the play-offs, thus losing the opportunity to endorse the championship. At the end of the last meeting, Benjamín Galindo sent his two assistants, later was dismissed by the board.

In the Clausura 2013 there were major changes in the institution, after the dismissal of Benjamin Galindo, Pedro was hired Caixinha, Portuguese coach recommended by former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. Also turned down one of the last players emblematic of the team, Daniel Ludueña, who was transferred along with Christian Suarez Pachuca Soccer Club, in an exchange between policies where Mauro Cejas and Nestor Calderon were the bargaining chips by the Hidalgo team also hired Andres Renteria, considered a promising young Colombian football. In the regular season the team finished sixth in the overall standings, in the quarter-finals faced the Atlas, winning the series 3–1 on aggregate, while in the semi-finals the team was decisively defeated by Cruz Azul losing the first leg 0–3 and the return 2–1. In the 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League, Santos reached the final again, where they face again to the Club de Fútbol Monterrey in the first leg where the score was 0–0; On lap Santos won 0–2, but the Monterrey team turned it 4–2, thus Santos got his second consecutive runner-up in this competition. For the Apertura 2013 the team sold Ivan Estrada, failing to reach an agreement for the renewal of his contract, and became part of the team of Pachuca, also in order to reduce payroll the team transferred to the players Herculez Gomez, Gerardo Lugo and Aaron Galindo. After Grupo Modelo was purchased in June by the Belgian-Brazilian company AB InBev, on August 8, 2013, the same Grupo Modelo announced the sale of the club into the hands of Orlegi Sports, a company with only two months of life, led by Alejandro Irarragorri and various other Mexican businessmen and entrepreneurs. However, the new owners of the club said they would continue sponsoring the team on Territorio Santos Modelo. On October 26, after defeating Atlante by a score of 3–1 thanks to a combination of results at the conference, ten years after its first appearance, the Saints secured his place in the Copa Libertadores 2014 and this is the second time in the history of the club that participates in the competition organized by CONMEBOL.
In Clausura 2015, Santos rebounded from a string of six matches without a victory to qualify to the finals. From this point Santos would take the Liguilla by storm, pulling an unlikely win in the second leg with an aggregate score of 2–1 over top ranked Tigres UANL to get to the semifinals. They faced another big favorite, Chivas del Guadalajara, whom they defeated with an aggregate score of 3–0 and made their way to the finals, where they would face Gallos Blancos del Querétaro on their debut in a Liga MX final. Santos beat Querétaro soundly in the first leg of the finals at Territorio Santos Modelo with a record-breaking score of 5–0, with Javier "Chuletita" Orozco standing out with a poker (4 goals in the same match). On the second leg at the Corregidora stadium, Gallos went offensive and netted a victory of 3–0 for an aggregate score of 5–3, earning Santos their fifth championship.

Standout teams[edit]

1993–94 Runner-up[edit]

In the first leg the team defeated Tecos UAG 1–0 in Corona Stadium; in the second leg it lost 2–0 in 3 de Marzo Stadium.


Invierno 1996 Champions[edit]

In the Invierno of 1996 Santos Laguna won its first title, defeating Necaxa 4–3 on aggregate (first leg 0–1, second leg 4–2). The winning goal is still controversial, as the team's detractors assert that the scorer (Jared Borgetti) was off-side.


Verano 2001 Champions[edit]

In the Verano of 2001 Santos Laguna won its second title, 4–3 on aggregate (first leg 1–2, second leg 3–1) against Pachuca.


Clausura 2008 Champions[edit]

In the Clausura 2008 season Santos would become champion by defeating Monterrey in the semi-finals with a last minute goal, and finally Cruz Azul by an aggregate score of 3–2. Played in Monterrey, with Los Regios winning 3–0 with goals of Suazo 28' & 85' and Basanta 72' winning aggregate 5–3.


