2008–09 Honduran Liga Nacional

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The 2008-09 Apertura was the first part of the 2008-09 season of Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras, the first division national football league in Honduras. The season started 26 July 2008 and finished on December 14, 2008.[1] It followed the 2007-08 Clausura season. The winner competed in the 2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League.

Soccer scores, attendance figures, team and individual stats are compiled from news reported from Diario La Prensa, La Tribuna, El Tiempo, and El Diez.

2008–09 teams[edit]

Club City Stadium
Deportes Savio Santa Rosa de Copán Estadio Miraflores
Hispano F.C. Comayagua Estadio Carlos Miranda
C.D. Marathón San Pedro Sula Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
C.D. Motagua Tegucigalpa Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
C.D. Olimpia Tegucigalpa Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
C.D. Platense Puerto Cortés Estadio Excélsior
Real C.D. España San Pedro Sula Estadio Francisco Morazán
C.D. Real Juventud Santa Bárbara Estadio Argelio Sabillón
C.D. Victoria La Ceiba Estadio Nilmo Edwards
C.D.S. Vida La Ceiba Estadio Nilmo Edwards

Scouting Reports[edit]

In the 2007–08 season, Platense suffered great adversity avoiding relegation in their last match. Their manager Nahúm Espinoza is the mastermind for which the 'dogfish' have changed their form of play and have transformed into a dangerous team aiming for great things. A key benchmarks for Platense is midfielder Carlos Will Mejia, with his talent will try to carry the team on a good path and hopefully a fight for the title. Platense has not fallen behind in signing new players for this tournament. New arrivals include Edilson Pereira, who played previously with Deportes Savio, Willian Veloso, who has shown in preseason matches to be a prominent goalscorer, and Evandro Ferreira, with his speed will try to unbalance the opposing defenses. To add to this is the experience of Walter López,who will be in charge of creating plays and give dynamism to the goalkeepers.

Despite Victoria's manager Javier Padilla insisting the main objective is save their position, the fans think the opposite because they know they have a good lineup to aspire for more. The fans think of nothing more than to lift another trophy, considering that Victoria maintains the fundamental parts of the team from the previous tournaments. They have reinforced the squad with talented and nationally experienced players like José Luis Pineda, Juan Manuel Cárcamo, and Carlos Discua. They also signed the Uruguayans Richard Pérez and Mauricio Webber and have promoted from their reserves forwards Erick Natividad Ayala and Victor Leonel Maldonado. With their current squad, Victoria can reach at the least the playoff round to satisfy their fans, who expected something more dignified in the previous tournament but finished in sixth place despite the strong investment from their patroness. The team had a good preseason. The team aims to bring honor to their name.

Recently promoted Real Juventud have prepared for one goal: to maintain the position in the league. Since their establishment on May 30, 1965, the team never had the opportunity to be able to ascend and play in the Liga Nacional but they now find the opportunity to assemble their own history. Their manager Emilio Umanzor have stated in addition to staying in the league, the team will try to classify as one of the best four in the league and not playing a relegation battle like the majority of the sporting people and press have insisted. Real Juventud arrives with great expectations for the Apertura tournament. Real Juventud will fall upon the success of their Liga de Ascenso campaign and aim for decent position.

A team with the squad and budget of Deportes Savio obviously won't compete for the title. This does not stop them from causing harm to other clubs with greater aspiration. They will be playing their home matches on an unfamiliar field: Stadium Roberto Martinéz Ávila in Siguatepeque, since their stadium is being remodeled. A key loss for the team is the Brazilian Edilson Pereira who signed with Platense. On the other hand, important arrivals include goalie Hugo Caballero, the midfielders Marco Antonio Mejía and Elmer Marín, and forward Edgar Núñez. Deportes Savio will seek to grab points early on to avoid suffering like the previous tournament and with that seek, maybe not the playoff rounds, but their permanency in the league.

Vida will participate in the tournament with a modest team filled with prospects that intend to shine in the league. The directive administration will wage at their inferior categories that they intend to remain in the league. The challenges their manager Alberto Romero faces are difficult because he must erase the frustration from the fans and support the team's president character, who at the moment of saying things says it first and then thinks. The team president and manager have clashed before with Romero threatening to quit the team due to some unilateral decision but soon was resolved. Vida had a good preseason with many matches in the US and Guatemala.

Regular season[edit]

Results[edit]

As of 22 November 2008
Home \ Away[1] SAV HIS MAR MOT OLI PLA RES RJU VIC VID
Deportes Savio 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1
Hispano 2–1 1–2 1–3 3–1 1–2 2–3 2–0 5–3 2–0
Marathón 2–2 0–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–1
Motagua 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–4 1–0
Olimpia 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0
Platense 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Real España 2–0 2–2 2–2 3–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–0
Real Juventud 0–3 3–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1
Victoria 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0
Vida 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–2 0–1

Source: RSSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Regular season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
26 July 2008 Marathon 2:1 Platense
2116
26 July 2008 Victoria 0:4 Motagua
3355
27 July 2008 Deportes Savio 0:1 Real Espana
1500
27 July 2008 Real Juventud 0:1 Vida
1920
27 July 2008 Olimpia 0:0 Hispano
2167

Round 2[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
30 July 2008 Platense 2:1 Victoria
-
30 July 2008 Marathón 1:0 Real Juventud
2269
30 July 2008 Motagua 2:1 Hispano
1363
30 July 2008 Vida 2:3 Real Espana
2287
31 July 2008 Deportes Savio 0:1 Olimpia
2,316

Round 3[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
August 2, 2008 Real España 2:2 Marathón
8423
August 2, 2008 Hispano 2:0 Vida
953
August 2, 2008 Victoria 1:0 Deportes Savio
875
August 2, 2008 Platense 2:2 Olimpia
3589
August 2, 2008 Real Juventud 1:1 Motagua
3305

Round 4[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
August 6, 2008 Platense 1:1 Deportes Savio
1594
August 6, 2008 Victoria 1:1 Olimpia
2852
August 6, 2008 Marathón 1:1 Vida
1141
August 6, 2008 Hispano 2:0 Real Juventud
1208
August 6, 2008 Motagua 0:0 Real Espana
2090

Round 5[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
9 August 2008 Deportes Savio 2:1 Hispano
440
9 August 2008 Olimpia 0:1 Marathon
1487
9 August 2008 Vida 1:1 Motagua
2709
9 August 2008 Real Espana 4:0 Platense
2168
9 August 2008 Real Juventud 2:0 Victoria
1223

