Mexico - List of Champions


Final Tables 1902-03 to 2002-03 (some amateur seasons missing)


The Amateur Champions 1902-03 to 1942-43

The game of football was introduced in Mexico by the English workers at the mines and the railroads. The first championship was organized in 1902 in Mexico City with five teams: British Club, Mexico Cricket Club, Orizaba Charleston, Pachuca and Reforma Club. This was the seed of what later became the Primera Fuerza. This league was based mainly in Mexico City. There were other leagues, like the Liga de Occidente (Western League) and the Liga Veracruzana, but the Primera Fuerza was considered the strongest and its champions were regarded as national champions.

 Year    Primera Fuerza League Champion
1902-03  Orizaba AC
1903-04  Mexico Cricket Club
1904-05  Pachuca
1905-06  Reforma AC
1906-07  Reforma AC
1907-08  British Club
1908-09  Reforma AC
1909-10  Reforma AC
1910-11  Reforma AC
1911-12  Reforma AC
1912-13  México FC
1913-14  España
1914-15  España
1915-16  España
1916-17  España
1917-18  Pachuca
1918-19  España
1919-20  España (Liga Nacional)
         Pachuca (Liga Mexicana)
1920-21  España (Liga Nacional)
         Germania (Liga Mexicana)
1921-22  España
1922-23  Asturias
1923-24  España
1924-25  América
1925-26  América
1926-27  América
1927-28  América
1928-29  Marte
1929-30  España
1930-31    not held
1931-32  Atlante
1932-33  Necaxa
1933-34  España
1934-35  Necaxa
1935-36  España
1936-37  Necaxa
1937-38  Necaxa
1938-39  Asturias
1939-40  España
1940-41  Atlante
1941-42  España
1942-43  Marte

The Amateur Champions (42)

Real Club España     14
Reforma Club          6
América               4
Necaxa                4
Pachuca               3
Atlante               2
Marte                 2
Asturias              2
Orizaba AC            1
Mexico Cricket Club   1
British Club          1
México FC             1
Germania              1


In 1943 the Liga Mayor was founded with 10 members, it was the first professional league and a truly national league. Founders were América, Asturias, Atlante, España, Marte and Moctezuma from the former Primera Fuerza, Atlas and Guadalajara from the Liga de Occidente and A.D. Orizabeño and Veracruz from the Liga Veracruzana. In the next 2 years 6 new members were accepted: Oro, León and Puebla for 1944-45 and Monterrey, Tampico and San Sebastian for 1945-46. In 1950 a Second Division was founded and the Liga Mayor became the First Division. The Championship was decided by the regular season points table until 1970. From 1970-71 it has been decided by the winner of a Championship Playoff.


