Cruz Azul

Club Deportivo Cruz AzulC.D.S.C. Cruz AzulCruz Azul OaxacaCruz Azul Hidalgo2013–14CD Cruz AzulCDSC Cruz AzulCruz Azul (Oaxaca)Cruz Azul FCCruz Azul Lagunas
Cruz Azul is a Mexican football club that plays in the top division of Mexican football, Liga MX.wikipedia
1,069 Related Articles

Estadio Azteca

AztecaAzteca StadiumAztec Stadium
Estadio Azteca, the nation's largest sports venue, served as their home venue until 1996, when they moved to the Estadio Azul.
As of 2018, the stadium also serves as the home of Cruz Azul.

Club América

AméricaClub AmericaAmerica
Cruz Azul has been the Primera División champion eight times, trailing Toluca's 10, C.D. Guadalajara's 12, and Club América's 13.
América also play local derbies against Cruz Azul and Club Universidad Nacional.

Treble (association football)

trebledomestic treblethe treble
In the 1968–69 season, Cruz Azul became the first CONCACAF club (and third worldwide club) to complete a rare Continental Treble, winning the Mexican Primera División championship, the Copa México national tournament, and the CONCACAF Champions League.
Cruz Azul is the only Mexican team to have won an international treble, having achieved it twice in 1969 and 1997.

C.D. Guadalajara

GuadalajaraChivas de GuadalajaraChivas
Cruz Azul has been the Primera División champion eight times, trailing Toluca's 10, C.D. Guadalajara's 12, and Club América's 13.
The club would continue being competitive the rest of the '80s and early '90s., with their very best performance in the 1986–87 season, where they would finish 1st in the regular season and win the Championship against Cruz Azul in the final.

Cemento Cruz Azul

Cruz AzulCruz Azul Cement
The founders were the workers of cement maker Cemento Cruz Azul; the team played in the town of Jasso (now part of the "city cooperative" Ciudad Cooperativa Cruz Azul) in the state of Hidalgo.
On May 22, 1927, the company's workers organized the Club Deportivo Cruz Azul football club, which has gone on to become one of the most famous association football teams in Mexico, winning various national titles.

Estadio Azul

AzulCiudad de los DeportesAzulgrana
Estadio Azteca, the nation's largest sports venue, served as their home venue until 1996, when they moved to the Estadio Azul.
It was the home of Mexican football club Cruz Azul until 2018; it has been also home for Atlante F.C. (hence the nickname Estadio Azulgrana) and several home matches of the Mexico national football team, especially in the early 1990s.

Carlos Hermosillo

Hermosillo
The team earned its eighth and most recent championship in 1997 under coach Luis Fernando Tena, beating León 2–1 on a last minute penalty kick scored by Carlos Hermosillo.
He spent most of his club career in his native Mexico, also playing for Monterrey, Cruz Azul, Necaxa, Atlante, and Chivas.

Primera División de México Invierno 1997

Invierno 199719971997 Invierno
The team earned its eighth and most recent championship in 1997 under coach Luis Fernando Tena, beating León 2–1 on a last minute penalty kick scored by Carlos Hermosillo.
In the final Cruz Azul defeated León and became champions for the 8th time.

Atlante F.C.

AtlanteAtlante FCATT
From 1927 to 1960, the amateur team played many times in Mexico City against the reserve squads of established professional teams such as América, Necaxa, Atlante F.C., Asturias F.C. and Club Deportivo Marte.
After playing for several years at the Estadio Azteca, the team even had to leave this venue and setting its new battleground at the Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes, nowadays Cruz Azul's Estadio Azul.

Miguel Sabah

In quarterfinals they played against Jaguares losing 1–0 in the first leg and winning 2–1 in the second leg with goals of Pablo Zeballos and Miguel Sabah.
Throughout his career Sabah played with Guadalajara, Cruz Azul, Monarcas Morelia, and Club León.

Luis Fernando Tena

Luis TenaLuis Fernando
The team earned its eighth and most recent championship in 1997 under coach Luis Fernando Tena, beating León 2–1 on a last minute penalty kick scored by Carlos Hermosillo.
As manager, Tena has achieved two titles: Cruz Azul in 1997 and in 2000 with Morelia.

Club León

LeónClub LeonLeon
The team earned its eighth and most recent championship in 1997 under coach Luis Fernando Tena, beating León 2–1 on a last minute penalty kick scored by Carlos Hermosillo.
1972–73 initiate driven A. Carbajal but was replaced by Rafael Albrecht that served as player and coach, in which pups from the third division debuts at half containment tremendous technical and physical faculties to "Cobrita" Martin A Villanueva, after being selected Mexican sub-17/20 ... then came the Brazilian José Gomes Nogueira who led the team to second place with 42 points and get a 2 Cruz Azul, and calls his first league where eliminated Real Club España with the first leg 0–0 and a tie at 3 in the back with goals from Leon 2 and Albrecht Salomone, at that time there was no tiebreaker by general location and away goal, so he must have played A third game in the Estadio Cuauhtémoc where back end goal tied 1–1 Albrecht, criminal and Leon threw themselves reached the final by beating Atletico 5–4.

