Day of the Dead It is the date in which we remember our loved ones who are no longer with us, and just as there are people who have left a great void in our hearts, there are also teams who have left an irreplaceable place, because they ‘died’ and disappeared from Liga MX.
From clubs with a long tradition like Tiburones Rojos del Veracruz, who spent decades in Mexican football Even today, teams with an ephemeral passage through our football, such as Colibríes de Morelos, are remembered.
THE HUMMINGBIRD OF MORELOS
This picturesque team that played at Mariano Matamoros Stadium in the city of Xochitepec, Morelos was founded on December 10, 2002 when the owners of Atlético Celaya decided to move the franchise to Morelos and create this new team.
However, they lasted only one year in the First League, as long as their existence lasted, because after falling to the First A, the team could no longer continue and eventually disappeared.
The last day of Clausura 2023 will undoubtedly remain in the memory of this team, when there was nothing to save them from relegation on the last day, because after a draw against Cruz Azul, they only needed Jaguares de Chiapas not to win a match against Tecos. .
Los Chiapanecos won 1-0 and Colibríes were relegated, but there were moments of hope when it was announced over the local public address system that the UAG team had scored a last-minute equaliser, guaranteeing Colibríes stay in the Mexican Primera Division. , even caused the fans to celebrate by storming the field. Later, the very sound of the stadium corrected the real data (victory of Jaguares), and with an atmosphere of frustration and disappointment, the team went down to the First League A and consummated its disappearance.
The Chiapas team played at the Víctor Manuel Reyna stadium, it was founded on June 27, 2002, and after 15 years of existence, it said goodbye to Mexican football in 2017, failing to stay in the First League and thus ending with the disappearance of the team.
That Jaguares relegation will be remembered as the team was already saved and they were just missing Monarcas from beating Monterrey, but against all odds Raúl Ruídiaz scored the goal that saved Morelia and sent Jaguares to hell.
During their lifetime, Jaguares always gave folklore to Liga MX, as they had players such as Salvador Cabañas, Adolfo ‘Bofo’ Bautista, Jackson Martínez, Luis Gabriel Rey and Avilés Hurtado. He managed to be the overall leader in the Clausura in 2004 and reached the Copa Libertadores in 2011.
VERACRUZ RED SEA DOG
The most historic team on this list was founded on April 9, 1943 and played at Luis ‘Pirata’ Fuente Stadium. For 76 years, the Red Sharks sailed between the First and Second Leagues and even won two Liga MX titles (1945-46 and 1949-50) and two from the Copa MX (1947-48 and Clausura 2016).
At that time, personalities such as Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Christian ‘Chaco’ Giménez, Kleber Boas or Julio Furch played.
However, the story was not enough to save Tiba from exclusion, because after a fall in 2019 and several debts from the last owner, Fidel Kuri, FMF decided that Veracruz could not continue and ended up disappearing from the team. .
THE MONARCHS OF MORELIA
This team quickly won the hearts of millions of Mexicans in this millennium. It was founded on June 4, 1950, and became relevant when TV Azteca bought the institution in 1996.
This led him to his first and only Premier League title in the winter of 2000, with Luis Fernando Teno as coach and names such as Ángel David Comizzo, Darío Franco and José Antonio ‘Tato’ Noriega as figures. In his tenure he also has the title of Copa MX, Super Cup and two Concacaf Champions Leagues.
Despite the fact that Monarcas otherwise continued to fight for positions in the Liguilla, Grupo Salinas decided to take over the franchise of Mazatlán, a team that currently occupies its place in Liga MX
This team was founded on May 20, 1991, played in Neza 86 and had its best years precisely in this decade. Being a team from the state of Mexico, they played Clásico Mexiquense against Diablos Rojos del Toluca.
The Ciudad Nezahualcóyotla team started in the second division in 1991 and until the 1993/94 season. they already played in the highest league. His best tournament came in the Summer of ’97 when a team led by Enrique Meza and commanded by Antonio Mohamed, Rodrigo “Pony” Ruiz, Germán Arangio, Nidelson, Federico Lussenhoff and Miguel Herrera reached the final, although they lost to Chivas. That campus will also be remembered for its exoticism, because they went out to team filming with masks and costumes.
After that, the team began to fall into a rut from which they cannot get out. In the summer of 2002, already in the second league, the franchise was transferred to Nuevo Laredo. After being shipwrecked between several squares, the team finally said goodbye in 2015.
OTHER TEAMS THAT HAVE DISAPPEARED
– BUAP Wolves
– Spanish Athletic
– Atletico Celaya
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