Ascenso MX

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Ascenso MX
Ascenso MX.png
Country Mexico
Founded 1994
Number of teams 15
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Liga MX
Relegation to Segunda División de México
Domestic cup(s) Copa MX
Current champions UDG (1st Title)
(Apertura 2013)
Most championships León
Irapuato
(4 titles)
TV partners TVC Deportes
AYM Sports
TV Azteca
SKY México
Website Official site
2013-2014

Ascenso MX (Promotion League) is the second professional level of the Mexican football league system.[1] The champion of the competition is promoted to Liga MX (top-flight division). The bottom team gets relegated to Segunda División de México (the third tier).

Formerly known as Primera División A (First Division A) the league changed its name and competition format in 2009 to Liga de Ascenso. It was rebranded as Ascenso MX in 2012. The main changes are that clubs now do not need a FMF certification to get promoted and that the competition doesn't use group stages.

History[edit]

In 1994, in order to create a premier league, the Mexican Football Federation decided to upgrade the Second Division to "Primera División A" (First Division A) to bring closer together the level of play in the two tiers, Primera and Primera A. The project was under the direction of José Antonio García Rodríguez, president of the top-tier Primera Division at the time. He envisioned the new division to be joined by the best teams of the Segunda and include teams from the United States (Los Angeles Salsa and San Jose Black Hawks expressed desire to join). Upon review, FIFA did not authorize such integration. As a result the new league was created instead with the best Second Division teams. The 1994-1995 season began with 15 teams: Acapulco, Gallos de Aguascalientes, Club Celaya, Irapuato FC, C.F. La Piedad, Club Deportivo Marte, C.F. Pachuca, Atlético San Francisco, San Luis F.C., Lagartos de Tabasco, Coras de Tepic, Inter de Tijuana, Halcones de Querétaro, Venados de Yucatán and Zacatepec. Cobras de Ciudad Juárez, which would have been the sixteenth team, declined to participate due to financial problems.

During the 2006 tournament it was decided to increase the number of teams from 20 to 24 and it was also decided to form two groups, A and B divided by geographical areas.

In 2009 major changes occurred the most prominent being the name change from Primera Division A to Liga de Ascenso. The league was reduced to 17 teams and eliminated the groups. Starting with the Apertura 2010 season 18 teams participated. In 2012 the league was rebranded as Ascenso MX. The Guerreros de Oaxaca will be the 16th team of Ascenso MX starting 2013-2014 season. The Guerreros will be composed of the former Segunda Division team Tecamachalco which had won ascendency into Ascenso MX in 2012, but did not fulfill infrastructural requirements set by Mexican Football Federation. Zacatepec will also be promoted to the Ascenso MX taking the spot of Pumas Morelos in August 2013.[2]

Current Teams[edit]

The following 15 clubs will compete in Ascenso MX during the 2013-2014 season:[3]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Altamira Altamira Altamira 13,500
Atlético San Luis San Luis Potosi Alfonso Lastras 30,000
Ballenas Galeana Cuernavaca Centenario 15,237
BUAP Puebla Olímpico de C.U. 21,750
Celaya Celaya Miguel Alemán 33,340
Cruz Azul Hidalgo Ciudad Cooperativa Cruz Azul 10 de Diciembre 17,000
Delfines Ciudad del Carmen Unidad Deportiva Campus II 15,100
Estudiantes Zapopan Tres de Marzo 25,000
Mérida Mérida Carlos Iturralde 18,000
Necaxa Aguascalientes Victoria 25,494
Oaxaca Oaxaca Benito Juárez 10,000
Sinaloa Culiacán Banorte 23,000
UDG Guadalajara Jalisco 63,713
UAT Ciudad Victoria Marte R. Gómez 18,000
Zacatepec 1948 Cuernavaca Centenario 15,237

Titles By Club[edit]

Club Winners Winning Seasons
Irapuato†† 4 Invierno 1999, Verano 2000, Apertura 2002, Clausura 2011
León 4 Verano 2003, Clausura 2004, Clausura 2008, Clausura 2012
Querétaro 3 Clausura 2005, Clausura 2006, Apertura 2008
La Piedad†† 2 Verano 2001, Apertura 2012
Necaxa 2 Apertura 2009, Clausura 2010
Dorados 2 Apertura 2003, Clausura 2007
Puebla 2 Apertura 2005, Apertura 2006
Tigres UANL 2 Invierno 1996, Verano 1997
Pachuca 2 1995-96, Invierno 1997
UDG 1 Apertura 2013
Neza†† 1 Clausura 2013
Correcaminos 1 Apertura 2011
Tijuana 1 Apertura 2010
Mérida 1 Clausura 2009
Indios de Ciudad Juárez††† 1 Apertura 2007
Veracruz 1 Invierno 2001
Gallos de Aguascalientes††† 1 Invierno 2000
Unión de Curtidores†† 1 Verano 1999
Tigres B††† 1 Verano 1998
Venados de Yucatán††† 1 Invierno 1998
Atlético Celaya††† 1 1994-1995

