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Club Deportivo Guadalajara

Club Deportivo Guadalajara

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Club Deportivo Guadalajara, (better known as Chivas), is a soccer club based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, playing the Liga MX.
Guadalajara or Chivas Rayadas del Guadalajara, as it is popularly known, was founded on May 8, 1906 – the same year they started their football activities. In 1908 it entered the Federación Deportiva de Occidente de Aficionados, taking part in the Liga de Occidente, playing for 13 titles and becoming the team with the most wins of that tournament as well as the only one in Mexico to achieve 4 tournaments back to back in the First-tier Division’s professional era.
In 1943, with the professionalization of Mexican soccer, it joined the then Major Leagues winning its first title on January 3, 1957. It is – along with América, the club with the most titles in the Mexican league with a total of 11 awards. Internationally, it has obtained the 1962 CONCACAF Champions Cup.
The club’s colors are red, white, and blue. These can be observed both in the uniform and the institution’s shield - both designed in 1908. The institution’s motto is "Fraternity, Union, and Sport". It is, according to polls conducted in February 2007, February, 2008, and August 2010 by Newspaper Reforma, and by Consulta Mitofsky in 2009, 2010, and 2013, the most popular team in Mexico, being recognized for that by FIFA and AFP, and Associated Press as the second most popular team in the world with over 30 million fans - only behind Brazil’s Flamengo. Guadalajara is ranked 107 in IFFHS´s historic table. Its owner is Mexican businessman Jorge Vergara.
The Estadio Jalisco was the host for the home team’s games from 1960 through 2010. In 2010 the club switched to a new home the Estadio Omnilife – with a capacity for over 49,850 fans.
Guadalajara enforces a policy of hiring only Mexican players.
Outstanding Guadalajara players are: Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, Carlos Vela, Francisco Maza Rodríguez, Carlos Salcido, Salvador Reyes, among others.

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