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Cruz Azul

Mexican football club

Cruz Azul Fútbol Club, A.C., known simply as Cruz Azul (pronounced [kɾus aˈsul], "Blue Cross"), is a football club from Mexico City, Mexico. It was originally from Ciudad Cooperativa Cruz Azul, Hidalgo.

Cruz Azul
Full nameCruz Azul Fútbol Club, A.C.
Nickname(s)La Máquina (The Machine)
Los Cementeros (The Cementers)
El Azul (The Blues)
Las Liebres (The Hares)
FoundedMay 22, 1927
GroundEstadio Azul
Benito Juárez, Mexico City
Ground Capacity32,904[1]
OwnerCooperativa Cemento Cruz Azul
ChairmanGuillermo Álvarez Cuevas
ManagerLuis Fernando Tena
LeagueLiga MX
Clausura 20141st
WebsiteClub website

Cruz Azul is the most successful club in CONCACAF Champions League, with six titles. They are also the third most popular team in Mexico (after Guadalajara and Club América).[2]

Currently this team plays in Estadio Azul in Mexico City.

HonorsEdit

DomesticEdit

1968-69, México 1970, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1978-79, 1979-80, Invierno 1997
Runners-up (10): 1969-70, 1980-81, 1986-87, 1988-89, 1994-95, Invierno 1999.
1963-64
1968-69, 1996-97, Clausura 2013
Runners-up (2): 1973-74, 1987-88
1968-69, 1973-74
Runners-up (1): 1972

InternationalEdit

1969, 1970, 1971, 1996, 1997, 2014
Runners-up (2): 2009, 2010
Runners-up (1): 2001
Runners-up (1): 1972

Minor trophiesEdit

1997, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2007
Runners-up (2): 2000, 2005
  • 400 Monterrey Tournament Champion: 1
1996

FriendlyEdit

  • Teresa Herrera Trophy: 0
Fourth place (1): 2000
Runners-up (1): 2002
Third place (1):2008
  • Copa 5 De Mayo: 1
2004
  • Copa Panamericana 2007 (friendly tournament)
  • Copa Cuauhtemoc: 1
2008
  • Copa Aztex: 1
2009
  • Foursquare Champion Azteca: 81
1981
  • Burgos Tournament Champion: 1
1980
  • Almeria Tournament Champion: 1
1979

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.cruzazulfc.com/index.php/estadio/ficha-informativa
  2. "Esmas.com". Esmas.com. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2012-01-10.[dead link]