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Santos Laguna
Full name Club Santos Laguna
Nickname(s) Guerreros (Warriors)
Founded August 13, 1983
Ground Nuevo Estadio Corona (Territorio Santos Modelo)
Torreón, Coahuila
(Capacity: 30,050[1])
Owner Mexico Grupo Modelo
Chairman Mexico Alejandro Irarragorri
Manager Argentina Rubén Omar Romano
League La Primera División
Clausura 2009 9th (league)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Club Santos Laguna, also known as Santos Laguna or Santos, is a Mexican professional football (soccer) club. They represent Comarca Lagunera, which is made up of Torreón, Gomez Palacio and Lerdo. Santos Laguna plays in the Primera División. The club was founded in 1982, and reached Mexico's top division after buying the franchise known as the Ángeles de Puebla. The club's debut in Mexico's top division was in the 1988/89 tournament. They have won the league championship three times. First in the Invierno 1996 tournament, the Verano 2001 tournament and the most recent Clausura 2008 tournament. They have also reached the finals in the 1993-1994 season and the Verano 2000 tournament.


1993-94 Runner-Up

1993-94 squad.

In the 1st leg the team win 1-0 to Tecos UAG in Corona Stadium, in 2nd it losts 2-0 in 3 de Marzo stadium.



  • Adrián Marmolejo
  • Ramón Ramirez
  • Hector Adomaitis
  • Héctor Silva
  • Antonio Apud
  • Daniel Guzmán
  • Richard Zambrano
  • Felipe de Jesús Amezcua
  • Jose Antonio Alcantara
  • Jesús Gómez
  • Ricardo Wagner de Souza

Invierno 1996 Champions

Invierno 1996 squad.

In Invierno 1996 Santos Laguna get the first title winning in aggregate 4-3 to Necaxa, (First Leg 0-1, Second Leg 4-2).The victory goal is still controversial, team's detractors affirm that the scorer (Jared Borgetti) was in off side.


Verano 2001 Champions

Jared Borgetti leaving title.

In Verano 2001 Santos Laguna gets the second title winning in aggregate 4-3 to Pachuca, (First Leg 1-2, Second Leg 3-1)


Current years

In the Clausura 2007 season, Santos was in grave danger of being relegated to the Primera División A along with other teams Querétaro and Tigres UANL. Despite having bought several important players such as Oswaldo Sánchez, Daniel Ludueña & Vicente Matías Vuoso, the team lost 5 games out of their first 7. However, the team managed to keep a steady pace and win the help of a dubious rule that forced Querétaro Querétaro to lose three points on the table, Santos, with the help of the FMF, remained in the Primera División. Not only did they save themselves from relegation, but they made enough points to enter in repechaje. There they would face the preferable San Luis to whom they had lost the 1st leg 1-0 at home, but miraculously came from behind and won the 2nd leg 2-0, thus eliminating San Luis. In the quarter finals, Santos would lose to the champion of the season, Pachuca in a global score of 2-2 eliminating Santos for the positioning on the table.

The Apertura 2007 season was a much better season for Santos leaving them 1st place on the positioning table, eliminating Monarcas Morelia with a global score of 5-2 in the quarterfinals, but were defeated by Pumas UNAM with a global score of 5-4 in the semifinals.

In the Clausura 2008 season, Santos would come out as the champion by defeating Monterrey in the semifinals with a last minute goal, and finally Cruz Azul by a global score of 3-2.

Clausura 2008 squad

Christian Benítez leaving title.


Santos Laguna currently play at Estadio Nuevo Corona, which holds 30,050 people The new stadium cost $100,000,000 USD. Construction started on February 22, 2008. On November 11, 2009 the new stadium opened its doors hosting a friendly match between Santos Laguna and Santos FC of the Brazilian Série A. The sold out crowd included Mexican President, Felipe Calderón and Brazilian legend Pelé. Santos Laguna won 2-1.


Winners (3): Invierno 1996, Verano 2001, Clausura 2008.
Winner: 2004.
Winner: 2007.

Current Squad

As of September 27, 2009[2] 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 Mexico GK Oswaldo Sánchez (Captain)
3 Uruguay DF Jonathan Lacerda
4 Mexico DF Jorge Iván Estrada
5 Mexico MF Fernando Arce
7 Argentina MF Walter Jiménez
8 Mexico MF Carlos Adrián Morales
9 Mexico FW Carlos Ochoa
10 Argentina MF Daniel Ludueña
11 Mexico FW José María Cárdenas
12 Mexico GK Milton Aguilar
15 Mexico MF Armando Portillo
17 Mexico FW Agustín Enrique Herrera
18 Mexico DF Eder Castro
20 Mexico DF Osmar Mares
No. Position Player
21 Mexico DF Juan Pablo Santiago
23 Panama DF Felipe Baloy Injury
24 Mexico FW Oribe Peralta
25 Mexico GK Miguel Becerra
26 Mexico MF Francisco Javier Torres
27 Mexico DF José Antonio Olvera
28 Colombia FW Carlos Darwin Quintero
30 Mexico FW Vicente Matías Vuoso
35 Mexico MF Alberto Soto
45 Mexico MF Jaime Toledo
46 Mexico MF Arnulfo González
47 Mexico DF Uriel Álvarez
58 Mexico MF Juan Pablo Rodriguez
125 Mexico DF Rafael Figueroa

Notable players






El Salvador









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