Cruz Azul Hidalgo

Club Deportivo Cruz Azul Hidalgo, also known as Cruz Azul Hidalgo, was a professional football club in Mexico who last played in the Liga Premier league of Mexico. Their stadium was the Estadio 10 de Diciembre located in Ciudad Cooperativa Cruz Azul (previously name the town of Jasso) in Hidalgo and was the affiliate team of Cruz Azul. The team dissolved in 2014 after Zacatepec 1948 bought their spot to remain in Ascenso MX.[2] But has a team in the Liga Premier de Ascenso, replace Cruz Azul Jasso.

Cruz Azul Hidalgo
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Full nameClub Deportivo Cruz Azul Hidalgo
Nickname(s)La Maquinita (The Little Machine)
Founded1930; 91 years ago (1930)
GroundEstadio 10 de Diciembre
Ciudad Cooperativa Cruz Azul, Hidalgo, Mexico
Capacity7,761[1]
OwnerCemento Cruz Azul
ChairmanÁlvaro Dávila
ManagerVacant
LeagueLiga Premier - Serie A
2020–211st – Group II (Runner–up)

HistoryEdit

Early timesEdit

The team began its professional activity in the Tercera División, in 1990 it achieved the runner-up in the category and managed to be promoted to Second Division "B". In 1994 the team won its promotion to the Segunda Division 'A', however, that year a remodeling of Mexican football was presented with the creation of the Primera División 'A', so Cruz Azul Hidalgo was invited to the new Segunda División, which became the third tier of the Mexican league system. In the first season in the Second Division, Cruz Azul Hidalgo won the championship of the season and the promotion to Primera 'A' after defeating Bachilleres.

Ascenso MXEdit

In the Verano 1999 and Verano 2000 tournaments of the Primera División A, the club finished as runner-up in the league, being defeated by Unión de Curtidores and Irapuato respectively.

In 2003 the team was moved to Oaxaca City and renamed Cruz Azul Oaxaca, in this location the team was runner-up in the 2005 Apertura Tournament, being defeated by Puebla, in 2006 the team returned to the State of Hidalgo. In 2006, the Cruz Azul Jasso club was created as the institution's third team, participating in the Segunda División.

After 2006 the team consolidated itself in the league, qualifying for the play–offs on a regular basis, and continuing its participation even when the league eliminated the reserve teams from Liga MX. As of 2012 the team began to have problems in the relegation table, ensuring its permanence in the final part of the seasons.

In 2014 the team was bought by the owners of Zacatepec 1948, who used the franchise to give continuity to their team in the Ascenso MX.[3]

Liga Premier de MéxicoEdit

After the sale of the Cruz Azul Hidalgo franchise to Zacatepec, the Cruz Azul Jasso, which played in the Liga Premier de Ascenso, was renamed Cruz Azul Hidalgo to ensure the team's permanence in a category below the one it was active in until that year. The club was runner-up in the division in the Clausura 2015 and 2020–21 tournaments.

At the end of 2020, Cruz Azul had changes in its board of directors, so an austerity policy was initiated with the aim of eliminating the club's debts, for this reason, the continuity of the Cruz Azul Hidalgo team began to be questioned,[4] on June 26, 2021 it was announced that the team would be put on hiatus for the 2021–22 season.[5]

StadiumEdit

The Estadio 10 de Diciembre was created for Cruz Azul until they moved to Mexico City leaving it without a team. Cruz Azul Jasso then started playing there. The stadium can hold 17,000 comfortably and the stands offer some good shade.

Current squadEdit

As of January 31, 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
81 GK   MEX Julio Galindo
82 GK   MEX Luis Macías
85 DF   MEX Jesús López
88 DF   MEX José Lozada
91 MF   MEX Carlos Campos
103 FW   MEX Carlos Aguilar
No. Pos. Nation Player
104 MF   MEX Ángel Espinoza
105 MF   MEX Jesús Martínez
106 MF   MEX Diego Álvarez
107 MF   MEX Carlos Magallón
109 GK   MEX Emilio Von Hauke

Club HonoursEdit

1994–95
Clausura 2007
Apertura 2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estadio 10 de diciembre" (in Spanish). Liga BBVA. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  2. ^ http://www.mediotiempo.com/futbol/mexico/noticias/2014/05/19/desaparecera-cruz-azul-hidalgo-jasso-el-nuevo-semillero
  3. ^ García, Vito (15 May 2014). "Exclusiva: Cruz Azul Hidalgo desaparece para convertirse en Zacatepec". Goal (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  4. ^ Parra, Abigail (18 June 2021). "¡Cruz Azul Hidalgo desaparece! La crisis pegó en la cementera". mediotiempo.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  5. ^ @CruzAzulHidalg (26 June 2021). "No es un adiós es un hasta luego..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "Cruz Azul Hidalgo". Liga BBVA MX. Retrieved 18 September 2020.

External linksEdit

"Exclusiva: Cruz Azul Hidalgo Desaparece Para Convertirse En Zacatepec." Goal.com. Goal, 15 May 2014. Web. 15 May 2014.