It’s no secret that Club América and Deportivo Toluca F.C. have a long history of rivalry between them. Dating back to when the two teams first met in the Mexican Primera División in 1986, their matches have seen plenty of highs and lows with each other. From thrilling wins that fill the stands with cheers to defeats that bring tears, this blog post will take you on a journey down memory lane to explore some of the iconic moments between these two teams over the years. Read on for an entertaining timeline of Club América vs Deportivo Toluca F.C.
Club América is one of Mexico’s most successful and popular teams, with a rich history dating back to 1916. The club has won thirteen Liga MX titles, as well as six Copa México trophies. Club América also boasts an impressive international record, having lifted the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup on five occasions.
Deportivo Toluca F.C. is one of Club América’s biggest rivals, and the two teams have a long-standing rivalry that dates back to the early 1900s. The two clubs have met each other over one hundred times in competitive fixtures, with Toluca holding the upper hand in the overall head-to-head record.
In recent years, the two teams have met each other regularly in the Liga MX playoffs, with Toluca winning three out of the four meetings between them. However, it was Club América who came out on top when they last met in the Clausura 2018 final, winning 3-2 on aggregate to lift the trophy.
DEPORTIVO TOLUCA F.C
Deportivo Toluca F.C., commonly known as Deportivo Toluca or simply Toluca, is a Mexican professional football club based in Toluca, State of Mexico. The club was founded in 1917 and plays in Liga MX, the top tier of Mexican football. Toluca has been champions of the Liga MX nine times, most recently in the 2017 Clausura. They are one of Mexico’s Big Four football clubs.
The club is owned by Grupo Salinas and plays its home games at the Estadio Nemesio Díez which has a capacity of 30,000 seats. Toluca won their first Primera División championship in 1951 under the management of Carlos Juarez on April 28 with a 5–1 victory over Atlético Morelia. In 1958 they managed to win their first Copa México; however, they would not win another top-flight title until the 1970–71 season when they defeated Cruz Azul for the 1971 Campeon de Campeones.
Under José Luis Trejo’s stewardship, Toluca became successful in winning their fifth Primera División championship in 1992 after defeating Club Universidad Nacional 3–1 on aggregate in the finals; this was followed up by another league championship win in 1998 under Enrique Meza when they once again defeated UNAM 3–2 on aggregate after extra time in the final. In 1999, Deportivo Toluca were crowned CONCAC
Since their first meeting in the Mexican Primera División in 1949, Club América and Deportivo Toluca F.C. have developed one of the fiercest rivalries in Mexican football. The two sides have met each other 143 times, with América winning 58 of those matches and Toluca winning 45.
The rivalry began to heat up in the late 1970s when the two teams started regularly finishing near the top of the league table. In 1977, they met in the final of the Copa México, with América coming out on top after a 2-1 victory. Toluca would get their revenge the following year, however, when they beat América 3-2 in the final of the same competition.
The 1980s saw some more heated encounters between the two clubs, none more so than in the 1983/84 season when they met each other four times in quick succession. First, there was a 0-0 draw in the regular season, followed by a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their semifinal playoff tie. América then won 2-1 in the second leg to progress to the final, where they faced Toluca again. This time, it was Toluca who came out on top, winning 3-2 after extra time to lift their first league title since 1966.
The rivalry took on an even greater importance in 1993 when both teams
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
Club América and Deportivo Toluca F.C. are two of the most famous soccer teams in Mexico. They have a long history and have been rivals for many years. Here is a timeline of events leading up to their most recent match:
1898- Club América is founded as “Club Atlético Mexiquense”
1903- Deportivo Toluca F.C. is founded
1904- The two teams first meet in a friendly match, which ends in a 0-0 draw
The 1920s- The teams compete against each other in various regional tournaments
The 1930s- Club América becomes one of the most successful teams in Mexico, winning several championships
The 1950s-60s- Deportivo Toluca F.C. also experiences success, winning multiple championships
The 1970s- The two teams compete in the Mexican First Division, with Club América winning the title in 1971 and 1973 and Deportivo Toluca F.C. winning it in 1972 and 1974
The 2000s- The teams continue to be rivals, with both experiencing ups and downs
2017- The most recent match between the two teams takes place, with Club América winning 3-1
Monday morning started with fans from both teams taking to social media to share their thoughts on the game. Some called for Toluca’s coach, Hernán Cristante, to be fired while others praised América’s new coach, Miguel Herrera, for his tactical prowess. Herrera himself took to Twitter to thank the fans for their support.
Many also pointed out that this was América’s first win against Toluca in over three years and hailed it as a turning point for the team. Others were quick to point out that Toluca is still ahead of América in the standings and that there is a long way to go in the season.
The focus then shifted to the upcoming Clásico Nacional between América and Chivas de Guadalajara. The match is always one of the most anticipated of the season and this year is no different. Fans are already looking forward to what promises to be an intense battle between two of Mexico’s biggest rivals.
Both Club América and Deportivo Toluca F.C., have a long history of rivalry between them, which has been going on for years now. This timeline only scratches the surface of the two sides’ rivalry, but it does give us a glimpse into how the teams have grown and developed over time. From heated matches to thrilling victories, their battles will continue to be epic affairs that keep everyone on the edge of their seats until they meet again!