2012 Premier League of Belize

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Premier League of Belize
Season 2012
Champions Placencia Assassins
Matches played 66
Goals scored 191 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer Jesse Smith (8)
Biggest home win Belize Defence Force 7-0 World FC
(11 March 2012)
Biggest away win World FC 0-5 Belize Defence Force
(14 April 2012)
Highest scoring Hankook Verdes 7-1 Paradise/Freedom Fighters
(5 April 2012)
Longest winning run Belize Defence Force & Police United (6)
Longest unbeaten run Police United (12)
Longest winless run World FC (10)
Longest losing run World FC (6)

The 2012 Premier League of Belize is the first season of the highest competitive football league in Belize, after it was founded in 2011. The season commenced on 11 February 2012.

League Formation[edit]

In October 2011 teams were invited to apply for membership for the new Premier League of Belize.[1] In early January 2012 it was announced that there will be 12 teams competing in the inaugural season. There will be 6 teams from the North Zone and 6 teams from the South Zone.[2] Each team will play teams in their zone twice, with the top 2 teams from each zone advancing to the playoffs.[3]

Team Information[edit]

North Zone[edit]

Team City Stadium
Belize Defence Force San Ignacio Norman Broaster Stadium
FC Belize Belize City MCC Grounds
Juventus Orange Walk Town People's Stadium
San Felipe Barcelona San Felipe San Felipe Football Field
San Pedro Seadogs San Pedro San Pedro Municipal Stadium & MCC Grounds
World FC San Ignacio Norman Broaster Stadium

South Zone[edit]

Team City Stadium
Belmopan Bandits Belmopan Isidoro Beaton Stadium
Hankook Verdes Benque Viejo del Carmen Marshalleck Stadium
Paradise/Freedom Fighters Punta Gorda Toledo Union Field
Placencia Assassins Placencia Placencia Football Field
Police United Belize City MCC Grounds
San Ignacio United San Ignacio Norman Broaster Stadium

League Table[edit]

North Zone[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Belize Defence Force 10 7 2 1 24 5 +19 23 Qualification to the Playoffs
2 FC Belize 10 5 4 1 12 5 +7 19
3 San Pedro Seadogs 10 4 3 3 20 15 +5 15
4 San Felipe Barcelona 10 4 3 3 14 16 −2 15
5 Juventus 10 3 1 6 14 18 −4 10
6 World FC 10 0 1 9 9 34 −25 1

Source: Soccerway
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.

South Zone[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Police United 10 9 1 0 23 3 +20 28 Qualification to the Playoffs
2 Placencia Assassins 10 6 2 2 20 8 +12 20
3 San Ignacio United 10 3 4 3 11 12 −1 13
4 Paradise/Freedom Fighters 10 2 3 5 13 20 −7 9
5 Belmopan Bandits 10 1 4 5 6 13 −7 7
6 Hankook Verdes 10 2 0 8 11 28 −17 6

Source: Soccerway
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]

Round 1[edit]


North Zone[4]

11 February 2012
19:30
Belize Defence Force 2 – 2 San Pedro Seadogs
Byron Usher Goal 43'
Harrison Tasher Goal 90+2'
Jesse Smith Goal 10'
Kenny Witzel Goal 23'

12 February 2012
14:30
San Felipe Barcelona 2 – 2 Juventus
Oscar Acevedo Goal 75'
Christopher Hendricks Goal 90+2'
Osmar Duran Goal 40'85'

12 February 2012
16:00
FC Belize 1 – 0 World FC
Jeromy James Goal 24'

South Zone

11 February 2012
19:30
Police United 1 – 0 Placencia Assassins
Orlando Jimenez Goal 48'

12 February 2012
16:00
Hankook Verdes 0 – 1 Belmopan Bandits
Alden Coleman Goal 39'

12 February 2012
16:00
San Ignacio United 1 – 0 Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Amin August Jr. Goal 32'

Round 2[edit]


North Zone[5]

