Club Santos Laguna
Club Santos Laguna, also known as Santos Laguna or shortly Santos, is a Mexican football club based in Torreón, Coahuila.
The four-time champion plays in the Primera División de México.
The club Santos Laguna was 1982 or 1983 ( the information in this respect vary) under the auspices of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social ( IMSS ), the Mexican Institute of Social Security. This device of the Mexican government in 1943 by the then President Manuel Ávila Camacho in response to similar demands of the working class to life and has the objective of maintaining the health of the population and promote.
As a former club of the city, the CF Laguna, Club Santos Laguna has claimed the county - the comarca Lagunera - named, whose center is the city of Torreón. The name " Laguna " is derived from two - now-dry - lagoons nearby. The city of Torreón describes himself as like " Perla de La Laguna " ( the pearl of the lagoon ) and has this motto integrated into their coat of arms.
Santos Laguna was originally founded to represent the state of Coahuila in a statewide tournament between teams of the IMSS. The team of IMSS Coahuila won this tournament and participated in the 1983/84 season for the first time participate in an official competition of the FMF. Before or during the 1984/85 season the IMSS sold the club to a group of entrepreneurs in the district Lagunera. After several failed attempts to achieve promotion to the top flight on sporting merit, the club acquired the license of Angeles de Puebla, in order to be allowed to play in La Liga in the 1988/89 season.
After his sporting predecessors from the city, the CF Laguna and the CF Torreón, had early thrown in the towel and sold its Erstligalizenzen to Santos Laguna could in Northern Mexico - a region in which baseball and basketball enjoy a higher popularity than Football - prevail and since then is a constant size in the Mexican soccer club and an integral part of the Primera División.
After only narrowly escaped relegation at the end of season 2006/ 07, guided by an experienced coach Daniel Guzmán and studded with stars such as Oswaldo Sánchez, Fernando Arce, Daniel Ludueña and Cristian Benítez team the Clausura won in 2008. It was the third title in the club history, followed in the Clausura 2012, the fourth triumph.
- Championship: Invierno 1996, Verano 2001, Apertura 2008, Clausura 2012
- Runners-up: 1993/1994, Verano 2000 Bicentenario 2010, Apertura 2010
- Inter League Cup: 2004
The champion teams
- Ivierno 1996: José Miguel, Olaf Heredia ( goalkeeper ) - Ricardo Wagner da Souza, Pedro Muñoz, José Francisco Gabriel de Anda, José Guadalupe Rubio, Salvador Mariscal, Antonio González, Enrique Vizcarra (defender) - Nicolas Ramirez, Gabriel Caballero, Miguel España, Benjamín Galindo, Alberto " Guamerú " García, Héctor Adomatis, Jorge Rodríguez, Daniel Deeke, Saul Quiñones ( midfielder ), Jared Borgetti, Cristian Montecinos ( striker )
- Verano 2001: Adrián Martínez - Héctor Altamirano, Luis Romero, Hector Lopez, Miguel Ángel Carreón, Jorge Alberto Campos, Miguel García Zúñiga, Enrique Vizcaya, Marco Cardona - Joaquín Reyes, Carlos Cariño, Johan Rodríguez, Carlos Augusto Gómez, Mariano Trujillo, Luis Fernando Soto - Rodrigo Ruiz, Jared Borgetti, Ignacio Vázquez
- Clausura 2008: Oswaldo Sánchez - Jorge Iván Estrada, Rafael Alejandro Figueroa, Fernando Ortiz, Edgar Eduardo Castillo, Osmar Mares, Juan Pablo Santiago, Johnny Garcia, Jorge Barrera - Juan Pablo Rodríguez, Fernando Arce, Francisco Torres, Walter Jiménez, Daniel Emmanuel Ludueña Alberto Soto - Christian Benítez, Matías Vuoso, Oribe Peralta, Agustín Enrique Herrera
- Clausura 2012: Oswaldo Sánchez, Miguel Becerra - Jorge Iván Estrada, Aarón Galindo, Felipe Baloy, Osmar Mares, Rafael Figueroa, Santiago Abel Hoyos, José Antonio Olvera, Luis Alberto García - Rodolfo Salinas, Daniel Emmanuel Ludueña, Juan Pablo Rodríguez, Marc Crosas Carlos Adrián Morales, César Alberto Ibáñez, Jaime Toledo, Jesús Armedáriz - Christián Suárez, Oribe Peralta, Carlos Darwin Quintero, Saúl Ramírez, Hérculez Gómez, Carlos Ochoa, Saúl Cándido Ramírez, Arnulfo González, Carlos Parra
- Héctor Adomaitis
- Héctor Altamirano
- Antonio Apud
- Christian Benítez
- Jared Borgetti
- Gabriel Caballero
- Mauro Camoranesi
- Eugenio Dolmo Flores
- Miguel España
- Juan Antonio Flores Barrera
- Benjamín Galindo
- Daniel Guzmán
- Edison Mendez
- José Miguel
- Christian Montecinos
- Pedro Muñóz
- Oribe Peralta
- Ramón Ramírez
- Johan Rodríguez
- Jorge Rodríguez
- Oswaldo Sánchez
- See separate list of coach of Santos Laguna