Round 6[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
16 August 2008 Deportes Savio 2:1 Marathon
2441
16 August 2008 Hispano 5:3 Victoria
1186
16 August 2008 Vida 1:1 Platense
1,729
16 August 2008 Real Espana 3:1 Real Juventud
3188
11 September 2008 Motagua 2:0 Olimpia
4714

Round 7[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
23 August 2008 Marathón 4:0 Motagua
2187
23 August 2008 Victoria 1:0 Vida
4202
24 August 2008 Platense 2:2 Hispano
1272
24 August 2008 Olimpia 2:1 Real Espana
3686
24 August 2008 Real Juventud 0:3 Deportes Savio
1165

Round 8[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
30 August 2008 Real Espana 2:2 Hispano
2,016
30 August 2008 Victoria 2:2 Marathon
1,900
30 August 2008 Deportes Savio 1:1 Vida
134
30 August 2008 Motagua 1:0 Platense
916
30 August 2008 Real Juventud 0:0 Olimpia
2,711

Round 9[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
7 September 2008 Platense 2:1 Real Juventud
1,241
7 September 2008 Real Espana 1:1 Victoria
1,858
7 September 2008 Vida 0:1 Olimpia
2,780
7 September 2008 Hispano 1:2 Marathon
1,102
7 September 2008 Motagua 0:2 Deportes Savio
1,500

Round 10[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
13 September 2008 Real Espana 2:0 Deportes Savio
2114
13 September 2008 Vida 1:2 Real Juventud
831
14 September 2008 Hispano 3:1 Olimpia
1881
14 September 2008 Motagua 0:4 Victoria
1330
14 September 2008 Platense 1:2 Marathon
2584

Round 11[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
20 September 2008 Victoria 1:2 Platense
1302
20 September 2008 Real España 2:0 Vida
1857
21 September 2008 Hispano 1:3 Motagua
2248
21 September 2008 Real Juventud 0:1 Marathón 1709
21 September 2008 Olimpia 2:0 Deportes Savio
1536

Round 12[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
27 September 2008 Marathon 0:2 Real Espana
9335
27 September 2008 Vida 1:1 Hispano
507
27 September 2008 Platense 1:2 Olimpia
3518
27 September 2008 Deportes Savio 3:1 Victoria
135
27 September 2008 Motagua 2:1 Real Juventud
1134

Round 13[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
4 October 2008 Vida 1:3 Marathón
811
4 October 2008 Real España 3:2 Motagua
5436
5 October 2008 Deportes Savio 2:1 Platense
2204
5 October 2008 Real Juventud 3:1 Hispano
535
5 October 2008 Olimpia 2:1 Victoria
1107

Round 14[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
18 October 2008 Marathon 1:0 Olimpia
6650
18 October 2008 Victoria 1:0 Real Juventud
369
19 October 2008 Motagua 1:0 Vida
1675
19 October 2008 Platense 0:1 Real Espana
2356
19 October 2008 Hispano 2:1 Deportes Savio
225

Round 15[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
25 October 2008 Marathón 2:2 Deportes Savio
1,369
25 October 2008 Victoria 1:2 Hispano
91
26 October 2008 Olimpia 0:2 Motagua
10,760
26 October 2008 Platense 2:0 Vida
449
26 October 2008 Real Juventud 0:1 Real Espana
1,480

Round 16[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
1 November 2008 Real Espana 2:2 Olimpia
6521
1 November 2008 Vida 0:1 Victoria
1643
1 November 2008 Hispano 1:2 Platense
1189
1 November 2008 Motagua 2:0 Marathon
4836
1 November 2008 Deportes Savio 2:1 Real Juventud
1825

Round 17[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
16 November 2008 Hispano 2:3 Real Espana
1059
16 November 2008 Platense 1:0 Motagua
1326
16 November 2008 Vida 0:0 Deportes Savio
390
16 November 2008 Marathon 1:1 Victoria
521
16 November 2008 Olimpia 1:0 Real Juventud
2952

Round 18[edit]

Date Home Score Away Attendance
23 November 2008 Victoria 1:0 Real España
317
23 November 2008 Marathon 0:2 Hispano
529
23 November 2008 Real Juventud 1:1 Platense
275
23 November 2008 Olimpia 2:0 Vida
2614
23 November 2008 Deportes Savio 2:1 Motagua
1920
  • On 12 August, Real España obtained 2 additional points and Deportes Savio had 1 deducted for fielding an ineligible player in round 1; the goal records of both clubs remain unchanged.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Real España 18 10 6 2 33 18 +15 38 Qualification to the Semifinals
2 Marathón 18 9 5 4 26 20 +6 32
3 Motagua 18 9 3 6 24 21 +3 30
4 Olimpia 18 8 5 5 19 17 +2 29
5 Deportes Savio 18 8 5 5 24 19 +5 28
6 Hispano 18 7 4 7 31 28 +3 25
7 Platense 18 6 5 7 22 25 −3 23
8 Victoria 18 6 4 8 22 27 −5 22
9 Real Juventud 18 3 3 12 13 24 −11 12
10 Vida 18 1 6 11 10 25 −15 9
  • Real España +2 points.
  • Deportes Savio −1 point.

Final round[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

2008-11-26
19:30
Olimpia 2 - 1 Real España
García Goal 22'
Turcios Goal 80'
Lalín Goal 92+'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 8,696
Referee: Mario Moncada
2008-11-27
19:30
Motagua 1 - 0 Marathón
Castillo Goal 64'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 7,112
Referee: Geovany Mendoza

2008-12-02
19:30
Real España 3 - 2 Olimpia
Pavón Goal 44' Goal 60'
Lalín Goal 83'
Núñez Goal 24'
Bruschi Goal 52'
Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 6,449
Referee: José Gaspar Molina
2008-12-03
19:30
Marathón 1 - 0 Motagua
Norales Goal 57'
Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 7,643
Referee: Oscar Moncada

Final[edit]

