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Pioneros Cancún
Full nameDeportivo Pioneros de Cancún Fútbol Club
Founded3 May 1984; 37 years ago (1984-05-03)
GroundEstadio Andrés Quintana Roo,
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Capacity17,289
OwnerGuillermo Páez González
ChairmanGuillermo Páez González
ManagerDaniel Moguel Hernández
LeagueLiga Premier - Serie A
2020–217th - Group II
WebsiteClub website

Deportivo Pioneros de Cancún F.C. is a football team based in Cancún, México that plays in the Liga Premier Serie A.

History

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The club was founded on May 3, 1984, and in the same year joined the Tercera División de México. It won its first cup after defeating Los Conejos, at the Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. The following year, the club finished in third place and played in a promotional playoff with the Lobos and Aguilas B clubs. As a result, the club was promoted to the Segunda B. Still, the owner decided to purchase a franchise in the Segunda A, which allowed the club the chance to be promoted to the Primera División de México.

When playing in the Segunda A, the club failed its attempts to be promoted, and in the early 1990s, the city reduced resources, and the club once again fell into the lower divisions. In the mid-1990s, the club changed its name to Tucanes de Cancun but failed to gain popularity and was forced to change the name back to its original name Pioneros. It was not until 2006 when José del Carmen Vázquez Ávila bought the club and proposed a plan to have the franchise in the first division within a couple of years that the club regained local support.

Vázquez's project was truncated in 2007, when Atlante F.C., then a First Division team, moved from Mexico City to Cancun, which led to Pioneros becoming the second team in the city. Finally, in 2009, the franchise was sold to a new team called Guerreros de Acapulco. Pioneros maintained its Third Division team, and in the 2010-11 season, an alliance was formed with Atlante to form a development team called Pioneros Potros.

In August 2012, Pioneros were revived as a participating franchise in the Liga de Nuevos Talentos, during the 2013-14 season, Pioneros won the Apertura 2013 tournament, and as a result, the team reached the Final de Ascenso (Promotion Playoff).

On May 24, 2014, Pioneros defeated Selva Cañera, and the team achieved its promotion to the Liga Premier de Ascenso, the league in which the club currently competes. In January 2015, Pioneros moved to a new stadium and began playing at the Estadio Andrés Quintana Roo, with the Estadio Cancún 86 becoming its alternative ground.[1]

Kit

  • Home kit: Red and white vertical stripes shirt, red shorts and socks.
  • Away kit: White with red neck and shoulders, white shorts and socks.
First kit evolution
Home 1984
1985
2004
2006
2009
2013
2017–18 Third

Players

Current squad

As of January 31, 2021[2]

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 José Urbina
2 DF Mexico MEX Jorge Sánchez
3 DF Mexico MEX Kairo Rodríguez
4 MF Mexico MEX Carlos Mauri
5 DF Mexico MEX Christian Ramírez
6 DF Mexico MEX Marco Camilo
7 MF Mexico MEX Jaime Guzmán
10 MF Mexico MEX Amisadai Herrera
12 GK Mexico MEX Juan Manuel Arbiso
13 MF Mexico MEX Hever Estupiñan
14 MF Mexico MEX Cornelio Poot
15 DF Mexico MEX Kevin Infanzón
17 MF Mexico MEX Alfredo Mogollón
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW Mexico MEX Roberto Alderete
19 DF Mexico MEX Luis Quiroz
20 MF Mexico MEX Gimer Mendoza
21 MF Mexico MEX José Cervantes
22 DF Mexico MEX Saúl Calixto
23 FW Mexico MEX Hugo Rodríguez
24 DF Mexico MEX Ricardo Parra
26 DF Mexico MEX Fernando Orozco
27 FW Mexico MEX Jorge Bribiesca
28 MF Mexico MEX Osvan Díaz
29 MF Mexico MEX Arath Chávez
30 FW Mexico MEX Víctor Argumedo

Reserve teams

Pioneros Junior
Reserve team that plays in the Liga TDP, the fourth level of the Mexican league system.

Honors

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Our History". Pioneros Cancun FC. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Pioneros de Cancún". Liga BBVA MX. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
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