Primera División de Fútbol Profesional – Apertura 2013

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Primera División de Fútbol Profesional de El Salvador
Season Apertura 2013
Champions A.D. Isidro Metapan
Relegated None
Champions League A.D. Isidro Metapan
Matches played 85
Goals scored 212 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorer Uruguay Daniel Toscanini (13 goals)
Biggest home win Juventud Independiente 6 - Alianza 0
(27 October, 2013)
Biggest away win Santa Tecla 1 - Juventud Independiente 6
(21 September, 2013)
Highest scoring Juventud Independiente 4 - Metapán 4
(1 September, 2013)
Longest winning run 5 games by: Juventud Independiente
(20 October - present)
Longest unbeaten run 17 games by: Atlético Marte
(4 August - present)
Longest winless run 7 games by: Dragón
(4 August - 7 September)
Firpo
(6 October - present)
Longest losing run 5 games by: Firpo
(19 October - present)

The Apertura 2013 season is the 31st edition of El Salvador's Primera Division since its establishment of an Apertura and Clausura format. Firpo are the defending champions. 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 at 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 nine sides from the Clausura 2013 and one promoted from the 2012–13 Segunda División.

Once Municipal were relegated to 2013–14 Segunda División the previous season.

The relegated team were replaced by 2012–13 Segunda División Playoffs promotion winner. Ciclon de Golfo won the Apertura 2012 title, this led to take part of the promotion playoffs along with the Clausura 2013 champions side C.D. Dragon. Dragon won the playoffs by the score of 3–1.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Promoted from Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño as of June 6, 2013.

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

Controversy[edit]

Twelve players were banned for life from playing football after they were found guilty for match fixing El Salavdor international match fixtures. ten of those players played their football in El Salvador, which caused the clubs affected to replace them mid season. The clubs affected from the match fixing scandals including Aguila with four players banned for life (Luis Anaya, Darwin Bonilla, Mardoqueo Henríquez, Reynaldo Hernández), Firpo with three players banned for life(Christian Castillo, Dagoberto Portillo, Dennis Alas) and one player banned for 18 months Carlos Romeo Monteagudo, Alianza with two players banned for life (Osael Romero, Miguel Montes), FAS with two players banned for life (Miguel Granadino, Ramón Flores), Metapan with one player banned for life Alfredo Pacheco and one player banned for six month Eliseo Quintanilla, and Santa Tecla F.C. with one player banned for life Marvin González [1].

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Águila San Miguel Juan Francisco Barraza 10,000
Alianza San Salvador Estadio Jorge "Mágico" González 32,000
Atlético Marte San Salvador Estadio Cuscatlán 45,925
C.D. Dragon San Miguel Juan Francisco Barraza 10,000
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
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 Vladan Vićević Diadora Mister Donut, Pepsi
Alianza El Salvador Lisandro Pohl Serbia Miloš Miljanić Lotto SINAI, Pepsi
Atlético Marte El Salvador Hugo Carrillo El Salvador Guillermo Rivera Galaxia Rosvill, Foskrol, La Curaçao, UFG, Vive
C.D. Dragon El Salvador Carlos Meza El Salvador José Mario Martínez Milan Texas Casino, Hotel Real Centro
FAS El Salvador Rafael Villacorta Colombia Jaime de la Pava Mitre Pepsi, Farmacia San Lorenzo, Alba Petróleos, Continental Motor
Isidro Metapán El Salvador Rafael Morataya El Salvador Jorge Rodriguez Milán (Jaguar Sportic) Bimbo, Arroz San Pedro, Holcim
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 Argentina Roberto Gamarra Joma Pilsener, Diana, Burger King
Santa Tecla El Salvador Oscar Ortiz El Salvador William Renderos Iraheta Milan La Curaco,Rio,Pollo
UES El Salvador Rufino Quesada El Salvador Carlos Antonio Melendez Milan Alba Petróleos, Gatorade

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
Aguila El Salvador Victor Coreas Sacked April 2013 El Salvador Vladan Vićević June 2013 10th (Clausura 2013)
Alianza Argentina Ramiro Cepeda Resigned May 2013 Serbia Miloš Miljanić May 2013 3rd (Clausura 2013)
Atletico Marte Argentina Jorge Garcia contract expired and not renewed May 2013 El Salvador Guillermo Rivera May 2013 7th (Clausura 2013)
C.D. FAS El Salvador William Osorio contract expired and not renewed May 2013 Colombia Jaime de la Pava June 2013 2nd (Clausura 2013)
UES El Salvador Carlos Antonio Melendez Resigned (due to late player payments) July 2013 Argentina Jorge Garcia July 2013 10th (Clausura 2013)


During the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Dragon El Salvador José Mario Martínez Sacked 26 August 2013 El Salvador Nelson Mauricio Ancheta August 2013 10th (Apertura 2013)
Aguila El Salvador Vladan Vićević Sacked 6 September 2013 Honduras Raúl Martínez Sambulá September 2013 8th (Apertura 2013)
Santa Tecla F.C. El Salvador William Renderos Iraheta Resigned 21 September 2013 El Salvador Edgar Henriquez "Kiko" September 2013 9th (Apertura 2013)
Firpo Argentina Roberto Gamarra Mutual consent 23 September 2013 Argentina Ramiro Cepeda September 2013 8th (Apertura 2013)
Alianza Serbia Miloš Miljanić Resigned 28 October 2013 Argentina Juan Andrés Sarulyte 28 October 2013 2nd (Apertura 2013)

