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Copa México
Copa Mexico.jpg
The Copa México trophy.
Founded 1907
Region  Mexico
Number of teams 69
Current champions Cruz Azul (1997)
Most successful club Asturias (8 titles)

The Copa México was a Mexican football cup competition that existed from 1907 to 1997. It consisted of both professional and amateur stages. It was the first official tournament that included teams from different parts of Mexico, and it was an important and prestigious tournament, especially during its earlier years of existence.

The original purpose of the competition was to determine a national champion, thus distinguishing it from the local league championship. Its format was different from the local leagues as well, as it employed direct elimination and culminated in a final that received much more fanfare than the local leagues. However, the goals of the Copa México were never realized due to a number of factors, including the distances and costs of travel, the timing of the tournament, and the enmity between regional leagues.

Despite early optimism about the Copa México, it lost its prestige over the years as it endured constant changes in format and even being placed on hiatus by the Mexican Football Association, which occurred twice (the first between 1976 and 1988 and the second between 1992 and 1994). After the 1997 edition of the tournament, it was ended permanently.

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History

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Copa Tower (1907-1919)

The Copa México began in 1907 with the donation of the trophy by Reginald Tower, who was at the time the English ambassador to Mexico. For this reason, it was originally called the Copa Tower. At first, the tournament only included clubs from Mexico City and the surrounding areas. Pachuca won the inaugural tournament, in 1908, by defeating Reforma AC in the final. In 1919, Real España won the cup for the third year straight and were allowed to keep the trophy permanently. In all, the Copa Tower was contested 11 times, with Real España winning it four times in all, the best performance of the period.

Copa Eliminatoria (1919-1932)

In 1920, the tournament took place for the first time with a new trophy, the Copa Eliminatoria. It was contested six times between the years 1920 and 1926. Asturias F.C. won it three times during this period (consecutively from 1922-1924), the highest total of any team during this period.

Copa México (1932-1997)

Amateur Period (1932-1943)

After the foundation of the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol in 1927, a new trophy, named the Copa México, was donated in 1932. Following a six-year hiatus, the cup was contested again during the 1932-33 season. This time, the competition also received official support of President Lázaro Cárdenas. The first Copa México was won by Necaxa in a tournament of historical importance due to the adoption of new rules. This marked the beginning of an 11-year period that is referred to in retrospect as the Amateur Period. Once again, Asturias F.C. dominated the championship, winning it a record 5 times during this period.

Professional Period (1943-1997)

In 1943 the Professional Period of the Copa México began, a period that would last until the competition's termination in 1997. At first, it was played among teams from the Liga Mayor, the present-day Primera Division de Mexico. In 1950, it was enlarged to also include the teams of the Segunda División de México. However, it was not held during the 1956-57, 1963-64, 1994-95, or 1995-96 seasons.

Year-by-year results

Copa Tower (1907-1919)

Year Champion Score Runner-up
1907-08 Pachuca AC
4-0
Reforma AC
1908-09 Reforma AC
3-2
México FC
1909-10 Reforma AC
3-1
Asturias
1910-11 British Club
2-1
España
1911-12 Pachuca AC
4-0
Reforma AC
1912-13 Was not played[1]
1913-14 México FC
3-0
Asturias
1914-15 Club España
4-2
Asturias
1915-16 Rovers FC
3-1
Club España
1916-17 Club España
5-1
México FC
1917-18 Club España
3-1
Pachuca AC
1918-19 Club España
3-0
Asturias

Copa Eliminatoria (1919-1932)

Year Champion Score Runner-up
1919-20 Was not played[2]
1920-21 México FC
4-2
Pachuca
1921-22 Asturias
4-1
España
1922-23 Asturias
3-0
España
1923-24 Asturias
5-3
Reforma AC
1924-25 Necaxa
3-2
Asturias
1925-26 Necaxa
4-2
España
1926-32 Was not played

Copa México (1932-1997)

Amateur Period (1932-1943)

Year Champion Score Runner-up
1932-33 Necaxa
3-1
Germania
1933-34 Asturias
4-1
América
1934-35 Was not played
1935-36 Necaxa
2-1
Asturias
1936-37 Asturias
5-3
América
1937-38 América
3-1
España
1938-39 Asturias
4-3
España
1939-40 Asturias
1-0
Necaxa
1940-41 Asturias
4-2
Necaxa
1941-42 Atlante
3-0
Asturias
1942-43 Moctezuma
3-1
América

