Primera División de Fútbol Profesional – Apertura 2012

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Primera División de Fútbol Profesional de El Salvador
Season Apertura 2012
Champions Isidro Metapán
(7th Title)
Relegated "None"
Champions League Isidro Metapán
Matches played 90
Goals scored 270 (3 per match)
Top goalscorer Nicolas Muñoz (12)
Sean Fraser (12)
Biggest home win Alianza 7-1 Santa Tecla
(July 22, 2012)[1]
Biggest away win UES 1-4 Isidro Metapán
(August 29, 2012)[2]
Once Municipal 0-4 Águila
(October 21, 2012)[3]
Independiente 1-4 Isidro Metapán
(11 November 2012)[4]
Highest scoring Alianza 7-1 Santa Tecla
(July 22, 2012)[5]
Longest winning run 3 games by Águila, Alianza, Isidro Metapán, FAS, Santa Tecla and Atlético Marte[6]
Longest unbeaten run 10 games by FAS[7]
Longest winless run 9 games by Once Municipal[8]
Longest losing run 8 games by Once Municipal[9]
Total attendance 165,215[10]
Average attendance 1,835[11]

The Apertura 2012 season (officially known as Torneo Apertura 2012 or also known as the Copa Capri for sponsoring reasons) will be the 29th edition of El Salvador's Primera División since its establishment of an Apertura and Clausura format. C.D. Aguila will be heading into this tournament as the defending champions. The season will begin in 14 July 2012 and conclude in the end of the year.[12] Like previous years, the league will consist of 10 teams, each playing a home and away game against the other clubs for a total of 18 games, respectively. The top four teams by the end of the regular season will take part of the playoffs.

Team information[edit]

A total of 10 teams will contest the league, including 9 sides from Apertura 2011 and Clausura 2012 and one promoted from the 2011–12 Segunda División.

Vista Hermosa were relegated to 2012–13 Segunda División the previous season.

The relegated team were replaced by 2011–12 Segunda División Playoffs promotion. Santa Tecla won the Clausura 2012 title, this led to take part of the promotion playoffs alone the Apertura 2011 champions side Titán. Santa Tecla won the playoffs by the score of 2-1.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Promoted from Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño as of June 6, 2012.

Relegated to Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño as of June 6, 2012.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Águila San Miguel Juan Francisco Barraza 10,000
Alianza San Salvador Estadio Cuscatlán 45,925
Atlético Marte San Salvador Estadio Cuscatlán 45,925
FAS Santa Ana Estadio Óscar Quiteño 15,000
Isidro Metapán Metapán Estadio Jorge Calero Suárez 8,000
Juventud Independiente San Juan Opico Complejo Municipal 5,000
Luís Ángel Firpo Usulután Estadio Sergio Torres 5,000
Once Municipal Ahuachapán Estadio Simeón Magaña 5,000
Santa Tecla Santa Tecla Estadio Las Delicias 10,000
UES San Salvador Estadio Universitario UES 10,000

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Águila El Salvador Julio Sosa El Salvador Victor Coreas Diadora Mister Donut, Volkswagen, Impressa Repuestos, Soccerway
Alianza El Salvador Lisandro Pohl Argentina Ramiro Cepeda Lotto Tigo, SINAI, Maseca
Atlético Marte El Salvador Hugo Carrillo Argentina Jorge Alberto García Galaxia Rosvill, Foskrol, La Curacao, UFG, Vive
FAS El Salvador Rafael Villacorta Peru Agustin Castillo Mitre Pepsi, Farmacia San Lorenzo, Alba Petróleos, Continental Motor
Isidro Metapán El Salvador Rafael Morataya El Salvador Edwin Portillo Milán (Jaguar Sportic) Bimbo, Tigo, Arroz San Pedro, Holan
Juventud Independiente El Salvador Romeo Barillas El Salvador Juan Ramón Sánchez Milán (Jaguar Sportic) Alcaldía Municipal de San Juan Opico, Ria, CP Portillo
Luis Ángel Firpo El Salvador Enrique Escobar El Salvador Edgar Henriquez "Kiko" Joma Pilsener, Volkswagen, Diana, Tigo
Once Municipal El Salvador Oswaldo Magaña Argentina Juan Andres Sarulyte Milan (Jaguar Sportic) LA GEO, Milan (Jaguar Sportic), Tropigas
Santa Tecla El Salvador Oscar Ortiz El Salvador Memo Rivera Galaxia Mister Donut
UES El Salvador Rufino Quesada El Salvador Jorge Abrego Galaxia Alba Petróleos

Managerial changes[edit]

Before the start of the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Alianza F.C. El Salvador Juan Ramón Paredes Sacked 14 April 2012[15] Argentina Ramiro Cepeda 4 May 2012[16] 9th (Clausura 2012)
Once Municipal Argentina Juan Andrés Sarulyte Resigned to become assistant coach of the national team 23 April 2012[17][18] El Salvador Leonel Cárcamo 4 June 2012[19] 4th (Clausura 2012)
Luis Ángel Firpo El Salvador Nelso Ancheta Sacked 14 May 2012[20] El Salvador Edgar Henriquez "Kiko" 4 June 2012[21] 3th (Clausura 2012)
Santa Tecla F.C. El Salvador Edgar Henriquez "Kiko" Resigned to be coach of Firpo 4 June 2012[22] Argentina Osvaldo Escudero "el Pichi" 7 June 2012[23] Promoted from the second division

