CONCACAF Champions League

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The CONCACAF Champions League, known officially as the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League for sponsorship reasons,[1][2] is an annual continental club football competition organized by CONCACAF. The winner of the CONCACAF Champions League automatically qualifies for the quarter-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup. The competition has been completed 55 times through the 2020 event, with 57 champions due to a three-way shared title in the 1978 competition.

CONCACAF Champions League
2019 CONCACAF Champions League.png
Founded1962; 59 years ago (1962)
(rebranded in 2008)
RegionNorth America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF)
Number of teams16
Qualifier forFIFA Club World Cup
Related competitionsCONCACAF League
Current championsMexico UANL (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Mexico América (7 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website
2021 CONCACAF Champions League

The tournament currently uses a knockout format, though the tournament had a group stage prior to the 2018 tournament. Unlike its European and South American counterparts, the winners of the CONCACAF Champions League does not automatically qualify for the following season's competition.[3]

The competition was originally known as the CONCACAF Champions' Cup when it was first organized in 1962. The title has been won by 28 clubs, 13 of which have won the title more than once. Mexican clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories, with 36 titles in total. The second most successful league has been Costa Rica's Primera División with six titles in total. Mexican side Club América are the most successful club in the competition's history with seven titles, followed by fellow Mexican-side Cruz Azul with six titles. The most successful non-Mexican club is Saprissa of Costa Rica with three titles. The only four teams to successfully defend the trophy are all Mexican: América, Cruz Azul, Pachuca and Monterrey. The current champions of the competition are Tigres UANL, who defeated Los Angeles FC in the 2020 final.

Competition formatEdit

The tournament employs a 16-team knockout format and is played between February and May. Ten teams qualify automatically based on domestic performance, along with the top six teams (champion, runner-up, two losing semi-finalists, and two best losing quarter-finalists) of the CONCACAF League, played at the end of the previous calendar year.

Each round of competition consists of a two-leg home-and-away series with the winner determined by aggregate goals over both legs. If aggregate goals are equal, the away goals rule is applied. If away goals are also equal, the game is decided by an immediate penalty shoot-out; there are no overtime periods.[4]

Prior to 2018, the tournament had two parts: a group stage held from August to October, and a knockout phase held from March to May of the following year. The group stage consisted of 24 teams playing in eight groups of three teams each, with each team playing the other two teams in its group twice. United States and Mexican sides could not be drawn into the same group. The winners of each of the eight groups advanced to the quarterfinals. Each phase of the knockout rounds (quarterfinals, semifinals, finals) consisted of a two-leg home-and-away series with the winner determined by aggregate goal differential.[5] Seeding in the knockout phase was determined by performance during the group stage.

Prior to the 2012–13 season, the competition had involved four groups of four, with one Mexican team and one U.S. team in each group. A preliminary round was used to reduce the number of teams from 24 to 16.

HistoryEdit

 
Champions' Cup trophy won by CD Olimpia in 1972

The competition was initially created as a possible measure to enter the South American Copa Libertadores, a competition organized by CONMEBOL. Prior to 2008, the tournament was officially called the "CONCACAF Champions' Cup", but was usually referred to simply as the "Champions' Cup". The competition has had several different formats over its lifetime. From 1962 until 1995, the finalists, or clubs participating in a final round, would be decided by clubs who qualify via two separate brackets: a Caribbean Island qualifier and a Northern/Central American qualification competition. Initially, only the champions of the North American leagues participated. In 1971, the runners-up of a few North American leagues began to join and the tournament began to be expanded, incorporating round-robin group phases and more teams. After the creation of the United States' Major League Soccer, the competition became a straight knockout competition from 1997 until it was revamped into a tournament with a group stage in 2008.

Champions' Cup Era (1962–2008)Edit

The competition's former format, a knockout tournament called the Champions' Cup, was played under a variety of formats. The last format, used from 2004 to 2008, had eight teams competing – four from the North American zone (two from Mexico, two from the United States), three from the Central American zone, and one from the Caribbean zone. Since 2005, the champion of the competition also gained entry into the FIFA Club World Cup, giving clubs an added incentive for a strong participation and greater interest from fans. Also, the Champions' Cup Runner-up would be one of the three CONCACAF invitees to the Copa Sudamericana.

