2010–11 TT Pro League
2nd Pro League title
21st T&T title
|CFU Club Championship||Defence Force
|Goals scored||255 (2.83 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Devorn Jorsling (15 goals)|
|Biggest home win||Caledonia AIA 5–0 Police (14 December 2010)|
|Biggest away win||FC South End 0–6 W Connection (15 January 2011)|
|Highest scoring||North East Stars 6–3 Police (7 December 2010)|
The 2010–11 TT Pro League season (known as the Digicel Pro League for sponsorship reasons) was the twelfth season of the TT Pro League, the Trinidad and Tobago professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1999. A total of eleven teams contested the league, with Joe Public the defending champions. The season began on 23 April 2010 and ended on 1 February 2011 with the crowning of the league champion. The league calendar was changed for the second consecutive season. Pro League CEO, Dexter Skeene, announced on 25 March 2010 that the Pro League Big Six competition was to be discontinued to increase attendances and importance of league matches, which would be moved exclusively to Fridays and Saturdays.
United Petrotrin withdrew stating financial difficulties as the reason to pull out of the Pro League. A dedication to the club's youth development in the community was also cited by club chairman and communications manager of Petrotrin, Arnold Corneal, on 12 January 2010. However, on 18 February, North East Stars were re-admitted into the Pro League following a one- year absence due to the state of their home ground, Sangre Grande Recreational Ground.
The first goal of the season was scored by W Connection's Matthew Bartholomew against San Juan Jabloteh in the sixty-third minute of the first game on 23 April 2010. Odelle Armstrong of St. Ann's Rangers scored the first hat-trick of the season against Police on 29 May. Devorn Jorsling became the first player to win the Golden Boot twice having scored 15 goals for Defence Force on their way to becoming league champions. Jorsling previously won the award in 2008.
The season was delayed for a month for rescheduling after Tobago United were expelled from the league on 16 September 2010, leaving ten teams. Furthermore, after the season had been concluded, Ma Pau requested a one-year sabbatical from the Pro League from the 2011–12 season. On 10 August 2011, Skeene further announced that both Joe Public and FC South End would not be participating in the following season. After having won its first ten matches of the season, Defence Force clinched their second season title on 18 January 2011. By finishing as the league champion, Defence Force qualified for the 2011 CFU Club Championship. Caledonia AIA also qualified for the regional competition by finishing runners-up in the league.
Changes from the 2009 season
The following changes were made since the 2009 season:
- Dexter Skeene, Pro League CEO, announced that league matches would only be played on Fridays and Saturdays, with the season ending on 1 February.
- The Pro League Big Six competition was discontinued to increase the importance of league matches.
- There were a number of changes to the clubs competing in the 2010–11 season.
- United Petrotrin withdrew from the league following the 2009 season.
- North East Stars were re-admitted after a one-year absence from the league.
- T&TEC, the 2009 National Super League runners-up, requested that its application for admission into the Pro League be deferred until the 2011–12 season.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment||Table|
|North East Stars||
||Rod Underwood||16 April 2010||Pre-season|
|FC South End||Leroy DeLeon||Sacked||17 November 2009||
||Dick Furlonge||24 April 2010||Pre-season|
|Police||Richard De Coteau||Sacked||20 November 2009||
||Anthony Marshall||24 April 2010||Pre-season|
|North East Stars||Rod Underwood||Mutual consent||25 June 2010||
||Shurland David||1 July 2010||
|Police||Anthony Marshall||Sacked||20 November 2010||
||Kelvin Jones||20 November 2010||
|Joe Public||Derek King||Mutual consent||2 February 2011||
||Rajesh Latchoo||2 February 2011||Post-season|
|San Juan Jabloteh||Terry Fenwick||Sacked||29 March 2011||
||Earl Carter||1 July 2011||Post-season|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Defence Force (C)||18||13||2||3||38||13||+25||41||2011 CFU Club Championship First round|
|3||Joe Public||18||10||5||3||30||22||+8||35||Team disbanded after season 1|
|5||Ma Pau||18||8||5||5||24||16||+8||29||Team disbanded after season 1|
|6||San Juan Jabloteh||18||7||6||5||25||14||+11||27|
|7||North East Stars||18||7||6||5||29||24||+5||27|
|8||St. Ann's Rangers||18||2||4||12||14||36||−22||10|
|10||FC South End||18||2||0||16||10||45||−35||6||Team disbanded after season 1|
|11||Tobago United||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0*||Resigned/expelled from league, record expunged|
Updated to games played on 1 February 2011.
Source: TT Pro League
*Tobago United was expelled from the league on 16 September 2010. On the same day their record (PL10 W2 D1 L7 GF10 GA24 Pts7) was expunged.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Following the season, Joe Public, Ma Pau, and FC South End withdrew from the Pro League for the 2011–12 season.
(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.
