2007–08 C.D. Motagua season

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Motagua
2007–08 (A & C) season
Chairman Pedro Atala
Manager Maradiaga, Pineda, and Clavasquín
Apertura Runner–up
Clausura 4th
Copa Interclubes UNCAF Champion
CONCACAF Champions' Cup Eliminated in Quarterfinals
Top goalscorer League: Nascimento (10)
All: Nascimento (14)
Highest home attendance 35,000~
Home colours
Away colours

The 2007–08 season will be well remembered for the Motagua fans, after having achieved their first international trophy in the Copa Interclubes UNCAF 2007; the team also became the league's runner-up in the Apertura tournament being beaten by C.D. Marathón. They were also the only team capable of beating C.D. Victoria, not only once, but twice. In the Clausura tournament they reached the Semifinals.[1] In addition to playing the Honduran league and the Copa Interclubes they also competed in the last CONCACAF Champions' Cup dispute.

Apertura[edit]

Motagua played its first official game of the season at home with a 2–0 victory over Atlético Olanchano.

Squad[edit]

  • The players in bold have senior international caps.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Honduras GK Ricardo Canales
2 Honduras DF Steven Morris
3 Honduras DF Javier Martinez
4 Honduras DF Roy Posas
5 Honduras MF Milton Reyes
6 Honduras DF Oscar Bernárdez
7 Costa Rica MF Steven Bryce
8 Honduras MF Miguel Castillo
9 Honduras FW Jairo Martínez
10 Brazil FW Jocimar Nascimento
11 Uruguay FW Oscar Torlacoff
12 Honduras MF Rubén Matamoros
13 Honduras MF José Grant
14 Honduras MF Luis Guzmán
15 Honduras MF Walter López
17 Honduras MF Fernando Castillo
19 Honduras DF Osman Chávez
No. Position Player
20 Honduras MF Amado Guevara
21 Honduras DF Emilio Izaguirre
22 Honduras GK Donaldo Morales
23 Brazil MF Pedro Santana
24 Honduras DF Víctor Bernárdez (C)
25 Honduras GK Rony García
26 Honduras DF David Molina
27 Honduras FW Jefferson Bernárdez
28 Honduras DF Samir García
29 Honduras FW José Rivera
30 Honduras MF Rubén Rivera
31 Honduras FW Luis Rodas
32 Honduras MF Jorge Claros (VC)
33 Honduras DF Marlon Cruz
34 Honduras DF Aaron Bardales
35 Honduras FW José Valladares
36 Honduras MF Kevin Osorio

Transfer in[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
4 Honduras DF Roy Posas (From Hispano)
2 Honduras DF Steve Morris (From Motagua B)
7 Costa Rica MF Steven Bryce (From Marathón)
15 Honduras MF Walter López (From Olimpia)
19 Honduras MF Osman Chávez (From Platense)
No. Position Player
20 Honduras MF Amado Guevara (From Chivas USA)
29 Honduras MF José Rivera (From Motagua B)
30 Honduras MF Rubén Rivera (From Motagua B)
31 Honduras FW Luis Rodas (From Achuapa)

Transfer out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
7 Honduras FW Saul Martínez (Released)
13 Honduras MF Víctor Mena (Released)
16 Honduras MF Edy Vásquuez (Died)
No. Position Player
Honduras MF Juan Tablada (Released)
Honduras MF Marvin Paz (Released)
Honduras MF Meylin Soto (Retired)

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Marathón 18 10 5 3 27 16 +11 35
2 Motagua 18 9 5 4 28 19 +9 32 Qualified to the Final round
3 Victoria 18 7 10 1 22 12 +10 31

Matches[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Ground H A H A H A H A A A H A H A H A H H
Result W L W D W W L L D W D D W L D W W W
Position 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 5 6 2 2 4 3 3 4 4 3 2

Last updated: 2007-11-25.
Source: 2007–08 Apertura
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Regular season[edit]


















Semifinals[edit]


  • Motagua won 3–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]


  • Motagua lost 0–2 on aggregate.

