What was the legendary Atletico Celaya?

What was the legendary Atletico Celaya?
Michel and Butragueño also coincided at Atlético Celaya. PHOTO: Brand

The Athletic Celaya surprised half of the 90. The Mexican side, It was founded in 1994 and a year later he launched into the creation of a team of galacticos of the time who came to Mexico to exhaust their days as elite footballers and give their last blows in professional football. But nevertheless, decades later, the Mexican team has disappeared from the foreground of Mexican soccer.

Atlético Celaya, the revelation of Mexican soccer in the middle of the 90

The first bell of the Mexican club was to sign Emilio Butragueno, one of the best Spanish players of the decade of the 80 and one of the best in club history white. After finishing its link with the white club 1995, the maximum exponent of ‘La Quinta del Vulture‘ that he was already quite far from who he was but that he still kept his pull and name, he decided to cross the pond to enlist in the ranks of a team that just had a couple of years of existence as such.

Butragueño Atlético Celaya
The Vulture was the sensation at Atlético Celaya.

The Vulture left a very good image in the time he played in the Athletic Celaya. For three seasons, It was one of the best in the Mexican league and for many, It is considered one of the best foreigners who played there. Of your hand, all he reached the final and fought the title 1996 against Necaxa, just a couple of years after birth such as club.

The arrival of Michel and Hugo Sánchez to Celaya

A season later the president of that mythical Athletic Celaya, Enrique Fernandez, He took another blow on the table and signed another mythical fifth Vulture, nothing more and nothing less than Michel who had just finished his eternal link with Real Madrid. Since I had not enough, the president also signed another of the greats of Madrid 80 and one of the best players in the history of Mexico, to the great Hugo Sanchez. The downside is that it was late 90 and Hugo, and it had long been virtually retired.

Athletic Celaya Michel, Butragueño and Hugo Sánchez
Atlético Celaya joined Michel, Butragueño and Hugo Sánchez. PHOTO: Pressreader

However successful a year earlier was not repeated, Vulture left active football like Michel and Hugo Sanchez and Celaya continued fichando name players already walked away from their best times and end with the passing years came down, It was sold because of debts and disappeared after being changed location and name. His story was really brief. A few years ago in the 21st century the club returned again as Celaya FC although those times of glory are long gone.

Alberto Llopis

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Colgadosporelfutbol.com. Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol

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