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León
Full name Club León
Nickname(s) Los Panzas Verdes (The Green Bellies)
La Fiera (The Beast)
El León (The Lion)
Los Esmeraldas (The Emeralds)
Founded August 20, 1944
Ground Estadio León
León, Guanajuato, Mexico
Ground Capacity 33,943.
Owner Grupo Pachuca
Grupo Carso
Chairman Jesús Martínez Murguia
Manager Gustavo Matosas
League Liga MX
Apertura 2019 2nd (QF)
Third colours

Club León, (simply known as León) is a Mexican professional football club based in the city of León, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

The club was founded in 1944. León won the Primera División title seven times: in 1948, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1992, Apertura 2013 and most recently Clausura 2014. They became the first Mexican "Campeonísimo" (winner of the League and the Copa México in the same year) in 1949. In 1993 León was the CONCACAF Champions' Cup runner-up, losing the to the Costa Rican team Deportivo Saprissa.

Honours

Domestic

  • Primera División (7): 1947-48, 1948–49, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1991–92, Apertura 2013, Clausura 2014
  • Ascenso Mexico (5): 1989-1990, Clausura 2003, Clausura 2004, Clausura 2008, Clausura 2012
  • Copa México (5): 1948-49, 1957–58, 1966–67, 1970–71, 1971–72
  • Campeón de Campeones (4): 1947/1948, 1955/1956, 1970/1971, 1971/1972

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