C.F. Pachuca

This article is about the Mexican pro football club. For the Puerto Rican football club, see Pachuca Puerto Rico.
Full name Club de Fútbol Pachuca
Nickname(s) Los Tuzos (The Gophers)
El Equipo de México (Mexico's Team)
La Cuna del Fútbol (The Cradle of Football)
Founded November 28, 1901 (1901-11-28)
Ground Estadio Hidalgo,
Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico
Ground Capacity 27,512
Owner Grupo Pachuca
Grupo Carso
Chairman Jesús Martínez Patiño
Manager Diego Alonso
League Liga MX
Apertura 2016 2nd

Club de Fútbol Pachuca is a Mexican professional football team based in Pachuca, Hidalgo, that competes in Liga MX. Founded by British miners in 1901, it is one of the oldest football clubs in the Americas. After decades of mediocre or poor performances between the 1st and 2nd division, Pachuca was promoted once again to the Primera División in 1998. Since then it has been one of the most successful clubs in Mexico, winning six national championships, four CONCACAF Champions' Cups, the 2007 SuperLiga, defeating Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy and one Copa Sudamericana in 2006 Pachuca became the first CONCACAF team to win a CONMEBOL tournament. Pachuca was one of the founding members of the Mexican Primera División.


Amateur era

Cornish emigrant miners working for the Compañía Real del Monte y Pachuca founded the "Pachuca Athletic Club" in 1901. Originally they practiced football as only a hobby during the free time they had while working at the mines owned by William Blamey. Alfred C. Crowle was the man who first introduced the sport to the mine workers, bringing the first footballs and the rules. Other clubs soon were established in surrounding states, including Albinegros de Orizaba, Reforma AC, British Club, Puebla A.C. and Mexico Cricket Club.

On July 19, 1907, the Mexican Primera División was founded, with Pachuca as one of the founding members.

In the 1908 season, a Mexican born player, David Islas, appeared for the first time in the ranks of the team. From 1910 to 1912, the Mexican Revolution decimated professional football in Mexico until only three clubs remained; Pachuca being one of them. By 1915, most of the players on the team were Mexicans. From 1917 to 1920, Pachuca were league champions under British coach Alfred C. Crowle. Pachuca then went into a hiatus during the 1920–1921 season when most of its players moved to Mexico City. Many years passed by until a second division Mexican Second Division team were reassembled.

Professional era

In 1967 the team is crowned champion of the Segunda División and is able to move up to the Primera División. The team fares poorly and returns to the Segunda División in the early 1970s. The "Tuzos" would have to wait 19 years before being able to return to the Primera División in the 1992–1993 season, where they would struggle to remain and were relegated at the end of that same season. The loss of prestige of the Segunda División causes a new division of play to be created. The Primera División A is created in 1994, later called Liga de Ascenso and the team is a sensation. However, they are unable to crown their efforts and fall to Atlético Celaya in an overtime final. In the 1995–1996 season, the team becomes champion of the Primera "A" tournament and is promoted to the Primera División. The team struggles yet again, and returns to the Primera División "A" once more.

After the FMF splits the calendar into two half-length tournaments, Pachuca becomes champion of the Winter tournament. After defeating Tigrillos in the promotion final, once again, Pachuca returns to the Primera División. In the 1998–1999 season, the team breaks its own bad streak by a draw against Atlante F.C. in the Estadio Azteca in front of 30,000 people and avoid returning to the Primera División "A" and for the first time in 30 years remaining in the top league for two consecutive years under coach Javier Aguirre. In the winter tournament of 1999, Pachuca makes history by crowning itself for the first time since the league become professional. They defeat Cruz Azul in the second leg of the final playoff. Javier Aguirre leads an unexpected team to victory, which culminated with a golden goal scored by Argentinian striker Alejandro Glaria who used his inner thigh to push the ball into the net. Repeatedly interviewed during quarterfinals and semi-finals, Aguirre declared that he never expected to get so far, and originally expected to be on vacation by that point. As a result of their conquest, the team is invited to participate in the now defunct Copa Merconorte. With a strong effort from the organization, they manage to keep 85% of the original championship team and by 2001, the "Tuzos", again under Javier Aguirre, are finalists in the summer tournament. They fall to Santos Laguna in the Estadio Corona in Torreón, Coahuila. During that season, the team lost one of its biggest figures when Pablo Hernán Gómez was killed in a car accident on January 29, 2001. By the end of 2001, Javier Aguirre is chosen by Femexfut to coach the Mexico national team which found itself at risk of not qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan. The team selects Alfredo Tena to be the new coach. Tena leads the team to the 2001 Winter Tournament Finals where they face UANL in the Estadio Universitario and conquer their second league title.

