1965–66 Honduran Liga Nacional

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Liga Nacional
Season 1965–66
Champions Platense (1st)
Relegated None
Matches played 90
Goals scored 265 (2.94 per match)
Top goalscorer Fúnez (14)
Biggest home win OLI 10–2 LSA
Highest scoring OLI 10–2 LSA
All statistics correct as of 23 January 1966.

The 1965–66 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the inaugural edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The season ran from 18 July 1965 to 23 January 1966. The format of the tournament consisted of a double round-robin schedule. Platense F.C. won the title after defeating España 2–0 in the last round at El Progreso.[1]

Background[edit]

In 1964, a triangular tournament was organized between three clubs from the Liga Dionisio de Herrera between C.D.S. Vida, C.D. Victoria and C.D. Atlántida; having Vida qualified for the 1965–66 league.

1965–66 teams[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Round 1[edit]





Round 2[edit]





Round 3[edit]





Round 4[edit]





Round 5[edit]





Round 6[edit]





Round 7[edit]





Round 8[edit]





Standings[edit]

  • As of 23 January 1966
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Platense 18 11 5 2 42 23 +19 27 No international qualification
2 Olimpia 18 10 6 2 35 14 +21 26
3 Vida 18 8 6 4 24 17 +7 22
4 Troya 18 8 6 4 18 14 +4 22
5 España 18 9 3 6 29 20 +9 21
6 Honduras 18 8 3 7 26 25 +1 19
7 Marathón 18 5 2 11 22 35 −13 12
8 La Salle 18 5 2 11 28 50 −22 12
9 Motagua 18 3 4 11 14 25 −11 10
10 Atlético Español 18 2 5 11 28 45 −17 9 No relegation
1965–66 Honduran Champion
Platense
1st title
  • Champions: Platense (won regular season)
  • Runner-Up: Olimpia
  • Last: Atlético Español (no relegation)

Top scorer[edit]

  • Honduras Henry Grey Fúnez (La Salle) with 14 goals

Squads[edit]

