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1996–97 Mexican Primera División season

Statistics of México Primera División in season 1996-97.

Primera División de México
Season1996-97
ChampionsInverno 1996:
Santos (1st Title)
Verano 1997:
Guadalajara (10th Title)
RelegatedPachuca
Champions' CupSantos
Guadalajara
Cruz Azul
CONCACAF Cup Winners CupNecaxa
Cruz Azul[1]
Matches played306
Goals scored993 (3.25 per match)
Top goalscorerInvierno:
Jared Borgetti
Carlos Muñoz (16 goals)
Verano:
Gustavo Nápoles
Gabriel Caballero (13 goals)
1995-96
1997-98

Contents

OverviewEdit

TeamsEdit

Location of the 1996-97 Primera División teams
Team City Stadium
América Mexico City Azteca
Atlante Mexico City Azteca
Atlas Guadalajara, Jalisco Jalisco
Celaya Celaya, Guanajuato Miguel Alemán Valdés
Cruz Azul Mexico City Azul
Guadalajara Guadalajara, Jalisco Jalisco
León León, Guanajuato Nou Camp
Morelia Morelia, Michoacán Morelos
Monterrey Monterrey, Nuevo León Tecnológico
Necaxa Mexico City Azteca
Pachuca Pachuca, Hidalgo Hidalgo
Puebla Puebla, Puebla Cuauhtémoc
Santos Laguna Torreón, Coahuila Corona
Tecos Zapopan, Jalisco Tres de Marzo
Toluca Toluca, State of Mexico La Bombonera
Toros Neza Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico Neza 86
UNAM Mexico City Olímpico Universitario
Veracruz Veracruz, Veracruz Luis "Pirata" Fuente

Torneo Invierno 1996Edit

Primera División de México (Mexican First Division) Invierno 1996 is a Mexican football tournament - one of two short tournaments that take up the entire year to determine the champion(s) of Mexican football. It began on Friday, August 9, 1996, and ran until November 24, when the regular season ended. In the final Santos defeated Necaxa and became champions for the 1st time.

Final Standings (groups)Edit

Grupo 1

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Atlante 17 12 2 3 30 11 +19 38
2. Puebla 17 9 4 4 32 22 +10 31
3. Toros Neza 17 8 0 9 30 36 -6 24
4. Cruz Azul 17 5 5 7 26 26 0 20
5. Veracruz 17 4 6 7 14 21 -7 18

Grupo 2

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Necaxa 17 8 5 4 24 19 +5 29
2. León 17 5 8 4 24 19 +5 23
3. América 17 4 5 8 24 27 -3 17
4. Pachuca 17 3 6 3 25 36 -11 15
5. Morelia 17 3 3 11 20 31 -11 12

Grupo 3

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Guadalajara 17 9 4 4 33 19 +14 31
2. Toluca 17 9 3 5 26 15 +11 30
3. Atlas 17 6 8 3 28 26 +2 26
4. UNAM 17 4 6 7 23 27 -4 18

Grupo 4

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Santos 17 10 4 3 21 15 +6 34
2. Monterrey 17 5 4 8 15 21 -6 19
3. Tecos 17 5 3 9 20 30 -10 18
4. Celaya 17 5 2 10 19 33 -14 17
Teams directly qualified to the Liguilla
Teams qualified for the Repechaje

