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Full nameFútbol Club Juárez
Nickname(s)Los Bravos (The Braves)
FoundedMay 29, 2015; 4 years ago (2015-05-29)
GroundEstadio Olímpico Benito Juárez
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
OwnerAlejandra de la Vega
ChairmanJuan Carlos Talavera
ManagerGabriel Caballero
LeagueLiga MX
Clausura 201914th
WebsiteClub website

Fútbol Club Juárez, commonly referred to as Bravos de Juárez, or simply as Juárez, is a Mexican football club based in the city of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua that currently competes in Liga MX.


Futbol Club Juárez was founded in 2015 by a bi-national group of six families, two from the border city of El Paso, Texas and four from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, making it one of the few clubs with foreign investors in Mexican football and marking the return of professional sports to Ciudad Juárez for the first time since 2012 after the previous franchise, Indios de Ciudad Juárez, was relegated from Liga MX, suffered from poor management, and was ultimately disbanded.[1]

On June 7, 2015, it was officially announced by Ascenso MX officials that FC Juárez would compete in Ascenso MX, starting in the Apertura 2015 season.

On December 5, 2015, after a very successful beginning to the season, the team ended the 2015 campaign in second place, and FC Juárez captured its first Ascenso MX title after beating Atlante 3-1 on aggregate, thus gaining the right to play in the promotional final in the Ascenso MX.[2] The failed to qualify for the Clausura 2016 liguilla and lost the promotional final against Necaxa.

The following season, Juárez failed to qualify for the liguilla. In the Clausura 2017 season, Juárez lost the final against Lobos BUAP with an aggregate score of 4-2.

For the 2017-18 Ascenso MX season, the league announced that Juárez was one of six Ascenso MX teams eligible for promotion to Liga MX the following season.[3] In the Apertura 2017 season, Juárez lost their second consecutive final, against Alebrijes de Oaxaca, on penalties.[4]

On June 11, 2019, Juárez replaced Lobos BUAP in Liga MX after the founding bi-national group purchased the struggling franchise, thus returning top-level football to Ciudad Juárez.[5][6]


FC Juárez play their home matches at the Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Stadium attendance is capped at 19,765, and it's owned by Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. The stadium was opened October 1980, with an inaugural match between the Mexico national team and Atlético Español.

On April 17, 2017, Chihuahua governor Javier Corral Jurado announced a new stadium for FC Juarez. The construction is set to start that same year.[7][needs update]


First-team squad

As of 19 July 2019[8][9]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Mexico GK Enrique Palos (on loan from UANL)
2 Uruguay DF Jonathan Lacerda (on loan from Sinaloa)
3 Mexico DF Luis López (on loan from Monterrey)
4 Mexico DF Elio Castro (on loan from Sinaloa)
5 Mexico DF Éder Borelli (on loan from UANL)
7 Brazil FW Lucas Xavier
8 Paraguay FW Darío Lezcano (on loan from Ingolstadt 04)
9 Brazil FW Leandro Carrijó (Captain)
10 Mexico MF Edy Brambila (on loan from Toluca)
11 Argentina MF Mauro Fernández (on loan from UANL)
12 United States GK Marco Canales
13 Mexico DF Israel Jiménez (on loan from UANL)
14 Brazil MF Elsinho
15 Ecuador MF Jefferson Intriago (on loan from UANL)
16 Mexico MF Joaquín Esquivel (on loan from Pachuca)
No. Position Player
17 Mexico MF Flavio Santos
18 Chile FW Ángelo Sagal (on loan from Pachuca)
19 Argentina MF Gabriel Hachen (on loan from Atlante)
20 Mexico MF Manuel Viniegra (on loan from UANL)
21 Mexico MF Francisco Nevarez
22 Mexico FW Eduardo Pérez
23 Uruguay MF Joaquín Noy (on loan from Montevideo Wanderers)
24 Mexico DF José Abraham Rodríguez
25 Paraguay DF Víctor Velázquez
26 Mexico DF Alberto Acosta (on loan from UANL)
27 Uruguay FW Diego Rolán (on loan from Deportivo La Coruña)
29 Mexico MF José Gurrola (on loan from Guadalajara)
31 Mexico GK Iván Vázquez Mellado
33 Mexico DF César Gándara

Out on loan

No. Position Player
-- Mexico MF Irving Ávalos (at Celaya)
-- Mexico FW Josué Gómez (at El Paso Locomotive)
No. Position Player
- Mexico FW Omar Pánuco (at UANL)

Reserve teams


Current technical staff

Position Staff
Head coach Gabriel Caballero
Auxiliary coaches Alejandro Domínguez
Gerardo Mascareño
Fitness coach
Goalkeeper coach Rogelio Rodríguez
Physiotherapist Néstor Ibarra
Medic Julio Bahena
Luis González

Last updated: 15 July 2018
Source: [10]


Club honors

Winners (1): Apertura 2015


  1. ^ "Ciudad Juárez tendría equipo en la División de Ascenso". Azteca Deportes. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Cambios en el ASCENSO MX" [Changes in ASCENSO MX] (in Spanish). June 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "ASCENSO Bancomer MX Informa" (in Spanish). July 20, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Alebrijes se Coronó en el Apertura 2017" [Alebrijes crowned in the Apertura 2017] (in Spanish). December 4, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Liga MX Clausura 2019 Bravos de Juárez es nuevo equipo de la Liga MX tras la compra de Lobos BUAP" [Liga MX Clausura 2019 Bravos de Juárez is new Liga MX team after the purchase of Lobos BUAP]. Marca Claro (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Bravos de FC Juarez Joins Liga MX". KROD. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ http://diario.mx/Local/2017-04-17_beee29ff/anuncian-nuevo-estadio-de-futbol-para-juarez/
  8. ^ "FC Juárez". Ascenso MX. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Pierden Bravos ante Xolos". El Mexicano. July 15, 2017.
  10. ^ "FC Juárez". ascensomx.net. Retrieved 2017.

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