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|Full name||Club de Futbol Monterrey. A.C.|
|Nickname(s)||Rayados (the striped ones)
La Pandilla(The Gang)
Monterrey, Nuevo León
|Manager||Víctor Manuel Vucetich|
|League||La Primera División|
The Club de Futbol Monterrey is a Mexican football club from Monterrey, Nuevo León. Founded on 28 June 1945, it is also the oldest team from the north of Mexico currently playing in its professional division. They are owned by FEMSA, Latin America's largest bottling company. Because of their home uniform they are traditionally known as the Rayados (the striped ones) and their oldest rival are the Tigers of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, with whom they play a local derby.
- Winners (2): México 86, Clausura 2003.
- Runners-up (3): 1992-1993, Apertura 2004, Apertura 2005.
- Mexican Cup
- Winner: 1991.
- Runners-Up (2): 1964, 1969.
- Runner-up 2003.
- Winner: 1993.
- Second Division
- Winners (2): 1956, 1960.
- Second Division Super Cup
- Winner: 1956.
- Mexican Super Cup
- Winner: 1992.
At the end of World War II, a group of industrial businessmen headed by Ramón Cárdenas Coronado, Enrique Ayala Medina, Paul C. Probert, Rogelio Cantú Gómez and Miguel Margáín Zozaya, decided to create the Club de Futbol Monterrey.
The team's nickname was popularly accepted, after the team's uniform, which is traditionally white with navy blue vertical stripes. Although the original uniform was white with a diagonal blue upper shoulder, the stripes were inspired in 1965, when the Tampico Madero football team wore them, and the Monterrey team adopted them. Since, the home uniform consists of vertical blue and white striped jerseys with blue shorts.
On March 1, 1986, the Rayados won their first title in the return leg of a series against Tampico-Madero in the Estadio Tecnológico, to win by an aggregrate 3-2. The goals were scored by Uruguayan Reinaldo Güeldini, and Mexican Francisco Javier "El Abuelo" Cruz, who finished the season as the league leader in goals. For many years the team's logo didn't show the star for this title.
Monterrey won their Second title in the Clausura 2003 tournament, when on June 14, 2003 they defeated Monarcas Morelia by an aggregate of 3-1.
Their main rivals are the UANL Tigres and they have played in 87 derbies, or Clásico Regiomontano as they are called, one of them were played in Laredo, Texas. It has been a close rivalry, Rayados have played the derby in semi-finals twice in a round robin format, having won two games and lost two games, both times (2003 and 2005) qualifying to the finals.
Rayados' biggest rival is Tigres. This rivalry is called Clásico Regiomontano, the second most important derby in Mexico, just behind the Superclásico between Guadalajara and América. Many people in Mexico believe that this could be the biggest derby in México if their stadiums were not so limited to attendance. Monterrey and Tigres sell out most of their home games regardless of weather conditions and the teams' status. On every Clásico the stadium is sold out as soon as tickets go on sale. Monterrey and Tigres played their first Clásico on July 13, 1974 in the Estadio Universitario, with a draw 3-3. Monterrey would be the first team to win the Clásico in their second confrontation 2-1. In the first Clásicos, almost all were played in the Estadio Universitario. Estimating almost 70,000 fans attending these games before stadium renovation. Currently, Rayados is behind Tigres with 29 victories against 33 defeats, tied games are 24.
 Fan base
Monterrey is known throughout Mexico for having the most loyal and strongest supporting crowds for their teams (regardless of which one). There is a rivalry between La Adicción and Libres y Lokos, UANL Tigres crowd, each time a Clásico takes place. Rayados fans, though, are known to be more loyal to their team.
Currently Monterrey plays at Estadio Tecnológico, it is the second oldest football stadium in Mexico, after Estadio Azul. Monterrey will move to a new stadium called Estadio de Fútbol Monterrey, it is planned to be in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon. The new stadium will have a capacity of 50,000.
 Current Squad
 Top club scorers of all times
- Mario "Bahia" Souza da Mota 90 Goals 1984-1992
- Guillermo Franco 71 Goals 2002-2005 (active with Villarreal CF)
- Milton Carlos 69 Goals 1973-1978
- Ruben Romeo Corbo 68 Goals 1974-1980
- Ubirajara Chagas 67 Goals 1968-1973
- Francisco Javier Cruz 54 Goals 1983-1992 1998-1999
- Alfredo Jimenez 53 Goals 1970-1975
- Sergio Verdirame 45 Goals 1992-1996
- Rafael Ortega 45 Goals 1982-1989
- Miguel Angel Torres 44 Goals 1980-1984
 Top goalscorers
- Humberto Suazo 13 Goals in "Clausura 2008"
- Guillermo Franco 15 Goals in "Apertura 2004"
- Francisco Javier Cruz 14 Goals in "México 86"
 Noted players
- Víctor Manuel Vucetich (2009 - present )
- Ricardo Antonio Lavolpe (2008 - 2009 )
- Isaac Mizrahi (2007)
- Miguel Herrera ( 2004 - 2007 )
- Hugo de León
- Daniel Passarella (2002 - 2003)
- Benito Floro
- José Treviño
- Carlos Jara Saguier
- Magdaleno Cano
- Eduardo Solari
- Arturo Salah
- Carlos Alberto Torres (1991-1992)
- Hugo Hernández
- Miguel Mejía Baron
- Pedro García
- Francisco Avilán
- José Ledezma
- Fernando Riera
- Vicente Pereda
- Roberto Matosas
- Claudio Lostanau
- Ignacio Jáuregui
- Mario Perez
- Roberto Scarone
 External links
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: CF Monterrey|
|Primera División short tournaments|
famous players playing abroud Guillermo Franco-(Villareal )