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
Impulsora del Deportivo Necaxa S. A. de C. V. often simply known as Club Necaxa, is a Mexican football club in Liga MX based in the city of Aguascalientes. It plays in the Estadio Victoria, Necaxa is a non membership-based club, with more than 35,000 members outside Mexico. Necaxa was founded on 21 August 1923 and it began when Englishman William H. Frasser, an engineer and owner of the Light and Power Company in the state of Puebla, founded a football team. Frasser, as a student was a player in the United Kingdom and was a strong advocate for the sport. Frasser consolidated the teams of the Light and Power Company and the Street Car operators Compañia de Luz y Fuerza, Frasser supported the newly merged team with company revenue and funds. In addition, the Light and Power Company offered steady employment to players in an era where half of the players were playing at an amateur level, in 1923, it was decided Necaxa team would field players regardless of race and nationality. In that era, the team was called Los Electricistas, the team adopted the colors red and white as their team colors, earning them the nickname Los roji-blancos. During this period, the oldest rivalry in Mexican football began to form, the stadium had a maximum capacity for 15,000 fans, and was known for its clock tower displaying the teams emblem. Necaxa, in the days of Mexican Football were members of the Mexican League Amateur Football Association Liga Mexicana de Fútbol Amateur Association. Club España, Germania FV, and seasoned and disciplined team Asturias, Necaxa won championships during the 1932–33, 1934–35, 1936–37, 1937–38. The following season after the opening, players such as Hilario López and Luis Pérez contributed to the teams success, leading Necaxa to the League final against Atlante. But Necaxa would rebound the next season, smashing Atlante by a 9–0 score, the line-up Necaxa used on that day was the following, During this decade, Necaxa became one of the most popular teams in Mexico. Their last title was the Central American Championship in El Salvador, following the Mexican Revolution, the late 1930s represented Necaxas most successful all-Mexican team. The Once Hermanos or Eleven Brothers period was coined in that era due to that ability to work as a team. The Necaxa team, in 1936, won the Copa México, in that same year, a talented striker gained popularity within Necaxas benches. Even though he was not one of the original once hermano or eleventh brother Horacio Casarìn, was a player in the Mexican league national ranks. His success took him to the big screen in Mexican Cinema
Club de Fútbol Correcaminos de la Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas is an association football team from Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas. It currently plays in the Ascenso MX League of Mexico, the team was founded in 1980, Correcaminos played in the Primera Division De Mexico from the 1987–88 season to the 1994–95 season. They play in the Estadio Marte R. Gómez, which has a capacity of 10,476, the club was founded in 1980 and represents the UAT as well as the city of Ciudad Victoria. It replaced the former team, Los Cuerudos, following the teams folding in 1978. The club joined the Segunda División de México in 1982 and played in the 1982–83 tournament, the club did not fare so well in their first year in the Mexican Primera División finishing tied dead last with Atletico Potosino and only avoided being relegated by a goal difference. Before the 1988–89 tournament the club managed to keep its category after buying the Deportivo Neza Franchisee and taking over their vacant spot. In the Apertura 2011 the club finished second in the league with 27 points,7 wins,6 draws,2 defeats, scoring the most goals in the league with 33 and allowing 21 earning a round robin spot. In the Quarter-finals the club faced cross town rival Estudiantes de Altamira who they tied 2–2 after 2 games advancing for having finished with more points, in Semi-finals the club would once again tie 3–3 this time against Toros Neza advancing once again because of their league position. In the final the club would go on to face the points leader La Piedad who was picked favorite by many to take the Apertura title home that year. The first match was played in the Estadio Marte R. Gómez where Correcaminos managed to take a 3–1 advantage. The second match was played in the Estadio Juan N. López where after 90 minutes the club had managed to beat La Piedad after almost 15 years with a score of 1–0 and claiming that tournaments title. Liga de Ascenso, Apertura 2011 Runner-up, Verano 1997 Segunda División, 1986–87 Copa MX Runner-up, has Played 32 Primera A Tournaments last in 2011. Has Played 8 Mexican Primera División Tournaments last in 1995, after the 1987–88 tournament the club avoided relegation after buying the Deportivo Neza franchise. On 26 September 2012 the club advanced to the winning the game versus Xolos de Tijuanawith a remarkable score of 5–5 changing. The game was defined in penalty kicks, having a glorious, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, Correcaminos UAT B Reserve team that plays in the Segunda División in the third level of the Mexican league system. It is clearly not yet complete and all inclusive, and additions and refinements will continue to be made over time
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
Tecos Fútbol Club is a Mexican professional football club associated with the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara AC. It plays its games in the Estadio 3 de Marzo. The 30, 015-seat facility is located in Zapopan, a municipality within the Guadalajara, previously named Club de Fútbol U. A. G. Estudiantes have won the championship once and is the only team in Mexican football history to ascend from the two lower divisions and get the Championship. The club was runner-up in the Mexican Leagues Clausura 2005, after losing to Club América in the second game, 6-3. On April 14,2012 Estudiantes Tecos was relegated to Mexicos Liga de Ascenso after gaining the lowest percentage of points got in the last three years against Atlas and Querétaro. The last straw was a combination of a draw between Estudiantes and Puebla and a victory achieved by Atlas against Monterrey, Estudiantes won the Clausura 2014 Ascenso MX championship, but failed to get promoted by losing a two-game match against Leones Negros. On May 22,2014, Grupo Pachuca president, Jesús Martínez Patiño, announced Estudiantes Tecos would change its location, on May 28,2014 the move was confirmed, the club changed its name to Mineros de Zacatecas, and Estudiantes Tecos were dissolved. In August 2015, the Leaño family announced they had bought the rights from Grupo Pachuca, thus, re-founding the club to play in the Tercera División. The University was founded in 1935 and soon had a team to play football until 1971 when they joined Federacion Mexicana de Futbol. The club played its first Primera División Mexicana match on September 3,1975 against Puebla F. C. a match which the went on to lose 2-3. The clubs first win was played against Atleticos Campesinos, with the match being played in the Jalisco Stadium and that year the club finished in second place and qualifying to its first liguilla playoff stage. In quarterfinals the club went up against Club América who eliminated the newly promoted club, the following year, the club finished 4th overall and once again qualified to the liguilla, but is once again, knocked out in quarterfinals, this time by Tigres de la UANL. In the 1979-80 tournament the clubs invited to play a tournament in Spain the Torneo Sol de Valencia which the club manages to win. The story being the complete opposite in their league, where the club failed to qualify to the liguilla. In the 1986-87 season, Tecos UAG was shown as one of the biggest contenders of the tournament, jose Luis Zalazar achieved the Goal Scoring Championship by making 21 goals, the most of them from penalty kicks. They reached the quarterfinals against Cruz Azul and they lost in the penalty shootout where Zalazar failed to score one of the deciding the fate of the game. Vucetich had also managed the last team to win the title years before