2001 was also a celebration year for the team. It became the first Mexican professional football team to reach 100 years of existence. The team organized a large number of special events, among them the inauguration of a university with a curriculum that revolves entirely around football related fields Universidad del Fútbol. In 2003, the team captured yet another championship, again against UANL, and again in their stadium. This time, the coach was Víctor Manuel Vucetich. In its recent history, Pachuca has become a team to be respected in Mexican football and is nicknamed "El Equipo de México" (Mexico's Team). Between 2003 and 2006 the team devoted more attention to social and marketing issues and failed to make the playoffs during two consecutive seasons. President Jesús Martínez however, vowed that the team would return to be among the headliners of the Primera División. As a result, Pachuca won the Clausura 2006 championship in a final against San Luis after having an exceptional season which saw it finish in 1st place of the general standings. It was the first time that Pachuca won the championship by playing the return match in its home stadium. Consequently, Pachuca is the first qualifier to the CONCACAF Champions' Cup 2007, and defeated Guadalajara in the final.

Pachuca on May 27, 2007 won their 5th domestic title, in a final that was disputed against America, in winning this championship Pachuca has won 4 trophies in the past 17 months, 2 domestic exactly one year apart, and two international championships The Copa Sudamericana and the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. In winning Pachuca will have the honor of defending their Champions' Cup title during the 2008 Champions' Cup Tournament. On July 31, 2007, Pachuca entered into a club-to-club partnership with the Colorado Rapids Soccer Club in the USA. The alliance will include a home-and-home annual series between the clubs, an exchange of best business practices, and the establishment of the Tuzos Soccer Academy at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, which was officially launched on October 1, 2007. The move established the Rapids as Pacucha's official partner club in the United States, in a move designed for promotion of both on the field development, player exchanges, and business incentives for both clubs on either side of the border.

A recent title is the "SuperLiga" trophy, a tournament between teams from the Mexican League and Major League Soccer from the United States. Pachuca beat the Los Angeles Galaxy in penalty kicks (4–3) after tying 1–1 after overtime. The main prize besides the trophy was a million dollars to the winner. With this, Pachuca added its 5th tournament victory in 15 months. The CONCACAF awarded Pachuca, 2007 CONCACAF Team of the Year for their 5 titles in 15 months. With the victory over Guadalajara, Pachuca claimed a spot in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup, scheduled for December 7–16, 2007. They were knocked out by their first rival in the tournament, CAF champions Étoile Sportive du Sahel from Tunisia on December 8. On April 2008, Pachuca reclaimed the CONCACAF Champions Cup and secured a berth for the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup scheduled for December 2008 in Japan.

Recently, Pachuca has been developing an outstanding youth program including several young players (most of them under 16), this proposal involves a football training camp during summer. In 2009 Pachuca made it to the Clausura 2009 Final,they became runner-up after they lost to UNAM Pumas. On April 2010, Pachuca clenched their fourth CONCACAF Champions Cup Title after defeating Cruz Azul,and secured a berth for the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup. During the Bicentenario 2010 Pachuca made it to the semi-finals with a 2–2 draw at Estadio Hidalgo,and then losing 1–0 on Toluca soil,losing 3–2 on aggregate score.

Copa Sudamericana

In December 2006, Pachuca played its first continental championship game ever, facing Colo-Colo from Chile. The first leg ended in a 1–1 draw, and in the return game, played in Chile, Pachuca won the Copa Sudamericana championship by a score of 2–1. Pachuca's goals for the title were made at first, by their symbol Gabriel Caballero and in an excellent play Chitiva gave the ball to Christian "El Chaco" Giménez who scored the "Golden Goal" for their greatest conquer in their history.

