Liga de Expansión MX

The Liga de Expansión MX, also known as Liga de Desarrollo (Liga BBVA Expansión MX for sponsorship reasons), is a Mexican football league founded in 2020 as part of the Mexican Football Federation's "Stabilization Project", which has the primary objective of rescuing the financially troubled teams from the Ascenso MX and prevent the disappearance of a second-tier league in Mexico, for which there will be no promotion and relegation until further notice.[7] The project also attempts for Liga MX and former Ascenso MX teams to consolidate stable projects with strong administration, finances, and infrastructure.

Liga de Expansión MX
Liga BBVA Expansión logo.svg
Founded24 April 2020; 2 years ago (2020-04-24)
CountryMexico
ConfederationCONCACAF
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid2
Current championsAtlante (2nd title)
(Apertura 2022)
Most championshipsAtlante
(2 titles)
TV partnersClaro[1]
ESPN[2]
Fox Sports[3]
Multimedios[4]
Televisa[5]
TVC Deportes[6]
WebsiteLigaBBVAExpansion.mx
Current: 2022–23 Liga de Expansión MX season

HistoryEdit

On 20 February 2020, the presidents of the Liga MX clubs, the Ascenso MX clubs and Mexican Football Federation executives had a meeting, in which different topics were discussed with the intent of strengthening the two main leagues in the country.[8]

On 26 June 2020, the league was officially presented, with the participation of 16 teams: Alebrijes de Oaxaca, Atlante, Atlético Morelia, Cancún, Celaya, Cimarrones de Sonora, Correcaminos UAT, Dorados de Sinaloa, Leones Negros UdeG, Mineros de Zacatecas, Tampico Madero, and Venados F.C. as Ascenso MX teams. Pumas Tabasco and Tapatío entered to the league as Liga MX affiliates.[9] Finally, on 17 July 2020, Tepatitlán and Tlaxcala were invited as Liga Premier expansion teams.[10]

ClubsEdit

Team City Stadium Capacity
Atlante Mexico City Ciudad de los Deportes 33,000
Atlético La Paz La Paz, Baja California Sur Guaycura 5,209
Atlético Morelia Morelia, Michoacán Morelos 35,000
Cancún Cancún, Quintana Roo Andrés Quintana Roo 18,844
Celaya Celaya, Guanajuato Miguel Alemán Valdés 23,182
Durango Durango City, Durango Francisco Zarco 18,000
Pumas Tabasco Villahermosa, Tabasco Olímpico de Villahermosa 12,000
Oaxaca Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Tecnológico de Oaxaca 14,598
Raya2 Guadalupe, Nuevo León BBVA 53,500
Sinaloa Culiacán, Sinaloa Dorados 20,108
Sonora Hermosillo, Sonora Héroe de Nacozari 18,747
Tapatío Zapopan, Jalisco Akron 46,232
Tepatitlán Tepatitlán de Morelos, Jalisco Gregorio "Tepa" Gómez 8,085
Tlaxcala Tlaxcala City, Tlaxcala Tlahuicole 11,135
UAT Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas Marte R. Gómez 10,520
U. de G. Guadalajara, Jalisco Jalisco 55,020
Venados Mérida, Yucatán Carlos Iturralde 15,087
Zacatecas Zacatecas City, Zacatecas Carlos Vega Villalba 20,068

ChampionsEdit

Club Winners Runner-Up Winning Seasons
Atlante 2 1 Grita México 2021, Apertura 2022
Atlético Morelia 1 1 Clausura 2022
Tampico Madero 1 1 Guardianes 2020
Tepatitlán 1 0 Guardianes 2021
Celaya 0 1
Sonora 0 1

Campeón de CampeonesEdit

Club Winners Runner-Up Winning Seasons
Tepatitlán 1 0 2020–21
Atlante 1 0 2021–22
Tampico Madero 0 1
Atlético Morelia 0 1

ManagersEdit

The current managers in the Liga de Expansión MX are:

Nat. Name Team Appointed Time as manager
  Héctor Jair Real Durango 26 April 2019 3 years, 221 days
  Omar Alexis Moreno Zacatecas 1 July 2020 2 years, 155 days
  Mario García Covalles Atlante 20 July 2020 2 years, 136 days
  Rafael García Sinaloa 21 December 2020 1 year, 347 days
  Alfonso Sosa U. de G. 7 September 2021 1 year, 87 days
  Jorge Manrique Oaxaca 1 October 2021 1 year, 63 days
  Jorge Villalpando Tlaxcala 25 March 2022 253 days
  Nicolás Sánchez Raya2 17 May 2022 200 days
  Paco Ramírez Celaya 27 May 2022 190 days
  Gabriel Pereyra Atlético Morelia 29 May 2022 188 days
  Iñigo Idiakez Cancún 1 June 2022 185 days
  Gerardo Espinoza Tapatío 3 June 2022 183 days
  Jaime Durán Atlético La Paz 6 June 2022 180 days
  Roberto Hernández Sonora 15 June 2022 171 days
  Edgar Solano UAT 6 November 2022 27 days
  Israel Hernández Pumas Tabasco 12 November 2022 21 days
  Bruno Marioni Venados 22 November 2022 11 days
  Daniel Guzmán Tepatitlán 27 November 2022 6 days

Top scorersEdit

Year Name Team Goals
Guardianes 2020   Alberto Alvarado Morín
  Lizandro Echeverría
  Guillermo Martínez
  Gustavo Ramírez
UAT
Atlante
Celaya
Atlético Morelia
7
Guardianes 2021   Julio Cruz Oaxaca 10
Apertura 2021   Raúl Zúñiga Sinaloa 12
Clausura 2022   David Angulo
  Juan Machado
  Óscar Villa
Tepatitlán
Raya2
Sonora
8
Apertura 2022   Diego Jiménez Sonora 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ includes Claro Sports
  2. ^ includes ESPN 2 and ESPN 3
  3. ^ includes Fox Sports 2
  4. ^ includes Canal 6
  5. ^ includes TUDN
  6. ^ includes TVC Deportes 2
  7. ^ Enrique Martínez Villar (24 April 2020). "¡Se confirma! No habrá ascenso ni descenso en 6 años; aprueban Liga de Desarrollo". Mediotiempo. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Comunicado de la LIGA MX / ASCENSO MX y la FMF". LIGA MX. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Asamblea Ordinaria de Clubes del 26 de Junio del 2020". Liga BBVA MX (in Spanish). 26 June 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Comunicado de la LIGA MX sobre la LIGA de Expansión". Liga BBVA MX (in Spanish). 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.

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