Tampico Madero F.C.
Tampico Madero Fútbol Club is a football club that currently plays in the Ascenso MX. 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 Atlético 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 again relegated in the early 1990s and has never again reached the top division. The clubs first official game was played in the 1945–46 tournament against Atlante were the club suffered its first loss with a score of 10–3. The club won its first game on September 30 the same year against Atlas 3–2 first goals scored by Ernesto Olivares. The club finished that year 11th out 16, the club played mediocre tournaments the following years finishing last in the 1948–49 tournament and 9th in the 1949–50 tournament. The club started off the 1950s in the way they had been playing in the 1940s gaining a 9th, 6th place from 1950–52 tournaments. It was until the 1952–53 tournament when the team came together and it was won with 14 victories,6 draws and only 2 losses for a total of 34, a then league record. The club would go on to win the title Campeón de Campeones after defeating Puebla who had won that years Copa México with a score of 3–0, roster from the 1952–53 championship club were. The clubs last notable achievement from 1954–57 when they finished 4th in 1954, 7th in 1955, 6th in 1956, in 1958, they finished last and were relegated to Segundo División. They played 1 year and were returned to Mexican Primera División, the club started out the 1960s with 3 bad consecutive league tournaments but manage to win its only Copa México title in 1961 against Toluca. Nonetheless the club would once again been relegate in 1962–63 tournament. The club played in the division in the 1960s coming up short in the 1964–65. Tournament after finishing tied for first place with Jabatos de nuevol leon having played a match that the club would go on to loss match played in León Guanajuato. The club would go on to play most of the 1970s in the second division till 1977 when the club bought out the San Luis club, the club that played in the second division was sold to Universidad de Guadalajara and became Bachilleres a reserve squad. The club had a tournament in its first year back reaching the semi finalist again Pumas which they would go on to loss that year. The following year the club finished 14th overall and did not reach the play-off spots, in the 1979–80 tournament the club finished 7th and managed to qualified to the play-off group stage where they lost once again and so came the end of the 1970s. In the 1980–81 tournament the club finished 15th in the league, soon after the clubs relegation the city decided to buy out yet another franchise this time buying struggling club in order for the club to remain in the top division. This club was made up from players from the Atletas Campesinos and that year the club struggled once again finishing 14 in the league
Club Puebla is a Mexican professional football club based in the city of Puebla, competing in the Liga MX. The teams white home jersey features its iconic blue sash, which crosses the chest diagonally from the shoulder to the waist. Since 1904 the city of Puebla has practiced football, First in 1904 with club Puebla AC founded by Englishmen who integrated into the Mexican football league during the amateur era. During the 1953–54 season, they managed their second Copa México title, Puebla took home their first league title in the 1982–83 season after defeating Guadalajara on penalty kicks. A third Copa México was accomplished after the 1987–88 season, and this feat earned the team the right to be counted among the exclusive Campeónísimo club. In 1991, they defeated Police from Trinidad and Tobago for their first CONCACAF championship, the team was relegated to Primera A at the end of the Clausura 2005. The team won the Apertura 2006 tournament in a match against Salamanca. On May 26,2007, Puebla won back the right to play in Mexicos premier league by defeating Dorados de Sinaloa in a packed Cuauhtémoc Stadium with more than 45,000 fans. Celebrations all around the city of Puebla ensued, reminding of the celebrations in 1983 and 1990 when the won the league championship. Puebla has competed since 1904, when an English Athletic club Puebla AC joined the Liga Mexicana de Football Amateur Association, in their first tournament in 1904, the club lost all games and did not score a goal in the 8 games played. In 1905, the club struggled and managed to score its first and only goal in that tournament, finishing last with no wins,1 draw and 7 losses, and 20 goals against. For the 1906–1907 season, the