2010–11 C.D. Motagua season

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Motagua
2010–11 season
Chairman Pedro Atala
Manager Ramón Maradiaga
Apertura 7th
Clausura Champion
CONCACAF Champions League Eliminated in the Preliminary round
Top goalscorer League: Jerry Bengtson (15)
All: Jerry Bengtson (15)
Highest home attendance 12,462
Lowest home attendance 97
Average home league attendance 3,677
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010–11 C.D. Motagua season in the Honduran football league was divided into two tournaments, Apertura and Clausura. The preseason started on late June and the Regular season on 7 August 2010.[1]

Apertura[edit]

Before the start of the season, the Honduras national football team competed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a total of five Motagua players were call to contribute with the national team, these being Canales, Guevara, Izaguirre, Mendoza and Welcome.[2] Nevertheless, Canales was set free from the team just after returning from the tournament.[3]

On 19 October 2010, coach Ramón Maradiaga separated 8 players from the main squad due to poor performance and were send to the reserve team, these players were foreign Guillermo Díaz, Mauricio Weber, Charles Córdoba, and Marcelo dos Santos, leaving the team only with domestic players. In addition, Ronald Martínez, Meller Sánchez, Rubén Rivera, and Javier Portillo were also dismiss.[4]

On 4 November 2010, Motagua lost 0–2 at home against C.D.S. Vida, ending any possibilities of advancing to the Final round, this game also set a record of the lowest home attendance of all times for Motagua, with only 97 spectators.

Squad[edit]

  • All data is updated prior the beginning of the season.
No. Pos. Player DoB Caps Goals
1 GK Honduras Walter Flores (1987-01-22)22 January 1987 (aged 23) 0 0
2 MF Honduras Gustavo Alvarado (1990-11-10)10 November 1990 (aged 19) 3 0
3 DF Uruguay Guillermo Díaz (1979-12-31)31 December 1979 (aged 30) 72 3
4 MF Honduras Roger Mondragón (1989-09-20)20 September 1989 (aged 20) 0 0
5 DF Honduras Milton Reyes (1974-05-02)2 May 1974 (aged 36) 4
6 MF Uruguay Mauricio Weber (1982-10-26)26 October 1982 (aged 27) 34 3
7 FW Honduras Georgie Welcome (1985-03-09)9 March 1985 (aged 25) 64 23
8 MF Honduras Jorge Claros (1986-01-08)8 January 1986 (aged 24) 1
9 FW Honduras Shannon Welcome (1988-11-22)22 November 1988 (aged 21) 38 8
10 FW Colombia Charles Córdoba (1982-09-15)15 September 1982 (aged 27) 0 0
11 FW Brazil Marcelo dos Santos (1979-03-17)17 March 1979 (aged 31) 28 9
12 MF Honduras Iván Guerrero (1977-11-30)30 November 1977 (aged 32) 5
13 MF Honduras Ronald Martínez (1990-07-26)26 July 1990 (aged 20) 16 1
14 DF Honduras Luis Guzmán (1980-12-19)19 December 1980 (aged 29) 3
15 MF Honduras Gabriel Balladares (1991-12-14)14 December 1991 (aged 18) 2 0
16 DF Honduras Johnny Leverón (1990-02-07)7 February 1990 (aged 20) 24 3
17 MF Honduras Ramón Amador (1994-01-23)23 January 1994 (aged 16) 2 0
18 MF Honduras Meller Sánchez (1988-07-28)28 July 1988 (aged 22) 11 0
19 MF Honduras Emilson Cruz (1987-10-24)24 October 1987 (aged 22) 9 0
20 MF Honduras Amado Guevara (1976-05-02)2 May 1976 (aged 34) 53
21 DF Honduras Emilio Izaguirre
(Sold Aug 2010 to Celtic F.C.)
(1986-05-10)10 May 1986 (aged 24) 143 4
22 GK Honduras Donaldo Morales (1982-10-13)13 October 1982 (aged 27) 43 0
23 DF Honduras Sergio Mendoza (1981-05-23)23 May 1981 (aged 29) 18 1
25 GK Honduras Marlon Licona (1991-02-09)9 February 1991 (aged 19) 1 0
26 DF Honduras David Molina (1988-03-14)14 March 1988 (aged 22) 35 3
27 MF Honduras Aly Arriola (1987-09-22)22 September 1987 (aged 22) 0 0
28 DF Honduras Samir García (1980-01-10)10 January 1980 (aged 30) 1
29 MF Honduras Alejandro Aguiluz (1992-10-11)11 October 1992 (aged 17) 6 1
30 MF Honduras Rubén Rivera (1987-05-18)18 May 1987 (aged 23) 2
31 FW Honduras Carlos Cruz (1990-11-02)2 November 1990 (aged 19) 6 1
32 MF Honduras Jorge Escobar (1991-03-19)19 March 1991 (aged 19) 0 0
33 MF Honduras Esdras Padilla (1989-09-04)4 September 1989 (aged 20) 22 0
34 MF Honduras Mario Girón (1990-03-28)28 March 1990 (aged 20) 0 0
35 FW Honduras José Valladares (1989-07-16)16 July 1989 (aged 21) 4 2
36 MF Honduras Javier Portillo (1981-06-10)10 June 1981 (aged 29) 40 0
37 GK Honduras Eduardo Sánchez (1987-09-23)23 September 1987 (aged 22) 0 0
38 MF Honduras Omar Elvir (1989-09-28)28 September 1989 (aged 20) 0 0
41 MF Honduras Christopher Bush 0 0
56 FW Honduras Javier Norales 0 0