7 December 2008
(UTC−06:00)
1st leg
Marathón 1 – 0 Real España
Mejía Goal 58'
Marathón
Real España
GK 27 Uruguay Juan Obelar
RB Honduras Erick Norales
CB Honduras Mario Beata
CB Honduras Óscar Bonilla
LB Honduras Marvin Chávez
CM Honduras Mariano Acevedo
CM Honduras Reinieri Mayorquín
CM 13 Honduras Dennis Ferrera
CM 19 Honduras Mario Berríos
SS Honduras Carlos Mejía Substituted off
CF Honduras Milton Núñez Substituted off
Substitutions:
FW Costa Rica Andy Furtado Substituted in
FW Honduras Saúl Martínez Substituted in
MF Honduras Arnold Solórzano Substituted in
Manager:
Uruguay Manuel Keosseian
GK Uruguay Marcelo Macías
RB Honduras Nery Medina
CB Honduras Marlon Peña
CB Honduras Elder Valladares
LB Honduras Carlos Palacios
CM Honduras Elkin González
CM Honduras Alex Andino Substituted off
CM Brazil Carlinho
CM Honduras Mario Rodríguez
CF Honduras Carlos Pavón Substituted off
CF Brazil Everaldo Ferreira Substituted off
Substitutions:
FW Honduras Allan Lalín Substituted in
MF Honduras Mario Martínez Substituted in
FW Brazil Edmilson da Silva Substituted in
Manager:
Argentina Mario Zanabria

2008-12-13
19:30
Real España 1 - 1 Marathón
Ferreira Goal 33' Berríos Goal 92+'
Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Gaspar Molina
Real España
Marathón
GK - Uruguay Marcelo Macías
RB Honduras Nery Medina
CB Honduras Marlon Peña Red card 90'
CB Honduras Elder Valladares
LB Honduras Carlos Palacios
DM Honduras Mario Rodríguez
CM Honduras Alex Andino
CM Honduras Elkin González
CM Brazil Carlinho
CF Honduras Allan Lalín Substituted off
CF Brazil Everaldo Ferreira
Substitutions:
FW Honduras Carlos Pavón Substituted in
Manager:
Argentina Mario Zanabria
GK 27 Uruguay Juan Obelar
RB 23 Honduras Mauricio Sabillón
CB Honduras Erick Norales
CB Honduras Mario Beata
LB Honduras Óscar Bonilla
DM Honduras Reinieri Mayorquín
CM 19 Honduras Mario Berríos
RM Honduras Mariano Acevedo
LM Honduras Marvin Chávez
SS Honduras Carlos Will Mejía
CF Honduras Milton Núñez Substituted off
Substitutions:
FW Honduras Jerry Palacios Substituted in Red card 90'
Manager:
Uruguay Manuel Keosseián
  • Marathón won 2–1 on aggregate.
Liga Nacional
2008–09 Apertura Champion
C.D. Marathón
7th title

Apertura Tournament Champion[edit]

Marathón as tournament champion has qualified to the CONCACAF Champions League 2009–10.

2008-09 Apertura champion
Marathón
7th National title

Goal scorers[edit]

As of 2008-12-13

  • 13 goals
    • Brazil Everaldo Ferreira (Real España)
  • 9 goals
    • Brazil Marcelo Cabrita (Platense)
  • 8 goals
    • Honduras Leonardo Isaula (Hispano)
    • Honduras Allan Lalín (Real España)
  • 7 goals
    • Colombia Mauricio Copete (Victoria)
    • Brazil Ney Costa (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Milton Ruiz (Hispano)
  • 6 goals
    • Uruguay Oscar Torlacoff (Motagua)
    • Uruguay Ramiro Bruschi (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Carlos Pavón (Real España)
  • 5 goals
    • Honduras Saúl Martínez (Marathón)
    • Uruguay Nicolás Cardozo (Vida)
    • Brazil Jocimar Nascimento (Motagua)
    • Honduras Rigoberto Padilla (Hispano)
    • Honduras Nery Medina (Real España)
    • Honduras Wilmer Velásquez (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Carlos Will Mejía (Marathón)
  • 4 goals
    • Honduras Marvin Chávez (Marathón)
    • Honduras Jorge Lozano (Deportes Savio)
  • 3 goals
    • Honduras Mario Rodríguez (Real España)
    • Brazil Marcelo Cabecao (Hispano)
    • Honduras Mauricio Sabillón (Marathón)
    • Honduras Juan Manuel Cárcamo (Victoria)
    • Honduras Georgie Welcome (Motagua)
    • Brazil Evandro Ferreira (Platense)
    • Honduras Danilo Turcios (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Carlos Paez (Real Juventud)
  • 2 goals
    • Honduras Oscar Vargas (Vida)
    • Honduras Mario Euceda (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Carlos Discua (Victoria)
    • Honduras Harrison Róchez (Deportes Savio)
    • Colombia Charles Córdova (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Carlos Morán (Victoria)
    • Uruguay Mauricio Weber (Victoria)
    • Honduras Adán Ramírez (Platense)
    • Honduras Reinaldo Tilguath (Motagua)
    • Honduras Milton Núñez (Marathón)
    • Honduras Javier Portillo (Hispano)
    • Brazil Marcelo Ferreira (Platense)
    • Honduras David Molina (Motagua)
    • Honduras Ninrod Medina (Victoria)
    • Brazil Juliano Rangel (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Carlos Navarro (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Mariano Acevedo (Marathón)
    • Honduras Oscar Zepeda (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras David Meléndez (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Ramón Núñez (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Erick Norales (Marathón)
  • 1 goal
    • Honduras Rubén Rivera (Motagua)
    • Brazil Willian Veloso (Platense)
    • Honduras Miguel Castillo (Motagua)
    • Honduras Orvin Paz (Marathón)
    • Honduras Lenín Suárez (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Diktmart Hernández (Victoria)
    • Honduras Bani Lozano (Platense)
    • Honduras Shannon Welcome (Motagua)
    • Brazil Carlos Dias (Real España)
    • Honduras Maynor Gómez (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Rubén Matamoros (Hispano)
    • Honduras Walter Hernández (Olimpia)
    • Brazil Edilson Pereira (Platense)
    • Honduras Rony Morales (Olimpia)
    • Honduras John Pérez (Hispano)
    • Honduras Johnny Galdámez (Deportes Savio)
    • Brazil Nilberto da Silva (Motagua)
    • Honduras Francisco Díaz (Platense)
    • Honduras Elkin González (Real España)
    • Honduras Oscar Fortín (Deportes Savio)
    • Argentina Pablo Genovese (Hispano)
    • Argentina Gabriel Casas (Vida)
    • Honduras Juan Carlos García (Marathón)
    • Honduras Luis López (Marathón)
    • Honduras Edgar Núñez (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Luis Pérez (Platense)
    • Honduras Henry Bermúdez (Victoria)
    • Honduras Francisco Aguilar (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Hendry Thomas (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Román Castillo (Vida)
    • Honduras Cristian Altamirano (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Ronald del Cid (Real Juventud)
    • Brazil Allan Kardeck (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Carlos Salinas (Vida)
    • Honduras Jerry Palacios (Marathón)
    • Honduras Angel Rodríguez (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Víctor Bernárdez (Motagua)
    • Costa Rica Andy Furtado (Marathón)
    • Honduras Mario Martínez (Real España)
    • Brazil Fabio de Souza (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Abner Méndez (Hispano)
    • Honduras Erick Zepeda (Platense)
    • Honduras Henry Jiménez (Hispano)
    • Honduras Richard Pérez (Victoria)
    • Honduras Francisco Valladares (Motagua)
    • Honduras Víctor Arzú (Victoria)
    • Argentina Sergio Diduch (Hispano)
    • Honduras Oscar Bonieck García (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Fernando Castillo (Motagua)
    • Honduras Mario Berríos (Marathón)
    • Belize Elroy Smith (Deportes Savio) (o.g.)

