2009 Primera División de México Clausura

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Mexican Primera División
Season 2008−2009
Champions UNAM (6th title)
Relegated Necaxa
Champions League UNAM (Group stage)
Pachuca (Preliminary Round)
Copa Sudamericana Monterrey
Puebla
SuperLiga San Luis
Santos Laguna
U.A.N.L.
Atlas
Matches played 153
Goals scored 421 (2.75 per match)
Top goalscorer Chile Héctor Mancilla (14)
Biggest home win Guadalajara 5–0 Pachuca (February 28, 2009)
Biggest away win Atlas 0–5 Pachuca (May 9, 2009)

The 2009 Primera División Clausura was the second football tournament of the Mexican Primera División 2008−2009 season. The tournament began on January 16, 2009 and ended on May 31, 2009. Necaxa was relegated to the Primera División A after being in last place of the relegation table. On May 31, 2009 UNAM defeated Pachuca 3–2 on aggregate to win their sixth title. Toluca forward Héctor Mancilla won his second consecutive golden boot after scoring 14 goals, only one ahead of América forward Salvador Cabañas.

Club information[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Club Owner President Manager
América Televisa Mexico Michel Bauer Mexico Jesús Ramírez
Atlante Grupo Pegaso Paraguay Miguel Couchonal Mexico José Cruz
Atlas Atlas A.C. Mexico Fernando Acosta Argentina Ricardo La Volpe
Chiapas State of Chiapas Mexico Antonio Castañón Mexico Luis Fernando Tena
Ciudad Juárez YVASA Mexico Francisco Ibarra Uruguay Héctor Eugui
Cruz Azul Cemento Cruz Azul Mexico Guillermo Álvarez Mexico Benjamín Galindo
Guadalajara Jorge Vergara Mexico Jorge Vergara Mexico Francisco Ramírez
Monterrey FEMSA Mexico Jorge Urdiales Mexico Víctor Vucetich
Morelia TV Azteca Mexico Álvaro Dávila Mexico Tomás Boy
Necaxa Televisa Mexico Roberto Muñoz Mexico Raúl Arias
Pachuca Jesús Martínez Mexico Jesús Martínez Mexico Enrique Meza
Puebla Francisco Bernat Mexico Ricardo Mezher Mexico José Sánchez
San Luis Televisa Mexico Eduardo del Villar Argentina Américo Scatolaro
Santos Laguna Grupo Modelo Mexico Alejandro Irarragorri Mexico Sergio Bueno
Toluca Valentín Diez Mexico Fernando Corona Mexico José de la Torre
UAG UAG Mexico José Leaño Mexico Miguel Herrera
UANL CEMEX Mexico Enrique Borja Argentina José Pekerman
UNAM UNAM Mexico Víctor Mahbub Brazil Ricardo Ferretti

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing
manager
Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Replaced by Date of
appointment
Position in
table
Atlas Argentina Darío Franco Resigned Jan. 26, 2009 Argentina Ricardo La Volpe Jan. 28, 2009 17th
América Argentina Ramón Díaz Sacked Feb. 10, 2009 Mexico Jesús Ramírez Feb. 11, 2009 12th
Morelia Mexico Luis Fernando Tena Sacked Feb. 20, 2009 Mexico Tomás Boy Feb. 20, 2009 11th
UANL Mexico Manuel Lapuente Sacked Feb. 22, 2009 Argentina José Pekerman Feb. 23, 2009 17th
Guadalajara Mexico Efraín Flores Sacked Mar. 23, 2009 Mexico Omar Arellano Mar. 30, 2009 12th
Santos Laguna Mexico Daniel Guzmán Sacked Mar. 24, 2009 Mexico Sergio Bueno Mar. 25, 2009 14th
Guadalajara Mexico Omar Arellano Resigned Apr. 16, 2009 Mexico Francisco Ramírez Apr. 16, 2009 9th
Cruz Azul Mexico Benjamín Galindo Sacked May. 4, 2009 Uruguay Robert Siboldi May. 5, 2009 18th

Classification Phase[edit]

General table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Pachuca 17 11 3 3 42 23 +19 36
2 Toluca 17 10 6 1 34 19 +15 36
3 UNAM 17 8 4 5 23 17 +6 28
4 Monterrey 17 7 5 5 28 22 +6 26
5 Puebla 17 7 5 5 21 24 −3 26
6 UAG 17 6 7 4 21 17 +4 25
7 Ciudad Juárez 17 5 8 4 21 22 −1 23
8 América 17 6 5 6 25 27 −2 23
9 Santos Laguna 17 5 7 5 25 20 +5 22
10 Morelia 17 5 7 5 19 20 −1 22
11 Guadalajara 17 5 6 6 21 20 +1 21
12 Chiapas 17 5 6 6 22 24 −2 21
13 Atlas 17 5 6 6 22 29 −7 21
14 Atlante 17 3 8 6 18 21 −3 17
15 San Luis 17 4 5 8 21 27 −6 17
16 UANL 17 2 8 7 15 26 −11 14
17 Necaxa 17 3 5 9 17 30 −13 14
18 Cruz Azul 17 2 7 8 26 33 −7 13