During the regular season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Once Municipal El Salvador Leonel Cárcamo Fired August 15, 2012[24] Argentina Juan Andres Sarulyte August 15, 2012[25] 10th (Clausura 2012)
Santa Tecla F.C. Argentina Osvaldo Escudero "el Pichi" Resigned October 30, 2012[26] El Salvador Guillermo Rivera October 31, 2012[27] 8th (Clausura 2012)
C.D. Universidad de El Salvador Paraguay Argentina Roberto Gamarra Resigned November 1, 2012[28] El Salvador Jorge Abrego November 1, 2012[29] 9th (Clausura 2012)

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Isidro Metapán 18 11 3 4 37 25 +12 36 Qualification to playoffs
2 Alianza 18 10 4 4 36 19 +17 34
3 FAS 18 9 6 3 27 15 +12 33
4 Águila 18 9 4 5 29 19 +10 31
5 Luis Ángel Firpo 18 7 4 7 26 24 +2 25
6 Atlético Marte 18 7 2 9 28 25 +3 23
7 Santa Tecla 18 5 6 7 24 33 −9 21
8 UES 18 4 8 6 20 26 −6 20
9 Juventud Independiente 18 4 7 7 27 34 −7 19
10 Once Municipal 18 1 2 15 16 50 −34 5

Updated to games played on 25 November 2012.
Source: elgrafico.com soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ÁGU ALI ATM FAS FIR MET JUV OMU STE UES
Águila 0–3 1–3 1–1 3–2 1–2 3–0 3–0 0–0 2–1
Alianza 0–2 2–1 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 7–1 1–1
Atlético Marte 0–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 4–1 2–3 5–1 3–2 1–1
FAS 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–0
Luis Ángel Firpo 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 4–2 2–3 4–2 2–0 3–2
Isidro Metapán 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 5–0 1–1 1–2
Juventud Independiente 2–2 0–3 4–3 0–1 1–1 1–4 3–3 5–1 1–1
Once Municipal 0–4 1–2 0–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–2 3–2
Santa Tecla 1–3 2–2 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 4–0 3–0
UES 1–0 3–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–4 2–2 2–1 0–1

Updated to games played on 25 November 2012.
Source: elgrafico soccerway.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoffs[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                     
1  Isidro Metapán 2 3 5  
4  Águila 1 2 3  
    1  Isidro Metapán (P) 1 (5)
  2  Alianza 1 (4)
2  Alianza 1 0 1
3  FAS 1 0 1  

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

1 December 2012
19:00 UTC-6
Águila 1–2 Isidro Metapán
Irza Santos Goal 44' Report Nicolás Muñoz Goal 36'
Héctor Mejía Goal 38'

1 December 2012
19:00 UTC-6
FAS 1–1 Alianza
Ricardo Ulloa Goal 75' Report Roberto Maradiaga Goal 42'
Estadio Óscar Quiteño, Santa Ana
Attendance: 12,544
Referee: Joel Aguilar

Second leg[edit]

Isidro Metapán won 5-2 on aggregate.


9 December 2012
15:15 UTC-6
Alianza 0–0 FAS
Report
Estadio Cuscatlan, San Salvador
Attendance: 19,710
Referee: Jaime Carpio

1-1 on aggregate. Alianza advanced due it to better position on the table.

Finals[edit]

Isidro Metapán:
GK 24 El Salvador Fidel Mondragón
DF 8 El Salvador Luis Perla Booked 13' Substituted off 90'
DF 2 El Salvador Milton Molina
DF 5 Honduras Ernesto Aquino
DF 15 El Salvador Alfredo Pacheco
MF 10 El Salvador Paolo Suárez Booked 69'
MF 20 El Salvador Omar Mejía Booked 90'
MF 16 El Salvador Ramón Sánchez Booked 56'
MF 41 El Salvador José Peraza Substituted off 46'
FW 11 El Salvador Cristian Bautista Substituted off 73'
FW 22 Panama Nicolás Muñoz Goal 106'
Substitutes:
MF 14 El Salvador Eliseo Quintanilla Substituted in 46'
FW 9 Uruguay Jorge Ramírez Substituted in 73'
FW 6 El Salvador Julio Martínez Substituted in 90'
Manager:
El Salvador Edwin Portillo
Isidro Metapán:
GK 1 El Salvador Miguel Montes
DF 15 El Salvador Danny Torres Booked 38'
DF 21 El Salvador Jonathan Barrios Booked 66' Yellow cardRed card 90'
DF 6 El Salvador Ramón Martínez
DF 4 El Salvador Carlos Arevalo
MF 7 El Salvador Rudy Valencia
MF 16 El Salvador Roberto Maradiaga Substituted off 21'
MF 13 El Salvador Elman Rivas Booked 39' Substituted off 72'
MF 12 El Salvador Christian Castillo
FW 22 El Salvador Rodolfo Zelaya Substituted off 97'
FW 9 Jamaica Sean Fraser Booked 32' Goal 110'
Substitutes:
MF 20 El Salvador Arturo Albarrán Substituted in 21'
MF 26 El Salvador Emerson Véliz Substituted in 72'
MF 10 El Salvador Odir Flores Substituted in 90' Booked 105'
Manager:
Argentina Ramiro Cepeda
Apertura 2012 Champions