In doing so, Pachuca became the first Mexican team and CONCACAF team to win a CONMEBOL championship. In addition, Pachuca is also the only team in the world to have won a club competition in a Confederation outside of its own. Steven Becerra signed for Pachuca

Pachuca's historic table in First Division (1967–Clausura 2016)

12 1967/68 30 8 8 14 37 52 −15 24 First Promotion (Victory 2 points)
10 1968/69 3011634951−228
8 1969/70 30117124149−829
16 1970/71 34117163846 −829
01973/74000000 00 First Relegation
17 1992/93 38107213956 −1727 Second Promotion (Victory 3 points)
01993/9400000000 Second Relegation
17Invierno 1996173682536 −1115 Short Tournaments and Third Promotion
14 Verano 1997 17 5 2 10 24 32 −8 17
0 Invierno 1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Third Relegation
0 Verano 1998 00000000
16 Invierno 1998 1751112839−1116 Fourth Promotion
9 Verano 1999 176652322 124
7, ChampionInvierno 1999178272828026First Championship

Pachuca vs Cruz Azul

(2–2 0–1 AGREG=2–3)

16Verano 2000174581825−717
4Invierno 2000178452418 1628 Quarter-finals

Pachuca vs Monarcas Morelia

(0–0 1–2 AGREG=2–1)

6, Runner-up Verano 2001 177462222025 Final

Pachuca vs Santos Laguna

(2–1 3–1 AGREG=4–3)

3, Champion Invierno 2001 189542924532 Second Championship

Pachuca vs Tigres UANL

(2–0 1–1 AGREG=1–3)

13 Verano 2002 186482633 −722
20Apertura 2002192982135−1415
15Clausura 2003194962123−221
3, ChampionApertura 20031910632819 936 Third Championship

Pachuca vs Tigres UANL

(3–1 1–0 AGREG=2–3)

8Clausura 2004196853233−126 Reclassification

Pachuca vs Cruz Azul

(1–2 0–2 AGREG=4–1)

3Apertura 2004179533019 1132 Quarter-finals

Pachuca vs Monterrey

(1–2 1–1 AGREG=3–2)

14 Clausura 2005 175572027−720
6Apertura 2005177732618 828 Semi-final

Pachuca vs Toluca

(0–0 2–1 AGREG=2–1)

1, Champion Clausura 2006 1794433191431 Fourth Championship

Pachuca vs San Luis

(0–0 1–0 AGREG=1–0)

6Apertura 2006177553224 826 Semi-final

Pachuca vs Toluca

(1–1 1–0 AGREG=2–1)

1, Champion Clausura 2007 17123236122439 Fifth championship

Pachuca vs América

(1–2 1–1 AGREG=3–2)

9Apertura 2007177372623 324 Reclassification

Pachuca vs Cruz Azul

(0–2 4–0 AGREG=6–0)

10Clausura 2008176472725222 Reclassification

Pachuca vs San Luis

(1 -1 2–1 AGREG=3–2)

12Apertura 2008175662525 021
1,Runner-up Clausura 2009 17113342231936 Final

Pachuca vs Pumas UNAM

(1–0 2–2 AGREG=3–2)

8Apertura 2009177372429−524
8Bicentenario 2010177462726 125 Semi-final

Pachuca vs Toluca

(2–2 1–0 AGREG=3–2)

7Apertura 2010177462728−125 Quarter-finals

Pachuca vs Monterrey

(1–1 3–3 AGREG=4–4 (Monterrey best table place)

13Clausura 2011174671625−918
6Apertura 2011177552825326 Quarter-finals

Pachuca vs Tigres UANL

(0–1 3–0 AGREG=4–0)

'6Clausura 20121777324'177'28 Quarter-finals

Pachuca vs America

(1–3 0–1 AGREG=3–2)

