2012–13 Primera División de Nicaragua

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Primera División
Season 2012–13
Champions Apertura:
Real Estelí
Clausura:
Real Estelí
Relegated Xilotepelt
Champions League Real Estelí
Top goalscorer Apertura:
Colombia Andres Giraldo - 11 goals
Clausura:
TBD - goals
Biggest home win Apertura: Diriangén 5 - 1 Chinandega FC
Xilotepelt 5-1 Ocotal
Clausura: Real Estelí 12 - 0 Xilotepelt
Biggest away win Clausura: Juventus Managua 0-4 Deportivo Walter Ferretti
Highest scoring Clausura: Real Estelí 12 - 0 Xilotepelt

The 2012–13 season in Primera División de Nicaragua was divided into two tournaments (Apertura and Clausura) and determined the 61st and 62nd champions in the history of the league. It also provided the country's sole berth for the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League. The Apertura tournament was played in the second half of 2012, while the Clausura was played in the first half of 2013.

Promotion and Relegation[edit]

Promoted from Segunda División de Fútbol Nicaragua.

Relegated to Segunda División de Fútbol Nicaragua.

Team Information[edit]

Last updated: July 7, 2011

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Chinandega FC Chinandega Estadio Efrain Tijerino 8,000
Diriangén Diriamba Estadio Cacique Diriangén 7,500
Juventus Managua Estadio Olímpico del IND Managua 9,000
Managua F.C. Managua Estadio Olímpico del IND Managua 9,000
Ocotal Ocotal Estadio Roy Fernandez 3,000
Real Estelí Estelí Estadio Independencia 4,800
Walter Ferretti Managua Estadio Olímpico del IND Managua 9,000
Xilotepelt Jinotepe Estadio Pedro Selva 12,000

Personnel and sponsoring (2012 Apertura)[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Chinandega FC Nicaragua TBA Nicaragua Alex Cajina Adidas None
Diriangén Nicaragua Tulio López Honduras Francisco Nunez Joma Movistar
Juventus Nicaragua Nicaragua Edward Urroz None Intracarga, Grao
Managua F.C. Nicaragua Napoleón Zeledón Nicaragua Emilio Aburto Managua F.C.
Ocotal Nicaragua Oscar Mendoza Honduras Florentino Colindres Marlon Anthony
Real Estelí Nicaragua Fidel Moreno Nicaragua Ramón Otoniel Olivas Galaxia Movistar, Bimbo, Yahoo, La Curacao
Walter Ferretti Nicaragua Emilio Rodriguez Nicaragua Henry ‘Huesito’ Urbina Policia, Cierro, Banco
Xilotepelt Nicaragua TBD Nicaragua Martin Mena Gerithen U de M

Managerial Changes[edit]

Before the start of the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Diriangén El Salvador Angel Orellana resigned (due to problems with team economics) June 8, 2012 Honduras Francisco Núñez June 14, 2012
Deportivo Ocotal Panama Carlos Walcott resigned (personal issues) 9 July 2012 Honduras Florentino Colindres 13 July 2012
Xilotepelt Nicaragua Luis "guicho" Díaz sacked 3 July 2012 Nicaragua Martin Mena 4 July 2012

During the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Deportivo Ocotal Honduras Florentino Colindres resigned (poor performance) 30 July 2012 Honduras Sindulios Castellano 1 August 2012
Diriangén Honduras Francisco Núñez resigned (poor performance) 23 September 2012 Nicaragua Luis Vega 24 September 2012

Apertura[edit]

The 2012 Apertura was the first tournament of the season. It began on August 2012.

