Club Santos Laguna S.A. de C.V. (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsantos laˈɣuna]), commonly known as Santos Laguna or Santos, is a Mexican professional football club. Representing the urban area of La Comarca Lagunera, made up of Torreón, Gómez Palacio and Lerdo Municipalities, Santos Laguna plays in the Liga MX. The club was founded in 1988, and reached Mexico's top division after buying the Ángeles de Puebla club. Santos Laguna debuted in Mexico's top division in the 1988–89 tournament. They have won a number of tournaments: Invierno 1996, Verano 2001 and Clausura 2008, 2012 and 2015. The club reached the finals in the 1993–94 season, Verano 2000, Bicentenario 2010, Apertura 2010 and Apertura 2011. Santos Laguna won the Apertura 2014 Copa MX.
It is the third football club formed in the Laguna region, after the unsuccessful Laguna Football Club and Football Club Torreon (which formed the Black Lions of the University Deportivo Guadalajara and Neza, respectively). In 2008, the club celebrated its 20th anniversary.
In a February 17, 2013 poll by Consulta Mitofsky, it was the fifth-most-popular team in Mexico. Among IFFHS clubs, Santos Laguna is 58th in the world rankings.Close