Club Info and Story Intro
Club Deportivo Guadalajara
Founded: May 8th, 1906
Nicknames: Chivas, Rebaño Sagrado, Rojiblancos (Goats, Sacred Herd, Red-and-whites)
Stadium: Estadio Chivas, capacity 45,364
President: Jorge Vergara
Manager: Matías Almeyda Vacant(For now)
Rivalries: El Súper Clásico, vs América; El Clásico Tapatío, vs Atlas
Primera División/Liga MX: 1956/57, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1960/61, 1961/62, 1963/64, 1964/65, 1969/70, 1986/87, Summer 1997, Apertura 2006, Clausura 2017 (12)
Copa MX: 1963, 1970, Apertura 2015, Clausura 2017 (4)
Campeón de Campeones: 1956/57, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1960/61, 1963/64, 1964/65, 1969/70 (7)
SuperCopa MX: 2016 (1)
CONCACAF Champions League: 1962 (1)
About the Story
Hello everyone, and welcome to yet another Mexican FM story! First of all, you might be wondering why I chose that name as it is particularly interesting. Here's why: I will be telling the story of Oswaldo Sánchez, a.k.a San Oswaldo(Saint Oswald), former Chivas goalkeeper from 1999 to 2007 and Liga MX champion once with Chivas in 2006 and twice with Santos Laguna in 2008 and 2012. He currently works as a TV pundit for Televisa Deportes. As for the second part of the name: When the Chivas won their first league tournament in 1956/57, Pope Pius XII sent a telegram congratulating and blessing the team leading to a new nickname: "El Rebaño Sagrado" or "The Sacred Herd" in english.
This is a story that I've been wanting to do for a while now for two main reasons: 1) Chivas is a local team for me, and I regularly attend their stadium with friends and family. 2) They are the only team currently in the first division to only field Mexican players, as well as having a great focus on their youth teams with players such as Chicharito, Carlos Vela, Marco Fabián, and several others coming out of their academy. These are the two biggest factors that attract me to the team. Now, this story will be different to previous stories that I've done as I will put more effort into both writing and, of course, the graphics with the hopes of making this story more attractive to all of you.
However, I do not own the game just yet (sad, I know). This means that for the next month or so I will focus solely on the writing aspect of this story. Hope you enjoy! And as always, all feedback is appreciated.