2008–09 C.D. Motagua season

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Motagua
2008–09 (A & C) season
Chairman Pedro Atala
Manager Jaime de la Pava
Apertura 4th
Clausura 8th
Copa Sudamericana Eliminated in First stage
Top goalscorer Torlacoff (8)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

For the 2008–09 C.D. Motagua season, the team played in three competitions, the Apertura tournament, the Clausura, and they were also invited to the 2008 Copa Sudamericana.

Apertura[edit]

The 2008–09 Apertura Motagua season was the fifty-third season of the Motagua professional football lifetime. Motagua were looking for the 12th championship. They also attended the 2008 Copa Sudamericana because of C.D. Saprissa's withdrawal due to the match-day fixtures collide with CONCACAF Champions League's. For this season Motagua were full with families. Miguel Castillo and Fernando Castillo are brothers, Eleazar Padilla and Esdras Padilla are brothers, Rubén Antonio Rivera and José Carlos Rivera are brothers, Víctor Bernárdez, Jefferson Bernárdez and Oscar Bernárdez are cousins, Shannon Welcome and Georgie Welcome are cousins. Jaime de la Pava replaced Ramón Maradiaga after he left to coach Guatemala national football team. Edmilson da Silva Melo was cut off the team since he received an injury that would leave him out for the rest of the tournament. On 11 September Luis Rodas and Roy Posas were cut off the team due to indecent behavior under the influence of alcohol.

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 Uruguay DF Guillermo Díaz
4 Honduras DF Roy Posas
5 Honduras MF Reynaldo Tilguath (VC)
6 Honduras DF Oscar Bernárdez
7 Honduras FW Georgie Welcome
8 Honduras MF Miguel Castillo
9 Honduras FW Shannon Welcome
10 Brazil FW Jocimar Nascimento
11 Uruguay FW Oscar Torlacoff
12 Honduras MF José Burgos
13 Honduras MF Ronald Martínez
14 Honduras MF Luis Guzmán
15 Brazil MF Nilberto da Silva
17 Honduras MF Fernando Castillo
18 Honduras MF Meller Sánchez
19 Honduras DF Emilson Cruz
21 Honduras DF Emilio Izaguirre
22 Honduras GK Donaldo Morales
No. Position Player
23 Honduras MF Daniel Facussé
24 Honduras DF Víctor Bernárdez (C)
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 Esdras Padilla
34 Honduras DF Aarón Bardales
35 Honduras FW José Valladares
36 Honduras MF Kevin Osorio
40 Honduras MF Víctor Zúniga
42 Honduras MF Milton Palacios
43 Honduras FW Jairo Martínez
Honduras GK Levon Smith
Honduras DF Víctor Mena
Honduras DF Eleazar Padilla
Honduras DF Carlos Pineda

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 Uruguay DF Guillermo Díaz (From Juventud de Las Piedras)
5 Honduras MF Reynaldo Tilguath (From Olimpia)
7 Honduras FW Georgie Welcome (From Arsenal)
9 Honduras FW Shannon Welcome (From Arsenal)
12 Honduras MF José Manuel Burgos (From Olimpia)
15 Brazil DF Nilberto da Silva (From Marathón)
18 Honduras MF Meller Sánchez (From Motagua B)
No. Position Player
19 Honduras MF Emilson Cruz (From Motagua B)
33 Honduras DF Esdras Padilla (From Hispano)
Honduras GK Levon Smith (From Arsenal)
Honduras DF Víctor Mena (From Hispano)
Honduras DF Eleazar Padilla (From Hispano)
Honduras DF Carlos Pineda (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 Colombia DF Santiago de Alba (To San Francisco)
5 Honduras DF Milton Reyes (Free agent)
12 Honduras MF Rubén Matamoros (To Hispano)
15 Honduras MF Walter López (To Platense)
No. Position Player
18 Panama MF José Justavino (To Arabe Unido)
19 Honduras DF Osman Chávez (To Platense)
32 Honduras FW Luis Rodas (To Suchitepéquez)

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
2 Marathón 18 9 5 4 26 20 +6 32
3 Motagua 18 9 3 6 24 21 +3 30 Qualified to the Final round
4 Olimpia 18 8 5 5 19 17 +2 29

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 A H A H A H A H H H A H A H A H A A
Result W W D D D W L W L L W W L W W W L L

Source: Motagua
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Pre-season[edit]










Regular season[edit]


















Semifinals[edit]


  • Marathón 1–1 Motagua on aggregate; Motagua eliminated due to lower position in the Regular season.