Transfer in[edit]

No. Pos. Player Moving from
10 FW Colombia Charles Córdoba Vida

Transfer out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Moving to
1 GK Honduras Ricardo Canales Victoria[5]
10 FW Argentina Sergio Diduch Hispano
21 DF Honduras Emilio Izaguirre Celtic[6]
27 DF Honduras Mario Gómez Free agent

Squad stats[edit]

  • Note: these stats include league games only.
  • As of 19 November 2010.
No. Player App. Goal Booked Red card
2 Alvarado 9 1 2 0
3 Díaz 6 0 1 0
4 Mondragón 13 1 2 0
5 Reyes 10 0 4 1
6 Weber 4 0 0 0
7 G. Welcome 12 5 1 0
8 Claros 13 2 6 1
9 S. Welcome 11 2 0 0
10 Córdoba 7 1 3 0
11 dos Santos 9 1 0 0
12 Guerrero 15 0 1 0
13 Martínez 2 0 0 0
14 Guzmán 10 2 1 0
15 Balladares 1 0 0 0
16 Leverón 12 1 2 0
18 Sánchez 2 0 0 0
19 Cruz 6 0 2 0
20 Guevara 10 2 1 1
22 Morales 11 0 0 0
23 Mendoza 13 0 2 1
25 Licona 7 0 0 0
26 Molina 13 0 3 1
27 Arriola 7 1 0 0
28 García 9 0 2 0
30 Rivera 6 0 0 0
31 Cruz 3 0 1 0
32 Escobar 2 0 0 0
33 Padilla 5 0 0 0
34 Girón 3 0 0 0
35 Valladares 1 0 0 0
36 Portillo 8 0 1 1
38 Elvir 6 0 0 0
41 Bush 1 0 0 0
56 Norales 1 0 0 0

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
6 Vida 18 7 4 7 26 23 +3 25
7 Motagua 18 5 6 7 21 25 −4 21 Eliminated from the Final round
8 Deportes Savio 18 5 6 7 22 30 −8 21

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 A H A A H A H A H H A H H
Result L D L W D D D L D W L W L L L D W W
Position 10 9 10 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 7

Last updated: 19 November 2010.
Source: Soccerway.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Clausura[edit]