finished third, with 3 wins,3 losses and 2 draws. After this season, the folded, and the league dropped to 4 clubs. The club would not see action for 8 years, until 1915 when the First Puebla F. C who later became España de Puebla. that club was founfed by the Spaniards living in Puebla. Due to the lack of opponents, having one with neighboring town San Martín Texmelucan. They participated for a few years in the old Liga Veracruzana de Futbol. In 1928 Club Asturias de Puebla was founded by the spanish from the Asturias in SPain. This 2 clubs would merge in the early 1940s and would become the foundation of what would become Club Puebla. The first official match took place on Sunday May 7,1944, Veracruz gave Puebla their first lost in the professional era beating them 5–1
Club de Fútbol Lobos de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla is a Mexican football club based in Puebla, Mexico. The club represents the Autonomous University of Puebla, the clubs history goes back to the early 1930s when the club was known as Preparatoria, formed exclusively by players that attended the university. The club has played on and off since then and it was not until the 1990s when the club made a serious comeback. It has been playing in the lower level Mexican football divisions, in 2003 the club was awarded a spot in the Primera A, a league where the club been playing ever since. The club makes its home in the Estadio Olímpico de C. U, the clubs history dates back to 1930 when the club was known as Preparatoria formed exclusively by players that attended the university. It was until 1966 when the Mexican Football Federation allowed the club to join the division the club played under the name CarolinosS U. A. P using the university as its badge. The club failed to be sustained economically and folded and it was till the mid-1990s when the club made a return and idea pitch by Paul Moreno and Eduardo Rivera Hernandez to the university to buy a franchise in the Segunda División de México. The brothers Adolfo and Pedro Ayala join the board later with Adolfo Ayala as the Clubs executive President. It was made clear that the club should only consist of Players attending the University, the club played its first game in the Estadio Ignacio Zaragoza managed by a former Puebla FC player Gustavo Moscoso. Lobos was the first Second Division club ever to transmit its games on T. V on Televisa Puebla, the Mexican federation congratulated the owners board for setting a good example on how a club should be run by doing so inspired other Second Division clubs to do the same. The club would fold three years due to the clubs bad performance and the university not able and owners not willing to spend more money in a club that seem to go nowhere. The main economic support at the time came from a group of Engineers who decided to leave the club leaving the University without a club for almost two years. 2 years later Alberto Ventosa Coglan managed to come with an agreement with first division club Necaxa to have Lobos as a Second Division affiliated, mario Marin the new Mayor of Puebla helped the club as did Leopoldo Garcia former director of Televisa Puebla and is named as executive President. In 1996 playing in the Second Division the club has a bad tournament failing to qualify in the playoffs, after this tournament the club folded again to due recruiting economical problems. C. The following year the club signed good players Gerardo Espinoza and Luis Gabriel Rey who would go on. Despite good players the club again failed to reach the playoff. In 2002 Enrique Doger Guerrero, acting caretaker of the university, managed by Evanivaldo Castro, a former Brazilian player who had played in the first division in the 1970s – 1990s, the club was admitted into the Second Division. After failing to reach the playoffs in their first season, Evanivaldo Castro was replaced by Victor Valdemar Marine for the following tournament, the team improved immensely under Marine reaching the playoffs before being eliminated in the quarterfinals by Delfines de Coatzacoalcos