Isidro Metapán
7th Title

Player statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Goalkeepers[edit]

Goalkeeper Goals Matches Average Team
El Salvador Luis Contreras 10 14 0.71 FAS
El Salvador Miguel Montes 16 17 0.94 Alianza
El Salvador Benji Villalobos 16 15 1.07 Águila
El Salvador Javier Gómez 19 14 1.36 Atlético Marte
El Salvador Fidel Mondragón 25 17 1.47 Isidro Metapán
United StatesEl Salvador Derby Carrillo 23 15 1.53 Santa Tecla
El Salvador Dagoberto Portillo 19 12 1.58 Luis Ángel Firpo
El Salvador Juan Jose Gomez 19 12 1.58 UES
El Salvador Jassir Deras 19 12 1.58 Juventud Independiente
El Salvador Julio Martínez 27 10 2.70 Once Municipal

Bookings[edit]

Rank Team Booked Red card Total
1 L.Á. Firpo 42 2 44
Once Municipal 41 3 44
3 FAS 45 3 48
Alianza 45 3 48
5 Águila 48 1 49
Santa Tecla 45 4 49
7 Isidro Metapán 48 4 52
8 Juventud Independiente 47 9 56
UES 55 1 56
10 Atlético Marte 64 4 68
Total 480 33 513

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Panama Anel Canales Luis Ángel Firpo Once Municipal 1–3[30] November 12, 2012

Individual awards[edit]

Hombre GOL Best Coach Award Best Goalkeeper Award Fair Player Award Rookie Player Award
Panama Nicolas Muñoz
Isidro Metapán
Jamaica Sean Fraser
Alianza
El Salvador Edwin Portillo
Isidro Metapán
El Salvador Luis Contreras
FAS
El Salvador César Larios
Atlético Marte
El Salvador Melvin Orantes
Once Municipal

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Discipline[edit]

List of foreign players in the league[edit]

This is a list of foreign players in Apertura 2012. The following players:

  1. have played at least one apertura game for the respective club.
  2. have not been capped for the El Salvador national football team on any level, independently from the birthplace

A new rule was introduced a few season ago, that clubs can only have three foreign players per club and can only add a new player if there is an injury or player/s is released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alianza 7-1 Santa Tecla". 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "UES 1-4 Metapan". 29 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Once Municipal 0-4 Águila". 21 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Juventud Independiente 1-4 Metapan". 11 November 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Alianza 7-1 Santa Tecla". 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "2012-13 El Salvador Primera Division". 26 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "2012-13 El Salvador Primera Division". 26 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
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  10. ^ "Alianza, el mas visto". 29 November 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
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  13. ^ "Santa Tecla, a primera división" (in Spanish). 3 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Termina ciclo del Vista Hermosa en liga mayor" (in Spanish). 1 April 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Paredes:"El sábado quedo sin trabajo"" (in Spanish). 14 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  16. ^ "Ramiro Cepeda, nuevo DT del Alianza" (in Spanish). 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "COMITÉ EJECUTIVO PRESENTA ASISTENTE TÉCNICO DE LA SELECCIÓN NACIONAL MAYOR" (in Spanish). 23 April 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  18. ^ "Andrés Sarulyte, nuevo auxiliar técnico" (in Spanish). 23 April 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  19. ^ "Cárcamo Batres, nuevo DT del 11 Municipal" (in Spanish). 4 June 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  20. ^ "Ancheta no continuará en el Firpo" (in Spanish). 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  21. ^ "El Firpo presenta refuerzos y confirma gira" (in Spanish). 5 June 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  22. ^ "El Firpo presenta refuerzos y confirma gira" (in Spanish). 5 June 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  23. ^ "Osvaldo Escudero será el técnico del Tecla" (in Spanish). 7 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  24. ^ "Confirman destituición de Cárcamo Batres" (in Spanish). 15 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  25. ^ "Sarulyte regresa al nido canario" (in Spanish). 15 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  26. ^ "Riña Escudero-Rivera" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  27. ^ "Memo se estrenó con victoria" (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  28. ^ "Gamarra no va más con Universidad" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  29. ^ "Gamarra no va más con Universidad" (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
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  32. ^ "Los marcianos sepultan al canario" (in Spanish). 7 November 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  33. ^ "Lo tiene domesticado" (in Spanish). 15 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
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  35. ^ "Festival blanco de goles" (in Spanish). 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
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  38. ^ "Festival blanco de goles" (in Spanish). 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  39. ^ "Festival blanco de goles" (in Spanish). 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
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