Final Standings (general)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Atlante 17 12 2 3 30 11 +19 38 Advance to Liguilla
2 Santos Laguna (C) 17 10 4 3 21 15 +6 34
3 Guadalajara 17 9 4 4 33 19 +14 31
4 Puebla 17 9 4 4 32 22 +10 31
5 Toluca 17 9 3 5 26 15 +11 30
6 Necaxa 17 8 5 4 24 19 +5 29
7 Atlas 17 6 8 3 28 26 +2 26 Advance to Repechaje
8 Toros Neza 17 8 0 9 30 36 −6 24
9 León 17 5 8 4 24 19 +5 23
10 Cruz Azul 17 5 5 7 26 26 0 20
11 Monterrey 17 5 4 8 15 21 −6 19 Advance to Repechaje
12 UNAM 17 4 6 7 23 27 −4 18
13 Veracruz 17 4 6 7 14 21 −7 18
14 UAG 17 5 3 9 20 30 −10 18
15 América 17 4 5 8 24 27 −3 17
16 Celaya 17 5 2 10 19 33 −14 17
17 Pachuca 17 3 6 8 25 36 −11 15 Team is last in Relegation table
18 Morelia 17 3 3 11 20 31 −11 12
Source: Liga MX
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
(C) Champion.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AME ATE ATS CEL CAZ GDL LEO MTY MOR NEC PAC PUE SAN TEC TOL TRN UNM VER
América 1–2 2–1 2–0 5–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–2
Atlante 1–1 6–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–0
Atlas 2–1 2–1 2–2 5–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2
Celaya 0–2 3–0 0–0 1–2 3–2 0–1 0–2 0–1
Cruz Azul 4–1 2–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–0 0–0
Guadalajara 5–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–3 4–1 2–1 2–0
León 2–2 1–1 4–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–3 2–1
Monterrey 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–3 0–1 2–1 5–1 2–1
Morelia 1–2 1–2 1–4 1–1 3–0 2–1 0–2
Necaxa 1–2 0–2 3–3 0–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0
Pachuca 2–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 3–4 3–0
Puebla 1–0 2–3 1–1 1–0 1–2 5–2 2–1 2–1
Santos 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2
Tecos 0–1 5–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0
Toluca 0–0 4–0 2–3 1–0 2–0 0–2 5–0 1–0
Toros Neza 2–1 6–2 1–2 2–1 5–2 0–3 2–3 2–6 2–0
UNAM 1–3 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 2–2 1–2 0–3
Veracruz 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 24 November 1996. Source: RSSSF
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Goals scored throughout the entire tournament including Repechaje, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals.

Pos. Nat. Player Team Goals
1   Jared Borgetti Santos 16
  Carlos Muñoz Puebla 16
3   Nildeson Toros Neza 15
4   Gabriel García Guadalajara 13
  Carlos Hermosillo Cruz Azul 13
  Oscar Lorenzo Sáez Pachuca 13
7   Luis Roberto Alves Atlante 10
8   Alberto García Aspe Necaxa 9
  Milton Queiroz Leon 9
10   Daniel Guzmán Puebla 8
  Luis García America 8
  Marco Antonio Figueroa Morelia 8
  Cristian Domizzi Pumas 8
  Antonio Mohamed Toros Neza 8

PlayoffsEdit

RepechajeEdit

Repechaje Qualifiers
9 Léon 1 1 2
8 Toros Neza 2 2 4 8 Toros Neza
11 Monterrey 1 2 3 7 Atlas
7 Atlas 5 1 6
León1-2Toros Neza
Tita   65' Report Arangio   62'
López   83'
Toros Neza2-1León
Mohamed   1'
Vázquez   59' (pen)
Report Torres   20'

Toros Neza won 4-2 on aggregate.


Monterrey1-5Atlas
Castillo   88' Report Márquez   21'90'
Lavallén   28'
Padilla   44'
Mascareño   61'
Atlas1-2Monterrey
Duana   57' (pen) Report Morales   47'
Salvador   58'

Atlas won 6-3 on aggregate.


Playoffs seriesEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
5 Toluca 1 0 1
4 Puebla 2 0 2
2 Santos 2 3 5
8 Toros Neza 0 2 2
8 Toros Neza 4 5 9
1 Atlante 0 2 2
2 Santos 0 4 4
6 Necaxa 1 2 3
7 Atlas 1 1 2
2 Santos 1 3 4
4 Puebla 2 1 3
6 Necaxa 3 4 7
6 Necaxa 2 1 3
3 Guadalajara 0 2 2
Quarter-finalsEdit
Toros Neza4-0Atlante
Nidelson   22'31'
Vázquez   77' (pen)
Ruiz   80'
Report
Atlante2-5Toros Neza
Malibrán   55'
Carbajal   83' (pen)
Report Nidelson   29'47'
Ruiz   42'
Arangio   45'
Herrera   76'

Toros Neza won 9-2 on aggregate.


Atlas1-1Santos
Larrosa   88' Report Borgetti   26'
Santos3-1Atlas
Galindo   36' (pen)
Borgetti   59'75'
Report Duana   39'

Santos won 4-2 on aggregate.


Guadalajara2-1Necaxa
Sánchez   21'
Suárez   56' (pen)
Report Aguinaga   76' (pen)

Necaxa won 3-2 on aggregate.


