C.D.S. Vida

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CD Vida
CDS Vida.svg
Full name Club Social y Deportivo Vida
Nickname(s) Los Cocoteros (The Coconuts)
Los Rojiblancos (The Red-and-Whites)
Founded 14 October 1940; 74 years ago (1940-10-14)
Ground Estadio Nilmo Edwards,
La Ceiba, Honduras
Ground Capacity 18,000
Chairman Carla Belinda Dip
Manager Jorge Pineda
League Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras
2012-13 Clausura 9th

Club Deportivo y Social Vida, or simply Vida, is an Honduran association football club based in La Ceiba, Atlántida.

The club has won two domestic league titles and has claimed second place thrice.

History[edit]

Salvavida[edit]

Vida was founded on 14 October 1940 with the name of Salvavida by Gregorio Ramos, José Lamelas and Valentín Vásquez.[1] The name Salva Vida was initially put by Salvador Vacaro and Vicente D' antoni, founders of the brewery Cervecería Hondureña, S.A. The initial colors of the team were Red, White and Blue, but in recent times only red and white are used. The Club Salva Vida started when Gregorio Ramos decided to separate from the board of directors of Club Deportivo Atlántida and to form his own team. At that time the team Salva Vida was part of the League Dionisio de Herrera.

Vida[edit]

Later the soccer club was just called Vida in honor of Mrs. Vida Code de Castañeda. The story tells that during a walk that the executives and players were carrying out, Mrs. Vida, who did not know how to swim, fell into the water. Then Mr. Gregorio Ramos ask for aid with the phrase "un salvavida para Vida" (a lifesaver for Mrs. Vida) and from that afternoon and on the club has been referred to as Vida, since Cervezería Hondureña did not permit that they continued to use the name of their product.

1940s[edit]

During the decade of the 1940s the players in the team were in their majority employees of Gregorio Ramos, who was owner of Lavanderia Ramos. He also was the president of the team and contributed economically and handled the team affairs. The training was carried out in a small field located that was property of the Standard Fruit Company (DOLE).

1950s[edit]

At the beginning of the 1950s the team was made up with students from the local public schoolInstituto Manuel Bonilla and those from the amateur soccer club Deportes Diablos Negros. The most notable stars were the famous Talon Arzú, Alberto "Campion" Amaya, Héctor "Jet" Castillo McKenzie, Quiro Brooks, Cristóbal Craka Brooks, and the Spaniard Rafael "el Fafa" from Navarre.

Vida's Rise to Prominence[edit]

Then in the 1960s rising stars like Salvador Hernández, Nilmo Edwards, and the brothers Morris and Junia Garden became key First Team players for the team. Vida became Runners-Up of the Liga Amateur de Honduras in 1961 (losing to Olimpia), and National Champions in 1964—beating out the soccer club Salamar of San Lorenzo in Tegucigalpa.

In 1961 they played two matches against Sacachispas of Guatemala in the Championship of Central America and the Caribbean, winning both encounters with a scoreboard of 2-0. Also in that year they played a friendly vs Mexican Champions C.D. Oro and drew.

In 1962, the Club Deportivo Vida legally changed its name to Club Social y Deportivo Vida, since one of its objectives was self projection within the La Ceiba community. Its first president was Flor de María Coello, who was also its Queen.

In 1964, the Liga Amateur was ready to turn professional; berths were created, and there was one given to La Ceiba. Vida participated in a three team playoff against two teams from the Liga Dionisio de Herrera, Victoria and Atlantida, to determine which team would represent La Ceiba in the first Honduran Major League Soccer. Vida won the playoff round and earned its berth in the new professional Major League Soccer, becoming one of the Founders of the Major League Soccer in Honduras; its first President in 1965 was Vida's reigning president Javier Henríquez.

