The Mexican soccer teams that added a new star to their shields in 2021

We present you a compilation of the squads that won a title during the year that is about to end

MEXICO – 2021 presented surprises on many fronts of Mexican soccer. Starting from MX League, but also in Expansion League or in the Liga MX Women. Great curses were broken and other teams created pure history.

Then in ESPN Digital We collect the Mexican soccer champions in 2021 in each of their categories.

The Guard1anes 2021 it was an amazing year for Blue Cross, a team that was crowned at the end of the tournament and that broke a streak of 23 years without lifting a league title. The Machine, commanded by Juan Reynoso, prevailed in the final against Santos after being the leader and one of the most feared teams in the championship.

With 41 points, the Celestes secured the top of the general table, skipped the playoffs and received the duels back at home. In the league they beat Toluca and Pachuca in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively, to beat Santos 2-1 in the grand final.

Meanwhile, in the Opening 2021, the Atlas He surprised locals and strangers and put an end to a 70-year curse without being a champion. Los Rojinegros, under the command of Diego Cocca, won the final against León on penalties, with a good performance from their goalkeeper Camilo Vargas.

Atlas It was second place in the regular phase of the tournament, for which it entered directly into the league and threw out Monterrey and Pumas in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively, while it drew 1-1 against León in the final and prevailed in penalties to those of the Bajío.

Liga MX Women

Tigers It showed its dominance in the first part of the year, and it is that the felines reached one more final and added their fourth championship in four years, which made them the top winners of the contest.

At Guard1anes 2021, they reached the league as general leaders and beat América 6-0 in the quarterfinals. Their next victim was Monterrey in one more edition of the Women’s Regio Classic and they also thrashed them 6-3. Their might was clear when they clinched the championship by leaving Chivas on the road with a 7-4 aggregate.

Meanwhile, in this Opening 2021, the felines arrived in the best shape. They were the great favorites, but they could not before Striped, in a screaming clash, in the grand finale. Monterrey came second in the standings and suffered with Xolos in the quarterfinals.

With the border they tied 2-2 and went through position in the table, the same situation as in the semifinals against Atlas in the semifinals, with whom they equaled two goals and went through being better located. In the final, after 180 minutes they also tied at two against Tigres, but won 1-3 with a good performance from their goalkeeper Alejandría Godínez.

Expansion League

In the first half of the year, Tepatitlán conquered the Silver Circuit, and is that the Jalisco team reached the grand final against Atlético Morelia and won 2-3 on the global scoreboard to add the first championship in its history.

Meanwhile he Atlante was the figure of the Opening 2021, since the Iron Colts ended 75 years without a team that plays at the Azulgrana stadium raising the championship title.

This situation ended on December 19 when the Colts beat Tampico Madero in the grand final, since they won 3-0 to lift a new championship in this category. In addition, players such as Cristian ‘Hobbit’ Bermúdez and Humberto ‘Gansito’ Hernández, old acquaintances of the MX League, were crowned.


Monterrey was the champion of Guard1anes 2021. The Rayados beat Pachuca 2-1 after 180 minutes and won the youth title to improve their processes in the basic forces.

In the Apertura 2021, Santos beat Cruz Azul 4-2 on the global scoreboard to win the category title. First, in the first leg, La Maquina won 2-1, while the return at TSM went to Guerreros 3-0.


Pachuca was the first champion in this category after they beat Atlas on penalties. The Tuzos had a better run than the Rojinegros and in the end they made history, this after they equaled both teams 2-2 after 180 minutes.


In Guard1anes 2021, Chivas won the Clásico Tapatío against Atlas by 1-2 after 180 minutes, for which the Verde Valle team beat their biggest rivals in the city in the category. After the first leg was goalless, the rojiblancos took the breed in the second leg to win at the Jalisco Stadium.

Second division

The Durango scorpions they were the champions of Serie A in the Premier League after beating Inter Playa with a 1-0 aggregate. The northern team first beat Saltillo FC and then passed over the Mazorqueros.

Meanwhile, in Serie B they won the Aguacateros de Uruapan after beating Club Calor by a score of 2-1.

Third division

The TDP League had in the 2020-21 season the winner Fortin forts, who beat the RC-1128 club on penalties 6-5. Meanwhile, the first part of the 2021-22 campaign has just ended and activity will resume in January.


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The Mexican soccer teams that added a new star to their shields in 2021