2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League

2009–10CONCACAF Champions LeagueCONCACAF (North & Central America) Champions League
In the 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League, the team had a good tournament, finishing first in Group C and qualifying for the final stage of playoffs.
All four Mexican teams topped their groups and reached the semi-finals, with Pachuca winning the final against Cruz Azul with a 2-2 aggregate score, by the away goals rule.

César Delgado

Cesar DelgadoDelgado
Cruz Azul kept creating opportunities and at the end of the first half, César Delgado made a great play that Richard Núñez finished with a goal to tie the game right before halftime in the 45th minute.
He joined Cruz Azul for the 2003 Apertura, where he finished with 16 appearances and eight goals.

Club Necaxa

NecaxaLuz y FuerzaAtletico Español
From 1927 to 1960, the amateur team played many times in Mexico City against the reserve squads of established professional teams such as América, Necaxa, Atlante F.C., Asturias F.C. and Club Deportivo Marte.
They won the Mexican League Championship in 1994 (beating Cruz Azul), in 1995 (beating Celaya) and 1998 (beating Guadalajara), becoming Champion of CONCACAF and champion of champions the legacy of the "Once Hermanos" attempted to be reestablished within the franchise's values and mind set.

Richard Núñez

NúñezRichard Nuñez
Cruz Azul kept creating opportunities and at the end of the first half, César Delgado made a great play that Richard Núñez finished with a goal to tie the game right before halftime in the 45th minute.
He has played in Mexico since 13 August 2005, when he joined Cruz Azul, scoring 4 goals against Tecos UAG in his debut match.

Ignacio Trelles

Ignacio TréllezIgnacio "Nacho" TrellesIgnacio Trelles, ''don Nacho
Between 1970–1980, Cruz Azul led the Primera División with six league tournament championships; four under Cárdenas and the last two under Ignacio Trelles.
He took Cruz Azul to consecutive México Primera División (Mexico First Division) [[List of Mexican football champions#Primera División – Liguilla System Champions: (1970–1996)|championships]], 1979 and 1980; a feat the team has yet to repeat.

CONCACAF

North AmericaConfederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association FootballCONCACAF (North, Central America & Caribbean)
Cruz Azul was also the first CONCACAF team to reach the final of the Copa Libertadores, the most prestigious club competition in South American football (which invited top Liga MX clubs from 1998 to 2017), losing on penalties to Argentine football giants Boca Juniors in 2001.
The most successful club is Club América from Mexico, with seven titles; fellow Mexico side Cruz Azul is just behind with six.

Elías Hernández

Elias HernándezElias Hernandez
On 31 October, they would face Monterrey in the Apertura 2018 Copa MX Final, winning 2–0 with goals from Elías Hernández and Martín Cauteruccio.
Elías Hernán Hernández Jacuinde (born 29 April 1988) is a Mexican footballer who plays for Cruz Azul and the Mexico national team.

Robert Siboldi

Roberto SiboldiRobert Dante SiboldiSiboldi
He was replaced for the remainder of the season by Robert Siboldi who was then coaching Cruz Azul's affiliate in Hidalgo.
He is currently manager of Liga MX club Cruz Azul.

Apertura 2018 Copa MX Final

Apertura 2018final2–0
On 31 October, they would face Monterrey in the Apertura 2018 Copa MX Final, winning 2–0 with goals from Elías Hernández and Martín Cauteruccio.
The final was contested in a single leg format between Liga MX clubs Monterrey and Cruz Azul.

Copa Libertadores

Copa Libertadores de AméricaLibertadoresLibertadores Cup
Cruz Azul was also the first CONCACAF team to reach the final of the Copa Libertadores, the most prestigious club competition in South American football (which invited top Liga MX clubs from 1998 to 2017), losing on penalties to Argentine football giants Boca Juniors in 2001.
Boca Juniors won the 2001 edition after, once again, defeating Palmeiras in the semifinals and Cruz Azul in the final series to successfully defend the trophy.

Pablo Zeballos

In quarterfinals they played against Jaguares losing 1–0 in the first leg and winning 2–1 in the second leg with goals of Pablo Zeballos and Miguel Sabah.
His good form rewarded him with a transfer to Cruz Azul of Mexico.

Apertura 2018 Liga MX championship stage

PlayoffsApertura 2018 FinalApertura
Cruz Azul faced Club América in a rematch of the Clausura 2013 final for the Apertura 2018 final.

C.F. Monterrey

MonterreyCF MonterreyClub de Futbol Monterrey
On 31 October, they would face Monterrey in the Apertura 2018 Copa MX Final, winning 2–0 with goals from Elías Hernández and Martín Cauteruccio.
In quarterfinals the club played Cruz Azul who they managed to beat 7–2 on aggregate, scoring 5 goals in the first match and 2 more in the second winning both games.