Regular season[edit]

The regular season began on August 2012. The top four finishers will move on to the next stage of the competition.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Real Esteli 14 7 5 2 22 12 +10 26 Semi Finals Group
2 Managua 14 6 4 4 16 11 +5 22
3 Walter Ferretti 14 6 2 6 15 11 +4 20
4 Juventus Managua 14 5 5 4 13 14 −1 20
5 Diriangén 14 6 1 7 14 16 −2 19
6 Ocotal 14 3 7 4 12 16 −4 16
7 Chinandega 14 4 3 7 16 22 −6 15
8 Xilotepelt 14 4 3 7 12 18 −6 15

Updated to games played on September 2012.
Source: [2]
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] CHI DIR JUV MAN OCO RES WFE XIL
Chinandega 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–2
Diriangén 5–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–0
Juventus Managua 2–1 0–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
Managua 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 3–0
Ocotal 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–0
Real Esteli 4–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0
Walter Ferretti 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–0
Xilotepelt 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 5–1 1–2 1–0

Updated to games played on September 2012.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by round[edit]

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Real Esteli 2 2 6 4 4 5 3 1 2 2 2 2 1 1
Managua 6 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 2 2
Walter Ferretti 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 5 4 5 4 5 3
Chinandega 7 6 5 5 6 7 6 7 8 8 6 7 6 7
Diriangén 4 5 4 6 5 4 5 5 4 5 3 5 3 5
Juventus Managua 3 4 2 2 1 3 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 4
Xilotepelt 5 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 7 6 7 6 7 8
Ocotal 8 7 7 7 7 6 7 8 6 7 8 8 8 6

Last updated: 2012
Source: []

Finals round[edit]

The top two finishers in the Semi Finals Group will move on to the Final.

Semi Finals Group[edit]

20 October 2012
Managua 2 – 1 Juventus Managua
Erick Sierra Goal 18', Herbert Cabrera Goal 72' Cantillo Goal 63'
Estadio Nacional UNAN
Referee: Oscar Davila
21 October 2012
Real Esteli 1 – 1 Walter Ferretti
Samuel Wilson Goal 25' Ismael Reyes Goal 50'
Estadio Independencia
Referee: Rene Guerrero
28 October 2012
Walter Ferretti 1 – 0 Managua
Darwing Ramírez Goal 18'
Estadio Nacional UNAN
Referee: William Reyes
29 October 2012
Juventus Managua 1 – 3 Real Esteli
Victor Carrasco Goal 73' Manuel Rosas Goal 57', Rudel Calero Goal 62', Jefry Araica Goal 88'
10 November 2012
Walter Ferretti 1 – 0 Juventus Managua
Juan Rosales Goal 76'
Estadio Nacional UNAN
Referee: William Reyes
11 November 2012
Managua 1 – 1 Real Esteli
Medardo Martinez Goal 20' Samuel Wilson Goal 32'
17 November 2012
Juventus Managua 1 – 2 Managua
Goal 63' Erick Sierra Goal 18', Remy Vanegas Goal 72'
10 November 2012
Walter Ferretti 0 – 2 Real Esteli
Samuel Wilson Goal 25', Wilber Sanchez Goal 50'
24 November 2012
Managua 0 – 0 Walter Ferretti
Estadio Nacional UNAN
Referee: William Reyes
24 November 2012
Real Esteli 1 – 1 Juventus Managua
Rudel Calero Goal 76' Carlos Membreño Goal 80'
2 December 2012
Juventus Managua 2 – 2 Walter Ferretti
Ronny Colon Goal 35', Henry Garcia Goal 73' Juan Rosales Goal 78', Ricardo Vegas Goal 54'
2 December 2012
Real Esteli 2 – 1 Managua
Elmer Mejia Goal 28', Manuel Rosas Goal 32' Erick Sierra Goal 12'
Estadio Independencia
Referee: William Reyes

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

9 December 2012
Walter Ferretti 0 – 0 Real Esteli
Estadio Olímpico del IND (Managua)

Second leg[edit]

16 December 2011
Real Esteli 4 – 0 Walter Ferretti
Rudel Calero Goal 35' & Goal 60'
Manuel Rosas Goal 77' & Goal 80'
None
Primera División de Nicaragua
2012 Apertura Champion
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Real Estelí
13th Title

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Colombia Andres Giraldo Chinandega FC 11
2 Nicaragua Rudel Calero Real Esteli F.C. 9
3 Honduras Herberth Cabrera Managua F.C. 7
4 Nicaragua Samuel Wilson Real Esteli F.C. 7
5 Nicaragua Eulises Pavon Diriangén FC 6
6 Honduras Elmer Mejia Real Esteli F.C. 6
7 Nicaragua Ricardo Vega Deportivo Walter Ferretti 5
8 Honduras Ronny Colon Juventus Managua 5

Updated to games played on 14 September 2012.
Post-season goals are not included, only regular season goals.