Professional Period (1943-1997)

Year Champion Score Runner-up Manager
1943-44 España
6-2
Atlante Mexico Rodolfo Muñoz
1944-45 Puebla
6-4
América Spain Eduardo Morilla
1945-46 Atlas
5-4
Atlante Argentina Eduardo Valdatti
1946-47 Moctezuma
4-3
CD Oro Argentina Julio Kaiser
1947-48 Veracruz
3-1
Guadalajara Spain Joaquin Urquiaga
1948-49 León
3-0
Atlante Argentina Jose Maria Casullo
1949-50 Atlas
3-1
Veracruz Argentina Eduardo Valdatti
1950-51 Atlante
1-0
Guadalajara Mexico Octavio Vial
1951-52 Atlante
2-0
Puebla Spain Gregorio Blasco
1952-53 Puebla
4-1
León Spain Isidro Langara
1953-54 América
1-1
(3-2)1
Guadalajara Mexico Octavio Vial
1954-55 América
1-0
Guadalajara Mexico Octavio Vial
1955-56 Toluca
2-1
Irapuato Mexico Fernando Marcos
1956-57 Zacatepec
2-1
León Mexico Ignacio Trelles
1957-58 León
5-2
Zacatepec Spain Antonio López Herranz
1958-59 Zacatepec
2-1
León Mexico Ignacio Trelles
1959-60 Necaxa
2-2
(10-9)1
Tampico Uruguay Donald Ross
1960-61 Tampico
1-0
Toluca Mexico Nicolas Palma
1961-62 Atlas
3-3
1-0
Tampico Argentina Jose Carlos Bauer
1962-63 Guadalajara
2-1
Atlante Mexico Javier De la Torre
1963-64 América
1-1
(5-4)1
Monterrey Argentina Alejandro Scopelli
1964-65 América
4-0
Morelia Argentina Alejandro Scopelli
1965-66 Necaxa
3-3
1-0
León Argentina Miguel Marin*
1966-67 León
2-1
Guadalajara ArgentinaLuis Grill
1967-68 Atlas
2-1
Veracruz Argentina Javier Novello
1968-69 Cruz Azul
2-1
Monterrey Mexico Raúl Cardenas
1969-70 Guadalajara
3-2
2-1
Torreón Mexico Javier De la Torre
1970-71 León
0-0
(10-9)1
Zacatepec Mexico Antonio Carbajal
1971-72 León
Group2
Puebla Mexico Antonio Carbajal
1973-74 América
2-1
1-1
Cruz Azul Mexico Jose Antonio Roca
1974-75 U.N.A.M.
Group2
U. de Guadalajara Hungary Arpad Fekete
1975-76 U.A.N.L.
2-0
1-2
América Peru Claudio Lostanau
1987-88 Puebla
0-0
1-13
Cruz Azul Uruguay Hugo Fernandez
1988-89 Toluca
2-0
1-1
U. de Guadalajara Mexico Hector Sanabria
1989-90 Puebla F.C.
4-1
0-2
U.A.N.L. Mexico Manuel Lapuente
1990-91 U de Guadalajara
1-0
0-0
América Mexico Alberto Guerra
1991-92 Monterrey
4-2
Ciudad Juárez Mexico Miguel Mejia Baron
1994-95 Necaxa
2-0
Veracruz Mexico Manuel Lapuente
1995-96 U.A.N.L.
1-1
1-0
Atlas Mexico Victor Manuel Vucetich
1996-97 Cruz Azul
2-0
Toros Neza Mexico Victor Manuel Vucetich

1: On penalties
2: Group Round (In 1971-72 the 4 teams were León, Puebla, Guadalajara, and Cruz Azul)
3: On away goals

Champions

Amateur Era Champions

CLUB CHAMPION
Asturias 8
RC España 4
Necaxa 4
Pachuca 2
Reforma AC 2
México FC 2
British FC 1
Rovers FC 1
Club América 1
CF Atlante 1
Moctezuma 1

