Club Deportivo Plaza Amador

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Plaza Amador
CD Plaza Amador.png
Full name Club Deportivo Plaza Amador
Nickname(s) Los Leones
El Equipo del Pueblo
Founded April 25, 1955
Ground Estadio Maracaná,
Panama City, Panama
Ground Capacity 6,000
Chairman Panama Enrique Montenegro Jr.
Manager United States Mike Stump
League Liga Panameña de Fútbol
2013 (A) 2nd

Plaza Amador is a Panamanian soccer club, that currently plays in Liga Panameña de Fútbol. It is one of the oldest teams in Panama.

History[edit]

The Social Club and Plaza Amador were founded in 1955 by a legendary figure of Panamanian sports, León Cocoliso Tejada (1927–1982), whom through the years developed a team designed to educate and train players that brought them and the team from inferior divisions up to the first division. After León's death, Andrés Villa, Daniel Vàsquez and Enrique Cajar gathered the colors of the club and returned it to the first division, where they won the distritorial championship, Copa JVC and the first ANAPROF championship.

Honours[edit]

1988, 1990, 1992, 2002, 2005

Performance in CONCACAF competitions[edit]

1997 - Qualifying stage (Central Zone)

Emblems[edit]

Plaza Amador's old crest

The club's colors are the three colors of the Panamanian flag: red, white and blue. Plaza Amador was named after the first President of the Republic, Dr. Manuel Amador Guerrero.

Current 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
2 Panama DF Silvio Morelos
3 Panama DF West Torres
4 Colombia DF Andrés Felipe Santamaría
5 Panama DF Nahil Carroll
6 Panama DF Yamir Vergara
7 Panama MF José Abdul Pinto (vice-captain)
8 Panama MF Roberto Stewart
10 Panama FW Ricardo Buitrago
11 Panama MF Ángel Lombardo (captain)
14 Panama FW José Gonzalez
16 Panama DF Antonio Salamín
18 Panama MF Améth Ramírez
No. Position Player
24 Panama DF David Arrue
25 Panama MF Manuel Torres
28 Panama FW Víctor René Mendieta Jr.
29 Panama FW Josiel Nuñez
32 Panama DF Joshua Hawkins
33 Panama MF Aimar Alvarado
34 Panama FW Jahir Catuy
35 Panama FW Luis Hurtado
81 Panama GK José Antonio Marín
-- Panama MF Gabriel Avila
-- Panama MF Luis Mendoza
-- Colombia DF Ezequiel Palomeque

Notable Coaches[edit]

  • El Salvador Milton Palacios (1991)
  • Colombia Carlos Collazos (1992–93)
  • Panama Ricardo Buitrago (1996)
  • Uruguay Américo Bravo (- Aug 2002)
  • Argentina Sergio Giovagnolli (Sep 2002-)
  • Panama Fernando Arnulfo Bolívar
  • Colombia Jair Palacios
  • Panama Leopoldo Lee (-Jan 2010)
  • Italy Marcos Casagrande (Jan 2010- Jan 2010)
  • Colombia Jair Palacios (Feb 2010 - Aug 2010)
  • Panama Ruben Guevara (Sep 2010 - Aug 2011)
  • Argentina Marcelo Javier Aistein (Aug 2011- Dec 2011)
  • Panama Juan Carlos Cubilla (Jan 2012- Apr 2012)
  • Panama Leonicio de la Flor (May 2012-Dec 2012)
  • Spain Carlos Cantarero (Jan 2013- Mar 2013)
  • Colombia Richard Parra (Mar 2013-June 2013)
  • United States Mike Stump (June 2013-)

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