105 years have passed since the creation of Deportivo Toluca Futbol Club, headed, at that time by the patronage of Manuel Henkel Bross and Román Ferrat Alday, being one of the most successful Aztec football institutions in the professional era. The team from the State of Mexico has long tablecloths, on the eve of playing this afternoon’s match in their visit to Alfonso Lastras Ramírez against Club Atlético de saint Louis as part of day five of Grita México Closure 2022.
The Red Devils, since its invention, has been a team that is located in the foreground of Aztec football; on many occasions, not receiving the media attention it deserves, but they have always proven to live up to expectations, with good and exemplary football off the pitch. 10 champion stars are the ones embroidered on the shield, a situation that classifies it as the third club with the highest number of championships on Mexican soil; only behind Chivas with 12 and Club América with 13.
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The golden age of the Red Devils occurred between 1998 and 2010, being considered one of the most powerful teams of the time, led by historic scorer José Saturnino Cardozo with 249 goals during his stay with the sausage makers. At that stage they conquered a tournament in the Summer of 1998, Summer 99, Summer 2000, as well as in the history of short tournaments, they won the title in the Apertura 2002, Apertura 2005, Apertura 2008 and the last one in the Bicentennial 2010 at the hands of Santos Laguna in the Nemesio Diez.
In international matters, the Red Devils have won the Concacaf Champions League title in 1968 and 2003. On the other hand, Hernán Cristante is the player who won the most titles for the Choriceros cause, 10 in total; 8 Leagues, 1 League Champion and 1 Concacaf Champions Cup. Meanwhile, as far as scoring quota is concerned, José Saturnino Cardozo drilled 249 opportunities into the rival goal, in addition to holding the record in national soccer for the top scorer in regular seasons, with 41 goals.
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Mexican soccer institutions have congratulated the Diablos Rojos del Toluca on this day, recognizing the greatness and importance of the Choriceros in the history of Aztec football, which they will seek to endorse this afternoon during their visit to the Alfonso Lastras Ramírez Stadium as part of matchday five of Grita México Clausura 2022. After having been in a period of activity of just over two weeks, after the break due to FIFA date and the postponed match against Rayados de Monterrey, today’s match will be at 5:00 p.m. Mexico, through the ESPN signal.
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