Atlético Español
Honduras José de la Paz Herrera Honduras Jorge Rosales Honduras Joaquín "Quin" Bulnes
Honduras Francisco "Pichingo" Gómez Honduras Fernando "Azulejo" Bulnes Honduras Ramón Raudales
Honduras Arturo "Caty" Uclés Honduras Raúl Cárdenas Honduras Jesús Flores
Honduras Rolando "Piropo" Rodríguez Honduras Manuel "Nell" Bulnes
España
Honduras Carlos Francisco "Chico Chico" Handal Honduras Carlos Alberto Acosta "Indio" Lara Honduras Raúl "Ratabú" Peri
Honduras José Roberto Colón Honduras Armando "Pitorra" Palacios Honduras Pedro Roberto Rivas
Honduras Dolores Edmundo "Lolo" Cruz Honduras Mariano Aguiluz Honduras Vidal Canales
Honduras Augusto Palacios Honduras Mario Ramón Sandoval Honduras Héctor Gómez
Honduras Luis "Luisín" Castro Honduras Ramón Oviedo Honduras Salvador "Chava" Reyes
Honduras Javier Rodríguez Honduras Insider Rodas
Honduras
Honduras Gil "Fátima" Valerio Honduras René "Guatusa" Flores Honduras Santos Juárez
Honduras Jorge "Burro" Deras Honduras Domingo "Mingo" Ramos Honduras Rolando "Indio" Chávez
Honduras Pablo Perdomo Honduras Norris Bodden Honduras Andrés Ávila
Honduras Pedro Deras Honduras Getulio Millares
La Salle
Honduras Ricardo Sandoval Honduras Víctor Henderson Honduras Héctor Castro
Honduras Ástor Perdomo Honduras Leonardo "Guembo" Vásquez Honduras Ramón Hernández
Honduras Carlos "Calín" Cobos Honduras Víctor Castro Honduras Luis Alonso Metzgen
Honduras Ricardo Montalván Honduras Mario "Bulla" Tróchez Honduras Israel "Gato" Juárez
Honduras Santiago Rodríguez Honduras Salvador Azcúnaga Honduras Getulio Millares
Honduras Miguel "Pelo" Pavón Honduras Adalberto "Chino" Menjívar Honduras Enrique "Quique" Grey Fúnez
Marathón
Honduras Martín "Piruleta" Rodríguez Honduras Mario Felipe "Cofra" Caballero Álvarez Honduras Victoriano "Quinquín" Arzú
Honduras Mauro "Nayo" Caballero Honduras Sigfrido Vargas Honduras Ernesto "Tigre" Cabús
Honduras René "Papi" Cruz Honduras Mario Rivera Honduras Rafael "Abuela" Maldonado
Honduras Ernesto López Honduras Ernesto Licona Honduras Héctor "Torito" Chávez
Honduras Julio César "Cucaracha" Fonseca Honduras Augusto "Avioneta" Domínguez Honduras Andrés Arzú
Honduras Emilio Cruz Honduras Pedro Flores Honduras Jorge Durón
Honduras Elías Carbajal
Motagua
Honduras Porfirio Canales Honduras Blanco Honduras Jacobo Godoy
Honduras Nelson Benavídez Honduras Alfonso Navarro Honduras Marcio Ramos
Honduras Héctor "Torito" Chávez Honduras Marcos Banegas Honduras Elio Banegas
Honduras Mario García Honduras Amado Castillo Honduras Fermín "Min" Navarro
Honduras Jorge "Coqui" Berríos Honduras Marco Tulio Callizo Honduras Ernesto "Culuco" Henríquez
Honduras "Gorila" Martínez Honduras Ricardo "Catín" Cárdenas Honduras José Castillo
Olimpia
Honduras Marco Antonio "Tigrillo" Rosales Honduras Ronald Arnox "Nox" Chessman Honduras Raúl Suazo Lagos
Honduras Ricardo "Chendo" Reyes Rodríguez Honduras Conrado "Chorotega" Flores Honduras Juan "Juanín" Lanza
Honduras Reynaldo Centeno Honduras Domingo "Toncontin" Ferrera Honduras "Pibe" Midence
Honduras Donaldo "Coyoles" Rosales Honduras Ricardo Taylor Honduras Federico "Lico" Budde
Honduras Rafael Dick Honduras Carlos "Calistrín" Suazo Honduras Jorge Alberto Bustillo
Costa Rica Santiago Tercero Honduras Roberto Crisanto "Manga" Norales
Platense
Honduras Alexander "Nina" Guillén Honduras Víctor León Yalú Honduras Santos "Kubala" Díaz Sanabria
Honduras Roosevelth Garbuth Honduras Carlos "Care" Alvarado Honduras Raúl Betancourt
Honduras Gilberto Zavala Honduras Carlos Duarte Honduras Héctor "Chino" Hernández
Honduras José Duarte Honduras Félix "Mantequilla" Guerra Honduras Francisco "Toro" Garay
Honduras Ricardo "Cañón" Fúnez Honduras Gustavo Croisdale Honduras Francisco "Pancho" Brocato
Honduras Pablo "Chita" Arzú Honduras Carlos "Choloma" Romero Honduras Tomás Máximo
Honduras Justo Prieto Honduras José Garay Honduras José Murillo
Honduras Julio Anderson Honduras Alberto "Furia" Solís Honduras Armando Doblado
Honduras Miguel Howel
Troya
Guatemala Emilio Calderini
Honduras Jorge Emilio Cabrera
Vida
Honduras Tomás "Tommy" Marshall Honduras Israel "Gato" Juárez Honduras Morris Garden
Honduras Alberto "Campeón" Amaya Honduras Arturo Edilson "Junia" Garden Honduras Jesús "Pun" Fuentes
Honduras Joe Hendicks Honduras Cristóbal "Craka" Brooks Honduras Jesús "Shuna" Blanco
Honduras Antonio "Danto" Urbina Honduras Óscar Banegas

Known results[edit]

Curiosities[edit]

On 24 October 1965, the match between C.D. Motagua and C.D. España was interrupted for several minutes due to a deflated ball. Since there were no additional balls, the match had to be briefly suspended while the only ball was being re-inflated in a close by gas station.[2]

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