Chivas, a Special One Football Club

Chivas, a Special One Football Club

C.D. Guadalajara, commonly known as Chivas, was founded in 1906. It is dubbed Chivas because of the rivalry with Atlas, in a exchange of nicknames that led to call Guadalajara fans ‘chivas brinconas’. Their fans did not take offence at all, adopting that nickname and calling themselves Chivas.

The team has constantly emphasized home-grown players along with a unique philosophy that exclusively fields Mexican players. Chivas have the honour of being the best Mexican based club with 12 league trophies, 2 Mexican Cups, 7 ‘Camepon de Campeones’ titles (same as Spain’s Supercup) and one CONCACAF. Also, according to Associated Press, Chivas is the second most popular team in the world with 30 million supporters, behind Brazilian Flamengo.