2009–10 Honduran Liga Nacional

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Liga Nacional
Season 2009–10
Champions Apertura: Marathón (8th title)
Clausura: Olimpia (23rd title)
Relegated Real Juventud
Champions League Marathón
Olimpia
Motagua
Top goalscorer Apertura: Jerry Palacios (13 goals)
Clausura: Jerry Bengtson (12 goals)

The 2009–10 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras season is the 45th season of top-flight professional football in Honduras and the nineteenth season in which the Apertura and Clausura system is used.

Marathón and Olimpia claimed the Apertura and Clausura championships, respectively.

Club information[edit]

Ten teams will participate in the 2009–10 season. Nine teams from last season remain for this season. Real Juventud were relegated at the end of the 2008–09 season. They would have been replaced by Liga Nacional de Ascenso de Honduras promotion play-off winners Atlético Gualala. However, both teams decided to merge under the name of Real Juventud prior to the season.[citation needed]

Honduran football league 2008-09 map.png
Club City
Deportes Savio Santa Rosa de Copán
Hispano Comayagua
Marathón San Pedro Sula
Motagua Tegucigalpa
Olimpia Tegucigalpa
Platense Puerto Cortés
Real España San Pedro Sula
Real Juventud Santa Bárbara
Victoria La Ceiba
Vida La Ceiba

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The Torneo Apertura began on July 18, 2009 and ended on November 25, 2009. Marathón, Motagua, Olimpia and Real España qualified for the Apertura final round after ending the tournament in the top four places.

Classification stage[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Marathón 18 11 5 2 32 16 +16 38 Advanced to the Final Stage
2 Motagua 18 10 5 3 31 14 +17 35
3 Olimpia 18 8 6 4 29 16 +13 30
4 Real España 18 9 3 6 26 20 +6 30
5 Victoria 18 7 5 6 22 27 −5 26
6 Platense 18 6 6 6 23 25 −2 24
7 Vida 18 4 6 8 22 33 −11 18
8 Deportes Savio 18 4 5 9 13 23 −10 17
9 Hispano 18 4 3 11 17 28 −11 15
10 Real Juventud 18 3 4 11 19 32 −13 13

Updated to games played on November 4, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
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.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] SAV HIS MAR MOT OLI PLA RES RJU VIC VID
Deportes Savio 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1
Hispano 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–0 2–1 0–3 3–0 1–0 2–2
Marathón 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 4–1 3–0 3–1
Motagua 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–2
Olimpia 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 6–1 7–1
Platense 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 3–2
Real España 2–1 3–2 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–0
Real Juventud 0–1 4–2 2–3 0–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–1
Victoria 4–1 2–0 0–0 0–4 2–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 2–2
Vida 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–0 0–1

Updated to games played on November 4, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final stage[edit]

The Final Stage ran from November 7, 2009 to November 25, 2009. Two-legged ties in this stage were settled by points: three (3) for a win, one (1) for a draw, and zero (0) for a loss. Ties in points in the semifinals were settled first by goal difference, followed by the Classification Stage standings. A tie in points in the Finals would be settled by goal difference first, followed by two fifteen minute extra time, then a penalty shootout if necessary.

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal A

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Marathón 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3 Advanced to the Finals 1
2 Real España 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3

Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd best classification stage standing.
1. Marathón advanced because of better classification standing.

November 7, 2009
19:30 (UTC-6)
Real España 1–2 Marathón
Lucas Goal 31' (o.g.) Palacios Goal 15'
Ramírez Goal 48'
Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 6,408
Referee: José Cálix

November 10, 2009
19:30 (UTC-6)
Marathón 1–2 Real España
Palacios Goal 13' Caetano Goal 10'
González Goal 50'

Semifinal B

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpia 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3 Advanced to the Finals
2 Motagua 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3

Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd best classification stage standing.

November 7, 2009
19:30 (UTC-6)
Olimpia 0–1 Motagua
Diduch Goal 41' (pen.)
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 6,408
Referee: Óscar Moncada

November 10, 2009
19:30 (UTC-6)
Motagua 0–2 Olimpia
Rojas Goal 14'
Turcios Goal 85'

Finals[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Marathón 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round
2 Olimpia 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3

Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd extra time; 3rd penalty shootout.