Clausura[edit]

The 2008-09 Clausura Motagua season will be the fifty-fourth season of the Motagua professional football lifetime. Motagua are looking for the 12th championship. After finishing in semifinals they are looking to become champions next year by signing big names such as Amado Guevara, Ramón Núñez, Marvin Sánchez, Banny Lozano, Javier Portillo, Leonardo Isaula, bringing back Osman Chavez and signing the internationals Mario Jardel, Guillermo Santo and Alberto Blanco. Also they will be losing important starting players, Victor Bernardez, Miguel Castillo and Fernando Castillo. The club's idol, Amado Guevara, joined on a loan because of MLS break. In order to sign more foreign players, Motagua wanted to naturalize Oscar Torlacoff and/or not enroll Nilberto da Silva because of his injury that leaves him off for half of the season.

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 (VC)
2 Honduras DF Steven Morris
3 Uruguay DF Guillermo Díaz
4 Honduras DF Johnny Leverón
5 Honduras MF Reynaldo Tilguath (VC)
6 Honduras DF Leonardo Isaula
7 Honduras FW Georgie Welcome
8 Honduras MF Miguel Castillo
9 Honduras FW Shannon Welcome
10 Brazil FW Jocimar Nascimento
11 Uruguay FW Oscar Torlacoff
12 Honduras MF José Burgos
13 Honduras MF Ronald Martínez
14 Honduras MF Luis Guzmán
17 Honduras MF Fernando Castillo
18 Honduras MF Meller Sánchez
19 Honduras DF Emilson Cruz
20 Honduras MF Amado Guevara (C)
21 Honduras DF Emilio Izaguirre
22 Honduras GK Donaldo Morales
23 Honduras MF Daniel Facussé
No. Position Player
26 Honduras DF David Molina
27 Honduras FW Jefferson Bernárdez
29 Argentina MF Guillermo Santo
30 Honduras MF Rubén Rivera
32 Honduras MF Jorge Claros
33 Honduras DF Esdras Padilla
34 Honduras DF Aarón Bardales
35 Honduras FW José Valladares
36 Honduras MF Javier Portillo
40 Honduras MF Víctor Zúniga
42 Honduras MF Milton Palacios
43 Honduras FW Jairo Martínez
44 Honduras MF Marvin Sánchez
Honduras FW José Rivera
Honduras MF Kevin Osorio
Honduras GK Levon Smith
Honduras DF Víctor Mena
Honduras DF Eleazar Padilla
Honduras DF Carlos Pineda
Brazil DF Nilberto da Silva

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 Johnny Leverón (Free agent)
6 Honduras MF Leonardo Isaula (From Hispano)
20 Honduras MF Amado Guevara (From Toronto FC)
No. Position Player
29 Argentina MF Guillermo Santo (From Chacarita Juniors)
36 Honduras MF Javier Portillo (From Hispano)
44 Honduras MF Marvin Sánchez (From Platense)

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
6 Honduras DF Oscar Bernárdez (To Vida)
24 Honduras DF Víctor Bernárdez (To Anderlecht)
No. Position Player
28 Honduras DF Samir García (To Motagua B)

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Real Juventud 18 4 7 7 15 21 −6 19
8 Motagua 18 4 7 7 13 21 −8 19 Eliminated from the Final round
9 Platense 17 4 6 7 20 26 −6 18

Matches[edit]

Pre-season[edit]


Regular season[edit]


















2008 Copa Sudamericana[edit]

On June 2008 CONMEBOL announced the participation of C.D. Motagua in the 2008 Copa Sudamericana as invitee. At that time Motagua was the Central American team with the best performance achieved at the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup and were not taking part in the next season.[1]

Matches[edit]

First Round[edit]


  • Motagua 1–6 Arsenal on aggregate.

References[edit]

External links[edit]