Clausura 2012 Champions[edit]

In the Clausura 2012 season, Santos would come out champion by fourth time, defeating Tigres dramatically in the semi-finals with two last minute goals, and defeating Monterrey in the finals by a winning aggregate score of 3–2. The goals were scored by Daniel Luduena at 6' and Oribe Peralta at 64' for Santos, and Aldo De Nigris at 78' for Monterrey.


Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
1988–89 Adidas Coca-Cola
1989–90 Pepín Martí
1991–92 Topper Quesos La Risueña
1992–94 Pony Coca-Cola
1994–96 ABA Sport Corona extra
1996–00 Corona Sport
2000–02 Soriana
2002–10 Atletica
2011– Puma

The Club Santos Laguna has always dressed in bright green, with white accessories and sometimes black. The origin of the uniform comes after the acquisition of the franchise Angeles de Puebla. The colors green and white uniform thanks to originally adopt Mexican Social Security Institute in the 1983–84 season.

The first club Santos Laguna uniform was white with green sleeves and a green line crossing vertically through the middle of the shirt, green shorts and green socks as Laguna Football Club and away uniform was completely white as that the Football Club Torreon, uniforms worn both as a tribute to both teams missing from the lagoon region to give satisfaction to the fans of these clubs. It was not until 1986 that they began to wear the uniform that we all now know, holder using a shirt with green and white horizontal stripes, green shorts, white socks and wore a uniform visitor all white with bright green. The first jersey was in the 1988–89 season of Adidas jersey that marked the beginning of the age and identification of fans with his club a different shirt seen on Mexico as it showed the stripes horizontally and vertical no other teams in the league who used it. White with green sleeves and a green line crossing vertically through the middle of the shirt, green shorts and green socks and visitor's uniform was all white.

For the period 1989–91, is changed sponsored and wear the uniform of the brand Pepin, for the 1991–92 season again change is made uniform provider Topper now. In its continuous improvement, return to make a new bargain and now it was the turn of the Pony brand, which managed to stay with the team during the period of 1992–94. During the period of 1996–02 was signed a manufacturing agreement with Corona Sport, in which the traditional colors of green and white are decorated with black and gold colors as eyeliners, also these shirts were distinguished by their necks changes, which were round, white, black and proudly showing brand owners club. In 2000, Club Santos Laguna signed an agreement with the company Organizacion Soriana to be the new sponsor of the club, one that until now has kept the term. In 2002, the club signed a manufacturing contract with Atletica as the official sponsor of the sports team of the institution, which lasted for nine years until 2011 that the club closes its contract with the brand to improve the quality of the club uniform. The club for the 2008–09 season on the occasion of the commemoration of its twenty-fifth anniversary had a major change in the sports team to put the stripes on the shirt vertically, which caused controversy as fans felt that broke with the identity that had given the team the horizontal stripes. In the 2009–10 season Santos Laguna partially used a striped white uniform with green stripes, white shorts and white socks with green stripes. Then in 2010 the uniform was a big change in its history as it was first used almost entirely black as local. In 2011, Santos ended his contract with Athletic to sign another with Puma manufacturing as sports team sponsorship for two years, although it had previously announced an agreement with Nike, never reached an agreement and the team also had to get rid of his eight sponsors. In 2012 the uniform was white shirt with his traditional green stripes, green shorts and socks, and away shirt green blue lime green details and a strip in half, green pants and white socks.


30° Anniversary Edition


Corona Stadium[edit]

Main article: Corona Stadium (1970)

The Corona Stadium (the name comes from the beer brand) was one of the smallest football stadiums in Mexico having only capacity for 20,100 seats. It was located in the city of Torreón, Coahuila. This sport facility was used mostly for football games and was the home of the club. From its opening in 1970 to 1986, the stadium was known as "Moctezuma Stadium".

The stadium was inaugurated on July 2, 1970 in a friendly match between the now-defunct CF Torreón and Guadalajara, the score was three goals to one in favor of the visitors. Francisco Jara was the first goal scorer in this stadium. The last official goal recorded at this stadium was scored by Vicente Matías Vuoso at the 66th minute on November 1, 2009.