Toluca1-2Puebla
Rangel   43' Report Blanco   46'
Marquinho   66'
Puebla0-0Toluca
Report

Puebla won 2-1 on aggregate.


Semi-finalsEdit
Santos3-2Toros Neza
Borgetti   30'61'79' Report Virchis   55'
Nidelson   90'

Santos won 5-2 on aggregate.


Necaxa3-2Puebla
Hernández   21'
Zárate   28'
García Aspe   71'
Report Marquinho   37'
Muñoz   51'
Puebla1-4Necaxa
Guzmán   12' Report García Aspe   6'
Aguinaga   35'
Peláez   68'
Alvarado   83'

Necaxa won 7-3 on aggregate.


FinalEdit

Necaxa1-0Santos
García Aspe   77' Report
Santos4-2Necaxa
de Anda   35'
Caballero   37'62'
Borgetti   82'
Report Peláez   43'
Hernández   54'

Santos won 4-3 on aggregate.


Invierno 1996 winners:
Santos
1st Title

Torneo Verano 1997Edit

Primera División de México (Mexican First Division) Verano 1997 is a Mexican football tournament - one of two short tournaments that take up the entire year to determine the champion(s) of Mexican football. It began on Saturday, January 11, 1997, and ran until May 4, when the regular season ended. In the final Guadalajara defeated Toros Neza and became champions for the 10th time.

Final Standings (groups)Edit

Group 1

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Toros Neza 17 9 3 5 40 32 +8 30
2. Atlante 17 8 4 5 23 19 +4 28
3. Cruz Azul 17 7 4 6 21 24 -3 25
4. Puebla 17 4 8 5 15 18 -3 20
5. Veracruz 17 2 4 11 17 31 -14 10

Group 2

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. América 17 11 4 2 27 12 +15 37
2. Necaxa 17 8 4 5 33 20 +13 28
3. Morelia 17 6 7 4 26 23 +3 25
4. León 17 5 8 4 21 18 +3 23
5. Pachuca 17 5 2 10 24 32 -8 17

Group 3

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Guadalajara 17 9 7 1 27 16 +11 34
2. UNAM 17 8 3 6 25 26 -1 27
3. Toluca 17 5 6 6 26 21 +5 21
4. Atlas 17 4 4 9 23 36 -13 16

Group 4

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Santos 17 8 2 7 27 28 -1 26
2. Tecos 17 5 5 7 26 24 +2 20
3. Monterrey 17 5 3 9 25 38 -13 18
4. Celaya 17 2 6 9 20 28 -8 12
Teams directly qualified to the Liguilla
Teams qualified for the Repechaje

Final Standings (general)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 América 17 11 4 2 27 12 +15 37 Advance to Liguilla
2 Guadalajara (C) 17 9 7 1 27 16 +11 34
3 Toros Neza 17 9 3 5 40 32 +8 30
4 Necaxa 17 8 4 5 33 20 +13 28
5 Atlante 17 8 4 5 23 19 +4 28
6 UNAM 17 8 3 6 25 26 −1 27
7 Santos Laguna 17 8 2 7 27 28 −1 26
8 Morelia 17 6 7 4 26 23 +3 25 Advance to Repechaje
9 Cruz Azul 17 7 4 6 21 24 −3 25
10 León 17 5 8 4 21 18 +3 23
11 Toluca 17 5 6 6 26 21 +5 21
12 UAG 17 5 5 7 26 24 +2 20 Advance to Repechaje
13 Puebla 17 4 8 5 15 18 −3 20
14 Monterrey 17 5 3 9 25 38 −13 18
15 Pachuca 17 5 2 10 24 32 −8 17 Team is last in Relegation table
16 Atlas 17 4 4 9 23 36 −13 16
17 Celaya 17 2 6 9 20 28 −8 12
18 Veracruz 17 2 4 11 17 31 −14 10
Source: Liga MX
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
(C) Champion.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AME ATE ATS CEL CAZ GDL LEO MTY MOR NEC PAC PUE SAN TEC TOL TRN UNM VER
América 3–0 4–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1
Atlante 0–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 3–2 3–2 0–1
Atlas 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–3 1–2 0–2 6–4 1–4
Celaya 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Cruz Azul 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–4 2–0 0–3 3–2 0–1
Guadalajara 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0
León 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1
Monterrey 0–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 5–4 4–2 1–4 2–2
Morelia 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–1
Necaxa 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 4–0
Pachuca 1–0 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 4–1 3–2
Puebla 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0
Santos 2–1 3–2 3–2 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0
Tecos 0–0 1–2 1–2 3–0 0–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–2
Toluca 1–2 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1
Toros Neza 1–2 1–2 4–2 5–1 4–2 3–2 3–2 2–1
UNAM 2–1 1–0 4–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–3 3–2
Veracruz 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 3–5
Updated to match(es) played on 4 May 1997. Source: RSSSF
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Goals scored throughout the entire tournament including Repechaje, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals.