Champions League Era (2008–2017)Edit

The CONCACAF Executive Committee at their 2006 November meeting decided to "act upon" a proposal—first delineated in 2003 by then Head of Special Projects Mel Brennan—at their next meeting by the CONCACAF Secretariat to develop the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup into a larger "Champions League" style event. The CONCACAF Executive Committee reported on 14 November 2007 some of the details.[6]

The previous Champions' Cup format was used as planned in March and April 2008. Then, a newly expanded Champions League tournament was conducted starting in August 2008 and concluding in May 2009. The initial setup involved 24 teams and featured a Preliminary Round contested by 16 teams to reduce the field to 16 teams, which were separated into four groups of four teams.[6][7] After the Group Stage, the Championship Round are held from the Quarterfinal Round onward.

Since 2012, the 24 teams have been divided into eight groups of three teams. The first placed teams qualify for the quarter finals. The quarter finals, semi finals and final are played over two legs.

Tournament restructuring (2018–2023)Edit

In December 2016, Manuel Quintanilla, president of the Nicaraguan Football Federation, spoke of a possible new format for the competition,[8] a statement that was later corroborated by Garth Lagerwey, the general manager of Seattle Sounders FC.[9] On 23 January 2017, CONCACAF confirmed the new format beginning with the 2018 edition, eliminating the group stage which had been employed since the re-branding of the competition to the CONCACAF Champions League in 2008.[10]

Under the new CONCACAF competition platform, 31 clubs compete in CONCACAF competitions. 22 teams compete in a new tournament played from August to December, called the CONCACAF League. The CONCACAF League features 18 teams from Central America, three teams from the Caribbean and one team from North America. The champions and next best five clubs advance to the CONCACAF Champions League, played between February and May of the next calendar year, joining nine teams from North America, five teams from Central America, and one team from the Caribbean.[10]

Expansion (from 2024)Edit

In February 2021, CONCACAF announced a major overhauling of the tournament which would have included 50 teams and a regional group stage.[11] Twenty teams from North America, twenty teams from Central America, and ten teams from the Caribbean would have been divided into groups of five teams where a total of 16 teams would advance to the knockout stage.[12] This format was abandoned and was never used.

On 21 September 2021, CONCACAF announced an expansion of the tournament to begin in 2024.[13] Under the new format, twenty-seven teams would take part in the Champions League; twenty-two teams would enter the first round, with the winners to be joined by five teams in the round of 16. Teams may qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League through their domestic leagues or cups, or through their regional cup competitions: the Leagues Cup for teams from North America, a Central American Cup for teams from Central America, and a Caribbean Cup for teams from the Caribbean.

QualificationEdit

A total of sixteen teams participate in the CONCACAF Champions League: at least nine from the North American Zone (from three associations), and at least one team from the Caribbean Zone (the champions of the Caribbean Club Championship).[14] The remaining six berths goes to the top-six placed teams in the CONCACAF League, played between eighteen teams from the Central American Zone, three from the Caribbean Zone and one from the North American Zone. At least two Central American Zone teams will qualify through the CONCACAF League.

Nine from the North American Zone:

Four clubs from   Mexico
Four clubs from the   United States
One club from   Canada

One club from the Caribbean Zone:

One club, qualifying via the Caribbean Club Championship

Six clubs from the Central American, Caribbean, or North American Zones.

6 clubs, qualifying via the CONCACAF League

Clubs may be disqualified and replaced by a club from another association if the club does not have an available stadium that meets CONCACAF regulations for safety. If a club's own stadium fails to meet the set standards then it may find a suitable replacement stadium within its own country. However, if it is still determined that the club cannot provide the adequate facilities then it runs the risk of being replaced.

North American ZoneEdit

Nine teams from the North American Football Union qualify to the Champions League. Mexico and the United States are each allocated four berths, the most of any of CONCACAF's member associations, while Canada is granted one berth in the tournament.

