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
San Luis F.C.
San Luis Fútbol Club, known more commonly as San Luis or San Luis Potosí, was a Mexican professional football club from the city of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The club was founded in 1957, when they were known as Santos, the teams nickname of Tuneros, a reference to the tuna fruit, was later changed to Gladiadores. The nickname for the team was changed to Reales. The nickname Tribu Real is a reference to the fact that the team was once named Real San Luis, another nickname recently given to the team is the name of El Equipo del Milagro because of the last-minute miracle to stay in the highest division. San Luis play their games at Alfonso Lastras Ramirez Stadium. On May 28,2013 it was confirmed the team would move to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico, the team began playing the Tercera Division de Mexico where they were able to win the 1969–70 season gaining promotion to Segunda Division. In the 1970–71 season San Luis was able to win Segunda Division and this automatically gave them the promotion to go to Primera Division for the 1971–72 season. Their stint in Primera Division was cut short after losing the playoff against Laguna in the 1973–74 season. It did not take long for San Luis to once again win Segunda Division and in 1975–76 they achieved the title and this would lead to the Potosino classic in the top flight since Atlético Potosino had achieved promotion in the 1973–74 season as semi finalist. Once again their stay in Primera Division did not last long, in the end of a great season in 1976–77 where they reached the championship playoff, the franchise was sold to Tampico Madero who took over their spot in Primera Division. The team returned to Primera Division in the 2002–03 season ending in the mid table position and this stint was short lived since the tournaments after they did not do well and ended up being relegated after the 2003–04 season. Their last stint was in Primera Division was in 2005–06 season when they gain promotion after winning the 2004–05 Primera A, after the 2012–13 season Querétaro was relegated to the Ascenso MX after accumulating the lowest coefficient over the past three seasons. Querétaro would have be replaced by the 2012 Apertura Ascenso MX champion La Piedad and it was also announced that San Luis would move to Tuxtla Gutiérrez and be renamed Chiapas F. C. replacing the new outgoing Querétaro. Finally, La Piedad confirmed that they would relocate to Veracruz. These changes have sparked controversy in the Mexican press as Querétaro effectively bought its place back in the first division, with this San Luis was left without a team in top flight now having only Atlético San Luis, was formed in 2013, in Ascenso MX. Players in italic are still active but are not currently with San Luis
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 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 Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León or simply Tigres UANL, is a Liga MX football club in San Nicolás de los Garza, a city in the Monterrey metropolitan area, Mexico. Founded in 1960, the club has spent most of its history in Liga MX, the club had their first major success in the 1975–76 season, becoming the first team from the state of Nuevo León to win a trophy by conquering the Copa MX. In the 1977–78, they won their first Liga MX championship, Tigres has won the Liga MX five times and the Copa MX three times. The team was the 2015 Copa Libertadores runner-up, losing the finals against River Plate, Tigres is the official team of the public University of the state of Nuevo León, the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Their home is the 41,650 capacity Estadio Universitario, located inside the University complex in San Nicolás de los Garza, the teams traditional kit colours are gold and blue. It is one of the two football teams of Nuevo León. Tigres have a rivalry with Monterrey, with whom they have contested the Clásico Regiomontano since 1974. Club de Fútbol Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León was founded on 7 March 1960 and they previously were named the Jabatos de Nuevo León. In 1967, their venue, the Estadio Universitario was built, in the 1973–74 season, José Ché Gómez guided the team to the title and promotion to the Primera División de México, now Liga MX. They defeated the Leones Negros de la Universidad de Guadalajara for 3–2, in the 1975–76, Tigres won their first domestic cup, the Copa México, against América after winning 3–2. Under the command of Uruguayan coach Carlos Miloc and players such as Tomás Boy and Geronimo Barbadillo, in the quarter-finals of the liguilla, they defeated Estudiantes Tecos by 1–0 and 3–2. In the semi-finals Tigres defeated Cruz Azul 0–1 and 3–0, in the finals they defeated UNAM 2–0 and 1–1. Tigres made their best season ever with 48 points in the 1978–79, in the 1979-80 season, Tigres made it to the finals against Cruz Azul. In the first leg, Cruz Azul won 1–0 at the Estadio Universitario, nonetheless, Tigres still lost the finals by an aggregate scoreline of 4–3. In the 1981–82 season, they won their second League championship against Atlante at the Estadio Azteca, in the quarter-finals of postseason, they tied with Guadalajara 1–1 and 1–1. In the semi-finals, they defeated América 2–0 and 0–1, Tigres won by penalty shoot-out ending 3–1. In the 1983–84, they lost in quarter-finals against Pumas UNAM 1–0, in the 1986–87 season, they lost in the semi-finals against Monarcas Morelia 3–2 and 0–2. In the 1989–90 season, meanwhile, Tigres finished the tournament as the first place of their group with 40 points and they lost in quarter-finals by 3–2 and 1–3 against Club Universidad de Guadalajara
