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Club de Fútbol América

Club de Fútbol América

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Club de Fútbol América is a professional soccer club based in Mexico. Founded on October 12, 1916 in Mexico City, it remains its venue to this date. The club plays as local in Estadio Azteca. Its traditional colors are yellow and blue.
Along with Guadalajara, it is one of the only two clubs to have participated in every league tournament, ever since the Mexican First Division was founded in 1943. At continental level America boast the largest amount of Concacaf Champions Cup titles - for a total five - along with Cruz Azul. America also stands out for being the Mexican club with the most international titles and the Concacaf member with more international trophies
It is also the most popular team in Mexico, according to the most recent poll conducted by Grupo Reforma on March 29, 2013 opposite its natural rival, Chivas de Guadalajara. América has also won a reputation for being the most hated by the Mexican fans. It is ranked 80 among all clubs in the world, according to IFFHS.
On May 26, 2013, Águilas del América matched Guadalajara as to amounts of cups after a tight final on penalties against the Cruz Azul “Machine”. On May, 23 at Estadio Azul with a goal by Chaco Giménez the won the first-leg game; in the second-leg game, with a goal by Teófilo Gutiérrez, the “Machine” thought it would put an end to its league-title “drought”. However, late in the game, Aquivaldo Mosquera scores and minutes later America´s goalkeeper Moisés Muñoz follows suit, sending the match to overtime during which no breakthrough was achieved. A penalty shootout was necessary. The Cementers (Cruz Azul) missed two shots and thanks to America´s Miguel Layún scoring, this team won its eleventh title, which enabled it to play the as Concacaf representative.

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