1998–99 Honduran Liga Nacional

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Liga Nacional
Season 1998-99
Champions Olimpia
(14th title)
Relegated Real Maya
CONCACAF Champions Cup Olimpia
Real España
Copa Interclubes UNCAF Olimpia
Real España
Top goalscorer Sergio Machado (11)

Although the tournament was played from January to July 1999, this is officially known as the 1998–99 season in the Honduran football league, it was also the last non-Apertura-Clausura format season played. C.D. Olimpia conquered its 14th title in its history.[1]

1998–99 teams[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpia 18 7 9 2 28 13 +15 30 Qualified to the Final round
2 Motagua 18 7 7 4 24 20 +4 28
3 Universidad 18 7 6 5 24 21 +3 27
4 Real España 18 5 11 2 24 18 +6 26
5 Victoria 18 6 7 5 25 22 +3 25
6 Platense 18 7 4 7 23 31 −8 25
7 Marathón 18 4 9 5 16 16 0 21
8 Broncos 18 4 8 6 17 22 −5 20
9 Vida 18 4 4 10 22 32 −10 16
10 Real Maya 18 2 9 7 12 15 −3 15 Relegated to the Liga de Ascenso
  • Top 6 qualify for final round.
  • Olimpia declared 1998 Honduran Cup champions as winner of regular season.
  • Real Maya relegated to second division.

Final round[edit]

Hexagonal[edit]

1999-05-29
Victoria 2 - 1 Motagua
1999-05-29
Real España 2 - 0 Universidad
1999-05-30
Platense 0 - 0 Olimpia

1999-06-03
Universidad 2 - 1 Real España
1999-06-06
14:00
Motagua 2 - 1 Victoria
1999-06-06
16:00
Olimpia 3 - 0 Platense
  • Victoria advances as best looser.

Semifinals[edit]

1999-06-12
Victoria 0 - 0 Olimpia
La Ceiba
1999-06-12
Real España 3 - 0 Motagua
Hernández Goal
San Pedro Sula

1999-06-20
Motagua 2 - 1 Real España
Tegucigalpa
1999-06-20
Olimpia 1 - 1 Victoria
Suazo Goal Carson Goal
Tegucigalpa
  • Olimpia advances as better regular season record.

Final[edit]

1999-07-10
Real España 1 - 1 Olimpia
Ramírez Goal Caballero Goal
San Pedro Sula
Referee: Marcio Carranza

1999-07-17
Olimpia 1 - 0 Real España
Costa Goal 39'

Top scorer[edit]

  • Brazil Sergio Machado (Platense) with 11 goals

Squads[edit]

Broncos
Honduras Gustavo Gallegos Brazil Marcelo Ferreira Martins Honduras Marlon Javier Monge
Honduras Martín Castro Honduras Marco Vinicio "Chacal" Ortega Honduras José Ulloa Villatoro
Marathón
Honduras Josué Reyes Costa Rica Pedro Cubillo Honduras Juan Pablo Centeno
Honduras Pompilio Cacho Valerio Honduras Frank García Honduras Walter "Gualala" Trejo
Honduras Darwin Pacheco Argentina Damián Garófalo Belize Norman "Tilimán" Núñez
Honduras Edwin Alexander Medina Honduras Behiker Bustillo Honduras Jaime Rosales
Honduras Mauricio Sabillón
Motagua
Honduras Hugo Caballero Honduras Noel Valladares Honduras Mario Iván Guerrero Ramírez
Honduras Amado "Lobo" Guevara Honduras Milton "Jocón" Reyes Honduras Hernaín Arzú
Honduras Reynaldo Clavasquín Honduras José Francisco Ramírez Honduras Mario Chirinos
Honduras Óscar Lagos Nigeria Joseph Katongo Honduras Carlos Muñoz
Honduras Juan Carlos Raudales Honduras Ninrrol Medina Honduras Juan Manuel "Gato" Coello
Honduras Ramón Romero Honduras Jairo "Kikí" Martínez Honduras German "Ñato" Rodríguez
Honduras Carlos Salinas Honduras Ovidio Guevara Argentina Gustavo Fuentes
Honduras Robel Bernárdez
Olimpia
Argentina Carlos Enrique Prono Honduras Héctor Medina Honduras Nahúm Alberto Espinoza Zerón
Brazil Denilson Costa de Oliveira Honduras Wilmer Neal "Matador" Velásquez Honduras Gregorio Serrano
Honduras Fabio Ulloa Honduras Jorge Samuel Caballero Honduras Oscar David Suazo Velásquez
Honduras Christian Santamaría Honduras Merlyn Membreño Honduras Alex Pineda Chacón
Honduras Rudy Alberto Williams Honduras Troy Anderson Honduras César Henríquez
Argentina Alejandro Kenig Honduras César Colón Honduras Marlon "Pitufo" Hernández
Honduras Enrique Reneau Brazil Rodinei Martins
Platense
Brazil Marcio Machado de Lima Honduras Marco Antonio Mejía Honduras José Luis "Runga" Piota
Real Maya
Honduras Nelson Rolando Rosales Honduras Jorge Ernesto Pineda Honduras Marvin Fonseca
Honduras Luis Lagos Argentina Horacio Aquino Honduras Nigel Zúniga
Honduras Guillermo Ramírez Honduras Noel Flores Argentina Leonardo Svagher
Honduras Jorge Reyes Honduras Lenín Suárez Colombia Andrés Vallecilla
Honduras David Quezada Honduras Víctor Zúniga Honduras Víctor Carrasco
Real España
Honduras Wilmer Enrique "Supermán" Cruz Honduras Luis Enrique "Gavilán" Cálix Honduras David Cárcamo
Honduras César Clother Honduras Ricky Denis García Honduras Orbin "Pato" Cabrera
Honduras Alex Roberto Bailey Honduras Edgar Rolando Delgado Guevara Honduras José Francisco Suazo
Uruguay Washington Leonardo "Piojo" Hernández Honduras Javier Rodríguez Honduras Mario "Pescado" Rodríguez
Honduras Héctor Gutiérrez Honduras Francis Reyes Honduras Luis "Bombero" Ramírez
Honduras Miguel Angel "Gallo" Mariano Honduras Jorge Humberto Zapata Honduras Milton "Chocolate" Flores
Universidad
Argentina Guillermo César Sumich
Victoria
Honduras Renán Cristino Bengoché Honduras Fabricio Pérez Honduras Francisco Antonio Pavón
Honduras Mauricio Edgardo Figueroa
Vida
Honduras Geovany Arzú Honduras Carlos Alvarado Honduras René Arturo David "Pupa" Martínez
Honduras Marvin Brown James Honduras Carlos Güity Honduras Jorge Arnaldo Ocampo
Honduras José Luis Batiz Argentina Diego de Rosa Honduras Juan José Bonifacio
Uruguay Álvaro Roberto Izquierdo Honduras Clayd Lester Marson Honduras Renán "Chimbo" Aguilera Contreras
Uruguay Ariel Pérez Honduras José Antonio García Honduras Walter Argueta
Honduras Geovany "Venado" Castro Brazil Rigoberto Marinho Echenique

Controversy[edit]

  • Olimpia had field Wilmer Velásquez on the Final round illegally against Platense and Victoria, the "Jaibos" protested the irregularity without success and Olimpia won the championship.

References[edit]