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Alebrijes de Oaxaca

Alebrijes de Oaxaca Fútbol Club is a Mexican football team based in the city of Oaxaca, located in the state of Oaxaca. They play in the second tier of Mexican football league, Ascenso MX. The team was created when the Tecamachalco franchise won the Segunda División title and earned the promotion to the Ascenso MX. Due to poor infrastructure they were unable to participate, which led to the formation of the new Oaxaca franchise.

Alebrijes de Oaxaca
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Full nameAlebrijes de Oaxaca Fútbol Club
Nickname(s)Los Alebrijes (The Alebrijes)
FoundedDecember 10, 2012; 6 years ago (2012-12-10)
GroundEstadio Tecnológico de Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Capacity14,598 [1]
OwnerDistribuidora Disur S.A. de C.V.
ChairmanJuan Carlos Jones
ManagerAlejandro Pérez Macías
LeagueAscenso MX
Apertura 20191st (Champions)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

In the team's search for a new venue, the owners of the Tecamachalco franchise received support from the Oaxacan state government. They also received support from a group of businessmen led by Carlos Ojeda of Laredo, who wanted to bring professional football back to the state of Oaxaca.

On December 10, 2012, the president of the Liga MX, Ascenso MX, and Decio de María made the official announcement at the state capital building of the start of a new football club.[2][3] The name of the club was changed to "Alebrijes" following a vote by the public. The new name refers to the colorful folk sculptures made in the state.

On July 20, 2013, they played their first Ascenso MX game, drawing 2–2 with Atlético San Luis. On April 9, 2014, Alebrijes lost the Clausura 2014 Copa MX finals against Tigres UANL by 3–0 at the Estadio Universitario.

On December 2, 2017, Oaxaca defeated FC Juárez on penalties to win the Apertura 2017 Ascenso MX tournament.[4]

On May 28, 2019, Oaxaca had an administrative change, the franchise belonging to Grupo Tecamachalco was paused for a year so that its owners could get a new city and remodel the administration.[5] Meanwhile, the franchise belonging to Zacatepec Siglo XXI (on hiatus between 2017 and 2019) was transferred to Oaxaca to ensure the continuity of Alebrijes in Ascenso MX.[6]

StadiumEdit

Alebrijes de Oaxaca play their home matches at the Estadio Tecnológico de Oaxaca in Oaxaca City, Oaxaca. The stadium capacity is 14,950 people. Its surface is covered by natural grass.

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 19 August 2019

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Octavio Paz
2   DF César Cercado
3   DF Giovanni León (on loan from Atlas)
4   DF Arturo Ledesma
5   MF Michel García (on loan from Necaxa)
6   DF Alejandro Berber
7   MF Moisés Velasco
8   DF Antonio Sánchez (on loan from Cruz Azul)
9   FW Freddy Martín
10   MF Arturo Alvarado
11   FW Diego Jiménez
12   GK César López (on loan from Guadalajara)
13   DF Édgar Alaffita (on loan from Necaxa)
14   MF Adrián Marín
15   MF Rubén Domínguez (on loan from Guadalajara)
16   DF Manuel Marroquín
17   DF Daniel Cisneros
18   MF Fernando Vázquez (on loan from Atlas)
19   FW Jesús Lara
No. Position Player
20   FW Leandro Rodríguez
21   DF Mario Orozco (on loan from Guadalajara)
22   DF Gerson Huerta (on loan from América)
23   MF Juan Medina (on loan from Guadalajara)
24   DF Juan Aguayo (on loan from Guadalajara)
25   MF José Tehuitzil
26   MF César Landa (on loan from Veracruz)
27   DF Daniel Rendón
28   FW Alberto González
29   FW Yousuf Zetuna
30   MF Franco Faría (on loan from UNAM)
31   GK Francisco Canales
32   MF Eduardo Pastrana (on loan from Veracruz)
33   DF Rafael Castellanos
34   MF Brian Machuca
35   MF Fernando Cabrera
36   DF John Estanislao
37   DF Sebastián Carruega
38   FW Édgar Linares

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Edson Jiménez (at Inter Playa)
  GK Gerson Marín (at UAEM)
  GK Alejandro Vences (at UAEM)
  DF Armando Escobar (at Atlante)
  MF Jorge Bautista (at Sporting Canamy)
No. Position Player
  MF Diego Martínez (at UAEM)
  MF Adrián Muro (at La Piedad)
  MF Ernesto Vázquez (at UAEM)
  FW Édgar Quintana (at Sporting Canamy)

ManagersEdit

HonoursEdit

Winners (2): Apertura 2017, Apertura 2019
Runners-Up (1): Clausura 2014

Goal Scoring Champions

Year Player Goals Tournament
Apertura 2013   Gustavo Adrían Ramírez 11 Ascenso MX
Apertura 2017   Luis Madrigal 12 Ascenso MX

Notable playersEdit