1996–97 Mexican Primera División season

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Primera División de México
Season 1996-97
Champions Inverno 1996:
Santos (1st Title)
Verano 1997:
Guadalajara (10th Title)
Relegated Pachuca
Champions' Cup Santos
Guadalajara
Cruz Azul
CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup Necaxa
Cruz Azul[1]
Matches played 306
Goals scored 993 (3.25 per match)
Top goalscorer Invierno:
Jared Borgetti
Carlos Muñoz (16 goals)
Verano:
Gustavo Nápoles
Gabriel Caballero (13 goals)

Statistics of México Primera División in season 1996-97.

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 17 12 2 3 30 11 +19 38
2. Puebla 17 9 4 4 32 22 +10 31
3. Toros Neza 17 8 0 9 30 36 -6 24
4. Cruz Azul 17 5 5 7 26 26 0 20
5. Veracruz 17 4 6 7 14 21 -7 18

Grupo 2

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Necaxa 17 8 5 4 24 19 +5 29
2. León 17 5 8 4 24 19 +5 23
3. América 17 4 5 8 24 27 -3 17
4. Pachuca 17 3 6 3 25 36 -11 15
5. Morelia 17 3 3 11 20 31 -11 12

Grupo 3

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

Grupo 4

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Santos 17 10 4 3 21 15 +6 34
2. Monterrey 17 5 4 8 15 21 -6 19
3. Tecos 17 5 3 9 20 30 -10 18
4. 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 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. Toros 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 16
Spain Carlos Muñoz Puebla 16
3 Brazil Nidelson Silva de Melo Toros 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 Toros Neza 8

Playoffs[edit]

Repechaje Qualifiers
9 Léon 1 1 2
8 Toros Neza 2 2 4 8 Toros 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 2 3 5  
  8  Toros Neza 0 2 2  
8  Toros Neza 4 5 9
  1  Atlante 0 2 2  
    2  Santos 0 4 4
  6  Necaxa 1 2 3
  7  Atlas 1 1 2  
2  Santos 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
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. Toros Neza 17 9 3 5 40 32 +8 30
2. Atlante 17 8 4 5 23 19 +4 28
3. Cruz Azul 17 7 4 6 21 24 -3 25
4. Puebla 17 4 8 5 15 18 -3 20
5. Veracruz 17 2 4 11 17 31 -14 10

Group 2

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. América 17 11 4 2 27 12 +15 37
2. Necaxa 17 8 4 5 33 20 +13 28
3. Morelia 17 6 7 4 26 23 +3 25
4. León 17 5 8 4 21 18 +3 23
5. Pachuca 17 5 2 10 24 32 -8 17

Group 3

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

Group 4

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1. Santos 17 8 2 7 27 28 -1 26
2. Tecos 17 5 5 7 26 24 +2 20
3. Monterrey 17 5 3 9 25 38 -13 18
4. 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. Toros 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 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 13
3 Argentina Lorenzo Sáez Pachuca 12
Brazil Claudio Da Silva Morelia 12
5 Argentina Cristian Domizzi Pumas 11
Chile Marco Antonio Figueroa Morelia 11
7 Chile Mexico Rodrigo Ruiz Toros 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 Toros Neza 8

Playoffs[edit]

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

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