Primera División de México Verano 1998

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Primera División de México (Mexican First Division) Verano 1998 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 3, 1998, and ran until April 6, when the regular season ended. In the final Club Toluca defeated Necaxa and became champions for the 4th time.

Final Standings (groups)[edit]

Group 1
Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Atlante 17 5 8 4 19 18 +1 23
2. Puebla 17 4 6 7 23 30 -7 18
3. León 17 4 5 8 20 32 -12 17
4. Celaya 17 3 6 8 13 23 -10 15
5. Veracruz 17 3 5 9 20 29 -9 14
Group 2
Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Toluca 17 10 3 4 39 25 +14 33
2. Cruz Azul 17 8 6 3 32 18 +14 30
3. UANL 17 7 2 8 15 22 -7 23
4. Guadalajara 17 5 4 8 19 17 +2 19
5. Monterrey 17 4 6 7 20 25 -5 18
Group 3
Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Santos 17 8 2 7 24 22 +2 26
2. Toros Neza 17 7 3 7 21 24 -3 24
3. Morelia 17 5 6 6 26 30 -4 21
4. UNAM 17 6 3 8 23 28 -5 21
Group 4
Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Necaxa 17 10 2 5 34 18 +16 32
2. Atlas 17 9 3 5 29 23 +6 30
3. UAG 17 9 3 5 23 21 +2 30
4. América 17 7 5 5 27 22 +5 26
Teams directly qualified to the Liguilla
Teams qualified for the Repechaje

Final Standings (general)[edit]

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Toluca 17 10 3 4 39 25 +14 33
2. Necaxa 17 10 2 5 34 18 +16 32
3. Cruz Azul 17 8 6 3 32 18 +14 30
4. Atlas 17 9 3 5 29 23 +6 30
5. UAG 17 9 3 5 23 21 +2 30
6. América 17 7 5 5 27 22 +5 26
7. Santos 17 8 2 7 24 22 +2 26
8. Toros Neza 17 7 3 7 21 24 -3 24
9. Atlante 17 5 8 4 19 18 +1 23
10. UANL 17 7 2 8 15 22 -7 23
11. Morelia 17 5 6 6 26 30 -4 21
12. UNAM 17 6 3 8 23 28 -5 21
13. Guadalajara 17 5 4 8 19 17 +2 19
14. Monterrey 17 4 6 7 20 25 -5 18
15. Puebla 17 4 6 7 23 30 -7 18
16. León 17 4 5 8 20 32 -12 17
17. Celaya 17 3 6 8 13 23 -10 15
18. Veracruz 17 3 5 9 20 29 -9 14

Top scorers[edit]

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

Pos. Nat. Player Team Goals
1 Paraguay José Saturnino Cardozo Toluca 18
2 Mexico Pedro Pineda Necaxa 11
Mexico Carlos Hermosillo Cruz Azul 11
Brazil Claudio Da Silva Morelia 11
5 Mexico José Manuel Abundis Toluca 10
Argentina Hugo Norberto Castillo Atlas 10
7 Mexico Luis Hernández Necaxa 9
Uruguay Ruben Da Silva Tecos 9
9 Mexico Jesús Olalde Pumas 8
10 Mexico Ricardo Peláez America 7
Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco Necaxa 7
Mexico Jared Borgetti Santos 7
Mexico Daniel Guzmán Atlas 7
Spain Carlos Muñoz Puebla 7
Argentina Germán Arangio Toros Neza 7
Argentina Martín Felix Ubaldi Atlante 7

Playoffs[edit]

Repechaje   Qualifiers
15  Puebla 2 1 3  
5  UAG 1 4 5     5  UAG
8  Toros Neza 1 2 3   6  América
6  América 2 4 6  
  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
  9  Atlante 0 1 1  
1  Toluca 1 5 6  
  4  Atlas 1 1 2  
  2  Necaxa 2 1 3  
7  Santos 0 1 1
  2  Necaxa 0 2 2  
    2  Necaxa 2 2 4
  1  Toluca 1 5 6
  5  UAG 2 2 4  
4  Atlas 1 4 5  
  6  América 0 1 1
  1  Toluca 1 2 3  
6  América 2 1 3
  3  Cruz Azul 1 1 2  
Verano 1998 winners:
Toluca
4th Title

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