List of foreign players in the league[edit]

This is a list of foreign players in Apertura 2012. The following players:

  1. have played at least one apertura game for the respective club.
  2. have not been capped for the Nicaragua national football team on any level, independently from the birthplace

A new rule was introduced this year, that clubs can have upwards of five foreign players in a squad, However some conditions include: The player has to be younger than 30 years old, spent year abroad away from nicaragua, and clubs can only have four foreign players on the field at one time [3].

Clausura[edit]

The 2013 Clausura was the second tournament of the season.

Personnel and sponsoring (2013 Clausura)[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Chinandega FC Nicaragua TBA Nicaragua Alex Cajina Adidas
Diriangén Nicaragua Tulio López Argentina Carlos Alberto de Toro Joma Movistar
Juventus Nicaragua Edward Urroz Nicaragua Douglas Urbina None UNEM
Managua F.C. Nicaragua Napoleón Zeledón Nicaragua Emilio Aburto Managua F.C.
Ocotal Nicaragua Oscar Mendoza Honduras Sindulio Castellano Tecnitasa Alcadia de Ocotal
Real Estelí Nicaragua Fidel Moreno Nicaragua Ramón Otoniel Olivas Galaxia Movistar, Bimbo, Yahoo, La Curacao
Walter Ferretti Nicaragua Emilio Rodriguez Nicaragua Henry ‘Huesito’ Urbina Dejudo Claro, Albanisa, Flor de Cana,Ramos, Mediotipca
Xilotepelt Nicaragua TBD El Salvador Angel Orellana TBD TBD

Managerial Changes[edit]

Before the start of the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Diriangén Nicaragua Luis Vega Sacked October 2012 Argentina Carlos Alberto de Toro November 2012
Xilotepelt Nicaragua Martin Mena Sacked December 2012 El Salvador Angel Orellana January 2013

During the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Deportivo Ocotal Honduras Sindulios Castellano resigned (poor performance) Feb 2013 Nicaragua Mario Alfaro March 2013
Xilotepelt El Salvador Angel Orellana resigned (Personal Reasons) Feb 2013 Nicaragua TBD March 2013
Deportivo Walter Ferretti Nicaragua Henry ‘Huesito’ Urbina resigned (Personal Reasons) March 2013 Nicaragua Luis 'Gaucho' Diaz March 2013

Clausura[edit]

The 2013 Clausura was the first tournament of the season. It began on August 2012.

Regular season[edit]

The regular season began on 2013. The top four finishers will move on to the next stage of the competition.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Diriangén 14 9 4 1 25 10 +15 31 Semi Finals Group
2 Real Esteli 14 8 4 2 33 5 +28 28
3 Walter Ferretti 14 6 4 4 22 13 +9 22
4 Managua 14 5 4 5 18 16 +2 19
5 Ocotal 14 5 4 5 19 21 −2 19
6 Juventus Managua 14 4 2 8 19 27 −8 14
7 Chinandega 14 2 4 8 13 30 −17 10
8 Xilotepelt 14 1 5 8 14 41 −27 8

Updated to games played on 2013.
Source: []
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] CHI DIR JUV MAN OCO RES WFE XIL
Chinandega 2–4 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–3
Diriangén 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 4–1
Juventus Managua 0–1 0–2 1–0 2–3 1–1 0–4 6–1
Managua 6–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–2
Ocotal 2–0 0–2 1–2 3–0 0–1 3–2 3–1
Real Esteli 5–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 5–0 1–1 12–0
Walter Ferretti 0–0 0–1 3–0 4–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
Xilotepelt 0–0 0–0 3–5 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–2

Updated to games played on 29 April 2013.
Source: []
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by round[edit]

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Real Esteli 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Managua 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 4
Walter Ferretti 5 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3
Chinandega 8 8 8 5 5 5 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 7
Diriangén 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
Juventus Managua 3 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6
Xilotepelt 7 6 6 8 8 7 8 8 7 7 8 8 8 8
Ocotal 6 5 5 6 7 8 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 5

Last updated: April 29, 2013
Source: []

Finals round[edit]

The top two finishers in the Semi Finals Group will move on to the Final.

