1997–98 Honduran Liga Nacional

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Liga Nacional
Season 1997–98
Champions Apertura: Motagua
(6th title)
Clausura: Motagua
(7th title)
Relegated Palestino
Independiente Villela
Torneo Grandes de Centroamerica Motagua
Real España
Olimpia
Top goalscorer Apertura:
Wilmer Velásquez (19)
Clausura: Amado Guevara (15)
Biggest home win Vida 7–2 Independiente
(19 October 1997)
Biggest away win Independiente 1–4 Olimpia
(8 July 1998)
Victoria 1–4 Olimpia
(9 August 1998)
Real Maya 1–4 Motagua
(20 September 1998)
Highest scoring Vida 7–2 Independiente
(19 October 1997)
All statistics correct as of 25 October 1998.

In 1997–98 the Honduran Liga Nacional brought a new competition system; the league would be now divided into two tournaments (Apertura and Clausura), having C.D. Motagua won their 6th and 7th title in this new format. The tournament lasted from August 1997 to October 1998 and it consisted of 11 teams for the first time since the 1981–82 season.[1]

1997–98 teams[edit]

Apertura[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Platense 20 12 2 6 42 26 +16 38 Qualified to the Final round
2 Motagua 20 10 7 3 23 17 +6 37
3 Olimpia 20 9 9 2 33 21 +12 36
4 Marathón 20 8 8 4 30 24 +6 32
5 Real España 20 8 8 4 30 26 +4 32
6 Universidad 20 8 6 6 29 26 +3 30
7 Victoria 20 5 9 6 25 28 −3 24
8 Vida 20 7 2 11 31 33 −2 23
9 Real Maya 20 4 6 10 25 29 −4 18
10 Palestino 20 3 5 12 28 43 −15 14
11 Independiente Villela 20 1 8 11 19 42 −23 11
  • Platense 1997 Honduran Cup champions as regular season winner.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] IND MAR MOT OLI PAL PLA RES MAY UNI VIC VID
Independiente Villela 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0
Marathón 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–3
Motagua 2–1 0–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0
Olimpia 2–2 3–2 0–1 3–1 3–3 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–1 3–1
Palestino 1–1 1–3 3–4 1–2 1–3 2–3 1–0 3–2 1–1 2–1
Platense 4–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 4–2 4–1 1–0 1–2 4–1 0–2
Real España 3–1 2–3 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Real Maya 4–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–3 2–2 1–2 3–0 1–2
Universidad 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 3–3 1–2 0–0 3–0
Victoria 3–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–1
Vida 7–2 2–3 0–1 2–2 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–3 1–0

Source: RSSSF.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final round[edit]

Hexagonal[edit]

  • Olimpia won 4–2 on aggregate.

  • Motagua 1–1 Real España on aggregate. Motagua advanced on better Regular season record; Real España advanced as best loser.

  • Platense 1–1 Universidad on aggregate; Platense advanced on better Regular season record.

Semifinals[edit]

  • Real España won 3–1 on aggregate.

  • Motagua 2–2 Olimpia on aggregate; Motagua advanced on better Regular season record.

Final[edit]

  • Motagua won 5–1 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers[edit]

19 goals

11 goals

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

Clausura[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpia 20 13 7 0 46 15 +31 46 Qualified to the Final round
2 Motagua 20 14 4 2 39 15 +24 46
3 Platense 20 8 8 4 36 30 +6 32
4 Marathón 20 7 9 4 29 28 +1 30
5 Real Maya 20 8 4 8 26 27 −1 28
6 Victoria 20 6 8 6 24 25 −1 26
7 Vida 20 5 8 7 26 26 0 23
8 Real España 20 5 8 7 24 26 −2 23
9 Palestino 20 4 6 10 20 38 −18 18
10 Independiente Villela 20 2 6 12 23 45 −22 12
11 Universidad 20 1 6 13 14 33 −19 9

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] IND MAR MOT OLI PAL PLA RES MAY UNI VIC VID
Independiente Villela 1–1 3–3 1–4 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–3 0–0
Marathón 1–0 0–0 0–3 5–0 2–2 3–3 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–0
Motagua 6–1 1–0 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0
Olimpia 2–0 5–0 2–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 4–3
Palestino 0–1 4–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–2
Platense 5–3 1–2 3–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–1 3–1 2–2 1–0
Real España 2–0 1–1 2–4 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0
Real Maya 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–2 3–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–0
Universidad 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–1 0–1 1–3 0–2
Victoria 3–2 0–2 0–0 1–4 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1
Vida 5–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–3 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–2

Source: RSSSF.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final round[edit]

Hexagonal[edit]

  • Olimpia 2–2 Victoria on aggregate; Olimpia advances on better performance in Regular season; Victoria advances as best loser.

  • Platense 1–1 Marathón on aggregate; Platense advances on better performance in Regular season.

  • Motagua won 5–2 on aggregate.

Semifinals[edit]

  • Olimpia 2–2 Victoria on aggregate; Olimpia advances on better performance in Regular season.

