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CF Pachuca logo.png
Full name Club de Fútbol Pachuca
Nickname(s) Tuzos (Gophers)
Founded 1901
Ground Estadio Hidalgo,
Pachuca, Hidalgo
(Capacity: 31,000[1])
Chairman Mexico Jesús Martínez Patiño
Manager Argentina Guillermo Rivarola
League La Primera División
Clausura 2009 Runner-up
1st (league)
Home colours
Away colours

Club de Fútbol Pachuca, also C.F. Pachuca, or usually simply Pachuca, is a Mexican football team based in Pachuca, Hidalgo, and competes in the Mexican Primera División. In the last ten years, the club has been one of the most successful clubs in Mexico, winning five national championships, three CONCACAF Champions' Cup, the 2007 SuperLiga and one Copa Sudamericana in 2006. Pachuca was the first Mexican team to win in a CONMEBOL tournament. Pachuca has played La Primera División since 1998 after decades of being an irregular team that spent most of the time between the 1st and 2nd level leagues in Mexico. It is also a founding member of the Primera Division de Mexico




Amateur Era

  • Campeonato del Distrito Federal: 3
    • 1904-1905, 1917-1918, 1919-1920

Professional Era

Winners (5): Invierno 1999, Invierno 2001, Apertura 2003, Clausura 2006, Clausura 2007.
Winners (2): 1995-1996, Invierno 1997.
  • Segunda División de México Cup
Winner: 1965-1966.
  • Segunda División B de México
Winner: 1987-1988.


Winner: 2006.
Winners (3): 2002, 2007, 2008.
Winner: 2007.

Other Tournaments


Cornish emigrant miners working for the Compañía Real del Monte y Pachuca, founded the "Pachuca Athletic Club" in 1901. Originally, they practised football only as a pastime during the free time they had while working at the mines. On July 19, 1907 the Primera División de México was founded with Pachuca as one of the founding members.

In the 1908 season, a Mexican born player, David Islas, appears for the first time in the ranks of the team.

From 1910 to 1912, the Revolución Mexicana decimates professional football in Mexico and only three clubs remained, Pachuca being one of them.

By 1915, most of the players on the team were Mexicans.

From 1917 to 1920, Pachuca is champion of the league under British coach Alfred C. Crowle.

Pachuca goes into hiatus during the 1920-1921 Season when most of its players move to Mexico City.

Many years passed by until a second division Segunda División team was reassembled.

In 1967 the team is crowned champion of the Segunda División and is able to move up to the Primera División. The team fares poorly and returns to the Segunda División in the early 1970s. The "Tuzos" would have to wait 19 years before being able to return to the Primera División in the 1992-1993 season, where they would struggle to remain and were relegated at the end of that same season.

The loss of prestige of the Segunda División causes a new division of play to be created. The Primera División A is created in 1994 and the team is a sensation. However, they are unable to crown their efforts and fall to Atlético Celaya in an overtime final.

In the 1995-1996 season, the team becomes champion of the Primera "A" tournament and is promoted to the Primera División.

The team struggles yet again, and returns to the Primera División "A" once more.

After the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación splits the calendar into two half-length tournaments, Pachuca becomes champion of the Winter tournament. After defeating Tigrillos in the promotion final, once again, Pachuca returns to the Primera División.

In the 1998-1999 season, the team breaks its own bad streak by defeating Atlante in the Estadio Azteca in front of 30,000 people and avoid returning to the Primera División "A" and for the first time in 30 years remaining in the top league for two consecutive years under coach Javier Aguirre.

In the winter tournament of 1999, Pachuca makes history by crowning itself for the first time since the league become professional. They defeat Cruz Azul in the second leg of the final playoff. Javier Aguirre leads an unexpected team to victory, which culminated with a golden goal scored by Argentinian striker Alejandro Glaria who used his inner thigh to push the ball into the net.

Repeatedly interviewed during quarterfinals and semifinals, Aguirre declared that he never expected to get so far, and originally expected to be on vacation by that point.

As a result of their conquest, the team is invited to participate in the now defunct Copa Merconorte.

With a strong effort from the organization, they manage to keep 85% of the original championship team and by 2001, the "Tuzos", again under Javier Aguirre, are finalists in the summer tournament. They fall to Santos Laguna in the Estadio Corona in Torreón, Coahuila.

