ONEFA

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National Student Organization of American Football
Aztec bowl.jpg
The National Anthem of Mexico being played by the Mexican Team before a match
Sport American football
Founded 1978
CEO Juan Manuel Rivera[1]
Inaugural season 1978
No. of teams 17 (Major League)
Country  Mexico
Continent North America
Most recent champion(s) Big 8: UANL
National: UAEM
TV partner(s) Once TV México
TVC Deportes
Multimedios Television
Related competitions Aztec Bowl
IFAF World Cup
Official website www.onefa.org

The Organización Nacional Estudiantil de Futbol Americano (English: National Student Organization of American Football), usually known by the acronym ONEFA, is the major college football league in Mexico.

American football has been played in Mexico since the early 1920s in different colleges and universities, mainly in Mexico City. In 1928 the first professional championship was played, organized by Jorge Braniff. From the 1920s to the 1970s more universities and colleges joined the championship, and four categories, called fuerzas were created. The First Fuerza became the National League in 1970, and in 1978 it was reorganized under the name ONEFA.

In 2010 a breakaway league, CONADEIP, was formed by the Monterrey Tech system and two other private universities. Currently 23 teams participate.

The universities that originally participated in the ONEFA were Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua and Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro.

Today the ONEFA is divided into four categories: Liga Mayor, Liga Intermedia, Liga Juvenil (two categories), and "Liga Infantil" (seven categories). The most important one is the Liga Mayor (Major League), whose championships are organized into two conferences: the Big 8 Conference, and the National Conference. The champion of the National Conference is promoted to the Big 8 Conference taking the spot of the team in last place which is relegated to the National Conference.

Teams[edit]

The following teams are members of Liga Mayor. Liga Mayor has 2 conferences: the Big 8 Conference, and the National Conference.

Enrollment numbers represent all campuses of each university.

The Big 8 Conference (Conferencia de los Ocho Grandes)
Institution - Campus Location Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Stadium Capacity
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Nuevo León Public 129,300 Auténticos Tigres UANL (Tigers) Estadio Gaspar Mass 13,500
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - C.U. Mexico City Public 314,500 Pumas CU UNAM (Cougars) Estadio Olímpico Universitario 70,500
Instituto Politécnico Nacional - Santo Tomás Mexico City Public 166,738 Águilas Blancas IPN (White Eagles) Estadio José Ortega Martínez 3,700
Instituto Politécnico Nacional - Zacatenco Mexico City Public 166,738 Burros Blancos IPN (White Donkeys) Estadio José Ortega Martínez 3,700
Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua Chihuahua Public 25,300 Águilas UACH (Eagles) Estadio Olímpico de la UACH 22,000
Universidad del Tepeyac Mexico City Private Frailes UT (Friars) Estadio Perros Negros 4,000
Cuerpo de Guardias Presidenciales Mexico City Public Centinelas CGP (Sentinels) Estadio General Joaquín Amaro 6,500
Universidad del Valle de México - Lomas Verdes State of Mexico Private 80,000 Linces UVM Lomas Verdes (Lynxes) Estadio José Ortega Martínez 3,700
The National Conference (Conferencia Nacional)
Institution - Campus Location Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Stadium Capacity
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México State of Mexico Public 84,600 Potros Salvajes UAEM (Wild Colts) Estadio Universitario Alberto Chivo Cordova 32,000
Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila - Saltillo Coahuila Public 30,000 Lobos UAdeC (Wolves) Jorge Castro 4,000
Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas - Ciudad Victoria Tamaulipas Public 41,400 Correcaminos UAT Victoria (Roadrunners) Eugenio A. Porras 12,000
Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas - Reynosa Tamaulipas Public 41,400 Correcaminos UAT Reynosa (Roadrunners) José Leal 1,500
Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo State of Mexico Public 3,750 Toros Salvajes UACh (Wild Bulls) Estadio P. R. Tapia 4,000
Universidad Ibero-Americana de Chiapas Chiapas Bengalíes UNIB (Bengals) Estadio Samuel León Brindis 2,500
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - Acatlán State of Mexico Public 314,500 Pumas Acatlán UNAM (Cougars) FES Acatlán
Universidad Veracruzana Veracruz Public 73,200 Halcones UV (Hawks) Unidad Deportiva UV 4,000
Universidad Anáhuac Cancún Quintana Roo Private Leones UACAN (Lions) Coliseo Maya 5,000

