1970 Mexican Primera División season

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Primera División de México
Season Mexico 70
Champions Cruz Azul (2nd Title)
Champions' Cup Cruz Azul
Matches played 480
Goals scored 550 (1.15 per match)

México 1970
In celebration of the 1970 World Cup (Mexico '70) the Mexican Football Federation held a tournament in two phases, before the world cup (Feb. 4 - May 10) and after the world cup (July 8 - Oct. 11).

Sixteen teams were seeded in two groups of eight teams, first four places of each group advanced to the "Championship Group" and the last four teams of each group played in a "Consolation Group".

Laguna last place of the 1969-70 season, was scheduled to play against the last place of the Consolation Group in a playoff relegation series, but due to expansion to 18 teams for the 1970-71 season this series was cancelled, there was no relegation.

Overview[edit]

This tournament was contested by 16 teams, and Cruz Azul won the championship.

After this tournament Oro changed its name to Jalisco.

First stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Top four teams from each group advance to Championship Group.
The bottom four plays in Consolation Group.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Torreón 14 5 7 2 22 16 17
2 Monterrey 14 5 6 3 16 21 16
3 Guadalajara 14 7 1 6 27 18 15
4 León 14 5 5 4 25 20 15
5 UNAM 14 4 6 4 20 21 14
6 Oro 14 6 2 6 15 18 14
7 Veracruz 14 5 3 6 25 23 13
8 Necaxa 14 1 6 7 11 24 8

Group 2[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Toluca 14 7 3 4 21 12 17
2 Pachuca 14 6 4 4 15 9 16
3 Cruz Azul 14 7 2 5 13 13 16
4 Atlas 14 6 4 4 17 19 16
5 América 14 6 2 6 16 15 14
6 Laguna 14 4 4 6 13 19 12
7 Atlante 14 2 7 5 12 17 11
8 Irapuato 14 4 2 8 15 18 10

Second stage[edit]

Championship group[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Cruz Azul 14 10 1 3 26 15 21 Champions
2 Guadalajara 14 7 5 2 21 11 19
3 León 14 7 4 3 22 15 18
4 Toluca 14 7 3 4 26 15 17
5 Pachuca 14 6 1 7 21 24 13
6 Atlas 14 3 4 7 13 23 10
7 Monterrey 14 2 5 7 13 20 9
8 Torreón 14 2 1 11 12 31 5

Consolation group[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
9 UNAM 14 7 3 4 14 8 17
10 Laguna 14 6 5 3 17 12 17
11 Veracruz 14 6 4 4 16 13 16
12 Atlante 14 4 7 3 16 13 15
13 Irapuato 14 5 5 4 15 17 15
14 América 14 4 6 4 13 12 14
15 Necaxa 14 3 5 6 12 17 11
16 Oro 14 2 3 9 10 21 7
1970 winners:
Cruz Azul
2nd Title

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