Professional Era Champions and Runners-up

CLUB CHAMPION RUNNER-UP
León 5 4
Club América 5 3
Puebla FC 4 2
Atlas 4 1
Necaxa 3 0
Guadalajara 2 5
Atlante 2 4
Zacatepec 2 2
Cruz Azul 2 2
Toluca 2 1
Tigres U.A.N.L. 2 1
Veracruz 1 3
Tampico Madero 1 2
U. de Guadalajara 1 2
Monterrey 1 2
RC España 1 0
Moctezuma 1 0
Pumas U.N.A.M. 1 0
CD Oro 0 1
CD Irapuato 0 1
Morelia 0 1
Torreón 0 1
Cobras Ciudad Juárez 0 1
Toros Neza 0 1

References

  1. ^ Some sources say that the Copa Tower was played in 1912-1913 and the champions were Rovers FC
  2. ^ Some sources say that Germania FV won the cup in 1919

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Copa Mexico
File:Copa
The Copa Mexico trophy.
Founded 1907
Region  Mexico
Number of teams 69
Current champions Cruz Azul (1997)
Most successful club Asturias (8 titles)

The Copa Mexico was a Mexican football cup competition that existed from 1907 to 1997. It consisted of both professional and amateur stages. It was the first official tournament that included teams from different parts of Mexico, and it was an important and prestigious tournament, especially during its earlier years of existence.

The original purpose of the competition was to determine a national champion, thus distinguishing it from the local league championship. Its format was different from the local leagues as well, as it employed direct elimination and culminated in a final that received much more fanfare than the local leagues. However, the goals of the Copa Mexico were never realized due to a number of factors, including the distances and costs of travel, the timing of the tournament, and the enmity between regional leagues.

Despite early optimism about the Copa Mexico, it lost its prestige over the years as it endured constant changes in format and even being placed on hiatus by the Mexican Football Association, which occurred twice (the first between 1976 and 1988 and the second between 1992 and 1994). After the 1997 edition of the tournament, it was ended permanently.

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Copa Tower (1907-1919)

Year Champion Score Runner-up
1907-08Pachuca
4-0
Reforma AC
1908-09Reforma AC
3-2
México FC
1909-10Reforma AC
3-1
Asturias
1910-11British Club
2-1
España
1911-12Pachuca
4-0
Reforma AC
1912-13Was not played[1]
1913-14México FC
3-0
Asturias
1914-15España
4-2
Asturias
1915-16Rovers
3-1
España
1916-17España
5-1
México FC
1917-18España
3-1
Pachuca
1918-19España
3-0
Asturias

Copa Eliminatoria (1919-1932)

Year Champion Score Runner-up
1919-20Was not played[2]
1920-21México FC
4-2
Pachuca
1921-22Asturias
4-1
España
1922-23Asturias
3-0
España
1923-24Asturias
5-3
Reforma AC
1924-25Necaxa
3-2
Asturias
1925-26Necaxa
4-2
España
1926-32Was not played

Amateur Period (1932-1943)

Year Champion Score Runner-up
1932-33Necaxa
3-1
Germania
1933-34Asturias
4-1
América
1934-35Was not played
1935-36Necaxa
2-1
Asturias
1936-37Asturias
5-3
América
1937-38América
3-1
España
1938-39Asturias
4-3
España
1939-40Asturias
1-0
Necaxa
1940-41Asturias
4-2
Necaxa
1941-42Atlante
3-0
Asturias
1942-43Moctezuma
3-1
América

Professional Period (1943-1997)