Clausura[edit]

After having achieve the silver medal in the Apertura tournament, Motagua were looking to improve its previous campaign for the second half of the season. However they managed only to reach the semifinals. The team had to play some of their home games at Estadio Marcelo Tinoco in Danlí due to major repairs to the Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino for the 2010 World Cup qualification.

Squad[edit]

  • The players in bold have senior international caps.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Honduras GK Ricardo Canales
2 Honduras DF Steven Morris
3 Colombia DF Santiago de Alba
4 Honduras DF Roy Posas
5 Honduras MF Milton Reyes
6 Honduras DF Oscar Bernárdez
7 Costa Rica MF Steven Bryce
8 Honduras MF Miguel Castillo
9 Honduras FW Jairo Martínez
10 Brazil FW Jocimar Nascimento
11 Uruguay FW Oscar Torlacoff
12 Honduras MF Rubén Matamoros
13 Honduras MF Ronald Martínez
14 Honduras MF Luis Guzmán
15 Honduras MF Walter López
17 Honduras MF Fernando Castillo
18 Panama MF José Justavino
No. Position Player
19 Honduras DF Osman Chávez
21 Honduras DF Emilio Izaguirre
22 Honduras GK Donaldo Morales
23 Honduras MF Daniel Facussé
24 Honduras DF Víctor Bernárdez (C)
25 Honduras GK Rony García
26 Honduras DF David Molina
27 Honduras FW Jefferson Bernárdez
28 Honduras DF Samir García
29 Honduras FW José Rivera
30 Honduras MF Rubén Rivera
31 Honduras FW Luis Rodas
32 Honduras MF Jorge Claros (VC)
33 Honduras DF Marlon Cruz
34 Honduras DF Aaron Bardales
35 Honduras FW José Valladares
36 Honduras MF Kevin Osorio

Transfer in[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Colombia DF Santiago de Alba (From San Francisco)
18 Panama MF José Justavino (From San Francisco)
No. Position Player
23 Honduras MF Daniel Facussé (From Motagua B)

Transfer out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Honduras DF Javier Martínez (To Vida)
7 Costa Rica MF Steven Bryce (Free agent)
13 Honduras MF José Grant (To Victoria)
No. Position Player
20 Honduras MF Amado Guevara (To Toronto FC)
23 Brazil MF Pedro Santana (Retired)

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
3 Real España 18 8 4 6 26 22 +4 28
4 Motagua 18 8 3 7 23 19 +4 27 Qualified to the Final round
5 Hispano 18 7 5 6 24 25 −1 26

Matches[edit]

Matches by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Ground H H A H A A H A A A A H A H H A H H
Result W W W D L D W L L L L W L D W L W W
Position 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 5 7 4 7 6 6 6 4 4

Last updated: 2007-11-25.
Source: 2007–08 Clausura
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Regular season[edit]


















Semifinals[edit]


  • Motagua lost 2–7 on aggregate.

2007 Copa Interclubes UNCAF[edit]

As champions in the 2006–07 Apertura season, C.D. Motagua had the right to participate in the Central American club championship in 2007. Under the management of DT Ramón Maradiaga, the team imposed a record of 7 wins and 1 drawn in a total of 8 games, and lifted their first international trophy in their history.[2]

Matches[edit]

First round[edit]


  • Motagua won 5–1 on aggregate.

Quarterfinals[edit]


  • Motagua won 2–0 on aggregate.

Semifinals[edit]


  • Motagua won 6–3 on aggregate.

Final[edit]


  • Motagua won 2–1 on aggregate.

2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup[edit]

After winning the Copa Interclubes UNCAF 2007, Motagua obtained one of the three Central American tickets to the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup. On 17 December 2008 CONCACAF announced the pairs for the Quarterfinals, leaving Motagua in the bracket against reigning champions C.F. Pachuca.[3]

Matches[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]


  • Motagua lost 0–1 on aggregate.

References[edit]

External links[edit]