2009–10 Mexican Primera División season

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Primera División de México
Season 2009–10
Champions Apertura: Monterrey (3rd title)
Bicentenario: Toluca (10th title)
Champions League Monterrey
Toluca
Cruz Azul
Santos Laguna
Copa Libertadores Morelia
InterLiga América
Monterrey
Santos Laguna
Puebla
Atlante
UANL
Estudiantes Tecos
Chiapas
Matches played 176
Goals scored 472 (2.68 per match)
Top goalscorer Apertura: Emanuel Villa (17 goals)
Biggest home win

América 7–2 Toluca (August 30, 2009)
Morelia 5–0 Ciudad Juárez (August 16, 2009)
América 5–0 Estudiantes Tecos (September 13, 2009)
Morelia 5–0 Querétaro (September 27, 2009)


Toluca 5–0 Estudiantes Tecos (April 4, 2010)
Biggest away win Atlas 1–4 Guadalajara(November 7, 2009)

The 2009–10 Primera División de México season is the 63rd professional season of Mexico's top-flight football league, and 13th season in which the Apertura and Clausura system is used. The season is split into two tournaments—the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Bicentenario—each with identical formats and each contested by the same eighteen teams.

Clubs[edit]

Seventeen teams return for this season. Necaxa was relegated the previous season after accumulated the lowest coefficient over the past three season. They were replaced by Querétaro, who was promoted from the Liga de Ascenso.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing
manager
Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Replaced by Date of
appointment
Position in
table
Querétaro Mexico Héctor Medrano Resigned Aug. 23, 2009 Chile Carlos Reinoso Aug. 26, 2009 16th
Guadalajara Mexico Francisco Ramírez Sacked Sep. 12, 2009 Mexico Raúl Arias Sep. 15, 2009 15th
Ciudad Juárez Uruguay Héctor Hugo Eugui Sacked Sep. 28, 2009 Mexico José Treviño Oct. 11, 2009 17th
San Luis Mexico Juan Antonio Luna Resigned Oct. 12, 2009 Argentina Miguel Ángel López 10th
Guadalajara Mexico Raúl Arias Sacked Nov. 3, 2009 Mexico José Luis Real Nov. 3, 2009 14th
Changes during the Bicentenario
Ciudad Juárez Mexico José Treviño Sacked March 1, 2010 TBA TBA 18th

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The 2009 Torneo Apertura was the first tournament of the season. The tournament began on July 24 and ended on December 13. Defending champion UNAM failed to defend their title after missing the playoffs. On December 13, 2009, Monterrey defeated Cruz Azul 6–4 in aggregate score to win their third title. Cruz Azul forward Emanuel Villa won his first golden boot after scoring 17 goals, five more than Héctor Mancilla who won it the two previous tournaments.

Classification Phase[edit]

General table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Toluca 17 11 2 4 32 19 +13 35
2 Cruz Azul 17 11 0 6 35 19 +16 33
3 Morelia 17 10 3 4 31 15 +16 33 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage 1
4 América 17 8 6 3 29 16 +13 30 2010 InterLiga
5 Monterrey 17 9 3 5 27 16 +11 30
6 Santos Laguna 17 7 6 4 29 24 +5 27
7 Puebla 17 6 8 3 19 19 0 26
8 Pachuca 17 7 3 7 24 29 −5 24
9 Atlante 17 7 2 8 18 23 −5 23 2010 InterLiga
10 UANL 17 5 7 5 23 18 +5 22
11 San Luis 17 5 6 6 21 24 −3 21
12 Estudiantes Tecos 17 5 5 7 23 29 −6 20 2010 InterLiga
13 Chiapas 17 5 4 8 17 22 −5 19
14 Guadalajara 17 5 4 8 23 29 −6 19
15 Atlas 17 5 3 9 14 25 −11 18
16 Querétaro 17 5 3 9 17 29 −12 18
17 UNAM 17 4 5 8 16 23 −7 17
18 Ciudad Juárez 17 0 6 11 7 26 −19 6

Updated to games played on November 14, 2009.
Source: FeMexFut
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head score; 5th away goals; 6th draw.
1. The berth to the 2010 Copa Libertadores goes to the highest placed team currently not participating in the 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League. This excludes Toluca, Pachuca, Cruz Azul, or UNAM from qualifying to the Copa Libertadores.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Group standings[edit]

Group 1

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Toluca 17 11 2 4 32 19 +13 35 Advances to the Final Phase
2 San Luis 17 5 6 6 21 24 −3 21
3 Guadalajara 17 5 4 8 23 29 −6 19
4 Atlas 17 5 3 9 14 25 −11 18
5 Querétaro 17 5 3 9 17 29 −12 18
6 Ciudad Juárez 17 0 6 11 7 26 −19 6