Cruz Azul b, A. C, or simply Cruz Azul, is a Mexican football club that plays in the top division of Mexican football, Liga MX. The team was based in the town of Jasso, south of Tula de Allende in the state of Hidalgo. The team moved to Mexico City in 1971 to play at the Estadio Azteca and its current home venue is the Estadio Azul, located in the southwestern part of Mexico City in the Colonia Ciudad de los Deportes, adjacent the Nápoles neighborhood. Its headquarters are in La Noria, a suburb within Xochimilco in the part of Mexico City. Cruz Azul has been the Primera División champions 8 times, trailing Tolucas 10, guadalajaras 11 and Club Américas 12. According to several polls published, Cruz Azul is the third most popular team in Mexico, Cruz Azul was founded under the name of Club Deportivo Cruz Azul as an amateur team on 22 March 1927. The founders were the workers of cement maker Cemento Cruz Azul, Cemento Cruz Azul was the only official sponsor until 1997, and remains a primary sponsor through present day. The team entered competition in the Segunda División de México for the 1960–61 season. Hungarian coach Jorge Marik guided the team to the Segunda División championship for the 1963–64 season and that season ended with an eighth-place finish. Four years later, Cruz Azul won its first Primera División league tournament, betweern 1970–1980, Cruz Azul led the Primera División with six league tournament championships, four under Cárdenas and the last two under Ignacio Trelles. This powerful version of the team earned the nickname La Máquina Celeste, the team earned its eighth and most recent championship in 1997 under coach Luis Fernando Tena, beating León 2–1 on a last minute penalty kick scored by Carlos Hermosillo. This is still the quickest that a Primera División club has won eight championships, in 2001, Cruz Azul was invited to a tournament between select Mexican and Venezuelan teams that would then compete in the Copa Libertadores, a tournament of the best South American teams. The two best teams of this tournament earned immediate placement on the roster. Cruz Azul was one of the teams and reached the 2001 Copa Libertadores final match. Cruz Azul started the tournament in Group 7 along with such as Sao Caetano, Defensor Sporting. Cruz Azul finished as leader of the group with 13 points, in the round of 16 Cruz Azul faced Cerro Porteño. The first leg was played in Asunción and Cruz Azul lost 2–1, the second leg was played in Mexico and Cruz Azul won the game 3–1. The aggregate score was 4–3 in favor of Cruz Azul and they moved on to the quarterfinals, in the quarterfinals Cruz Azul faced CA River Plate of Argentina
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 Atlético Monarcas Morelia is a Mexican professional football club based in Morelia, Michoacán, playing in Liga MX. The team is owned by Grupo Salinas and plays its games in Estadio Morelos. Club Atlético Morelia was founded November 21,1924, as Oro Morelia in Morelia, in 1950, Club Deportivo Morelia was among the teams that founded the Segunda División. After the 1956–1957 season, in which ended up in second place. After an unsuccessful season, in 1968 Monarcas Morelia was relegated back to the Segunda División, Morelia appointed Nicandro Ortiz as chairman. Ortiz acquired the team and strengthened its position in the league, in 1996 the major broadcast company TV Azteca bought the team. By the year 2000 the club were playing under the Monarcas moniker, in recent years Monarcas Morelia has been one of the main protagonists in the Primera División. The team was crowned champions away in the Bombonera Stadium, the Morelos Stadium has never been the site of its team winning a final. Monarcas Morelia has played three other finals which they lost to Toluca, Monterrey and Pumas respectively, after missing the playoffs for three consecutive tournaments, Morelia ended in third place in the general table in the Apertura 2009. Morelia defeated Santos Laguna in the first round, 4–2 on aggregate, with a 2–1 aggregate score, Morelia was eliminated. Morelia qualified for the 2010 Copa Libertadores by ending in place in the classification phase. It was the time that Morelia participated in the Copa Libertadores. Morelia was the Runner-up of the Clausura 2011, after a hard fought final, Pumas won this 3–2 on aggregate, taking the trophy home. Morelia is the 2010 SuperLiga champion, with a 2–1 victory in the finals over the New England Revolution in which Miguel Sabah scored both Morelias goals. On November 5,2013 Monarcas Morelia won their first Copa MX in a 3–3 match that would take them to penalties and this title also made them participate in the first Supercopa MX edition, which they won against Tigres UANL with a global score of 5–4. After 15 years, the terrible 2014–15 campaign made Monarcas one of the last teams in the average table, which decides which team will be relegated. Thats why Enrique Meza was chosen to be the coach for the current Apertura 2015 season, Meza already saved Morelia once, in the 1995–96 season. The clubs colors are generated from the flag which are yellow and red