13'Apertura 20121756613'20−721'
11'Clausura 20131762918'25'−720'
14'Apertura 20131738614'18'−417'
6'Clausura 20141773723'21'224'
7'Apertura 20141774620'18'225'
7'Clausura 20151774625'21'425'
12'Apertura 20151763830'33'−321'
2'Clausura 20161786331'16'1530' Sixth Championship

Pachuca vs Monterrey (1-0 1-1 AGRGE= 1-2)

Club records

Main article: Pachuca Club records


Kit evolution and rare kits


First kit evolution









First kit evolution








Shirt sponsors and manufacturers

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
1992–95 Azúl Sport Sepros
1995–96 Tuzos Sport Corona/Confía
1997–00 Atlética Cemento Cruz Azul/Corona
2000–01 Atlética Cemento Cruz Azul/Futura/Corona/Gigante
2001–02 Atlética Cemento Cruz Azul/Futura/Pepsi/Corona/Gigante
2002–03 Atlética Cemento Cruz Azul/Pepsi/Sol/Gigante
2003–04 Atlética Cemento Cruz Azul/Pepsi/Office Depot/Sol/Gigante
2004–05 Puma Cemento Cruz Azul/Pepsi/Office Depot/Gigante
2005–06 Puma Cemento Cruz Azul/Pepsi/Iusacell/Office Depot/Gigante/Mobil
2006–07 Puma Cemento Cruz Azul/Uniroyal/Mobil/Pepsi/Office Depot/Gigante
2007–08 Puma Cemento Cruz Azul/Pepsi/Iusacell/Mobil/Office Depot/Gigante
2008–09 Puma Gamesa/Pepsi/Iusacell/Mobil/Office Depot/Gigante/Uniroyal
2009–10 Puma Gamesa/ADO/Mobil/Uniroyal/Pepsi/Iusacell/Mobil/Office Depot/Martí/HSBC/Fox Sports
2010–11 Nike Gamesa/Mobil/ADO/Michelin/Pepsi/Office Depot/Martí
2011–12 Nike Gamesa/Cobertores Proviedencia/Pepsi/Office Depot/Martí
2012–13 Nike Gamesa/ADO/Cobertores Proviedencia/Pepsi/Office Depot/Nextel/Mobil Super/Tecate
2013–14 Nike Cemento Fortaleza/Cobertores Proviedencia/Pepsi/Office Depot/Telcel/Mobil Super/Corona
2014–15 Nike Cemento Fortaleza/Cobertores Providencia/Office Depot/Telcel/Telemundo/Mobil Super/Corona/Samsung


First-team squad

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

No. Position Player
3 Mexico DF Joaquín Esquivel
4 United States DF Omar Gonzalez
5 Mexico MF Víctor Guzmán (on loan from Guadalajara)
6 Mexico DF Raúl López
7 Mexico MF Rodolfo Pizarro
8 Mexico FW Hirving Lozano
9 Brazil FW Mateus Gonçalves
10 Uruguay FW Jonathan Urretaviscaya
11 Argentina FW Rubén Botta
12 Mexico DF Emmanuel García
13 Mexico GK Alfonso Blanco
15 Mexico MF Erick Gutiérrez (Captain)
16 Mexico MF Jorge Hernández
No. Position Player
18 Mexico DF Joaquín Martínez
19 Colombia FW Wilson Morelo
21 Mexico GK Óscar Pérez (on loan from Cruz Azul)
22 Mexico GK Alain Estrada
23 Colombia DF Óscar Murillo
25 Mexico FW David Ramírez
26 Mexico DF Érick Aguirre
27 Colombia FW Juan Calero
29 Argentina FW Franco Jara
32 Mexico DF Héctor López
33 Colombia DF Stefan Medina (on loan from Monterrey)
34 Mexico DF Óscar Torres

For recent transfers, see List of Mexican football transfers winter 2016–2017.