November 22, 2009
16:00 (UTC-6)
Olimpia 1–0 Marathón
Rosales Goal 70'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 12,477
Referee: Óscar Moncada

November 25, 2009
19:30 (UTC-6)
Marathón 2–0 Olimpia
Ramírez Goal 5'
Palacios Goal 64'
Marathón
Olimpia
GK 27 Uruguay Juan Obelar
RB 23 Honduras Mauricio Sabillón
CB 4 Uruguay Máximo Lucas
CB 5 Honduras Erick Norales
LB 6 Honduras Juan Carlos García
CM 3 Honduras Astor Henríquez
CM 19 Honduras Mario Berríos
AM 11 Guatemala Guillermo Ramírez
RF 15 Honduras Walter Martínez
CF 10 Honduras Jerry Palacios
LF 22 Honduras Mitchel Brown
Substitutions:
- -
- -
- -
Manager:
Uruguay Manuel Keosseian
GK 27 Honduras Noel Valladares
RB 30 Honduras Johnny Palacios
CB 4 Brazil Fabio de Souza
CB Honduras Jaime Rosales
LB 7 Honduras Rony Morales
DM Honduras Franklin Arévalo
CM Honduras Rubén Matamoros Substituted off
CM Honduras Johnny Calderón
AM Honduras Danilo Turcios
CF Honduras Wilmer Velásquez
CF Uruguay Ramiro Bruschi
Substitutions:
- -
- -
- -
Manager:
Honduras Juan Carlos Espinoza
Liga Nacional
2009–10 Apertura Champion
C.D. Marathón
8th title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Honduras Jerry Palacios Marathón 13
2 Honduras Georgie Welcome Motagua 11
3 Colombia Mauricio Copete Victoria 9
4 Honduras Mitchel Brown Marathón 8
Honduras Wilmer Velásquez Olimpia 8
6 Honduras Jerry Bengtson Vida 7
Colombia Charles Córdoba Vida 7
Belize Harrison Róchez Platense 7
9 Brazil Douglas Caetano Real España 6
10 Honduras Pompilio Cacho Real Juventud 5
Honduras Randy Diamond Real Juventud 5
Argentina Sergio Diduch Motagua 5

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The Torneo Clausura will begin in January 2010 and end in May 2010. The best four clubs will qualify for the Clausura final round.

Classification stage[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Motagua 18 11 3 4 28 15 +13 36 Advanced to the Final Stage
2 Olimpia 18 8 8 2 26 11 +15 32
3 Vida 18 8 4 6 25 20 +5 28
4 Platense 18 7 7 4 23 19 +4 28
5 Hispano 18 8 3 7 22 22 0 27
6 Real España 18 7 4 7 28 29 −1 25
7 Marathón 18 4 7 7 23 24 −1 19
8 Real Juventud 18 6 4 8 25 28 −3 0191
9 Deportes Savio 18 4 5 9 13 23 −10 17
10 Victoria 18 2 5 11 15 37 −22 11

Updated to games played on April 17, 2010.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1. Real Juventud was deducted three (3) points.
(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.

Results[edit]

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

Updated to games played on April 17, 2010.
Source: RSSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final stage[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal A

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Motagua 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 Advanced to the Finals 1
2 Platense 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2

Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd best classification stage standing.
1. Motagua advanced because of better classification standing.

April 25, 2010
17:00 (UTC-6)
Platense 2–2 Motagua
Róchez Goal 49'63' Report Cabrita Goal 14'
Guevara Goal 16'

Semifinal B

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpia 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2 Advanced to the Finals 1
2 Vida 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2

Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd best classification stage standing.
1. Olimpia advanced because of better classification standing.

April 24, 2010
21:30 (UTC-6)
Vida 2–2 Olimpia
Bengston Goal 28'
Córdoba Goal 48'
Report Turcios Goal 8'39'

April 27, 2010
21:30 (UTC-6)
Olimpia 1–1 Vida
Bruschi Goal 57' Report Avila Goal 43'

Final[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpia 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 1
2 Motagua 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round 2

Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd extra time; 3rd penalty shootout.

