One of World Football's greatest mascots and club badges are featured in this edition of Crest Love.


Based just south of the Mexico United States border, Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente, commonly referred to as Xolos, is a Mexican professional football club from Tijuana, Baja California. Founded as recently as 2007 they ply their trade in Liga MX, the top tier of Mexican professional football.

Five years after formation they became champions of Mexico in 2012 and went on to get out of the group stages of the Copa Libertadores in their maiden voyage not the South American Champions League.

Xolos is short for Xoloitzcuintles, a type of hairless dog native to Mexico which is depicted on the club crest and whose likeness influences the mascot, Xolo Mayor, a muscle bound dog who intimidates rivals.

The team play in the 27,333 capacity Estadio Caliente, which incidentally has artificial turf because of hot water springs under the stadium which impede grass growth.