For Mexico, the winners and runners-up of the Liga MX Apertura and Clausura tournaments qualify for the Champions League.

For the United States, three berths are allocated through the Major League Soccer (MLS) regular season and playoffs (the MLS Cup winner, the Supporters' Shield winner, and the other regular season conference winner); the fourth berth is allocated to the winner of its domestic cup competition, the U.S. Open Cup. If a Canada-based team occupies any MLS-allocated berth, or any U.S-based team qualifies for the Champions League by more than one method, the Champions League place is allocated to the U.S.-based team with the best MLS regular season record which has failed to otherwise qualify.

The lone Canadian berth is awarded to the winner of the Canadian Championship – Canada's domestic cup competition. When Canada hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, the Canadian Championship was moved from April–May to April–August (with no matches occurring between May and August), overlapping with the start of the Champions League. For the 2015–16 tournament only, the Canadian berth into the tournament was given to the best Canadian team in the MLS regular season.

Caribbean ZoneEdit

One team from the Caribbean Football Union qualifies directly to the Champions League. This berth goes to the winners of the Caribbean Club Championship.

If the Caribbean qualifier is precluded, they are supplanted by the runners-up of the Caribbean Club Championship.

CONCACAF LeagueEdit

The final six berths are awarded to the top-six placed teams in CONCACAF League. Twenty two teams participate in this tournament, eighteen from the Central American Zone (three berths each from Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, and El Salvador; two from Nicaragua; and one from Belize), three from the Caribbean Zone (the runners-up and third place team from the Caribbean Club Championship, and the winners of a playoff between the fourth-place team and the Caribbean Club Shield winners), and one from Canada (the Canadian Premier League representative).

Stadium standardsEdit

If a club fails to meet the standards for its home stadium, the club must find a suitable stadium in its own country, and if the club fails to provide the adequate facilities, it runs the risk of being replaced by another team.[15] Real Esteli of Nicaragua failed stadium requirements and was replaced by another team for the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons.[16] Estadio Independencia in Nicaragua has since been renovated, including upgrades to stadium lighting, and Nicaraguan teams now participate.[17] The qualifying team from Belize has failed stadium requirements and has been replaced by another team in each season from 2009–10 through 2014–15.

If one or more of the five Central American clubs is precluded, it will be supplanted by a club from the best Central American league, based on results from the current Champions League. If the Caribbean qualifier is precluded, they are supplanted by the runners-up of the CFU Club Championship.

Attendance recordsEdit

During Champions League era:

Rank Date Hosts Visitors Venue Attendance
1 8 April 2015   América   Herediano   Estadio Azteca, Mexico City 66,208[18]
2 29 April 2015   Montreal Impact   América   Stade Olympique, Montreal 61,004[19]
3 22 April 2015   América   Montreal Impact   Estadio Azteca, Mexico City 56,783[20]
4 23 February 2009   Montreal Impact   Santos Laguna   Stade Olympique, Montreal 55,571[18]
5 1 May 2019   Monterrey   UANL   Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Guadalupe 52,229[21]
6 27 April 2016   América   UANL   Estadio Azteca, Mexico City 50,638[21]
7 7 March 2012   Toronto FC   LA Galaxy   Rogers Centre, Toronto 47,658[18]
8 7 March 2018   Seattle Sounders FC   Guadalajara   CenturyLink Field, Seattle 42,885
9 24 February 2016   Seattle Sounders FC   América   CenturyLink Field, Seattle 42,836[18][22]
10 23 April 2019   UANL   Monterrey   Estadio Universitario, San Nicolás de los Garza 41,615[21]

SponsorshipEdit

The CONCACAF Champions League has several corporate sponsors: Scotiabank (which has been a title sponsor of the Champions League since 2014–15), Miller Lite, MoneyGram, Maxxis Tires, and Nike.[14][23] The sponsors' names appear on the boards around the perimeter of the field, and boards for pre-game and post-game interviews and press conferences.[14] Nike is also the official provider of game balls and referee uniforms.

