Liga MX Table 2020/2021 – México League Standings
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Top 8 CONCACAF Competitions
- Cruz Azul
- Club América
- Santos Laguna
- Tigres UANL
- Pumas UNAM
- Atlético San Luis
Can Club León replicate the same form by leading the Liga MX Table?
Club León had a spectacular performance which saw them lift the trophy once again.
Despite the cancellation of the Clausura, the Guardianes 2021 promises to be a bang. For León, lifting the 2020 edition could pave the way to winning the title twice.
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Although the league season is already looking rough and not happening to be in favour of León.
However, there’s still more to play for if they eventually qualify for the playoffs round.
The new era of the Mexican league
The new name change to the Guardianes in commemoration of the efforts by the doctors in the covid-19 fight.
The season has taken a new dimension with a few new rules already established to help sinking clubs remain in the top flight.
Usually suspects Club América, Toluca, Cruz Azul and Guadalajara are facing tough competition this time.
For Club América, finishing outside the title contenders position is a call for concern. Guadalajara, León and Pachuca including Tigres UANL are all gearing up for the fierce season ahead.
Would Club América return to the top of the Liga MX standings?
With over 13 titles, they are the most successful and in the domestic league followed by Guadalajara.
But recent seasons have seen the football giants falter in the race for glory.
The last time the title was won was in 2014 which is quite a long time looking at the pedigree of the club at the domestic scene.
With some new recruitments made, Club América are expected to bounce back to winning ways once again.
León is also thought to be eyeing back to back title wins.
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Club de Fútbol América
Club de Fútbol América
Nickname(s) Las Águilas (The Eagles)
Short name: AME, CFA
Ground: Estadio Azteca
Manager: Santiago Solari
Guardianes 2020: 3rd
Club de Fútbol América or Club América is a Mexican professional soccer club based in the country’s capital Mexico City and competes in the Mexican Liga MX.
Nicknamed Las Águilas, meaning the Eagles, the club plays its home games at the Estadio Azteca which is regarded as the largest soccer stadium in the whole of Latin America one of the largest in the world.
The club remains one of the founding members of the Mexican league with a long-standing rivalry with Guadalajara.
Club América is one of the most successful soccer teams in the country, winning a record of thirteen Liga MX titles.
Trophies: Copa México 6, Campeón de Campeones Cups 6.
CONCACAF Champions 7
Club América continues to ring
Atlas Fútbol Club
Ground: Estadio Jalisco
Manager: Diego Cocca
Guardianes 2020 16th
Atlas Fútbol Club is a professional men’s football club based in Guadalajara and plays its home games at the Estadio Jalisco.
The club also competes in the Mexican Liga MX 2020/2021 season.
In the club’s existence, there’s a Single Liga MX title to its name which is accompanied by four Copa MX titles as well as four Campeón de Campeones.
Surging to the top of the Liga MX Table, Atlas also played in the Second División. But have since cemented top-flight status, competing for honour locally and internationally.
Atlas is one of the clubs to watch out for every season. Although the last campaign ended on a poor note. There’s still more to fight for in the league.
Atlético San Luis
Atlético San Luis is a professional football club based in the Mexican capital city of Mexico City and plays its home games at the Alfonso Lastras in San Luis Potosí.
After a long-awaited moment, the club finally achieved top-flight status in 2019 after gaining promotion from the Mexican second División, the Ascenso MX.
Ground: Estadio Alfonso Lastras
San Luis Potosí City, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Guardianes 2020 18th
It was tough times for the San Luis based club not until 2019 when they eventually sealed promotion to the top flight.
Moving to the top of the Standings, San Luis currently facing a turbulent season with the fight for top-flight status the main key focus of the club at this point.
Club Deportivo Social y Cultural Cruz Azul Asociación
La Máquina (The Machine)
Ground: Estadio Azteca
Manager: Juan Reynoso
Guardianes 2020 4th (Semi-finals)
Simply Cruz Azul is a professional soccer club in Mexico and competes in the Mexican league. The club is based in the country’s capital city, Mexico City.
