Liga Nacional de Ascenso de Honduras

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Liga Nacional de Ascenso de Honduras
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Country Honduras Honduras
Confederation CONCACAF
Founded 17 December 1979; 34 years ago (1979-12-17)
Number of teams 24
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Liga Nacional
Relegation to Liga Mayor
Current champions Parrillas One
Website none
2013-14 Liga de Ascenso

Liga de Ascenso (Promotion League) is the second division of Honduran football; it was founded on 17 December 1979 as Segunda División (Second Division) and renamed Liga de Ascenso (Promotion League) on 21 July 2002.[1] The league is divided into 4 groups: Zona Norte y Atlántica (North and Atlantic Zone), Zona Norte y Occidente (North and West Zone), Zona Centro y Sur (Central and South Zone), Zona Sur y Oriente (South and East Zone). The top 2 teams of each group qualifies for the liguilla (play-offs). Each season is divided into two tournaments, apertura (opening) and clausura (closing). The champion of the opening and closing tournament, compete for the promotion to Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras in a two-legged match.

Two teams are relegated to Liga Mayor de Futbol de Honduras. The last team of each group face off in a playoff (North vs North and South vs South).

History[edit]

From 1965 to 1979 the system of promotion to the Liga Nacional was ruled by the Extra-scholastic Sporting Federation of Honduras(Federación Deportiva Extraescolar de Honduras).[2] It was played in amateur form and the champion of the Central, Southern, and Oriental zone would play against the champion of the North Western zone. The Winner was promoted to the Liga Nacional. In the first tournament of the Liga Nacional there wasn't any promoted or relgated since it was a draft tournament.

It was until 1980 when the second division was founded which nowadays it's called Liga Nacional de Ascenso de Honduras (National Promotion League of Honduras).

In that season, the league didn't have any relegated team since the players of the Honduras national football team needed to be in training at full-time. From the year on, the rules have been applied and there have been many promoted and relegated teams.

From 2004 on the league was split into two seasons, apertura (opening) and clausura (closing). Promotion is decided by a two legged match between apertura and clausura champion. In the case of the same team being champion in both tournaments, promotion is automatic.

In 2006 Hispano was relegated from first division but they bought Valencia's category in the league; this situation has occurred with other teams. In 2002 Victoria were relegated but acquired Honduras Salzburg's spot.

In 2009 Atletico Gualala earned promotion but decided to merge with that year's relegated club, Real Juventud and kept their history. In 2003 Real Maya merged with Patepluma to form Real Patepluma.

2013-14 teams[edit]

May be incorrect

Teams from Zona Norte y Atlántica[edit]

Teams from Zona Norte y Occidente[edit]

Teams from Zona Central[edit]

Teams from Zona Centro-Sur y Oriente[edit]

Champions[edit]

Up until 2004, champions were awarded automatic promotion.

Season Champion Runner-up Semifinalists
1966 Atlético Indio
1967 Victoria
1968 Lempira
1969 Atlético Español
1970 Troya
1971 Universidad Victoria
1972 Cancelled
1973 Federal
1974 Atlántida
1975 Campamento
1976 Victoria Curacao
1977 Tiburones
1978 Atlético Portuario
1979 Atlético Fusep Juventud Ribereña
1980 Independiente
1981 Dandy
1982 Platense
1983 Sula Independiente
1984 Tela Timsa Independiente
1985 E.A.C.I.
1986 Universidad
1987 Curacao
1988 Súper Estrella
1989 Tela Timsa
1990 Atlético Indio
1991 Real Maya
1992 Deportes Progreseño
1993 Broncos
1994 Independiente
1995 Universidad
1996 Palestino
1998 Alianza F.C. Real Sociedad
1999 Federal Social Sol
1999–00 Deportes Savio Aguán Valle
2000–01 Real Maya Real Comayagua Real Sociedad Independiente
2001–02 Honduras Salzburg Parrillas One Atlético Olanchano Real Sociedad
2002–03 Atlético Olanchano Deportes Savio Social Sol Valencia
2003–04 F.C. Municipal Valencia Hispano Independiente Atlético Esperanzano
2004–05 A Deportes Savio Social Sol Arsenal Deportes Concepción
2004–05 C Hispano Deportes Savio
2005–06 A Atlético Olanchano Juticalpa
2005–06 C Lenca Real Juventud Olimpia B Atlético Olanchano
2006–07 A Deportes Savio Arsenal Real Juventud Lenca
2006–07 C Arsenal Cruz Azul Atlético Esperanzano Deportes Savio
2007–08 A Real Juventud Arsenal Unión Ájax Olimpia Occidental
2007–08 C Real Juventud Social Sol Motagua B Olimpia B
2008–09 A Atlético Gualala Municipal Silca Unión Ájax Necaxa
2008–09 C Necaxa Social Sol Olimpia Occidental Atlético Olanchano
2009–10 A Necaxa Atlético Choloma Social Sol Olimpia Occidental
2009–10 C Necaxa Independiente Atlético Choloma Real Juventud
2010–11 A Parrillas One Yoro Atlético Municipal Atlético Esperanzano
2010–11 C Atlético Choloma Real Sociedad Yoro Atlético Municipal
2011–12 A Real Sociedad Atlético Municipal Hispano Parrillas One
2011–12 C Parrillas One Real Sociedad Juticalpa UPN
2012–13 A Juticalpa Atlético Municipal Yoro Honduras
2012–13 C Parrillas One Yoro Juticalpa UPN
2013–14 A Honduras Atlético Choloma

Promotion[edit]

In 2004 the league format was changed into short tournaments splitting the season into two separate tournaments, apertura (opening) and clausura (closing). Promotion was decided by a two-legged final until 2012, and is now contested in a single match between apertura champion and clausura champion. In the case that a same team is crowned champion both apertura and clausura, promotion is awarded automatically to said team.

Season Promoted Opponent
2004–05 Hispano Deportes Savio
1st leg: Hispano 0–0 Deportes Savio; 2nd leg: Deportes Savio 0–0 Hispano; Hispano 3–2 on penalties.
2005–06 Atlético Olanchano Lenca
1st leg: Lenca 1–0 Atlético Olanchano; 2nd leg: Atlético Olanchano 3–1 Lenca.
2006–07 Deportes Savio Arsenal
Deportes Savio 1–0 Arsenal on aggregate.
2007–08 Real Juventud n/a
As champions of both Apertura and Clausura tournaments, Real Juventud are automatically promoted.
2008–09 Atlético Gualala Necaxa
1st leg: Necaxa 1–1 Atlético Gualala; 2nd leg: Atlético Gualala 1–0 Necaxa. Gualala was bought and merged with that year's relegated team, Real Juventud.
2009–10 Necaxa n/a
As champions of both Apertura and Clausura tournaments, Necaxa are automatically promoted.
2010–11 Atlético Choloma Parrillas One
1st leg: Parrillas One 1–1 Atlético Choloma; 2nd leg: Atlético Choloma 1–0 Parrillas One.
2011–12 Real Sociedad Parrillas One
1st leg: Parrillas One 0–0 Real Sociedad; 2nd leg: Real Sociedad 2–0 Parillas One.
2012–13 Parrillas One Juticalpa
Parrillas One 1-1 (P: 5-4) Juticalpa.

Relegation[edit]

In the current system, the last team of each group of the region play on a playoff.

References[edit]

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