2011–12 C.D. Motagua season

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Motagua
2011–12 season
Chairman Pedro Atala
Manager Ramón Maradiaga
Luis Reyes
José Treviño
Apertura 7th
Clausura Semifinalist
CONCACAF Champions League Group stage
Top goalscorer League: Bengtson (11)
All: Bengtson (13)
Highest home attendance 14,000
Lowest home attendance 99
Average home league attendance 3,235
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2011–12 C.D. Motagua season in the Honduran Liga Nacional was C.D. Motagua's 61st season in its history; the domestic league was divided into two tournaments, Apertura and Clausura. The Apertura started on 7 August, but due to its participation in the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League, their first official game was played on 28 July 2011.[1] Motagua, as title holders, were looking for its 13th domestic championship, and its first CONCACAF achievement. The pre-season started on 20 June 2011.[2][3]

Apertura[edit]

The club announced its first signing on 29 April 2011, Honduran striker Luis López arrived for a one year contract.[4] Also, 37 year old goalkeeper Kerpo de León joined after a prominent performance at C.D.S. Vida. On 3 June, Honduran midfielder Carlos Discua was transferred from Guatemalan side C.S.D. Comunicaciones.[5] In the evening of 15 June 2011, midfielder Jorge Claros was shoot twice in the head and clavicle by two unidentified persons who tried to steal his car in a neighbor in San Pedro Sula, Claros escaped injured but in a stable condition.[6] On 22 August, the club signed 22 year old Colombian striker John Palacios from ASA.[7]

Motagua's first game in the league was on 7 August at Estadio Fausto Flores Lagos against C.D. Necaxa losing 0–1.[8] On 16 August, due to poor performance both in the league and the Champions League, the club's president Pedro Atala took the decision to separate Ramón Maradiaga as manager;[9] leaving Luis Reyes as a temporary replacement. Three days later, on 19 September, Mexican coach José Treviño arrived as new manager for the rest of the season;[10] while Colombian striker John Palacios left the team just one month after his signing arguing differences with teammates.[11]

On 22 September, the club released a pink jersey to be worn on all the games from October, in a way to support the fight against breast cancer.[12] On 3 October, striker Jerry Bengtson appeared 50th on The World's Top Goal Scorer 2011 list published by the IFFHS.[13] On 11 October, the Disciplinary Commission forced Motagua to play its home game against C.D. Marathón in a neutral venue due to the incidents occurred on 9 October at the Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino in the Honduran Superclásico against C.D. Olimpia where one unidentified Motagua fan throw an object to the field injuring rival's player Carlos Mejía at the end of the match;[14] however, Motagua appeal to the decision and the penalization was revoked on 13 October.[15]

On 19 November, Motagua was eliminated from the postseason despite winning the last four games in a row;[16] this disqualification was the 13th in Motagua's history.

Squad[edit]

  • All data is updated prior the beginning of the season.
No. Pos. Player DoB Caps Goals
1 GK Uruguay Kerpo de León (1974-02-25)25 February 1974 (aged 37) 0 0
2 DF Honduras Odis Borjas (1987-10-03)3 October 1987 (aged 23) 21 0
3 DF Honduras René Banegas (1990-11-06)6 November 1990 (aged 20) 0 0
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 37) 4
6 MF Honduras Emilson Cruz (1987-10-24)24 October 1987 (aged 23) 19 0
7 MF Honduras Carlos Discua (1984-09-20)20 September 1984 (aged 26) 0 0
8 MF Honduras Jorge Claros (1986-01-08)8 January 1986 (aged 25) 5
9 FW Honduras Luis López (1986-08-29)29 August 1986 (aged 24) 0 0
10 MF Honduras Carlos Morán (1984-07-19)19 July 1984 (aged 27) 9 1
11 MF Guatemala Guillermo Ramírez (1978-03-26)26 March 1978 (aged 33) 16 3
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 21) 12 1
14 FW Honduras Roby Norales (1991-01-25)25 January 1991 (aged 20) 0 0
15 DF Honduras Brayan García (1993-03-26)26 March 1993 (aged 18) 0 0
16 DF Honduras Johnny Leverón (1990-02-07)7 February 1990 (aged 21) 52 5
17 MF Honduras Junior Padilla (1992-04-04)4 April 1992 (aged 19) 0 0
18 MF Honduras Roger Mondragón (1989-09-20)20 September 1989 (aged 21) 14 1
20 MF Honduras Amado Guevara (1976-05-02)2 May 1976 (aged 35) 60
21 FW Honduras Aly Arriola (1989-09-22)22 September 1989 (aged 21) 13 1
22 GK Honduras Donaldo Morales (1982-10-13)13 October 1982 (aged 28) 75 0
23 DF Honduras Sergio Mendoza (1981-05-23)23 May 1981 (aged 30) 51 3
24 MF Honduras Omar Elvir (1989-09-28)28 September 1989 (aged 21) 26 0
25 GK Honduras Marlon Licona (1991-02-09)9 February 1991 (aged 20) 9 0
26 DF Honduras David Molina (1988-03-14)14 March 1988 (aged 23) 49 3
27 FW Honduras Jerry Bengtson (1987-04-08)8 April 1987 (aged 24) 22 15
28 MF Honduras Adán Ramírez (1986-08-28)28 August 1986 (aged 24) 20 2
29 MF Honduras Jorge Escobar (1991-03-19)19 March 1991 (aged 20) 5 0
30 FW Honduras Marty Wood (1990-02-27)27 February 1990 (aged 21) 0 0
31 DF Honduras Esdras Padilla (1989-09-04)4 September 1989 (aged 21) 35 0
32 MF Honduras Ronald Martínez (1990-07-26)26 July 1990 (aged 21) 18 1
33 FW Colombia John Palacios (1988-11-28)28 November 1988 (aged 22) 0 0
63 MF Honduras Mishek Ávila (1992-01-12)12 January 1992 (aged 19) 0 0