National champions[2][3][edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score Head Coach Conference
1978 Cóndores UNAM Águilas Blancas IPN 23-14 Diego García Miravete
1979 Cóndores UNAM Águilas Blancas IPN 28-16 Diego García Miravete
1980 Cóndores UNAM Águilas Blancas IPN 28-26 Diego García Miravete
1981 Águilas Blancas IPN Águilas Reales UNAM 39-21 Jacinto Licea Mendoza
1982 Águilas Blancas IPN Cóndores UNAM 16-8 Jacinto Licea Mendoza
1983 Cóndores UNAM Águilas Blancas IPN 23-3 Diego García Miravete
1984 Cóndores UNAM Águilas Blancas IPN 40-29 Diego García Miravete
1985 Cóndores UNAM Pieles Rojas IPN 31-0 Diego García Miravete
1986 Cóndores UNAM Diego García Miravete
1987 Osos Acatlán UNAM Cóndores UNAM 17-10 Arturo Alonso Escobar
1988 Águilas Blancas IPN Cóndores UNAM 38-6 Jacinto Licea Mendoza
1989 Pieles Rojas IPN Águilas Blancas IPN 14-6 Manuel Rodero Garduño
1990 Cóndores UNAM Águilas Blancas IPN 16-3 Diego García Miravete
1991 Cóndores UNAM Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY 41-16 Diego García Miravete
1992 Águilas Blancas IPN Centinelas CGP 17-13 Jacinto Licea Mendoza
1993 Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY Águilas Blancas IPN 20-13 Frank González
1994 Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY Aztecas UDLA 17-10 Frank González
1995 Aztecas UDLA Cóndores UNAM 43-13 Leonardo Luján
1996 Aztecas UDLA Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY 6-3 Leonardo Luján
1997 Aztecas UDLA Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY 21-11 Leonardo Luján
1998 Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY Aztecas UDLA 20-17 Frank González
1999 Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY Aztecas UDLA 38-25 Frank González
2000 Borregos Salvajes ITESM CEM Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY 38-28 Rafael Duk Delgado
2001 Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY Auténticos Tigres UANL 20-12 Frank González
2002 Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY Auténticos Tigres UANL 34-7 Frank González
2003 Borregos Salvajes ITESM CEM Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY 38-36 Enrique Borda
2004 Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY Borregos Salvajes ITESM CEM 45-22 Frank González
2005 Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY Auténticos Tigres UANL 14-10 Frank González
2006 Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY Aztecas UDLA 43-34 Frank González
2007 Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY Borregos Salvajes ITESM CEM 36-14 Frank González
2008 Pumas CU UNAM Águilas Blancas IPN 17-0 Raúl Rivera Central Conference
2008 Borregos Salvajes ITESM MTY Auténticos Tigres UANL 41-28 Frank González Big 12 Conference
2009 Lobos UAdeC Águilas UACH 34-21 Fernando Bravo North Conference
2009 Auténticos Tigres UANL Pumas CU UNAM 42-21 Pedro Morales Central Conference
2009 Leones UACAN Potros Salvajes UAEM 20-19 Marco Martos South Conference
2010 Águilas UACH Linces UVM Guadalajara 37-22 Carlos Altamirano North Conference
2010 Pumas CU UNAM Auténticos Tigres UANL 31-21 Raul Rivera Central Conference
2010 Potros Salvajes UAEM Leones UACAN 23-20 Carmelo Velazquez South Conference
2011 Linces UVM Guadalajara Águilas UACH 35-28 Enrique Villanueva North Conference
2011 Auténticos Tigres UANL Pumas CU UNAM 16-15 Pedro Morales Central Conference
2011 Centinelas CGP Pumas Acatlán UNAM 28-14 Jorge Joaquín Juárez South Conference
2012 Auténticos Tigres UANL Pumas CU UNAM 34-20 Pedro Morales Big 8 Conference
2012 Potros Salvajes UAEM Pumas Acatlán UNAM 40-28 (SE) Carmelo Velazquez National Conference
2013 Pumas CU UNAM Auténticos Tigres UANL 28-16 Raul Rivera Big 8 Conference
2013 Pumas Acatlán UNAM Lobos UAdeC 45-38 Enrique Zapata National Conference
  •      Year with one national champion (Big 12 Conference), Central Conference which was not the top level, was recognized as national champion.
  •      Year with two national champions, one champion for the top level Conference (Big 8 Conference) and other for the National Conference.
  •      Years with one National Champion (Central Conference) and the other Conferences recognized as national champions although they were not the top level.
  • † Defunct conference

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sportimes.com.mx. "Juan Manuel Rivera, nuevo titular de la ONEFA" (in Spanish). Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ tackleo.com. "Campeones Nacionales" (in Spanish). Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Pausa de los Dos Minutos. "Historia: Campeones Nacionales de la ONEFA" (in Spanish). Retrieved November 27, 2010. 

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