It is one of the few clubs that are based in the capital including Club América and Atlas.
The last campaign was spectacular even as the club reached the semi-finals of the playoffs after finishing fourth on the regular season campaign.
The club shares the famous Estadio Azteca which is considered one of the biggest football stadium in the world with over eighty-seven thousand spectators.
They share a common home ground with Club América.
Azul has had successes to record when it comes to domestic and international competitions.
In total, they have won eight Liga MX titles, four Copa MX and two Campeón de Campeones.
In the international scene, Azul is not also left out. They have won over six CONCACAF Champions League titles with the recent triumph during the 2013–14 season.
They are the third most supported football club in the country both at the domestic and continental level.
There’s a long-standing rivalry between Cruz Azul and Club América known as the Clásico Joven even as the two sides are from the same capital city.
Club Deportivo Guadalajara
Nickname(s) Las Chivas (The Goats)
Ground: Estadio Akron
Manager: Víctor Manuel
Guardianes 20207th (Semi-finals
Club Deportivo Guadalajara is a professional football club based in Guadalajara and is among the ten founders of the league.
The club alongside Club América has never been relegated to the second División since the formation of the top flight in the country.
After finishing seventh in the regular season campaign, Guadalajara when ahead to reach the semi-finals before they were finally eliminated in the playoffs.
It is the most popular club in the country followed by Club América.
Trophies: Liga MX 12, Copa MX 4, Campeón de Campeones 7 and one Supercopa MX
International: compared with the likes of Club América and Cruz Azul, Guadalajara has only won two CONCACAF Champions League compared to Cruz Azul’s seven titles.
The club plays its home games at the Akron Stadium.
Fútbol Club Juárez
Nickname(s) Los Bravos
Ground: Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Manager: Alfonso Sosa
Guardianes 2020 13th.
Fútbol Club Juárez is a professional football club in Mexico and competes in the Liga MX.
Apertura 2015 has been the club’s only major trophy.
Based in Ciudad Juárez, Juarez plays its home games at Olímpico Benito Juárez.
Ground: Estadio León
Manager: Ignacio Ambríz
Guardianes 2020 1st (champions).
The club had a memorable outing in 2020, clinching the league title after finishing at the top of the Mexican League table.
They have won over eight league titles including the recent triumph in 2020.
León has also won eight Copa MX titles, five Campeón de Campeones, with five Ascenso MX titles.
They share a top-flight rivalry with Pachuca C.F.
León plays its home matches at the León stadium.
Mazatlán Futbol Club
Ground: Estadio de Mazatlán
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Manager: Tomás Boy
Guardianes 2020 14th
Mazatlán Futbol Club is a professional football club that took over the top-flight status of Monarcas Morelia and was established in 2020.
The club’s history, Statistics and trophies remain at stepping stairs after the announcement was made the franchise would be moving to the new location.
During the campaign in 2020, the club managed a 14th place finish.
All home matches are played at the Mazatlán stadium.
Club de Fútbol Monterrey
Short name: MON
Ground: Estadio BBVA
Manager: Javier Aguirre
Guardianes 2020 5th (Reclassification).
Club de Fútbol Monterrey or Monterrey is a professional Mexican football club based in Monterrey and competes in the Mexican Liga MX, the country’s top tier league.
Five league titles, three Copa MX cups, and four CONCACAF Champions League titles surround the team as achievements so far.
Monterrey is considered the strongest team from North America in the FIFA Club World Cup all-time rankings that were released a few years ago.
The club has an old rivalry with Tigres UANL known as Clásico Regiomontano which attracts high matchday attendance.
Impulsora del Deportivo Necaxa
Nickname(s) Los Rayos (The Lightning)
Ground: Estadio Victoria
Manager: Guillermo Vázquez
Guardianes 2020 10th (Reclassification)
Club Necaxa plays in the Mexican professional football league and is based in the Mexican city of Aguascalientes.
The club plays at the Estadio Victoria stadium.
