Founded In
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

About Chiapas

Club de Fútbol Jaguares de Chiapas, more commonly known as Jaguares, was founded in 2002 when the franchise was purchased and relocated from Veracruz to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. The club is owned by Grupo Salinas and has risen to prominence in Mexican football in a relatively short space of time.

The team made a somewhat difficult start to their professional life, losing their first competitive match 3-1 to Tigres de la UANL. Their first season of play saw the club win three matches, lose nine and draw seven. However, in the years that followed, these results began to steadily improve and Jaguares have started to establish themselves in the professional ranks.

Although major honours have been beyond the reach of the team so far, Jaguares have shown occasional glimpses of promise. In 2006, they finished the Clausara with the second best regular season record. As a result, the club achieved a place in the playoffs, where they were eventually beaten in the quarter finals. In addition, Jaguares have enjoyed success in a number of smaller competitions, winning the Chipas Cup in 2003, 2005 and 2007. In 2011, they overcame teams from Central America to claim the Copa Mesoamericana, winning 4-1 against Isidro Metapán in the final.

Amongst the most significant players to have played for the club are the Paraguayan international striker Salvador Cabañas, who is the team's record goal scorer, as well as Carlos Ochoa and Adolfo Bautista, both of whom have played for the Mexican national team.

The club's home stadium is the Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna, which opened as a 6,000 seater stadium back in 1982. Initially used by local club sides, the stadium was renovated for its current use as Jaguares' home. By 2006, it was able to hold up to 28,000 spectators and now, the ground has a maximum capacity of 31,100.   

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