Liga de Expansión MX

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Liga de Expansión MX
Liga BBVA Expansión logo.svg
Founded24 April 2020; 2 years ago (2020-04-24)
CountryMexico
ConfederationCONCACAF
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid2
Current championsAtlético Morelia (1st title)
(Clausura 2022)
Most championshipsAtlante
Atlético Morelia
Tampico Madero
Tepatitlán (1 title)
TV partnersClaro[1]
ESPN[2]
Fox Sports[3]
Multimedios[4]
Televisa[5]
TVC Deportes[6]
WebsiteLigaBBVAExpansion.mx
Current: 2022–23 Liga de Expansión MX season

The Liga de Expansión MX, also known as Liga de Desarrollo (Liga BBVA Expansión MX for sponsorship reasons), is a Mexican semi-professional football league founded in 2020 as part of the Mexican Football Federation's "Stabilization Project", which has the primary objective of rescuing the financially troubled teams from the Ascenso MX and prevent the disappearance of a second-tier league in Mexico, for which there will be no promotion and relegation until further notice.[7] The project also attempts for Liga MX and former Ascenso MX teams to consolidate stable projects with strong administration, finances, and infrastructure.

History[edit]

On 20 February 2020, the presidents of the Liga MX clubs, the Ascenso MX clubs and Mexican Football Federation executives had a meeting, in which different topics were discussed with the intent of strengthening the two main leagues in the country.[8]

On 26 June 2020, the league was officially presented, with the participation of 16 teams: Alebrijes de Oaxaca, Atlante, Atlético Morelia, Cancún, Celaya, Cimarrones de Sonora, Correcaminos UAT, Dorados de Sinaloa, Leones Negros UdeG, Mineros de Zacatecas, Tampico Madero, and Venados F.C. as Ascenso MX teams. Pumas Tabasco and Tapatío entered to the league as Liga MX affiliates.[9] Finally, on 17 July 2020, Tepatitlán and Tlaxcala were invited as Liga Premier expansion teams.[10]

Clubs[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity
Atlante Mexico City Ciudad de los Deportes 33,000
Atlético La Paz La Paz, Baja California Sur Guaycura 5,209
Atlético Morelia Morelia, Michoacán Morelos 35,000
Cancún Cancún, Quintana Roo Andrés Quintana Roo 18,844
Celaya Celaya, Guanajuato Miguel Alemán Valdés 23,182
Durango Durango City, Durango Francisco Zarco 18,000
Pumas Tabasco Villahermosa, Tabasco Olímpico de Villahermosa 12,000
Oaxaca Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Tecnológico de Oaxaca 14,598
Raya2 Guadalupe, Nuevo León BBVA 53,500
Sinaloa Culiacán, Sinaloa Dorados 20,108
Sonora Hermosillo, Sonora Héroe de Nacozari 18,747
Tapatío Zapopan, Jalisco Akron 46,232
Tepatitlán Tepatitlán de Morelos, Jalisco Gregorio "Tepa" Gómez 8,085
Tlaxcala Tlaxcala City, Tlaxcala Tlahuicole 11,135
UAT Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas Marte R. Gómez 10,520
U. de G. Guadalajara, Jalisco Jalisco 55,020
Venados Mérida, Yucatán Carlos Iturralde 15,087
Zacatecas Zacatecas City, Zacatecas Carlos Vega Villalba 20,068

Champions[edit]

Club Winners Runner-Up Winning Seasons
Atlante 1 1 Grita México 2021
Atlético Morelia 1 1 Clausura 2022
Tampico Madero 1 1 Guardianes 2020
Tepatitlán 1 0 Guardianes 2021
Sonora 0 1

Campeón de Campeones[edit]

Club Winners Runner-Up Winning Seasons
Tepatitlán 1 0 2020–21
Atlante 1 0 2021–22
Tampico Madero 0 1
Atlético Morelia 0 1

Managers[edit]

The current managers in the Liga de Expansión MX are:

Nat. Name Team Appointed Time as manager
Mexico Héctor Jair Real Durango 26 April 2019 3 years, 153 days
Mexico Omar Alexis Moreno Zacatecas 1 July 2020 2 years, 87 days
Mexico Mario García Covalles Atlante 20 July 2020 2 years, 68 days
Mexico Rafael García Sinaloa 21 December 2020 1 year, 279 days
Mexico Alfonso Sosa U. de G. 7 September 2021 1 year, 19 days
Mexico Jorge Manrique Oaxaca 1 October 2021 360 days
Argentina Bruno Marioni Tepatitlán 4 February 2022 234 days
Mexico Héctor Altamirano UAT 9 February 2022 229 days
Mexico Jorge Villalpando Tlaxcala 25 March 2022 185 days
Argentina Andrés Carevic Venados 9 May 2022 140 days
Argentina Nicolás Sánchez Raya2 17 May 2022 132 days
Mexico Carlos Cariño Pumas Tabasco 19 May 2022 130 days
Mexico Paco Ramírez Celaya 27 May 2022 122 days
Argentina Gabriel Pereyra Atlético Morelia 29 May 2022 120 days
Spain Iñigo Idiakez Cancún 1 June 2022 117 days
Mexico Gerardo Espinoza Tapatío 3 June 2022 115 days
Mexico Jaime Durán Atlético La Paz 6 June 2022 112 days
Mexico Roberto Hernández Sonora 15 June 2022 103 days

Top scorers[edit]

Year Name Team Goals
Guardianes 2020 Mexico Alberto Alvarado Morín
Mexico Lizandro Echeverría
Mexico Guillermo Martínez
Paraguay Gustavo Ramírez
UAT
Atlante
Celaya
Atlético Morelia
7
Guardianes 2021 Mexico Julio Cruz Oaxaca 10
Apertura 2021 Colombia Raúl Zúñiga Sinaloa 12
Clausura 2022 Colombia David Angulo
Mexico Juan Machado
Mexico Óscar Villa
Tepatitlán
Raya2
Sonora
8

References[edit]

  1. ^ includes Claro Sports
  2. ^ includes ESPN 2 and ESPN 3
  3. ^ includes Fox Sports 2
  4. ^ includes Canal 6
  5. ^ includes TUDN
  6. ^ includes TVC Deportes 2
  7. ^ Enrique Martínez Villar (24 April 2020). "¡Se confirma! No habrá ascenso ni descenso en 6 años; aprueban Liga de Desarrollo". Mediotiempo. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Comunicado de la LIGA MX / ASCENSO MX y la FMF". LIGA MX. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Asamblea Ordinaria de Clubes del 26 de Junio del 2020". Liga BBVA MX (in Spanish). 26 June 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Comunicado de la LIGA MX sobre la LIGA de Expansión". Liga BBVA MX (in Spanish). 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.

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