The Professional Champions since 1943-44

SEASON   CHAMPION           RUNNER-UP          RESULTS                              CHAMPION MANAGER

1943-44  Asturias (1)       España             4-1                                  Ernest Pauler(Aut)
1944-45  España             Puebla                                                  Rodolfo Muñoz "Bush"(CR)
1945-46  Veracruz           Atlante                                                 Enrique Palomini(Arg)
1946-47  Atlante            León                                                    Luis Grocz(Hun)
1947-48  León (1)           Oro                0-0 (aet in México City, 2-0 Replay) Jose Maria Casullo(Arg)
1948-49  León               Atlas                                                   Jose Maria Casullo(Arg)
1949-50  Veracruz           Atlante                                                 Juan Luque de Serrallonga(Esp)
1950-51  Atlas              Atlante                                                 Eduardo Valdatti(Arg)
1951-52  León               Guadalajara                                             Antonio Lopez Herranz(Esp)
1952-53  Tampico            Zacatepec                                               Joaquín "Chavo" Urquiaga
1953-54  Marte              Oro                                                     Ignacio Trellez
1954-55  Zacatepec          Guadalajara                                             Ignacio Trellez
1955-56  León (1)           Oro                4-2 (In México City)                 Antonio Lopez Herranz(Esp)
1956-57  Guadalajara        Toluca                                                  Donald Ross(Uru)
1957-58  Zacatepec          Toluca                                                  Ignacio Trellez
1958-59  Guadalajara        León                                                    Arpad Fekete(Hun)
1959-60  Guadalajara        América                                                 Arpad Fekete(Hun)
1960-61  Guadalajara        Oro                                                     Javier de la Torre
1961-62  Guadalajara        América                                                 Javier de la Torre
1962-63  Oro                Guadalajara                                             Arpad Fekete(Hun)
1963-64  Guadalajara        América                                                 Javier de la Torre
1964-65  Guadalajara        Oro                                                     Javier de la Torre
1965-66  América            Atlas                                                   Roberto Scarone(Arg)
1966-67  Toluca             América                                                 Ignacio Trellez
1967-68  Toluca             U.N.A.M.                                                Ignacio Trellez
1968-69  Cruz Azul          Guadalajara                                             Raul Cardenas
1969-70  Guadalajara        Cruz Azul                                               Javier de la Torre
México 70  Cruz Azul (2)    Guadalajara                                             Raul Cardenas
1970-71  América            Toluca             0-0 2-0  2-0 agg                     José Antonio Roca
1971-72  Cruz Azul          América            4-1                                  Raúl Cárdenas
1972-73  Cruz Azul          León               1-1 0-0  1-1 agg (2-1 aet in Puebla) Raúl Cárdenas
1973-74  Cruz Azul          Atlético Español   1-2 3-0  4-2 agg                     Raúl Cárdenas
1974-75  Toluca             León               Final Group (3)                      Ricardo de León(Uru)
1975-76  América            U. de Guadalajara  3-0 1-0  4-0 agg                     Raúl Cárdenas
1976-77  U.N.A.M.           U. de Guadalajara  0-0 1-0  1-0 agg                     Jorge Marik(Hun)
1977-78  U.A.N.L.           U.N.A.M.           2-0 1-1  3-1 agg                     Carlos Miloc(Uru)
1978-79  Cruz Azul          U.N.A.M.           0-0 2-0  2-0 agg                     Ignacio Trelles
1979-80  Cruz Azul          U.A.N.L.           1-0 3-3  4-3 agg                     Ignacio Trelles
1980-81  U.N.A.M.           Cruz Azul          0-1 4-1  4-2 agg                     Velibor "Bora" Milutinovic(Yug)
1981-82  U.A.N.L.           Atlante            2-1 0-1  2-2 agg (aet, 3-1 on pks)   Carlos Miloc(Uru)
1982-83  Puebla             Guadalajara        1-2 1-0  2-2 agg (aet, 7-6 on pks)   Manuel Lapuente
1983-84  América            Guadalajara        2-2 3-1  5-3 agg                     Carlos Reinoso(Chi)
1984-85  América            U.N.A.M.           1-1 0-0  1-1 agg (3-1 in Queretaro)  Miguel Ángel López(Arg)
Prode 85  América (2)       Tampico-Madero     1-4 4-0  5-4 agg (aet)               Miguel Ángel López(Arg)
México 86 Monterrey (2)     Tampico-Madero     1-2 2-0  3-2 agg (aet)               Francisco Avilán
