Football in Mexico came from the hand of the English and Spanish in the early twentieth century. Soon the game became popular and people started to practice. So in 1902 the Association Amateur Football League consists of five teams was: Orizaba Athetic Club, Pachuca Athletic Club, Athletic Club Reforma, Mexico Country Club and British Club. In 1930 increased the number of teams and the importance of the competition.
At the institutional level the Football Mexican League Amateur Association (FEMEXFUT) is the governing body of football in Mexico and is the institution responsible body of the organization, validation and regulatory powers, clubs, players and referees professional and amateur football players. It was founded on August 23,1922 under the name of Mexican Federation of Football Association. It is affiliated to FIFA since 1929, to CONCACAF as a founding member since 1961 and in Mexico has been affiliated with the CODEME. It has a professional level with Premier League (18 teams),Liga de Ascenso(15 teams),the Second Division (30 teams),the Third Division (204 teams) and a Sector Amateur (700 teams),the latter being unprofessional. There is also a Women's Super League consists of 2 teams.
Besides these competitions are organized other, being the most important the Copa of Mexico (commercially known as MXCup).This competition takes place on and off since 1907 being the oldest tournament held in Mexico.
The Football Team Mexico has many important categories, not only the absolute, among them the U-20, U-17 Women and the football beach. The first meeting of the absolute selection was held in 1923 and since then has participated 15 times at the World Cup, hosting the tournament twice, in 1970 and 1986 where it reached in both tournaments sixth. His greatest achievements at international level have been the title of the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1999 tournament that they hosted, and runners-up of the Copa America in 1993 Ecuador and Colombia 2001, competition in which participates as a guest since 1993.
Mention that Mexico has hosted several international competitions, including:
Football World Cups 1970 and 1986
Olympic Football Tournament 1968
1983 FIFA World Youth Championship
FIFA Cup 1999 Confederations
Cup 1977 CONCACAF
Gold Cup CONCACAF, 1993 and 2003
World Cup FIFA Under-17, 2011
A curious fact is that one of the legends of world football, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, aka Ronaldinho, playing in Queretaro Football Club, a team of the Premier League.
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