Monterrey FC: The Monterrey Rayados Football Club is also popular as Rayados. It is a professional football club based in Monterrey, Mexico.
It was founded on June 28, 1945. They play at the BBVA Stadium which is in Guadalupe in the Monterrey metropolitan area.
The rise of the Monterrey FC:
The beginnings of the Monterrey Soccer Club date back to 1945, a difficult year because it was a time of war and crisis.
The rise of the team took place in the 55-56 season when on December 25, 1955, they defeated San Sebastian Leon, which practically secured the promotion title.
The team’s first game in the First Division was on July 8, 1956, in Zacatepec, where they lost 2-1. The team’s first goal was by Miguel “Mudo” Burela from the penalty spot.
Monterrey FC has won four titles of the First Division of Mexico and 2 of the Mexico Cup. Internationally, the team has won the Concacaf Champions League four times – 3 times in a row, and also they won a Concacaf Cup Winners Cup.
In 2012, they won third place in the FIFA Club World Cup, matching the best performance of a team belonging to Concacaf after Necaxa and Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica. Read more about Mexican football here.
With a value of $ 319.5 million, Monterrey is currently the fifth-largest franchise in the Americas and the first in the First Division of Mexico.
In the beginning, the team was calling in different ways, without having a battle name.
The first nicknames were Sultans, Gypsies, Nortenos, Nuevoleoneses, and Regios. Then they appeared the requests of some characters in the city as “Los Miserables”, proposed by comedian Arturo Martinez “El Panzon Panseco”.
The nickname of Rayados was supported by some journalists such as Ramon Oviedo, Cesar M. Saldana, and Jose Reyna.
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