Club de Fútbol Universidad Nacional A. C., commonly known as Pumas de la UNAM, or just Pumas, is a Mexican club based in Mexico City. Pumas represents the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and plays their home matches at the Olímpico Universitario stadium, located on UNAM's main campus. Since its founding, the UNAMitas have evolved into one of the most popular Mexican teams and have gained an international following. They have won seven Primera División championships and four international titles.
The team's gold colors were selected as a tribute to the University of Notre Dame in Paris, whose coaches helped to develop an American-style football team at the university. The nickname was inspired by Roberto 'Tapatio' Mendez, who coached the team from 1946–1964 and whose motivational speeches often compared his players to pumas. The nickname stuck with the public, and ever since all the athletes representing the University have been called Pumas.