18 February 2012
19:30
Belize Defence Force 2 – 0 Juventus
Marlon Meza Goal 85'
Richard Jimenez Goal 87'

19 February 2012
15:30
San Felipe Barcelona 1 – 1 FC Belize
Oscar Acevedo Goal 62' Jeromy James Goal 66'

19 February 2012
15:30
San Pedro Seadogs 4 – 2 World FC
Kenny Witzel Goal 49' (pen)57'
Francisco Mejia Goal 73'
Jesse Smith Goal 90+2'
Onri Meza Goal 71'
Carlos Vasquez Goal 85'

South Zone

19 February 2012
16:00
Paradise/Freedom Fighters 0 – 2 Police United
Lennox Castillo Goal 28'
Orlando Jimenez Goal 73'

19 February 2012
16:00
Placencia Assassins 4 – 0 Hankook Verdes
Zerrick Torres Goal 7'
Ernie Whyte Goal 18'
Luis Torres Goal 70'90'

19 February 2012
16:00
San Ignacio United 1 – 1 Belmopan Bandits
Seannon Defour Goal 63' Woodrow West Goal 57' (pen)

Round 3[edit]


North Zone[6]

25 February 2012
19:30
World FC 0 – 3 Juventus
Osmar Duran Goal 23'50'58'

26 February 2012
15:30
San Felipe Barcelona 1 – 0 Belize Defence Force
Gabriel Perez Goal 50'

26 February 2012
16:00
FC Belize 0 – 0 San Pedro Seadogs

South Zone

25 February 2012
19:30
Belmopan Bandits 0 – 1 Police United
Devon Makin Goal 79'

25 February 2012
19:30
Hankook Verdes 1 – 2 San Ignacio United
Julian Maldonado Goal 90+4' Victor Morales Goal 6'76'

26 February 2012
16:00
Placencia Assassins 5 – 1 Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Elias Donaire Goal 13'
Ashley Torres Goal 20'
Dennis Serano Goal 34'
Zerrick Torres Goal 47'
Rollin Burgess Goal 82'
Wilmer Garcia Goal 90+4'

Round 4[edit]


North Zone[7]

3 March 2012
19:30
World FC 3 – 3 San Felipe Barcelona
Belhem Guzman Goal 15'
Joel Guzman Goal 23'
Joshua Richards Goal 80'
Deris Benavides Goal 39'45+' (pen)
Eliazar Itza Goal 49'

4 March 2012
16:00
FC Belize 1 – 1 Belize Defence Force
David Ramos Goal 19' Erwin Flores Goal 79'

4 March 2012
16:00
Juventus 4 – 0 San Pedro Seadogs
Freddy Tun Goal 57'
Andrew Allen Goal 72'
Orvin Wade Goal 86'
Oliver Hendricks Goal 88'

South Zone



4 March 2012
16:00
Paradise/Freedom Fighters 6 – 0 Hankook Verdes
Alexander Peters Goal 34'39'41'55'
Elio Ramirez Goal 23'54'

Round 5[edit]


North Zone[8]

11 March 2012
15:30
San Felipe Barcelona 2 – 1 San Pedro Seadogs
Harvey Cruz Goal 71'
Oscar Acevedo Goal 84'
Jesse Smith Goal 21'

11 March 2012
16:00
Belize Defence Force 7 – 0 World FC
Paul Nunez Goal 13'
Denmark Casey Jr. Goal 42'
David Trapp Goal 48'82'
Daniel Jimenez Goal 55'89'
Harrison Tasher Goal 59'

11 March 2012
16:00
FC Belize 2 – 0 Juventus
Jeromy James Goal 27'
Dalton Cayetano Goal 73'

South Zone

10 March 2012
19:30
Hankook Verdes 0 – 3 Police United
Orlando Jimenez Goal 42'
Devon Makin Goal 56'
Evan Mariano Goal 68'

10 March 2012
19:30
San Ignacio United 1 – 2 Placencia Assassins
Felix Miranda Goal 9' Ashley Torres Goal 69'79' (pen)

11 March 2012
16:00
Paradise/Freedom Fighters 1 – 1 Belmopan Bandits
Lisbey Castillo Goal 15' Jacinto Bermudez Goal 37'

Round 6[edit]


North Zone[9]