Titles: Liga MX 3, Copa MX 8, Campeón de Campeones 2 and Supercopa MX 1. The club also has four Ascenso MX titles.
Club de Fútbol Pachuca
Nickname(s) Los Tuzos (The Gophers)
Ground: Estadio Hidalgo
Manager: Paulo Pezzolano
Guardianes 2020 9th (Quarter-finals)
The club is considered the oldest football club in the whole of the Americas founded in 1901.
Following poor stings of results in its early years, they eventually gained promotion to the top flight and have since turned out to be one of the most successful in club football history in the country.
Titles: Six Liga MX, two Ascenso MX, five CONCACAF Champions League.
Finishing ninth on the league table, Pachuca were eventually eliminated in the playoffs quarterfinal round.
The club plays its home games at the Hidalgo stadium.
Nickname(s) Los Camoteros (The Sweet Potatoes)
Ground: Estadio Cuauhtémoc
Puebla City, Puebla, Mexico
Manager: Nicolás Larcamón
Guardianes 2020 12th (Quarter-finals).
Club Puebla is a Mexican professional football club, competing in the Mexican league based in the city of Puebla.
Two Liga MX, two Ascenso MX, five Copa MX, one CONCACAF Champions League, one Campeón de Campeones and Supercopa MX.
The Cuauhtémoc stadium host home games of the football club.
Querétaro Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Los Gallos Blancos
Ground: Estadio Corregidora
Manager: Héctor Altamirano
Guardianes 2020 17th.
Querétaro Fútbol Club is a professional football club based in Querétaro City.
Club Santos Laguna
Ground: Estadio Corona
Manager: Guillermo Almada
Guardianes 2020 8th (Reclassification).
Santos Laguna is also an important team in Mexican league history with over six domestic league won in the past. The club also won the Copa MX in 2014.
Home games are played at the Corona stadium.
Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente
Ground: Estadio Caliente
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Manager Ildefonso Mendoza (Interim)
Guardianes 2020 15th.
Tijuana is a professional soccer club in Mexico and competes in the Mexican league, the country’s top tier competition.
Home games are hosted at the Estadio Caliente.
Deportivo Toluca Fútbol Club
Manager: Hernán Cristante
Guardianes 2020 11th (Reclassification).
Deportivo Toluca Fútbol Club or simply Toluca is a professional soccer club in Mexico based in the city of Toluca.
Then team competes in the Liga MX, the country’s top tier football competition and plays home games at the Estadio Nemesio Díez located in Toluca.
They are the third most successful team in the history of the Mexican league, winning over ten titles behind Guadalajara and Club América with twelve and thirteen titles respectively.
Toluca has also won two CONCACAF Champions League in the past.
Nemesio Díez plays host to the club’s home matches.
Club de Fútbol Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Tigres UANL is a professional soccer club in the city of San Nicolás de Los Garza and competes in the Liga MX.
Ground: Estadio Universitario
Manager: Ricardo Ferretti
Guardianes 2020 6th (Quarter-finals).
Tigres UANL is one of the respected teams in the division with seven league titles under its belt.
The club also won the CONCACAF Champions League in 2020, qualifying for the FIFA Club World Cup the same year.
Reaching the finals, Tigres UANL progressed to the finals but could only manage to emerge as runners up after losing to European giants Bayern Munich.
Club Universidad Nacional
Ground: Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Manager Andrés Lillini
Guardianes 2020 2nd (Runner-up).
The club has a strong rivalry with Club América in the division.
Universidad Nacional has won 11 trophies: seven Mexican Liga MX, a single Copa MX, two Campeón de Campeones.
In an international club competition, the club has won over three CONCACAF Champions Leagues titles.
The Mexican Liga MX is currently considered one of the strongest soccer competitions in the world.
In America, it is the best and the strongest which is due to the performance of Mexican clubs in international competitions including the CONCACAF Competition and the FIFA Club World Cup.
In the CONCACAF zone, teams from Mexico have won more titles than any other country including the United States, Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica and Canada.