Source: FeMexFut
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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
1 Pachuca 17 11 3 3 42 23 +19 36
2 Monterrey 17 7 5 5 28 22 +6 26
3 Puebla 17 7 5 5 21 24 −3 26
4 Ciudad Juárez 17 5 8 4 21 22 −1 23
5 Santos Laguna 17 5 7 5 25 20 +5 22
6 Atlante 17 3 8 6 18 21 −3 17

Group 2

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 UNAM 17 8 4 5 23 17 +6 28
2 UAG 17 6 7 4 21 17 +4 25
3 América 17 6 5 6 25 27 −2 23
4 Morelia 17 5 7 5 19 20 −1 22
5 Guadalajara 17 5 6 6 21 20 +1 21
6 Cruz Azul 17 2 7 8 26 33 −7 13

Group 3

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Toluca 17 10 6 1 34 19 +15 36
2 Chiapas 17 5 6 6 22 24 −2 21
3 Atlas 17 5 6 6 22 29 −7 21
4 San Luis 17 4 5 8 21 27 −6 17
5 UANL 17 2 8 7 15 26 −11 14
6 Necaxa 17 3 5 9 17 30 −13 14

Updated to games played on May 3, 2009.
Source: FeMexFut
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

Advances to the Final Phase as the two-best teams in their group.
Advances to the Final Phase as the two-highest teams in the general table not already advanced by the above method.

Results[edit]

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

Updated to games played on 10 May 2009.
Source: FeMexFut
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Final Phase[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1  Pachuca 3 2 5  
8  Jaguares 1 0 1  
  1  Pachuca 2 2 4  
  7  Ciudad Juárez 0 3 3  
2  Toluca 0 0 0
7  Ciudad Juárez 1 0 1  
  1  Pachuca 0 2 2
  3  UNAM 1 2 3
3  UNAM 0 3 3  
6  UAG 2 0 2  
  3  UNAM 2 1 3
  5  Puebla 1 2 3  
4  Monterrey 1 2 3
5  Puebla 3 2 5  

Awards[edit]

Award Player Team
MVP Argentina Christian Giménez Pachuca
Best Manager Brazil Ricardo Ferretti UNAM
Best Goalkeeper Mexico Jose de Jesus Corona UAG
Best Wingback Mexico Mario Méndez Toluca
Best Centre back Paraguay Paulo da Silva Toluca
Best Defensive Midfielder Mexico Israel Castro UNAM
Best Offensive Midfielder Argentina Christian Giménez Pachuca
Best Forward Chile Héctor Mancilla Toluca
Best Rookie Mexico Jorge Gastelum Morelia
Golden Boot Chile Héctor Mancilla Toluca
Source:Medio Tiempo

Top-ten goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Chile Héctor Mancilla Toluca 14
2 Paraguay Salvador Cabañas Club América 13
3 Mexico Miguel Sabah Morelia 11
4 Chile Humberto Suazo Monterrey 9
Argentina Christian Giménez Pachuca 9
6 Panama Blas Pérez Pachuca 8
7 Uruguay Alvaro González Puebla 7
Argentina Alfredo Moreno Necaxa 7
Ecuador Christian Benítez Santos Laguna 7
Brazil Danilinho Jaguares 7
Source: FeMexFut

Relegation table[edit]

Relegation is determined by a quotient of the total points earned in the Primera División divided by the total amount of games played over the past three seasons of the Primera División (for clubs that have not been the Primera División all three season, the last consecutive seasons of participation are taken into account). The club with the lowest quotient is relegated to the Primera División A for the next season.

P Club Total Points Total Games Quotient
1 Toluca 170 102 1.6667
2 Pachuca 168 102 1.6471
3 Guadalajara 167 102 1.6373
4 Cruz Azul 153 102 1.5000
5 San Luis 152 102 1.4902
6 UNAM 147 102 1.4412
7 Santos Laguna 146 102 1.4314
8 América 140 102 1.3725
9 Atlante 138 102 1.3529
10 Morelia 131 102 1.2843
11 Atlas 130 102 1.2745
12 Monterrey 129 102 1.2647
13 Ciudad Juárez 42 34 1.2353
14 Chiapas 125 102 1.2255
15 UAG 122 102 1.1961
16 Puebla 79 68 1.1618
17 UANL 112 102 1.0980
18 Necaxa 110 102 1.0784
Source: FeMexFut; Updated as of: May 3, 2009
Relegated to Primera División A

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