2008–09 Honduran Liga Nacional

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The 2008-09 Apertura was the first part of the 2008-09 season of Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras, the first division national football league in Honduras. The season started 26 July 2008 and finished on December 14, 2008.[1] It followed the 2007-08 Clausura season. The winner competed in the 2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League.

Soccer scores, attendance figures, team and individual stats are compiled from news reported from Diario La Prensa, La Tribuna, El Tiempo, and El Diez.

2008–09 teams[edit]

Club City Stadium
Deportes Savio Santa Rosa de Copán Estadio Miraflores
Hispano F.C. Comayagua Estadio Carlos Miranda
C.D. Marathón San Pedro Sula Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
C.D. Motagua Tegucigalpa Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
C.D. Olimpia Tegucigalpa Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
C.D. Platense Puerto Cortés Estadio Excélsior
Real C.D. España San Pedro Sula Estadio Francisco Morazán
C.D. Real Juventud Santa Bárbara Estadio Argelio Sabillón
C.D. Victoria La Ceiba Estadio Nilmo Edwards
C.D.S. Vida La Ceiba Estadio Nilmo Edwards

Scouting Reports[edit]

In the 2007–08 season, Platense suffered great adversity avoiding relegation in their last match. Their manager Nahúm Espinoza is the mastermind for which the 'dogfish' have changed their form of play and have transformed into a dangerous team aiming for great things. A key benchmarks for Platense is midfielder Carlos Will Mejia, with his talent will try to carry the team on a good path and hopefully a fight for the title. Platense has not fallen behind in signing new players for this tournament. New arrivals include Edilson Pereira, who played previously with Deportes Savio, Willian Veloso, who has shown in preseason matches to be a prominent goalscorer, and Evandro Ferreira, with his speed will try to unbalance the opposing defenses. To add to this is the experience of Walter López,who will be in charge of creating plays and give dynamism to the goalkeepers.

Despite Victoria's manager Javier Padilla insisting the main objective is save their position, the fans think the opposite because they know they have a good lineup to aspire for more. The fans think of nothing more than to lift another trophy, considering that Victoria maintains the fundamental parts of the team from the previous tournaments. They have reinforced the squad with talented and nationally experienced players like José Luis Pineda, Juan Manuel Cárcamo, and Carlos Discua. They also signed the Uruguayans Richard Pérez and Mauricio Webber and have promoted from their reserves forwards Erick Natividad Ayala and Victor Leonel Maldonado. With their current squad, Victoria can reach at the least the playoff round to satisfy their fans, who expected something more dignified in the previous tournament but finished in sixth place despite the strong investment from their patroness. The team had a good preseason. The team aims to bring honor to their name.

Recently promoted Real Juventud have prepared for one goal: to maintain the position in the league. Since their establishment on May 30, 1965, the team never had the opportunity to be able to ascend and play in the Liga Nacional but they now find the opportunity to assemble their own history. Their manager Emilio Umanzor have stated in addition to staying in the league, the team will try to classify as one of the best four in the league and not playing a relegation battle like the majority of the sporting people and press have insisted. Real Juventud arrives with great expectations for the Apertura tournament. Real Juventud will fall upon the success of their Liga de Ascenso campaign and aim for decent position.

A team with the squad and budget of Deportes Savio obviously won't compete for the title. This does not stop them from causing harm to other clubs with greater aspiration. They will be playing their home matches on an unfamiliar field: Stadium Roberto Martinéz Ávila in Siguatepeque, since their stadium is being remodeled. A key loss for the team is the Brazilian Edilson Pereira who signed with Platense. On the other hand, important arrivals include goalie Hugo Caballero, the midfielders Marco Antonio Mejía and Elmer Marín, and forward Edgar Núñez. Deportes Savio will seek to grab points early on to avoid suffering like the previous tournament and with that seek, maybe not the playoff rounds, but their permanency in the league.