BroadcastersEdit

CONCACAFEdit

Country/Region Broadcaster Language
  Canada OneSoccer[24] English
  Caribbean Flow Sports English
ESPN Spanish
  Mexico

Fox Sports[25]

Spanish
  United States

Fox Sports

English
TUDN Spanish

Outside CONCACAFEdit

All 30 matches are streamed through both CONCACAF's official Facebook page and Youtube channel with highlights available in all territories.[26]

*Live streaming coverage on Facebook and Youtube is not available in Balkans.

Country Broadcaster
  Austria Sportdigital
  Germany
   Switzerland
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Sport Klub*
  Croatia
  Montenegro
  North Macedonia
  Serbia
  Slovenia

FinalsEdit

Champions League era (2008–present)Edit

Season Champions Aggregate
Score
Runners-up
2008–09 Atlante   2–0   Cruz Azul
0–0
Aggregate 2–0.
2009–10 Pachuca   1–2   Cruz Azul
1–0
Aggregate 2–2, Pachuca won on away goals.
2010–11 Monterrey   2–2   Real Salt Lake
1–0
Aggregate 3–2.
2011–12 Monterrey   2–0   Santos Laguna
1–2
Aggregate 3–2.
2012–13 Monterrey   0–0   Santos Laguna
4–2
Aggregate 4–2.
2013–14 Cruz Azul   0–0   Toluca
1–1
Aggregate 1–1, Cruz Azul won on away goals.
2014–15 América   1–1   Montreal Impact
4–2
Aggregate 5–3.
2015–16 América   2–0   UANL
2–1
Aggregate 4–1.
2016–17 Pachuca   1–1   UANL
1–0
Aggregate 2–1.
2018 Guadalajara   2–1   Toronto FC
1–2
Aggregate 3–3, penalty shoot-out 4–2.
2019 Monterrey   1–0   UANL
1–1
Aggregate 2–1.
2020 UANL   2–1   Los Angeles FC
  1. ^ a b c d e Championship won due to withdrawal and/or disqualification of all other teams.
  2. ^ a b c d e No final match was held; the championship was decided by a final round.
  3. ^ Universidad de Guadalajara, Comunicaciones and Defence Force were all declared joint winners after the 1978 final tournament was cancelled due to administrative problems and disagreements on match dates.

Records and statisticsEdit

Overall performances by clubEdit

Club Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons runner-up
  América 7 0 1977, 1987, 1990, 1992, 2006, 2015, 2016
  Cruz Azul 6 2 1969, 1970, 1971, 1996, 1997, 2014 2009, 2010
  Pachuca 5 0 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2017
  Monterrey 4 0 2011, 2012, 2013, 2019
  Saprissa 3 2 1993, 1995, 2005 2004, 2008
  UNAM 3 1 1980, 1982, 1989 2005
  Transvaal 2 3 1973, 1981 1974, 1975, 1986
  Toluca 2 3 1968, 2003 1998, 2006, 2014
  Alajuelense 2 3 1986, 2004 1971, 1992, 1999
  Defence Force 2 2 1978, 1985 1987, 1988
  Olimpia 2 2 1972, 1988 1985, 2000
  Guadalajara 2 2 1962, 2018 1963, 2007
  Atlante 2 1 1983, 2009 1994
  UANL 1 3 2020 2016, 2017, 2019
  Comunicaciones 1 2 1978 1962, 1969
  Municipal 1 1 1974 1995
  Necaxa 1 1 1999 1996
  LA Galaxy 1 1 2000 1997
  Racing 1 0 1963
  Alianza 1 0 1967
  Atlético Español 1 0 1975
  Águila 1 0 1976
  UdeG 1 0 1978
  FAS 1 0 1979
  Violette 1 0 1984
  Puebla 1 0 1991
  Cartaginés 1 0 1994
  D.C. United 1 0 1998
  Robinhood 0 5 1972, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983
  Jong Colombia 0 2 1967, 1979
  Pinar del Río 0 2 1989, 1990
  Morelia 0 2 2002, 2003
  Santos Laguna 0 2 2012, 2013
  Universidad 0 1 1980
  Atlético Marte 0 1 1981
  Police 0 1 1991
  León 0 1 1993
  Real Salt Lake 0 1 2011
  CF Montréal 0 1 2015
  Toronto FC 0 1 2018
  Los Angeles FC 0 1 2020
  • When sorted by years won or lost, the table is sorted by the year of each team's most recent win or loss.