Squads[edit]

Club Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Deportes Savio Yul Arzú, Hugo Caballero, José Manuel Portillo Vicente Solórzano, Jorge Lozano, Oscar Fortín, Johnny Galdámez, Mario Padilla, Mario Euceda, Juliano de Andrade, Lenín Suárez Elron Smith, Elmer Marín, Juan Manuel Coello, Oscar Zepeda, Christian Altamirano, Mario Chávez, Marco Mejía, Walter Villalobos, Anael Figueroa Harrison Róchez, Edwin Jiménez, Ney Costa, Darwin Oliva, Kevin Portillo
Hispano Kerpo de León, Pedro Alvarez, Emmanuel Díaz Leonardo Morales, Darwin Pacheco, Esdras Padilla, Matías Espíndola, Eliud Membreño, Ronmel Murillo Máximo Arzú, Johnny Arce, Carlos Blandón, Edward Mejía, Pablo Genovese, Javier Portillo, Rubén Matamoros, David Alvarez, Leonardo Isaula Henry Jiménez, Héctor Castro, Sergio Diduch, Rigoberto Padilla, Fredy Benítez, Marcelo Segales, Luis López, Marcelo López, Edilson Aguilar, Milton Ruiz
Marathon Juan Angel Obelar, Víctor Coello, Kelvin Castillo Dennis Ferrera, Pastor Martínez, Juan Carlos García, Astor Henríquez, Arnold Solórzano, Milton Palacios, Erick Norales, Mauricio Sabillón, Mario Beata,

Luis Santamaría

Oscar Bonilla, Orvin Paz, Reinieri Mayorquín, Marvin Chávez, Mario Berríos, Mariano Acevedo, Pompilio Mejía, Franco Sosa, Carlos Oliva, Oscar Galeas Milton Núñez, Jerry Palacios, Saúl Martínez, Andy Furtado, José Güity, Kurt Cárcamo, Carlos Will Mejía
Motagua Ricardo Canales, Donaldo Morales, Rony García Víctor Bernárdez, Samir García, Guillermo Díaz, Nilberto Da Silva, Roy Posas, David Molina, Steven Morris, Emilson Cruz, Aaron Bardales, Oscar Bernárdez Jorge Claros, Fernando Castillo, Miguel Castillo, Luis Guzmán, Víctor Mena, Rubén Rivera, José Rivera, Ronald Martínez, Luis Rodas Oscar Torlacoff, Jocimar, Richard Lloyd, Kevin Osorio, José Burgos, Shannon Welcome
Olimpia Noel Valladares, Donis Escober, Gustavo Pineda Jaime Rosales, Sergio Mendoza, Francisco Arévalo, Nahún Avila, Rony Morales, Yobani Avila, Fabio de Souza, Nahún Güity, Francisco López Walter Hernández, Irvin Reyna, Samir Arzú, Wilfredo Barahona, Jesús Navas, Ramón Núñez, Danilo Turcios, Néstor Silva, Johnny Calderón Wilmer Velásquez, Ramiro Bruschi, Allan Júnior, Erick Andino, Luis Garrido
Platense Júnior Morales, Sandro Cárcamo Odis Borjas, David Meza, Gabriel Hernández, Luis Urbina, Quiarol Arzú, Erick Zepeda, Osman Chávez, Luis Pérez, Manuel Doño, Francisco Díaz, Fredy Escobar Pedro Domínguez, Adán Ramírez, Bany Lozano, Hendry Córdova, Irbin Guerrero, Misael Ruiz, Odis Borjas, Walter López, Edilson Pereira, Willian Veloso Marcelo Dos Santos, Evandro Ferreira, Alexander Aguilar
Real España Marcelo Macías, Orlin Vallecillo, Tomás Meléndez Elder Valladares, Eric Vallecillo, Marlon Peña, Carlos Palacios, Maynor Martínez, Nery Medina, Andrés Morales, César Oseguera, Jeremy Hernández Mario Rodríguez, Carlos Dias, Elkin González, Jorge Zaldívar, Alex Andino, Mario Martínez, Fairon Barahona, Fernando Mercado, Melvin Valladares, Eder Delgado, Dany Reyes Carlos Pavón, Edmilson Da Silva, Everaldo Ferreira, Allan Lalín, Ramón Castillo, Héctor Flores, Fredy Sosa
Real Juventud Adalid Puerto, José Orlando Rivera, José Luis Rosales, Elmer Canales Júnior Turcios, Luis Castro, Kevin Sambulá, César Anariba, Rony Paz, Carlos Navarro, Juan Carlos Róchez, Lucio Argueta, Heber Argueta, Marlon Soto David Rocha, David Meléndez, Luis Lagos, Juan Tablada, Gerson Martínez, Ronald Del Cid, Jorge Fúnez, Jair Aragón, Denovan Morales, Marcelo Monteiro, Rolando Figueroa, Carlos Páez, Carlos Castellanos Randy Diamond, Charles Córdoba, Angel Rodríguez, Luciano Valerio, Julio Canales, Francisco Aguilar
Victoria John Bodden, Diego Vásquez, Kenneth Zapata Orleans Fúnez, Ninrol Medina, Júnior Izaguirre, Pablo Montes, Mario Gómez, Wilson Güity, Wilmer Crisanto, Cristian Batiz, Henry Bermúdez Juan Raudales, Carlos Morán, Richard Pérez, Mauricio Webber, José L. Pineda, Odair Bernárdez, Dictmar Hernández, Pedro Fernández, David A. Doño Juan Cárcamo, Carlos Discua, Johnny Avila, Leonel Maldonado, Erick Ayala
Vida Williams Negrete, Obed Enamorado, Oscar Banegas Angel Hill, Justo Norales, Brayan Beckeles, Carlos Arbizú, Gabriel Casas, Miguel Martínez, Arturo Avila, Walter Williams Arnold Peralta, Borghi Arbizú, Carlos Salinas, Carlos Solórzano, Elvin López, Juan Pérez, Julio Ocampo, Orlin Peralta, Leslie Orozco Nicolás Cardozo, Armando Mena, Román Castillo, Oscar Vargas, Jerry Bengton, Darian Alvarez, Darin Quin Lambert

The 2008–09 Clausura was the second part of the 2008–09 season of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras, the first division national football league in Honduras. The season started on 10 January 2009 and finished on 24 May 2009. It followed the 2008–09 Apertura season. The winner will compete in the 2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League.

