Tigres UANL Premier

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Tigres UANL Premier
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Full name Club de Fútbol Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Premier
Nickname(s) Tigres (Tigers)
Felinos (Felines)
Auriazules (Gold-and-Blues)
Universitarios (College Ones)
La U de Nuevo León (The U of Nuevo León)
Founded 14 July 2015; 20 months ago (2015-07-14)
Ground Instalaciones de Zuazua
Nuevo León, Mexico
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman Alejandro Rodríguez Michelsen
Manager Hernán Elizondo
League Segunda División
Website www.tigres.com.mx

Tigres UANL Premier is the Segunda División affiliate team of Tigres UANL. They played in the lower division to provide a training ground for prospective players aspiring to play in the Primera División de México. They played in San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León. With the changes made to the Primera División "A", Tigres B disappeared from the Liga de Ascenso before starting the Apertura 2009. But, Cachorros UANL was appeared in the Segunda Division de Mexico in 2010–11 Season and disappeared after 2014–15 season, but moved to Liga Premier as Tigres Liga Premier beginning 2015–16 season.


They were born in 1991 as a Third Division team, and they were then called Tigrillos UANL (Tigrillos means "little tigers"). They played in Monterrey in those times.

In 1994, they won the Third Division championship and gained a right to participate in the Second Division. A few years later, in 1996, under the tutorship of Osvaldo Batocletti, they were again promoted, this time to Primera Division A.

The 1996 and 1997 seasons where the same that Tigres UANL were relegated to the Primera Division A. This created the unique circumstance that both the main team and the affiliate competed in the same division.

However, Mexican rules forbade two teams to have the same name, so they were renamed as simply U de NL (in reference to the UANL which they represent, despite having just been privatized). They maintained the colors, but were moved to Saltillo. During these two seasons the two only brotherly clásicos, a derby played between the two Tigres teams, were played.

After Tigres UANL were promoted again to First Division, U de NL changed its name again to Tigrillos.

In 1998, they won the Primera División A Verano 1998, however they were not promoted to First Division, because they were defeated by CF Pachuca in the promotion game (between the champion of Verano and the champion of Invierno championships, today Verano has been changed to Clausura and Invierno has been changed to Apertura). Interestingly, CF Pachuca has defeated Tigres UANL in the First Division finals twice, creating a rivalry between CF Pachuca and Tigres UANL fans.

  • 1st Final since Verano 1998: Tigrillos then played the Final of the Verano 2002 against Club San Luis, and achieved only runner-up position.
  • 1st Changes and Relocation: Due to the cost of maintaining the affiliate, in 2003, 'Tigrillos' moved to Mexico City under the administration of Club América and were called Tigrillos Coapa. This only lasted a year.
  • 2nd Changes and Relocation: In 2004 they moved to Los Mochis and where named Tigrillos Broncos. In Clausura 2005 they were renamed Tigres Los Mochis.
  • 3rd Relocation: The 2007–08 season, has Tigres Los Mochis moving to Reynosa, Tamaulipas.
  • 3rd Changes and 4th Relocation: One Season Later, has Tigres Reynosa moving to San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, and become the Tigres B. Until Then, Tigres B was dissolved after the Clausura 2009.
  • One Season Later (2010–11), has Cachorros UANL in the Segunda División de México.

Current 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
81 Mexico GK Miguel Ortega
82 Mexico GK Raúl Elizondo
83 Mexico GK Alejandro Robles
85 Mexico DF Gerardo Escobedo
87 Colombia DF Andrés Zuluaga
88 Mexico DF Sergio Bahena
89 Mexico DF José García
90 Mexico DF Arturo Flores
91 Mexico DF Ignacio Salas
92 Mexico DF Luciano Ramírez
93 Mexico DF Alberto Acosta
94 Mexico MF Víctor Alvarado
95 Mexico MF David Vázquez
No. Position Player
97 Mexico MF Orlando Vela
98 Mexico MF Antonio Esquivel
99 Mexico MF Alejandro Garza
100 Mexico MF Javiel Leal
101 Mexico MF Gilberto Rincón
102 Mexico MF Daniel Elizondo
103 Mexico MF Fabián Calvillo
104 Mexico MF Gustavo Lozano
107 Colombia MF Brayan Lucumi
108 Mexico FW Miguel Quintanilla
109 Mexico FW Brian Rubio
110 Mexico MF Oscar Cardona


  • Primera "A" League Championship: 1
Verano 1998
  • Primera "A": 0
Runner-up: (1): Verano 2002
  • Second Division Championship: 1
  • Third Division Championship: 1

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