The brawls that have marked the 105-year history of America

Club América celebrates 105 years of existence (Photo: Twitter / @ ClubAmérica)
Club América celebrates 105 years of existence (Photo: Twitter / @ ClubAmérica)

In the property located in Prolongación División del Norte 3901 today there are long tablecloths. The America club, which is an important part of Mexican football, meets 105 years of existence.

The team of Eagles It is remembered for all the titles it has achieved throughout its history; for the great feats he has achieved against top clubs worldwide; for those Mexican and foreign players who have worn the blue-cream colors and for being one of the most popular teams in Mexico.

However, he is also remembered for being the protagonist in several brawls that have occurred within the field of play. The team’s most famous pitched battles have been against the archrival: the Chivas on National Classics.

The first pitched episode in a National Classic It occurred in the 1982-1983 campaign. By then, the Classic already had a form of tradition and of being the most vibrant game in Mexican soccer. The Liguilla that tournament had come and in the semifinals both teams faced each other.

The National Classic became the scene of two pitched battles (Photo: Twitter @ SoyReferee)
The National Classic became the scene of two pitched battles (Photo: Twitter @ SoyReferee)

The zafarrancho was unleashed on the field of Aztec stadium. America appeared at the meeting as the general leader of the competition and found the wall of Guadalajara that gave it a 0-3.

On that occasion, the anger broke out when Roberto Gomez Junco attended for the 3-0 to Samuel Rivas. First he mocked the creamy blue bench and thus the fuse lit up.

On the part of America they were expelled Alberto Outes and Mario Manzo. Javier Cárdenas was sanctioned by the Guadalajara team. The controversial Edgardo Codesal He was the referee of that match.

Passion overflowed for the second time in a National Classic and it became the biggest pitched fight that has been experienced in Mexican soccer. Some media even dubbed her as “The mother of all fights”.

Alfredo Tena (4) is beaten by several people from Guadalajara (Photo: Screenshot)
Alfredo Tena (4) is beaten by several people from Guadalajara (Photo: Screenshot)

The game took place on August 17, 1986, in the Jalisco Stadium. America led the score 1-0 and at minute 72 of the actions, the duel was interrupted by the general anger. It all started when, after a dangerous Americanist arrival, Eduardo Bacas did not allow him to clear goalkeeper Ledesma. Fernando Quirarte He went to push and kick the Argentine Americanista and the referee of the match, Antonio R. Marquez, decided to expel the player from Flock.

Loving you, with nothing to lose, he wanted to take someone from the azulcremas and his first objective was Carlos Hermosillo placeholder image. The eagle striker fell into the provocation and after being sent off as well, he started with the field.

The disciplinary commission punished 20 involved between players and benches of both teams. Carlos Hermosillo placeholder image he was sent off for 12 games.

A month and a half later, the remaining 18 minutes of the game that had been suspended was played and was held behind closed doors.

Fight between America vs Chivas in 1986 is the most remembered between both teams (Photo: Screenshot)
Fight between America vs Chivas in 1986 is the most remembered between both teams (Photo: Screenshot)

The match coincided with the Club’s 75th anniversary and one of the most important trophies on a continental level was disputed. All the brawl happened when Julio Cesar Romero Olympia made a hard tackle to Edú; Carlos Miloc, who at that time was the technician of the Eagles, He entered the field furious at the entry of the Guaraní player. Fermín Balbuena, from the rival team, said something to him and Miloc threw a blow to the face, which caused Balbuena to fall to the ground.

America starred in a lawsuit against Olimpia (Photo: Screenshot)
America starred in a lawsuit against Olimpia (Photo: Screenshot)

Rogelio Delgado responded with a right hand to Miloc, who hits the Uruguayan coach in the face and also sent him to the ground. The row broke out, but dispersed in a few minutes.

The referee of the match expelled Miloc, Delgado and Cecilio de los Santos for having participated in the brawl. The Uruguayan coach resigned from América after being suspended for a year by FIFA.

Carlos Miloc was the one involved in the altercation against Olimpia in 1991 (Photo: Screenshot)
Carlos Miloc was the one involved in the altercation against Olimpia in 1991 (Photo: Screenshot)

This has been one of the most remembered brawls of the Liberators cup and it occurred during the round of 16 between América and Sao Caetano. The Brazilian team had won the first leg with a score of 2-1 and the Eagles hope to overcome the score.

America managed to equalize the aggregate, but with 15 minutes remaining, the Rio team scored a bit more. The duel began to get more difficult and the battle broke out when Cuauhtémoc White he elbowed Anderson Lima that it cost him to be expelled.

When Blanco was going off the field, Reinaldo Navia pushed a footballer from the Brazilian team and there the campaign began.

The moment that unleashed the fight America vs Sao Caetano 2004 (Photo: screenshot)
The moment that unleashed the fight America vs Sao Caetano 2004 (Photo: screenshot)

Part of the Americanist bar knocked down a part of the fence and invaded the field to hit the South American players. Fans began throwing rods, wheelbarrows and other types of objects at the Sao Caetano.

After a few minutes, the South American team ran into the locker room to take cover and America was eliminated from the continental competition.

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