Vida will participate in the tournament with a modest team filled with prospects that intend to shine in the league. The directive administration will wage at their inferior categories that they intend to remain in the league. The challenges their manager Alberto Romero faces are difficult because he must erase the frustration from the fans and support the team's president character, who at the moment of saying things says it first and then thinks. The team president and manager have clashed before with Romero threatening to quit the team due to some unilateral decision but soon was resolved. Vida had a good preseason with many matches in the US and Guatemala.

Regular season[edit]

Results[edit]

As of 22 November 2008
Home \ Away[1] SAV HIS MAR MOT OLI PLA RES RJU VIC VID
Deportes Savio 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1
Hispano 2–1 1–2 1–3 3–1 1–2 2–3 2–0 5–3 2–0
Marathón 2–2 0–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–1
Motagua 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–4 1–0
Olimpia 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0
Platense 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Real España 2–0 2–2 2–2 3–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–0
Real Juventud 0–3 3–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1
Victoria 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0
Vida 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–2 0–1

Source: RSSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Real España 18 10 6 2 33 18 +15 38 Qualification to the Semifinals
2 Marathón 18 9 5 4 26 20 +6 32
3 Motagua 18 9 3 6 24 21 +3 30
4 Olimpia 18 8 5 5 19 17 +2 29
5 Deportes Savio 18 8 5 5 24 19 +5 28
6 Hispano 18 7 4 7 31 28 +3 25
7 Platense 18 6 5 7 22 25 −3 23
8 Victoria 18 6 4 8 22 27 −5 22
9 Real Juventud 18 3 3 12 13 24 −11 12
10 Vida 18 1 6 11 10 25 −15 9
  • Real España +2 points.
  • Deportes Savio −1 point.

Postseason[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

1st seed Agg. 4th seed 1st leg 2nd leg
Real España 4–4 Olimpia 1–2 3–2
2nd seed Agg. 3rd seed 1st leg 2nd leg
Marathón 1–1 Motagua 0–1 1–0

Final[edit]

1st seeded Agg. 2nd seeded 1st leg 2nd leg
Real España 1–2 Marathón 0–1 1–1
Honduran Liga Nacional
2008–09 Apertura Champion
C.D. Marathón
7th title

Goal scorers[edit]

