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Liga MX founders: Here is the full list of teams




The Liga MX is one of the biggest soccer leagues in the Américas, having some of its founders still actively operating professionally.


The league started as an amateur league before officially moving into the professional phase in 1943. The professional era of the Liga MX formation came into play in 1943, with ten clubs announced as members.


These ten founders of the Liga MX came together to form a single national competition.


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 ten founders of Liga MX include Club América, Necaxa, Chivas Guadalajara, Atlante, Veracruz, Atlas, Marte, Moctezuma, Albinegros de Orizaba, Asturias.



1. Club América

Club América is based in México City. It is one of the founding members of the Liga MX after pulling out from the Primera Fuerza soccer competition.


Club America is also the most decorated soccer team in Mexico, having won more national championships and domestic cups than any other club.


The club was founded in 1916 and has never been relegated from the Liga MX since its establishment.


Club America is owned by the media company Grupo Televisa. The club also has a long-standing rivalry with Chivas Guadalajara, often called the El Super Clasico.


2. Club Necaxa


Impulsora del Deportivo Necaxa is based in Aguascalientes and competes in the Liga MX. The club was founded in 1923. Necaxa became one of the league’s founding members and won it.


The club 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.


3. Chivas Guadalajara


Chivas Guadalajara is based in Jalisco and competes in Liga MX. The club was founded as Club Deportivo Guadalajara in 1906 and has never been relegated to the lower tier since its establishment.


Chivas, along with Club América, have never been relegated from the First Méxican Primerica Division.

Chivas Guadalajara is the second most successful team in the country, behind America.


In another league record, Chivas Guadalajara is the only club with the longest league match-winning streak from the beginning, spanning up to eight consecutive wins.


4. Atlante

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.


5. Veracruz

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.


6. Atlas

Atlas Fútbol Club is based in Jalisco and competes in the Liga MX. 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.


7. Marte

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 has also won the domestic league title.


8. Moctezuma

Moctezuma de Orizaba was a Méxican soccer team founded in 1932. The club has won the domestic league and two domestic cup trophies.


9. Albinegros de Orizaba

Albinegros de Orizaba was a soccer club established in 1898. The club won the league title once.

10. Asturias

Centro Asturiano de México (Asturias) was a soccer club based in Mexico City. The club won one title but has more domestic cup trophies

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