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Club Xelajú MC

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Xelajú MC
Full nameClub Social y Deportivo
Xelajú Mario Camposeco
Nickname(s)Chivos (Goats)
Los Superchivos (The Super Goats)
Altenses (Highlanders)
Xela
Founded1928
GroundEstadio Mario Camposeco,
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Capacity11,220
ChairmanFrancisco Santos
ManagerMarcó Antonio Morales
LeagueLiga Nacional
2021 ClausuraLiga Nacional, Group A 4th

Club Social y Deportivo Xelajú Mario Camposeco, commonly known as Xelajú MC or just Xela and nicknamed Superchivos is a Guatemalan football club competing in the Liga Nacional, the top tier of Guatemalan football. They are located in Quetzaltenango, Department of Quetzaltenango, and play their home matches in the Estadio Mario Camposeco. They are the most successful team (in terms of national titles won) not based in the capital city in the history of the league.

History

The club was founded in 1928 as Germania; after ten years of existence, their name would be changed to ADIX (Asociación Deportiva Independiente de Xelajú), and during that time the uniform colors were established as red jersey and blue shorts,[1] a combination that remains to date. The team was renamed Xelajú Mario Camposeco in honor of local footballer Mario Camposeco who was the captain of the club in the 1940s, helped them win 10 consecutive Quetzaltenango department titles, and who was still an active player when he died in a plane crash in 1951.[2]

The Superchivos have been Guatemalan champions five times, first in 1961–62, again in 1980, a third time in 1995–96, a fourth time in the 2006–07 season, and a fifth in 2011–12. Xelajú has won the Copa Centenario once, in 1972–73. In the 2007 Clausura tournament, they eliminated five-time defending champion Municipal in semi-finals, to reach their first final since the inception of the Apertura/Clausura format. They faced Marquense, losing the first match 0–1 and winning the second match 4–1, for an aggregate score of 4–2 which gave them their fourth championship. It was the first time since 1980 that two teams from outside of Guatemala City finished first and runner-up. The club currently has a kit deal with Guatemala-based company MR. Past kit sponsors include Joma, Lotto, Vicnar, Puma, Reto Sports and Do More.

Honours

Domestic honours

Leagues

Cups

Current squad

As of: July 26, 2021
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Uruguay URU Rafael García
3 DF Guatemala GUA Carlos Estrada
4 DF Guatemala GUA Alexander Cifuentes
6 MF Guatemala GUA Maynor de León
7 MF Guatemala GUA Yordin Hernández
8 MF Guatemala GUA Joshua Ubico
10 FW Argentina ARG Nicolás González
11 FW Guatemala GUA Cristian Castillo
12 MF Guatemala GUA Aslinn Rodas
13 DF Guatemala GUA Widvin Tebalán
14 DF Guatemala GUA Javier Gónzalez
15 MF Guatemala GUA Jhony Barrios
18 DF Guatemala GUA José Castañeda
19 FW Guatemala GUA Christopher Ramírez
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW Guatemala GUA Harim Quezada
21 MF Guatemala GUA Esnaydi Zuńiga
22 GK Guatemala GUA Nery Lobos
24 GK Guatemala GUA Daniel Morales
25 MF Honduras HON Juan Yax
26 DF Guatemala GUA Elmer Cardoza
27 DF Paraguay PAR Orlando Moreira
28 MF Guatemala GUA Hugo Álvarez
29 MF Guatemala GUA Ramiro Luna
50 DF Guatemala GUA Hector Moreira (captain)
55 MF El Salvador SLV Odír Flores
81 FW Guatemala GUA Wilber Pérez
87 FW Mexico MEX Javier Orozco
89 MF Nicaragua NCA Juan Barrera

Notable former players

Former coaches

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