1978–79 Honduran Liga Nacional

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LINA
Season 1978-79
Champions Motagua
(4th title)
Relegated Tiburones
CONCACAF Champions Cup None
Copa Fraternidad Motagua
España
Olimpia
Broncos
Top goalscorer Salvador Bernárdez (15)

In 1978-79 Motagua won its fourth championship in Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras after beating Real España in the final. The tournament had 27 rounds in the regular season and the top five qualified to the Final round. Motagua and Real España won the regular season and the final round respectively and decided the title in a two legs final series.

1978-79 teams[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Motagua 27 13 12 2 34 16 +18 38 Qualified to the Final round
2 Olimpia 27 13 7 7 29 17 +12 33
3 Real España 27 8 11 8 20 17 +3 27
4 Marathón 27 7 12 8 26 26 0 26
5 Platense 27 8 10 9 21 23 −2 26 Qualified to the repechage
6 Broncos 27 5 16 6 17 19 −2 26
7 Universidad 27 8 10 9 17 20 −3 26
8 Vida 27 7 12 8 23 27 −4 26
9 Victoria 27 5 14 8 20 29 −9 24
10 Tiburones 27 4 10 13 20 34 −14 18 Relegated to the Second division
  • Motagua secured final spot as regular season winner.
  • Top five qualify to final round.
  • Extra match required between Platense and Broncos to decide fifth place.
  • Tiburones relegated.

Fifth place playoff[edit]

  • Broncos advanced to Pentagonal on awarded points.

Final round[edit]

Pentagonal standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Real España 8 5 3 0 14 6 +8 13 Qualified to the Final
2 Motagua 8 4 1 3 12 8 +4 9
3 Olimpia 8 2 4 2 6 5 +1 8
4 Broncos 8 2 4 2 12 13 −1 8
5 Marathón 8 0 2 6 3 15 −12 2
  • Real España qualified to final as winner of Pentagonal.

Final[edit]

1979-01-25
Motagua 1 - 0 Real España
Bernárdez Goal

1979-01-28
Real España 1 - 4 Motagua
Bailey Goal Reyes Goal Goal Goal
Maradiaga Goal
San Pedro Sula
Referee: Carlos Roberto Ortiz Pérez

Top scorer[edit]

  • Honduras Salvador Bernárdez (Motagua) with 15 goals

Squads[edit]

