1996–97 Mexican Primera División season

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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

Statistics of México Primera División in season 1996-97.

Overview[edit]

Teams[edit]

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 1996[edit]

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.

Results[edit]

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 scorers[edit]

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

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

Playoffs[edit]

Repechaje[edit]

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 Goal 65' Report Arangio Goal 62'
López Goal 83'
Toros Neza2-1León
Mohamed Goal 1'
Vázquez Goal 59' (pen)
Report Torres Goal 20'

Toros Neza won 4-2 on aggregate.


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

Atlas won 6-3 on aggregate.


Playoffs series[edit]

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-finals[edit]
Toros Neza4-0Atlante
Nidelson Goal 22'31'
Vázquez Goal 77' (pen)
Ruiz Goal 80'
Report
Atlante2-5Toros Neza
Malibrán Goal 55'
Carbajal Goal 83' (pen)
Report Nidelson Goal 29'47'
Ruiz Goal 42'
Arangio Goal 45'
Herrera Goal 76'

Toros Neza won 9-2 on aggregate.


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

Santos won 4-2 on aggregate.


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

Necaxa won 3-2 on aggregate.


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

Puebla won 2-1 on aggregate.


Semi-finals[edit]
Santos3-2Toros Neza
Borgetti Goal 30'61'79' Report Virchis Goal 55'
Nidelson Goal 90'

Santos won 5-2 on aggregate.


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

Necaxa won 7-3 on aggregate.


Final[edit]

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

Santos won 4-3 on aggregate.


Invierno 1996 winners:
Santos
1st Title

Torneo Verano 1997[edit]

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 0 +27 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 0 +25 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.

Results[edit]

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 scorers[edit]

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

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

Playoffs[edit]

Repechaje[edit]

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

Morelia won 4-2 on aggregate.


Playoffs series[edit]

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-finals[edit]
Guadalajara5-0Santos
Vázquez Goal 19'57'
Zárate Goal 29'
Arreola Goal 80'89'
Report

Guadalajara won 6-1 on aggregate.


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

Morelia won 4-1 on aggregate.


UNAM1-3Toros Neza
Sancho Goal 89' Report Arangio Goal 16'37'
Ruiz Goal 60'

Toros Neza won 4-3 on aggregate.


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

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


Semi-finals[edit]

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


Toros Neza3-1Necaxa
Vázquez Goal 27'68'
Osorio Goal 53'
Report García Aspe Goal 34' (pen)

Toros Neza won 4-3 on aggregate.


Final[edit]

Toros Neza1-1Guadalajara
Briseño Goal 79' Report Martínez Goal 26'
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Armando Archundia
Guadalajara6-1Toros Neza
Nápoles Goal 50'55'74'83'
Chávez Goal 51'
Martínez Goal 62'
Report Arangio Goal 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 table[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]