Positions by round
The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for the tenth round of matches, but then postponed and played between rounds 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for round 16.
|2011 CFU Club Championship First round|
|Team disbanded after season|
|Team expelled from league|
|Team ╲ Round||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13||14||15||16||17||18||19||20|
|San Juan Jabloteh||7||8||9||6||5||4||6||4||5||5||5||6||7||7||6||6||5||5||6||6|
|North East Stars||2||2||4||4||6||3||5||6||6||7||7||7||6||6||7||7||6||7||7||7|
|St. Ann's Rangers||8||9||8||9||8||7||7||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8|
|FC South End||10||5||7||8||7||8||8||9||9||9||9||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||9||10|
Last updated: 1 February 2011
Source: TT Pro League
|Home \ Away||CAL||DEF||JOE||MAP||NES||POL||SJJ||SOE||RAN||TBU||WCO|
|FC South End||1–2||0–4||0–2||0–3||0–3||0–3||1–4||1–0||0–6|
|North East Stars||1–2||2–1||2–1||1–1||1–3||6–3||1–1||2–0||2–1|
|San Juan Jabloteh||0–0||0–0||4–1||1–1||0–1||2–0||4–0||2–0||0–1|
|St. Ann's Rangers||0–4||2–4||2–1||0–3||0–0||0–0||1–1||0–0||0–2|
- First goal of the season: Matthew Bartholomew for W Connection against San Juan Jabloteh, (23 April 2010).
- Last goal of the season: Sayid Freitas for Police against FC South End, (1 February 2011).
- First own goal of the season: Aubrey David (FC South End) for North East Stars, (20 November 2010).
- First penalty kick of the season: Matthew Bartholomew (scored) for W Connection against Joe Public (29 May 2010).
- First hat-trick of the season: Odelle Armstrong (St. Ann's Rangers) against Police, 53', 65', 89' (29 May 2010).
- Most goals scored by one player in a match: 3 goals
- Widest winning margin: 6 goals
- Most goals in a match: 9 goals
- Most goals in one half: 7 goals
- Most goals in one half by a single team: 6 goals
|1||Devorn Jorsling||Defence Force||
|2||Anthony Wolfe||Ma Pau / North East Stars||
|3||Andrei Pacheco||W Connection||
|4||Kerry Baptiste||Joe Public||
|5||Hughton Hector||W Connection||
|Errol McFarlane||North East Stars||
|Trent Noel||Joe Public||
|Richard Roy||Defence Force||
|Noel Williams||San Juan Jabloteh / Police||
|Armstrong, OdelleOdelle Armstrong||St. Ann's Rangers||Police*||5–2||29 May 2010||
|Wolfe, AnthonyAnthony Wolfe||North East Stars*||Police||6–3||7 December 2010||
|Baptiste, KerryKerry Baptiste||Joe Public*||San Juan Jabloteh||3–1||7 December 2010||
- * Home team score first in result
- First yellow card of the season: Jason Marcano for San Juan Jabloteh against W Connection, (23 April 2010).
- First red card of the season: Nicholas Valentine for St. Ann's Rangers against Ma Pau, (30 April 2010).
- Most yellow cards in a single match: 8
- Most red cards in a single match: 2
- Ma Pau 0–0 St. Ann's Rangers – 1 for Ma Pau (Keyeno Thomas) and 1 for St. Ann's Rangers (Nicholas Valentine)
- Caledonia AIA 1–2 FC South End – 1 for Caledonia AIA (Nuru Abdallah Muhammad) and 1 for FC South End (Jammeal Huyghue)
- Joe Public 1–3 Defence Force – 1 for Joe Public (Andre Toussaint) and 1 for Defence Force (Sean Narcis)
After claiming the Pro League title for the second time and first since 1999, Defence Force was recognised as the Team of the Year. Devorn Jorsling was awarded the league's Player of the Year for the first time in his career. Jorsling also received the Golden Boot and Forward of the Year awards after leading the league with 15 goals in support of the Teteron Boys. Ross Russell was named the Manager of the Year after leading Defence Force to the league title in his second season. In addition, shot-stopper Cleon John of San Juan Jabloteh was named the league's Best Goalkeeper, Corneal Thomas of Ma Pau as the Defender of the Year, and Trent Noel was again named the Midfielder of the Year playing for Joe Public. The remaining team award was won by St. Ann's Rangers for the Most Disciplined Team of the Year. FIFA international referee, Neal Brizan, won the Referee of the Year for the fourth consecutive year, whereas Norris Ferguson won the Match Commissioner of the Year for the first time since 2007.
|Player of the Year||Devorn Jorsling (Defence Force)|
|Manager of the Year||Ross Russell (Defence Force)|
|Best Goalkeeper||Cleon John (San Juan Jabloteh)|
|Best Defender||Corneal Thomas (Ma Pau)|
|Best Midfielder||Trent Noel (Joe Public)|
|Best Forward||Devorn Jorsling (Defence Force)|
|Golden Boot||Devorn Jorsling (Defence Force)|
|Team of the Year||Defence Force|
|Most Disciplined Team of the Year||St. Ann's Rangers|
|Referee of the Year||Neal Brizan|
|Assistant Referee of the Year||Dion Neil|
|Match Commissioner of the Year||Norris Ferguson|
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