Campeón de Campeones

Campeón de Campeones (Spanish: Champion of Champions) is an annual Mexican football competition established in 1942. In its current form, it is contested by the respective Liga MX and Liga MX Femenil season winners of the Apertura and Clausura.

Campeón de Campeones
Campeon de campeones logo.jpg
Founded1942; 80 years ago (1942)
RegionMexico
Number of teams2
Current championsLiga MX: Atlas (5th title)
Supercopa de la Liga MX: Cruz Azul (1st title)
Liga MX Femenil: Guadalajara (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Liga MX: Guadalajara (7 titles)
Liga MX: Supercopa de la Liga MX
Liga MX Femenil: 2022 Campeón de Campeones

HistoryEdit

Traditional tournamentEdit

The tournament was established in 1942. The trophy was presented by the president of Mexico at the time, Manuel Ávila Camacho. From 1942 until 1995 the tournament was contested between the champion of the Primera and the winner of the Mexican Cup. Traditionally the single match (with an exception in 1968 and 1988 when two matches were played) to determine the "super champion" was held at the end of the season at a stadium in Mexico City.

If a team won both the league championship and the cup that year, they were awarded the title Campeonísimo with an automatic awarding of the trophy. To date this has only occurred on five occasions (León in 1949, Cruz Azul in 1969, Guadalajara in 1970, Puebla in 1990, and Necaxa in 1995).

New eraEdit

After 1995 the league championship was split into two shorter seasons Apertura and Clausura. Then in 1997, the Mexican Football Federation canceled the Mexican Cup. Due to these changes, the Campeón de Campeones tournament was postponed. The competition resumed in the 2002-03 season; however, this time it was contested between the champions of Apertura and Clausura of the season. The tournament was held four times and was placed on hiatus again from 2007 to 2011.

In 2012, the rebranded Liga MX restarted the tournament once again. There was a friendly match between the champions of Liga MX (first division) and Ascenso MX (second division).[1][2] In 2013-14 season, the Liga MX stipulated that a Campeón de Campeones match could be contested between the champions of the Apertura 2013 and Copa MX Apertura 2013.[3] The format was changed to a single match at a neutral site, which has been in the United States and shared with the Supercopa MX since 2015.[4][5]

Since 2018, the winner of the Campeón de Campeones will then compete against the MLS Cup winner in the Campeones Cup.[6]

Similarly to the original traditional tournament, if a team wins both the Apertura and Clausura seasons, the team is automatically awarded the Campeón de Campeones title. This has occurred only once since 2022, when Atlas was awarded the trophy automatically for winning both the 2021 Apertura season and the 2022 Clausura season.

Liga MX Femenil Campeón de CampeonesEdit

On May 24, 2021, the Liga MX Owners Assembly made official the creation of the Campeón de Campeones for Liga MX Femenil.[7] Tigres Femenil won the first edition automatically by winning the league title of both Guardianes 2020 and Guardianes 2021 tournaments.[8] Unlike the men's Campeón de Campeones, the women's version is played as a two-legged series.[8]

Supercopa de la Liga MXEdit

Due to Atlas winning both the Apertura 2021 and Clausura 2022, they were automatically awarded the 2022 Campeón de Campeones title.[9] On 9 June 2022, it was announced Atlas would face defending Campeón de Campeones champions Cruz Azul in a new cup called Supercopa de la Liga MX.[10] This cup will happen only when a club is champion of both the Apertura and Clausura seasons in the same Mexican football year (e.g., Atlas).[10]

