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Necaxa

Necaxa was founded in 1923. Since then, it's been forming soccer players able to compete head-on in both national and international championships. From its home in the state of Aguascalientes, Necaxa stands for true teamwork.

On August 21 1923, the engineer Frasser, General Manager of Mexico's Electric Power Company, founded Necaxa, a soccer team that represented his conviction about said sport helping his workers' performance on the job.

In 1925 and 1926 the 'Electricians', as they were called sometimes, won two Mexican Cups: both against the team Club Asturias. In 1927, Necaxa was the first
team to receive and play against an international team: Colo-Colo from Chile.

In 1972 Necaxa was sold to a group of Spanish businessmen who renamed it Atlético Español. Ten years later, Grupo Televisa bought the team and recovered its original name, adding a new element: Rayos del Necaxa / The Necaxa Lightning Bolt.

In 1994 Manuel Lapuente, an offensive Necaxa player from the 60's, became the teams new coach. In the 94-95 soccer season, Necaxa seemed unbeatable. They defeated Veracruz in the Cup's final, won the CONCACAF's Tournament of Champions, defeated Guatemala0's Aurora and won the Mexican League against the Cruz Azul team.

In the 95-96 season, Necaxa was champion once again, this time defeating Celaya. Then Necaxa lost two finals, against Santos and then Toluca, but in the Winter of 1998, the Rayos of Necaxa won their third League title by beating Guadalajara's Chivas.

In the year 2000, as the 1999 winner of the CONCACAF, Necaxa was invited to participate in the first FIFA World Soccer Clubs Championship. The team played against Vasco da Gama, Manchester United and South Melbourne. In the 2009 Opening, Necaxa got to the first final of the ascension league, beat
Irapuato and then reached its second final in a row and beat León in the Bicentennial 2010 tournament, thus taking hold of an automatic ascension pass.

After a year in primary A, the team aspires to return as soon as possible to the first division, where it belongs.


Photo by: Televisa.com