Today's C.F. Monterrey Talking Points
Club de Fútbol Monterrey is a Mexican football club from Monterrey, Nuevo León. Founded on 28 June 1945, it is the oldest active team in the professional division from the northern part of Mexico, and currently play in the Liga MX. The club is owned by FEMSA, Latin America's largest bottling company, Home games are played in the Estadio BBVA Bancomer since August 2, 2015, where they inaugurated the stadium with a 3–0 win over S.L. Benfica.
The club has enjoyed success in recent years, winning 4 league titles in 1986, 2003, 2009 and 2010; a Copa México in 1991, and winning three straight CONCACAF Champions League tournaments in 2011, 2012 and 2013, being the only North American team along with Cruz Azul to have successfully defended the trophy three times. The team is commonly known as the Rayados (the striped ones), due to the club's traditional navy blue striped uniform, reflected in the club's current crest, which is also decorated with stars above representing the club's league titles and stars below representing continental titles, in terms of overall performance it is the best Mexican club at the FIFA Club World Cup, with a 5th-place ranking in the all-time table.
The club's oldest rival is Tigres UANL of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, against whom the local derby, known as the Clásico Regiomontano is played every season, it is known for being one of the most intense and competed derbies in Mexican football, and is widely regarded as the most important Mexican derby after the Clásico Nacional.Close