1973–74 Mexican Primera División season

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Primera División de México
Season 1973-74
Champions Cruz Azul (5th Title)
Relegated San Luis
Champions' Cup Monterrey
Atlético Español
Matches played 314
Goals scored 941 (3 per match)
Top goalscorer Horacio López Salgado (25 goals)

Statistics of Primera División de México in season 1973-74.

Overview[edit]

Ciudad Madero was promoted to Primera División.

This season was contested by 18 teams, and Cruz Azul won the championship.

San Luis was relegated to Segunda División.

UDG acquired Torreón franchise to reach the Primera Division for the 1974-75 season.

Segunda División semifinalists, UASLP-Pumas (re-branded to Atlético Potosino) and Unión de Curtidores were promoted to the Primera División to increase the number of teams to 20 for the 1974-75 season.

Group stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts Result
1 Cruz Azul 34 18 13 3 69 35 49 Playoffs
2 Monterrey 34 22 4 8 65 36 48 Playoffs
3 Toluca 34 14 11 9 53 43 39
4 UNAM 34 12 13 9 55 42 37
5 Atlas 34 14 8 12 53 52 36
6 Jalisco 34 13 9 12 51 49 35
7 Guadalajara 34 11 12 11 43 45 34
8 Zacatepec 34 12 9 13 48 51 33
9 Laguna 34 9 10 15 39 54 28 Relegation Playoff

Group 2[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts Result
1 Atlético Español 34 15 11 8 66 47 41 Playoffs
2 Puebla 34 13 14 7 57 40 40 Playoffs
3 León 34 12 16 6 62 44 40
4 América 34 14 9 11 55 43 37
5 Torreón 34 8 9 17 47 72 25
6 Atlante 34 5 14 15 44 67 24
7 Ciudad Madero 34 6 11 17 38 75 23
8 Veracruz 34 7 8 19 33 53 22
9 San Luis 34 8 5 21 35 65 21 Relegation Playoff

Results[edit]

AME ATT ATL ATE CDM CRA GDL JAL LAG LEO MTY PUE SAL TOL TOR UNI VER ZAC
América 2-2 2-1 3-0 1-1 2-1 0-1 2-0 1-0 4-0 0-1 0-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 2-1 3-1 3-2
Atlante 1-4 2-2 2-2 2-2 1-4 2-2 2-1 2-1 1-1 0-3 0-2 4-0 3-2 0-0 0-2 2-4 1-1
Atlas 1-2 1-1 2-2 1-2 0-2 1-2 1-1 4-0 1-1 1-3 3-2 1-0 0-1 4-1 2-0 2-1 0-1
Atlético Español 3-3 3-2 5-1 7-0 0-3 3-1 3-0 2-2 3-1 3-1 0-0 5-1 1-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 1-0
Ciudad Madero 0-2 0-0 1-3 0-2 1-2 0-0 2-2 2-1 1-1 3-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-0 0-1 3-3 1-2
Cruz Azul 4-2 3-2 1-2 3-3 5-0 0-0 2-1 1-1 1-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 4-1 2-2 2-0 4-0
Guadalajara 0-2 1-0 1-3 1-0 3-0 1-1 0-1 3-1 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-2 3-2 3-4 0-3 1-0 2-2
Jalisco 2-1 0-2 2-3 3-3 6-3 1-2 0-1 2-0 1-1 0-1 1-2 2-1 4-0 2-2 2-2 2-1 1-0
Laguna 1-1 3-2 1-0 2-0 3-1 0-0 3-1 3-3 0-1 2-4 1-4 2-4 2-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 0-0
León 2-2 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-1 2-2 4-2 2-3 1-1 2-0 4-2 3-0 7-0 4-0 3-3 3-2 3-1
Monterrey 2-1 3-1 0-2 2-2 3-0 1-0 1-0 0-2 1-0 2-0 4-3 2-1 1-1 3-1 1-0 1-0 0-1
Puebla 2-1 4-1 2-2 1-1 0-1 2-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 2-1 1-1 6-0 1-1 3-3 2-2 3-0 3-1
San Luis 1-0 4-1 1-2 2-3 2-1 1-2 1-1 1-2 3-0 0-0 1-5 2-1 0-2 1-0 1-1 0-1 0-1
Toluca 2-2 0-1 3-0 3-0 4-0 3-3 1-0 0-1 1-0 0-0 2-0 0-1 2-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 1-1
Torreón 3-2 3-1 1-2 1-1 4-3 0-1 0-0 3-1 4-0 2-2 1-5 0-1 2-1 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-3
UNAM 1-1 3-3 4-0 1-0 4-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 3-1 2-3 0-4 1-1 3-1 0-1 4-1 4-0 2-1
Veracruz 0-0 2-0 1-2 0-0 1-2 2-2 1-3 2-0 1-1 0-0 0-2 0-1 2-0 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-1
Zacatepec 3-0 0-0 2-2 2-0 6-0 2-2 2-2 1-2 0-1 0-2 2-7 1-0 3-0 1-5 0-2 2-1 3-1

Relegation Playoff[edit]

Laguna won 2-0 on aggregate. San Luis relegated to Segunda Division.

Championship Playoff[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Semifinals Final
                   
1 Cruz Azul 1 6 7
4 Puebla 1 1 2
1 Cruz Azul 1 3 4
3 Atlético Español 2 0 2
2 Monterrey 4 1 5
3 Atlético Español 3 3 6

Semifinal[edit]

Cruz Azul won 7-2 on aggregate.


Atlético Español won 6-5 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

May 12, 1974
Atlético Español 2-1 Cruz Azul
Alejandro Roman Goal
Ricardo Brandón Goal
Report Eladio Vera Goal 86'

May 19, 1974
Cruz Azul 3-0 Atlético Español
Horacio Lopez Salgado Goal 13'
Fernando Bustos Goal 70'
Ignacio Flores Goal
Report
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Referee: Abel Aguilar

Cruz Azul won 4-2 on aggregate.


1973-74 winners:
Cruz Azul
5th Title

References[edit]