The Clausura tournament for Motagua started on 16 January 2011 with a 1–1 draw at home against C.D. Necaxa; in this game Roger Mondragón suffered a serious injury on his ankle at the 45th minute of play; it was estimated that Mondragón could be sidelined from 6 months to a year[7]

On 7 January 2011 the International Federation of Football History & Statistics published a list of the World's Best Coach of the 1st Decade (2001–2010) and Motagua's current coach at the time, Ramón Maradiaga, appeared on the list ranked 167th.[8][9]

At the end of the regular season, Motagua finished 2nd, earning the right to play on the Semifinals against C.D.S. Vida who finished 3rd.[10] This was the first time in history that Motagua faced Vida in a semifinal series.

On 29 April 2011, the club made official its first signing for the next season; it was announced that the 24 year old striker Luis Alfredo López signed a one-year contract.[11]

In the semifinals, despite a 3–3 draw on aggregate against C.D.S. Vida they had the benefit of the rules and relied on its better Regular season performance. On 30 April 2011, C.D. Motagua earned a ticket to the Final after defeating Vida 3–2 in Tegucigalpa, three days before they had lost 0–1 in La Ceiba.[12]

Once in the Final, the wait was over and after more than four years without domestic titles, Motagua managed to beat city rivals C.D. Olimpia 5–3 on aggregate score, thanks to a magnificent performance from Jerry Bengtson who scored three goals in the series.[13][14][15][16][17][18] Also, with this achievement, Motagua qualified to the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League.

Squad[edit]

  • All data is updated prior the beginning of the season.
No. Pos. Player DoB Caps Goals
1 GK Honduras Harold Fonseca (1994-04-08)8 April 1994 (aged 16) 0 0
2 MF Honduras Gustavo Alvarado (1990-11-10)10 November 1990 (aged 20) 12 1
4 DF Honduras Júnior Izaguirre (1979-08-12)12 August 1979 (aged 31) 31
5 DF Honduras Milton Reyes (1974-05-02)2 May 1974 (aged 36) 4
6 MF Honduras David Álvarez (1985-12-05)5 December 1985 (aged 25) 0 0
7 MF Guatemala Guillermo Ramírez (1978-03-26)26 March 1978 (aged 32) 0 0
8 MF Honduras Jorge Claros (1986-01-08)8 January 1986 (aged 25) 4
9 FW Colombia Mauricio Copete (1983-10-29)29 October 1983 (aged 27) 0 0
10 MF Honduras Carlos Morán (1984-07-19)19 July 1984 (aged 26) 0 0
11 MF Honduras Aly Arriola (1987-09-22)22 September 1987 (aged 23) 7 1
12 MF Honduras Iván Guerrero (1977-11-30)30 November 1977 (aged 33) 5
13 MF Honduras Mario Girón (1990-03-28)28 March 1990 (aged 20) 3 0
15 MF Honduras Gabriel Balladares (1991-12-14)14 December 1991 (aged 19) 3 0
16 DF Honduras Johnny Leverón (1990-02-07)7 February 1990 (aged 20) 36 4
17 MF Honduras Ramón Amador (1994-01-23)23 January 1994 (aged 16) 2 0
18 MF Honduras Roger Mondragón (1989-09-20)20 September 1989 (aged 21) 13 1
19 MF Honduras Emilson Cruz (1987-10-24)24 October 1987 (aged 23) 15 0
20 MF Honduras Amado Guevara (1976-05-02)2 May 1976 (aged 34) 55
21 MF Honduras Odis Borjas (1987-10-03)3 October 1987 (aged 23) 0 0
22 GK Honduras Donaldo Morales (1982-10-13)13 October 1982 (aged 28) 54 0
23 DF Honduras Sergio Mendoza (1981-05-23)23 May 1981 (aged 29) 31 1
24 MF Honduras Omar Elvir (1989-09-28)28 September 1989 (aged 21) 6 0
25 GK Honduras Marlon Licona (1991-02-09)9 February 1991 (aged 19) 8 0
26 DF Honduras David Molina (1988-03-14)14 March 1988 (aged 22) 48 3
27 FW Honduras Jerry Bengtson (1987-04-08)8 April 1987 (aged 23) 0 0
28 MF Honduras Adán Ramírez (1986-08-28)28 August 1986 (aged 24) 0 0
29 MF Honduras Alejandro Aguiluz (1992-10-11)11 October 1992 (aged 18) 6 1
31 FW Honduras Carlos Cruz (1990-11-02)2 November 1990 (aged 20) 9 1
32 MF Honduras Jorge Escobar (1991-03-19)19 March 1991 (aged 19) 2 0
33 MF Honduras Esdras Padilla (1989-09-04)4 September 1989 (aged 21) 27 0
37 GK Honduras Eduardo Sánchez (1987-09-23)23 September 1987 (aged 23) 0 0
41 MF Honduras Christopher Bush 1 0
56 FW Honduras Javier Norales 1 0
MF Honduras Erick Zepeda (1990-06-20)20 June 1990 (aged 20) 0 0