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Atlético Marte (Q) 18 9 8 1 32 19 +13 35 Qualification to playoffs
2 Juventud Independiente (Q) 18 8 6 4 40 23 +17 30
3 FAS (Q) 18 7 7 4 23 20 +3 28
4 Isidro Metapán (Q) 18 6 8 4 26 24 +2 26
5 Alianza 18 7 5 6 25 25 0 26
6 Dragón 18 6 4 8 13 18 −5 22
7 UES 18 6 3 9 22 25 −3 21
8 Santa Tecla 18 4 7 7 24 30 −6 19
9 Águila 18 3 8 7 14 21 −7 17
10 Luis Ángel Firpo 18 3 6 9 12 26 −14 15

Updated to games played on 24 November 2013.
Source: Soccerway
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 DRA FAS FIR MET JUV STE UES
Águila 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–1
Alianza 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0
Atlético Marte 3–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 2–2
Dragón 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–0
FAS 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 3–2
Luis Ángel Firpo 1–1 0–3 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–0
Isidro Metapán 2–2 2–2 0–0 2–1 4–2 1–0 1–2 3–3 3–2
Juventud Independiente 1–1 6–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 3–0 4–4 2–1 0–0
Santa Tecla 0–0 1–2 2–4 2–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–6 2–0
UES 2–1 1–3 4–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–2

Updated to games played on 24 November 2013.
Source: Soccerway
^ 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
                     
2  Juventud Independiente 2 1 3  
3  FAS 2 2 4  
    3  FAS 0
  4  Isidro Metapán 1
1  Atlético Marte 0 2 2
4  Isidro Metapán 1 2 3  

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

2 December 2013
15:00 (UTC-6)
Juventud Independiente 2 – 2 FAS
Toscanini Goal 63'
Valdez Goal 80'
Report Viveros Goal 26'79'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Referee: Kenso Araujo

2 December 2013
18:00 (UTC-6)
Isidro Metapán 1 – 0 Atlético Marte
Tejeda Goal 16' Report
Estadio Jorge 'Calero' Suárez Landaverde, Metapan
Referee: German Martinez

Second leg[edit]

7 December 2013
19:00 (UTC-6)
FAS 2 – 1 Juventud Independiente
Viveros Goal 31'81' Report Céren Goal 63'
Estadio Oscar Quiteño, Santa Ana
Referee: Elmer Bonilla

8 December 2013
15:00 (UTC-6)
Atlético Marte 2 – 2 Isidro Metapán
Christopher Ramírez Goal 32'73' Report Molina Goal 85'
Ramos Goal 86'
Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
Referee: Marlo Mejía

Final[edit]


FAS:
GK El Salvador Luis Contreras
DF El Salvador Alexander Mendoza Booked 50'
DF El Salvador Donny Valle Booked 88'
DF El Salvador Carlos Carrillo Booked 92'
DF El Salvador Bryan Tamaca
MF El Salvador Edwin Miranda Substituted off 89'
MF El Salvador Néstor Raúl Renderos
MF El Salvador Juan Carlos Moscoso
FW Argentina Alejandro Bentos Substituted off 71'
FW Colombia Jefferson Viveros
FW El Salvador William Reyes
Substitutes:
MF El Salvador Gerson Mayen Substituted in 71'
MF El Salvador Edwin Sanchez Substituted in 89' Booked 93'
Manager:
Colombia Jaime de la Pava
Isidro Metapán:
GK El Salvador Henry Hernadez
DF El Salvador Milton Molina
DF El Salvador Francisco Jovel Álvarez
DF El Salvador Jonathan Barrios
DF El Salvador Julio Cerritos
MF El Salvador Omar Mejía
MF El Salvador Andrés Flores Goal 84'
MF El Salvador Diego Peraza Substituted off 62'
MF El Salvador Marvin Monterrosa Booked 62' Substituted off 88'
FW Puerto Rico Hector Ramos
FW Panama Nicolás Muñoz
Substitutes:
MF El Salvador Victor Merino Dubon Substituted in 62'
DF El Salvador Luis Perla Substituted in 88'
Manager:
El Salvador Jorge Humberto Rodriguez
Apertura 2013 Champions

Isidro Metapán
8th Title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 UruguayJesus Daniel Toscanini Juventud Independiente 13
2 Argentina Gonzalo Mazzia Atlético Marte 13
3 El Salvador Rommel Mejía Dragón 8
4 El Salvador Williams Reyes FAS 8
5 El Salvador David Rugamas Juventud Independiente 8
6 Panama Nicolás Muñoz Isidro Metapán 7
7 Jamaica Sean Fraser Alianza 7
8 Uruguay Christian Vaquero Santa Tecla 7
9 El Salvador Alexander Larín FAS 6
10 Puerto Rico Hector Ramos Isidro Metapan 6

List of foreign players in the league[edit]

This is a list of foreign players in Apertura 2013. 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.

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