The Méxican Liga MX remains one of the most significant leagues in the Américas, having some of its founders still actively playing.
The league started as an amateur league before officially moving into the professional phase in 1943.
The Liga has ten founders, some still actively participating, including Club América, Necaxa, Veracruz, Atlas, and Chivas Guadalajara.
These teams have also won the Championship more times, just as in the case of Chivas Guadalajara and Club América. They are the league’s most successful team, with 13 and 12 titles, respectively.
The ten founders of Liga MX came together to form a single national competition where a winner will emerge and be crowned Champions.
One of the earliest teams in the Liga MX history in the amateur era was Asturias in 1927. During this period, it was mainly a league competition played by teams within the México City vicinity.
The professional era of the Liga MX formation came into play in 1943, with ten clubs announced as members.
Here is the list of Liga MX founders, the founding members in history
1. Club América
Club América is based in México City. It is one of the founding members of Liga MX after it pulled out of the Primera Fuerza, which served as the top club competition. It is the most decorated Soccer club in Mexico, with 13 Liga MX titles, 7 Copa MX, and 6 Campeón de Campeones
At the International scene, Club América has also won over 7 CONCACAF Champions League titles which is a North American record.
These achievements accelerate the club’s status to the level of the most successful team in México.
The club was founded in 1916 and has never been relegated from the Liga MX since its establishment.
The club is owned by the media company Grupo Televisa. It has a long-standing rivalry with Chivas Guadalajara, with matches known as El Súper Clásico, the biggest Soccer derby in México.
2. Club Necaxa
Impulsora del Deportivo Necaxa is based in Aguascalientes and competes in the Liga MX. The club was founded in 1923 and is also the league’s founder. Since being established as a member of Liga MX, Necaxa has won three league titles between the 1995, 1996, and 1998 Invierno seasons.
Necaxa has won eight Copa MX titles and two triumphs in the Campeón de Campeones in 1966 and 1995. The club also has two CONCACAF Champions League wins between 1975 (as Atlético Español) and 1999.
Although not a smooth stay in the first division, Club Necaxa was eventually relegated to the Méxican second division, the Ascenso MX, but bounced back in 2016.
Club Necaxa also played in the old Primera Fuerza of Mexico City league, winning four titles. Today, the club prides itself as one of the top clubs in history, with unique trophies domestically and internationally.
3. Chivas Guadalajara
Chivas Guadalajara is based in Jalisco and competes in Liga MX. Founded as Club Deportivo Guadalajara in 1906, the club is one of its founding members and has never been relegated from Liga MX since its establishment.
Chivas, along with Club América, have never been relegated from the First Méxican Primerica Division. It is also the only club in the country that runs a strict policy and doesn’t allow foreigners in their team up to date.
Chivas Guadalajara is the second most successful team with 12 titles which is just a single win away from equalling Club América’s 13 wins.
In another league record, Guadalajara is the only club with the longest league match-winning streak from the beginning spanning up to eight consecutive wins.
Atlante Fútbol Club is based in Mexico City. It is one of the Liga MX founding members.
The club was founded in 1918 and competed in the Liga de Expansión MX or Ascenso MX after being relegated from the top flight at the end of the 2013–14 season.
Atlante has won three Liga MX titles, three Copa MX, two Campeón de Campeones, and two CONCACAF Champions League.
Veracruz Sporting Club is one of the league’s founders.
The club’s most notable honours were achieved during the amateur era. Veracruz won the Liga Amateur de Veracruz eleven times.
Atlas Fútbol Club is based in Jalisco and competes in the Liga MX. They are one of the founding members of the Liga MX alongside city rivals Chivas Guadalajara.
Founded in 1916, Atlas has been consistent in recent years regarding performance in the Mexican Primera Division.
The club has won a single Liga MX title, 4 Copa MX, and 4 Campeón de Campeones. Atlas are also winners of the Liga Premier de México three times which is the country’s third-tier league.
Club Deportivo Marte was a Méxican Soccer club established in 1928 and is one of the league founders.
Marte won a single Primera División de México (Liga MX). The club’s notable achievement was in the 1954 Campeón de Campeones final defeat of Club América.
Moctezuma de Orizaba was a Méxican soccer team founded in 1932. The club won two Copa México and a single Campeón de Campeones.
9. Albinegros de Orizaba
Albinegros de Orizaba was a Méxican soccer club established in 1898. The club has only won the league title once.
Centro Asturiano de México was a soccer club based in Mexico City. The club won the Liga MX once and eight Copa MX titles. Asturias is one of the founding members of the Liga MX.
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