Club Deportivo Social y Cultural Cruz Azul or simply Cruz Azul is a professional football club based in Mexico City, Mexico. The club competes in the Liga MX, the top flight of Mexican football.
Cruz Azul Youth Development System
Cruz Azul Reserves
Cruz Azul Reserves and Academy are the under-20, under-17 and under-15 teams of Mexican Liga MX club Cruz Azul.
Club Deportivo Cruz Azul Hidalgo
Club Deportivo Cruz Azul Hidalgo, also known as Cruz Azul Hidalgo, is a professional football club in Mexico who last played in the Liga Premier league of Mexico. Their stadium was the Estadio 10 de Diciembre located in Ciudad Cooperativa Cruz Azul (previously name the town of Jasso) in Hidalgo and was the affiliate team of Cruz Azul. The team dissolved in 2014 after Zacatepec 1948 bought their spot to remain in Ascenso MX. But has a team in the Liga Premier de Ascenso, replace Cruz Azul Jasso.
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Deportivo Cruz Azul Lagunas
Deportivo Cruz Azul Lagunas is a football club that plays in the Third Division. It is based in the city of Lagunas, Mexico. It’s an official reserve team of Cruz Azul.
Cruz Azul Scouting and Recruitment
Deportivo Cruz Azul consistently has tryouts for their team throughout the year. They are no cost to the player according to their official website. To keep up-to-date, please click here. They provide a full list of locations and requirements for their tryouts.
Cruz Azul Official Schools
Below we show you the list of official Deportivo Cruz Azul schools authorized in the sports training of the amateur sector. For a complete list and further news, please click here.
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Cruz Azul History
The team, which had its beginnings in Jasso, Hidalgo, relocated to Mexico City in 1971. Before moving into the Estadio Azul in 1996, they called the Estadio Azteca, which at the time was the largest sports arena in the country, their home stadium. At the end of the 2017–18 Liga MX season, the team made its long-awaited return to the Azteca after an absence of 22 years. La Noria is a suburb located within Xochimilco in the southern portion of Mexico City.
This is where the company’s headquarters may be found. Toluca has won the Primera División ten times, C.D. Guadalajara has won 12 times, and Club América has won 13 times. Cruz Azul has won the title of Primera División eight times. After intracity rival Club America, Cruz Azul has won six trophies in the CONCACAF Champions League, making them the second-most successful club in the history of the game, which is considered to be the most prestigious international club competition in football played in North America.
In addition, Cruz Azul was the first CONCACAF team to advance to 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). However, they were defeated by the Argentine football giants Boca Juniors on penalties in the final match. Cruz Azul accomplished the Continental Treble in the 1968–1969 season, becoming the first club in CONCACAF and the third club in the world to do so. This feat involved the club’s victories in the Mexican Primera División championship, the Copa México national tournament, and the CONCACAF Champions League.
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics rates Cruz Azul as the 99th-best club in the world and the third-best club in CONCACAF in its Club World Ranking for the year ending December 31, 2014. This ranking covers the period from January 1 to December 31, 2014. Cruz Azul is reportedly the third-most popular team in Mexico, according to a number of polls that have been published, falling behind only C.D. Guadalajara and Club América.
Estadio Azteca, which is located in Mexico City and is also the home stadium of Club America, is where the team presently plays its home games. The Apertura 2018 season saw the club’s return to the Aztec Stadium after spending the previous 22 years playing at the Azul Stadium, which is due to be torn down in the near future. The club has made it clear that it wants to construct a new stadium, although concrete plans on aspects such as the site have not yet been developed.
Atlante F.C. calls Estadio Azul their home field at the moment. The Mexico City authorities made the announcement during the summer of 2016 that demolition preparations for the stadium would commence following the conclusion of the Liga MX season that took place in 2017-2018. Nevertheless, in July of 2018, the demolition project was halted temporarily. Both times that Mexico has hosted the World Cup, Estadio Azul was not used for any of the matches. This was primarily owing to the stadium’s advanced age, which made parking difficult and complicated the flow of traffic.
Since the club was established in the 1920s, its crest has featured a blue cross within a white circle that is encircled by a red square, and the club’s name has been written above and below the crest.
After years passed and Liga MX championships were won, the crest was altered to declare Cruz Azul’s triumphs. After the 1971–72 season, a wider blue circle or frame was added to the emblem, and it displayed three stars to signify each championship win (showing eight stars since the end of the 1997 season).
Mexico is home to the cement manufacturing enterprise known as Cemento Cruz Azul. It has been in existence for longer than a century. The Club Deportivo Cruz Azul football club was founded by employees of the company on May 22, 1927. Since its inception, the club has grown to become one of the most successful association football teams in Mexico, winning multiple national championships. Because of their relationship with the cement company, the soccer squad is sometimes referred to as “La Máquina Cementera,” which literally translates to “the cement locomotive.” Cemento Cruz Azul is one of the most common brands to appear on the shirts of Mexican soccer players, along with Coca-Cola and Bimbo bread.
The corporation reaped the benefits of being able to transport across North America once the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was established in 1994. NAFTA was the acronym for the North American Free Trade Agreement. It has grown to become a cement company that is well known across the globe. The Cruz Azul cement firm has Guillermo Alvarez serving as the position of general director.