The stadium was demolished on November 2, 2009.

New Corona Stadium[edit]

Main article: Estadio Corona (2009)

Santos Laguna currently play at new Estadio Corona, which holds 30,050 people. The new stadium cost US$100,000,000. Construction started on February 22, 2008. On November 11, 2009 the new stadium opened its doors hosting a friendly match between Santos Laguna and Santos FC from the Brazilian Série A. The sold out crowd included the Mexican President, Felipe Calderón, and Brazilian legend, Pelé. Santos Laguna won 2–1.



Alternate logo.

One of the characteristic symbols of Club Santos Laguna is his shield. After its founding in 1983, the first club crest was created, it was white with green stripes and green letters the name of Club Santos IMSS, very similar to the Santos FC, same he held until 1986. In 1991, when Grupo Modelo became the new owner of the team is changed, both the design of the uniform, as the shield, with the new shield similar as we know it today, which currently consists of a white ball with five pentagons truncated on the ball green and placed a crown. For this the shield suffered little change.

In 1986 the idea of then club president Salvador Necochea Sagi second design was created, which consisted of a white ball with five pentagons truncated green, green with a crown above the name of the club and placed in the center. But after the club decided to change the green to golden crown.

During the presidency of Francisco José Dávila Rodríguez, in the year 1996 was added, the first star after obtaining the first title in the club's history. In the course of the years has evolved to the present. The shield has four star modern recorded, representing the four championships the club has achieved throughout his stay in the Primera Division de Mexico. Shield design has had eight releases.


In 1991 when the club was in danger of relegation to the second division Betis was born the first song "Es hora de ganar" composed by Ricardo Serna and recorded and performed by amateurs harriers. This topic came to fill an emotional void that fans longed lagoon, therefore, that you came to see that was the anthem of the Santos. It was clearly a motivational issue could not become an official anthem, which is why the composer himself proposed to the president of the club in 1992 Armando Navarro Gascón professionally compose and record the true anthem of Santos. Thus was born the hymn "El equipo de todos" recorded by the same group of harriers with the whole idea and conviction that it was the official anthem of the Santos Laguna, but the sudden death of Mr. Armando Navarro did not allow this to happen.

In April 1994, Ricardo Serna composed the anthem of the "Santos Campeon" could not be the same brand as the Estudiantes Tecos won the final in Zapopan, but fortunately years after the club was able to sing with its three championships.

In the year of 1996, it decided to hire the Chilean Martin Ibarreche Wilt Labarca to compose a new song entitled " Verdiblanco el corazon". In 1997 again Ricardo Serna created the "Hymn to the fans" which is a song of gratitude to the Harriers, they are undoubtedly the best interests of the country. In May 2001 the club decides once again put into play another song called "Venceremos". From this time, has produced many themes that allude to the strength of a team that has made Mexican soccer star based on the weaknesses and strengths pain.

Then came other hymns and songs as champion Guerrero, Late stronger, Your destiny is to succeed, We own the ball, Anthem TSM, Duro Santos Duro (a cover of We Will Rock You) and various artists all have sung. Hiromi sang commemorating the 20th anniversary and its 25th anniversary, Yahir of La Academia. In 2012 at the request of the president of the institution Alejandro Irarragorri, recorded the official anthem for the fans and players.


On December 9, 2010, Santos formed a partnership with current Scottish champions, Celtic

Like Celtic, Santos wear a green and white hooped kit.

The two clubs regularly mention one another on Twitter and Facebook.[4]

On January 10, 2013 Santos formed a partnership with The Atlético Nacional.[5]


In its early years, Santos Laguna maintained a rivalry with the Cobras club in Ciudad Juarez. The rivalry ended with the disappearance of the Club Cobras in the mid-nineties. In 2008 there was an attempt to revive the confrontation between these two cities with the promotion of the Indios de Ciudad Juárez.

