2007–08 C.D. Motagua season

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Motagua
2007–08 season
Chairman Pedro Atala
Manager Maradiaga, Pineda, and Clavasquín
Apertura Runner–up
Clausura 4th
Copa Interclubes UNCAF Champion
CONCACAF Champions' Cup Eliminated in Quarterfinals
Top goalscorer League: Nascimento (10)
All: Nascimento (14)
Highest home attendance 35,000~
Home colours
Away colours

In the 2007–08 season Motagua won their first international trophy in the Copa Interclubes UNCAF 2007, and were the league's runner-up in the Apertura tournament being beaten by C.D. Marathón. They were the only team to beat C.D. Victoria, doing so twice. In the Clausura tournament they reached the Semifinals.[1] They also competed in the last CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

Squad[edit]

Transfer in[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Honduras DF Steve Morris (From Motagua B)
3 Colombia DF Santiago de Alba (From San Francisco)
4 Honduras DF Roy Posas (From Hispano)
7 Costa Rica MF Steven Bryce (From Marathón)
15 Honduras MF Walter López (From Olimpia)
18 Panama MF José Justavino (From San Francisco)
No. Position Player
19 Honduras MF Osman Chávez (From Platense)
20 Honduras MF Amado Guevara (From Chivas USA)
23 Honduras MF Daniel Facussé (From Motagua B)
29 Honduras MF José Rivera (From Motagua B)
30 Honduras MF Rubén Rivera (From Motagua B)
31 Honduras FW Luis Rodas (From Achuapa)

Transfer out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Honduras DF Javier Martínez (To Vida)
7 Costa Rica MF Steven Bryce (Free agent)
7 Honduras FW Saul Martínez (Released)
13 Honduras MF Víctor Mena (Released)
13 Honduras MF José Grant (To Victoria)
16 Honduras MF Edy Vásquuez (Died)
No. Position Player
20 Honduras MF Amado Guevara (To Toronto FC)
23 Brazil MF Pedro Santana (Retired)
Honduras MF Juan Tablada (Released)
Honduras MF Marvin Paz (Released)
Honduras MF Meylin Soto (Retired)
No. Pos. Player name Date of birth and age
1 GK Honduras Ricardo Canales (1982-05-30)30 May 1982 (aged 25)
2 DF Honduras Steven Morris (1986-04-14)14 April 1986 (aged 21)
3 DF Honduras Javier Martínez (1971-12-06)6 December 1971 (aged 35)
4 DF Honduras Roy Posas (1984-03-14)14 March 1984 (aged 23)
5 DF Honduras Milton Reyes (1974-05-02)2 May 1974 (aged 33)
6 DF Honduras Óscar Bernárdez (1983-12-30)30 December 1983 (aged 23)
7 MF Costa Rica Steven Bryce (1977-08-16)16 August 1977 (aged 29)
8 MF Honduras Miguel Castillo (1983-09-30)30 September 1983 (aged 23)
9 FW Honduras Jairo Martínez (1978-05-14)14 May 1978 (aged 29)
10 FW Brazil Jocimar Nascimento (1979-01-18)18 January 1979 (aged 28)
11 FW Uruguay Óscar Torlacoff (1973-12-22)22 December 1973 (aged 33)
12 MF Honduras Rubén Matamoros (1982-08-19)19 August 1982 (aged 24)
13 MF Honduras José Grant (1983-04-08)8 April 1983 (aged 24)
14 MF Honduras Luis Guzmán (1980-12-19)19 December 1980 (aged 26)
15 MF Honduras Walter López (1977-09-01)1 September 1977 (aged 29)
17 MF Honduras Fernando Castillo (1984-12-11)11 December 1984 (aged 22)
19 DF Honduras Osman Chávez (1984-07-29)29 July 1984 (aged 22)
20 MF Honduras Amado Guevara (1976-05-02)2 May 1976 (aged 31)
21 DF Honduras Emilio Izaguirre (1986-05-10)10 May 1986 (aged 21)
22 GK Honduras Donaldo Morales (1982-10-13)13 October 1982 (aged 24)
23 FW Brazil Pedro Santana (1973-02-08)8 February 1973 (aged 34)
24 DF Honduras Víctor Bernárdez (1982-05-24)24 May 1982 (aged 25)
25 GK Honduras Rony García (1982-11-13)13 November 1982 (aged 24)
26 DF Honduras David Molina (1988-03-14)14 March 1988 (aged 19)
27 FW Honduras Jefferson Bernárdez (1987-03-27)27 March 1987 (aged 20)
28 DF Honduras Óscar García (1980-01-10)10 January 1980 (aged 27)
29 FW Honduras José Rivera (1988-07-11)11 July 1988 (aged 18)
30 MF Honduras Rubén Rivera (1987-05-18)18 May 1987 (aged 20)
31 FW Honduras Luis Rodas (1985-01-03)3 January 1985 (aged 22)
32 MF Honduras Jorge Claros (1986-01-08)8 January 1986 (aged 21)
33 DF Honduras Marlon Cruz
34 DF Honduras Aarón Bardales (1985-12-03)3 December 1985 (aged 21)
35 FW Honduras José Valladares (1989-07-16)16 July 1989 (aged 17)
36 MF Honduras Kevin Osorio (1987-07-12)12 July 1987 (aged 19)