† Teams in the First Division †† Teams in the Second Division ††† Defunct

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up Promoted
1994-1995 Atlético Celaya CF Pachuca Atlético Celaya
1995-1996 CF Pachuca Hermosillo CF Pachuca
Invierno 1996 Tigres UANL Atlético Hidalgo
Verano 1997 Tigres UANL Correcaminos UAT Tigres UANL
Invierno 1997 CF Pachuca Real Sociedad de Zacatecas
Verano 1998 Tigrillos Zacatepec CF Pachuca
Invierno 1998 Venados de Yucatán Chivas Tijuana
Verano 1999 Venados de Yucatán Cruz Azul Hidalgo Venados de Yucatán
Invierno 1999 CD Irapuato Zacatepec
Verano 2000 CD Irapuato Cruz Azul Hidalgo CD Irapuato
Invierno 2000 Gallos de Aguascalientes CF La Piedad
Verano 2001 CF La Piedad Toros Neza CF La Piedad
Invierno 2001 Veracruz Real San Luis
Verano 2002 Real San Luis Tigrillos Saltillo Real San Luis
Apertura 2002 CD Irapuato CF La Piedad
Clausura 2003 Club León CD Tapatio CD Irapuato
Apertura 2003 Dorados de Sinaloa Cobras de Ciudad Juárez
Clausura 2004 Club León Dorados de Sinaloa Dorados de Sinaloa
Apertura 2004 Club San Luis Atlético Mexiquense
Clausura 2005 Querétaro FC Club León Club San Luis
Apertura 2005 Puebla FC Cruz Azul Oaxaca
Clausura 2006 Querétaro FC Indios de Ciudad Juárez Querétaro FC
Apertura 2006 Puebla FC Salamanca FC
Clausura 2007 Dorados de Sinaloa Club León Puebla FC
Apertura 2007 Indios de Ciudad Juárez Dorados de Sinaloa
Clausura 2008 Club León Dorados de Sinaloa Indios de Ciudad Juárez
Apertura 2008 Querétaro FC Irapuato FC
Clausura 2009 Mérida FC Club Tijuana Querétaro FC
Apertura 2009 Necaxa Deportivo Irapuato
Bicentenario 2010 Necaxa Club León Necaxa
Apertura 2010 Club Tijuana Veracruz
Clausura 2011 Deportivo Irapuato Club Tijuana Club Tijuana
Apertura 2011 Correcaminos UAT La Piedad
Clausura 2012 Club Leon Lobos de la BUAP Club Leon
Apertura 2012 CF La Piedad Dorados de Sinaloa
Clausura 2013 Toros Neza Necaxa Veracruz
Apertura 2013 Leones Negros Necaxa
Clausura 2014

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Club Promotions Relegations
Zacatepec 5 (1950–51, 1962–63, 1969–70, 1977–78, 1983–84) 5 (1961–62, 1965–66, 1976–77, 1982–83, 1984–85)
Pachuca 4 (1966–67, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1997–98) 3 (1972–73, 1992–93, 1996–97)
Querétaro 4 (México 86,1989–90,2005–06,2009–10) 3 (1993–94, 2006–07, 2012–13)
Irapuato 4 (1953–54, 1984–85, 1999-2000*, 2002–03) 2 (1971–72, 1990–91)
San Luis 4 (1970–71, 1975–76, 2001–02, 2004-2005) 3 (1973-/74,1988–89,2002–03)
Atlas 3 (1954–55, 1971–72, 1978–79) 3 (1953–54, 1970–71, 1977–78)
Veracruz 2 (1963–64, 2001–02) 4 (1951–52, 1978–79, 1997–98, 2007–08)
Zamora 2 (1954–55, 1956–57) 2 (1955–56, 1959–60)
Tampico 2 (1964–65, 1972–73) 2 (1966–67, 1974–75)
Atlante 2 (1976–77, 1990–91) 2 (1975–76, 1989–90)
Curtidores 3 (1982–83, 1998-99*) 2 (1980–81, 1983–84)
Monterrey 3 (1955–56,1959–60) 1 (1956–57)
Puebla 3 (1969–70,1998–99, 2006–07) 2 (1998–99, 2004–05)
Morelia 2 (1956–57, 1980–81) 1 (1967–68)
Tigres UANL 2 (1973–74, 1996–97) 1 (1995–96)
León 2 (1989–90, 2012–2013) 2 (1986–87,2001–02)
La Piedad 2 (Ver 2001*) (2012–2013) 1 (---)
Correcaminos UAT 1 (1986–87) 1 (1994–95)
Ciudad Juárez 1 (2007–08) 1 (2009–10)
Toros Neza 1 (1988–89) 1 (1999–2000)
Estudiantes Tecos 1 (1974–75) 1 (2011–2012)
Tijuana 1 (2011–12) 0
Oro 0 1 (1979–80)

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