Club Deportivo Guadalajara Spanish pronunciation, often simply known as Guadalajara, and popularly known as Chivas, is a Mexican professional football club based in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Guadalajara plays in Liga MX with 11 First Division titles,7 Campeón de Campeones,1 InterLiga,1 Copa Challenger,4 Copa Oros de Occidente, and 3 Copa México. Guadalajara is one of the ten founding members of the Mexican First Division and, along with longstanding rivals Club América, Guadalajara was the runner-up of the 2010 Copa Libertadores. Guadalajara is the football club in Mexico to exclusively field Mexican players. The teams three colors symbolize Fraternity, Union, and Sports, the team mascot, as well as their nickname, is the goat or chiva. Chivas is one of Mexicos most successful and popular teams, and holds the Mexican league record for the longest winning streak at the beginning of a season, the team was founded by Edgar Everaert, who arrived in Mexico in 1906. Their kit was modeled on that of the favourite team. Some historians assert that the colours came from the French Tricolour because some of the clubs first players were French, a few Spanish and English also became members of the Unión Football Club. On a tour of Europe, Everaert noticed that European teams named after their town or city seemed to generate more support from fans in their communities. So, in 1908, with the approval of Everaert and the players, in 1908, it was also decided that the team would only field Mexican-born players because of the growing sense of oppression Mexican nationals felt towards non-Mexican nationals. Following the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution, amateur football tournaments throughout the country flourished, between 1906 and 1943, Guadalajara won 13 amateur titles, the first in 1908. Also during this period, the oldest rivalry in Mexican football began to form, in 1943 the Liga Mayor was founded after the merging of several regional leagues and the era of professional football began. Guadalajara struggled during the years, with the exception of the 1948–49 season when they finished third. This same year Guadalajara was given the name Chivas Locas during a game against Atlas, the name was initially considered an insult, but later adopted as the teams nickname due to the overwhelming popularity of the club. During the 1951–52 and 1954–55 seasons, the finished as runner-up in the league. Guadalajara won its first championship during this season due to a last minute goal scored by Salvador Reyes. Led by coaches such as Donald Russ and Javier de la Torre in subsequent years and it was the only team in Mexicos football history to win four league championships in a row, during the 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61, and 1961–62 seasons. During the 1970s and early 1980s, Guadalajara struggled, in the 1970–71 season, the team finished very close to the relegation zone
Club Universidad Nacional
Club de Fútbol Universidad Nacional A. C. commonly known as Pumas de la UNAM, Pumas UNAM, U. N. A. M. Or just as Pumas, is a Mexican league football club based in Ciudad Universitaria, Club Universidad Nacional represents the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and plays their home matches at Olímpico Universitario Stadium, located on UNAMs main campus. Universidad Nacional is one of the most popular clubs in Mexico and they have won seven Primera División championships and four international titles. Club Universidad Nacional was originally a club of college students from the Universitys several schools. UNAM have evolved into one of the most popular Mexican teams and have gained an international following, the teams blue and gold colors were selected as a tribute to the University of Notre Dame, whose football 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 1946–64, the nickname stayed with the public, and all the athletic teams representing the University have been called Pumas. Their home ground is the Estadio Olímpico Universitario, the setting for the 1968 Summer Olympic Games and it has a seating capacity of over 58,000. Olympic Academic Stadium is situated within the University campus which enables easy access by the University students, the Pumas have training facilities within the University campus but their main complex is the Cantera, located near the University. The petition was rejected in favor of Club Marte de Morelos, by the 1940s, the dean Gustavo Baz Prada assigned the task to prepare the UNAM representative to Rodolfo Butch Muñoz, then player of Club España. The new manager formed its new team members of the student body of the many schools. The UNAM representative joined many university tournaments, with successful results and this prepared the team to complete their later transition to professional status. In August 1954, the Club Universidad was accepted as a member of the Segunda División and this achievement was accomplished with the support of the dean Nabor Carrillo and Guillermo Aguilar Alvarez Sr. a benefactor of the club. Aguilar Alvarez was appointed by the dean as the chairman of the club, on September 12,1954 UNAM played its first professional game, an away match against Monterrey. After competing for three years, Club Universidad requested a moratorium in its competing in Segunda División play to undergo a programme rebuilding process. Within that year this was accomplished, hector Ortiz was appointed as the new manager of the club, and a Board of Patrons was formed. The match ended, the students rushed the pitch, and honored its team by carrying them off the field on their shoulders—this was the first step towards the consolidation of the club. José Luis González La Calaca, Lorenzo Garcia, Carlos Calderón de la Barca, Manuel Manolo Rodríguez, Edmundo El Poli Pérez, and Gustavo El Gato Cuenca. The team established itself in the Primera División, the Board of Patrons prepared for the continuation of the success by establishing youth system to develop new players