Now that the team became professional, salaries of the players were calculated based on the percentages of the ticket window sales. As part of becoming professional, the soccer field where Vida played and trained as amateurs (called Campo Aguila) now became a soccer stadium—the Estadio Ceibeño. With the stadium built, Vida moved to Campo Vida located in the neighborhood La Isla as their training ground (which is still preserved to this date, and used for youth league teams in La Ceiba).

CDS Vida: The Glory Years (1965–1985)[edit]

From 1965 to 1975, Vida was usually among the Top 4 of the Honduran Major League Soccer. There were exceptions which were 8th place finishes in 1967, 1974; 7th place finish in 1975; and had play-off runs in 1970 and 1973, but finished 5th instead.

During that decade, Vida had trophy successes, becoming Runner-Up in 1971.

From 1975 to 1985, Vida became more successful and were consistently in the Top 4 of the Honduran Major League Soccer—the only two exceptions were an 8th place finish in 1978, and a 9th place finish in 1979. That in itself was an impressive feat.

Trophy success included National Champions in 1981, 1983, and runner-up in 1984, 1985.

At the international level, Vida participated in the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup in 1972 and 1973, but were eliminated in the First Round (in 1972 by Toluca – 1:4 aggregate; 1973 by Saprissa – 0:3 Aggregate)

In the 1980s Vida participated in the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup in 1982, 1984, and Vida was eliminated in the Third Round by New York Pancyprian Freedoms—2:3 aggregate. In 1985, they beat CD FAS in the First Round—3:2 aggregate but were eliminated by Mexican powerhouse America—1:3 aggregate.

During the 1970s, the team's notable players were Adolfo "Gorcha" Collins and Carlos Alvarado (two time Leading Goal Scorer in the Honduran Major League Soccer in 1970 and 1971).

During the 1980s, the team's notable players were Enrique "Palanca" Mendoza, Matilde Lacayo, Dennis "La Bomba" Hinds, Cipriano Dueños (National High-scoring Champion in 1986)and Roberto “Macho” Figueroa (a key player in the Honduran National team that earned the berth to the World Cup Spain 1982, and sold to Real Murcia after the tournament).

Decline and Descent into Obscurity[edit]

From 1986 to 1996 Vida entered a decline. It was not the dominant team it was from 1975 to 1985. In 1986, Vida was rocked by a match fixing scandal after the playoffs (finishing 3rd Place overall after having finished spectacularly in 1st place during the regular season). It never recovered and was the beginning of the end for Vida – the decline. As the 1980s came to a close, it finished 8th in 1987, 4th place in 1988, and sunk to 9th in 1989 (after a three-team relegation playoff). The 1990s only brought one joy – a 3rd Place finish in 1993. Beyond that it was disappointing. It finished 7th in 1990, 1991, and 1994; and 8th in 1992, 1995, 1996.

In 1997, the Torneo Cortos as it existed in Mexico with an Apertura and a Clausura was adopted. Vida was mostly disappointing. It finished 8th (Ap & Cl 1997); 9th (1998, Cl 2000, Cl 2001); 10th (Cl 1999); and a mediocre 6th place play-off qualification (Ap 1999 vs Motagua, Ap 2000 vs. Olimpia, finishing 6th place overall each time)

In Ap 2001, play-off format changed to 4 teams. Vida had close playoff-runs in Cl 2002, Ap 2004, Cl 2005 (finishing 5th). They made the playoffs in Ap 2003 vs Real España (finishing 3rd Place); and Cl 2008, Cl 2009 vs Olimpia(finishing 4th place)

Despite these playoff-exceptions, Vida disappointed. It finished 10th three times (Ap 2006, Cl 2007, Ap 2008); 9th (Ap 2003, Ap 2005); 8th (Ap 2007); 7th (Ap 2009). It finished a mediocre 6th place twice (Cl 2006, Ap 2010).

Vida has still yet to recapture the magic and dominance it once held from 1975 to 1986.

Club Rivalries[edit]

Clásico Ceibeño[edit]

Main article: Clásico Ceibeño

El Clásico Ceibeño (La Ceiba derby) is a football match played between C.D. Victoria and C.D.S. Vida, both teams from La Ceiba, Honduras.

Achievements[edit]

Domestic

1981-82, 1983-84
Runner-up (3): 1971-72, 1984-85, 1985-86
1961-62

League and Playoff Performance (1994-Present)[edit]

Season Position G W D L GS GA PTS Playoff Pl. W D L GS GA PTS
1994-95 7th 27 8 9 10 38 41 33 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1995-96 8th 27 5 14 8 25 37 29 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1996-97 8th 27 7 7 13 21 33 28 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1997-98 Apertura 8th 20 7 2 11 31 33 23 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1997-98 Clausura 7th 20 5 8 7 26 26 23 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1999 Apertura 9th 18 4 4 10 22 33 16 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1999-00 Apertura 6th 18 6 4 8 18 30 22 Quarter-finals 2 0 1 1 3 4 1
1999-00 Clausura 10th 18 3 5 10 18 30 14 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2000-01 Apertura 6th 18 6 5 7 22 24 23 Quarter-finals 2 0 1 1 1 3 1
2000-01 Clausura 9th 18 4 6 8 22 31 18 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2001-02 Apertura 6th 18 3 11 4 20 23 20 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2001-02 Clausura 9th 18 3 10 5 16 21 19 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2002-03 Apertura 7th 18 4 7 7 19 29 19 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2002-03 Clausura 5th 18 7 4 7 24 30 25 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2003-04 Apertura 3rd 18 8 5 5 24 20 29 Semi-finals 2 1 0 1 3 4 3
2003-04 Clausura 9th 16 2 7 7 13 25 13 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2004-05 Apertura 5th 18 6 4 8 20 23 22 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2004-05 Clausura 7th 18 5 7 6 16 19 22 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2005-06 Apertura 9th 18 4 6 8 22 25 18 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2005-06 Clausura 5th 18 6 9 3 21 21 27 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2006-07 Apertura 10th 18 3 2 13 17 39 11 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2006-07 Clausura 6th 18 6 4 8 21 23 22 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2007-08 Apertura 8th 18 4 8 6 18 22 20 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2007-08 Clausura 10th 18 4 6 8 18 29 18 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2008-09 Apertura 10th
18
1
6
11
11
25
9
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2008-09 Clausura 4th
18
6
8
4
18
19
26
Semi-finals
2
1
0
1
1
2
-1
2009-10 Apertura 7th
18
4
6
8
22
33
18
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2009-10 Clausura 3rd
18
8
4
6
25
20
28
Semi-Finals
2
0
2
0
3
3
2
2010–11 Apertura 6th
18
7
4
7
26
23
25
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2010–11 Clausura 3rd
18
7
5
6
23
18
26
Semi-Finals
2
1
0
1
3
3
3
2011-12 Apertura 4th
18
7
5
6
19
21
26
Semi-Finals
4
1
0
3
4
8
3
2011–12 Clausura 6th
18
5
9
4
24
25
24
Quarter-Finals
2
0
1
1
1
2
1
2012-13 Apertura 7th
18
5
6
7
24
35
21
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2012-13 Clausura 9th
18
4
7
7
17
29
19
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

All-time table[edit]

(From 1965/66 to 2007/08)

Seasons Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
43 1629 1302 387 468 447 1375 1568 -193

