Football in Mexico
For many years, Mexico were known as the "giants of CONCACAF" on account of their dominance and well-organised professional league. The league in Mexico belongs to the top 10 championships in the world and is very lucrative. The high wages on offer there are one of the main reasons why virtually no Mexican players move abroad. Mexico have only missed five FIFA World Cups (1934, 1938, 1974, 1982 and 1990) and the association has also recorded great success at youth level, with Mexican teams virtually ever-present at the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the FIFA World Youth Cup. Hugo Sanchez is the best player to have come out of Mexico, having enjoyed an impressive career in his home country, as well as with Real Madrid in Spain. Today, he has a range of varied duties, including membership of the FIFA Football Committee.
Goal project
On 15 March 2006, the Goal Bureau approved the construction of four technical centres in four different regions. The Mexican football association wants to put structures in place that will enable national teams of all categories and of both genders to run training camps as part of structured development plans. Professional teams in the Mexican second division will also be allowed to use these centres.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Four regional technical centres
Project approved on
15 March 2006
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 250,000 Other sources USD 930,000 Total cost USD 1,580,000