Broncos
Honduras German "Loco" Guzmán Costa Rica Carlos Luis "Macho" Arrieta Honduras Cruz Ramón Serrano "Guaya" Cruz
Marathón
Argentina Daniel Argelio Romero Honduras Óscar Machigua Honduras René "Maravilla" Suazo
Honduras Exequiel "Estupiñán" García Honduras Hernán Santiago "Cortés" García Martínez Honduras Manuel Rodríguez
Honduras David Sánchez Honduras Tomás Wood Honduras Manuel Doblado
Honduras Leónidas Nolasco Argentina Erick Cabalceta Honduras Rigoberto Castro
Honduras Richard Kenneth Payne Honduras Arturo Torres "Pacharaca" Bonilla Honduras Roberto Bailey
Honduras Ramón "Albañil" Osorio Honduras Francisco Javier Toledo Honduras Julio "Ruso" Bonilla
Honduras Ricardo Nuila Honduras Osman Peña Honduras Óscar Rolando "Martillo" Hernández
Honduras Mario López Honduras Carlos "Calín" Morales Uruguay Iván Ramos
Honduras Félix Concepción Carranza Honduras Jorge Alberto "Cuca" Bueso Iglesias Honduras Celso Fredy Güity
Honduras Porfirio Armando Betancourt Honduras Luis Alonso Guzmán Velásquez
Motagua
Nicaragua Roger Mayorga Honduras Alcides Morales Brazil Roberto Abrussezze
Honduras Salvador "Pichini" Bernárdez Honduras Carlos Mejía Honduras Marco Tulio "Coyol" López
Honduras Francisco "Pantera" Velásquez Honduras Roberto "Muñiña" Escalante Honduras Héctor "Lin" Zelaya
Honduras René "Kun Fu" Velásquez Honduras Camilo Mejía Honduras Juan Ramón Aguilar
Honduras Rubén "Chamaco" Guifarro Honduras Marco Tulio Andino Honduras Roxne Romero
Brazil Ennos Pereira Honduras Rigoberto Sosa Honduras Luis Alberto "Chito" Reyes
Honduras Ramón Enrique "Primitivo" Maradiaga Honduras Héctor Ramón "Pecho de Aguila" Zelaya Honduras Antonio Antonio Obando
Honduras Samuel Rivera Honduras Edgardo Sosa Honduras José Luis Zelaya
Honduras Mario Moncada Honduras Feliciano Guardado Honduras Mariano Godoy
Honduras David Bueso Honduras David Medina Argentina Alberto Centurión
Olimpia
Honduras Belarmino Rivera Honduras Francisco Zelaya Pastrana Honduras Alejandro "Indio" Ruiz
Honduras Vicente Suazo Honduras Óscar García Honduras Héctor Uclés
Honduras Víctor Romero Honduras Víctor "Calero" Lozano Honduras Óscar Batíz
Honduras Adán Amador Honduras Carlos Figueroa Honduras Manuel Gámez
Honduras Arturo Cáceres Honduras Óscar Banegas Honduras José Amador
Chile Joaquín del Arca Honduras Osmán Zelaya Honduras Ramón Antonio "Pilín" Brand
Honduras Roger Chavarría Honduras Prudencio "Tecate" Norales Honduras Rigoberto "Shula" Gómez
Honduras Jorge Alberto "Perro" González Honduras Samuel Montoya Uruguay Walter Chávez
Chile Mario Hernán Juviny Carreño Argentina Ricardo Carreño Honduras Carlos Maldonado
Honduras Walter "Estupiñán" Amador Honduras José Antonio García Honduras Jorge Alberto "Indio" Urquía Elvir
Platense
Honduras Arnulfo Echeverría Honduras Manuel de Jesús Fuentes Honduras Tomás Cedricks Ewens "Quito" Wagner
Honduras Danilo "Pulga" Flores Honduras Arturo Payne Chile Rubén Rodríguez Peña Llantén
Honduras Alex Rodríguez
Real España
Honduras Julio César "El Tile" Arzú Honduras Antonio "Gato" Pavón Molina Honduras Walter Jimminson
Chile Julio del Carmen Tapia Callao Honduras José Estanislao "Tanayo" Ortega Honduras Clinton Campbell
Honduras Gustavo Portillo Honduras Junior Rashford Costly Honduras Marvin Zúniga
Brazil Alberto Ferreira da Silva Honduras José Luis Cruz Figueroa Honduras Jimmy James Bailey
Honduras Allan Costly Honduras Julio Roberto "Chino" Ortiz Honduras Jimmy Steward
Honduras Edith Hernando Contreras
Tiburones
Honduras Juan Jerezano Honduras "Yuyuga" Flores Honduras David Silva
Honduras Salustio Pacheco Honduras Alejandro Palacios Honduras "Nilo" Herrera
Honduras Edgar Alfaro Honduras Agustín Alemán Honduras Pedro Colón
Honduras José Reynaldo Villagra Honduras Domingo Martínez
Universidad
Nicaragua Roger Mayorga Honduras Otoniel Oliva Honduras Joaquín Pavón Sequeira
Nicaragua Mauricio Cruz Jiron Honduras Daniel "Diablo" Sambulá Honduras José Salomón "Turco" Nazzar
Victoria
Honduras Óscar Figueroa Honduras Reynaldo Mejía Ortega Brazil Camilo Bonifacio
Honduras Roberto Reynaldo "Robot" Bailey Sargent Honduras Efraín Martínez "Diablillo" Amaya Honduras David Goff
Brazil Pedro Caetano da Silva Honduras Luis Alonso "Chorompo" Zúniga Honduras Francisco Jiménez
Honduras Miguel Ángel "Primitivo" Ortiz Honduras Fausto Humberto "Chiva" Ruiz Honduras Luis Edgardo Meléndez
Vida
Honduras Gustavo Adolfo "Gorcha" Collins Honduras Ramón Nectaly "Liebre" Guardado Honduras Carlos Humberto "Papeto" Lobo
Honduras Edgardo Williams Honduras Abraham Osorio Honduras Peter Buchanan
Honduras Hermenegildo Orellana Honduras César "Cesarín" Aguirre Honduras Marco Tulio "Socadito" Zelaya
Honduras Carlos Aguirre Honduras Neptaly "Liebre" Guardado Honduras Carlos Johnson
Honduras Carlos Bejarano Honduras Felipe "Embajador" Sánchez Honduras Juan Dolmo Arzú
Honduras Mario Ardón Honduras Roberto "Macho" Figueroa Honduras Carlos Talbot
Honduras Manuel Gámez Honduras Enrique "Palanca" Mendoza Honduras Wilfredo Rodríguez
Honduras Carlos Orlando Caballero Honduras Dennis "Bomba" Hinds Honduras Arnulfo Ardón
Honduras Matilde Selim Lacayo Honduras Carlos "Comay" Flores Honduras Jesús "Bululo" Carías
Honduras Jorge Bernárdez Honduras Jaime Morales Honduras Roberto Maradiaga

