Deportivo Marquense

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Marquense
Deportivo Marquense.png
Full name Club Deportivo Marquense
Nickname(s) Los Leones (The Lions)
Founded 1958
Ground Estadio Marquesa de la Ensenada,
San Marcos, Guatemala
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Rolando Pineda Lam
Manager César Méndez
League Liga Nacional de Guatemala
Clausura 2014 10th

Club Deportivo Marquense, also just known as Marquense, is a Guatemalan football club based in San Marcos, Department of San Marcos, and who compete in the Liga Nacional, the nation's top footballing division, since 2000. They play their home games at the Estadio Marquesa de la Ensenada.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1958, and were promoted to the then Liga Mayor "A" in 1962, remaining in the top division until 1966, when they finished in bottom place. They were relegated as far down as the Second Division (third level in the country), before earning promotion to the Primera División de Ascenso in the 1990s. After more than three decades competing in lower divisions, the team was promoted back to the Liga Nacional in May 2000, and in 2004, they reached the semifinals of the Apertura tournament. In 2006, they finished second in the Clausura tournament, their best result ever, reaching the final and losing to the defending champion CSD Municipal.

Marquense qualified to the UNCAF Club Tournament for the first time in their history after finishing above the loser of the 2005 Apertura final, Comunicaciones, in the overall standings. The team reached the semifinals of the 2006 UNCAF tournament, where they lost to Costa Rican club Puntarenas F.C., but after beating Victoria of Honduras in the third place match on a 4-1 aggregate, they were able to reach the CONCACAF Champions' Cup for the first time in their history. Marquense played C.F. Pachuca, the Mexican First Division defending champions, in the 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup quarterfinals, with Pachuca winning the first leg 2-0 at home on February 22, 2007 and 1-0 in San Marcos on February 28, 2007, thus eliminating the Guatemalan team on a 3-0 aggregate.

In the 2007 Clausura tournament, Marquense reached the final, facing Xelajú MC, who won the title on a 4-2 aggregate score. It was the first time since 1980 that two teams from out of Guatemala City finished as champions and runner-up.

Honours[edit]

Performance in CONCACAF competitions[edit]

Best: 2006-07 - Third Place
Year Opponent 1st leg 2nd leg
2006/07 El Salvador Águila 2 - 0 1 - 1
2006/07 Honduras Marathón 1 - 1 1 - 0
2006/07 Costa Rica Puntarenas 0 - 2 0 - 0
2006/07 Honduras Victoria 3 - 0 1 - 1
Best: 2006-07 - Quarter-Finals
Year Opponent 1st leg 2nd leg
2006/07 Mexico C.F. Pachuca 0 - 2 0 - 1

Squads[edit]

First team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Guatemala GK Luis Pedro Molina
Guatemala GK Manuel Sosa
Guatemala DF Elver Jiménez
Guatemala DF Israel Dónis
Guatemala DF Joaquín Álvarez
Guatemala DF Hugo Villanueva
Brazil DF Juliano Rangel
Guatemala DF Asdrubal Merlos
Guatemala MF Leonel Noriega
Guatemala MF José Gramajo
Guatemala MF Francisco Aguilar
No. Position Player
Brazil MF André Rocha Martins
Guatemala MF Riqui Murga
Guatemala MF Eduardo Gómez
Guatemala MF Jonathan López
Guatemala MF Gustavo Grajeda
Guatemala FW Jonny Brown
Panama FW Johnny Ruiz
Guatemala FW Julio César Vanegas
Guatemala FW Jorge Ortíz
Brazil FW Tomaz de Sousa

List of Coaches[edit]

  • Flag of Brazil.svg
  • Flag of Guatemala.svg Adan Onelio Paniagua (2003-Feb 2005)
  • Flag of Uruguay.svg Miguel Angel Puppo (Mar 2005-)
  • Flag of Guatemala.svg Francisco Melgar (2008)
  • Flag of Uruguay.svg César Eduardo Méndez (2009-Apr 2011)
  • Flag of Guatemala.svg Francisco Melgar (Apr 2011-)
Former Logo

External links[edit]