Pachuca has remained consistent even with Liga MX’s unpredictability
The Mexican league is the most unique leagues in the world. The complex relegation system and the uncertainty is what makes it fun to watch. In the last 10 tournaments there has been six different champions. The championship is always up for grabs. But throughout the years, one club has remained consistent, Pachuca.
Pachuca is a highly overlooked team. They don’t have the squad depth that Tigres and Monterrey currently have. To many, their history still doesn’t compare to Mexico’s elite clubs.
Since 1999, Pachuca has won the Liga MX title six times. They are the only Mexican club to win a CONMEBOL organized competition (2006 Copa Sudamericana). And they have won the CONCACAF Champions League four times.
Some of Mexico’s best players have had the privilege to wear Pachuca’s jersey. Paul Aguilar, Christian Gimenez, Hector Herrera, Jurgen Damm and Rodolfo Pizarro all played for Pachuca at some point of their careers. Two of Mexico’s most exciting young prospects in Hirving Lozano and Erick Gutierrez currently play for Pachuca.
In the 2017 Clausura tournament, Pachuca sits in second place with 17 points. With a young and highly talented squad, Pachuca is looking for yet another Liguilla appearance.
There’s no doubt that Pachuca has been one of the most successful Mexican clubs in recent years. Their belief and confidence in young players is why they’ve found success. Under Diego Alonso’s management, the team has become extremely enjoyable to watch. But being consistent hasn’t been enough to be considered elite. It’s time to start recognizing Pachuca’s greatness.