17 March 2012
19:30
World FC 0 – 2 FC Belize
Jeromy James Goal 57'
David Ramos Goal 80'

18 March 2012
15:30
San Pedro Seadogs 0 – 3 Belize Defence Force
Richard Jimenez Goal 43'
Harrison Tasher Goal 64'77'

18 March 2012
16:00
Juventus 0 – 1 San Felipe Barcelona
Eliazar Itza Goal 5' (pen)

South Zone

17 March 2012
19:30
Hankook Verdes 2 – 1 Belmopan Bandits
Julian Maldonado Goal 80'
Jamie Lozano Goal 82'
Floyd Jones Goal 20'

18 March 2012
16:00
Paradise/Freedom Fighters 1 – 1 San Ignacio United
Ralph Flores Goal 9' Ismael Thompson Goal 22'

18 March 2012
16:00
Placencia Assassins 1 – 2 Police United
Ashley Torres Goal 37' Lennox Castillo Goal 42'
Evan Mariano Goal 51'

Round 7[edit]


North Zone[10]

24 March 2012
19:30
World FC 2 – 3 San Pedro Seadogs
Carlos Vasquez Goal 35'
Richard Carrillo Goal 68'
Kent Gabourel Goal 39'
Francisco Mejia Goal 45+'70'

25 March 2012
16:00
FC Belize 1 – 0 San Felipe Barcelona
Jermmy Bermudez Goal 90+'

25 March 2012
16:00
Juventus 0 – 1 Belize Defence Force
Richard Jimenez Goal 65'

South Zone

24 March 2012
19:30
Belmopan Bandits 1 – 1 San Ignacio United
Jacinto Bermudez Goal 40' Amin August Jr. Goal 41' (pen)

24 March 2012
19:30
Hankook Verdes 0 – 2 Placencia Assassins
Gary Young Goal 50'
Rollin Burgess Goal 57'

24 March 2012
19:30
Police United 2 – 1 Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Evan Mariano Goal 45'62' Delroy Flores Goal 30'

Round 8[edit]


North Zone[11]

31 March 2012
19:30
Belize Defence Force 2 – 1 San Felipe Barcelona
David Trapp Goal 48' (pen)
Erwin Flores Goal 90'
Jaziz Wicab Goal 4'


1 April 2012
16:00
Juventus 3 – 0 World FC
Freddy Tun Goal 57'
Ernell Pott Goal 83'
Dean Flowers Goal 86'

South Zone

31 March 2012
19:30
Police United 3 – 0 Belmopan Bandits
Lennox Castillo Goal 6'
Trevor Lennan Goal 53'89'

1 April 2012
16:00
Paradise/Freedom Fighters 1 – 1 Placencia Assassins
Tarrel Flores Goal 78' Rollin Burgess Goal 10'

1 April 2012
16:00
San Ignacio United 2 – 1 Hankook Verdes
Victor Morales Goal 39'
Ismael Thompson Goal 59'
Miguel Aguilar Goal 77'

Round 9[edit]


North Zone[12]

8 April 2012
15:30
San Felipe Barcelona 3 – 2 World FC
Eliazar Itza Goal 3'
Christopher Hendricks Goal 29'
Javier Habet O.G Goal 42'
Carlos Vasquez Goal 21'
Javier Habet Goal 63'

8 April 2012
15:30
San Pedro Seadogs 6 – 0 Juventus
Jesse Smith Goal 2'12'31'
Francisco Mejia Goal 16'
Ethnie Figueroa Goal 21'
Kenny Witzel Goal 89'

8 April 2012
16:00
Belize Defence Force 1 – 0 FC Belize
Deon McCaulay Goal 49'

South Zone

5 April 2012
19:00
Hankook Verdes 7 – 1 Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Julio Ayala Goal 5'32'
Julian Maldonado Goal 10'20'68'90+3'
Jose Monroy Goal 25'
Leonard Valdez Goal 54'

7 April 2012
19:30
Placencia Assassins 3 – 1 Belmopan Bandits
Luis Torres Goal 57'
Ernie Whyte Goal 63'
Ashley Torres Goal 72'
Ronaldo Alvarez Goal 88'

7 April 2012
19:30
San Ignacio United 1 – 3 Police United
Victor Morales Goal 2' Andres Makin Jr. Goal 45'
Trevor Lennan Goal 63'
Lennox Castillo Goal 72'