Overall performances by countryEdit

Rank Country Titles Runners-up Winners Runners-up
1   Mexico 36 18 América (7)
Cruz Azul (6)
Pachuca (5)
Monterrey (4)
UNAM (3)
Atlante (2)
Guadalajara (2)
Toluca (2)
Español (1)
Necaxa (1)
Puebla (1)
UdeG (1)
UANL (1)
Toluca (3)
UANL (3)
Cruz Azul (2)
Guadalajara (2)
Morelia (2)
Santos Laguna (2)
Atlante (1)
León (1)
Necaxa (1)
UNAM (1)
2   Costa Rica 6 5 Saprissa (3)
Alajuelense (2)
Cartaginés (1)
Alajuelense (3)
Saprissa (2)
3   El Salvador 3 1 Águila (1)
Alianza (1)
FAS (1)
Atlético Marte (1)
4   Suriname 2 8 Transvaal (2) Robinhood (5)
Transvaal (3)
5   Guatemala 2 3 Comunicaciones (1)
Municipal (1)
Comunicaciones (2)
Municipal (1)
  Honduras 2 3 Olimpia (2) Olimpia (2)
Universidad (1)
  Trinidad and Tobago 2 3 Defence Force (2) Defence Force (2)
Police FC (1)
  United States 2 3 D.C. United (1)
LA Galaxy (1)
LA Galaxy (1)
Real Salt Lake (1)
Los Angeles FC (1)
9   Haiti 2 0 Racing (1)
Violette (1)
10   Canada 0 2 CF Montréal (1)
Toronto FC (1)
  Cuba 0 2 Pinar del Río (2)
  Curaçao 0 2 Jong Colombia (2)

Champions LeagueEdit

Performances by clubEdit

Performances in the CONCACAF Champions League by club
Club Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons runner-up
  Monterrey 4 0 2011, 2012, 2013, 2019
  América 2 0 2015, 2016
  Pachuca 2 0 2010, 2017
  UANL 1 3 2020 2016, 2017, 2019
  Cruz Azul 1 2 2014 2009, 2010
  Atlante 1 0 2009
  Guadalajara 1 0 2018
  Santos Laguna 0 2 2012, 2013
  Real Salt Lake 0 1 2011
  Toluca 0 1 2014
  CF Montréal 0 1 2015
  Toronto FC 0 1 2018
  Los Angeles FC 0 1 2020

Performances by nationEdit

Performances in finals by nation
Nation Titles Runners-up Total
  Mexico 12 8 20
  Canada 0 2 2
  United States 0 2 2

Best results by countryEdit

Rank Country Best result Teams with result (years)
1   Mexico Champions (x12) Monterrey (2011, 2012, 2013, 2019)
Pachuca (2010, 2017)
América (2015, 2016)
Atlante (2009)
Cruz Azul (2014)
Guadalajara (2018)
UANL (2020)
2   United States Runners-up (x2) Real Salt Lake (2011)
Los Angeles FC (2020)
  Canada Runners-up (x2) Montreal Impact (2015)
Toronto FC (2018)
4   Costa Rica Semi-finals (x4) Alajuelense (2014, 2015)
Saprissa (2011)
Herediano (2015)
5   Puerto Rico Semi-finals Puerto Rico Islanders (2009)
  Honduras Olimpia (2020)
7   Panama Quarter-finals (x5) Árabe Unido (2010, 2014, 2017)
Tauro (2018)
Independiente (2019)
8   Guatemala Quarter-finals (x2) Comunicaciones (2010)
Xelajú (2013)
9   El Salvador Quarter-finals Isidro Metapán (2012)
10   Dominican Republic Round of 16 (x3) Atlético Pantoja (2019, 2021)
Cibao (2018)
11   Jamaica Round of 16 Portmore United (2020)
  Haiti Arcahaie (2021)
  Nicaragua Real Estelí (2021)
14   Trinidad and Tobago Group stage (x12) W Connection (2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
Joe Public (2008, 2010)
Caledonia AIA (2012, 2013)
Central (2015, 2016)
San Juan Jabloteh (2009)
15   Belize Group stage (x2) Verdes (2015)
Police United (2016)
16   Guyana Group stage Alpha United (2014)

