1996–97 Mexican Primera División season

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Liga MX
Season 1996-97
Champions Inverno 1996: Santos Laguna (1st Title)
Verano 1997:Guadalajara (10th Title)
Relegated Pachuca

Torneo Invierno 1996[edit]

Primera División de México (Mexican First Division) Invierno 1996 is a Mexican football tournament - one of two short tournaments that take up the entire year to determine the champion(s) of Mexican football. It began on Friday, August 9, 1996, and ran until November 24, when the regular season ended. In the final Santos defeated Necaxa and became champions for the 1st time.

Final Standings (groups)[edit]

Grupo 1

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Atlante.svg Atlante 17 12 2 3 30 11 +19 38
2. 600px Bianco con diagonale Azzurro.png Puebla 17 9 4 4 32 22 +10 31
3. 600px Rosso e Bianco.png Neza 17 8 0 9 30 36 -6 24
4. Cruz Azul.svg Cruz Azul 17 5 5 7 26 26 0 20
5. 600px Rosso con V Bianca.png Veracruz 17 4 6 7 14 21 -7 18

Grupo 2

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. 600px Rosso e Bianco (strisce).png Necaxa 17 8 5 4 24 19 +5 29
2. Leon.svg León 17 5 8 4 24 19 +5 23
3. Club América flag.svg América 17 4 5 8 24 27 -3 17
4. 600px Bianco e Blu a Strisce.png Pachuca 17 3 6 3 25 36 -11 15
5. Monarcas.svg Morelia 17 3 3 11 20 31 -11 12

Grupo 3

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Guadalajara.svg Guadalajara 17 9 4 4 33 19 +14 31
2. Deportivo Toluca.png Toluca 17 9 3 5 26 15 +11 30
3. Atlas.svg Atlas 17 6 8 3 28 26 +2 26
4. Pumas.svg UNAM 17 4 6 7 23 27 -4 18

Grupo 4

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Santos.svg Santos Laguna 17 10 4 3 21 15 +6 34
2. Monterrey.svg Monterrey 17 5 4 8 15 21 -6 19
3. Estudiantes Tecos.png Tecos 17 5 3 9 20 30 -10 18
4. 600px Bianco e Blu (V sul petto).png Celaya 17 5 2 10 19 33 -14 17
Teams directly qualified to the Liguilla
Teams qualified for the Repechaje

Final Standings (general)[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Atlante 17 12 2 3 30 11 +19 38
2. Santos Laguna 17 10 4 3 21 15 +6 34
3. Guadalajara 17 9 4 4 33 19 +14 31
4. Puebla 17 9 4 4 32 22 +10 31
5. Toluca 17 9 3 5 26 15 +11 30
6. Necaxa 17 8 5 4 24 19 +5 29
7. Atlas 17 6 8 3 28 26 +2 26
8. Neza 17 8 0 9 30 36 -6 24
9. León 17 5 8 4 24 19 +5 23
10. Cruz Azul 17 5 5 7 26 26 0 20
11. Monterrey 17 5 4 8 15 21 -6 19
12. UNAM 17 4 6 7 23 27 -4 18
13. Veracruz 17 4 6 7 14 21 -7 18
14. Tecos 17 5 3 9 20 30 -10 18
15. América 17 4 5 8 24 27 -3 17
16. Celaya 17 5 2 10 19 33 -14 17
17. Pachuca 17 3 6 8 25 36 -11 15
18. Morelia 17 3 3 11 20 31 -11 12

Top scorers[edit]

Goals scored throughout the entire tournament including Repechaje, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals.

Pos. Nat. Player Team Goals
1 Mexico Jared Borgetti Santos Laguna 16
Spain Carlos Muñoz Puebla 16
3 Brazil Nidelson Silva de Melo Neza 15
4 Mexico Gabriel García Guadalajara 13
Mexico Carlos Hermosillo Cruz Azul 13
Argentina Oscar Lorenzo Sáez Pachuca 13
7 Mexico Luis Roberto Alves Atlante 10
8 Mexico Alberto García Aspe Necaxa 9
Brazil Milton Queiroz Leon 9
10 Mexico Daniel Guzmán Puebla 8
Mexico Luis García America 8
Chile Marco Antonio Figueroa Morelia 8
Argentina Cristian Domizzi Pumas 8
Argentina Antonio Mohamed Neza 8

Playoffs[edit]

Repechaje   Qualifiers
9  Léon 1 1 2  
8  Neza 2 2 4     8  Neza
11  Monterrey 1 2 3   7  Atlas
7  Atlas 5 1 6  
  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  5  Toluca 1 0 1  
4  Puebla 2 0 2  
  2  Santos Laguna 2 3 5  
  8  Neza 0 2 2  
8  Neza 4 5 9
  1  Atlante 0 2 2  
    2  Santos Laguna 0 4 4
  6  Necaxa 1 2 3
  7  Atlas 1 1 2  
2  Santos Laguna 1 3 4  
  4  Puebla 2 1 3
  6  Necaxa 3 4 7  
6  Necaxa 2 1 3
  3  Guadalajara 0 2 2  
Invierno 1996 winners:
Santos Laguna
1st Title

Torneo Verano 1997[edit]

Primera División de México (Mexican First Division) Verano 1997 is a Mexican football tournament - one of two short tournaments that take up the entire year to determine the champion(s) of Mexican football. It began on Saturday, January 11, 1997, and ran until May 4, when the regular season ended. In the final Guadalajara defeated Toros Neza and became champions for the 10th time.