Transfer in[edit]

No. Pos. Player Moving from
1 GK Uruguay Kerpo de León Honduras Vida[17]
7 MF Honduras Carlos Discua Guatemala Comunicaciones
9 FW Honduras Luis López Serbia FK Srem
33 FW Colombia John Palacios Brazil ASA

Transfer out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Moving to
2 MF Honduras Gustavo Alvarado United States USA college scholarship[18]
6 MF Honduras David Álvarez Free agent[19]
9 FW Colombia Mauricio Copete Honduras Victoria[20]
31 FW Honduras Carlos Cruz United States USA college scholarship[21]
33 FW Colombia John Palacios Peru Inti Gas

Squad stats[edit]

  • Note: these stats include league games only
  • As of 19 November 2011
No. Player App. Goal Booked Red card
1 de León 9 0 2 0
2 Borjas 14 0 2 0
4 Izaguirre 13 0 2 0
5 Reyes 7 0 3 0
6 Cruz 3 0 0 0
7 Discua 11 2 0 0
8 Claros 12 1 6 1
9 López 7 0 0 0
10 Morán 12 1 2 0
11 G. Ramírez 8 0 0 0
12 Guerrero 15 0 0 0
13 Girón 4 0 0 0
14 Norales 4 3 0 0
15 García 5 0 1 0
16 Leverón 8 0 0 1
17 J. Padilla 12 1 2 0
18 Mondragón 1 0 0 0
20 Guevara 16 2 2 0
21 Arriola 6 0 0 0
22 Morales 8 0 0 0
23 Mendoza 13 0 0 1
24 Elvir 5 0 0 0
25 Licona 2 0 0 0
26 Molina 12 0 1 0
27 Bengtson 14 9 4 1
28 A. Ramírez 8 0 2 0
30 Wood 1 0 0 0
31 E. Padilla 3 0 1 0
32 Martínez 10 0 4 0
33 Palacios 3 0 0 0
63 Ávila 5 1 2 1

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
6 Necaxa 18 6 5 7 16 20 −4 23
7 Motagua 18 6 4 8 20 19 +1 22 Eliminated from the Final round
8 Platense 18 6 3 9 14 23 −9 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 A A H A A H A H H H H A H H A H A
Result L D L W D L L L W D D L L L W W W W
Position 8 7 9 6 9 9 9 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 9 8 7

Last updated: 19 November 2011.
Source: Soccerway.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Clausura[edit]

The Clausura tournament is schedule to be played from January to May 2012. Manager José Treviño declared interest in signing Brazilian striker José Dias but later desisted; the club announced on 5 December 2011 to have signed Honduran strikers Georgie Welcome and Melvin Valladares who came from Mexican clubs Club Atlas and Dorados de Sinaloa respectively. One day later Arnold Peralta also joined from C.D.S. Vida but due to wages disagreements, the midfielder refused to sign. The Clausura fixtures were announced on 8 December, and Motagua faced C.D. Necaxa away on round 1.[22]