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
Mexico GK Rodolfo Cota (at Guadalajara)
Mexico GK Carlos Fernández (loan to Murciélagos)
Uruguay GK Sebastián Sosa (at Rosario Central)
Uruguay GK Franco Torgnascioli (at Zacatecas)
Mexico GK Carlos Velázquez (at Everton)
Mexico DF Daniel Arreola (at Atlas)
Mexico DF Miguel Herrera (at UANL)
Mexico DF Heriberto Olvera (at Zacatecas)
Mexico DF Marco Pérez (at BUAP)
Mexico DF Hugo Rodríguez (loan to Morelia)
Mexico DF Osvaldo Rodríguez (at León)
Mexico DF Abraham Torres Nilo (at UAEM)
Mexico DF Miguel Velázquez (at Zacatecas)
Mexico MF Steven Almeida (at Everton)
Mexico MF Juan Pablo Fassi (at Puebla)
Mexico MF Rodolfo Galindo (loan to Murciélagos)
Mexico MF Luis García (loan to Murciélagos)
Mexico MF Julio Gómez (at Coras)
No. Position Player
Mexico MF Josué Gómez (at Juárez)
Mexico MF Nahum Gómez (at Everton)
Mexico MF Luis Hernández (at U. de C.)
Mexico MF Kevin Huezo (loan to Murciélagos)
Mexico MF Mauro Laínez (at Zacatecas)
Mexico MF Fernando Madrigal (at Zacatecas)
Mexico MF Héctor Mascorro (at Zacatecas)
Mexico MF Iván Ochoa (at Everton)
Colombia MF John Pajoy (at Deportivo Cali)
Ecuador MF Cristian Penilla (at Morelia)
Mexico MF Juan Carlos Silva (at UAT)
Mexico MF Miguel Tapias (at Zacatecas)
Mexico MF Dieter Villalpando (at Chiapas)
Mexico FW Marco Bueno (at Guadalajara)
Argentina FW Germán Cano (at León)
Mexico FW Fernando Cortés (at Oaxaca)
Mexico FW Guillermo Martínez (at Coras)

Reserve teams

Pachuca Premier
Reserve team that plays in the Segunda División in the third level of the Mexican league system.

Liga MX scoring leaders

No. Player Career
1 Argentina Mexico Gabriel Caballero 1998–2002, 2003–2004 y 2005–2009 61
2 Mexico Juan Carlos Cacho 2004–2008 y 2009–2010 53
3 ArgentinaMexico Christian Giménez 2006–2009 45
4 Mexico Sergio Santana 2000–2005 44
5 Mexico Jesús Zárate 1967–1970 38
6 Brazil Francisco Moacyr Santos 1967–1971 37
7Colombia Mexico Andrés Chitiva 2000–2008 y 2011 37
8 Mexico Hirving Lozano 2014 – 29
9 Argentina Alejandro Glaría 1998–2000 26
10 Argentina Lorenzo Sáez 1996–1997 25
11 Mexico Juan Manuel Medina 1969–1972 24
12 Argentina Ariel Nahuelpán 2014–2016 23
13 Mexico Jorge "Tepo" Rodríguez 1968–1972 22
14Mexico Francisco Gabriel de Anda 2000–2005 22
15 Argentina Mexico Damián Álvarez 2006–2010 22
16 Argentina Pablo Hernán Gómez 1999–2001 21
17 Paraguay Edgar Benítez 2009–2011 21
18 Venezuela Juan Arango 2001–2003 20
19Mexico Luis Ángel Landín 2006–2007 19
20 Ecuador Enner Valencia Clausura 2014 18

Most appearances

No. Player Period Games
1 Colombia Mexico Miguel Calero 2000–11 395
2 Mexico Argentina Gabriel Caballero 1998–02
3 Mexico Jaime Correa 2001–10, 2013 331
4 Mexico Alberto Rodríguez 1994–97
5 Mexico Paul Aguilar 2004–2011 307
6 Colombia Mexico Andrés Chitiva 2001–08, 2011 271
7 Mexico Leobardo López 2005–2012 220
8 Mexico Carlos Rodríguez 2004–2012 205



Professional era

Invierno 1999, Invierno 2001, Apertura 2003, Clausura 2006, Clausura 2007, Clausura 2016
1995-96, Invierno 1997.
1966-67, 1991-92.
Final de Ascenso 1997-98

Amateur era

1904-05, 1917–18, 1919–20


2002, 2007, 2008, 2009–10

Other tournaments

1907-08, 1911–12
2000, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2014


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