Santos currently holds a rivalry with Monterrey, with whom they played a couple of finals of the First Division of Mexico, as well as two finals of the Concacaf Champions League. This antagonism has been framed by continuous violent episodes between both clubs, and generally is considered a high-risk game in the two cities. The rivalry between Santos and Monterrey is considered by many fans as a kind of classic of the North.



Invierno 1996, Verano 2001, Clausura 2008, Clausura 2012, Clausura 2015
Runner-up (5): 1993–94, Verano 2000, Bicentenario 2010, Apertura 2010, Apertura 2011
Apertura 2014


Runner-up (2): 2011–12, 2012–13


  • Copa Torreón: 1985
  • Torneo Fútbol Tres: 1994
  • Copa Corona: 2000
  • Copa Gobernador Cero Marginación (2): 2006, 2008
  • Trofeo Centenario de Torreón: 2007
  • Copa Independencia: 2007
  • Copa Xango: 2008
  • Trofeo IPN 75 Aniversario: 2011
  • Copa Centenario Real Club España: 2012
  • Trofeo Bandera Nacional: 2013
  • Trofeo IMSS 70 aniversario: 2013
  • Trofeo UANL 80 aniversario: 2013

Distinctions and awards[edit]


# Season P W D L GS GA DIF Points Position Phase
1 1988–89 38 5 18 15 21 48 −27 28 19 DNQ
2 1989–90 38 10 13 15 37 49 −12 33 17 DNQ
3 1990–91 38 6 14 18 35 53 −18 26 20 DNQ
4 1991–92 38 12 10 16 42 51 −9 34 15 DNQ
5 1992–93 38 7 15 16 33 58 −25 29 19 DNQ
6 1993–94 38 15 14 9 58 57 1 45 6 Runner-up
7 1994–95 36 12 9 15 58 62 −4 33 9 Quarter-final
8 1995–96 34 9 10 15 41 43 −2 37 14 DNQ
9 Invierno 1996 17 10 4 3 21 15 6 34 2 Champion
10 Verano 1997 17 8 2 7 27 28 −1 26 7 Quarter-final
11 Invierno 1997 17 3 7 7 22 31 −9 16 18 DNQ
12 Verano 1998 17 8 2 7 24 22 2 26 7 Quarter-final
13 Invierno 1998 17 4 5 8 22 33 −11 17 14 DNQ
14 Verano 1999 17 9 2 6 33 29 4 29 5 Semi-final
15 Invierno 1999 17 5 5 7 27 35 −8 20 14 DNQ
16 Verano 2000 17 8 7 2 31 22 9 31 2 Runner-up
17 Invierno 2000 17 7 5 5 32 29 3 26 6 Semi-final
18 Verano 2001 17 8 4 5 35 27 8 28 2 Champion
19 Invierno 2001 18 7 3 8 36 34 2 24 8 Quarter-final
20 Verano 2002 18 9 4 5 42 31 9 31 4 Semi-final
21 Apertura 2002 19 7 5 7 32 29 3 26 8 Semi-final
22 Clausura 2003 19 9 3 7 30 24 6 30 9 DNQ
23 Apertura 2003 19 8 7 4 41 29 12 31 4 Quarter-final
24 Clausura 2004 19 6 3 10 31 30 1 21 14 DNQ
25 Apertura 2004 17 5 3 9 22 22 0 18 14 DNQ
26 Clausura 2005 17 9 1 7 31 31 0 28 6 Quarter-final
27 Apertura 2005 17 5 5 7 31 31 0 20 11 DNQ
28 Clausura 2006 17 3 9 5 20 25 −5 18 17 DNQ
29 Apertura 2006 17 1 8 8 19 31 −12 11 18 DNQ
30 Clausura 2007 17 6 4 7 21 20 −1 22 9 Quarter-final
31 Apertura 2007 17 11 5 1 40 22 18 38 1 Semi-final
32 Clausura 2008 17 8 7 2 36 19 17 31 2 Champion
33 Apertura 2008 17 5 7 5 22 20 2 22 10 Semi-final
34 Clausura 2009 17 5 7 5 25 20 5 22 9 DNQ
35 Apertura 2009 17 7 6 4 29 24 2 27 6 Quarter-final
36 Bicentenario 2010 17 8 4 5 27 25 2 28 5 Runner-up
37 Apertura 2010 17 9 3 5 28 19 9 30 3 Runner-up
38 Clausura 2011 17 7 2 8 23 23 0 23 9 DNQ
39 Apertura 2011 17 8 3 6 29 25 4 27 4 Runner-up
40 Clausura 2012 17 11 3 3 33 18 15 36 1 Champion
41 Apertura 2012 17 6 5 6 22 26 −3 23 9 DNQ
42 Clausura 2013 17 8 5 4 20 13 7 29 6 Semi-final
43 Apertura 2013 17 9 6 2 32 20 12 33 2 Semi-final
44 Clausura 2014 17 6 7 4 33 29 4 25 4 Semi-final
45 Apertura 2014 17 5 8 4 23 24 −1 23 9 DNQ
46 Clausura 2015 17 7 4 6 24 21 3 25 8 Champion
47 Apertura 2015 17 4 5 8 21 24 −3 17 15 DNQ
48 Clausura 2016 17 8 3 6 22 20 2 27 7 Quarter-final
Total 988 353 291 344 1444 1421 17 1284 43.32%


