1968–69 C.D. Motagua season

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1968–69 season
Chairman Pedro Atala Simón
Manager Juan Colecchio
League Winner
Cup Winner
Top goalscorer Abrussezze (16)
Home colours
All statistics correct as of 25 September 2011.

The 1968–69 C.D. Motagua season was C.D. Motagua's 4th season in the Honduran Liga Nacional and the 18th overall. Motagua was able to achieve both domestic League and Cup, thus becoming the first Honduran club to win a double.


After three season of poor performance, the club strengthened its squad with well talented Brazilian players, one of them being Roberto Abrussezze who finished top goal-scorer at the end of the season. On 9 March 1969, Motagua secured its first ever professional national championship in the 1–1 draw against all-time archrivals C.D. Olimpia; that result made them unreachable in the standings.[1]


  • All data is updated prior the beginning of the season.
No. Pos. Player DoB Caps Goals
1 GK Nicaragua Salvador Dubois 0
2 DF Honduras Lenard Welch
3 DF Honduras Marco Banegas
4 DF Honduras Elio Banegas
5 DF Honduras Roberto Jerez
6 FW Brazil Roberto Abruzzesse (1948-03-29)29 March 1948 (aged 20)
7 FW Brazil Geraldo Baptista
8 MF Honduras Pedro Colón
9 Honduras Fermín Navarro
10 FW Honduras Óscar Hernández
11 DF Honduras Nelson Benavídez
12 Honduras Julio Meza
13 DF Honduras Alfonso Navarro
14 Brazil Yaponá de Souza 0 0
15 FW Brazil Pedro da Silva 0 0
16 Honduras Jesús Castillo
17 MF Honduras Rubén Guifarro
18 FW Honduras Mario Artica 0 0
19 Rino Fanconi
20 Honduras Mariano Godoy
21 Honduras Juan Ramos
22 Honduras Marco González
23 Brazil Linauro di Paula 0 0

Transfer in[edit]

No. Pos. Player Moving from
7 FW Brazil Geraldo Baptista
14 Brazil Yaponá de Souza
15 FW Brazil Pedro da Silva
18 FW Honduras Mario Artica none
23 FW Brazil Linauro di Paula

Transfer out[edit]


Qualification or relegation
1 Motagua 27 17 5 5 45 23 +22 39 Champions
2 Olimpia 27 14 8 5 45 20 +25 36
3 Platense 27 15 6 6 40 21 +19 36


Regular season[edit]

Some matches missing, will include when available.


The 1968 Honduran Cup was the first knock-out tournament played in Honduran football, Motagua were seeded in Group A along Atlético Indio, C.D. Atlético Español, C.D. Olimpia and C.D. Victoria from which they advanced to the semifinals; once there, they faced Atlético Indio who defeated 1–0. On 8 December 1968, Motagua captured its first official cup by overcoming C.D. España 4–3 in the final match at Estadio Francisco Morazán in San Pedro Sula.


Group A[edit]


  • Motagua won 1–0.


  • Motagua won 4–3.


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