Club León

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León
Full nameClub León
Nickname(s)Los Panzas Verdes (The Green Bellies)
La Fiera (The Beast)
El León (The Lion)
Los Esmeraldas (The Emeralds)
FoundedAugust 20, 1944
GroundEstadio León
León, Guanajuato, Mexico
Ground Capacity33,943.[1]
OwnerGrupo Pachuca
Grupo Carso
ChairmanJesús Martínez Murguia
ManagerGustavo Matosas
LeagueLiga MX
Apertura 20192nd (QF)

Club León, (simply known as León) is a Mexican professional football club based in the city of León, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

The club was founded in 1944.[2] León won the Primera División title seven times: in 1948, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1992, Apertura 2013 and most recently Clausura 2014. They became the first Mexican "Campeonísimo" (winner of the League and the Copa México in the same year) in 1949. In 1993 León was the CONCACAF Champions' Cup runner-up, losing the to the Costa Rican team Deportivo Saprissa.

Honours[change | change source]

Domestic[change | change source]

  • Primera División (7): 1947-48, 1948–49, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1991–92, Apertura 2013, Clausura 2014
  • Ascenso Mexico (5): 1989-1990, Clausura 2003, Clausura 2004, Clausura 2008, Clausura 2012
  • Copa México (5): 1948-49, 1957–58, 1966–67, 1970–71, 1971–72
  • Campeón de Campeones (4): 1947/1948, 1955/1956, 1970/1971, 1971/1972

References[change | change source]

  1. "Club León FC". Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG. ND. Retrieved 18 July 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "CLUB LEÓN". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 18 July 2014. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help)