Final Standings (groups)[edit]

Group 1

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. 600px Rosso e Bianco.png Neza 17 9 3 5 40 32 +8 30
2. Atlante.svg Atlante 17 8 4 5 23 19 +4 28
3. Cruz Azul.svg Cruz Azul 17 7 4 6 21 24 -3 25
4. 600px Bianco con diagonale Azzurro.png Puebla 17 4 8 5 15 18 -3 20
5. 600px Rosso con V Bianca.png Veracruz 17 2 4 11 17 31 -14 10

Group 2

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Club América flag.svg América 17 11 4 2 27 12 +15 37
2. 600px Rosso e Bianco (strisce).png Necaxa 17 8 4 5 33 20 +13 28
3. Monarcas.svg Morelia 17 6 7 4 26 23 +3 25
4. Leon.svg León 17 5 8 4 21 18 +3 23
5. 600px Bianco e Blu a Strisce.png Pachuca 17 5 2 10 24 32 -8 17

Group 3

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Guadalajara.svg Guadalajara 17 9 7 1 27 16 +11 34
2. Pumas.svg UNAM 17 8 3 6 25 26 -1 27
3. Deportivo Toluca.png Toluca 17 5 6 6 26 21 +5 21
4. Atlas.svg Atlas 17 4 4 9 23 36 -13 16

Group 4

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Santos.svg Santos Laguna 17 8 2 7 27 28 -1 26
2. Estudiantes Tecos.png Tecos 17 5 5 7 26 24 +2 20
3. Monterrey.svg Monterrey 17 5 3 9 25 38 -13 18
4. 600px Bianco e Blu (V sul petto).png Celaya 17 2 6 9 20 28 -8 12
Teams directly qualified to the Liguilla
Teams qualified for the Repechaje

Final Standings (general)[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. América 17 11 4 2 27 12 +15 37
2. Guadalajara 17 9 7 1 27 16 +11 34
3. Neza 17 9 3 5 40 32 +8 30
4. Necaxa 17 8 4 5 33 20 +13 28
5. Atlante 17 8 4 5 23 19 +3 28
6. UNAM 17 8 3 6 25 26 -1 27
7. Santos Laguna 17 8 2 7 27 28 -1 26
8. Morelia 17 6 7 4 26 23 +3 25
9. Cruz Azul 17 7 4 6 21 24 -3 25
10. León 17 5 8 4 21 18 +3 23
11. Toluca 17 5 6 6 26 21 +5 21
12. Tecos 17 5 5 7 26 24 +2 20
13. Puebla 17 4 8 5 15 18 -3 20
14. Monterrey 17 5 3 9 25 38 -13 18
15. Pachuca 17 5 2 10 24 32 -8 17
16. Atlas 17 4 4 9 23 36 -13 16
17. Celaya 17 2 6 9 20 28 -8 12
18. Veracruz 17 2 4 11 17 31 -14 10

Top scorers[edit]

Goals scored throughout the entire tournament including Repechaje, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals.

Pos. Nat. Player Team Goals
1 Mexico Gustavo Nápoles Guadalajara 13
Argentina Gabriel Caballero Santos Laguna 13
3 Argentina Lorenzo Sáez Pachuca 12
Brazil Claudio Da Silva Morelia 12
5 Argentina Cristian Domizzi UNAM 11
Chile Marco Antonio Figueroa Morelia 11
7 Chile Mexico Rodrigo Ruiz Neza 9
Cameroon David Embe Tecos 9
9 Mexico Luis García America 8
Mexico Carlos Hermosillo Cruz Azul 8
Argentina Sergio Zárate Necaxa 8
Argentina Germán Arangio Neza 8

Playoffs[edit]

Repechaje
12  Tecos 2 0 2
8  Morelia 0 4 4
  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  7  Santos Laguna 1 0 1  
2  Guadalajara 1 5 6  
  2  Guadalajara 0 1 1  
  8  Morelia 1 0 1  
8  Morelia 1 3 4
  1  América 0 1 1  
    1  Guadalajara 1 6 7
  3  Neza 1 1 2
  5  Atlante 2 1 3  
4  Necaxa 0 3 3  
  4  Necaxa 2 1 3
  3  Neza 1 3 4  
5  UNAM 1 2 3
  3  Neza 3 1 4  
Verano 1997 winners
Guadalajara
10th Title

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