Pos. Nat. Player Team Goals
1   Gustavo Nápoles Guadalajara 13
  Gabriel Caballero Santos 13
3   Lorenzo Sáez Pachuca 12
  Claudio Da Silva Morelia 12
5   Cristian Domizzi Pumas 11
  Marco Antonio Figueroa Morelia 11
7     Rodrigo Ruiz Toros Neza 9
  David Embe Tecos 9
9   Luis García America 8
  Carlos Hermosillo Cruz Azul 8
  Sergio Zárate Necaxa 8
  Germán Arangio Toros Neza 8

PlayoffsEdit

RepechajeEdit

Repechaje
8 Morelia 0 4 4
12 Tecos 2 0 2
Qualifiers
8 Morelia
 
Morelia4-0Tecos
Figueroa   50'83'
Juárez   60'
Claudinho   70'
Report

Morelia won 4-2 on aggregate.


Playoffs seriesEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
2 Guadalajara 1 5 6
7 Santos 1 0 1
2 Guadalajara 0 1 1
8 Morelia 1 0 1
1 América 0 1 1
8 Morelia 1 3 4
1 Guadalajara 1 6 7
3 Toros Neza 1 1 2
3 Toros Neza 3 1 4
5 UNAM 1 2 3
3 Toros Neza 1 3 4
4 Necaxa 2 1 3
4 Necaxa 0 3 3
5 Atlante 2 1 3
Quarter-finalsEdit
Santos1-1Guadalajara
Caballero   18' Report Ramírez   50'
Guadalajara5-0Santos
Vázquez   19'57'
Zárate   29'
Arreola   80'89'
Report

Guadalajara won 6-1 on aggregate.


Morelia1-0América
Juárez   88' Report
América1-3Morelia
Luis García   18' (pen) Report Claudinho   40'
Soto   68'
Juárez   75'

Morelia won 4-1 on aggregate.


UNAM1-3Toros Neza
Sancho   89' Report Arangio   16'37'
Ruiz   60'
Toros Neza1-2UNAM
Mohamed   68' Report Sancho   80'87'

Toros Neza won 4-3 on aggregate.


Atlante2-0Necaxa
Zague   36'56' Report
Necaxa3-1Atlante
Aguinaga   7'
García Aspe   55' (pen)
Peláez   65'
Report Ubaldi   52'

Aggregated tied 3-3. Necaxa advanced to semi-finals as best-seeded team


Semi-finalsEdit

Aggregated tied 1-1. Guadalajara advanced to final as best-seeded team


Necaxa2-1Toros Neza
Vázquez   11'
Zárate   84'
Report Lussenhoff   54'
Toros Neza3-1Necaxa
Vázquez   27'68'
Osorio   53'
Report García Aspe   34' (pen)

Toros Neza won 4-3 on aggregate.


FinalEdit

Toros Neza1-1Guadalajara
Briseño   79' Report Martínez   26'
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Armando Archundia
Guadalajara6-1Toros Neza
Nápoles   50'55'74'83'
Chávez   51'
Martínez   62'
Report Arangio   79'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Arturo Brizio

Guadalajara won 7-2 on aggregate. Guadalajara won Verano 1997 tournament


Verano 1997 winners
Guadalajara
10th Title

Relegation tableEdit

Pos. Team Pts. Pld. Ave.
14. Puebla 119 104 1.1442
15. Toluca 116 104 1.1153
16. Veracruz 113 104 1.0865
17. Morelia 103 104 0.9903
18. Pachuca 32 34 0.9411

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit