C.D. Marathón

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Marathón
CD Marathon.svg
Full name Club Deportivo Marathón
Nickname(s) El Monstruo Verde (the Green Monster)
Los Panzas Verdes (the Green Bellies)
Verdolagas
Esmeraldas (Emeralds)
Sinfonía Verde (Green Symphony)
Founded 25 November 1925; 88 years ago (1925-11-25)
Ground Estadio Yankel Rosenthal,
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Ground Capacity 15,000
Owner Honduras Arturo Bendaña
Manager Uruguay Manuel Keosseian
League Liga Nacional
2012–13 Apertura 4th

Club Deportivo Marathón is a Honduran football club, based in San Pedro Sula, which currently plays in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional de Honduras.

Marathón is one of the most popular clubs in Honduras.

History[edit]

Club Deportivo Marathón was founded on 25 November 1925 in San Pedro Sula by Eloy Montes and a group of his friends.[1] Ever since, Marathón has become one of the most prestigious clubs in Honduras, winning multiple titles. The Club Deportivo Marathon has its own sporting venue that has different fields for both first-division team to the bottom and even a tennis cement based foosball lit for night games. The venue has since improved through the years by the support of Friends of the Marathon Group (GAMA) and the different boards that have led to the computer.

First title (1979)[edit]

The club would get his first title in their history in 1979. Under orders from Ángel Ramón Rodríguez, Marathon was looking for their first championship in Honduras for the 1979 tournament. With figures like Roberto "Robot" Bailey, Arturo "Pacharaca" Bonilla, Francisco Javier Toledo, Celso Güity, Efraín "Pucho" Osorio, Ramón "Albañil" Osorio, René "Maravilla" Suazo, Jorge Alberto "Cuca" Bueso, Félix Carranza, Jorge Phoyoú (Uruguayan), Alberto Merelles (Argentina), Juan Carlos Wéber (Argentine) and others, the club remained in first place in the regular rounds, having secured their classification to the final.

Second title (1985)[edit]

It took six years for Marathon to get a new title. This was achieved in 1983. At that time, Gonzalo Zelaya (who was champion with Sport Club and Social Vida two years earlier) of La Ceiba was the team coach. In the regular season, Marathon was second in their group behind Club Deportivo Olimpia on goal difference. In the final round, Marathon was the champion with 4 wins, 1 draw and only 1 loss to rivals: Life, Motagua and Olimpia. In the deciding match in San Pedro Sula, in the Estadio Francisco Morazán, Marathon faced the Life. With a goal by Roy Padilla Bardales, the emerald table won 1-0 and was crowned for the second time in its history.

Third title (2002)[edit]

Marathon had a drought of nearly 17 years without any National League title. However, at the beginning of the new century, the club began having a resurgence. This is due to that, in 2001, the Honduran coach Jose de la Paz Herrera(better known as Chelato Uclés) began a renovation project on campus. Forming a team without much fame, Mr. Uclés led the Marathon again at the top; turning it again into a big team. In his second tournament (Apertura 2001) Marathon, led by Chelato's team went to the final, losing against Motagua on penalties (5-3).However, the great work of Marathon was applauded and recognized by several journalists, hobbyists and technicians in the country its offensive and attractive football. For the Clausura 2002, Marathon finally got what they desired: a championship. Finishing third in the regular rounds with 29 points, Marathon faced in the semifinals to Platense of Puerto Cortés.. In the first leg, Marathon won in San Pedro Sula 2-1 with a brace from Enrique Centeno Reneau; Platense pulled by Clifford Laing. In the first leg, Marathon tied 0-0 at Puerto Cortés and qualified for the final. For this occasion, Marathon faced Olimpia in the final, who defeated Victoria hurriedly in the semifinals. In the first leg played in San Pedro Sula in the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, Marathon defeated Olimpia 4-1 with a penalty from Nigel Zuniga, and goals from Enrique Centeno Reneau and Óscar Vargas. The beating caused many to consider Marathon champions of Honduran football again. The then coach of Olimpia, Edwin Pavon, clarified that the end was virtually doomed. In the second leg at Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino Tegucigalpa, Marathon had great support, almost seven thousand fans club traveled to the Honduran capital to support the team. Even had fans of teams like Motagua and Real Spain that joined the "green" invasion of the capital. Olimpia started winning 1-0 with annotation Gustavo Fuentes 7 minutes. It seemed that the capital team was going to go up. However, Marathon intelligently controlled the game. Finally, they ended up sinking the Olympia in their own field, to his own supporters who turned against their own team. With a smart, driven and practical football, Marathon were crowned champions of Honduras.