Group 2

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Morelia 17 10 3 4 31 15 +16 33 Advances to the Final Phase
2 América 17 8 6 3 29 16 +13 30
3 Monterrey 17 9 3 5 26 16 +10 30 Advances to the Final Phase1
4 Puebla 17 6 8 3 19 19 0 26
5 Pachuca 17 7 3 7 24 29 −5 24
6 Chiapas 17 5 4 8 17 22 −5 19

Group 3

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cruz Azul 17 11 0 6 35 19 +16 33 Advances to the Final Phase
2 Santos Laguna 17 7 6 4 29 24 +5 27
3 Atlante 17 7 2 8 18 23 −5 23
4 UANL 17 5 7 5 23 18 +5 22
5 Estudiantes Tecos 17 5 5 7 23 29 −6 20
6 UNAM 17 4 5 8 16 23 −7 17

Updated to games played on November 15, 2009.
Source: FeMexFut (Spanish)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1. Advanced as the two best teams in general table that is not a group winner or runner-up.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AMÉ ATE ATL CHI CIU CRU EST GUA MON MOR PAC PUE QUE SLU SLA TOL UNL UNM
América 1–0 2–1 1–1 5–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 7–2
Atlante 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–1 3–2 1–0
Atlas 0–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0
Chiapas 1–1 2–3 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–2
Ciudad Juárez 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–1
Cruz Azul 2–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 4–2 1–2
Estudiantes Tecos 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–4 2–1 3–0
Guadalajara 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–3
Monterrey 3–0 3–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0
Morelia 5–0 0–3 3–1 2–0 5–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–0
Pachuca 2–1 4–0 1–0 1–3 1–3 1–2 3–1 1–1
Puebla 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–3 0–2 1–1
Querétaro 0–0 1–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–0
San Luis 1–1 2–1 0–3 4–0 0–3 3–0 0–0 4–2 1–0
Santos Laguna 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–1
Toluca 2–0 4–3 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–0
UANL 1–1 4–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–0
UNAM 3–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 1–2

Updated to games played on November 9, 2009.
Source: FeMexFut
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final Phase[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1  Toluca 0 1 1  
8  San Luis 1 0 1  
  1  Toluca 0 1 1  
  4  Monterrey 2 1 3  
4  América 0 1 1
5  Monterrey 1 1 2  
  2  Monterrey 4 2 6
  1  Cruz Azul 3 1 4
2  Cruz Azul 4 3 7  
7  Puebla 4 2 6  
  2  Cruz Azul 0 2 2
  3  Morelia 0 1 1  
3  Morelia 1 3 4
6  Santos Laguna 2 0 2  
Primera División Profesional
2009 Apertura Champion
Monterrey
3rd Title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Argentina Emanuel Villa Cruz Azul 17
2 Chile Héctor Mancilla Toluca 12
3 Paraguay Salvador Cabañas América 11
Mexico Javier Hernández Guadalajara 11
5 Mexico Rafael Márquez Atlante 9
Argentina Alfredo Moreno San Luis 9
7 Mexico Juan Carlos Cacho Pachuca 7
Mexico Aldo de Nigris Monterrey 7
Colombia Luis Gabriel Rey Morelia 7
Chile Humberto Suazo Monterrey 7

Updated to November 22, 2009
Source: FeMexFut

Awards[edit]

The awards for this tournament were given out in Mexico City on January 17, 2010.[1]

Non-voting awards
Balón de Oro

Torneo Bicentenario[edit]

The 2010 Torneo Bicentenario is the second tournament of the season. The tournament began on January 16 and ended on May 15.

Classification Phase[edit]

General table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Tijuana 17 10 6 1 30 15 +15 36
2 Guadalajara 17 10 2 5 28 21 +7 32
3 Toluca 17 8 6 3 27 15 +12 30
4 UNAM 17 7 7 3 20 10 +10 28
5 Santos Laguna 17 8 4 5 27 25 +2 28
6 América 17 7 4 6 29 20 +9 25
7 Morelia 17 7 4 6 22 13 +9 25
8 Pachuca 17 7 4 6 27 26 +1 25
9 Cruz Azul 17 7 4 6 20 20 0 25
10 Atlas 17 7 3 7 26 23 +3 24
11 Querétaro 17 6 3 8 13 25 −12 21
12 Chiapas 17 4 7 6 22 24 −2 19
13 Puebla 17 5 4 8 28 31 −3 19
14 Estudiantes Tecos 17 5 4 8 26 32 −6 19
15 UANL 17 5 4 8 19 26 −7 19
16 Atlante 17 4 4 9 21 29 −8 16
17 Ciudad Juárez 17 4 3 10 10 29 −19 15
18 San Luis 17 3 5 9 18 29 −11 14