Transfer in[edit]

No. Pos. Player Moving from
4 DF Honduras Júnior Izaguirre Victoria[19]
6 MF Honduras David Álvarez Marathón
7 MF Guatemala Guillermo Ramírez Municipal[20]
9 FW Colombia Mauricio Copete Olimpia[21]
10 MF Honduras Carlos Morán Victoria[22]
21 MF Honduras Odis Borjas Platense
27 FW Honduras Jerry Bengtson Vida
28 MF Honduras Adán Ramírez Platense[23]
MF Honduras Erick Zepeda Marathón

Transfer out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Moving to
3 DF Uruguay Guillermo Díaz Melgar[24]
6 MF Uruguay Mauricio Weber Free agent
7 FW Honduras Georgie Welcome AS Monaco[25]
9 FW Honduras Shannon Welcome Hispano[26]
10 FW Colombia Charles Córdoba Necaxa[27]
11 FW Brazil Marcelo dos Santos Santo André
13 MF Honduras Ronald Martínez Free agent
14 MF Honduras Luis Guzmán Necaxa[28]
18 MF Honduras Meller Sánchez Free agent
28 DF Honduras Samir García Free agent
30 MF Honduras Rubén Rivera Free agent
35 FW Honduras José Valladares Necaxa[29]
36 MF Honduras Javier Portillo Vida[30]

Squad stats[edit]

  • Note: these stats include league games only.
  • As of 15 May 2011
No. Player App. Goal Booked Red card
2 Alvarado 1 0 0 0
4 Izaguirre 18 0 3 0
5 Reyes 13 0 3 0
6 Álvarez 2 0 0 0
7 G. Ramírez 16 3 4 0
8 Claros 15 1 6 2
9 Copete 12 1 1 0
10 Morán 9 1 0 0
11 Arriola 6 0 0 0
12 Guerrero 22 0 1 0
13 Girón 8 1 1 0
16 Leverón 16 1 3 0
18 Mondragón 1 0 0 0
19 E. Cruz 4 0 0 0
20 Guevara 20 5 5 1
21 Borjas 21 0 4 0
22 Morales 21 0 0 0
23 Mendoza 20 2 6 0
24 Elvir 20 0 0 0
25 Licona 1 0 0 0
26 Molina 1 0 0 0
27 Bengtson 22 15 4 0
28 A. Ramírez 20 2 1 0
32 Escobar 3 0 0 0
33 Padilla 8 0 1 0

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpia 18 9 6 3 24 11 +13 33
2 Motagua 18 8 7 3 25 17 +8 31 Qualified to the Final round
3 Vida 18 7 5 6 23 18 +5 26

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 H A H A A H A H A A H A H
Result D D W W W W L L D W D W D D D L W W
Position 5 7 5 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2

Last updated: 20 April 2011.
Source: Soccerway.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

  • Motagua 3–3 Vida on aggregate score; Motagua advances on better Regular season performance

Final[edit]

  • Motagua won 5–3 on aggregate score.