Fourth title (2003)[edit]

Just after 13 months, Marathon would again win another title. In the Clausura 2003, the "Greens" were directed by the Brazilian Flavio Ortega. Ortega replaced the ArgentineMiguel Angel Lemme, who left in the middle of the tournament. Flavio Ortega purslane lifted the team to finally put it in second place in the regular turns (only surpassed by Olimpia). In the semifinals, Marathon faced Real España . In the first leg both teams tied 1-1; Henry Jimenez pushed Real España 1-0, but Pompilio Cacho tied for the emeralds. In the return game, played at the Olympic Stadium in San Pedro, Real España came back to draw 1-1. Real España returned to win from a goal by Brazilian Rafael Betine. However, midfielder Narciso Fernández, tied the game for a Marathon Olympic goal. Marathon entered the final for better position in the regular season. Marathon faced Motagua in the final. The motagüenses eliminated Olimpia in the semifinals, giving them even more strength to meet the final. In the final round played at the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa, Marathon surprised to win 1-0 with a goal from Emil Martinez (who was later expelled). With this, the emeralds had a big advantage for the final round. In the return game, Marathon had a huge amount of fans at the Estadio Olímpico (the ticket office was registered in 35,000 fans, the second largest in the history of La Liga Nacional. Motagua would've won with goals from Luis "Tanque" Oseguera in the 39th minute. However, the forward Pompilio Cacho scored the equalizer of Marathon at the end of the first half. In the second half, Marathon were up 2 goals; both scored by Brazilian Denilson Costa. With this, Marathon were champions.

Fifth title (2004)[edit]

The team won its fifth title in Apertura 2004. The former club player Nicolás Suazo guided them to win the championship against Olimpia in Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino. After wining the first game in San Pedro Sula, the verdolagas got the tournament after beating Olimpia in overtime thanks to two goals from Uruguayan Edgardo Simovic

Sixth title (2007)[edit]

In 22 December 2007, Marathón won its sixth title in the history of Honduran Liga Nacional. Under the guidance of the Uruguayan coach Manuel Keossian, the club beat Motagua in San Pedro Sula by 2–0 score after a 0–0 draw on the first leg in Tegucigalpa. Mitchel Brown (Honduran) and Erick Scott (Costa Rican) scored the winning goals for the club.

Seventh title (2008)[edit]

In 13 December 2008, Marathón won its seventh title in his history on Liga Nacional and the fifth one on the new century. With Manuel Keosseian again as the coach, the club beat Real España in Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano by 1-0 score in the first leg. In the second leg, both teams finished in a 1-1 draw on Estadio Francisco Morazán. Mario Berríos scored the tie gol.

Stadium[edit]

Marathon Club is the only team in Honduras to have its own stadium. Estadio Yankel Rosenthal is a multi-purpose stadium located in Colonia La Sabana in San Pedro Sula, Honduras has a capacity of 15,000 fans. The project, which was scheduled to be completed in full for 2007, was postponed to 2009 due to financial problems.

In the near future, Marathón will be the only club in Honduras to own its stadium. All the other stadiums in the league are owned by the city governments.

Club rivalries[edit]

Clásico Nacional[edit]

El Clásico Nacional (The National Classic) is a Honduran national football derby played between Olimpia, since one team was from Tegucigalpa and Marathón, the other one from San Pedro Sula. When Olimpia won its first national title in September 1928. At that time, Olimpia representing the central zone, won at a final series of three matches to Marathón, champion of the north. Following this end, he created a huge rivalry between these two teams to which he called the National Classic.