Results by leagueEdit

Results are listed in the Wins–Losses–Draws format. Numbers in parentheses are average points per game (3 for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss).
Results include matches from preliminary rounds, group play, and knockout play.
* Penalty shoot-out considered a separate event from the match which preceded it.

CCL Season Mexico United States Costa Rica Honduras Canada Guatemala Panama El Salvador Dominican Republic Trinidad and Tobago Jamaica Haiti Nicaragua Puerto Rico Belize Guyana
2008–09 23*–12–10
(1.8)
2–9–5
(0.7)
3–3–2
(1.4)
7–5–4
(1.6)
5–2–2
(1.9)
2–3–3
(1.1)
3–7–4
(0.9)
2–3–3
(1.1)
3–5–0
(1.0)
0–1–0
(0.0)
0–1–1
(0.5)
6–3*–3
(1.7)
0–2–0
(0.0)
2009–10 30–8–10
(2.1)
7–9–8
(1.2)
2–5–3
(0.9)
9–9–0
(1.5)
0–1–1
(0.5)
3–6–1
(1.0)
5–6–1
(1.3)
1–5–2
(0.6)
4–10–2
(0.8)
1–3–4
(0.8)
2010–11 25–10–6
(2.0)
13–12–4
(1.5)
6–4–2
(1.7)
7–9–2
(1.3)
3–2–3
(1.6)
2–3–3
(1.1)
2–8–0
(0.6)
1–5–4
(0.7)
1–7–2
(0.5)
3–2–3
(1.0)
2011–12 26–14–6
(1.8)
13–15–4
(1.6)
7–6–1
(1.6)
3–11–2
(0.7)
6–3–3
(1.8)
3–4–1
(1.3)
2–4–2
(1.0)
5–7–0
(1.3)
0–2–0
(0.0)
0–2–0
(0.0)
1–0–1
(1.5)
0–1–1
(0.5)
2012–13 19–4–7
(2.1)
14–6–6
(1.8)
5–2–3
(1.8)
2–3–3
(1.1)
2–2–0
(1.5)
4–4–2
(1.4)
0–8–0
(0.0)
2–10–0
(0.5)
0–5–3
(0.3)
0–3–1
(0.2)
1–2–1
(1.0)
2013–14 20*–6–6
(2.1)
11–6–5
(1.7)
7–7–2
(1.8)
2–5–1
(1.4)
2–2–0
(2)
4–4–0
(1.5)
4–5–1
(1.3)
3–3–2
(1.4)
0–7–1
(0.1)
0–4–0
(0.0)
0–3–1
(0.2)
2014–15 13–4–7
(1.9)
11–4–3
(1.9)
10–6–6
(1.6)
4–4–2
(1.4)
4–2–4
(1.6)
3–3–2
(1.4)
1–6–1
(0.5)
0–7–1
(0.1)
2–2–0
(1.5)
0–2–2
(0.5)
0–4–0
(0.0)
0–4–0
(0.0)
2015–16 18–6–12
(1.6)
10–5–9
(1.5)
3–3–2
(1.4)
4–3–1
(1.6)
1–2–1
(1.0)
2–4–2
(1.0)
4–4–0
(1.5)
1–5–2
(0.6)
2–5–1
(0.8)
0–3–1
(0.2)
0–4–0
(0.0)
1–2–1
(1.0)
2016–17 17–7–6
(1.9)
9–6–7
(1.5)
3–3–4
(1.3)
4–2–2
(1.8)
5–2–1
(2.0)
1–3–4
(0.9)
6–3–1
(1.9)
1–4–3
(0.8)
0–6–2
(0.2)
0–4–0
(0.0)
0–2–2
(0.2)
0–4–0
(0.0)
2018 11–6*–5
(1.7)
6–5–3
(1.5)
0–2–2
(0.5)
0–2–2
(0.5)
4*–2–2
(1.8)
1–3–0
(0.8)
1–1–0
(1.5)
0–2–0
(0.0)
2019 14–7–3
(1.9)
9–9–0
(1.5)
2–2–0
(1.5)
0–2–0
(0.0)
0–1–1
(0.5)
0–2–0
(0.0)
2–1–1
(1.7)
0–1–1
(0.5)
0–2–0
(0.0)
2020 9–5–2*
(1.8)
7–5–3*
(1.6)
0–2–2
(0.5)
1–3–3*
(0.9)
1–1–2
(0.0)
0–0–2*
(1.3)
1–1–0
(1.5)
0–2–0
(0.0)
Totals 225–89–80
(1.9)
112–91–57
(1.5)
48–45–29
(1.4)
43–58–22
(1.2)
33–22–20
(1.6)
24–36–20
(1.1)
30–55–11
(1.1)
18–52–18
(0.8)
0–4–0
(0.0)
10–45–11
(0.6)
2–8–1
(0.6)
0–10–0
(0.0)
0–17–7
(0.3)
12–14–12
(1.3)
1–8–1
(0.4)
0–5–1
(0.2)