2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

After a two-year absence from international competition, Motagua participated in the 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League as invitee; berth originally awarded to Belizean champion, however failed CONCACAF stadium requirements, so the spot vacated was awarded to Honduras (Motagua).[31] In the Preliminary round, Motagua faced Canadians Toronto FC being eliminated after a 2–3 aggregated score.[32]

Matches[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

  • Motagua lost 2–3 on aggregate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diez.hn – Torneo Apertura arrancará el 7 de agosto – 15 May 2010
  2. ^ FIFA.com – 2010 FIFA World Cup Honduras Squad List – 1 June 2010
  3. ^ DIEZ.hn – Canales: "En Motagua no fueron leales" – 2 July 2010
  4. ^ LaTribuna.hn – Juan Carlos Suazo: Castigados, no separados – 20 October 2010
  5. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Canales tiene nueva casa – 23 July 2010
  6. ^ Diez.hn – Emilio ya entrena con el Celtic – 18 August 2010
  7. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Grave lesión del jugador Roger Mondragón – 16 January 2011
  8. ^ IFFHS.de – The World's Best Coach of the 1st Decade (2001–2010) – 7 January 2011
  9. ^ Diez.hn – "Primitivo" Maradiaga, entre los mejores de la década – 7 January 2011
  10. ^ HondurasFutbol.com – Por fin ganó Motagua en Tegucigalpa – 20 April 2011
  11. ^ RadioAmericahn.net – Motagua ficha por un año al "Comayagua" López – 29 April 2011
  12. ^ Tiempo.hn – ¡Grandeza azul! – 1 May 2011
  13. ^ Diez.hn – ¡Motagua, nuevo campeón de Honduras! – 15 May 2011
  14. ^ Tiempo.hn – Motagua campeón de Honduras – 15 May 2011
  15. ^ LaPrensa.hn – ¡Motagua, nuevo campeón de Honduras! – 15 May 2011
  16. ^ LaTribuna.hn – ¡Motagua campeón! – 15 May 2011
  17. ^ ElHeraldo.hn – Motagua es el nuevo campeón de Honduras – 15 May 2011
  18. ^ FIFA.com – Big guns fire again in Central America – 25 May 2011
  19. ^ LaTribuna.hn – Motagua se sigue armando – 30 November 2010
  20. ^ Tiempo.hn – "Pando" Ramírez al Motagua – 25 January 2011
  21. ^ Diez.hn – Mauricio Copete fichó con Motagua – 22 January 2011
  22. ^ Diez.hn – Motagua trabaja en silencio en Siguatepeque – 15 December 2010
  23. ^ Diez.hn – Tribunal falla a favor de Adán Ramírez y jugará con Motagua – 7 January 2011
  24. ^ FootballSquads.co.uk – FootballSquads - FBC Melgar - 2011
  25. ^ Asm-fc.com – Georgie Welcome prêté – 28 January 2011
  26. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Shannon Welcome quedó fuera del Motagua – 28 December 2010
  27. ^ LaTribuna.hn – Necaxa viajará a Danlí a jugar amistosos – 29 December 2010
  28. ^ LaTribuna.hn – Guzmán y Chávez jugarán con Necaxa – 10 December 2010
  29. ^ LaTribuna.hn – 15 días esperarán a Harrison Roches – 10 January 2011
  30. ^ Diez.hn – Javier Portillo llega al Vida por seis meses – 10 December 2010
  31. ^ CONCACAF.com – Cruz Azul to open CCL Preliminary Round – 9 June 2010
  32. ^ CONCACAF.com – A draw in Honduras pushes Toronto forward – 3 August 2010

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