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This airticle is aboot the Mexican fitbaa team based in Mexico Ceety. For ither uisses, see Cruz Azul (disambiguation).
Cruz Azul
Fou name Cruz Azul Fútbol Club, A.C.
Elk-name(s) La Máquina (The Machine)
Los Cementeros (The Cementers)
El Azul (The Blues)
Las Liebres (The Hares)
Foondit May 22, 1927
Grund Estadio Azul
Benito Juárez, Mexico Ceety
(capacity: 32 904[1])
Owner Cooperativa Cemento Cruz Azul
Chairman Guillermo Álvarez Cuevas
Manager Luis Fernando Tena
League Liga MX
Clausura 2014 1st
Wabsteid Club hame page
Home colours
Away colours

Cruz Azul Fútbol Club, A.C, kent simply as Cruz Azul (pronoonced: [kɾus aˈsul], "Blue Cross"), is a Mexican profeesional fitbaa club based in Mexico Ceety, Mexico; efter which initially wis based in Ciudad Cooperativa Cruz Azul in the Mexican state o Hidalgo. Cruz Azul plays in Liga MX an its hame venue is the Estadio Azul, locatit in the soothwastren pairt o Mexico Ceety in the Colonia Ciudad de los Deportes, next tae the Nápoles neebourheid. The team muivit thare in 1996, efter playing for mony seasons at the Estadio Azteca. Its heidquairters are in La Noria, a suburb locatit in the soothren pairt o Mexico Ceety in Xochimilco.

They hae been the Primera División champions 8 times an trail anerly Toluca wi 10, Club América wi 11, an Guadalajara wi 11. Cruz Azul wis the first Mexican or CONCACAF team tae reach the feenal o the Copa Libertadores when they lost on penalties tae Argentine fitbaa giants Boca Juniors an aw. Currently the clubs jerseys an sportswear, are bein providit bi the tradeetional Inglis trademark Umbro. Cruz Azul is rankit 92nt in the IFFHS rankins o Januar 8 an is the 3rd top rankit team amang CONCACAF an Mexico.

Cruz Azul is the maist successful club in CONCACAF Champions League, wi sax titles an is, accordin tae several polls published, the third maist popular team in Mexico (efter Guadalajara an Club América).[2]

Honors[eedit | eedit soorce]

Domestic[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Internaitional[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Minor trophies[eedit | eedit soorce]

1997, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2007
Runners-up (2): 2000, 2005
1996

Friendly championships[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fowert place (1): 2000
Runners-up (1): 2002
Third place (1):2008
  • Copa 5 De Mayo: 1
2004
  • Copa Cuauhtemoc: 1
2008
  • Copa Aztex: 1
2009
  • Foursquare Champion Azteca: 81
1981
  • Burgos Tournament Champion: 1
1980
  • Almeria Tournament Champion: 1
1979

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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