AwardsEdit

Season Golden Boot Golden Ball Golden Glove
Player (Goals) Club Player Club(s) Player Club
2008–09   Javier Orozco (7)   Cruz Azul First awarded in 2011–12 First awarded in 2012–13
2009–10   Ulises Mendivil (9)   Pachuca
2010–11   Javier Orozco (11)   Cruz Azul
2011–12   Humberto Suazo (7)   Monterrey   Oribe Peralta   Santos Laguna
2012–13   Nicolás Muñoz (6)
  Carlos Quintero (6)
  Isidro Metapán
  Santos Laguna
  Aldo de Nigris   Monterrey   Oswaldo Sánchez   Santos Laguna
2013–14   Raúl Nava (7)   Toluca   Mariano Pavone   Cruz Azul   Alfredo Talavera   Toluca
2014–15   Darío Benedetto (7)
  Oribe Peralta (7)
  América   Darío Benedetto   América   Evan Bush   Montreal Impact
2015–16[27]   Emanuel Villa (6)   Querétaro   Rubens Sambueza   América   Hugo González Durán   América
2016–17   Hirving Lozano (8)   Pachuca   Franco Jara   Pachuca   Alfonso Blanco   Pachuca
2018   Jonathan Osorio (4)   Toronto FC   Sebastian Giovinco   Toronto FC   Rodolfo Cota   Guadalajara
2019   Enner Valencia (7)   UANL   Nicolás Sánchez   Monterrey   Marcelo Barovero   Monterrey
2020   André-Pierre Gignac (6)   UANL   André-Pierre Gignac   UANL   Nahuel Guzmán   UANL
Season Best Young Player[nb 1] Fair Play Award
Player Club Club
2008–09 First awarded in 2014–15 First awarded in 2013–14
2009–10
2010–11
2011–12
2012–13
2013–14   LA Galaxy[28]
2014–15   Martín Zúñiga[29]   América   Pachuca[30]
2015–16   Alberth Elis   Olimpia   Querétaro
2016–17   Hirving Lozano   Pachuca   FC Dallas
2018   Rodolfo Pizarro   Guadalajara   New York Red Bulls
2019   Jonathan González   Monterrey   Sporting Kansas City
2020   Diego Palacios   Los Angeles FC   UANL
Notes
  1. ^ Award was known as the "Bright Future Award" for 2014–15 season.

See alsoEdit

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