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Mineros de Zacatecas
Full nameClub Deportivo Mineros de Zacatecas
Nickname(s)Los Mineros (The Miners)
Founded28 May 2014; 7 years ago (2014-05-28)
GroundEstadio Carlos Vega Villalba, Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico
OwnerEduardo López Muñoz
ChairmanEduardo López Muñoz
ManagerOmar Alexis Moreno
LeagueLiga de Expansión MX
Guardianes 20214th (Semi-finals)
WebsiteClub website

Club Deportivo Mineros de Zacatecas is a Mexican football club from Zacatecas that compete in the Mexican Ascenso MX. They are currently managed by Omar Alexis Moreno.


In December 2012, Grupo Pachuca purchased the Estudiantes Tecos franchise as they were relegated to the Ascenso MX. The team failed to gain promotion when they lost in penalties to Leones Negros de la U. de G.. It was then that Grupo Pachuca decided to move the franchise from Zapopan to Zacatecas so as to not have four teams in Guadalajara. The city of Zacatecas had spent 11 years without an Ascenso team, since Real Sociedad de Zacatecas which were sold to Altamira in the summer of 2003.

The club's name was chosen to be Mineros (Miners) as the city of Zacatecas owes its existence to the discovering of silver mines in the late 16th century. The state of Zacatecas is one of the top producers of gold and silver in the world.[1][2]

Los Mineros were in their first season of professional soccer, taking 2nd place in the Ascenso MX, yet were left out of the semifinals by its rival Necaxa. The team demonstrated their immediate competitiveness, as in 2014, Gustavo Adrián Ramírez scored the fastest goal in league history (four seconds) against rivals Necaxa to open the season.[3]

In Clausura 2016, Mineros obtained their best achievement so far, in that tournament they reached the final of the tournament, in this series they were defeated against Necaxa by an aggregate of 0–2.[4]

In June 2020 Grupo Pachuca sold the club to local businessman Eduardo López Muñoz, this due to the intentions of the conglomerate to have less teams under its ownership.[5] With the new owner, most of the previously created structures were maintained, the new board was headed by López Muñoz, appointing Marco Iván Pérez as sports director and Omar Alexis Moreno as coach.[6]


The Estadio Carlos Vega Villalba has a capacity of 20,068 and is located in the city of Zacatecas. It was inaugurated in 1986 with a friendly match between the Leones Negros de la U. de G. vs. South Korea national football team.


Coaching staff

Position Staff
Manager Mexico Omar Alexis Moreno
Assistant manager Mexico Esteban Vega
Goalkeeper coach Mexico Edgar Salcedo
Fitness coach Mexico Hugo Mercado
Physiotherapist Mexico Israel Quesnel
Team doctor Mexico Sergio Ramos


Current squad

As of 12 January 2021[7]

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 Mexico MEX Antonny Monreal
2 DF Mexico MEX Omar Mireles
3 DF Mexico MEX Ernesto Monreal (on loan from Pachuca)
4 DF Mexico MEX Manuel Madrid
11 MF Mexico MEX José de Jesús Padilla (on loan from Pachuca)
16 MF Mexico MEX Pedro Pedraza
18 MF Mexico MEX Either Jiménez (on loan from León)
19 MF Mexico MEX Rosario Cota
20 MF Mexico MEX Néstor Corona
21 FW Colombia COL Juan José Calero (on loan from Pachuca)
22 DF Mexico MEX Carlos Sánchez
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF Mexico MEX Horacio Torres (on loan from Pachuca)
25 MF Mexico MEX Luis Fernando Hernández
34 MF Mexico MEX Jesús Henestrosa
35 GK Mexico MEX Óscar González
DF Mexico MEX Ismael Robles (on loan from UNAM)
MF Mexico MEX Christian Blanco
MF Mexico MEX Víctor Bocanegra
MF Mexico MEX José Plascencia (on loan from Necaxa)
FW Mexico MEX Rafael Durán
FW Mexico MEX Emiliano Ruvalcaba
FW Mexico MEX Jonathan Vega

Reserve teams

Mineros de Zacatecas (Liga TDP)
Reserve team that plays in the Liga TDP, the fourth level of the Mexican league system.

Season to season



  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.houstonculture.org/mexico/zacatecas.html
  3. ^ Fastest goals in association football
  4. ^ Hernández, Jesús (7 May 2016). "Necaxa, campeón del Ascenso MX Clausura 2016". Milenio (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  5. ^ Pinedo, Dayana (26 June 2020). "Grupo Pachuca oficializa venta de Mineros; Eduardo López es el nuevo dueño". Zacatecas en Imagen (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Marco Iván Pérez, nuevo director Deportivo de Mineros". Ecodiario (in Spanish). 22 July 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Mineros de Zacatecas". Liga BBVA Expansión MX (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 January 2021.

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