Club Universidad Nacional AC Premier is a professional football team that competes in the Mexican Football League. Founded on August 28, 1954, the Cougars have played in La Liga, the top division of Mexican football, since their promotion in 1962. Known as Pumas de la UNAM, UNAM Pumas or simply UNAM, Pumas. Founded by the largest university in Mexico, the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), the club is one of the most popular clubs in Mexico.
Club Universidad Nacional AC represents the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico’s largest university, and plays its home games at its Olympic Stadium, located on the UNAM main campus. Club Universidad Nacional is one of Mexico’s most successful teams, having won seven Liga MX championships, one Copa MX title, two Campeon de Campeones championships and three CONCACAF Champions League titles. Club Universidad Nacional AC is also known for its youth development system, which has produced international players such as Enrique Borja, Hugo Sanchez, Claudio Suarez, Alberto Garcia Aspe and Pablo Barrera.
The blue and gold colours of Club Universidad Nacional AC were chosen as a tribute to the University of Notre Dame, whose football coaches helped create an American-style football team at the university. The blue and gold colour palette was inspired by the Irish football team Notre Dame Fighting.
Since 2011, Pumas has released entire collections dedicated entirely to fans who support the fight against breast cancer. It is worth noting that the University is the club with the most players to score leaders in Mexico and has historically been ranked as the best seat in Mexico in its base categories. Over the years, many players have become true Puma legends, such as Evanivaldo Castro Silva, better known as Cabinho, the protagonist of the 1976 title, four-time Liga MX top scorer and the club’s all-time top scorer (151 goals).
The New England Revolution fought the elements at the snow-covered Gillette Stadium with a 3-0 victory in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League quarter-final series with Liga MX’s UNAM Pumas. They meet again tomorrow for their second leg of the quarter-finals. In the League, they meet Necaxa after their CONCACAF quarterfinals. In Liga MX, they are in the 10th spot at present in the Clausura. They finished 11th in the Apertura phase with five wins and six losses; they drew six games to see how their form has fallen. They finished 2nd in the Apertura phase in the previous season with eight wins and only one defeat, drawing eight games. Since then, they have not been at their peak, and their position is below satisfaction this season.
Pumas are still in the hunt for the CONCACAF Champions League, and a heavy defeat of 3-0 in the first leg makes it doubtful for their qualification in the further stages. Pumas have been good in the tournament and have won it three times and can hope for a miracle. Pumas play the second leg at home.