Chivas celebrates 115 years of history, 115 years in which it has won everything in Liga MX, but not only that, it has also won in other Cup competitions and outside the country. The team that was founded on May 8, 1906, in 1908 began its participation in the Liga de Occidente, in which it managed to win 13 titles, being one of the most successful in the history of the competition. However, what counts is what it did after 1943, when it began its participation in the Major League, in which it won its first crown in 1957.
Chivas is one of the most winningest teams in the country, what were the titles it won?
In what was known as the maximum category of Mexican professional soccer, the First Division of Mexico, it has been one of only two teams that have participated in all tournaments. In terms of titles, it currently ranks second, with 12 (corresponding to the 1956-1957, 1958-1959, 1959-1960, 1960-1961, 1961-1962, 1963-1964, 1964-1965, 1969-1970, 1986-1987, summer 1997, Apertura 2006 and Clausura 2017 tournaments).
It also has four MX Cup titles (1962-1963, 1969-1970, Apertura 2015, and Clausura 2017 tournaments), seven Champion of Champions (1956-1957, 1958-1959, 1959-1960, 1960-1961, 1963-1964, 1964-1965, 1969-1970 tournaments) and one MX Super Cup title (2015-2016).
At the international level, Chivas has won the CONCACAF Champions Cup twice (1962 and 2018), and was runner-up in the Copa Libertadores de América in 2018. In total, Chivas has 26 titles in official competitions.
What will be Chivas de Guadalajara's ideal lineup for the 2021 Apertura?
After the main movements in the transfer market and the end of the preseason, the Liga MX Apertura 2021 Tournament is now upon us, which will begin with some absences as a result of the call-ups to the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Such is the case of Chivas de Guadalajara, who, under the guidance of Víctor Manuel Vucetich, will have the mission of fighting for their 13th title in the First Division. After an early elimination in the Guard1anes 2021, in this championship there will be the pressure of a great performance for the coaching staff, players and board of directors.
The truth is that the club is not going through its best moment financially, which was reflected in a very soft transfer period in terms of reinforcements. To make matters worse, striker José Juan Macías left for Getafe in Spain and so far only youth player Christian Pinzón has arrived from Chicago Fire.
For the 2021 Apertura, Vucetich could field the following starting lineup for Chivas: Antonio Rodríguez; Jesús Sánchez, Antonio Briseño, Gilberto Sepúlveda, Miguel Ponce or Alejandro Mayorga; Jesús Molina, Fernando Beltrán; Uriel Antuna, Isaac Brizuela, Jesús Angulo or Cristian Calderón; Alexis Vega.