Round 10[edit]


North Zone[13]

14 April 2012
19:30
World FC 0 – 5 Belize Defence Force
Marlon Meza Goal 22'84'
Richard Jimenez Goal 51'
Harrison Tasher Goal 66'
Michael Martinez Goal 70'

15 April 2012
15:30
San Pedro Seadogs 4 – 0 San Felipe Barcelona
Jesse Smith Goal 27'78'
Francisco Mejia Goal 61'
Ethnie Figueroa Goal 84'

15 April 2012
16:00
Juventus 2 – 4 FC Belize
Clifton West Goal 2'
Osmar Duran Goal 65' (pen)
Jermmy Bermudez Goal 56'
Francisco Briceno Goal 60'
Jeromy James Goal 70'
Carlton Rogers Goal 90+6'

South Zone

14 April 2012
19:30
Belmopan Bandits 0 – 1 Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Ralph Flores Goal 34'

14 April 2012
19:30
Police United 6 – 0 Hankook Verdes
Oswald Young Goal 7'45'
Lennox Castillo Goal 10'57'
Trevor Lennan Goal 42'
Sean Mas Goal 65'

15 April 2012
16:00
Placencia Assassins 2 – 1 San Ignacio United
Seannon Defour O.G Goal 48'
Leomar Leslie Goal 68'
Evral Trapp Goal 90+2'

Playoffs[edit]

Semi-Finals Finals
 
N1  Belize Defence Force 0 2 (2) 2  
S2  Placencia Assassins 0 2 (4) 2  
  S2  Placencia Assassins 2 1 3
  S1  Police United 1 1 2
S1  Police United 2 1 3
N2  FC Belize 2 0 2  

Semi-Finals[edit]


Game One[14]

22 April 2012
16:00
FC Belize 2 – 2 Police United
Jeromy James Goal 1'
Cristobal Gilharry Goal 60' (pen)
Bernard Linarez Goal 23'
Ivor Arriola O.G Goal 29'


Game Two[15]

28 April 2012
16:00
Belize Defence Force 2 – 2 (a.e.t.) Placencia Assassins
Daniel Jimenez Goal 80'
Marlon Meza Goal 111'
Dellon Torres Goal 14'
Zerrick Torres Goal 97'
  Penalties  
Marlon Meza Penalty scored
Daniel Jimenez Penalty missed
Harrison Tasher Penalty scored
Khalil Velasquez Penalty missed
2 – 4 Penalty scored Zerrick Torres
Penalty scored Luis Torres
Penalty scored Rollin Burgess
Penalty scored Ashley Torres

28 April 2012
19:30
Police United 1 – 0 FC Belize
Trevor Lennan Goal 37'

Finals[edit]


Game One[16]

5 May 2012
19:30
Placencia Assassins 2 – 1 Police United
Luis Torres Goal 35'
Ashley Torres Goal 43'
Evan Mariano Goal 84'

Game Two[17]

12 May 2012
19:30
Police United 1 – 1 Placencia Assassins
Evan Mariano Goal 90+2' Elias Donaire Goal 12'

2012 Champions
Star*.svg
Placencia Assassins
1st Title

Season Statistics[edit]

Top Scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Team Goals
1 Belize Jesse Smith San Pedro Seadogs 8
2 Belize Lennox Castillo Police United 6
Belize Osmar Duran Juventus
Belize Jeromy James FC Belize
Belize Julian Maldonado Hankook Verdes
Belize Evan Mariano Police United
Belize Ashley Torres Placencia Assassins
8 Belize Trevor Lennan Police United 5
Honduras Francisco Mejia San Pedro Seadogs
Belize Harrison Tasher Belize Defence Force

(*) Please note playoff goals are included.

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Belize Osmar Duran Juventus World FC 3–0 25 February 2012
Belize Alexander Peters4 Paradise/Freedom Fighters Hankook Verdes 6–0 4 March 2012
Belize Julian Maldonado4 Hankook Verdes Paradise/Freedom Fighters 7–1 5 April 2012
Belize Jesse Smith San Pedro Seadogs Juventus 6–0 8 April 2012
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

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