As of 2008-12-13

  • 13 goals
    • Brazil Everaldo Ferreira (Real España)
  • 9 goals
    • Brazil Marcelo Cabrita (Platense)
  • 8 goals
    • Honduras Leonardo Isaula (Hispano)
    • Honduras Allan Lalín (Real España)
  • 7 goals
    • Colombia Mauricio Copete (Victoria)
    • Brazil Ney Costa (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Milton Ruiz (Hispano)
  • 6 goals
    • Uruguay Oscar Torlacoff (Motagua)
    • Uruguay Ramiro Bruschi (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Carlos Pavón (Real España)
  • 5 goals
    • Honduras Saúl Martínez (Marathón)
    • Uruguay Nicolás Cardozo (Vida)
    • Brazil Jocimar Nascimento (Motagua)
    • Honduras Rigoberto Padilla (Hispano)
    • Honduras Nery Medina (Real España)
    • Honduras Wilmer Velásquez (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Carlos Will Mejía (Marathón)
  • 4 goals
    • Honduras Marvin Chávez (Marathón)
    • Honduras Jorge Lozano (Deportes Savio)
  • 3 goals
    • Honduras Mario Rodríguez (Real España)
    • Brazil Marcelo Cabecao (Hispano)
    • Honduras Mauricio Sabillón (Marathón)
    • Honduras Juan Manuel Cárcamo (Victoria)
    • Honduras Georgie Welcome (Motagua)
    • Brazil Evandro Ferreira (Platense)
    • Honduras Danilo Turcios (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Carlos Paez (Real Juventud)
  • 2 goals
    • Honduras Oscar Vargas (Vida)
    • Honduras Mario Euceda (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Carlos Discua (Victoria)
    • Honduras Harrison Róchez (Deportes Savio)
    • Colombia Charles Córdova (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Carlos Morán (Victoria)
    • Uruguay Mauricio Weber (Victoria)
    • Honduras Adán Ramírez (Platense)
    • Honduras Reinaldo Tilguath (Motagua)
    • Honduras Milton Núñez (Marathón)
    • Honduras Javier Portillo (Hispano)
    • Brazil Marcelo Ferreira (Platense)
    • Honduras David Molina (Motagua)
    • Honduras Ninrod Medina (Victoria)
    • Brazil Juliano Rangel (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Carlos Navarro (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Mariano Acevedo (Marathón)
    • Honduras Oscar Zepeda (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras David Meléndez (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Ramón Núñez (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Erick Norales (Marathón)
  • 1 goal
    • Honduras Rubén Rivera (Motagua)
    • Brazil Willian Veloso (Platense)
    • Honduras Miguel Castillo (Motagua)
    • Honduras Orvin Paz (Marathón)
    • Honduras Lenín Suárez (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Diktmart Hernández (Victoria)
    • Honduras Bani Lozano (Platense)
    • Honduras Shannon Welcome (Motagua)
    • Brazil Carlos Dias (Real España)
    • Honduras Maynor Gómez (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Rubén Matamoros (Hispano)
    • Honduras Walter Hernández (Olimpia)
    • Brazil Edilson Pereira (Platense)
    • Honduras Rony Morales (Olimpia)
    • Honduras John Pérez (Hispano)
    • Honduras Johnny Galdámez (Deportes Savio)
    • Brazil Nilberto da Silva (Motagua)
    • Honduras Francisco Díaz (Platense)
    • Honduras Elkin González (Real España)
    • Honduras Oscar Fortín (Deportes Savio)
    • Argentina Pablo Genovese (Hispano)
    • Argentina Gabriel Casas (Vida)
    • Honduras Juan Carlos García (Marathón)
    • Honduras Luis López (Marathón)
    • Honduras Edgar Núñez (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Luis Pérez (Platense)
    • Honduras Henry Bermúdez (Victoria)
    • Honduras Francisco Aguilar (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Hendry Thomas (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Román Castillo (Vida)
    • Honduras Cristian Altamirano (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Ronald del Cid (Real Juventud)
    • Brazil Allan Kardeck (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Carlos Salinas (Vida)
    • Honduras Jerry Palacios (Marathón)
    • Honduras Angel Rodríguez (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Víctor Bernárdez (Motagua)
    • Costa Rica Andy Furtado (Marathón)
    • Honduras Mario Martínez (Real España)
    • Brazil Fabio de Souza (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Abner Méndez (Hispano)
    • Honduras Erick Zepeda (Platense)
    • Honduras Henry Jiménez (Hispano)
    • Honduras Richard Pérez (Victoria)
    • Honduras Francisco Valladares (Motagua)
    • Honduras Víctor Arzú (Victoria)
    • Argentina Sergio Diduch (Hispano)
    • Honduras Oscar Bonieck García (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Fernando Castillo (Motagua)
    • Honduras Mario Berríos (Marathón)
    • Belize Elroy Smith (Deportes Savio) (o.g.)

Squads[edit]

Club Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Deportes Savio Yul Arzú, Hugo Caballero, José Manuel Portillo Vicente Solórzano, Jorge Lozano, Oscar Fortín, Johnny Galdámez, Mario Padilla, Mario Euceda, Juliano de Andrade, Lenín Suárez Elron Smith, Elmer Marín, Juan Manuel Coello, Oscar Zepeda, Christian Altamirano, Mario Chávez, Marco Mejía, Walter Villalobos, Anael Figueroa Harrison Róchez, Edwin Jiménez, Ney Costa, Darwin Oliva, Kevin Portillo
Hispano Kerpo de León, Pedro Alvarez, Emmanuel Díaz Leonardo Morales, Darwin Pacheco, Esdras Padilla, Matías Espíndola, Eliud Membreño, Ronmel Murillo Máximo Arzú, Johnny Arce, Carlos Blandón, Edward Mejía, Pablo Genovese, Javier Portillo, Rubén Matamoros, David Alvarez, Leonardo Isaula Henry Jiménez, Héctor Castro, Sergio Diduch, Rigoberto Padilla, Fredy Benítez, Marcelo Segales, Luis López, Marcelo López, Edilson Aguilar, Milton Ruiz
Marathon Juan Angel Obelar, Víctor Coello, Kelvin Castillo Dennis Ferrera, Pastor Martínez, Juan Carlos García, Astor Henríquez, Arnold Solórzano, Milton Palacios, Erick Norales, Mauricio Sabillón, Mario Beata,