Performance (1997–98 – present)[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Scored Against Points Difference
Real España 44 13 21 10 57 60 60 -4
Platense 42 15 10 17 46 50 55 -4
Universidad 34 14 10 10 38 34 52 +4
Victoria 42 11 14 17 46 71 47 -24
Marathón 42 8 10 24 42 83 34 -41
Motagua 44 5 13 26 34 69 28 -35
Atlético Olanchano 16 7 4 5 28 26 25 +2
Olimpia 44 2 16 26 41 85 22 -44
Real Maya / Patepluma 12 5 4 3 17 15 19 +2
Hispano 12 4 4 4 14 16 16 -2
Broncos 10 3 2 5 16 17 11 -1
Deportes Savio 12 2 5 5 8 15 11 -7
Independiente 4 2 2 0 12 4 8 +8
Broncos-UNAH 4 2 2 0 5 4 8 +4
Valencia 8 1 5 2 6 7 8 -1
Honduras Salzburg 4 2 1 1 6 5 7 +1
Federal 4 2 1 1 6 5 7 +1
Palestino 4 2 0 2 7 7 6 +0
Real Comayagua 4 1 2 1 6 6 5 +0

International competition[edit]

CONCACAF Champions' Cup[edit]

First Round v. Guatemala Xelajú MC -- 2:2, 0:6 (Xelajú advanced 8:2 on aggregate)
Final Round v. Mexico Club Toluca -- 1:3, 0:1 (Toluca advanced 4:1 on aggregate)
First Round v. Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa -- 0:2, 0:1 (Saprissa advanced 3:0 on aggregate)
First Round v. United States Brooklyn Dodgers -- (Brooklyn Dodgers withdrew)
Second Round v. Mexico Pumas UNAM -- 2:2, 0:5 (Pumas UNAM advance 7:2 on aggregate)
Third Round v. United States New York Pancyprian-Freedoms -- 1:1, 1:2 (New York Pancyprian-Freedoms advance 3:2 on aggregate)
First Round v. El Salvador C.D. FAS -- 1:1, 2:1 (Vida advance 3:2 on aggregate)
Second Round v. Mexico Club América -- 1:0, 0:3 (Club América advance 3:1 on aggregate)

Torneo Fraternidad[edit]

  • 1981 Torneo Fraternidad
First Round v. Guatemala Juventud Retalteca -- 0:1, 3:1 (Vida advance 3:2 on aggregate)
Second Round v. Honduras CD Marathón -- (Marathón advance)
  • 1982 Torneo Fraternidad
First Round v. El Salvador Juventud Independiente -- 2:1, 1:0 (Vida advance 3:1 on aggregate)
Second Round v. Guatemala Xelajú MC -- 0:0, 0:2 (Xelajú MC advance 2:0 on aggregate)

All Time Top scorers[edit]

(As of 8 February 2012)[2]

Current squad[edit]

Clausura 2013 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Honduras GK Ricardo Canales
2 Honduras DF Miguel Antúnez
3 Honduras DF Carlos Arbizú
4 Honduras DF Jesús Canales
5 Honduras DF Cholby Martínez
6 Honduras MF Secundino Martínez
7 Honduras MF Nestor Martínez
8 Honduras MF Reynaldo Tilguat
9 Honduras FW Raúl Santos
10 Honduras FW Shannon Welcome
11 Honduras FW Elmer Zelaya
12 Honduras MF Arnold Peralta
14 Honduras FW Carlos Solórzano
15 Honduras DF Porciano Avila
No. Position Player
16 Honduras MF Nissi Sauceda
17 Honduras FW Walter Joel Martínez
19 Honduras FW Román Castillo
20 Honduras MF Jorge Lozano
21 Honduras FW Mario Chávez
22 Belize MF Elroy Smith
23 Honduras MF Chestyn Onofre
24 Honduras MF Walter Lapresti
25 Honduras GK Obed Enamorado
27 Honduras MF Carlos Valle
29 Honduras FW Rodolfo Espinal
30 Honduras MF Romell Quioto
32 Honduras FW Jesús Alberto Navas
99 Argentina Leonardo Guiata

Managers[edit]

Old logos[edit]

CDSVida.png CDS Vida 2.svg

Affiliated clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A dar guerra" (in Spanish). Diario La Prensa. 2007-08-10. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  2. ^ Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa (Spanish)
  3. ^ Jorge Pineda firma con el Vida - La Prensa (Spanish)

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