Queretaro FC Relegated From Mexican First Division, Owner Simply Buys Another Top Tier Team And Moves Them To Queretaro

Chris Wright

21st, May 2013


By Chris Wright

Mexico Soccer

What do you do if you’re the head of a gigantic marine engineering company and a seafood conglomerate and the Mexican first division football club you own happen to find themselves relegated into the obscurity of the second tier? Exactly, you pool your resources, buy a shiny new club 1,000 kilometres down the road and submit your application to move the damn thing across the country to replace your old, broken toy.

That’s exactly what is happening over at Queretaro FC at the moment. The White Roosters were jettisoned from the top tier of Mexican football back on 4th May, but owner Amado Omar Yanez was quick to set the wheels in motion in an attempt to being top flight football back to the city – using his Grupo Delfines seafood company to buy a controlling stake in Jaguares de Chiapas (who have been struggling with low attendances and rickety sponsorship deals of late), a club based some 1,045km away in Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Just 16 days after seeing Queretaro FC get relegated, Yanez also filed an application with the Mexican Football Federation (FEMEXFUT) to move the Jagaures franchise to the city of Queretaro. The application, as far as we can fathom, has been accepted.

So, as of next season, both teams will continue to play in the same city, Jaguares in the first division and Queretaro FC in the second.

Madness gone mad.

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  1. Jaroslav says:

    Sad news. I hope Yanez goes broke.

  2. Mexico says:

    This isn’t the first time this has happened in Mexico. There is one club known for this, as long as I can remember each time Puebla FC was relegated they would buy the club that was just promoted. It wasn’t until 2009 that I remember was the first time they actually earned their way back to the first division.

  3. Mexico says:

    1999: Puebla is relegated and buys Leon. That situation gave way to an uproar from the supporters of Leon who did not want their club disappearing. On June 23 it was announced that Puebla would remain in first division, also that Leon would remain in Leon by purchasing Unión de Curtidores, the other team based in Leon. Only the players changed teams. Puebla took the players from Leon, and Leon took the players from Curtidores. The original Puebla FC which had been relegated would become BUAP.

  4. Haro says:

    Yoi should make an update about the news, Jaguares (Chiapas) will keep playing in first div, thanks to the buying of San Luis Club and moving them to Chiapas, the team that got the promotion (La Piedad) will be moving to Veracruz, Queretaro has now 1st and promotion league teams, LigaMX be so cray-cray…

    Seriously check it out

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