|Date||R||Home vs Away||-|
|03/25 03:05||1||Mazatlan FC vs Leon||View|
|03/30 03:05||4||Queretaro vs Cruz Azul||View|
|04/01 01:05||13||Necaxa vs Santos Laguna||View|
|04/01 02:10||13||Juarez FC vs Puebla||View|
|04/01 23:00||13||Pachuca vs Cruz Azul||View|
|04/02 01:05||13||Club America vs Leon||View|
|04/02 01:05||13||Monterrey vs Tijuana||View|
|04/02 03:05||13||Atlas vs Chivas Guadalajara||View|
|04/02 18:00||13||Toluca vs Tigres UANL||View|
|04/02 23:00||13||Atletico San Luis vs Mazatlan FC||View|
|04/03 01:05||13||Queretaro vs Unam Pumas||View|
|04/08 00:05||14||Puebla vs Toluca||View|
|Date||R||Home vs Away||-|
|03/20 03:05||12|| Leon vs Santos Laguna ||4-1|
|03/20 01:05||12|| Queretaro vs Juarez FC ||2-2|
|03/19 18:00||12|| Unam Pumas vs Pachuca ||0-2|
|03/19 03:10||12|| Chivas Guadalajara vs Club America ||2-4|
|03/19 01:05||12|| Tigres UANL vs Monterrey ||0-1|
|03/18 23:00||12|| Cruz Azul vs Atletico San Luis ||1-0|
|03/18 03:10||12|| Mazatlan FC vs Necaxa ||0-1|
|03/18 03:05||12|| Tijuana vs Toluca ||3-3|
|03/18 01:00||12|| Puebla vs Atlas ||0-4|
|03/13 03:15||11|| Juarez FC vs Necaxa ||1-1|
|03/13 01:05||11|| Pachuca vs Monterrey ||1-2|
|03/13 01:05||11|| Santos Laguna vs Tijuana ||3-2|
The Liga MX, officially known as the Liga BBVA MX for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional football division in Mexico. Formerly known as the Primera División de México (Mexican First Division), it is contested by 18 clubs and is divided into two tournaments – "Apertura" and "Clausura"– which typically run from July to December (the former) and January to May (the latter). The champion of each tournament is decided via a playoff ("Liguilla") system. Since 2020, promotion and relegation has been suspended, which is to last until 2026.
According to the IFFHS, Liga MX was ranked as the 10th strongest league in the first decade of the 21st century. According to CONCACAF, the league – with an average attendance of 25,557 during the 2014–15 season – draws the largest crowds on average of any football league in the Americas and the third largest crowds of any professional sports league in North America, behind only the National Football League and Major League Baseball, and ahead of the Canadian Football League. It is also the fourth most attended football league in the world behind Germany's Bundesliga, England's Premier League and Spain's La Liga. The Liga MX ranks second in terms of television viewership in the United States, behind the English Premier League.
Club América has won the league a record 13 times, followed by Guadalajara with 12 titles. In all, twenty-four teams have won the Primera División/Liga MX title at least once.
Prior to the Liga Mayor, there was no national football league in Mexico, and football competitions were held within relatively small geographical regions. The winners of the Primera Fuerza, a local league consisting of teams near and around Mexico City, was regarded as the then national competition although there were other regional leagues, such as in Veracruz, Liga Amateur de Puebla the Jalisco and the Liga Amateur del Bajío|Bajío that had talented clubs. Many club owners were keen to remain amateur although they paid players under the table. The increasing interest in football would not thwart a unified professional football system in Mexico. The professional national league was established in 1943.
The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación (F.M.F.) announcement of the nation's first professional league brought interest from many clubs to join. The F.M.F. announced that 10 clubs would form the Liga Mayor (Major League). The league was founded by six clubs from the Primera Fuerza of Mexico City, two clubs from the Liga Occidental, and two from the Liga Veracruzana.
Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, many small clubs faced economic difficulties which were attributed to the lack of international competition by Mexico's clubs and an unrewarding league format. Consequently, teams from Mexico that placed high in the league standings could not afford to participate in the overarching continental competitions, such as the Copa Libertadores.
The 1970 World Cup held in Mexico was the first World Cup televised on a grand scale. The season following the FIFA World Cup, the F.M.F. changed the league format and established a playoff phase to determine the national champion. This was done to regenerate interest and reward teams that placed fairly high in the standings.
The play-off, called the Liguilla, was played using various formats to determine the champion. The most common format was a straight knock-out between the top eight teams in the table. At other times the league was divided into groups with the top two in each group, often as well as the best 3rd placed teams, qualifying for the play-offs and in some seasons the play-offs themselves involved teams playing in groups with the group winners playing off for the title. The format was changed from season to season to accommodate international club commitments and the schedule of the Mexico national team.
The change in the rules affected teams that traditionally dominated the table, as talented teams that had not performed well in the regular season were able to perform successfully in the play-offs (Cruz Azul in the 1970s, América in the 1980s, and Toluca in the 2000s).
Prior to the start of the 2012–13 season, the organization Liga MX / Ascenso MX was created to replace the Mexican Football Federation as the organizing body of the competition. The league also announced a rebranding, with the introduction of a new logo.
On 20 August 2018, it was announced that Liga MX would begin testing the use of video assistant referee technology. The initial test run will be conducted during under-20 matches played inside senior league stadiums, with live testing across senior Liga MX matches to take place during weeks 13 and 14 of the Apertura tournament. The league will, however, still need final approval from FIFA to fully implement the technology.