Club America

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Club America
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Basic data
Surname Club de Fútbol
America SA de CV
Seat Mexico City , Mexico
founding October 12, 1916
Colours blue yellow
First soccer team
Head coach Miguel Herrera
Venue Aztec Stadium
Places 95,500
league League MX
Clausura 2019 Semifinals

Club de Fútbol América SA de CV , Club América for short , is a Mexican football club in Mexico City that is active in the country's highest league, the Liga MX . He plays his home games in the Aztec Stadium . Club America is the record winner of the CONCACAF Champions League and the Mexican record champion; the big rival is the Deportivo Guadalajara .


Football in Mexico was first developed by the British who immigrated or temporarily worked there: in parishes, workplaces and schools. The Club America was born from this environment.

Under the leadership of the two cousins Rafael Garza Gutiérrez and Germán Nuñez Cortina, a group of students from the Colegio Mascarones decided in 1916 to set up a football team that was given the name Récord . In the same year, a football team called Colón was formed in the Colegio marista de La Perpetua, the religiously influenced Marist school of La Perpetua , which, however, only rarely managed to reach the required strength of eleven players.

Just a few months later, these two teams joined forces and joined forces. Because the merger had happened on October 12, 1916, the anniversary of the discovery of America, the founding member Pedro "Cheto" Quintanilla proposed that the association be named Club America. The same player also designed the club crest. The originally chosen club colors were blue and cream, which explains the long-used nicknames azulcremas and cremas. The less attractive name cremas was officially replaced in 1981 by the nickname Las Aguilas (the eagles), which is still valid today . A living eagle is the club's mascot. At home games, the club lets its mascot fly through the wide circle of the Aztec stadium before kick-off and the trained eagle always lands in the center circle.

Club America made its debut in the Primera Fuerza - the championship at the time on an amateur basis - in the 1917/18 season. Because he was the first team in this league that consisted exclusively of Mexican players, the club was immediately accepted by the audience despite its moderate sporting performance. As an irony of history, it can be described that later, of all people, his arch rival Chivas Guadalajara upheld the tradition of only signing Mexican players - and this policy made it the most popular club in the country - while America became the epitome of the club within Mexico who preferred to look around the foreign player market rather than the local one. As early as 1918 the association was renamed Centro Unión. Under this name, the team appeared in the next two seasons, before it was renamed América in 1920.

The first great epoch of the association soon followed. In the final table of the 1922/23 season, America had been level with Club España , but lost in the playoff for the championship. But in the following years things should be done better when America became champions four times in a row between 1925 and 1928. After that, however, America should fall back into the sporting mediocrity and have to wait 37 long years until the next championship.

In between, however, the end almost came. Despite impressive sporting performances and a positive response from the audience, América plagued financial problems. The year 1959 marked the absolute turning point in economic terms. After the industrialist Emilio Azcárraga Milmo had bought the club and invested a lot of money, there were soon spectacular signings of foreign players, especially Brazilians.

Because his father Emilio Azcarraga Viduarreta with the Televisa had founded SA's most powerful media company in the Spanish-speaking world and the management of this company has been transferred to the América Club owner Emilio Azacárraga milmo after his death in 1973, the the Televisa Group until his death in 1997 headed with an uncompromising and authoritarian style of leadership, the club became an appendage of Televisa, which also owns the Aztec Stadium. His son Emilio Azcárraga Jean succeeded him as the club owner.

Panoramic view of the Aztec Stadium , the home ground of Club América. Here the game Club América against UAG Tecos (Guadalajara), bottom left with the number 10 Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo . April 15th, Clausura 2007

The cadres of the championship teams

Historical logos

The "best team of all time"

The Mexican sports newspaper Récord has identified the following “dream team” of Club América with the most important players in the history of the Aguilas (the years in brackets describe the club membership):

Guillermo Ochoa (2004–2011) - Juan Hernández (1988–1996 and 1998), Alfredo Tena (1973–1991), Armando Manzo (1979–1987), Mario Pérez (1969–1978) - Cristóbal Ortega (1974–1991), Antônio Carlos Santos (1987-1994), Carlos Reinoso (1970-19979) - Luis Roberto Alves (1985-1996), Cuauhtémoc Blanco (1992-2007), Salvador Cabañas (2006-2010).




  • 1916–1920 Florencio Domínguez Cortina
  • 1920–1930 Guillermo Gómez Arzapalo
  • 1930–1932 Juan de Dios Bojorges
  • 1933–1933 Carlos Herrera
  • 1933-1934 Antonio Hidalgo
  • 1934-1937 Ernesto Sota
  • 1937–1938 Germán Núñez Cortina
  • 1938–1939 Salvador González de la Vega
  • 1939–1940 Francisco Bautista
  • 1940-1940 Filiberto Zapata
  • 1940–1945 Cesar Martino
  • 1945–1945 Eligio Moreno
  • 1945–1947 Francisco Bautista
  • 1948-1949 Antonio Hidalgo
  • 1949–1949 Mario Moreno "Cantinflas"
  • 1950–1954 Miguel Ramírez Vázquez
  • 1954–1956 Julián Rodríguez Adame
  • 1956-1959 Isaac Besudo
  • 1959–1961 Darío Pastrana
  • 1961-1981 Guillermo Cañedo de la Barcena
  • 1981–1986 Emilio Diez Barroso
  • 1996-1997 Pablo Cañedo White
  • 1997-1998 Alejandro Orvañanos
  • 1998-1999 Raul Quintana
  • 1999-2004 Javier Pérez Teuffer
  • 2004-2008 Guillermo Cañedo White
  • 2008–2011 Michel Bauer
  • 2011– Ricardo Peláez0000


Known fans

The well-known fans of Club America include:

Web links

Commons : Club América  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Récord: Te presentamos el 11 ideal histórico del América (Spanish; article from July 21, 2012)
  2. Duelo de celebridades por Cruz Azul y América: los hinchas famosos del Clásico Joven (Spanish; accessed on August 6, 2018)