1. As champion with better aggregate record.
2. Berth reallocated from Nicaragua.

2 May 2010
16:00 (UTC-06)
Olimpia 3 – 1 Motagua
Tilguath Goal 23'
Rojas Goal 40' Goal 58'
Report Cabrita Goal 73'
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 13,819
Referee: Armando Castro
Olimpia
Motagua
GK 28 Honduras Donis Escober
DF 4 Brazil Fabio de Souza
DF 30 Honduras Johnny Palacios
DF 32 Honduras Oscar García
DF 19 Honduras Johnny Calderón
MF 20 Honduras Walter Hernández
MF 10 Honduras Danilo Turcios (C) Substituted off 67'
MF Honduras Ramón Núñez Booked 84'
FW Honduras Reynaldo Tilguath Substituted off 65' Booked 25'
FW 21 Honduras Roger Rojas
FW Brazil Everaldo Ferreira Substituted off 75'
Substitutions:
MF Honduras Miguel Castillo Substituted in 65' Booked 76'
DF Honduras Wilfredo Barahona Substituted in 67'
FW 33 Uruguay Ramiro Bruschi Substituted in 75'
Manager:
Colombia Carlos Restrepo
GK 1 Honduras Ricardo Canales
DF 3 Uruguay Guillermo Díaz
DF 5 Honduras Milton Reyes
DF 23 Honduras Sergio Mendoza
DF 12 Honduras Iván Guerrero
MF 8 Honduras Jorge Claros
MF 21 Honduras Emilio Izaguirre Substituted off 60'
MF 6 Uruguay Mauricio Weber Booked 90'
MF 20 Honduras Amado Guevara (C) Substituted off 75'
FW 11 Brazil Marcelo Cabrita Booked 62'
FW 7 Honduras Georgie Welcome Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
FW 10 Argentina Sergio Diduch Substituted in 46'
MF 36 Honduras Javier Portillo Substituted in 60'
MF 13 Honduras Ronald Martínez Substituted in 75'
Manager:
Honduras Ramón Maradiaga


8 May 2010
19:30 (UTC-06)
Motagua 1 – 0 Olimpia
Welcome Goal 38' Report
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 16,299
Referee: Benigno Pineda
Motagua
Olimpia
GK 22 Honduras Donaldo Morales
DF 3 Uruguay Guillermo Díaz
DF 4 Honduras Johnny Leverón
DF 23 Honduras Sergio Mendoza
DF 12 Honduras Iván Guerrero (C)
DF 21 Honduras Emilio Izaguirre
MF 8 Honduras Jorge Claros Booked 23'
MF 13 Honduras Ronald Martínez Substituted off 65'
MF 6 Uruguay Mauricio Weber Booked 47' Substituted off 78'
FW 11 Brazil Marcelo Cabrita Booked 41' Substituted off 46'
FW 7 Honduras Georgie Welcome Red card 48'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Honduras Shannon Welcome Substituted in 46'
MF 36 Honduras Javier Portillo Substituted in 65'
FW 10 Argentina Sergio Diduch Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Honduras Ramón Maradiaga
GK 28 Honduras Donis Escober
DF 4 Brazil Fábio de Souza
DF 30 Honduras Johnny Palacios Booked 41'
DF 19 Honduras Johnny Calderón Booked 66'
DF 32 Honduras Oscar García
MF 20 Honduras Walter Hernández
MF 10 Honduras Danilo Turcios (C) Substituted off 78'
MF Honduras Ramón Núñez Substituted off 67'
FW Honduras Reynaldo Tilguath Booked 82'
FW 21 Honduras Roger Rojas Booked 22'
FW Brazil Everaldo Ferreira Substituted off 70'
Substitutions:
MF Honduras Miguel Castillo Substituted in 67' Booked 90'
FW 33 Uruguay Ramiro Bruschi Substituted in 70'
MF Honduras Frank Arévalo Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Colombia Carlos Restrepo
  • Olimpia won 3–2 on aggregate.
Liga Nacional
2009–10 Clausura Champion
C.D. Olimpia
23rd title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Honduras Jerry Bengtson Vida 12
2 Honduras Carlos Pavón Real España 10
3 Honduras Roger Rojas Olimpia 8
4 Honduras Elmer Zelaya Real Juventud 7
5 Colombia Mauricio Copete Victoria 6
Colombia Charles Córdoba Vida 6
Brazil Douglas Caetano Real España 6
Honduras Héctor Flores Hispano 6
Honduras Walter Martínez Marathón 5
Honduras Georgie Welcome Motagua 6

Relegation[edit]

Relegation to the 2010–11 Liga Nacional de Ascenso de Honduras is determined from an aggregate table of the Apertura and Clausura tournaments. The team with the worst overall record will be relegated.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Motagua 36 21 8 7 59 29 +30 71 Qualified to the
2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Olimpia 36 16 14 6 55 27 +28 62
3 Marathón 36 15 12 9 55 40 +15 57
4 Real España 36 15 7 14 52 49 +3 52
5 Platense 36 13 13 10 46 44 +2 52
6 Vida 36 12 10 14 47 53 −6 46
7 Hispano 36 12 6 18 39 50 −11 42
8 Victoria 36 10 10 16 37 62 −25 40
9 Deportes Savio 36 8 10 18 26 46 −20 34
10 Real Juventud 36 9 8 19 44 60 −16 0321 Relegated to the Liga Nacional de Ascenso

Updated to games played on May 8, 2010.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1. Real Juventud was deducted three (3) points for failing to settle debts to former players by April 12.
(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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]