Regular season[edit]

Box score[edit]

As of 2 May 2009
Home \ Away[1] SAV HIS MAR MOT OLI PLA RES RJU VIC VID
Deportes Savio 1–0 4–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–2
Hispano 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–4 3–5 0–1 3–2 2–1 4–2
Marathón 5–0 3–0 6–3 1–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 4–1
Motagua 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–3 0–0
Olimpia 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 3–0 0–2 0–0 3–1 0–0
Platense 0–1 1–2 4–3 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
Real España 2–1 2–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1
Real Juventud 2–2 3–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–0
Victoria 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1
Vida 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–3

Source: RSSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Platense–Hispano not played due to irrelevance.

Round 1[edit]

10 January 2009
19:30
Platense 1–0 Victoria
Arzú Goal 44'
Estadio Excelsior, Puerto Cortés
Attendance: 1,447
Referee: Erick Andino

10 January 2009
19:30
Real España 2–0 Hispano
Da Silva Goal 29' Goal 80'
Estadio Francisco Morazan, San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 1,794
Referee: Miguel Torres

11 January 2009
15:00
Vida 1–0 Olimpia
Güity Goal 63'
Estadio Nilmo Edwards, La Ceiba
Attendance: 4,742

11 January 2009
16:00
Motagua 0–0 Real Juventud
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 3,157
Referee: Luis Flores

14 January 2009
19:30
Marathón 5–0 Deportes Savio
Brown Goal 28' Goal 45'
Núñez Goal 46'
Ramírez Goal 76' Goal 88'
Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 1,539
Referee: Héctor Rodríguez

Round 2[edit]

17 January 2009
19:30
Real España 3–0 Platense
Martínez Goal 24'
Valladares Goal 41'
Dias Goal 80'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 757
Referee: Héctor Rodríguez

17 January 2009
19:30
Olimpia 0–0 Real Juventud
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 2,645
Referee: José Sandoval

18 January 2009
14:00
Deportes Savio 0–0 Motagua
Santa Rosa
Attendance: 1,542
Referee: Miguel Torres

18 January 2009
15:30
Hispano 4–2 Vida
Membreño Goal 7'
Diduch Goal 31' Goal 49'
Méndez Goal 85'
Williams Goal 59'
Santamaría Goal 90'
Comayagua
Attendance: 1,546
Referee: Ricardo Zelaya

18 January 2009
15:30
Victoria 2–1 Marathón
García Goal 46' (og)
Cárcamo Goal 47'
Palacios Goal 70'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 1,038
Referee: Luis Flores

Round 3[edit]

24 January 2009
19:30
Marathón 0–0 Real España
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 4,026

25 January 2009
15:00
Real Juventud 0–0 Victoria
Santa Bárbara
Attendance: 1,506

25 January 2009
15:00
Platense 1–2 Olimpia
Cabrita Goal 88' Bruschi Goal 20' Goal 54'
Puerto Cortés
Attendance: 2,721

25 January 2009
15:00
Vida 1–0 Deportes Savio
Vargas Goal 88'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 1,189

25 January 2009
16:00
Motagua 1–0 Hispano
Torlacoff Goal 89' (pen)
Comayagua
Attendance: 2,637
Referee: Armando Castro

Round 4[edit]

31 January 2009
19:30
Hispano 1–1 Deportes Savio
Diduch Goal 40' Zepeda Goal 30'
Comayagua
Attendance: 1,500

31 January 2009
19:30
Real España 1–1 Victoria
Lalín Goal 39' Segales Goal 79'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 1,465
Referee: Ricardo Zelaya

1 February 2009
15:30
Real Juventud 1–0 Platense
Navarro Goal 70'
Santa Bárbara
Attendance: 1,005

1 February 2009
15:30
Vida 0–0 Motagua
La Ceiba
Attendance: 2,594
Referee: José Gaspar Molina

3 February 2009
19:30
Olimpia 2–2 Marathón
Bruschi Goal 10' Goal 15' Palacios Goal 17' (pen)
Brown Goal 21'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 3,244
Referee: Oscar Moncada

Round 5[edit]

7 February 2009
19:30
Platense 1–1 Vida
Lozano Goal 78' (pen) Solórzano Goal 21'
Puerto Cortés
Attendance: 1,290

7 February 2009
19:30
Marathón 3–0 Hispano
Núñez Goal 21'
Ramírez Goal 25'
Sosa Goal 70' (pen)
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 753

8 February 2009
Deportes Savio 0–1 Real Juventud
Ocampo Goal 70'
Santa Rosa de Copán
Attendance: 1,033

8 February 2009
Victoria 0–1 Olimpia
Velásquez Goal 8'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 4,040

8 February 2009
16:00
Motagua 1–0 Real España
Welcome Goal 67'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 3,778
Referee: Oscar Moncada

Round 6[edit]

14 February 2009
Victoria 3–0 Hispano
Ortiz Goal 26'
Copete Goal 32'
Medina Goal 90+1'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 441

14 February 2009
Marathón 1–1 Platense
Palacios Goal 23' LozanoGoal 44'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 752

15 February 2009
Real Juventud 0–0 Vida
Santa Bárbara
Attendance: 1,577

15 February 2009
Deportes Savio 1–1 Real España
Costa Goal 65' (pen) Pavón Goal 42'
Santa Rosa de Copán
Attendance: 1,132

15 February 2009
Olimpia 1–0 Motagua
Thomas Goal 76' (pen)
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 9,463
Referee: Gaspar Molina

Round 7[edit]

21 February 2009
Platense 0–0 Deportes Savio
Puerto Cortés
Attendance: 947

21 February 2009
Real España 0–0 Olimpia
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 5,404

22 February 2009
Hispano 3–2 Real Juventud
Diduch Goal 12' Goal 45'
Ruiz Goal 42'
Salgado Goal 57' OG
Paz Goal 74'
Comayagua
Attendance: 979