1986-87  Guadalajara        Cruz Azul          1-2 3-0  4-2 agg                     Alberto Guerra
1987-88  América            U.N.A.M.           0-1 4-1  4-2 agg                     Jorge Vieira(Bra)
1988-89  América            Cruz Azul          3-2 2-2  5-4 agg                     Jorge Vieira(Bra)
1989-90  Puebla             U. de Guadalajara  2-1 4-3  6-4 agg                     Manuel Lapuente
1990-91  U.N.A.M.           América            2-3 1-0  3-3 agg (on away goals)     Miguel Mejía Barón
1991-92  León               Puebla             0-0 2-0  2-0 agg (aet)               Víctor Manuel Vucetich
1992-93  Atlante            Monterrey          1-0 3-0  4-0 agg                     Ricardo Lavolpe(Arg)
1993-94  U.A.G.             Santos Laguna      0-1 2-0  2-1 agg (aet)               Víctor Manuel Vucetich
1994-95  Necaxa             Cruz Azul          1-1 2-0  3-1 agg                     Manuel Lapuente
1995-96  Necaxa             Atlético Celaya    1-1 0-0  1-1 agg (on away goals)     Manuel Lapuente
1996-97
 Winter  Santos Laguna      Necaxa             0-1 4-2  4-3 agg                     Alfredo Tena
 Summer  Guadalajara        Toros Neza         1-1 6-1  7-2 agg                     Ricardo Ferreti(Bra)
1997-98
 Winter  Cruz Azul          León               1-0 1-1* 2-1 agg *(aet golden goal)  Luis Fernando Tena
 Summer  Toluca             Necaxa             1-2 5-2  6-4 agg                     Enrique Meza
1998-99
 Winter  Necaxa             Guadalajara        0-0 2-0  2-0 agg                     Raúl Arias
 Summer  Toluca             Atlas              3-3 2-2  5-5 agg (aet, 5-4 pen)      Enrique Meza
1999-00
 Winter  Pachuca            Cruz Azul          2-2 1-0* 3-2 agg *(aet golden goal)  Javier Aguirre 
 Summer  Toluca             Santos Laguna      2-0 5-1  7-1 agg                     Enrique Meza
2000-01
 Winter  Morelia            Toluca             3-1 0-2  3-3 agg (aet, 5-4 pen)      Luis Fernando Tena 
 Summer  Santos Laguna      Pachuca            1-2 3-1  4-3 agg                     Fernando Quirarte
2001-02
 Winter  Pachuca            Tigres             2-0 1-1  3-1 agg                     Alfredo Tena 
 Summer  América            Necaxa             0-2 3-0* 3-2 agg *(aet golden goal)  Manuel Lapuente
2002-03
 Apert.  Toluca             Morelia            0-1 4-1  4-2 agg                     Alberto Jorge (Arg)
 Claus.  Monterrey          Morelia            3-1 0-0  3-1 agg                     Daniel Passarella (Arg)
2003-04
 Apert.  Pachuca            Tigres             3-1 0-1  3-2 agg                     Víctor Manuel Vucetich
 Claus.  Pumas              Guadalajara        1-1 0-0  1-1 agg (aet, 5-4 pen)      Hugo Sánchez
2004-05
 Apert.  Pumas              Monterrey          2-1 1-0  3-1 agg                     Hugo Sánchez
 Claus.  América            Tecos UAG          1-1 6-3  7-4 agg                     Mario Carrillo  
2005-06
 Apert.  Toluca             Monterrey          3-3 3-0  6-3 agg                     Américo Gallego (Arg)
 Claus.  Pachuca            San Luis           0-0 1-0  1-0 agg                     José Luis Trejo
2006-07
 Apert.  Guadalajara        Toluca             1-1 2-1  3-2 agg                     José Manuel de la Torre
 Claus.  Pachuca            América            2-1 1-1  3-2 agg                     Enrique Meza
2007-08
 Apert.  Atlante            Pumas              0-0 2-1  2-1 agg                     José Guadalupe Cruz 
 Claus.  Santos Laguna      Cruz Azul          2-1 1-1  3-2 agg                     Daniel Guzmán
2008-09
 Apert.  Toluca             Cruz Azul          2-0 0-2  2-2 agg (aet, 7-6 pen)      José Manuel de la Torre
 Claus.  Pumas              Pachuca            1-0 2-2  3-2 agg (aet)               Ricardo Ferreti (Bra)    
2009-10
 Apert.  Monterrey          Cruz Azul          4-3 2-1  6-4 agg                     Víctor Manuel Vucetich
 Claus.  Toluca             Santos Laguna      2-2 0-0  2-2 agg (aet, 4-3 pen)      José Manuel de la Torre 
2010-11
 Apert.  Monterrey          Santos Laguna      2-3 3-0  5-3 agg                     Víctor Manuel Vucetich
 Claus.  Pumas              Morelia            1-1 2-1  3-2 agg                     Guillermo Vázquez
2011-12
 Apert.  Tigres             Santos Laguna      1-0 3-1  4-1 agg                     Ricardo Ferreti
 Claus.  Santos             Monterrey          1-1 2-1  3-2 agg                     Benjamín Galindo
2012-13
 Apert.  Tijuana            Toluca             2-1 2-0  4-1 agg                     Antonio Mohamed     
 Claus.  América            Cruz Azul          0-1 2-1  2-2 agg (aet, 4-2 pen)      Miguel Herrera
2013-14
 Apert.  León               América            2-0 3-1  5-1 agg                     Gustavo Matosas
 Claus.  León               Pachuca            2-3 2-0  4-3 agg (aet)               Gustavo Matosas
2014-15
 Apert.
 Claus.