First-team Squad[edit]

For a list of all former and current Santos players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Santos Laguna footballers.

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 Agustín Marchesín (Vice-captain)
2 Mexico DF José Abella
3 Mexico DF Kristian Álvarez (on loan from Guadalajara)
4 Mexico MF Jesús Molina (3rd captain)
6 Mexico MF Diego de Buen
7 Mexico MF Gael Sandoval
8 Colombia MF Mauricio Cuero
10 Chile MF Bryan Rabello
11 Mexico MF Ulises Dávila
13 Uruguay FW Jonathan Rodríguez
14 Mexico DF Néstor Araujo
17 Colombia MF Fredy Hinestroza (on loan from La Equidad)
No. Position Player
18 Mexico DF David Andrade
19 United States DF Jorge Villafaña
20 Colombia DF Andrés Murillo (on loan from La Equidad)
21 Cape Verde FW Djaniny
22 Argentina FW Martín Bravo (on loan from León)
23 Argentina MF Emiliano Armenteros (on loan from Chiapas)
24 Argentina DF Carlos Izquierdoz (Captain)
32 Mexico GK Julio González
88 Mexico MF Ulises Rivas
97 Mexico FW Ronaldo Cisneros
305 Colombia DF Juan Caicedo

For recent transfers, see List of Mexican football transfers summer 2016.

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Mexico GK Jorge Alvarado (at Tampico Madero)
Mexico DF Uriel Álvarez (at Tampico Madero)
Mexico DF César Bernal (at Tampico Madero)
Mexico DF Óscar Bernal (at Tampico Madero)
Mexico DF Rafael Escalante (at Tampico Madero)
Mexico DF Rafael Figueroa (at U. de G.)
Mexico DF Luis Lozoya (at Celaya)
Mexico DF Christian Ramírez (at Tampico Madero)
Mexico MF Óscar Arce (at Tampico Madero)
Mexico MF Néstor Calderón (at Guadalajara)
Mexico MF Sergio Ceballos (at Puebla)
Argentina MF Mauro Cejas (at Puebla)
Mexico MF Diego Esqueda (at BUAP)
Mexico MF Luis Ángel Mendoza (at Chiapas)
Mexico MF Edson Morúa (at Murciélagos)
No. Position Player
Mexico MF Emilio Orrantía (at Puebla)
Mexico MF Javier Que (at Tampico Madero)
Mexico MF Herbert Robinson (at Tampico Madero)
Mexico MF Juan Pablo Rodríguez (at Morelia)
Mexico MF Mario Rodríguez (at Tampico Madero)
Uruguay MF Ribair Rodríguez (at U. de G.)
Mexico MF Julio Salas (at Tampico Madero)
Mexico MF Rodolfo Salinas (at Atlas)
Mexico MF Jaime Toledo (at Tampico Madero)
Mexico MF Francisco Torres (at Puebla)
Mexico MF Christian Tovar (at Tampico Madero)
Uruguay FW Maicol Cabrera (at Tampico Madero)
Honduras FW Júnior Lacayo (at Tampico Madero)
Mexico FW Javier Orozco (at Chiapas)

