2012 United Football League (Philippines)

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United Football League (Philippines)
Season 2012
Champions Division 1:
Global (1st Title)
Division 2:
Pachanga (1st Title)
Promoted Pachanga (to Division 1)
Relegated Navy (to Division 2)
AFC President's Cup Global
Matches played 222
Goals scored 962 (4.33 per match)
Top goalscorer Division 1:
Philippines Phil Younghusband
(23 goals)
Division 2:
Philippines Freddy Gonzales
(34 goals)
Highest scoring Division 1:
Loyola 14-0 Navy
Division 2:
Pachanga 13-0 Sunken Garden United
Pachanga 13-0 Manila Lions
Longest winning run Division 1:
9 games
Global FC
Longest unbeaten run Division 1:
5 Games
Stallion FC
Loyola
Longest winless run Division 1:
8 games
Navy
Longest losing run Division 1:
6 games
Navy
2011
2013

The 2012 United Football League is the third season of the UFL since its establishment as a semi-professional league in 2009. Global FC won their first Division 1 league title on goal difference against runners-up Kaya, after a 1–1 draw with third-placers Loyola Meralco Sparks on 26 June 2012. Pachanga won the Division 2 league title after being unbeaten in all its matches.

Teams[edit]

Seven new clubs entered the league after the successful third season of UFL Cup. Manila Nomads, Stallion and Pasargad was promoted to 2012 UFL Division 1 after they reached the knockout stage of 2011 UFL Cup. The season opened on January 14, 2012, and ended on June 30, 2012.[1][2]

Clubs by division[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Club Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Global Philippines Edwin Cabalida Japan Yu Hoshide LGR Athletic Wears, Inc.
Green Archers United Philippines Rodolfo Alicante Philippines Patrick Bacobo LGR Athletic Wears, Inc. Globe Telecom
Kaya Philippines Michael Angelo "Kale" Alvarez Philippines Aly Borromeo Mizuno LBC Express, Inc.
Loyola South Korea Kim Chul-Su Philippines James Younghusband Mizuno Meralco
Manila Nomads England Michael Denison Netherlands Randy Musters Fila Auction Manila
Pasargad Iran Esmaeil Sedigh
Philippines Joel Villarino
Iran Mansour Madadi Planet Sports
Philippine Air Force Philippines Edzel Bracamonte Philippines Yanti Barsales Mizuno Phoenix
Philippine Army Philippines Patricio Bumidang, Jr. Philippines Roel Gener Puma Fritz & Macziol IBM
Philippine Navy Philippines Marlon Maro Philippines Loreto Kalalang LGR Athletic Wears, Inc. RedJuice
Stallion Philippines Ernie Nierras
South Korea Eun Hyung Pee
Philippines Ruben Doctora Jr. Nike Gilligan's Grill and Bar

Division 2[edit]

Club Manager Team captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Agila Philippines Carlo Jose Rodriguez Philippines Mark Alvin Valeroso Adidas
Cebu Queen City United Philippines Mario Ceniza Philippines Jan Michael Flores Cebu Landmasters
Diliman Philippines Salvador Alberto Salvacion Philippines Jose Andoni Santos Adidas Antonov Vodka
Dolphins United Philippines Greg Calawod Philippines Romnick Echin
Forza FC Malaysia Azlan Nazir
Laos FC Philippines Ronald Patulin
Manila All-Japan Japan Ryo Kono MGK
Manila Lions Philippines Joel Alcala Meltique Beef
Pachanga Philippines Norman Fegidero Philippines Yves Ashime
Sunken Garden United Philippines Ryan Saranillo
Team Socceroo Philippines Alfredo Estacion Philippines Mike Reyes Adidas Regent Properties
Union FC Philippines Rafael Rodriguez Rudy Project

Venues[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Stadium Location
Rizal Memorial Stadium Manila
University of Makati Stadium Makati
Nomads Sporting Club Parañaque

Division 2[edit]

Stadium Location
Turf@BGC, Bonifacio Global City Taguig
Alabang Country Club (ACC) Muntinlupa

League Table[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Global (C) 18 13 3 2 49 17 +32 42 Qualification to  2013 AFC President's Cup
2 Kaya 18 13 3 2 30 17 +13 42
3 Loyola 18 11 4 3 66 29 +37 37
4 Stallion 18 8 5 5 37 20 +17 29
5 Philippine Air Force 18 7 4 7 31 35 −4 25
6 PSG 18 7 3 8 30 31 −1 24
7 Manila Nomads 18 4 7 7 27 38 −11 19
8 Green Archers United 18 3 5 10 30 34 −4 14
9 Philippine Army 18 3 4 11 23 48 −25 13
10 Philippine Navy (R) 18 1 2 15 15 69 −54 5 Relegation to 2013 UFL Division 2

Updated to games played on 20:20, 30 June 2012.
Source: UFL Philippines, soccerway.com
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.

