CD Zacatepec

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CD Zacatepec
Club logo
Basic data
Surname Club Deportivo Zacatepec
Seat Zacatepec , Mexico
founding 1948
Colours Green white
First soccer team
Head coach Carlos Antonio Gutérrez
Venue Estadio Agustín Coruco Díaz
Zacatepec , Morelos , Mexico
Places 18,000
league Ascenso MX
Apertura 2015 14th place

The Club Deportivo Zacatepec is a Mexican football club from Zacatepec , which was registered in 1948 on the initiative of Rodrigo Ampudia del Valle under the name “Club Social y Deportivo Zacatepec”.

Zacatepec was one of eight founding members of the 1950/51 newly introduced Segunda División , the nationwide second division. They ended this season as champions and were the first team to jump into the Primera División in a sporting way. In the first division the team showed very changeable performances. The ninth place in the promotion season (1951/52) was followed by the runner-up (1952/53) and a tenth place (1953/54) before the first championship could be won in 1955. The second and final championship followed three years later. In between, however, were seventh and twelfth. At the end of the 1961/62 season, the first of a total of five relegations followed. For the last time Zacatepec was represented in the top division in the 1984/85 season.

Until the first half of the season (Apertura) of the 2003/04 season, Zacatepec still played in the second division, the Primera División 'A' , where they advanced to the semi-finals in the subsequent play-offs. The defeats there (twice 0: 1) against the Cobras Ciudad Juárez led to a scandal with their own fans. In protest, the team moved to the federal capital Cuernavaca , where they played the second half of the season (Clausura 2004) under the name " Morelos " in the Estadio Centenario .

The club spent the next two seasons from the second half of 2005/06 as Cañeros de Zacatepetl - in the third division (Segunda división) until they were relegated to the fourth division (Tercera división) in the summer of 2006. There the club is aiming for a return to the third division with young talents from the region. In order to be able to survive financially, Zacatepec has recently started to function as a branch and talent factory for the Club América .

Statistical information on the CD Zacatepec

  • Club colors: green and white
  • National champions: 1955 and 1958
  • Cup winners: 1957 and 1959
  • 1st division: 1951/52 to 1961/62, 1963/64 to 1965/66, 1970/71 to 1976/77, 1978/79 to 1982/83, 1984/85

The successful teams

The most successful era in the club's history was the second half of the 1950s, in which Zacatepec was twice champion and cup winner . Thus between 1955 and 1959 they played a total of four times for the Mexican Supercup. Below are the team line-ups for all matches for the Campeón de Campeones title :

Evaristo Murillo , "Tito" Izaguirre , Samuel Cuburu , José Antonio Roca , Raúl Cárdenas , Francisco Hernández , Pedro "Picao" Arnauda , Carlos Turcato , Mario Pérez , Ernesto Candia , Mateo Nicolau ; Coach: Ignacio Trelles

Nelson Festa , José Vela , Daniel "Chato" Ortiz , José Antonio Roca , Héctor Ortiz , Raúl Cárdenas , Pedro "Paisano" Martínez, Agustín "Coruco" Díaz , Gustavo "Güero" Cabañas , Antonio Jasso , Ernesto Candia ; Coach: Ignacio Trelles

Nelson Festa , "Tito" Izaguirre , Daniel Ortiz , José Antonio Roca , Fernando de la Peña, Héctor Ortiz , Agustín Díaz , Antonio Jasso , Carlos "Charro" Lara , Carlos Turcato , Ernesto Candia ; Coach: Ignacio Trelles

Nelson Festa , "Tito" Izaguirre , Daniel Ortiz , José Vela , Raúl Cárdenas , Francisco Hernández , Jorge Vergara, Antonio Jasso , Carlos Lara , Agustín Díaz , Florentino Quintanar ; Coach: Ignacio Trelles