Atlético San Luis

Club Atlético de San Luis, commonly known as Atlético San Luis, is a Mexican professional football club based in San Luis Potosí, replacing San Luis Potosí's Liga MX team San Luis FC after its relocation. San Luis was promoted to Liga MX in 2019.

Atlético San Luis
Atlético San Luis Logo.svg
Full nameClub Atlético de San Luis[1]
Nickname(s)Los Atléticos (The Athletics)
Founded28 May 2013; 9 years ago (2013-05-28)
GroundEstadio Alfonso Lastras
San Luis Potosí City, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
OwnerAtlético de Madrid del Potosí S.A. de C.V.[2]
ChairmanAlberto Marrero
ManagerAndré Jardine
LeagueLiga MX
Guardianes 202117th
WebsiteClub website
Current season


After the Clausura 2013 season, San Luis F.C., San Luis Potosí's first division franchise, relocated to Tuxtla Gutiérrez and became Chiapas F.C., leaving the city without a first division team. Jacobo Payán, owner of Estadio Alfonso Lastras and one of the largest employers of this state, acquired Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz from Ascenso MX and relocated it to the city. This sale happened after La Piedad, who recently won promotion, relocated to Veracruz.

Albeit the identity confusion, Atlético is essentially a resurrection of San Luis Fútbol Club geographically and aesthetically speaking. This is clearly reflected in the new shield that keeps the traditional blue and gold colors of the State of San Luis Potosí, although in darker hues.

The Apertura 2013 was their first tournament in the Ascenso MX, in which they gained access to their first league play, finishing seventh place in the overall standings, later to be eliminated by Club Necaxa in the quarterfinals. The first leg was held at the Estadio Alfonso Lastras Ramírez with a score of 2–0 in favor of Necaxa set, and back at the Victoria Stadium (Aguascalientes) with a score of 2–0 in favor of Necaxa, and so Atletico San Luis was eliminated 4–0 on aggregate.


The Jaguares de Chiapas franchise nearly moved back to San Luis Potosí in time for the 2016–17 Liga MX season however the deal fell through causing San Luis to be unable to register for the Ascenso nor the top-tier league. The 2016–17 season ended up being a season without football for the city of San Luis Potosí.[3][4]

Atlético Madrid allianceEdit

On 16 March 2017 Atlético Madrid announced a 50% ownership of the club along with the state of San Luis and other minority owners.[2] The goal was for Atlético Madrid to carry their club talents to San Luis. The club was expected to compete in the Ascenso MX for the 2017–18 season. Manager Salvador Reyes Jr. intends on relying on prospects from Atletico Madrid's academy to supplement his roster for the 2017–2018 campaign.[5]

Promotion to Liga MXEdit

On 5 May 2019 Atlético San Luis beat rivals Dorados de Sinaloa for the second consecutive time in a tournament final, thus promoting them to the first division of Mexican football.


Atlético San Luis play their home matches at the Estadio Alfonso Lastras in San Luis Potosí City, San Luis Potosí. The stadium capacity is 25,709 people. It is owned by Jacobo Payán Latuff, and its surface is covered by natural grass. The stadium was opened in May 1999.




Position Staff
Chairman   Alberto Marrero
Vice-chairman   Jacobo Payán Latuff
General Director   Rodrigo Incera
Vice-director   Severiano García
Director of football   Íñigo Regueiro

Source: Liga MX

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Manager   André Jardine
Assistant managers   Gustavo Da Silva
  Rafael Fernández
Goalkeeper coach   Cristian Caro
Fitness coach   Mario Perez
Physiotherapist   Carlos Pérez
Team doctor   Juan Martínez


First-team squadEdit

As of 22 June 2021[6]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ARG Marcelo Barovero
2 MF   MEX Juan David Castro
3 DF   MEX Jesús Piñuelas
5 DF   MEX Ricardo Chávez
6 MF   MEX Andrés Iniestra
7 FW   ARG Germán Berterame
8 MF   URU Juan Sanabria (on loan from Atlético Madrid)
9 FW   URU Abel Hernández
10 MF   ARG Rubens Sambueza
11 MF   MEX Zahid Muñoz (on loan from Guadalajara)
15 MF   URU Facundo Waller
16 MF   MEX Javier Güémez (captain)
18 FW   SVN Andrés Vombergar
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   MEX Ramón Juárez (on loan from América)
20 DF   ESP Unai Bilbao
21 MF   VEN Jhon Murillo
24 GK   MEX Andrés Sánchez
26 MF   MEX Salvador González
30 DF   ECU Fernando León
32 GK   MEX Diego Urtiaga
DF   MEX Aldo Cruz (on loan from Tijuana)
DF   MEX Rodrigo González
DF   MEX Juan Pablo Martínez
MF   BRA Rodrigo Dourado
FW   MEX Alejandro Organista (on loan from Guadalajara)
FW   BRA Vitinho

Out on loanEdit

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BRA Léo Coelho (at Nacional)
DF   MEX Walter Ortega (at Cancún)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   MEX Vladimir Moragrega (at Atlético Ottawa)

Reserve teamsEdit



  1. ^ MX, LIGA MX / ASCENSO. "ASCENSO MX – Página Oficial de la Liga del Fútbol Profesional en México .: Bienvenido".
  2. ^ a b "Club Atlético de Madrid – Acuerdo con la franquicia del Atlético San Luis". Club Atlético de Madrid.
  3. ^ "San Luis volverá a Primera; Jaguares emigraría".
  4. ^ "San Luis se quedará un año sin futbol". 9 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Chava Reyes contempla jugadores del Atleti para San Luis".
  6. ^ "LIGA MX - Página Oficial de la Liga Mexicana del Fútbol Profesional".

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