Club de Fútbol Lobos de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla is a Mexican football club based in Puebla, Mexico. The club represents the Autonomous University of Puebla. The club's history goes back to the early 1930s when the club was known as Preparatoria, formed exclusively by players that attended the university. The club has played on and off since then. It was not until the 1990s when the club made a serious comeback. It has been playing in the lower level Mexican football divisions. In 2003 the club was awarded a spot in the Primera A, a league where the club been playing ever since. The club makes its home in the Estadio Olímpico de C.U.
The club's history dates back to 1930 when the club was known as Preparatoria formed exclusively by players that attended the university. It was until 1966 when the Mexican Football Federation allowed the club to join the third division the club played under the name CarolinosS U.A.P using the university as its badge.
In 1969 the owner was Rafael Moreno Valle who went on to leave the club and join the owners board of the other local Puebla club Puebla FC, leaving the club to the Department of Physical Studies of Puebla. The club failed to be sustained economically and folded.
It was till the mid-1990s when the club made a return and idea pitch by Paul Moreno and Eduardo Rivera Hernandez to the university to buy a franchise in the Segunda División de México. The brothers Adolfo and Pedro Ayala join the owners board later with Adolfo Ayala as the Club's executive President.
It was made clear that the club should only consist of Players attending the University. The club played its first game in the Estadio Ignacio Zaragoza managed by a former Puebla FC player Gustavo Moscoso. Lobos was the first Second Division club ever to transmit its games on T.V on Televisa Puebla. The Mexican federation congratulated the owners board for setting a good example on how a club should be run by doing so inspired other Second Division clubs to do the same.
The club would fold three years later due to the club's bad performance and the university not able and owners not willing to spend more money in a club that seem to go nowhere. The main economic support at the time came from a group of Engineers who decided to leave the club leaving the University without a football club for almost two years.
2 years later Alberto Ventosa Coglan managed to come with an agreement with first division club Necaxa to have Lobos as a Second Division affiliated. Mario Marin the new Mayor of Puebla helped the club as did Leopoldo Garcia former director of Televisa Puebla and is named as executive President.
In 1996 playing in the Second Division the club has a bad tournament failing to qualify in the playoffs .The next year the club has a better tournament battling for a spot in the playoffs against Águilas de la Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla a local private university in the state of Puebla. After this tournament the club folded again to due recruiting economical problems.
The club would make another comeback in 1999 when the university along with other associates buy club Truenos de Cuautitlán owned at the time by Alejandro Burill owner of first division club Atlante F.C..
The clubs plays is first year in the Primer A under manager Arturo Avilés whose lack of result is let go and substituted by Alejandro García who had a good squad with quality players Leopoldo Castañeda, Walter Fleita, Carlos Muñoz and Emmanuel Sacramento who combined managed to score 15 goals but fail to qualify to the playoffs. The following year the club signed good players Gerardo Espinoza and Luis Gabriel Rey who would later go on and win various championships with Atlante F.C.. Despite good players the club once again failed to reach the playoff and so the owner decides to move the club to Oaxaca.
In 2002 Enrique Doger Guerrero, acting caretaker of the university, revived the club under the name Lobos de la B.U.A.P.
Managed by Evanivaldo Castro, a former Brazilian player who had played in the first division in the 1970s – 1990s, the club was admitted into the Second Division. After failing to reach the playoffs in their first season, Evanivaldo Castro was replaced by Victor Valdemar Marine for the following tournament. The team improved immensely under Marine reaching the playoffs before being eliminated in the quarterfinals by Delfines de Coatzacoalcos. That season also saw the team move into their new home, Benito Juárez García Field, in the San Baltazar Campeche borough of Puebla. Along with a new home, the team also got increased exposure after agreeing to a deal with national cable company MegaCable to have all home games broadcast locally.
In 2003 the club had a great year winning almost all of its home games finishing first in the south zone and qualifying to the playoffs where they defeated Interplaya de Ciudad del Carmen and Jaguares de Villaflores. The club played that semi final in the Estadio Cuauhtémoc against Club Deportivo Autlán who they also beat. The club would go on to win that tournament but was not promoted directly it had to face TUZOS del PACHUCA B in a match which the club would go on to lose. That same year Club Tijuana was not able to pay its players and folded which left a spot open, and this spot was awarded to Lobos for being runner up that year.