On December 2011, the IFFHS published a list of The World's Top Goal Scorer 2011, and Motagua's striker Jerry Bengtson appeared in the list ranked 24th.[23]

Motagua initiated the Clausura tournament with a 2–2 away drawn against Necaxa at Estadio Fausto Flores Lagos.[24] On round 12, Motagua defeated Real C.D. España 2–0 at Tegucigalpa, breaking their own 1974 record of the longest unbeaten start in a season,[25] streak that lasted until 5 May totaling 19 games undefeated. The qualification to the second round was acquired on 14 April at Estadio Yankel Rosenthal in the 0–1 away victory over C.D. Marathón.[26] Motagua won two more games after that and became the second team in the history of the league that finished the regular season without defeats; C.D. Olimpia had already done it twice in 1969–70 and 1997–98 Clausura.[27]

As second placed at the end of the regular season, Motagua obtained automatic ticket to the semifinals, the opponent was decided from the previous round, where Marathón beat Vida. Once in the semifinals, Motagua were unable to surpass Marathón and lost 0–2 on aggregate score,[28] being this the second consecutive time that they are prematurely eliminated. With only one defeat in the season, Motagua matched the records obtained in 1973–74 and 1999–2000 A. Also, due to great performance from both goalkeepers Donaldo Morales and Kerpo de León, Motagua broke its own record of least goals conceded in a season, with only 12; the previous record was 15 conceded goals in 1973–74.

In the Reserves tournament, the youth team captured the 2011–12 Clausura season.[29]

Squad[edit]

  • All data is updated prior the beginning of the season.[30]
No. Pos. Player DoB Caps Goals
1 GK Uruguay Kerpo de León (1974-02-25)25 February 1974 (aged 37) 9 0
2 DF Honduras Odis Borjas (1987-10-03)3 October 1987 (aged 24) 35 0
3 MF Honduras Héctor García (1992-03-11)11 March 1992 (aged 19) 0 0
4 DF Honduras Júnior Izaguirre (1979-08-12)12 August 1979 (aged 32) 31
5 DF Honduras David Molina (1988-03-14)14 March 1988 (aged 23) 61 3
6 MF Honduras Emilson Cruz (1987-10-24)24 October 1987 (aged 24) 22 0
7 MF Honduras Carlos Discua (1984-09-20)20 September 1984 (aged 27) 11 2
8 MF Honduras Jorge Claros (1986-01-08)8 January 1986 (aged 25) 6
9 FW Honduras Georgie Welcome (1985-03-09)9 March 1985 (aged 26) 76 28
10 MF Honduras Julio de León (1979-09-13)13 September 1979 (aged 32) 0 0
11 FW Honduras Melvin Valladares (1984-07-14)14 July 1984 (aged 27) 0 0
12 DF Honduras Luis Guzmán (1980-12-19)19 December 1980 (aged 31) 5
13 DF Honduras Nery Medina (1981-08-05)5 August 1981 (aged 30) 5
14 FW Honduras Roby Norales (1991-01-25)25 January 1991 (aged 20) 4 3
16 DF Honduras Johnny Leverón (1990-02-07)7 February 1990 (aged 21) 60 5
17 MF Honduras Junior Padilla (1992-04-04)4 April 1992 (aged 19) 12 1
18 MF Honduras Roger Mondragón (1989-09-20)20 September 1989 (aged 22) 15 1
19 DF Honduras Henry Figueroa (1992-12-28)28 December 1992 (aged 19) 0 0
20 MF Honduras Amado Guevara (1976-05-02)2 May 1976 (aged 35) 62
21 MF Honduras Alfredo Mejía (1990-04-03)3 April 1990 (aged 21) 0 0
22 GK Honduras Donaldo Morales (1982-10-13)13 October 1982 (aged 29) 83 0
23 DF Honduras Sergio Mendoza (1981-05-23)23 May 1981 (aged 30) 64 3
24 MF Honduras Omar Elvir (1989-09-28)28 September 1989 (aged 22) 31 0
25 GK Honduras Marlon Licona (1991-02-09)9 February 1991 (aged 20) 11 0
26 MF Honduras Grodbin Benítez (1993-04-02)2 April 1993 (aged 18) 0 0
27 FW Honduras Jerry Bengtson (1987-04-08)8 April 1987 (aged 24) 36 24
28 MF Honduras Adán Ramírez (1986-08-28)28 August 1986 (aged 25) 28 2
29 MF Honduras Alejandro Aguiluz (1992-10-11)11 October 1992 (aged 19) 6 1
30 MF Honduras Mishek Ávila (1992-01-12)12 January 1992 (aged 19) 5 1
31 DF Honduras Esdras Padilla (1989-09-04)4 September 1989 (aged 22) 38 0
32 MF Honduras Ronald Martínez (1990-07-26)26 July 1990 (aged 21) 28 1
33 GK Honduras Harold Fonseca (1993-10-08)8 October 1993 (aged 18) 0 0
34 MF Honduras Carlos Morán (1984-07-19)19 July 1984 (aged 27) 21 2
35 FW Honduras Javier Norales (1992-11-20)20 November 1992 (aged 19) 0 0
36 MF Honduras Brayan Figueroa (1992-03-28)28 March 1992 (aged 19) 0 0
52 MF Honduras Marvin Barrios (1994-02-22)22 February 1994 (aged 17) 0 0
DF Honduras Yeer Gutiérrez (1992-08-24)24 August 1992 (aged 19) 0 0

