Santos Laguna
Santos Laguna

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Santos Laguna
  • CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPEARANCES: 7th (2008/09, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2015/16, 2019 and 2020)
  • LAST PARTICIPATION: Semifinals 2019
  • RECORD: GP-58 W-34 D-8 L-16 (GS-140 GA-69)
  • Top scorer club in the history of the competition (140).
  • Santos is the 2nd team with the most games played (58) in the Scotiabank Concacaf League behind Cruz Azul (63).
  • Santos Laguna has a 19-game unbeaten streak at home in the SCCL (16PG-3PE). Only loss at home in 29 games: 1-3 vs. Cruz Azul, in QF 2010/11: 1-3 (Christian Benítez; Emanuel Villa x2 and Christian Giménez).
  • HEAD COACH: Pedro Miguel Faria Caixinha (Portugal). In 2012, Caixinha, in his first national tournament, qualified the team for the Clausura Liguilla in the Liga MX and also reached the final of the region's most important club competition, the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. Caixinha won three major titles (2014 Copa MX Apertura, 2015 Liga MX, 2015 Campeon de Campeones)
  • DEBUT: 2008/09 (Semifinals)
  • TOP SCORERS: Carlos Quintero (COL) 17 goles, Oribe Peralta (MEX) 12.
  • MOST GAMES: Iván Estrada (MEX) 31, Oribe Peralta (MEX) 29, Carlos Darwin Quintero (COL) 28
  • BEST PERFORMANCE: Runner Up 2011/12, and 2012/13
  • SCCL 2022 QUALIFICATION: The Torreon club are a stalwart when it comes to Concacaf competition and will be playing their seventh SCCL and first since 2019 thanks to a runner-up finish in the 2021 Guardianes. Santos’ best SCCL finish came in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 editions when they were runners-up.

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