The Liga MX is the top level of the Mexican football league system. Currently sponsored by BBVA through its Mexican subsidiary BBVA Bancomer, it is known as Liga BBVA Bancomer. Each season, the league holds two tournaments, the Apertura, which starts in the summer, and the Clausura, which starts in the winter. As of 2017, the league comprises 18 clubs, with one being relegated every year based upon its league performances over the three years. The first 8 teams in the table at the end of the phase of the tournament qualify to the liguilla. Up until July 2011, the league was divided into 3 groups, the group formatting was removed in favor of a single-table format. The league is considered the strongest in North America, and among the strongest in all of Latin America. Of the 56 teams to have competed in the league, América have won the title a record 12 times, followed by Guadalajara, Toluca, Cruz Azul, León and Pumas UNAM, the current league champions are Tigres UANL, who won the Apertura 2016 tournament. Prior to the Liga Mayor, there was no national league in Mexico. The winners of the Primera Fuerza, a league consisting of teams near. There were other regional leagues such as the Liga Amateur de Veracruz, the Liga Occidental De Jalisco, many club owners were not keen on the idea of establishing a professional league, despite paying players under the table. With the increasing demand for football, there was a sense of urgency to unite all the amateur leagues in Mexico to progress as a football nation. The professional national league was established in 1943. When the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación announced the formation of the nations first professional league, the F. M. F. announced that 10 clubs would form the Liga Mayor. The league was founded by six clubs from the Primera Fuerza of Mexico City, Primera Fuerza, América, Asturias, Atlante, Necaxa, and Marte. Liga Occidental De Jalisco, Atlas and Guadalajara, Liga Amateur de Veracruz, ADO, Veracruz and Moctezuma. The 1970 World Cup held in Mexico was the first World Cup televised on a grand scale, the season following the FIFA World Cup, the F. M. F. Changed the league format and established a playoff phase to determine the national champion and this was done to regenerate interest and reward teams that placed fairly high in the standings
Petroleros de Ciudad Madero
Club de Fútbol Ciudad Madero is a Mexican football team. The club was founded in 1964 where they won 2 titles the first in 1964 the second in 1973, the club is located in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, México. The club has played in the 3 most important leagues of Mexico, the club currently plays in the Tercera División de México. F. Monterrey, second in 1962 behind Club Universidad Nacional, third in 1963 behind 1963, in 1964 the league organized a short playoff tournament in order to increase the number of clubs in the first division. Clubs that took part of the tournament were Nacional de Guadalajara, Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz, Ciudad Madero and that game ended in a 0-0 draw in overtime and so a penalty shootout was the last option. The club played its first game in the now defunct tournament Copa Mexico as member of the Segunda División Profesional, Monterrey who defeat the club 2-0 matched played in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Their first home game was played on February 27 that same year and that same year the club would go on to win its first title just one point over Club Poza Rica who finished runner-up. The club was promoted to the Primera División de México taking over the empty spot left by Nacional de Guadalajara, who had been promoted the previous year. The club made its Primera División de México debut on May 27,1965, visiting Club Deportivo Guadalajara in a match ended in a 0-0 draw. The club scored its first goal in the round against Deportivo Toluca F. C. in the Estadio Tamaulipas. The club would finish that tournament 14th overall with 24 points, in the 1966-1967 tournament the club managed to win only one game on the road, which was against Jabatos de Nuevo León, a 1-0 match. The club scored only 8 goals in its 15 games on the road, the club finished that tournament in last place with 18 points, the club was mathematically relegated from round 27 when they lost 2-1 against C. F. Monterrey with 11 games left to play, the club had a short stay in the top division, playing only 2 years, when in 1975 the club finished last place with 21 points out of 75 possible,5 points behind the close Club de Fútbol Laguna. The club would not rejoin the Segunda División Profesional due to lack of support and would not return until 2002. The club recently plays in the Tercera División de México, where they play out of the XI group