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Leones Negros
LeonesNegros
Confederation:

CONCACAF

League:

Flag of Mexico Liga MX

Game debut:

FIFA 15

Club Leones Negros de la Universidad de Guadalajara, also known as Leones Negros, Leones Negros U. de G., Universidad de Guadalajara, or U. de G., is a football club that currently plays in the Ascenso MX.

The Universidad de Guadalajara football club, nicknamed Leones Negros (Black Lions), was founded 19th of August, 1970 and started in the Tercera División (third division) in the Mexican professional league, where they played for two seasons after which they gained promotion to Segunda División Profesional.

They reached the top division by acquiring the Primera Division's franchise of Torreón.

During their first years in the top flight they had several skilled Brazilian players, reason for which noted sports broadcaster Ángel Fernandez started to call them "Leones Negros" (the Black Lions), a nickname that stuck and remains part of the folklore of Mexican football.

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