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Liga MX 2021 Playoffs: which team has played more finals?

We're down to four clubs battling it out for this season's Liga MX 2021 Apertura title but which club has made the final of this competition the most times?

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Liga MX 2021 Playoffs: which team has played more finals?
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Club América may have been brushed aside in the quarter finals by a ruthless Pumas UNAM side who fought back from going a goal behind, and they will therefore not have a chance to add to their record 23 finals played in, 13 of which they were victorious.

Liga MX champions through the years

Instead we will see either Atlas or Pumas UNAM and one of Tigres UANL or Club León reaching this year’s showpiece final. Atlas, it should be noted, have made it to only four finals before, winning a single title back in the 1950/51 season. Compared to the other three semi-finalists they are some way behind historically.

Pumas and Tigres have both won the title seven times each, with UNAM having made it to eight other finals to UANL’s additional five. Léon, for their part, have been crowned champions eight times out of their 14 finals.

One of these clubs will soon be writing another page of their history books.

Liga MX: all the finalists

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years
América 13 10 1965–66, 1970–71, 1975–76, 1983–84, 1984–85, Prode '85, 1987–88, 1988–89, Verano 2002, Clausura 2005, Clausura 2013, Apertura 2014, Apertura 2018
Guadalajara 12 9 1956–57, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1969–70, 1986–87, Verano 1997, Apertura 2006, Clausura 2017
Toluca 10 7 1966–67, 1967–68, 1974–75, Verano 1998, Verano 1999, Verano 2000, Apertura 2002, Apertura 2005, Apertura 2008, Bicentenario 2010
Cruz Azul 9 11 1968–69, 1970, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1978–79, 1979–80, Invierno 1997, Guardianes 2021
León 8 6 1947–48, 1948–49, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1991–92, Apertura 2013, Clausura 2014, Guardianes 2020
UNAM 7 8 1976–77, 1980–81, 1990–91, Clausura 2004, Apertura 2004, Clausura 2009, Clausura 2011
UANL 7 5 1977–78, 1981–82, Apertura 2011, Apertura 2015, Apertura 2016, Apertura 2017, Clausura 2019
Santos Laguna 6 5 Invierno 1996, Verano 2001, Clausura 2008, Clausura 2012, Clausura 2015, Clausura 2018
Pachuca 6 3 Invierno 1999, Invierno 2001, Apertura 2003, Clausura 2006, Clausura 2007, Clausura 2016
Monterrey 5 6 Mexico '86, Clausura 2003, Apertura 2009, Apertura 2010, Apertura 2019
Atlante * 3 4 1946–47, 1992–93, Apertura 2007
Necaxa 3 3 1994–95, 1995–96, Invierno 1998
Puebla 2 2 1982–83, 1989–90
Zacatepec**** 2 1 1954–55, 1957–58
Veracruz**** 2 0 1945–46, 1949–50
Oro*** 1 5 1962–63
Atlético Morelia* 1 3 Invierno 2000
Atlas 1 3 1950–51
Tampico Madero* 1 2 1952–53
Tecos** 1 1 1993–94
Real España**** 1 1 1944–45
Tijuana 1 0 Apertura 2012
Asturias**** 1 0 1943–44
Marte**** 1 0 1953–54

Table source: Wikipedia

What is the Liga MX Apertura 2021 schedule?

Semi-final first legs

Tigres UANL vs Club León (Estadio Universitario) | Wednesday 1 December: 22:00 ET/19:00 PT

Pumas UNAM vs Atlas (Olimpico Universitario) | Thursday 2 December: 22:00 ET/19:00 PT

Semi-final second legs

Club León vs Tigres UANL (Estadio Nou Camp) | Saturday 4 December: 22:00 ET/19:00 PT

Atlas vs Pumas UNAM (Estadio Jalisco) | Sunday 5 December: 20:00 ET/ 17:00 PT