Division 2[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Pachanga Diliman (C) (P) 22 21 1 0 123 8 +115 64 Promotion to 2013 UFL Division 1
2 Cimarron 22 18 2 2 82 25 +57 56
3 Cebu Queen City United 22 14 5 3 83 29 +54 47
4 Agila 22 12 1 9 48 49 −1 37
5 Union Internacional Manila 22 8 5 9 46 60 −14 29
6 Forza 22 9 2 11 50 71 −21 29
7 Team Socceroo 22 8 4 10 51 61 −10 28
8 Laos 22 8 3 11 36 45 −9 27
9 Dolphins United 22 4 9 9 28 35 −7 21
10 Manila All-Japan 22 5 4 13 30 60 −30 19
11 Manila Lions (E) 22 3 2 17 17 77 −60 11
12 Sunken Garden United (E) 22 3 0 19 35 109 −74 9

Updated to games played on 23:15, 24 June 2012.
Source: UFL Philippines
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1The two bottom-placed teams will be removed to give way for other teams a chance to compete, although they may qualify for the 2012 UFL Cup.
2One of Sunken Garden United's loss was due to forfeiture due to insufficiency of players for the match.
(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]

Division 1[edit]

Home \ Away[1] GLO GAU KAY LMS NOM PSG PAF PA PN STA
Global 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 5–3 1–2 3–2 1–0
Green Archers United 0–1 0–2 2–3 1–2 1–1 0–1 3–1 5–0 1–4
Kaya 1–5 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–1
Loyola 4–3 3–2 2–0 5–0 3–4 3–3 4–0 14–0 3–0
Manila Nomads 1–5 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–2
PSG 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–3 3–2 6–3 1–2 1–0
Philippine Air Force 0–4 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–4
Philippine Army 0–3 2–7 0–2 1–2 1–4 2–3 2–2 3–2 0–0
Philippine Navy 0–5 2–2 1–2 1–10 1–1 0–6 1–2 2–3 0–6
Stallion 1–3 5–2 0–1 4–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–0

Updated to games played on 20:20, 30 June 2012.
Source: United Football League (Philippines)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Division 2[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AGI CQC CIM DOL FOR LAO AJP LIO PAC SGU SOC UIM
Agila 0–0 4–9 0–1 4–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 0–4 8–2 5–0 1–6
Cebu Queen City United 1–2 4–1 0–0 8–2 6–1 5–2 4–4 0–4 3–2 6–1 4–1
Cimarron 4–1 1–1 2–1 5–0 3–1 10–0 5–0 2–2 5–1 3–2 3–1
Dolphins United 2–0 1–5 0–2 2–4 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–3 0–1 3–3 2–2
Forza 4–1 1–6 0–2 4–3 0–2 1–1 3–0 0–3 5–4 6–1 1–3
Laos 1–3 0–2 1–6 1–1 3–3 0–1 2–1 1–4 3–1 0–1 2–1
Manila All-Japan 1–3 1–1 0–1 2–2 9–6 2–0 2–0 0–7 1–5 1–2 2–3
Manila Lions 0–1 0–7 0–6 0–2 1–2 1–5 1–0 0–2 1–3 1–7 3–1
Pachanga Diliman 4–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 8–1 4–0 7–0 13–0 13–0 8–0 8–0
Sunken Garden United 3–5 0–12 1–2 1–4 1–2 2–4 0–3 1–3 0–13 1–5 3–7
Team Socceroo 1–3 3–4 2–4 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 5–1 0–8 6–2 2–2
Union Internacional Manila 1–0 4–4 1–5 0–0 4–1 1–6 1–0 2–2 1–4 4–1 0–6

Updated to games played on 23:20 24 June 2012.
Source: United Football League (Philippines)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Manila All-Japan declared as winner by default after Sunken Garden United lack players to play. According to the UFL official Facebook page, only seven players arrived.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Philippines Phil Younghusband Loyola 23
2 Sudan Izzeldin Elhabbib Global 13
3 Philippines Mark Hartmann Loyola 12
Philippines Tating Pasilan Green Archers United 12
5 Philippines James Younghusband Loyola 11
Philippines Ian Araneta Philippine Air Force 11

Division 2[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Philippines Freddy Gonzales Pachanga 34
2 Ghana Isaac Agyie Forza 21
3 Philippines Dan Villarico Cebu Queen City United 20
4 Philippines Ariel Zerrudo Diliman 19
5 Philippines Romnick Jover Sunken Garden United 18

Correct as of 20:30, 30 June 2012
Source: UFL Phil

Season Awards[edit]

Team Awards[edit]

The following teams are awarded by the United Football League in the ceremony.[3]

Division 1[edit]

Club Award
Global FC Champions
Kaya FC 1st-Runner Up
Global FC Fair Play Award

Division 2[edit]

Club Award
Pachanga FC Champions
Manila All-Japan FC Fair Play Award

Individual Awards[edit]

The following players are awarded by the United Football League Committee in the ceremony.[4]

Division 1[edit]

Player Club Award
Carli de Murga Global FC Golden Ball
Phil Younghusband Loyola Meralco Sparks FC Golden Boot(23 goals)
Yu Hoshide Global FC Agility Award
Saba Garmaroudi Kaya Best Goalkeeper

Division 2[edit]

Player Club Award
Freddy Gonzales Pachanga FC Golden Ball
Freddy Gonzales Pachanga FC Golden Boot
Kenneth Dolloso Pachanga FC Best Goalkeeper

References[edit]

  1. ^ de Guzman, Mikhail (15 December 2011). "Seven New Clubs Enter UFL 2nd Division". Soccer Central Philippines. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Schedules". Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Almo, Alder (26 June 2012). "Global bags UFL title with 1-1 draw vs Loyola Meralco". philstar.com (The Philippine Star). Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  4. ^ InterAKTV (26 June 2012). "Azkals de Murga, Younghusband win UFL top individual awards". interaksyon.com (InterAksyon) (TV5). Retrieved 27 June 2012.