Transfer in[edit]

No. Pos. Player Moving from
9 FW Honduras Georgie Welcome Mexico Atlas[31]
10 MF Honduras Julio de León China Shandong Luneng[32]
11 FW Honduras Melvin Valladares Mexico Dorados[33]
12 MF Honduras Luis Guzmán Honduras Necaxa[34]
13 DF Honduras Nery Medina Honduras Necaxa[35]
21 MF Honduras Alfredo Mejía Honduras Real España

Transfer out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Moving to
3 DF Honduras René Banegas Honduras Deportes Savio[36]
5 DF Honduras Milton Reyes Retired
8 MF Honduras Jorge Claros Scotland Hibernian[37]
9 FW Honduras Luis López Guatemala Coatepeque
11 MF Guatemala Guillermo Ramírez Guatemala Heredia
12 DF Honduras Iván Guerrero United States Chicago Fire [38]
13 MF Honduras Mario Girón Honduras Atlético Choloma
15 DF Honduras Bryan García TBD
21 FW Honduras Aly Arriola Honduras Deportes Savio
29 MF Honduras Jorge Escobar TBD
30 FW Honduras Marty Wood TBD

Squad stats[edit]

  • Note: these stats include league games only
  • As of 5 May 2012
No. Player App. Goal Booked Red card
1 K. de León 9 0 2 0
2 Borjas 16 0 5 0
4 Izaguirre 19 1 1 0
5 Molina 16 1 1 0
6 Cruz 7 0 1 0
7 Discua 19 6 1 0
8 Claros 2 0 0 0
9 Welcome 6 1 3 1
10 J. de León 13 2 5 0
11 Valladares 16 0 1 0
12 Guzmán 1 0 0 0
13 Medina 11 0 1 1
14 Norales 11 1 0 0
16 Leverón 9 1 5 0
17 J. Padilla 6 1 0 0
20 Guevara 17 2 4 1
21 Mejía 7 0 4 0
22 Morales 11 0 0 0
23 Mendoza 15 1 1 0
24 Elvir 15 0 1 0
26 Molina 1 0 0 0
27 Bengtson 18 2 3 0
28 Ramírez 9 0 0 0
30 Ávila 5 0 2 0
31 E. Padilla 1 0 0 0
32 Martínez 11 1 3 0
34 Morán 3 0 0 0
52 Barrios 5 1 2 0

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpia 18 10 5 3 32 14 +18 35
2 Motagua 18 7 11 0 22 10 +12 32 Qualified to the Semifinals
3 Marathón 18 8 7 3 25 19 +6 31

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 H H A H A H H A H A
Result D D D W D D D W D W D W D D D W W W
Position 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 5 4 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 2

Last updated: 22 April 2012.
Source: Soccerway.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

  • Motagua lost 0–2 on aggregate score.

2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

As 2010–11 Clausura champions in the league, Motagua qualified to the Preliminary Round of the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League. On 24 June 2011, CONCACAF announced the first stage schedule which paired Motagua against C.S.D. Municipal.[39] On 4 August 2011, Motagua advanced to the Group phase after a 4–2 score on aggregate over Municipal.[40] Once in the Group phase, things went upside down for Motagua and on 22 September, they were mathematically eliminated from quarterfinal contention after losing 0–2 against Monarcas Morelia at Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino.[41] At the end of the group phase, Motagua not only were eliminated, but finished last with zero points with a sixth straight loss.[42]

Matches[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

  • Motagua won 4–2 on aggregate score.

