A year ago, just like today, one of the great feats of Yucatecan professional football happened.
Deportiva Venados reached the top of the Professional Third Division league and did so undefeated.
“It is a matter of great pride. Reaching this goal is a great memory”, highlighted Alonso Diego Molina, a Yucatecan professional football leader, remembering the anniversary of the Yucatecan team, headed by Jorge Arana Palma, whose Died this month, and with David Lago Ancona and his son David Lago Molina as owners.
Yucatán entered professional football in 1981 with three teams: León del IMSS, Aguiluchos de Yucatán and Tiburones de Progreso. But none of them even came close to the finals. Years pass and Maya and Itze reach the finals, but do not lift the trophy.
Deportiva Venados, with Arturo Espinoza Quintero as technical director, achieved a historic season without losing a single game in the regular tournament and the entire league stage, a year after being in the semifinals.
In the 2021-22 season, the deer finished in the top five throughout the season and, leaving many contenders for the throne along the way, faced the championship battle in which they faced the Chilpancingo Hornets with a 3-2 score. Overall, a party day at the “Alonso Diego Molina” stadium in Tamanche. May 28, 2022 was a Saturday.
With goals from Brian Torres after 2 minutes, and Diego Garma, near the end of the first half, Deportiva was able to add their 30th game without losing in a long season, counting the five series of the regular role, twenty and phase Had been. of the league.
Furthermore, with data recalled by team owner Lech Ancona, no team had been crowned in a professional tournament in the long calendar since Madero was proclaimed emperor of the second division 55 years earlier.
Deportiva, as champion of Zone A, won direct promotion to the Premier League (formerly the Second Division), and placed another team in the third league, led by Alfredo García. However, the team was almost completely depleted due to age issues with many of its players, and others who decided to emigrate in search of new prospects. elements such as Pedro Jair Ramírez, pivoting in control from midfield; Carlos Freyde and Diego Garma went to Monterrey’s colleagues, with highly positive results; Goalkeeper Lothar López started a large part of the tournament as the horniest team in the Premier League and in the Third Division. This prompted the squad playing in the Third Division to adapt to the needs, populating themselves with youngsters who, after the next tournament, gave positive accounts, extending the undefeated run for almost the entire first half.
One of the most outstanding points in the Mexican professional football field was the fact that the Yucatecan team reached the top without losing a single game. Of those, it’s going to be hard to find a match anytime soon. As of late “Like. Arana” before dying: “One of those feats has to be matched … but we won’t know when they will.”
There are many reasons to remember: the feat itself, being undefeated, being a seedbed for players and, above all, being the Yucatecan benchmark in Mexican football.- Gaspar Silveira Malvar