Clásico de las M's[edit]

Main article: Clasico de las M's

El Clásico de las M's (The Classic of the M's) or El Derbi de las M's (The "M" Derby), is a derby football match played between Motagua from Tegucigalpa and Marathón from San Pedro Sula, two of the most successful and popular football teams in Honduras.

Clásico Sampedrano[edit]

Main article: Clásico Sampedrano

El Clásico Sampedrano (The Sampedran Derby) is a Honduran football match played at least 4 times a year in the Liga Nacional de Futbol de Honduras by two teams: Marathón and Real España. These two teams are from San Pedro Sula, hence the name.

Nicknames[edit]

Marathon has many nicknames including: Sinfonía Verde, Panzas Verdes, Verdolagas, Esmeraldas, Monstruo Verde.

Support[edit]

The Club Deportivo Marathon as one of the big four teams in la Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional de Honduras being the fourth team to Honduras in terms of number of fans, being beaten by Club Deportivo Olimpia, Club Deportivo Motagua and Real Club Deportivo España.

Ranking mundial de clubes - IFFHS[edit]

In 2009, the Club Deportivo Marathon enconto according to the IFFHS (List of the top 350 clubs in the world) as the best and only club Honduras has positioned at 234 in the world with 82.0 points. (Updated to August 30, 2010) as the top club Deportivo La Coruna, Osasuna, Espanyol, River Plate, Racing, Boca Juniors, Club Atlético Peñarol, Cagliari, among others.

Achievements[edit]

Domestic

1979–80, 1985–86, 2001–02 C, 2002–03 C, 2004–05 A, 2007–08 A, 2008–09 A, 2009–10 A
Runners-up (12): 1966–67, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1980–81, 1987–88, 2001–02 A, 2003–04 C, 2004–05 C, 2005–06 A, 2006–07 C, 2007–08 C, 2011–12 C.
1994
Runners-up (1): 1972

International

Third-place (1): 1995

League and playoffs performance[edit]

(1994–Present)[1]

Season Position GP W D L GF GA PTS Playoffs Pl. W D L GS GA PTS
1994–95 6th
27
9
7
11
34
33
34
First Round
2
0
2
0
1
1
2
1995–96 4th
27
9
9
9
32
31
36
First Round
2
0
1
1
0
2
0
1996–97 5th
27
10
7
10
31
29
37
First Round
2
1
0
1
2
2
3
1997–98 Apertura 4th
20
8
8
4
30
24
32
First Round
2
0
0
2
2
4
0
1997–98 Clausura 4th
20
7
9
4
29
28
30
First Round
2
0
1
0
1
1
1
1998–99 7th
18
4
9
5
16
16
21
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1999–00 Apertura 8th
18
3
8
7
16
22
17
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1999–00 Clausura 5th
18
6
4
8
24
22
22
Semi-finals
4
1
3
0
4
3
5
2000–01 Apertura 9th
18
4
6
8
20
25
18
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2000–01 Clausura
3rd
18
9
3
6
30
20
30
Semi-Finals
4
1
2
1
4
4
5
2001–02 Apertura
2nd
18
8
7
3
28
22
31
Runners-up
4
2
1
1
6
5
7
2001–02 Clausura
3rd
18
8
5
5
27
21
29
Champions
4
2
1
1
6
3
7
2002–03 Apertura
3rd
18
7
7
4
22
16
28
Semi-Finals
2
1
0
1
1
2
3
2002–03 Clausura
2nd
18
10
3
5
33
17
33
Champions
4
2
2
0
6
4
8
2003–04 Apertura 4th
18
8
4
6
21
16
28
Semi-Finals
2
0
1
1
3
5
1
2003–04 Clausura
3rd
16
7
4
5
22
14
25
Runners-up
4
2
1
1
5
4
7
2004–05 Apertura
3rd
18
10
4
4
23
17
34
Champions
4
3
1
0
8
5
10
2004–05 Clausura
2nd
18
7
6
5
24
22
27
Runners-up
4
0
3
1
3
4
5
2005–06 Apertura
3rd
18
7
8
3
30
26
29
Runners-up
4
3
0
1
7
4
9
2005–06 Clausura 9th
18
2
5
11
16
27
11
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2006–07 Apertura 4th
18
8
6
4
30
20
30
Semi-Finals
2
1
0
1
2
3
3
2006–07 Clausura
2nd
18
11
4
3
32
16
36
Runners-up
4
2
0
2
5
6
6
2007–08 Apertura
1st
18
10
3
5
27
16
35
Champions
4
2
1
1
4
1
7
2007–08 Clausura
2nd
18
9
3
6
30
23
30
Runners-up
4
1
1
2
6
7
4
2008–09 Apertura
2nd
18
9
5
4
26
20
32
Champions
4
2
1
1
3
2
7
2008–09 Clausura
2nd
18
10
4
4
42
23
34
Semi-Finals
2
0
0
2
2
6
0
2009–10 Apertura
1st
18
11
5
2
32
16
38
Champions
4
2
0
2
5
4
6
2009–10 Clausura 7th
18
4
7
7
23
24
19
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2010–11 Apertura
2nd
18
8
7
3
26
18
31
Semi-Finals
2
0
1
1
2
4
1
2010–11 Clausura 4th
18
7
4
7
21
17
25
Semi-Finals
2
1
0
1
1
1
3
2011–12 Apertura
2nd
18
9
4
5
32
19
31
Semi-Finals
2
0
1
1
0
1
0
2011–12 Clausura
3rd
18
8
7
3
25
19
31
Runners-up
6
2
3
1
4
2
6
2012–13 Apertura 4th
18
6
5
7
21
26
23
First Round
2
0
2
0
2
2
1
2012–13 Clausura 4th
18
5
9
4
26
21
24
First Round
2
0
1
1
2
4
1