Apertura[edit]

Motagua played its first official game of the season at home with a 2–0 victory over Atlético Olanchano.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Marathón 18 10 5 3 27 16 +11 35
2 Motagua 18 9 5 4 28 19 +9 32 Qualified to the Final round
3 Victoria 18 7 10 1 22 12 +10 31

Matches[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Ground H A H A H A H A A A H A H A H A H H
Result W L W D W W L L D W D D W L D W W W
Position 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 5 6 2 2 4 3 3 4 4 3 2

Last updated: 2007-11-25.
Source: 2007–08 Apertura
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Regular season[edit]


















Semifinals[edit]


  • Motagua won 3–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]


  • Motagua lost 0–2 on aggregate.

Clausura[edit]

Motagua reached the semifinals. The team had to play some of their home games at Estadio Marcelo Tinoco in Danlí due to major repairs to the Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino for the 2010 World Cup qualification.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
3 Real España 18 8 4 6 26 22 +4 28
4 Motagua 18 8 3 7 23 19 +4 27 Qualified to the Final round
5 Hispano 18 7 5 6 24 25 −1 26

Matches[edit]

Matches by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Ground H H A H A A H A A A A H A H H A H H
Result W W W D L D W L L L L W L D W L W W
Position 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 5 7 4 7 6 6 6 4 4

Last updated: 2007-11-25.
Source: 2007–08 Clausura
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Regular season[edit]


















Semifinals[edit]


  • Motagua lost 2–7 on aggregate.

2007 Copa Interclubes UNCAF[edit]

As champions in the 2006–07 Apertura season, C.D. Motagua had the right to participate in the Central American club championship in 2007. Under the management of DT Ramón Maradiaga, the team achieved a record 7 wins and 1 drawn in a total of 8 games, and won their first international trophy.[2]

Matches[edit]

First round[edit]


  • Motagua won 5–1 on aggregate.

Quarterfinals[edit]


  • Motagua won 2–0 on aggregate.

Semifinals[edit]


  • Motagua won 6–3 on aggregate.

Final[edit]


  • Motagua won 2–1 on aggregate.

2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup[edit]

After winning the Copa Interclubes UNCAF 2007, Motagua obtained one of the three Central American tickets to the 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup. On 17 December 2008 CONCACAF announced the pairs for the Quarterfinals, leaving Motagua in the bracket against reigning champions C.F. Pachuca.[3]

Matches[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]


  • Motagua lost 0–1 on aggregate.

References[edit]

External links[edit]