22 February 2009
Vida 2–3 Victoria
Guity Goal 8' Goal 48' Arzú Goal 29' Goal 90'
Fernández Goal 42'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 3,989

22 February 2009
Motagua 0–1 Marathón
Palacios Goal 54'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 2,798

Round 8[edit]

18 February 2009
Marathón 3–1 Real Juventud
Berríos Goal 10'
Ulloa Goal 59' OG
Mejía Goal 88'
Paz Goal 70'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 1,070

25 February 2009
Platense 4–3 Motagua
Lozano Goal 15' (pen)
Ramírez Goal 38' Goal 45'
Ruiz Goal 63'
Cruz Goal 5'
Torlacoff Goal 35' (pen)
Welcome Goal 75'
Puerto Cortés
Attendance: 1,287

25 February 2009
Vida 0–2 Real España
Caetano Goal 25'
Pavón Goal 42'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 1,119

25 February 2009
Olimpia 1–0 Hispano
Cicogna Goal 69'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 1,637

25 February 2009
Deportes Savio 2–0 Victoria
Lozano Goal 47'
Roches Goal 64'
Santa Rosa de Copán
Attendance: 647

Round 9[edit]

1 March 2009
Real Juventud 0–2 Real España
Caetano Goal 38'
Delgado Goal 59'
Santa Bárbara
Attendance: 1,390

1 March 2009
Hispano 3–5 Platense
Ruiz Goal 59'
Diduch Goal 62' Goal 82'
Ramírez Goal 23'
Flores Goal 45'
Osorio Goal 45'
Hernández Goal 48'
Cabrita Goal 85'
Comayagua
Attendance: 1,326

1 March 2009
Victoria 1–1 Motagua
Morán Goal 75' Welcome Goal 72'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 1,662

1 March 2009
Olimpia 2–0 Deportes Savio
Hernández Goal 27'
Cicogna Goal 55'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 2,424

25 March 2009
Marathón 4–1 Vida
Scott Goal 20' Goal 40'
Martínez Goal 75'
Palacios Goal 90+4' (pen)
Ferreira Goal 14'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 1,020

Round 10[edit]

7 March 2009
Victoria 2–2 Platense
Copete Goal 29' Goal 29' Lozano Goal 70'
Chávez Goal 90'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 874

7 March 2009
Hispano 0–1 Real España
Lalín Goal 7'
Comayagua
Attendance: 1,636

8 March 2009
Deportes Savio 4–1 Marathón
Costa Goal 8' Goal 23'
Róchez Goal 27'
Zepeda Goal 57'
Martínez Goal 83'
Santa Rosa de Copán
Attendance: 1,439

8 March 2009
Real Juventud 1–1 Motagua
Córdoba Goal 78' Molina Goal 45'
Santa Bárbara
Attendance: 1,159

8 March 2009
Olimpia 0–0 Vida
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 4,236

Round 11[edit]

11 March 2009
Real Juventud 1–0 Olimpia
Córdoba Goal 22'
Santa Rosa de Copán
Attendance: 1,857

11 March 2009
Platense 2–1 Real España
Lozano Goal 38' (Pen)
Chávez Goal 57'
Castillo Goal 73'
Puerto Cortés
Attendance: 2,757

11 March 2009
Vida 1–1 Hispano
Arguello Goal 87' Diduch Goal 57'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 805

11 March 2009
Marathón 2–2 Victoria
Palacios Goal 16'
Mejía Goal 71'
Morán Goal 25'
Hernández Goal 59'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 840

11 March 2009
Motagua 0–2 Deportes Savio
Díaz Goal 81' (OG)
Costa Goal 87'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 1,281

Round 12[edit]

14 March 2009
Victoria 1–0 Real Juventud
Gómez Goal 89'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 780

14 March 2009
Real España 0–3 Marathón
Martínez Goal 11' Goal 34' Goal 58'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 3,451
Referee: José Sandoval

14 March 2009
19:30
Hispano 1–2 Motagua
Díaz Goal 86' OG Welcome Goal 6'
Isaula Goal 65'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 1,137

15 March 2009
Deportes Savio 1–2 Vida
Zepeda Goal 16' Güity Goal 7'
Chávez Goal 57'
Santa Rosa de Copán
Attendance: 1,204
Referee: Ricardo Zelaya

15 March 2009
16:00
Olimpia 3–0 Platense
de Souza Goal 11'
Chávez Goal 55' OG
Calderón Goal 59'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 4,142
Referee: Mario Moncada

Round 13[edit]

21 March 2009
19:30
Platense 1–1 Real Juventud
Cabrita Goal 57' Flores Goal 34'
Puerto Cortés
Attendance: 1,287

21 March 2009
15:00
Victoria 1–1 Real España
Copete Goal 18' Martínez Goal 83'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 1,265

21 March 2009
19:30
Marathón 1–3 Olimpia
Núñez Goal 78' (pen) Hernández Goal 43' (pen)
Palacios Goal 55' (OG)
Velásquez Goal 89'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 4,770

22 March 2009
14:00
Deportes Savio 1–0 Hispano
Figueroa Goal 63'
Santa Rosa de Copán
Attendance: 548
Referee: Evaristo Soriano

22 March 2009
16:00
Motagua 0–0 Vida
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 1,659
Referee: Geovani Mendoza

Round 14[edit]

4 April 2009
19:30
Real España 0–0 Motagua
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 2,133
Referee: Benigno Pineda

5 April 2009
Real Juventud 2–2 Deportes Savio
Ulloa Goal 12'
Flores Goal 36'
Costa Goal 33'
Lozano Goal 86'
Santa Bárbara
Attendance: 572

5 April 2009
15:30
Hispano 0–4 Marathón
Mejía Goal 48'
Acevedo Goal 58'
Brown Goal 71'
Núñez Goal 88'
Comayagua
Attendance: 760

5 April 2009
Vida 1–1 Platense
Chávez Goal 42' (OG) Lozano Goal 78'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 1,770

5 April 2009
16:00
Olimpia 3–1 Victoria
Velásquez Goal 6'
Thomas Goal 58'
Rojas Goal 87'
Morán Goal 8'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 2,562

Round 15[edit]

15 April 2009
Hispano 2–1 Victoria
Diduch Goal 10' (pen)
Arzú Goal 68'
Fernández Goal 19'
Comayagua
Attendance: 922
Referee: José Sandoval

