Pioneros de Cancún
|Full name||Deportivo Pioneros de Cancún Fútbol Club|
|Nickname(s)||Los Pioneros (The Pioneers)|
El Equipo de Casa (The Home Team)
El Once Caribeño (The Eleven Caribbean)
Los Hijos de Cancún (The Sons of Cancún)
|Founded||3 May 1984|
|Ground||Estadio Andrés Quintana Roo,|
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
|Owner||Municipality of Benito Juárez|
|Chairman||Guillermo Páez González|
|League||Liga Premier - Serie A|
The name Pioneros comes from a local branch of hotels in Cancún, México.The club was founded in 1984 when they join the Tercera División de México and still holds its name which now identifies the city of Cancún.The club obtains its first cup after defeating Conejos in el estadio “Víctor Manuel Reyna” in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. The next year the club would finish third place and so play in a promotional play off with clubs Lobos and Aguilas B. As a result, the club would be promoted to the Segunda B but the owner decided to buy a franchise in the Segunda A which would allow them to play for a chance to be promoted to the Primera División de México.
Playing in the Segunda A the club came close many times but fail in there attempts to be promoted and in the early 1990s the city cut resources and so the club once aging fell to the inferior divisions. In the mid-1990s the club changed its name to Tucanes de Cancun but fail to gain popularity and so force was forced to change the name back to its original name Pioneros. It was until 2006 when José del Carmen Vázquez Ávila bought the club and has now proposed a plan to have the franchise in the first division in a couple of yearsand by so have gain the support of the natives.
Vázquez's project was truncated in 2007, when Atlante F.C., then a First Division team, moved from Mexico City to Cancun, which relegated Pioneros to be the second team in the city. Finally, in 2009, the franchise was sold to a new team called Guerreros de Acapulco. Pioneros maintained its Third Division team, in the 2010-11 season an alliance was formed with Atlante, to form a development team, called Pioneros Potros.
In August 2012 it was possible to revive Pioneros with a participant franchise in the Liga de Nuevos Talentos, in 2013-14 season, Pioneros won the Apertura 2013 tournament, in this way, the team reached the Final de Ascenso (Promotion Playoff).
On May 24, 2014, Pioneros defeated Selva Cañera and in this way, the team achieved its promotion to the Liga Premier de Ascenso, league in which the club currently competes. In January 2015, Pioneros changed its stadium and began playing at the Estadio Andrés Quintana Roo, the Estadio Cancún 86 became its alternative ground.
Kit evolution and rare kitsEdit
- Home kit: Red and White vertical Stripes shirt, red shorts and socks.
- Away kit: White with Red neck and shoulders, White shorts and socks.
- First kit evolution
- As of January 31, 2020
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- Pioneros Junior
- Reserve team that plays in the Liga TDP in the fifth level of the Mexican league system.
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