Year Champion Score Runner-up Manager
1943-44España
6-2
AtlanteTemplate:Country data MEX Rodolfo Muñoz
1944-45Puebla
6-4
AméricaTemplate:Country data ESP Eduardo Morilla
1945-46Atlas
5-4
AtlanteTemplate:Country data ARG Eduardo Valdatti
1946-47Moctezuma
4-3
OroTemplate:Country data ARG Julio Kaiser
1947-48Veracruz
3-1
GuadalajaraTemplate:Country data ESP Joaquin Urquiaga
1948-49León
3-0
AtlanteTemplate:Country data ARG Jose Maria Casullo
1949-50Atlas
3-1
VeracruzTemplate:Country data ARG Eduardo Valdatti
1950-51Atlante
1-0
GuadalajaraTemplate:Country data MEX Octavio Vial
1951-52Atlante
2-0
PueblaTemplate:Country data ESP Gregorio Blasco
1952-53Puebla
4-1
LeónTemplate:Country data ESP Isidro Langara
1953-54América
1-1
(3-2)1
GuadalajaraTemplate:Country data MEX Octavio Vial
1954-55América
1-0
GuadalajaraTemplate:Country data MEX Octavio Vial
1955-56Toluca
2-1
IrapuatoTemplate:Country data MEX Fernando Marcos
1956-57Zacatepec
2-1
LeónTemplate:Country data MEX Ignacio Trelles
1957-58León
5-2
ZacatepecTemplate:Country data ESP Antonio López Herranz
1958-59Zacatepec
2-1
LeónTemplate:Country data MEX Ignacio Trelles
1959-60Necaxa
2-2
(10-9)1
TampicoTemplate:Country data URU Donald Ross
1960-61Tampico
1-0
TolucaTemplate:Country data MEX Nicolas Palma
1961-62Atlas
3-3
1-0
TampicoTemplate:Country data ARG Jose Carlos Bauer
1962-63Guadalajara
2-1
AtlanteTemplate:Country data MEX Javier De la Torre
1963-64América
1-1
(5-4)1
MonterreyTemplate:Country data ARG Alejandro Scopelli
1964-65América
4-0
MoreliaTemplate:Country data ARG Alejandro Scopelli
1965-66Necaxa
3-3
1-0
LeónTemplate:Country data ARG Miguel Marin*
1966-67León
2-1
GuadalajaraTemplate:Country data ARGLuis Grill
1967-68Atlas
2-1
VeracruzTemplate:Country data ARG Javier Novello
1968-69Cruz Azul
2-1
MonterreyTemplate:Country data MEX Raúl Cardenas
1969-70Guadalajara
3-2
2-1
TorreónTemplate:Country data MEX Javier De la Torre
1970-71León
0-0
(10-9)1
ZacatepecTemplate:Country data MEX Antonio Carbajal
1971-72León
Group2
PueblaTemplate:Country data MEX Antonio Carbajal
1973-74América
2-1
1-1
Cruz AzulTemplate:Country data MEX Jose Antonio Roca
1974-75U.N.A.M.
Group2
U. de GuadalajaraTemplate:Country data HUN Arpad Fekete
1975-76U.A.N.L.
2-0
1-2
AméricaTemplate:Country data PER Claudio Lostanau
1987-88Puebla
0-0
1-13
Cruz AzulTemplate:Country data URU Hugo Fernandez
1988-89Toluca
2-0
1-1
U. de GuadalajaraTemplate:Country data MEX Hector Sanabria
1989-90Puebla F.C.
4-1
0-2
U.A.N.L.Template:Country data MEX Manuel Lapuente
1990-91U de Guadalajara
1-0
0-0
AméricaTemplate:Country data MEX Alberto Guerra
1991-92Monterrey
4-2
Ciudad JuárezTemplate:Country data MEX Miguel Mejia Baron
1994-95Necaxa
2-0
VeracruzTemplate:Country data MEX Manuel Lapuente
1995-96U.A.N.L.
1-1
1-0
AtlasTemplate:Country data MEX Victor Manuel Vucetich
1996-97Cruz Azul
2-0
Toros NezaTemplate:Country data MEX Victor Manuel Vucetich

1: On penalties
2: Group Round (In 1971-72 the 4 teams were León, Puebla, Guadalajara, and Cruz Azul)
3: On away goals

Champions

Amateur Era Champions

CLUB CHAMPION
Asturias 8
España 4
Necaxa 4
Pachuca 2
Reforma AC 2
México FC 2
British Club 1
Rovers 1
América 1
Atlante 1
Moctezuma 1

Professional Era Champions and Runners-up

CLUB CHAMPION RUNNER-UP
León 54
América 53
Puebla 42
Atlas 41
Necaxa 30
Guadalajara 25
Atlante 24
Zacatepec 22
Cruz Azul 22
Toluca 21
U.A.N.L. 21
Veracruz 13
Tampico 12
U de Guadalajara 12
Monterrey 12
España10
Moctezuma10
U.N.A.M.10
Oro01
Irapuato01
Morelia01
Torreón01
Ciudad Juárez01
Toros Neza01

References

  1. Some sources say that the Copa Tower was played in 1912-1913 and the champions were Rovers F. C.
  2. Some sources say that Germania FV won the cup in 1919

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