Known results[edit]

Round 1[edit]


Real España 2 – 0 Tiburones
Pavón Goal

Pentagonal place playoff[edit]


Platense 1 – 0 Broncos

Pentagonal[edit]

1978-10-22
Marathón 1 – 1 Olimpia
San Pedro Sula
1978-10-26
Real España 0 – 0 Olimpia
San Pedro Sula
1978-10-28
Real España 4 – 3 Broncos
Costly Goal Goal
Bailey Goal
JiminsonGoal
Altamirano Goal
Arzú Goal
Cruz Goal
San Pedro Sula
1978-10-29
Motagua 2 – 0 Marathón
Bernárdez Goal
López Goal
Danlí
1978-11-05
Real España 4 – 2 Motagua
San Pedro Sula
1978-11-09
Marathón 2 – 3 Broncos
San Pedro Sula
1978-11-12
Marathón 0 – 1 Real España
Bailey Goal
San Pedro Sula
1978-11-12
Olimpia 1 – 0 Motagua
Gámez Goal
Tegucigalpa
1978-11-19
Marathón 0 – 3 Motagua
Escalante Goal
Godoy Goal
Obando Goal
San Pedro Sula
1979-01-07
Olimpia 0 – 0 Real España
Tegucigalpa
1979-01-10
Real España 3 – 0 Marathón
Bailey Goal Goal
Jimminson Goal
San Pedro Sula
1979-01-14
Olimpia 2 – 0 Marathón
Tegucigalpa
1979-01-17
Motagua 1 – 0 Olimpia
Obando Goal
Tegucigalpa
1979-01-21
Motagua 0 – 1 Real España
Tegucigalpa

Unknown rounds[edit]

19 February 1978
Victoria 1 – 1 Vida
Meléndez
La Ceiba
5 March 1978
Broncos 0 – 1 Tiburones
Herrera Goal
Choluteca
29 March 1978
Marathón 3 – 1 Olimpia
San Pedro Sula
9 April 1978
Platense 2 – 0 Motagua
Puerto Cortés
9 April 1978
Tiburones 1 – 2 Marathón
Tegucigalpa
23 April 1978
Platense 1 – 1 Marathón
Puerto Cortés
7 May 1978
Tiburones 1 – 1 Broncos
Arzú Goal Martínez Goal
Choluteca
7 May 1978
Marathón 1 – 0 Real España
Peña Goal
El Progreso
25 June 1978
Olimpia 0 – 1 Marathón
Osorio Goal
Tegucigalpa
31 July 1978
Motagua 2 – 1 Universidad
Danlí
6 August 1978
Platense 1 – 0 Marathón
Castillo Goal
Puerto Cortés
6 August 1978
Olimpia 0 – 0 Universidad
Danlí
27 August 1978
Motagua 4 – 0 Platense
Reyes Goal Goal
Maradiaga Goal
Bernárdez Goal
Danlí
10 September 1978
Broncos 1 – 1 Tiburones
Altamirano Goal Palacios Goal
Choluteca
10 September 1978
Real España 3 – 0 Marathón
Bailey Goal
Tapia Goal
Portillo Goal
El Progreso
10 September 1978
Motagua 0 – 0 Olimpia
Danlí
24 September 1978
Tiburones 0 – 3 Motagua
Maradiaga Goal
Reyes Goal
Centurión Goal
Choluteca
1 October 1978
Real España 0 – 2 Olimpia
Norales Goal
González Goal
San Pedro Sula
3 October 1978
Motagua 4 – 2 Victoria
López Goal Goal
Reyes Goal
Bernárdez Goal
Amaya Goal
Zelaya Goal 0' (a.g.)
Danlí
12 October 1978
Platense 2 – 1 Broncos
El Progreso

Marathón 0 – 1 Universidad
San Pedro Sula

Motagua 1 – 0 Olimpia
Tegucigalpa

References[edit]

  1. ^ The game was suspended at 85' as Platense retired for not accepting a late penalty against them; the league decided to award the points to Broncos.