Montañeses F.C.

Montañeses Fútbol Club is a football club that plays in the Liga Premier de MéxicoSerie A. It is based in Orizaba, Mexico.

Montañeses F.C.
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Full nameMontañeses Fútbol Club
Nickname(s)Montañeses (The Men of the Mountain)
Founded22 July 2021; 12 months ago (2021-07-22)
GroundEstadio Socum
Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico
OwnerFrancisco Jiménez
Pedro Schettino
Roberto Diez
Eli Chahín[1]
ChairmanFrancisco Jiménez
ManagerVíctor Hernández
LeagueSerie A de México – Group II
Clausura 20225th – Group II


On June 26, 2021, Fuertes de Fortín F.C., team from Fortín de las Flores, secured won promotion from the Liga TDP to the Liga Premier de México after defeating Toluca in the regional final. Following this result, the team secured a place in the Serie A de México.[2] A week later, the club won the national championship in that category.[3]

After being promoted, the Fuertes de Fortín board of directors began to receive offers from other cities such as Córdoba, Orizaba, Xalapa and Tuxtepec to relocate the club in those locations, due to the fact that the sports facilities of Fortín de las Flores did not comply with the requirements to participate in the Liga Premier. However, the team intended to continue in their hometown even though they could not promote.[4] At the end of July, Orizaba's offer began to gain acceptance among the club's owners.[5]

On July 22, 2021 Fuertes de Fortín was sold to businessmen from Orizaba,[6] who relocated it to their city and was renamed Montañeses F.C., after the originally proposed name, Academia Orizaba F.C. It could not be used due to the disaffiliation of Albinegros de Orizaba, former club that played in Orizaba, which had the right to use the name of the city in Mexican football.[7][8] On July 30, the club's participation in Serie A de México was confirmed, being placed in Group 2.[9]


Estadio Socum (deriving from So-Cu-M, the short version of its full name Estadio de la Sociedad Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma) is a football stadium in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico and it has capacity for 7,000 people.

The team also plays some of its matches at the Complejo Deportivo Orizaba Sur, a sports complex that has a soccer stadium which has an approximate capacity for 3,000 people.


First-team squadEdit

As of 13 January 2022[10]

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   MEX Isaac Hernández
2 DF   MEX José Osorio
3 DF   MEX Marcelo Arano
4 DF   MEX Alberto Hernández
5 DF   MEX Jesús Sánchez
6 MF   MEX Cristian Hernández
7 FW   MEX Carlos Estrada
8 FW   MEX Brayan Benítez
9 FW   MEX Carlos Aguilar
10 DF   MEX Caleb Hernández
11 FW   MEX Brhandon Carrera
12 GK   MEX César Mayoral
13 MF   MEX Axel Zamora
14 FW   MEX Alejandro Villa
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF   MEX César Cortés
16 MF   MEX Ramiro Vargas
17 MF   MEX Juan Bazán
18 DF   MEX Jorge Contreras
19 MF   MEX Juan Carlos Huerta
20 DF   MEX Irving Méndez
22 FW   MEX Vicente Demuner
23 MF   MEX Ernesto Aquino
24 MF   MEX Yamir López
25 GK   MEX Norberto Rosales
26 FW   MEX Héctor González
27 DF   MEX Uriel Osorio
28 GK   MEX Axel González


  1. ^ Figueiras, Mayra (1 September 2021). "90% de jugadores de Montañeses FC es de municipios de la región centro". El Sol de Orizaba (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  2. ^ "¡Club Fuertes de Fortín es el campeón de la Zona A!". Liga TDP (in Spanish). 26 June 2021. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  3. ^ Rueda, Yael (3 July 2021). "Fuertes de Fortín es campeón de campeones en la Liga TDP". esto (in Spanish). Organización Editorial Mexicana. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  4. ^ Cárdenas García, Betsabé (22 July 2021). "Seguirán Fuertes en Fortín hasta que se pueda emigrar". Diario El Mundo de Córdoba (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  5. ^ Cárdenas García, Betsabé (22 July 2021). "Seguirán Fuertes en Fortín hasta que se pueda emigrar". Diario El Mundo de Córdoba (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  6. ^ Cruz Mejía, Jesús (22 July 2021). "Sí habrá equipo de Segunda División y jugará en CDO Sur". Plan de Juego (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  7. ^ Mejía Cruz, Jesús (30 July 2021). "Se llamarán Montañeses FC". Plan de Juego (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  8. ^ Figueiras Hernández, Mayra (24 July 2021). "Orizaba "La Cuna del Fútbol" tendrá segunda división profesional". El Sol de Orizaba (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  9. ^ "¡YA ESTÁN LOS GRUPOS!". Liga Premier Magazine (in Spanish). 31 July 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Montañeses F.C." (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 September 2021.