(1) These seasons finished with two clubs with the same points tied for
    first place, so a tie breaker playoff game was staged.
(2) These were shorter championships played before or after the 1970 and
    1986 World Cup finals but they are counted as league championships.
(3) This season the 4 clubs played a final group for the Championship and
    the winner was the one with the most points in it.

The Professional Champions and Runners-up (91):

CLUB               CHAMP  R-Up
 
Guadalajara          11     9
América              11     8
Toluca               10     6
Cruz Azul             8    10
U.N.A.M.              7     6 (includes Pumas)
León                  7     5
Pachuca               5     3
Santos Laguna         4     5
Monterrey             4     4
Atlante               3     4
Necaxa                3     3
U.A.N.L.              3     3 (includes Tigres)
Puebla                2     2
Zacatepec             2     1
Veracruz              2      
Oro                   1     5
Atlas                 1     3
Morelia               1     3
Real Club España      1     1
U.A.G.                1     1 (includes Tecos)
Asturias              1      
Marte                 1      
Tampico               1       
Tijuana               1
U. de Guadalajara           3
Tampico-Madero              2
Atlético Celaya             1
Atlético Español            1
San Luis                    1
Toros Neza                  1


The Managers with more than one Championship:


Ignacio Trélles (Marte, Zacatepec 2, Toluca 2, Cruz Azul 2)    7
Raúl "Guero" Cárdenas (Cruz Azul 5, América)                   6
Manuel Lapuente (Puebla 2, Necaxa 2, América)                  5
Javier de la Torre (Guadalajara 5)                             5
Victor Manuel Vucetich (León, UAG, Pachuca, Monterrey 2)       5
Enrique Meza (Toluca 3, Pachuca 1)                             4
Arpad Fekete (Hun) (Guadalajara 2, Oro)                        3
José Manuel de la Torre (Guadalajara, Toluca 2)                3
Ricardo Ferreti (Bra) (Guadalajara, Pumas, Tigres)             3
Jose Maria Casullo (Arg) (León 2)                              2
Antonio Lopez Herranz (Esp) (León 2)                           2
Carlos Miloc (Uru) (UANL 2)                                    2
Miguel Angel "Zurdo" Lopez (Arg) (América 2)                   2
Hugo Sánchez (Pumas 2)                                         2
Alfredo Tena (Santos Laguna, Pachuca)                          2
Luis Fernando Tena (Cruz Azul, Morelia)                        2
Jorge Vieira (Bra) (América 2)                                 2
Gustavo Matosas (Arg) (León 2)                                 2




The Mexican Champions 1902-03 to 2013-14 (Clausura) (133 titles):
                            
América              15       
Real Club España     15 
Guadalajara          11
Toluca               10        
Cruz Azul             8      
Pachuca               8
León                  7        
Necaxa                7  
U.N.A.M.              7 (includes Pumas)       
Reforma Club          6      
Atlante               5   
Monterrey             4  
Santos Laguna         4  
Asturias              3    
Marte                 3  
U.A.N.L.              3 (includes Tigres)             
Puebla                2       
Veracruz              2      
Zacatepec             2    
Atlas                 1       
British Club          1 
Germania              1 
Mexico Cricket Club   1        
México F.C.           1    
Morelia               1
Orizaba Charleston    1       
Oro                   1  
Tampico               1        
Tijuana               1
U.A.G.                1 

U.N.A.M. = Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México
U.A.G.   = Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
U.A.N.L. = Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León


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Thanks to Luis Aguilar for several corrections; thanks to Juan Pablo Andrés for updates

Prepared by and mantained by Héctor Villa Martínez and Macario Reyes Padilla for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Authors: Héctor Villa Martínez and Macario Reyes Padilla
Last updated: 2 Oct 2014

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