Luis Santamaría

Oscar Bonilla, Orvin Paz, Reinieri Mayorquín, Marvin Chávez, Mario Berríos, Mariano Acevedo, Pompilio Mejía, Franco Sosa, Carlos Oliva, Oscar Galeas Milton Núñez, Jerry Palacios, Saúl Martínez, Andy Furtado, José Güity, Kurt Cárcamo, Carlos Will Mejía
Motagua Ricardo Canales, Donaldo Morales, Rony García Víctor Bernárdez, Samir García, Guillermo Díaz, Nilberto Da Silva, Roy Posas, David Molina, Steven Morris, Emilson Cruz, Aaron Bardales, Oscar Bernárdez Jorge Claros, Fernando Castillo, Miguel Castillo, Luis Guzmán, Víctor Mena, Rubén Rivera, José Rivera, Ronald Martínez, Luis Rodas Oscar Torlacoff, Jocimar, Richard Lloyd, Kevin Osorio, José Burgos, Shannon Welcome
Olimpia Noel Valladares, Donis Escober, Gustavo Pineda Jaime Rosales, Sergio Mendoza, Francisco Arévalo, Nahún Avila, Rony Morales, Yobani Avila, Fabio de Souza, Nahún Güity, Francisco López Walter Hernández, Irvin Reyna, Samir Arzú, Wilfredo Barahona, Jesús Navas, Ramón Núñez, Danilo Turcios, Néstor Silva, Johnny Calderón Wilmer Velásquez, Ramiro Bruschi, Allan Júnior, Erick Andino, Luis Garrido
Platense Júnior Morales, Sandro Cárcamo Odis Borjas, David Meza, Gabriel Hernández, Luis Urbina, Quiarol Arzú, Erick Zepeda, Osman Chávez, Luis Pérez, Manuel Doño, Francisco Díaz, Fredy Escobar Pedro Domínguez, Adán Ramírez, Bany Lozano, Hendry Córdova, Irbin Guerrero, Misael Ruiz, Odis Borjas, Walter López, Edilson Pereira, Willian Veloso Marcelo Dos Santos, Evandro Ferreira, Alexander Aguilar
Real España Marcelo Macías, Orlin Vallecillo, Tomás Meléndez Elder Valladares, Eric Vallecillo, Marlon Peña, Carlos Palacios, Maynor Martínez, Nery Medina, Andrés Morales, César Oseguera, Jeremy Hernández Mario Rodríguez, Carlos Dias, Elkin González, Jorge Zaldívar, Alex Andino, Mario Martínez, Fairon Barahona, Fernando Mercado, Melvin Valladares, Eder Delgado, Dany Reyes Carlos Pavón, Edmilson Da Silva, Everaldo Ferreira, Allan Lalín, Ramón Castillo, Héctor Flores, Fredy Sosa
Real Juventud Adalid Puerto, José Orlando Rivera, José Luis Rosales, Elmer Canales Júnior Turcios, Luis Castro, Kevin Sambulá, César Anariba, Rony Paz, Carlos Navarro, Juan Carlos Róchez, Lucio Argueta, Heber Argueta, Marlon Soto David Rocha, David Meléndez, Luis Lagos, Juan Tablada, Gerson Martínez, Ronald Del Cid, Jorge Fúnez, Jair Aragón, Denovan Morales, Marcelo Monteiro, Rolando Figueroa, Carlos Páez, Carlos Castellanos Randy Diamond, Charles Córdoba, Angel Rodríguez, Luciano Valerio, Julio Canales, Francisco Aguilar
Victoria John Bodden, Diego Vásquez, Kenneth Zapata Orleans Fúnez, Ninrol Medina, Júnior Izaguirre, Pablo Montes, Mario Gómez, Wilson Güity, Wilmer Crisanto, Cristian Batiz, Henry Bermúdez Juan Raudales, Carlos Morán, Richard Pérez, Mauricio Webber, José L. Pineda, Odair Bernárdez, Dictmar Hernández, Pedro Fernández, David A. Doño Juan Cárcamo, Carlos Discua, Johnny Avila, Leonel Maldonado, Erick Ayala
Vida Williams Negrete, Obed Enamorado, Oscar Banegas Angel Hill, Justo Norales, Brayan Beckeles, Carlos Arbizú, Gabriel Casas, Miguel Martínez, Arturo Avila, Walter Williams Arnold Peralta, Borghi Arbizú, Carlos Salinas, Carlos Solórzano, Elvin López, Juan Pérez, Julio Ocampo, Orlin Peralta, Leslie Orozco Nicolás Cardozo, Armando Mena, Román Castillo, Oscar Vargas, Jerry Bengton, Darian Alvarez, Darin Quin Lambert