15 April 2009
Platense 1–2 Marathón
Guerrero Goal 49' Beata Goal 20'
Norales Goal 61'
Puerto Cortés
Attendance: 2,254
Referee: Geovani Mendoza

15 April 2009
Vida 2–0 Real Juventud
Bengtson Goal
Antúnez Goal
La Ceiba
Attendance: 2,990
Referee: Ricardo Zelaya

15 April 2009
Real España 2–1 Deportes Savio
Lalín Goal 1' Goal 76' Lozano Goal 54'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 833
Referee: Armando Castro

16 April 2009
Motagua 0–1 Olimpia
Calderón Goal 70'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 7,358
Referee: Mario Moncada

Round 16[edit]

19 April 2009
15:30
Real Juventud 3–2 Hispano
Navarro Goal 3'
Flores Goal 67' Goal 88'
Jiménez Goal 30'
Palacios Goal 89'
Santa Bárbara
Attendance: 442

19 April 2009
14:00
Deportes Savio 1–0 Platense
Altamirano Goal 68'
Santa Rosa de Copán
Attendance: 798

19 April 2009
15:00
Victoria 1–1 Vida
Weber Goal 11' Antúnez Goal 63'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 5,544

19 April 2009
18:00
Marathón 6–3 Motagua
Scott Goal 20' Goal 50'
Chávez Goal 42'
Mejía Goal 44'
Sabillón Goal 67'
Núñez Goal 85'
Lloyd Goal 11'
Rivera Goal 52'
Díaz Goal 78'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 3,246
Referee: Marlon Muñoz

19 April 2009
16:00
Olimpia 0–2 Real España
da Silva Goal 2'
Martínez Goal 58'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 5,058

Round 17[edit]

26 April 2009
15:30
Real Juventud 1–2 Marathón
Flores Goal 82' Beata Goal 10'
Chávez Goal 90'
Santa Bárbara
Attendance: 1,125

26 April 2009
15:30
Hispano 1–4 Olimpia
Diduch Goal 76' Rosales Goal 9' Goal 61'
Rojas Goal 24'
Velásquez Goal 62'
Comayagua
Attendance: 2,229

26 April 2009
15:30
Victoria 2–1 Deportes Savio
Güity Goal 39' Goal 72' Smith Goal 34'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 836

26 April 2009
15:30
Real España 0–1 Vida
Beckele Goal 52'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 1,081

26 April 2009
15:30
Motagua 1–0 Platense
Izaguirre Goal 17'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 1,930

Round 18[edit]

2 May 2009
15:30
Deportes Savio 0–1 Olimpia
Velásquez Goal 35'
Santa Rosa de Copán
Attendance: 1,962

2 May 2009
15:30
Platense canceled Hispano
Puerto Cortés

2 May 2009
15:30
Vida 2–1 Marathón
Beckele Goal 26'
Salinas Goal 58'
Brown Goal 50'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 4,118

2 May 2009
15:30
Real España 2–1 Real Juventud
Martínez Goal 50'
Lalín Goal 56'
Córdova Goal 30' (pen)
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 520

2 May 2009
15:30
Motagua 0–3 Victoria
Güity Goal 18'
Copete Goal 32'
Discua Goal 45'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 859

Standings[edit]

  • As of 2009-05-02
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpia 18 11 4 3 24 10 +14 37 Qualified to the Final round
2 Marathón 18 10 4 4 42 23 +19 34
3 Real España 18 8 6 4 20 12 +8 30
4 Vida 18 6 8 4 18 19 −1 26
5 Victoria 18 6 7 5 24 21 +3 25
6 Deportes Savio 18 5 5 8 17 21 −4 20
7 Real Juventud 18 4 7 7 15 21 −6 19
8 Motagua 18 4 7 7 13 21 −8 19
9 Platense 17 4 6 7 20 26 −6 18
10 Hispano 17 3 2 12 18 37 −19 11
  • Top 4 qualify to final round.
  • The match between Platense and Hispano from Round 18 was not played due to lack of interest.

On 2 May, Honduras was awarded a 3rd spot in the 2009–2010 CONCACAF Champions League due to lack of adequate stadia in Belize. The 3rd spot would go to the short tournament runner-up with the highest overall season points total. Because of Real Espana's overall season point total of 68 being highest in the league, they clinch a spot in the 2009–2010 CONCACAF Champions League. Already a runner-up from Apertura 2008, it is guaranteed that the Clausura 2009 runner-up would not have a higher overall season point total than Real Espana. At this point, a bye to the Group Stage of the 09-10 CONCACAF CL is still up for grabs.

Final round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                         
  1  Olimpia 0 2 2  
4  Vida 1 0 1  
  1  Olimpia (aet) 2 2 4
  3  Real España 2 1 3
2  Marathón 1 1 2
  3  Real España 3 3 6  

Semifinals[edit]

7 May 2009
Vida 1–0 Olimpia
Argüello Goal 62'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 14,700
Referee: José Sandoval
7 May 2009
Real España 3–1 Marathón
Martínez Goal 3'
Caetano Goal 11'
González Goal 47'
Chávez Goal 63'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 5,610
Referee: Gaspar Molina

9 May 2009
19:30
Marathón 1–3 Real España
Núñez Goal 44' Caetano Goal 37' Goal 41'
Palacios Goal 82'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 6,520
Referee: Marlon Muñoz
10 May 2009
16:00
Olimpia 2–0 Vida
Velásquez Goal 34'
Turcios Goal
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 12,505
Referee: Benigno Pineda

Olimpia clinches a spot in the 2009–2010 CONCACAF Champions League with their victory over Vida. An Olimpia victory in the Final would clinch a Group Stage bye for Marathon. A loss would give Real Espana the bye. Either way, the Honduran representatives for the 09-10 CONCACAF CL are Marathon, Real Espana and Olimpia.

Final[edit]

16 May 2009
19:30
Real España 2–2 Olimpia
Vallecillo Goal 8'
Caetano Goal 70'
Bruschi Goal 51'
Cigogna Goal 80'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 7,216
Referee: Benigno Pineda

24 May 2009
16:00
Olimpia 2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Real España
Bruschi Goal 44'
de Souza Goal 100'
Valladares Goal 86'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 28,355
Referee: Ricardo Zelaya

2008–09 Clausura Champion[edit]

2008–09 Clausura champion
Olimpia
22nd National title

Marathon is classified as HON1 for the CONCACAF Champions League 2009–10, due to their tiebreaker over Olimpia (higher goal differential since both teams had a total of 66 points). Olimpia gets HON2. Real Espana gets HON3, being the only runner-up to short tournaments in the 2008–2009 Honduran National Football League season.