In the 2009 Liga de Ascenso Apertura the club had one of its most successful year to date finishing runner up in the league with a record of 8 wins,4 draws and losing 4 for a total of 28 points just 4 less than Irapuato FC.In quarterfinals the club played against Potros Neza.The first matched ended in a 2–1 victory for lobos match played in the Estadio Neza 86.The second math ended in a 1–0 victory for Lobos who took the series and advance to the semifinals. In semifinals the club played against Necaxa who had just recently been relegated.The first match was played in the Estadio Victoria where Necaxa came out with a 2–0 series lead.The second match was played in the Estadio Cuauhtémoc where the club drew a 0–0 and so eliminating Lobos, Necaxa would go on to win that tournaments title.
In the 2010 Liga de Ascenso Bicentenario the club just managed to qualify to the playoffs after finishing for 7th in the league with a record of 7 wins, 3 draws losing 6 for a total of 24 points.In quarterfinals the club played against Necaxa a club who had just been relegated the yer before. The first match was played in the Estadio Cuauhtémoc, where the clubs drew 0–0. The second match was played in the Estadio Victoria where Necaxa managed to pull out a 1–0 victory, Necaxa would later go to win the title again and would automatically earn its promotion to the Primera División de México just a year later.
In the 2010 Liga de Ascenso Apertura under the care of Carlos Poblete the club managed to qualify to the quarterfinals with a record of 17 wins, 3 Draws and 6 losses. In the quarterfinals the club played against Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz. The first game was played in Veracruz, in the Estadio Luis de la Fuente where the clubs drew 1–1 score. The second game was played in Puebla, in the Estadio Cuauhtémoc where after 90 minutes Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz came out with a 1–0 victory and advanced to semifinals.Has Played 4 3rd Division Tournaments last in 1971.
Has Played 7 2nd Division Tournaments last in 2003.
Has Played 19 Primera A Tournaments last in 2013.
After the 1971 tournament, the club folded.
In 1996 the club reappeared then re-folded in 1997
In 1999 the club reappeared for the third time and folded in 2001
In 2002 the club reappearedd a fourth time and has been active ever since.
The club started off playing its home games in the Estadio Cuauhtémoc in the late 1960s. By the early 1990s the club made the Estadio Ignacio Zaragoza its home. In 1999 the club had a stadium for themselves right next to the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla with a capacity of 9,000. Due to the small stadium capacity, in 2007 the club was forced to move back to the Estadio Cuauhtémoc in order to meet the FMF Liga de Ascenso requirements, which requires a club to have a home stadium of at least 15,000.
In October 2011 it was announced that the Estadio Olímpico de C.U. would be finally have an expansion from 9,000 to 20,700, which is set to open in January 2012.Home kit: White shirt with a blue sash, blue shorts and white socks.
Away kit: Blue shirt with a white sash, blue shorts and stocks.
Sponsor: Pirma (2011–present).
Previous sponsors: Vento (1997–2002), Lotto(2002), Pirma (2003), Cruzeiro (2004–2006), Lotto (2007–08), Kappa 2009.
The club's uniform has always been in the university coolers and throughout the years it has varied from Green, Yellow, Gold and blue. In 2007 after the club joined forces with Local First division club Puebla FC the club has used a sash that runs from the right shoulder to the left.First kit evolution Home
First kit evolution away
The club's badge is a Wolf was taken from Melchor de Covarrubias family coats of arms. Melchor de Covarrubias helped found the university in 1587. In its early years the club used the university coats of arm which consists of a shield which has a phoenix rising from the asses symbol that was taken Melchor de Covarrubias family coats of arm. Throughout the years the cubs has used various Badges in the beginning using the university coats of arms. In present-day the clubs uses a badge a wolf with the club's name.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.Lobos Prepa
Reserve team that plays in the Segunda División in the third level of the Mexican league system.
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