Club León Tryouts & Club Guide: History, Stadium, Players, and More!

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Club León, also known as León, is a Mexican professional football club based in León, Guanajuato, that competes in the Liga MX, the top flight of Mexican football.

Club León Youth Development System

Club León Reserves

Club León Reserves and Academy are the under-20, under-17 and under-15 teams of Mexican Liga MX club León.

Club León Official Schools

There are over 40 branch schools that Club Leon has in Mexico and the United States, and they meet every year to update their knowledge in teaching soccer at the level of basic forces, but laying the foundations for a perhaps professional future in that branch.

Due to their limited content on their official website, we cannot locate official schools throughout Mexico and the United States. There are several that show up in the search engines, but due to unofficial press releases from Club Leon on their official website, we cannot comment and post content we believe might be unofficial. If you are strongly interested in a Club Leon affiliate school, we highly encourage you to contact them to locate a school near you by visiting their Facebook or website.


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Club León History

In the years 1948, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1992, the Apertura in 2013, the Clausura in 2014, and the Apertura in 2020, León was crowned champion of the Primera División de México/Liga MX. It was the first Mexican team to achieve the title of campeonsimo in 1949 by achieving victory in both the League and the Mexico Cup. In 1993, León finished in second place in the CONCACAF Champions Cup.

It is only the second club in the history of Mexican soccer to win back-to-back titles. In 1998, the club competed in the Champion’s Cup, but it was knocked out of the competition in the semi-final round. Since 2002, the team has been a perennial threat to finish in the top two in the Primera División. Despite having strong play from the beginning of the regular season until the Clausura tournament in 2012, it was not able to advance to the Primera División as a result of a string of lackluster performances in the playoffs. After another ten years, in 2000, León finally won a match against Correcaminos UAT and earned promotion to the Primera División. It acquired its sixth championship star by defeating América in the 2013 Apertura and winning the title with a score of 5–1.

This victory gave it its first championship star. It won the Clausura tournament in 2014 after defeating Pachuca with a score of 4–3, earning it its seventh championship star and the title of “bicampeones.” This victory gave it its seventh championship star. In recent years, Club Leon has been successful in expanding its fanbase to include those who do not understand Spanish. As a result of this, the club has been able to acquire new broadcast deals in Spanish with Fox Sports Latinoamérica in Mexico and Telemundo Deportes in the United States. The broadcasting rights to León home games in the United States have been held by Univision Deportes since 2016.

León is ranked No. 29 in the IFFHS Central and North America’s best clubs of the 20th century.


Football matches are played at Estadio León, also referred to informally as “Nou Camp.” This venue is located in León, Guanajuato, Mexico. The stadium is used mostly by Club León, in addition to a few clubs from lower divisions and subsidiaries. In addition to that, it is utilized for special events such as musicals and presentations.

The construction of the stadium began on August 18, 1965, and it took until the end of 1966 to finish the edifice that would eventually accommodate Los Esmeraldas. The stadium opened on February 1, 1967, with a match between Santos of Brazil and River Plate of Argentina, which Santos won 2–1 to mark the occasion. The match was the stadium’s inaugural event.

Two World Cups have been played in Estadio León: the first was the 1970 FIFA World Cup, which featured teams from West Germany, Peru, Bulgaria, and Morocco; it also played host to the quarterfinal match between West Germany and England. The second World Cup played there was the 1986 FIFA World Cup. The stadium played host to group matches between the Soviet Union, France, Hungary, and Canada. It also hosted a match between the Soviet Union and Belgium in the second round of competition.

On March 8, 2017, officials from the city of León’s judicial department came to the conclusion that Zermeo Reyes and Héctor González, who had previously owned Club Leon, are the rightful proprietors of Estadio Leon. Following a judgement that transferred ownership to a private party on October 9, 2020, the club moved out of the stadium and onto a new location.

As a direct consequence of this, the club announced that it would play the rest of its tournament matches at Estadio Victoria, the stadium that serves as the home field for Club Necaxa. After playing one match at their temporary stadium, the club went back to their regular location. It is proposed that portions of the stadium would be repurposed into museums as part of the stadium’s transformation into a historical venue. There have been discussions about beginning construction on a new stadium in Leon for the incoming team, but no timetable has been decided upon.


It is the Real Club Espaa, a team that was established in 1912 by a group of young Spaniards or children of Spaniards who were eager to play soccer and was destined to dominate Spanish football at the national level.

The team was the most successful in Mexico until it disbanded in 1950, at which point it had already won 15 national league titles in addition to other cup titles. Prior to its demise, the team had gained importance, popularity, and significance over the course of many years, becoming the most successful team in Mexico.

According to historian Carlos Márquez, Spain and Asturias dominated soccer in Mexico practically from the sport’s start, and the former was recognized for its achievements by being given the title “Royal” in 1918, two years before Real Madrid received the honor. “Before Real Madrid, Club Espaa was given the moniker of royalty by the Spanish crown, and it was a label that stuck.

The name is also sometimes referred to as “Real,” and a crown is added to the top of the shield. Only the inscriptions and colors were different on the shield, but other than that, it was the same as the one used by the Lion. The rampant lion and the crown were still present.


One of the most significant and successful business groupings in Mexico is called Grupo Pachuca. This business group, which has its headquarters in the city of Pachuca in the state of Hidalgo, is co-owner, along with the Carso group, of the professional soccer teams Pachuca, Zacatecas, and León. They also own multiple business levels and the University of Soccer and Sports Sciences, which is headed by Jess Martnez Patio.

Although Jesus Martinez Patio stepped down as president of Club Pachuca in 2020, he continues to serve in that capacity for Grupo Pachuca. Martinez Patio’s tenure as president of Club Pachuca ended in 2020. Armando Martinez, once the president of Mineros de Zacatecas, will now take over as president of Pachuca. Martn Peláez, formerly the vice-president of the Tuzos, will now assume the role of president of Pachuca.