Winners by yearEdit

Liga MXEdit

Year Primera División champion Score Copa México champion
1942 España 4 – 5 Atlante
1943 Marte 1 – 0 Moctezuma
1944 Asturias 3 – 5 España
1945 España 3 – 0 Puebla
1946 Veracruz 2 – 3 Atlas
1947 Atlante 0 – 3 Moctezuma
1948 León 1 – 0 Veracruz
1949 León – Campeonísimo, trophy awarded automatically
1950 Veracruz 1 – 3 Atlas
1951 Atlas 1 – 0 Atlante
1952 León 0 – 1 Atlante
1953 Tampico Madero 3 – 0 Puebla
1954 Marte 1 – 0 América
1955 Zacatepec 2 – 3 América
1956 León 2 – 1 Toluca
1957 Guadalajara 2 – 1 Zacatepec
1958 Zacatepec 1 – 0 León
1959 Guadalajara 2 – 1 Zacatepec
1960 Guadalajara 2 – 2
(10–9 pen.)
Necaxa
1961 Guadalajara 1 – 0 Tampico Madero
1962 Guadalajara 0 – 2 Atlas
1963 Oro 3 – 1 Guadalajara
1964 Guadalajara 2 – 0 América
1965 Guadalajara 2 – 1 América
1966 América 0 – 2 Necaxa
1967 Toluca 1 – 0 León
1968 Toluca 3 – 1
0 – 1
Atlas
1969 Cruz Azul – Campeonísimo, trophy awarded automatically
1970 Guadalajara – Campeonísimo, trophy awarded automatically
1971 América 0 – 1 León
1972 Cruz Azul 0 – 0
(2-3 pen.)
León
1973 not held
1974 Cruz Azul 2 – 1 América
1975 Toluca 0 – 1 UNAM
1976 América 2 – 0 UANL
1977–1987 not held
1988 América 1 – 2
2 – 0
Puebla
1989 América 2 – 1 Toluca
1990 Puebla – Campeonísimo, trophy awarded automatically
1991 not held
1992 León 2 – 4 Monterrey
1993–1994 not held
1995 Necaxa – Campeonísimo, trophy awarded automatically
1996–2002 not held
Year Apertura champion Score Clausura champion
2003 Toluca 1 – 1
(4–2 pen.)
Monterrey
2004 Pachuca 2 – 1
1 – 6
UNAM
2005 UNAM 0 – 0
1 – 2
América
2006 Toluca 1 – 0
1 – 0
Pachuca
2007–2014 not held
2015 América 0 – 1 Santos Laguna
2016 UANL 1 – 0 Pachuca
2017 UANL 1 – 0 Guadalajara
2018 UANL 4 - 0 Santos Laguna
2019 América 0 – 0
(6–5 pen.)
UANL
2020 Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 León 1 – 2 Cruz Azul
2022 Atlas – trophy awarded automatically

Source: Mexico - List of Super Cup Winners
Campeón de Campeones winner is in bold

Liga MX FemenilEdit

Year Apertura champion Score Clausura champion
2021 Tigres UANL trophy awarded automatically
2022 Monterrey 1-1

(0–3 pen.)

Guadalajara

Source: Milenio
Campeón de Campeones winner is in bold

Supercopa de la Liga MXEdit

Year 2022 winners Score 2021 winners
2022 Atlas 2–2 (3–4 (p)) Cruz Azul

Winners by clubEdit

Club Wins Seasons
Guadalajara 7 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1970
América 6 1955, 1976, 1988, 1989, 2005, 2019
Atlas 5 1946, 1950, 1951, 1962, 2022
León 5 1948, 1949, 1956, 1971, 1972
Toluca 4 1967, 1968, 2003, 2006
Cruz Azul 3 1969, 1974, 2021
UANL 3 2016, 2017, 2018
Atlante 2 1942, 1952
Marte 2 1943, 1954
Necaxa 2 1966, 1995
Real España 2 1944, 1945
UNAM 2 1975, 2004
Moctezuma 1 1947
Monterrey 1 1992
Oro 1 1963
Puebla 1 1990
Santos Laguna 1 2015
Tampico 1 1953
Zacatepec 1 1958

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "León gana el Campeón de Campeones a Santos". 8 July 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  2. ^ "Santos 0-2 León... La Fiera está incontenible". 8 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Reglamento de competencia Liga MX 2012-2013" (PDF). p. 52. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-25. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  4. ^ Gomez, Eric (September 13, 2017). "Monday Night Fútbol? Five ways to solve Liga MX's TV problem". ESPN. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Toyota Stadium selected to host American debut of Campeón de Campeones and SuperCopa with July 20 doubleheader" (Press release). FC Dallas. June 5, 2015. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Major League Soccer and Liga MX Fuel Rivalry with New Partnership" (Press release). Major League Soccer. March 13, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Demos, Editorial; Redacción, De la. "La Jornada - Habrá campeón de campeones en Liga Mx Femenil". www.jornada.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  8. ^ a b OnceDiario. "Ahora sí se arma". www.oncediario.com (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  9. ^ https://www.marca.com/claro-mx/futbol/liga-mx/2022/05/30/62940307e2704ef2b28b457b.html
  10. ^ a b https://ligamx.net/cancha/detallenoticia/41083/atlas-y-cruz-azul-disputaran-la-supercopa-de-la-liga-mx-en-los-angeles

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