Semi Finals Group[edit]

4 May 2013
8pm
Real Esteli 1-0 Managua
Felix Rodriguez Goal 83' [] None
Estadio Independencia
Referee: Oscar Davilla
5 May 2013
3pm
Diriangén FC 1-2 Walter Ferretti
Lucas Martella Goal 83' [] Maycon Santana Goal 52' , Mitchell Williams Goal 60'
Estadio Cacique
8 May 2013
3pm
Managua 3-2 Diriangén FC
Darwin Salinas Goal 83'
Goal 83', Remmy Vanegas Goal 83'
[] David Solórzano Goal 83'
Jorge Portocarrero Goal 83'
Estadio Nacional UNAN
8 May 2012
6pm
Walter Ferretti 1-1 Real Esteli
Milton Bustos Goal 83' [] Salvador García Goal 83'
Estadio Nacional UNAN
11 May 2013
6pm
Walter Ferretti 2-1 Managua
Pedrinho Goal 83', Víctor Lozano Goal 83' [] Erick Sierra Goal 83'
Estadio Nacional UNAN
12 May 2013
3pm
Real Esteli 1-0 Diriangén FC
Rudel Calero Goal 83' []
Estadio Cacique
18 May 2013
3pm
Managua 0-3 Real Esteli
[] Rudel Calero Goal 1' and Goal 19', Norfran Lazo Goal 85'
Estadio Nacional UNAN
Referee: Oscar Davila
18 May 2013
6pm
Walter Ferretti 2-0 Diriangén FC
Ricardo VegaGoal 4', Osman Delgado Goal 20' []
Estadio Nacional UNAN
Referee: William Mendoza
22 May 2013
3pm
Real Esteli 1-1 Walter Ferretti
Norfrraan Lazo [] Ricardo Vega
22 May 2013
3pm
Diriangén FC 0-1 Managua
[] Bryan Garcia
Estadio Cacique
25 May 2013
8pm
Diriangén FC 2-1 Real Esteli
Diego Diaz [] Elmer Mejía, Quintero own goal
Estadio Cacique
25 May 2013
8pm
Managua 0-4 Walter Ferretti
[] Juan Rosales(2), Enrique González, Axel Villanueva
Estadio Nacional UNAN

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

1 June 2013
Real Esteli 3-0 Walter Ferretti
Félix Rodríguez Goal 25', Wilber Sánchez Goal 63', Elmer Mejía Goal 91' None

Second leg[edit]

8 June 2013
Real Esteli 3-0 Walter Ferretti
Wilber Sánchez Goal 5' Awarded None
Estadio Olímpico del IND (Managua)
  • The game was called after sixty six minutes of play after Walter Ferretti fan base caused to much disruption to the games with rioting, flares and objects being thrown on the pitch, Real Esetli won the series 6-0 on aggreggate[1]
Primera División de Nicaragua
2013 Clausura Champion
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Real Esteli
14th Title

List of foreign players in the league[edit]

This is a list of foreign players in Apertura 2012. The following players:

  1. have played at least one apertura game for the respective club.
  2. have not been capped for the Nicaragua national football team on any level, independently from the birthplace

A new rule was introduced this year, that clubs can have upwards of five foreign players in a squad, However some conditions include: The player has to be younger than 30 years old, spent year abroad away from nicaragua, and clubs can only have four foreign players on the field at one time [4].

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Real Esteli 28 15 9 4 55 17 +38 54 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Diriangén 28 15 5 8 39 26 +13 50
3 Walter Ferretti 28 12 6 10 37 24 +13 42
4 Managua 28 11 8 9 34 27 +7 41
5 Ocotal 28 8 11 9 31 37 −6 35
6 Juventus Managua 28 9 7 12 32 41 −9 34
7 Chinandega 28 6 7 15 29 52 −23 25
8 Xilotepelt 28 5 8 15 26 59 −33 23 Relegation playoffs

Updated to games played on September 2012.
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]