Atletico San Luis

Club Atletico de San Luis, commonly known as Atletico San Luis, is a Mexican professional football club based in San Luis Potosi, replacing San Luis Potosi's Liga MX team San Luis FC after its relocation. San Luis was promoted to Liga MX in 2019.

History

After the Clausura 2013 season, San Luis F.C., San Luis Potosi's first division franchise, relocated to Tuxtla Gutierrez and became Chiapas F.C., leaving the city without a first division team. Jacobo Payan, owner of Estadio Alfonso Lastras and one of the largest employers of this state, acquired Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz from Ascenso MX and relocated it to the city. This sale happened after La Piedad, who recently won promotion, relocated to Veracruz.

Albeit the identity confusion, Atletico is essentially a resurrection of San Luis Futbol Club geographically and aesthetically speaking. This is clearly reflected in the new shield that keeps the traditional blue and gold colors of the State of San Luis Potosi, although in darker hues.

The Apertura 2013 was their first tournament in the Ascenso MX, in which they gained access to their first league play, finishing seventh place in the overall standings, later to be eliminated by Club Necaxa in the quarterfinals. The first leg was held at the Estadio Alfonso Lastras Ramirez with a score of 2–0 in favor of Necaxa set, and back at the Victoria Stadium (Aguascalientes) with a score of 2–0 in favor of Necaxa, and so Atletico San Luis was eliminated 4–0 on aggregate.

Dissolution

The Jaguares de Chiapas franchise nearly moved back to San Luis Potosi in time for the 2016–17 Liga MX season however the deal fell through causing San Luis to be unable to register for the Ascenso nor the top-tier league. The 2016–17 season ended up being a season without football for the city of San Luis Potosi.

Atletico Madrid alliance

On 16 March 2017 Atletico Madrid announced a 50% ownership of the club along with the state of San Luis and other minority owners. The goal was for Atletico Madrid to carry their club talents to San Luis. The club was expected to compete in the Ascenso MX for the 2017–18 season. Manager Salvador Reyes Jr. intends on relying on prospects from Atletico Madrid's academy to supplement his roster for the 2017–2018 campaign.

Promotion to Liga MX

On 5 May 2019 Atletico San Luis beat rivals Dorados de Sinaloa for the second consecutive time in a tournament final, thus promoting them to the first division of Mexican football.

This page also has a version in other languages:  Атлетико Сан-Луис (русский)

Atletico San Luis