  • Motagua won 5–4 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Olimpia
Motagua
GK Uruguay Silvio Traverso
DF Honduras José Fernández
DF Honduras Gregorio Serrano
DF Honduras Rudy Williams
DF Honduras Merlyn Membreño
DF Honduras Samuel Caballero
MF Honduras José Romero
MF Honduras Christian Santamaría
MF Honduras Alex Pineda
FW Brazil Denilson Costa
FW Brazil Rodinei Martins
Substitutions:
GK Panama Donaldo González Substituted in
Manager:
Honduras José Herrera
GK 1 Argentina Diego Vásquez
DF 4 Honduras Hernaín Arzú
DF 5 Honduras Milton Reyes
DF 6 Honduras Ninrrol Medina
DF 12 Honduras Iván Guerrero
DF 13 Honduras Reynaldo Clavasquín
MF 8 Honduras Juan Coello
MF 20 Honduras Amado Guevara
MF Honduras Óscar Lagos
FW 11 Honduras José Ramírez
FW 14 Honduras Marlon Hernández
Substitutions:
Manager:
Honduras Ramón Maradiaga
  • Motagua won 1–0 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers[edit]

15 goals

13 goals

8 goals

7 goals

5 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Relegation table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Motagua 40 24 11 5 62 32 +30 83 Qualified to the 1998 Torneo Grandes de Centroamerica
2 Olimpia 40 22 16 2 79 36 +43 82
3 Platense 40 20 10 10 78 56 +22 70
4 Marathón 40 15 17 8 60 52 +8 62
5 Real España 40 13 16 11 54 52 +2 55 Qualified to the 1998 Torneo Grandes de Centroamerica
6 Victoria 40 11 17 12 49 53 −4 50
7 Vida 40 12 10 18 57 59 −2 46
8 Real Maya 40 12 10 18 51 56 −5 46
9 Universidad 40 9 12 19 43 59 −16 39
10 Palestino 40 7 11 22 48 81 −33 32 Relegated to the Liga de Ascenso
11 Independiente Villela 40 3 14 23 42 87 −45 23

Squads[edit]

Independiente Villela
Honduras Wilmer Enrique "Supermán" Cruz Honduras Marel Álvarez Honduras Jorge Flores
Honduras José Luis “Pili” Aguirre Honduras Martín Castro Honduras Wilmer Roque
Honduras David Zambrano Honduras Gustavo Gallegos Honduras Mauricio Edgardo Figueroa
Honduras Danilo Velásquez Honduras Arnold López Honduras Reynaldo "Chino" Pineda
Honduras Henry Guevara Honduras Iván Ponce Honduras José "Picardía" Padilla
Honduras Luis Santamaría Honduras Pablo Valencia Honduras Gustavo Venegas
Honduras Sergio Bustos Honduras Hernán Carusso Honduras Hugo Aguilar
Honduras Irineo Núñez Honduras Óscar "Pando" Gómez Honduras Edgardo Emilson Soto Fajardo
Honduras Leonardo Isaula Honduras Gustavo Olaíndia Honduras Mario Obulgen
Honduras Iván Nolasco Honduras Mariano "Tierno" Ramírez Honduras Francisco Sandoval
Honduras Walter Amador Honduras Édgar Fajardo Honduras Édgar Delgado
Honduras José Zaldívar Honduras Luis "Bombero" Ramírez Honduras Noé Argueta
Palestino
Honduras Dangelo Bautista Honduras Wilmer Centeno Honduras Javier Padilla
Honduras Ricardo Pérez Honduras Wilson Castellanos Honduras Cristino Bernárdez
Honduras Marvin Mazariegos Honduras Selvin Sánchez Honduras Walter “Gualala” Trejo
Honduras Raúl Trejo Honduras Luis Perdomo Honduras Marcos Pitío
Honduras Carlos Mathis Honduras Enrique Carías Honduras Carlos Gotay
Argentina Carlos González Saint Vincent and the Grenadines James Chewitt Chile Yerco Salinas
Honduras Gustavo Cálix Honduras Marvin Morán Honduras Rubén Cantarero
Colombia Óscar Hurtarte Honduras Carlos Ellis Honduras Juan Carlos Salinas
Colombia Juan Carlos Canchimbo Honduras Juan Ramón Hernández Honduras Mario Guerrero
Honduras Israel Bernárdez Honduras Marvin "Mango" Henríquez Honduras Edward Barahona
Honduras Danilo "Pollo" Galindo Honduras Osmar Vargas Honduras Iván Elías
Honduras Martín Álvarez Argentina Claudio Chasior Argentina Gustavo Steimbach
Honduras Evelio Barralaga Honduras Felipe Valerio Costa Rica Nicole Watson
Honduras Jorge García Honduras Henry Enamorado Honduras David Flores
Honduras Hudell Thompson Honduras Neptaly Romero Honduras Aldo Fuentes
Honduras Allan Villegas
Real España
Honduras Milton "Chocolate" Flores Honduras Javier Rodríguez Honduras Jaime Ruiz
Honduras César Clother Honduras Marlon Monge Honduras Mario Rodríguez
Honduras Norman Martínez Honduras Ricky Denis García Honduras Francis Reyes
Honduras Orvin Cabrera Honduras Jorge Zapata Honduras Alexander Díaz
Honduras Miguel Angel "Gallo" Mariano Honduras Rodolfo Richardson Smith

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