Tampico Madero Fútbol Club is a football (soccer) club that currently plays in the Ascenso MX. The club is one of the oldest in the league; the club was founded on July 8, 1945 under the name Club Deportivo Tampico, was very successful in its beginnings, winning its first and only Mexican Primera División title in 1952-53 tournament as well as two Copa México titles in 1960 and 1961. The club spent most of the 1970s in the Segunda División de México after being relegated in the early 1960s. In 1977 the club bought out the Atletico Potosino franchise to move it to Tampico in order for the club to have once again first division action. The club played out the 1980s in the first division but was once again relegated in the early 1990s and has never again reached the top division.