Other facts[edit]

League and performance[edit]

All-time table[edit]

(From 1965–66 to 2009–10)

Seasons Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
55 2048 1412 523 479 412 1791 1491 +300

36 game average Torneo Apertura y Clausura 2007/08[edit]

Points Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
72 21 09 06 54 26 28

International competition[edit]

CONCACAF Champions' Cup[edit]

First Round v. Guatemala CSD Municipal – 0:1, 0:3 (Municipal advanced 4:0 on aggregate)
First Round v. Costa Rica CS Herediano – 3:0, 1:3 (Marathón advanced 4:3 on aggregate)
First Round v. Guatemala CSD Comunicaciones – 1:1, 4:0 (Marathón advanced 5:1 on aggregate but withdrew after series)
First Round v. El Salvador C.D Santiagueño – 4:0, 1:1 (Marathón advanced 5:1 on aggregate)
Second Round v. Mexico Cruz Azul – 3:1, 1:1 (Marathón advanced 4:1 on aggregate)
Third Round v. El Salvador C.D. Atlético Marte – (Marathón withdrew)
First Round v. El Salvador Alianza F.C. – 0:1, 3:2 (Alianza advanced 4:2 on penalties)
Group C v. Guatemala CSD Municipal – 2:0
Group C v. El Salvador C.D. Águila – 1:0
Group C v. Costa Rica LD Alajuelense – 0:1
Third Round v. Costa Rica LD Alajuelense – 0:2
Third Round v. Guatemala Aurora FC – 2:1
Third Round v. Honduras CD Olimpia – 1:2
Preliminary round v. El Salvador A.D. Isidro Metapán – 2:2, 1:2 (Marathón advanced 4:3 on aggregate)
Group A v. Mexico Cruz Azul – 2:0, 1:1 (Marathón advanced 3:1 on aggregate)
Group A v. United States D.C. United – 2:0, 2:4 (Marathón advanced 6:2 on aggregate)
Group A v. Costa Rica Saprissa – 2:1, 2:0 (Marathón advanced 3:2 on aggregate)
Quarterfinals v. Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders – 2:1, 1:0 (Islanders advanced 3:1 on aggregate)
Group B v. United States D.C. United – 3:1, 3:0
Group B v. Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh – 3:1, 2:4
Group B v. Mexico Deportivo Toluca F.C. – 0:7, 2:0
Quarterfinals v. Mexico UNAM – 2:0, 1:6 (UNAM advanced 6:3 on aggregate)

Torneo Fraternidad[edit]

