San Luis F.C.

San Luis Fútbol Club, known more commonly as San Luis or San Luis Potosí, was a Mexican professional football club from the city of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The club was founded in 1957, when they were known as Santos (saints). The team's nickname of Tuneros, a reference to the tuna fruit, was later changed to Gladiadores. The nickname for the team was then changed to Reales.[1] The nickname Tribu Real is a reference to the fact that the team was once named Real San Luis. Another nickname recently given to the team is El Equipo del Milagro (The Miracle team) because of the last-minute "miracle" to stay in the highest division. San Luis play their home games at Alfonso Lastras Ramirez Stadium. On May 28, 2013 it was confirmed the team would move to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico and be renamed Chiapas Fútbol Club.[2]

San Luis Potosí
Full nameSan Luis Fútbol Club
Nickname(s)Reales (Royals)
Gladiadores (Gladiators)
Tuneros
FoundedSeptember 23, 1957
DissolvedMay 28, 2013
GroundEstadio Alfonso Lastras
San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
Capacity28,000

History

The team began playing the Tercera Division de Mexico where they were able to win the 1969–70 season gaining promotion to Segunda Division.

In the 1970–71 season San Luis was able to win Segunda Division. This automatically gave them the promotion to go to Primera Division for the 1971–72 season.

Their stint in Primera Division was cut short after losing the relegation playoff against Laguna in the 1973–74 season.

It did not take long for San Luis to once again win Segunda Division and in 1975–76 they achieved the title and the right for promotion for the 1976–77 season. This would lead to the Potosino classic in the top flight since Atlético Potosino had achieved promotion in the 1973–74 season as semi finalist.

Once again their stay in Primera Division did not last long. In the end of a great season in 1976–77 where they reached the championship playoff, the franchise was sold to Tampico Madero who took over their spot in Primera Division.

The team returned to Primera Division in the 2002–03 season ending in the mid table position. This stint was short lived since the tournaments after they did not do well and ended up being relegated after the 2003–04 season.

Their last stint was in Primera Division was in 2005–06 season when they gain promotion after winning the 2004–05 Primera 'A'.

After the 2012–13 season Querétaro was relegated to the Ascenso MX after accumulating the lowest coefficient over the past three seasons. Querétaro would have been replaced by the 2012 Apertura Ascenso MX champion La Piedad, who won promotion after defeating the Clausura 2013 winner Neza in a promotional play-off. However, on May 28, 2013, Querétaro's ownership announced that it bought out Jaguares de Chiapas and relocated the team to Querétaro, dissolving the old Querétaro team and ensuring that Querétaro would still have a team in the first division. It was also announced that San Luis would move to Tuxtla Gutiérrez and be renamed Chiapas F.C., replacing the new outgoing Querétaro. Finally, La Piedad confirmed that they would also relocate to Veracruz and be renamed as Veracruz. These changes have sparked controversy in the Mexican press as Querétaro effectively bought its place back in the first division and newly promoted La Piedad completely lost its team.[3] With this San Luis was left without a team in top flight now having only Atlético San Luis, was formed in 2013, in Ascenso MX.

Historic Badges

Honours

National

Verano 2002, Apertura 2004
  • Campeón de Ascenso: (2)
2002, 2005
1970-71, 1975–76
1969-70

Club Records

Top goalscorers

San Luis Fútbol Club
Rank Player Goals
1 Ariel González51 Goals
2 Alfredo Moreno40 Goals
3 Marcelo27 Goals
4 Braulio Luna20 Goals
5 Angel Lemus16 Goals
6 Tressor Moreno16 Goals
7 Wilmer Aguirre13 Goals
8 Israel Martínez13 Goals
9 Víctor Piríz12 Goals
10 Ángel Reyna10 Goals
  • Players in bold are currently active with San luis.
  • Players in italic are still active but are not currently with San Luis.

Managers

References

  1. "Reales, el nuevo mote del San Luis" (Press release) (in Spanish). Pulso. July 27, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  2. "Reales van a Chiapas y La Piedad a Veracruz". mediotiempo.com. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  3. Marshall, Tom (29 May 2013). "Liga MX team changes finalized". Retrieved 11 August 2013.
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