Club León, (simply known as León) is a Mexican professional football club based in the city of León, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. They currently play in the Liga MX (first tier).
León has won the Primera División title five times, in 1948, 1949, 1952, 1956 and 1992. They became the first Mexican "Campeonísimo" (winner of the League and the México Cup in the same year) in 1949. In 1993 León was the CONCACAF Champions' Cup runner-up, losing the final match against Deportivo Saprissa, of Costa Rica, in one of the greatest upsets among the defeats in the club's history. They also qualified for the Champion's Cup in 1998, but were eliminated in the semi-final. The team has been a consistent contender for the Primera División A title since relegation from the Primera División in 2002; they failed to obtain the promotion due to constant mediocre performances in the playoffs despite good appearances during the regular season until the Clausura 2012 Tournament when León defeated Correcaminos UAT 6–2 and after ten years were finally promoted to the Primera División. León is ranked 29th in the IFFHS Central and North America's best clubs of the 20th century.
Read more about Club León: History, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 2002 To 2012: Struggling in The Primera A/Liga De Ascenso, Season To Season, Previous Sponsors, Historic Badges, Club Honours, Current Squad, Notable Players, Managers
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