The 2021 edition marks the 74th league season in the country since its inception with two major Champions won each year.
Divided into Clausura and Apertura, the Mexican Liga MX has two different winners each year. Meaning, two different league table-toppers emerge every season.
Liga MX Season 2020–21 Champions
Guardianes 2020: León (8th title).
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 5) Number of goals scored away; 6) Highest relegation coefficient; 7) Fair Play points
Things to note
Club América got penalized after the club was found guilty of fielding an ineligible player on the bench in their Guardianes 2021 Week 7 crucial tie against Club Atlas.
Club América had earlier won the tie by 0–2 margin. But the Mexican football association deducted over three points obtained for the victory.
Club Atlas was handed a 3–0 win over Club América and the 3 points deducted from América.
Apertura is now known as Guardianes 2020.
Clausura now Guardianes 2021.
Liga MX Aggregate Table explained
The Mexican Liga MX aggregate table (or the sum of points of both the Guardianes 2020 and Guardianes 2021 campaigns) will be added or summed together to determine teams that would participate in the 2021 Leagues Cup.
Liga MX Coefficient table and league Standings explained
As the new 2020–21 season takes centre stage, the traditional promotion and relegation between Liga MX and Liga de Expansión MX (formerly known as Ascenso MX) were suspended as a result of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
That being said, the usual coefficient table will be used to establish the payment of fines that will be used for the development of the clubs.
Note that a payment of $MXN240 million will be handed to the last three positioned clubs in the league’s coefficient table which is as follows:
- 120 million in the last place.
- 70 million the penultimate.
- 50 million will be paid by the sixteenth team in the table.
According to the new rule by the league governing body, the team that finishes bottom on the league table will start the following season with a coefficient of zero.
Recall the Clausura 2020 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as such, the points obtained in the 2020–21 season between matches not held in the Clausura 2020, will now count as double for the 2020–21 coefficient.
Liga MX teams to watch
Guadalajara just sitting behind Club América, is the second most successful soccer club of the Mexican Liga MX.
The club won several domestic laurels and have continued to perform at the highest level.
Every season, Guadalajara manages to finish at the top half of the league standings and have always advanced to the knockout phases of the playoffs of the Clausura or the Apertura.
On the international scene, Guadalajara has also won some of the biggest trophies including the CONCACAF Champions League which have witnessed more Mexican teams win it compared to their counterparts in the United States, Canada, Jamaica, Honduras and Costa Rica.
Club América is the best football club in Mexico and the most successful, haven won up to 13 league titles in total.
The club also boasts of using some of the best talented homegrown players to prosecute its games.
América’s success over the years has made it ranked amongst the top soccer clubs in the world with a very high influence in the Americas alongside teams Corinthians, Palmeiras, Boca Juniors, River Plate, Nacional, Olimpia.
The Mexican Liga MX may be incomplete without the involvement of Club América.
Another team to watch out for in the fight for the top of the league table is Cruz Azul.
On the steady rise, Azul has grown to become a major contender of the county’s top competition despite having strong competition from another big side in the division.
Azul has also won some major international trophies.
Toluca is one club that has witnessed a steady rise year after year. Looking back in times, the all-time Liga MX Table includes Toluca as one of the top-performing team.
Toluca has a very strong presence and is competing at the highest level.
The club has some of the best legs in the division ready to challenge for the top price.
Toluca would always remain a big side as it relates to football in Mexico.
Haven had one of the best performance in the league recently including the league, CONCACAF Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup, Tigres have enjoyed a spike in popularity across the world.
This is not unconnected with the club’s impressive form on the international scene.
In 2020, Tigres UANL reached the finals of the FIFA Club World Cup alongside European giants Bayern Munich, which was eventually lost to the German outfit.
Analyzing the Mexican League Table, the overall team’s standings
The top clubs have always fought for the top spot which has never been left for a single team.
The league is one of the most competitive and would rarely see a single team winning the Clausura and Apertura at the same time.
Also, back to back wins of the title is also very rare seeing tough competition from the rest of the teams in the division.
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