The 2008–09 Clausura was the second part of the 2008–09 season of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras, the first division national football league in Honduras. The season started on 10 January 2009 and finished on 24 May 2009. It followed the 2008–09 Apertura season. The winner will compete in the 2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League.

Regular season[edit]

Box score[edit]

As of 2 May 2009
Home \ Away[1] SAV HIS MAR MOT OLI PLA RES RJU VIC VID
Deportes Savio 1–0 4–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–2
Hispano 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–4 3–5 0–1 3–2 2–1 4–2
Marathón 5–0 3–0 6–3 1–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 4–1
Motagua 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–3 0–0
Olimpia 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 3–0 0–2 0–0 3–1 0–0
Platense 0–1 1–2 4–3 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
Real España 2–1 2–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1
Real Juventud 2–2 3–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–0
Victoria 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1
Vida 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–3

Source: RSSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Platense–Hispano not played due to irrelevance.

Standings[edit]

  • As of 2009-05-02
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Olimpia 18 11 4 3 24 10 +14 37 Qualified to the Final round
2 Marathón 18 10 4 4 42 23 +19 34
3 Real España 18 8 6 4 20 12 +8 30
4 Vida 18 6 8 4 18 19 −1 26
5 Victoria 18 6 7 5 24 21 +3 25
6 Deportes Savio 18 5 5 8 17 21 −4 20
7 Real Juventud 18 4 7 7 15 21 −6 19
8 Motagua 18 4 7 7 13 21 −8 19
9 Platense 17 4 6 7 20 26 −6 18
10 Hispano 17 3 2 12 18 37 −19 11
  • Top 4 qualify to final round.
  • The match between Platense and Hispano from Round 18 was not played due to lack of interest.

On 2 May, Honduras was awarded a 3rd spot in the 2009–2010 CONCACAF Champions League due to lack of adequate stadia in Belize. The 3rd spot would go to the short tournament runner-up with the highest overall season points total. Because of Real Espana's overall season point total of 68 being highest in the league, they clinch a spot in the 2009–2010 CONCACAF Champions League. Already a runner-up from Apertura 2008, it is guaranteed that the Clausura 2009 runner-up would not have a higher overall season point total than Real Espana. At this point, a bye to the Group Stage of the 09-10 CONCACAF CL is still up for grabs.

Final round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                         
  1  Olimpia 0 2 2  
4  Vida 1 0 1  
  1  Olimpia (aet) 2 2 4
  3  Real España 2 1 3
2  Marathón 1 1 2
  3  Real España 3 3 6  

Semifinals[edit]

7 May 2009
Vida 1–0 Olimpia
Argüello Goal 62'
La Ceiba
Attendance: 14,700
Referee: José Sandoval

7 May 2009
Real España 3–1 Marathón
Martínez Goal 3'
Caetano Goal 11'
González Goal 47'
Chávez Goal 63'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 5,610
Referee: Gaspar Molina