Goal scorers[edit]

  • As of 2009-05-24
  • 10 goals
    • Argentina Sergio Diduch (Hispano)
  • 6 goals
    • Honduras Bani Lozano (Platense)
    • Honduras Milton Núñez (Marathón)
    • Honduras Wilmer Velásquez (Olimpia)
    • Brazil Douglas Caetano (Real España)
    • Uruguay Ramiro Bruschi (Olimpia)
  • 5 goals
    • Brazil Ney Costa (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Héctor Flores (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Mitchel Brown (Marathón)
    • Honduras Allan Lalín (Real España)
    • Colombia Mauricio Copete (Victoria)
  • 4 goals
    • Honduras Jerry Palacios (Marathón)
    • Honduras José Güity (Vida)
    • Honduras Saul Martínez (Marathón)
    • Costa Rica Erick Scott (Marathón)
    • Honduras Carlos Will Mejía (Marathón)
    • Honduras Osman Chávez (Platense) (2 o.g.)
  • 3 goals
    • Honduras Luis Ramírez (Marathón)
    • Honduras Adán Ramírez (Platense)
    • Honduras Oscar Zepeda (Deportes Savio)
    • Brazil Marcelo Cabrita (Platense)
    • Honduras Carlos Morán (Victoria)
    • Honduras Jorge Lozano (Deportes Savio)
    • Brazil Edmilson Da Silva (Real España)
    • Colombia Charles Córdoba (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Wilson Güity (Victoria)
    • Honduras Henry Martínez (Real España)
    • Honduras Marvin Chávez (Marathón)
    • Argentina Daniel Cicogna (Olimpia)
    • Uruguay Guillermo Díaz (Motagua) (2 o.g.)
    • Honduras Milton Palacios Suazo (Marathón) (1 o.g.)
  • 2 goals
    • Honduras Víctor Arzú (Victoria)
    • Honduras Rony Paz (Real Juventud)
    • Uruguay Oscar Torlacoff (Motagua)
    • Honduras Carlos Pavón (Real España)
    • Honduras Milton Ruiz (Hispano)
    • Honduras Shannon Welcome (Motagua)
    • Honduras Harrison Róchez (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Georgie Welcome (Motagua)
    • Honduras Mario Martínez (Real España)
    • Honduras Walter Hernández (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Hendry Thomas (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Pedro Fernández (Victoria)
    • Honduras Johnny Calderón (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Carlos Navarro (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Sergio Antúnez (Vida)
    • Honduras Mario Beata (Marathón)
    • Honduras Jaime Rosales (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Roger Rojas (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Brayan Beckele (Vida)
    • Honduras Facundo Argüello (Vida)
    • Brazil Fábio de Souza Loureiro (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Melvin Valladares (Real España)
    • Honduras Fabio Ulloa (Real Juventud) (1 o.g.)
  • 1 goal
    • Honduras Quiarol Arzú (Platense)
    • Brazil Carlos Dias (Real España)
    • Honduras Eliu Membreño (Hispano)
    • Honduras Abner Méndez (Hispano)
    • Honduras Walter Williams (Vida)
    • Honduras Luis Santamaría (Vida)
    • Honduras Juan Manuel Cárcamo (Victoria)
    • Honduras Oscar Vargas (Vida)
    • Argentina Marcelo Segales (Victoria)
    • Honduras Carlos Solórzano (Vida)
    • Argentina Franco Sosa (Marathón)
    • Honduras Julio Ocampo (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Víctor Ortiz (Victoria)
    • Honduras Ninrod Medina (Victoria)
    • Honduras Mario Berríos (Marathón)
    • Honduras Misael Ruiz (Platense)
    • Honduras Carlos Cruz (Motagua)
    • Honduras Eder Delgado (Real España)
    • Honduras Efraín Flores (Platense)
    • Honduras Ian Osorio (Platense)
    • Honduras Gabriel Hernández (Platense)
    • Honduras Emil Martínez (Marathón)
    • Honduras David Molina (Motagua)
    • Honduras Ramón Castillo (Real España)
    • Honduras Diktmar Hernández (Victoria)
    • Honduras Mario Gómez (Victoria)
    • Honduras Leonardo Isaula (Motagua)
    • Honduras Mario Chávez (Vida)
    • Honduras Anael Figueroa (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Edgar Ferreira (Vida)
    • Honduras Mariano Acevedo (Marathón)
    • Honduras Máximo Arzú (Hispano)
    • Honduras Irvin Guerrero (Platense)
    • Honduras Erick Norales (Marathón)
    • Honduras Jerry Bengtson (Vida)
    • Honduras Henry Jiménez (Hispano)
    • Honduras José Luis Palacios (Hispano)
    • Honduras Christian Altamirano (Deportes Savio)
    • Uruguay Mauricio Weber (Victoria)
    • Honduras Mauricio Sabillón (Marathón)
    • Honduras Daniel Lloyd (Motagua)
    • Honduras Rubén Rivera (Motagua)
    • Belize Elroy Smith (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Emilio Izaguirre (Motagua)
    • Honduras Carlos Salinas (Vida)
    • Honduras Carlos Discua (Victoria)
    • Honduras Elkin González (Real España)
    • Honduras Carlos Palacios (Real España)
    • Honduras Danilo Turcios (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Erick Vallecillo (Real España)
    • Mexico Juan Carlos García (Marathón) (o.g.)
    • Honduras Johnny Salgado (Hispano) (o.g.)

2008–09 relegation table[edit]

As of 2009-05-02

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Real España (+2) 36 18 12 6 53 30 +23 68
2 Marathón 36 19 9 8 68 43 +25 66
3 Olimpia 36 19 9 8 43 27 +16 66
4 Motagua 36 13 10 13 37 42 −5 49
5 Deportes Savio (−1) 36 13 10 13 41 40 +1 48
6 Victoria 36 12 11 13 46 48 −2 47
7 Platense 35 10 11 14 43 51 −8 41
8 Hispano 35 10 6 19 49 65 −16 36
9 Vida 36 7 14 15 29 45 −16 35
10 Real Juventud (R) 36 7 10 19 28 45 −17 31 Relegation to Second division

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

  • Real Juventud relegated to second division, however bought Atlético Gualala's franchise.

International Competition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listo el calendario" (in Spanish). Diario La Prensa. 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 

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