The Greatest Mexican Soccer Teams

These great Mexican soccer teams all hold the most titles, but they're not necessarily the oldest clubs.
The Greatest Mexican Soccer Teams

Last update: 01 July, 2020

The Mexican league is the most dominant league in the Concacaf, and one of the oldest in America (at an amateur level). Today, we’ll tell you more about the greatest Mexican soccer teams who are always taking the top spots.

Who are the greatest Mexican soccer teams?

These Mexican soccer teams boast history, triumphs, and titles. Even though things might not currently be going so well, they certainly hold a lot of records. Here are the top teams in the Mexican League:

1. Club América

Their official name is Club de Fútbol América and they play in Mexico City, the country’s capital. The team was founded on October 12, 1916 – the anniversary of ‘discovery of America’ – and they’ve played their home games at the Azteca stadium since 1966, after having previously had several other homes.

The team colors are yellow and blue and their nickname since 1981 is The Eagles. This was created to improve the image during a somewhat dull time in the team’s history.

A game involving Club América, one of the greatest Mexican soccer teams.
Image: Mediotiempo.

Club América holds the most titles in Mexican soccer with 30 domestic trophies (including 17 first division championships) and ten international trophies. They’re also the only club to participate in every season since league soccer started in 1922.

2. Mexican soccer teams: Chivas

Club Deportivo Guadalajara is another great Mexican soccer team. They’re popularly known as The Chivas Rayadas (the striped goats) and are based in Guadalajara, Jalisco. The club was founded in May 1906 by a Belgian businessman named, Edgar Everaert, and it was originally called Unión Football Club.

Two years later, they began playing in the Western League, where they won 13 titles. In 1943, they joined the Liga Mayor, although they didn’t win their first title until 1957.

A game involving Chivas of Guadalajara.

Along with Club América, they’re the two teams that have featured in all seasons of the Mexican League since it became professional (1943). Both clubs star in what’s known as ‘El Súper Clásico’ because they’re the two most popular in the country.

3. Cruz Azul

The club’s full name is Club Deportivo Cruz Azul and it was founded in May 1927 by the cement company Cooperativa Cruz Azul from the town of Jasso, Hidalgo. The company still owns the club.

Their kit is a distinctive blue color with white details. Their crest is a blue circle with white stars and in the center, there’s a blue cross inside a red square.

A player from Cruz Azul, which is one of the greatest Mexican soccer teams.
Image: Fox Sports

Cruz Azul has won eight Liga Mayor titles as well as the Campeón de Campeones and the Supercopa MX. Internationally, Cruz Azul has won six CONCACAF Champions League titles, one Inter-American Cup, and one Copa Libertadores runner-up trophy.

Although they had their own stadium previously, since 2018, they have ground shared with Club América in the Azteca stadium.

4. Mexican soccer teams: Pumas de la UNAM

The last on our list of great Mexican soccer teams Club Universidad Nacional, commonly known as Pumas de la UNAM. They’re the youngest team on this list, having been founded in 1954, and they represent the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

They play their home games at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario in Mexico City. Their team colors are blue and gold, and their crest is a lion in the same colors.

Pumas de la UNAM.

The Pumas have one of the most prolific youth academies in both Mexico and the world. Many players who have played for the Mexican national team and teams in Europe or South America have come through its ranks.

These four Mexican soccer teams are the most popular, have the most trophies, and attract millions of people every weekend. Which of them do you like the most?

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