9 May 2009
19:30
Marathón 1–3 Real España
Núñez Goal 44' Caetano Goal 37' Goal 41'
Palacios Goal 82'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 6,520
Referee: Marlon Muñoz

10 May 2009
16:00
Olimpia 2–0 Vida
Velásquez Goal 34'
Turcios Goal
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 12,505
Referee: Benigno Pineda

Olimpia clinches a spot in the 2009–2010 CONCACAF Champions League with their victory over Vida. An Olimpia victory in the Final would clinch a Group Stage bye for Marathon. A loss would give Real Espana the bye. Either way, the Honduran representatives for the 09-10 CONCACAF CL are Marathon, Real Espana and Olimpia.

Final[edit]

16 May 2009
19:30
Real España 2–2 Olimpia
Vallecillo Goal 8'
Caetano Goal 70'
Bruschi Goal 51'
Cigogna Goal 80'
San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 7,216
Referee: Benigno Pineda

24 May 2009
16:00
Olimpia 2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Real España
Bruschi Goal 44'
de Souza Goal 100'
Valladares Goal 86'
Tegucigalpa
Attendance: 28,355
Referee: Ricardo Zelaya

2008–09 Clausura Champion[edit]

2008–09 Clausura champion
Olimpia
22nd National title

Marathon is classified as HON1 for the CONCACAF Champions League 2009–10, due to their tiebreaker over Olimpia (higher goal differential since both teams had a total of 66 points). Olimpia gets HON2. Real Espana gets HON3, being the only runner-up to short tournaments in the 2008–2009 Honduran National Football League season.

Goal scorers[edit]