During that season, the team lost one of its biggest figures when Pablo Hernán Gómez was killed in a car accident on January 29, 2001.

By the end of 2001, Javier Aguirre is chosen by Femexfut to coach the Mexican national football team which found itself at risk of not qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan. The team selects Alfredo Tena to be the new coach. Tena leads the team to the 2001 Winter Tournament Finals where they face UANL in the Estadio Universitario and conquer their second league title.

2001 was also a celebration year for the team. It became the first Mexican professional football team to reach 100 years of existence. The team organized a large number of special events, among them the inauguration of a university with a curriculum that revolves entirely around football related fields Universidad del Fútbol.

In 2003, the team captured yet another championship, again against UANL, and again in their stadium. This time, the coach was Víctor Manuel Vucetich.

In its recent history, Pachuca has become a team to be respected in Mexican football and is nicknamed "El Equipo de México" (Mexico's Team).

Between 2003 and 2006 the team devoted more attention to social and marketing issues and failed to make the playoffs during two consecutive seasons. President Jesús Martínez however, vowed that the team would return to be among the headliners of the Primera División.

As a result, Pachuca won the Clausura 2006 championship in a final against San Luis after having an exceptional season which saw it finish in 1st place of the general standings. It was the first time that Pachuca won the championship by playing the return match in its home stadium. Consequently, Pachuca is the first qualifier to the CONCACAF Champions' Cup 2007, and defeated Guadalajara in the final.

Pachuca on May 27, 2007 won their 5th domestic title, in a final that was disputed against America, in winning this championship Pachuca has won 4 trophies in the past 17 months, 2 domestic exactly one year apart, and two international championships The Copa Sudamericana and the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. In winning Pachuca will have the honor of defending their Champions' Cup title during the 2008 Champions' Cup Tournament.

On July 31, 2007, Pachuca entered into a club-to-club partnership with the Colorado Rapids Soccer Club in the USA. The alliance will include a home-and-home annual series between the clubs, an exchange of best business practices, and the establishment of the Tuzos Soccer Academy at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, which was officially launched on Oct. 1, 2007. The move established the Rapids as Pacucha's official partner club in the United States, in a move designed for promotion of both on the field development, player exchanges, and business incentives for both clubs on either side of the border.

A recent title is the "SuperLiga" trophy, a tournament between teams from the Mexican League and Major League Soccer from the United States. Pachuca beat the Los Angeles Galaxy in penalty kicks (4-3) after tying 1-1 after overtime. The main prize besides the trophy was a million dollars to the winner. With this, Pachuca added its 5th tournament victory in 15 months. The CONCACAF awarded Pachuca, 2007 CONCACAF Team of the Year for their 5 titles in 15 months.

With the victory over Guadalajara, Pachuca claimed a spot in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup, scheduled for December 7-December 16, 2007. They were knocked out by their first rival in the tournament, CAF champions Étoile Sportive du Sahel from Tunisia on December 8.

On April, 2008, Pachuca reclaimed the CONCACAF Champions Cup and secured a berth for the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup scheduled for December 2008 in Japan.

Recently, Pachuca has been developing an outstanding youth program including several young players (most of them under 16), this proposal involves a football training camp during summer. The club is not willing to release any names yet, but some press found out the most notable players included: José Ramón Velázquez from Puebla, Mexico, Alberto Madero, from Monterrey, and Yosgart Musquiz.

On the Clausura 2009 championship Pachuca was runner-up after they lost to the UNAM(Pumas).Making it the Pumas sixth championship.

Copa Sudamericana

In December, 2006, Pachuca played its first continental championship game ever, facing Colo Colo from Chile. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, and in the return game, played in Chile, Pachuca won the Copa Sudamericana championship by a score of 2-1. Pachuca's goals for the title were made at first, by their symbol Gabriel Caballero and in an excellent play Chitiva gave the ball to Christian "El Chaco" Giménez who scored the "Golden Goal" for their greatest conquer in their history.

In doing so, Pachuca became the first Mexican team and CONCACAF team to win a CONMEBOL championship. Pachuca is also the only team in the world to have won a club competition in a Confederation outside of its own.

