Club de Futbol Estudiantes
(often referred to by its nickname "Tecos"
) is a Mexican
club associated with the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara AC
. It currently plays in the Primera División
, with home games in the Estadio 3 de Marzo
(March 3 Stadium, for the University's 1935 date of founding). The 30,015-seat facility is located in Zapopan
, a municipality
within the Guadalajara, Jalisco conurbation
Previously named Club de Fútbol U.A.G.
, Estudiantes is one of three top-flight teams in Guadalajara. They have won the national championship once. The club was runner-up in the Mexican League's Clausura 2005
, after losing to Club América
in the second game, 6-3.
The University was founded in 1935 and soon had a team to play amateur football
until 1971 when they joined Federacion Mexicana de Futbol
. They gained promotion to Liga de Ascenso
, and two years later in the 1974-75 season, they were promoted to Primera División Mexicana
. In First Division they didn't have much of a chance, so they had difficulties, until the 1986-87 season where they could enter the Liguilla
(playoffs) because of a good season where they led most of the tournament with players "Oso" Zalazar, Julio Cesar Uribe and Javier "Chìcharo" Hernandez, but they lost in the quarterfinals against Cruz Azul in the penalties shoot-out.<!--... Read More