  • As of 2009-05-24
  • 10 goals
    • Argentina Sergio Diduch (Hispano)
  • 6 goals
    • Honduras Bani Lozano (Platense)
    • Honduras Milton Núñez (Marathón)
    • Honduras Wilmer Velásquez (Olimpia)
    • Brazil Douglas Caetano (Real España)
    • Uruguay Ramiro Bruschi (Olimpia)
  • 5 goals
    • Brazil Ney Costa (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Héctor Flores (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Mitchel Brown (Marathón)
    • Honduras Allan Lalín (Real España)
    • Colombia Mauricio Copete (Victoria)
  • 4 goals
    • Honduras Jerry Palacios (Marathón)
    • Honduras José Güity (Vida)
    • Honduras Saul Martínez (Marathón)
    • Costa Rica Erick Scott (Marathón)
    • Honduras Carlos Will Mejía (Marathón)
    • Honduras Osman Chávez (Platense) (2 o.g.)
  • 3 goals
    • Honduras Luis Ramírez (Marathón)
    • Honduras Adán Ramírez (Platense)
    • Honduras Oscar Zepeda (Deportes Savio)
    • Brazil Marcelo Cabrita (Platense)
    • Honduras Carlos Morán (Victoria)
    • Honduras Jorge Lozano (Deportes Savio)
    • Brazil Edmilson Da Silva (Real España)
    • Colombia Charles Córdoba (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Wilson Güity (Victoria)
    • Honduras Henry Martínez (Real España)
    • Honduras Marvin Chávez (Marathón)
    • Argentina Daniel Cicogna (Olimpia)
    • Uruguay Guillermo Díaz (Motagua) (2 o.g.)
    • Honduras Milton Palacios Suazo (Marathón) (1 o.g.)
  • 2 goals
    • Honduras Víctor Arzú (Victoria)
    • Honduras Rony Paz (Real Juventud)
    • Uruguay Oscar Torlacoff (Motagua)
    • Honduras Carlos Pavón (Real España)
    • Honduras Milton Ruiz (Hispano)
    • Honduras Shannon Welcome (Motagua)
    • Honduras Harrison Róchez (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Georgie Welcome (Motagua)
    • Honduras Mario Martínez (Real España)
    • Honduras Walter Hernández (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Hendry Thomas (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Pedro Fernández (Victoria)
    • Honduras Johnny Calderón (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Carlos Navarro (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Sergio Antúnez (Vida)
    • Honduras Mario Beata (Marathón)
    • Honduras Jaime Rosales (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Roger Rojas (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Brayan Beckele (Vida)
    • Honduras Facundo Argüello (Vida)
    • Brazil Fábio de Souza Loureiro (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Melvin Valladares (Real España)
    • Honduras Fabio Ulloa (Real Juventud) (1 o.g.)
  • 1 goal
    • Honduras Quiarol Arzú (Platense)
    • Brazil Carlos Dias (Real España)
    • Honduras Eliu Membreño (Hispano)
    • Honduras Abner Méndez (Hispano)
    • Honduras Walter Williams (Vida)
    • Honduras Luis Santamaría (Vida)
    • Honduras Juan Manuel Cárcamo (Victoria)
    • Honduras Oscar Vargas (Vida)
    • Argentina Marcelo Segales (Victoria)
    • Honduras Carlos Solórzano (Vida)
    • Argentina Franco Sosa (Marathón)
    • Honduras Julio Ocampo (Real Juventud)
    • Honduras Víctor Ortiz (Victoria)
    • Honduras Ninrod Medina (Victoria)
    • Honduras Mario Berríos (Marathón)
    • Honduras Misael Ruiz (Platense)
    • Honduras Carlos Cruz (Motagua)
    • Honduras Eder Delgado (Real España)
    • Honduras Efraín Flores (Platense)
    • Honduras Ian Osorio (Platense)
    • Honduras Gabriel Hernández (Platense)
    • Honduras Emil Martínez (Marathón)
    • Honduras David Molina (Motagua)
    • Honduras Ramón Castillo (Real España)
    • Honduras Diktmar Hernández (Victoria)
    • Honduras Mario Gómez (Victoria)
    • Honduras Leonardo Isaula (Motagua)
    • Honduras Mario Chávez (Vida)
    • Honduras Anael Figueroa (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Edgar Ferreira (Vida)
    • Honduras Mariano Acevedo (Marathón)
    • Honduras Máximo Arzú (Hispano)
    • Honduras Irvin Guerrero (Platense)
    • Honduras Erick Norales (Marathón)
    • Honduras Jerry Bengtson (Vida)
    • Honduras Henry Jiménez (Hispano)
    • Honduras José Luis Palacios (Hispano)
    • Honduras Christian Altamirano (Deportes Savio)
    • Uruguay Mauricio Weber (Victoria)
    • Honduras Mauricio Sabillón (Marathón)
    • Honduras Daniel Lloyd (Motagua)
    • Honduras Rubén Rivera (Motagua)
    • Belize Elroy Smith (Deportes Savio)
    • Honduras Emilio Izaguirre (Motagua)
    • Honduras Carlos Salinas (Vida)
    • Honduras Carlos Discua (Victoria)
    • Honduras Elkin González (Real España)
    • Honduras Carlos Palacios (Real España)
    • Honduras Danilo Turcios (Olimpia)
    • Honduras Erick Vallecillo (Real España)
    • Mexico Juan Carlos García (Marathón) (o.g.)
    • Honduras Johnny Salgado (Hispano) (o.g.)

2008–09 relegation table[edit]

As of 2009-05-02

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Real España (+2) 36 18 12 6 53 30 +23 68
2 Marathón 36 19 9 8 68 43 +25 66
3 Olimpia 36 19 9 8 43 27 +16 66
4 Motagua 36 13 10 13 37 42 −5 49
5 Deportes Savio (−1) 36 13 10 13 41 40 +1 48
6 Victoria 36 12 11 13 46 48 −2 47
7 Platense 35 10 11 14 43 51 −8 41
8 Hispano 35 10 6 19 49 65 −16 36
9 Vida 36 7 14 15 29 45 −16 35
10 Real Juventud (R) 36 7 10 19 28 45 −17 31 Relegation to Second division

Source:[citation needed]
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.

  • Real Juventud relegated to second division, however bought Atlético Gualala's franchise.

International Competition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listo el calendario" (in Spanish). Diario La Prensa. 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 

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