Current Squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Colombia GK Miguel Calero (Captain)
2 Mexico DF Leobardo López
3 Mexico DF Pedro Cortéz
4 Mexico DF Marco Iván Pérez
5 Mexico MF Gregorio Torres
6 Mexico MF Jaime Correa
7 Argentina MF Damián Álvarez
9 Mexico FW Ulises Mendivil
10 Paraguay FW Edgar Benítez
11 Mexico FW Juan Carlos Cacho
12 Mexico MF Juan Carlos Rojas
14 Mexico DF Braulio Godínez
15 Mexico MF Luis Montes
No. Position Player
16 Mexico MF Carlos Gerardo Rodriguez
18 United States MF José Francisco Torres
19 Argentina FW Darío Cvitanich (on loan from AFC Ajax)
21 Argentina MF Damián Manso
22 Mexico DF Paul Aguilar
23 Mexico GK Carlos Velázquez
24 Mexico MF Raúl Martínez
25 Mexico DF Marcelino Garnica
26 Argentina DF Javier Muñoz Mustafá
27 Mexico FW Edy Germán Brambila
29 Mexico FW Víctor Mañon
30 Mexico GK Rodolfo Cota

Retired Numbers

8Mexico MF Gabriel Caballero Retired on November 18, 2009. The number will be retired for 5 years as an honor to the player with most appearances in the club's history.

Notable players







Costa Rica







Notable managers




C.F. Pachuca Records

Most League Appearances (players in bold are still active)

MexicoArgentina Gabriel Caballero 284
Colombia Miguel Calero 276
Mexico Jaime Correa 253
Mexico Alberto Rodríguez 245
Colombia Andres Chitiva 230
Mexico Gabriel De Anda 176
Mexico Manuel Vidrio 165
Mexico Sergio Santana 157
Mexico Octavio Valdez 154
Mexico Fausto Pinto 152
Mexico Juan Carlos Cacho 123
Mexico Cesáreo Victorino 121
Mexico Marco Garcés 117
Mexico Luis Alfonso Sosa 116

Most League Minutes Played

1 Miguel Calero 24,511
2 Gabriel Caballero 22,224
3 Alberto Rodríguez 21,619
4 Jaime Correa 21,173
5 Andrés Chitiva 16,719
6 Francisco Gabriel De Anda 15,429
7 Octavio Valdez 14,228
8 Manuel Vidrio 13,630
9 Fausto Pinto 12,125
10 Sergio Santana 9,832
11 Alfonso Sosa 9,194

Most Sub Appearances

1 Juan Carlos Cacho 59
2 Marinho Ledesma 53
3 Cesáreo Victorino 39
4 Damian Alvarez 32
5 Andrés Chitiva 31
6 Carlos Gerardo Rodríguez 30
7 Gabriel Caballero 29
8 Luis Montes 29
9 Gerardo Mascareno 28
10 Luis Ángel Landín 27

Most Career League Goals

1 Christian Gimenez 92
2 Gabriel Caballero 49
3 Juan Carlos Cacho 41
4 Sergio Santana 38
5 Andrés Chitiva 34
6 Christian Gimenez 31
7 Lorenzo Saez 28
8 Alejandra Glaria 23
9 Francisco Gabriel De Anda 21
10 Nelson Cuevas 16
11 Damián Álvarez 16

Most Career League Assists

1 Gabriel Caballero 38
2 Damian Alvarez 26
3 Andrés Chitiva 23
4 Christian Giménez 19
5 Octavio Valdez 13
6 Hernán Medford 12
7 Alberto Rodríguez 12
8 Carlos Gerardo Rodríguez 11
9 Cesareo Victorino 10
10 Juan Carlos Cacho 7

Most Career League Yellow Cards

1 Andrés Chitiva 71
2 Jaime Correa 56
3 Manuel Vidrio 50
4 Francisco Gabriel De Anda 46
5 Gabriel Caballero 41
6 Alberto Rodríguez 32
7 Alfonso Sosa 30
8 Fausto Pinto 29
9 Marco Garcés 28
10 Miguel Calero 27

Most Career League Red Cards

1 Manuel Vidrio 10
2 Alberto Rodríguez 6
3 Jaime Correa 5
4 Fausto Pinto 5
5 Marco Garcés 5
6 Andrés Chitiva 4
7 Israel Velázquez 4
8 Alfonso Sosa 3
9 Miguel Calero 3
10 Marco Sánchez Yacuta 3


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