Reserve team[edit]

Santos Laguna Premier is the reserve team in the Segunda División, the third level of the Mexican league system.

Player records[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Primera División
Copa Mexico

All time records[edit]

  • Updated as of April 30, 2016.


Current technical staff[edit]

  • Physiotherapeuts:
    • Argentina Pablo Barrionuevo
  • Medical Staff:
    • Mexico José Antonio Mujica
    • Mexico Fernando Rangel
    • Mexico Odín Vite Asensio

List of Managers[edit]

Dates Name Dates Name
1988–89 Mexico Carlos Ortiz 1989–90 Mexico Rubén Maturano
July 1, 1990 – June 30, 1991 Honduras José de la Paz Herrera 1991 Mexico José Luis Estrada
1991–92 Mexico Rubén Maturano 1992 Mexico Ignacio Jáuregui
1992 Argentina Pedro Dellacha 1992–93 Uruguay Roberto Matosas
1993–94 Chile Pedro García 1994–95 Argentina Miguel Ángel López
1995–96 Argentina Patricio Hernández 1996 Mexico José Vantolrá
1996–98 Mexico Alfredo Tena 1998 Argentina Miguel Ángel López
Jan 1, 1999 – Oct 4, 1999 Mexico Juan de Dios Castillo Oct 8, 1999 – Dec 31, 2001 Mexico Fernando Quirarte
July 1, 2002 – Sept 13, 2002 Mexico Sergio Bueno Sept 14, 2002 – Dec 31, 2003 Mexico Luis Fernando Tena
Jan 1, 2004 – Oct 31, 2005 Mexico Eduardo de la Torre Nov 3, 2005 – Dec 31, 2005 Mexico Jorge Vantolrá
Jan 1, 2006 – Feb 28, 2006 Mexico Benjamín Galindo March 5, 2006 – Sept 1, 2006 Uruguay Wilson Graniolatti
Sept 12, 2006 – March 24, 2009 Mexico Daniel Guzmán March 26, 2009 – Dec 31, 2009 Mexico Sergio Bueno
Jan 1, 2010 – Feb 20, 2011 Argentina Rubén Omar Romano Feb 21, 2011 – Sept 3, 2011 Argentina Diego Cocca
Sept 3, 2011 – Sept 18, 2011 Mexico Eduardo Rergis (int.) Sept 19, 2011 – Nov 17, 2012 Mexico Benjamín Galindo
Jan 1, 2013 – Aug 15, 2015 Portugal Pedro Caixinha Aug 19, 2015–... Spain Pako Ayestarán


Name From To
Mexico Salvador Necochea Sagui 1984 1988
Mexico Francisco Dávila Rodríguez 1989 1990
Mexico Salvador Necochea Sagui 1991 1991
Mexico Francisco Dávila Rodríguez 1991 1992
Mexico Armando Navarro Gascón 1992 1992
Mexico Alberto Canedo Macouzet 1993 1994
Mexico Francisco Dávila Rodríguez 1994 1995
Mexico Martín Ibarreche 1995 1996
Mexico Francisco Dávila Rodríguez 1996 2000
Mexico Guillermo Cantú 2000 2003
Mexico Alberto Canedo Macouzet 2004 2006
Mexico Alejandro Irarragorri 2007


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