  • 1980 Torneo Fraternidad
First Round v. El Salvador C.D. FAS – 1:2, 0:8 (FAS advanced 10:1 on aggregate)
  • 1981 Torneo Fraternidad
First Round v. El Salvador C.D. Águila – 2:1, 5:0 (Marathón advanced 7:1 on aggregate)
  • 1982 Torneo Fraternidad
First Round v. Guatemala Xelajú MC – 0:2, 1:1 (Xelajú MC advanced 3:1 on aggregate)

Copa Interclubes UNCAF[edit]

Group C v. Costa Rica LD Alajuelense – 1:2
Group C v. Honduras CD Motagua – 1:2
Group C v. Panama Tauro F.C. – 4:0
Group 3 v. Panama San Francisco F.C. – 5:0
Group 3 v. Honduras CD Olimpia – 0:0
Group 3 v. Costa Rica LD Alajuelense – 0:0
First Round v. Nicaragua Parmalat FC – 3:0 (Parmalat withdrew)
Quarter-finals v. Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa – 0:4, 4:0 (Saprissa advanced 5:4 on penalties)
First Round v. El Salvador C.D. Águila – 2:0, 1:1 (Marathón advanced 3:1 on aggregate)
Quarter-finals v. Guatemala Deportivo Marquense – 1:1, 0:1 (Marquense advanced 2:1 on aggregate)

Records[edit]

Marathón's logos[edit]

Since 1925, Marathón uses an specific logo for the institution.

Uniforms[edit]

The historic colors for the club are green and red, in some cases, white. More recently it has promoted black. The uniform of the team has been sponsored by Joma.

Kit evolution[edit]

Historic
1979
1985
2002
2003
2004

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 Uruguay GK Mathías Rolero
3 Honduras DF Astor Henríquez
6 Honduras MF Jairo Puerto
7 Honduras MF Emil Martínez
8 Honduras MF Miguel Castillo
9 Uruguay FW Jonathan Techera
10 Spain FW Pablo Aracil
11 Honduras FW Diego Reyes
12 Honduras DF Romel Murillo
13 Honduras MF Óscar Bonilla
14 Honduras MF Christian Altamirano
15 Honduras FW Marco Tulio Vega
16 Honduras MF Oliver Fúnez
17 Honduras MF Wilmer Fuentes
No. Position Player
19 Honduras MF Mario Berríos
20 Honduras FW Amado Guevara
21 Honduras MF Luis Ramírez
22 Honduras DF Johnny Barrios
23 Honduras DF Mauricio Sabillón
24 Honduras MF Oscar Durón
27 Honduras GK Yull Arzú
29 Honduras GK Denovan Torres
31 Honduras DF Manuel Doño
34 Honduras FW Brian Carbajal
35 Honduras FW Luis Manuel Berrios
47 Honduras DF Axel Guzmán
51 Honduras DF Kevin Espinoza
57 Honduras DF Luis Alonso García

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
30 Honduras Kurt Jurgen Ramón Cárcamo
Nicaragua Lester Quintanilla
Honduras Denovan Galileo Torres Pérez
Honduras Oneil Cañas
Honduras Gerardo Mejía
Honduras Oscar Galeas
Honduras Erick Euceda
Honduras Carlos Mario Hernandez
Honduras Jonathan Fernando Reyes Paz
Honduras Constantino Barletta
Honduras Wilson Rivera (Captain)
Honduras Jose Amilcar Lopez
Honduras Bonel Francisco Ávila
No. Position Player
Honduras Víctor Alfonso Moncada
Honduras Ángel Omar Pineda
Honduras Dagoberto Oliva Membreño
Honduras Luis Manuel Berrios Castillo
Honduras Uriel Abraham Moncada
Honduras David Aleman
Honduras Oliver Mauricio Fúnez Guzmán
Honduras Samuel Cartagena
Honduras Marlon Nataren
Honduras Dennis Fernando Kisling
Honduras Lester Romero
Honduras Wilfredo Alejandro Menjivar

Former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monstruo sediento" (in Spanish). Diario La Prensa. 10 August 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  2. ^ “No creí que mi récord durara tanto”: Machado - La Prensa (Spanish)
  3. ^ Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa (Spanish)
  4. ^ Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa (Spanish)

External links[edit]