Club de Fútbol Monterrey is a Mexican football club from Monterrey, Nuevo León. Founded on 28 June 1945, it is the oldest active team in the division from the northern part of Mexico. Club de Fútbol Monterrey was founded on the 28th of June 1945, near the end of World War II by a group of businessmen headed by Ramón Cárdenas Coronado, Enrique Ayala Medina. Probert, Rogelio Cantú Gómez and Miguel Margáín Zozaya, the teams nickname was popularly accepted, after the teams uniform, which is traditionally white with navy blue vertical stripes. Although the original uniform was white with a blue upper shoulder, the stripes were inspired in 1965, when the Tampico Madero football team wore them. Since, the uniform consists of vertical blue and white striped jerseys with blue shorts. In its first professional game, played 19 August 1945 against San Sebastián de León, Monterrey won 1–0, due to these events, the club decided to stop playing in the league in 1946 in honor to the players who died. It was not until 1952 when the club resumed action thanks to Dr. Carlos Canseco, the club enrolled in the second division and just 4 years later the club earned a promotion to the top division. The club would again earn the promotion in the 1959–60 tournament which they have held to date. The club started off the 1960s in bad shape just avoiding relegation with 3 more points than Club Celaya, the club finished the 1960–61 tournament with a record of 7 wins 7 draws 12 losses for a total of 21 points. In the 1961–62 tournament the club was close to relegation finishing 2nd last for the second year in a row just ahead of Zacatepec. The club had a record of 7 wins 5 draws and 15 losses for a total of 19 points and that years record was 8 wins 12 draws and only 6 losses for a total of 28 points. In the 1963–64 tournament the club would finish 3rd in the league just 5 points behind club Guadalajara who would have a league best 37 points and that year record was 12 wins 8 draws 6 losses for a total of 32 points. In the 1964–65 tournament the club would again finish 3rd in the league this time just 3 points behind club Guadalajara who won its second consecutive league title with 40 points. This years record was 17 wins 3 draws and 10 losses for a total of 37 points, in the 1965–66 tournament the club finished tied for 4th in the league with Club Atlante with 33 points. This year is also remember for Club Nuevo León promotion to the first division having for the first time 2 clubs from Monterrey participating in the first division and this year record was 13 wins 7 draws and 10 losses for a total of 33 points. In the 1966–67 tournament the club back into mediocrity finishing tied for 8th in the league with Irapuato with 30 points each. This year record was 10 wins, draws and losses for a total of 30 points, in the 1967–68 tournament the club continue its descent finishing tied for 14 in the league with CD Oro
Club's match in 1945.
Portuguese football legend Eusébio briefly played for the club in 1975
Club celebrating their first league title in 1986.
Guillermo Franco (pictured in 2010) played a vital role in the club's Clausura 2003 title win