Updated to games played on 19 April 2010.
Source: FeMexFut (Spanish)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head score; 5th away goals; 6th draw.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Group standings[edit]

Group 1

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Guadalajara 17 10 2 5 28 21 +7 32 Advances to the Final Phase
2 Toluca 17 8 6 3 27 15 +12 30
3 Atlas 17 7 3 7 26 23 +3 24
4 Querétaro 17 6 3 8 13 25 −12 21
5 Ciudad Juárez 17 4 3 10 10 29 −19 15
6 San Luis 17 3 5 9 18 28 −10 14

Group 2

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Monterrey 17 10 6 1 30 15 +15 36 Advances to the Final Phase
2 América 17 7 4 6 29 20 +9 25
2 Morelia 17 7 4 6 22 13 +9 25 Advances to the Final Phase1
3 Pachuca 17 7 4 6 27 26 +1 25
5 Chiapas 17 4 7 6 22 24 −2 19
6 Puebla 17 5 4 8 28 31 −3 19

Group 3

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 UNAM 17 7 7 3 20 10 +10 28 Advances to the Final Phase
2 Santos Laguna 17 8 4 5 27 25 +2 28
3 Cruz Azul 17 7 4 6 20 20 0 25
4 Estudiantes Tecos 17 5 4 8 26 32 −6 19
5 UANL 17 5 4 8 19 26 −7 19
6 Atlante 17 4 4 9 21 29 −8 16

Updated to games played on April 25, 2010.
Source: FeMexFut (Spanish)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1. ^ Advanced as the two best teams in general table that are not either a group winner or runner-up.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AMÉ ATE ATL CHI CIU CRU EST GUA MON MOR PAC PUE QUE SLU SLA TOL UNL UNM
América 1–0 2–0 2–2 6–0 5–1 1–0 2–2 0–0
Atlante 2–2 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 1–2
Atlas 1–0 3–3 1–1 7–1 0–1 3–0 0–2 1–1
Chiapas 1–3 1–0 0–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–2
Ciudad Juárez 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0
Cruz Azul 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–2 4–0 0–0
Estudiantes Tecos 1–2 3–2 3–0 4–1 2–1 3–4 2–3 0–0
Guadalajara 1–0 2–0 0–2 3–2 0–3 3–2 2–0 6–2 3–1 0–0
Monterrey 2–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–0
Morelia 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0
Pachuca 5–1 0–2 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–3
Puebla 2–1 3–3 1–2 4–1 1–1 3–5 1–2 1–0 0–1
Querétaro 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–2
San Luis 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 2–3 0–3
Santos Laguna 4–2 1–2 0–3 3–3 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 1–0
Toluca 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–3 5–0 1–1 2–1
UANL 0–1 1–3 0–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 2–2
UNAM 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 0–0

Updated to games played on April 25, 2010.
Source: FeMexFut (Spanish)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final Phase[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
1  Monterrey 0 1 1  
8  Pachuca 1 2 3  
  3  Toluca 2 1 3  
  8  Pachuca 2 0 2  
3  Toluca 2 2 4
6  América 2 0 2  
  3  Toluca 2 0 2 (4)
  5  Santos Laguna 2 0 2 (3)
4  UNAM 0 1 1  
5  Santos Laguna 2 0 2  
  5  Santos Laguna 3 7 10
  7  Morelia 3 1 4  
2  Guadalajara 2 0 2
7  Morelia 4 1 5  
Primera División de México
Bicentenario 2010 Champion
Toluca
10th Title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Mexico Javier Hernández Guadalajara 10
Peru Johan Fano Atlante 10
United States Herculez Gomez Puebla 10
4 Colombia Jackson Martínez Jaguares 9
5 Chile Héctor Mancilla Toluca 8
6 Mexico Miguel Sabah Morelia 7
Mexico Ángel Reyna America 7
Mexico Abraham Darío Carreño Monterrey 7
Mexico Miguel Zepeda Atlas 7
Paraguay Fredy Bareiro Estudiantes Tecos 7

Updated to April 25, 2010
Source: FeMexFut

Relegation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Balones de Oro del A2009... Monterrey y Cruz Azul Arrasan". Mediotiempo. 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 

External links[edit]