Group phase[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
3 Morelia 6 4 0 2 11 5 +6 12
3 Alajuelense 6 4 0 2 8 6 +2 12
4 Motagua 6 0 0 6 2 14 −12 0 Eliminated from the Quarterfinals

References[edit]

  1. ^ CONCACAF.com – Seven clinch berths in Champions League – 16 May 2011
  2. ^ LaTribunaDeportiva.hn – El campeón se presenta en Catacamas – 22 May 2011
  3. ^ LaTribuna.hn – Azules pasan pruebas físicas y médicas – 20 June 2011
  4. ^ RadioAmericahn.net – Motagua ficha por un año al "Comayagua" López – 29 April 2011
  5. ^ LaPrensa.hn – "Chino" Discua a Motagua – 3 June 2011
  6. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Jorge Claros, operado con éxito tras atentado – 16 June 2011
  7. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Llegó el delantero colombiano de Motagua – 22 August 2011
  8. ^ Diez.hn – Necaxa le estrenó la corona a Motagua – 7 August 2011
  9. ^ Diez.hn – Primitivo Maradiaga, fuera del Motagua – 16 August 2011
  10. ^ RadioHRN.hn – Pepe Treviño es el nuevo entrenador de Motagua – 19 September 2011
  11. ^ LaTribunaDeportiva.hn – Palacios abandonó a Motagua – 19 September 2011
  12. ^ Diez.hn – "Estoy ilusionado de regresar a Motagua" – 22 September 2011
  13. ^ IFFHS.de – The World's Top Goal Scorer 2011 – 3 October 2011
  14. ^ Tiempo.hn – Motagua multado y castigado con un juego – 11 October 2011
  15. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Levantan la sanción al estadio Nacional – 13 October 2011
  16. ^ LaTribuna.hn – Motagua murió con las botas puestas – 19 October 2011
  17. ^ Diez.hn – Kerpo de León, nuevo fichaje de Motagua – 27 May 2011
  18. ^ LaTribuna.hn – Cruz y Alvarado se van – 20 June 2011
  19. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Se va Copete y Colingo – 7 June 2011
  20. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Se va Copete y Colingo – 7 June 2011
  21. ^ LaTribuna.hn – Cruz y Alvarado se van – 20 June 2011
  22. ^ LaPrensa.hn – La Liga Nacional define el calendario del Torneo Clausura 2012 – 8 December 2011
  23. ^ IFFHS.de – The World's Top Goal Scorer 2011 – 31 December 2011
  24. ^ ElHeraldo.hn – Necaxa sacó la garra y rescata un punto ante Motagua – 8 January 2012
  25. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Motagua supera invicto de 1974 – 20 March 2012
  26. ^ Hondurasfutbol.com – Motagua enrumba a la punta y estanca de nuevo al Marathón
  27. ^ ElHeraldo.hn – A definir posición para la liguilla del Clausura – 21 April 2012
  28. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Marathón ahoga al Motagua y es el primer finalista en Honduras – 5 May 2012
  29. ^ Lnphonduras.com – AGUILITAS EN LA CIMA – 24 May 2012
  30. ^ LNPHonduras.com – Listado Oficial de Jugadores Inscritos – 2 March 2012
  31. ^ LaTribunaDeportiva.hn – Georgie Welcome se queda en Motagua – 4 December 2011
  32. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Motagua sorprende a todos y ficha a Rambo de León por un año – 16 January 2012
  33. ^ ElHeraldo.hn – Melvin Valladares, la nueva contratación de Motagua – 5 December 2011
  34. ^ LaTribunaDeportiva.hn – "Lucho" Guzmán regresa al "nido" – 9 December 2011
  35. ^ ElHeraldo.hn – Se forma un nuevo ciclón – 12 December 2011
  36. ^ ElHeraldo.hn – El Heraldo revela la lista negra de "Pepe" Treviño – 22 November 2011
  37. ^ Sport.stv.tv – Jorge Claros completes Hibernian loan move – 31 January 2012
  38. ^ Diez.hn – Iván Guerrero deja al Motagua – 22 November 2011
  39. ^ CONCACAF.com – San Francisco-Seattle to open Champions League – 24 June 2011
  40. ^ CONCACAF.com – Motagua reaches CCL Group Stage despite loss – 4 August 2011
  41. ^ CONCACAF.com – Morelia eliminates Motagua from CCL 2-0 – 22 September 2011
  42. ^ CONCACAF.com – Galaxy completes CCL quarterfinal field – 20 October 2011

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