2012–13 Liga Panameña de Fútbol season

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Liga Panameña de Fútbol
Season 2012–13
Champions Apertura: Árabe Unido
Clausura: Sporting San Miguelito
Relegated Atlético Chiriquí
Champions League Árabe Unido
Sporting San Miguelito

The 2012–13 Liga Panameña de Fútbol season is the 25th season of top-flight football in Panama. The season began on 20 July 2012 and is scheduled to end in May 2013. Ten teams will complete throughout the entire season.

Teams[edit]

Colón C-3 finished in 10th place in the overall table last season and were relegated to the Liga Nacional de Ascenso. Taking their place for this season are the overall champions of last season's Liga Nacional de Ascenso, Rio Abajo F.C..

Club Home city Stadium
Alianza Panama City Cancha Sintetica Rommel Fernández
Árabe Unido Colón Estadio Armando Dely Valdés
Atlético Chiriquí David Estadio San Cristóbal
Chepo Chepo Cancha Sintetica Rommel Fernández (in Panama City)
Chorrillo Panama City Estadio Javier Cruz
Plaza Amador Panama City Estadio Javier Cruz
Rio Abajo Panama City Cancha de Entrenamiento Luis Tapia
San Francisco La Chorrera Estadio Agustín Sánchez
Sporting San Miguelito San Miguelito Estadio Bernardo Gil
Tauro Panama City Cancha Sintetica Rommel Fernández

2012 Apertura[edit]

The 2012 Apertura is the first tournament of the season. It began on 20 July 2012 and ended on 2 December 2012.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Rio Abajo 18 9 5 4 28 20 +8 32 Qualification to playoffs
2 Árabe Unido 18 8 8 2 25 20 +5 32
3 Plaza Amador 18 6 8 4 22 23 −1 26
4 Chepo 18 5 10 3 22 18 +4 25
5 Chorrillo 18 5 10 3 22 19 +3 25
6 Tauro 18 5 6 7 25 27 −2 21
7 Sporting San Miguelito 18 4 8 6 14 17 −3 20
8 San Francisco 18 4 6 8 20 22 −2 18
9 Alianza 18 4 6 8 21 24 −3 18
10 Atlético Chiriquí 18 2 9 7 14 23 −9 15

Updated to games played on 1 October 2013.
Source: [1]
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.

Results[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

17 November 2012
13:00 UTC-6
Plaza Amador 1–3 Árabe Unido
Temístocles Perez Goal 57' [2] Jose Gonzales Goal 13'
Abdiel Arroyo Molinar Goal 58' Goal 77'

20 November 2012
12:00 UTC-6
Chepo FC 2-0 Rio Abajo
Bernando Palma Taylor Goal 36', Romario Antonio Piggott Goal 44' [3]
Estadio Profesor Javier Cruz, Panama City
Referee: Roberto Moreno

Second leg[edit]

28 November 2012
12:00 UTC-6
Árabe Unido 2–0 Plaza Amador
David Daniels Goal 34'
Orlando Rodriguez Goal 52'
[4]
Estadio Armando Dely Valdés, Colon
Referee: Ameth Sanchez

Arabe Unido won 5-1 on aggregate.


24 November 2012
13:00 UTC-6
Río Abajo F.C. 1–1 Chepo
Jose Gonzalez Goal 88' [5] Bernardo Palma Taylor Goal 78'

Chepo FC won 3-1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

2 December 2012
15:00 UTC-5
Chepo 1-4 Árabe Unido
Ricardo Romero Goal 29' [6] Orlando Rodriguez Goal 24' Goal 25'
Abdiel Arroyo Molinar Goal 42'
Jose Gonzalez Goal 60'
Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City
Referee: John Francis Pitty
2012 Apertura Champion
Árabe Unido
10th Title

Top goalscorers[edit]

No. Player Team Goals
1 Panama Jorman Aguilar Río Abajo 10
2 Panama Edwin Aguilar Tauro 10
3 Panama Anthony Basile Río Abajo 8
4 Panama Bernando Palma Chepo 6
5 Panama Cesar Medina Alianza 5
6 Panama Armando Polo San Francisco 4
7 Panama Renán Yoriel Addles Chorillo 4
8 Panama Rene Campbell Alianza 4
9 Paraguay Julio Castillo Chepo FC 4
10 Panama Angel Lombardo Deportivo Plaza Amador 4

2013 Clausura[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Tauro 18 10 3 5 30 25 +5 33 Qualification to playoffs
2 San Francisco 18 9 5 4 27 21 +6 32
3 Árabe Unido 18 7 6 5 18 14 +4 27
4 Sporting San Miguelito 18 8 3 7 19 18 +1 27
5 Rio Abajo 18 7 5 6 24 24 0 26
6 Plaza Amador 18 6 7 5 21 18 +3 25
7 Chorrillo 18 7 3 8 25 28 −3 24
8 Alianza 18 4 10 4 13 10 +3 22
9 Atlético Chiriquí 18 2 9 7 18 24 −6 15
10 Chepo 18 2 5 11 12 25 −13 11

Updated to games played on 1 October 2013.
Source: [7]
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.

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]


5 May 2013
11:00 UTC-6
Sporting San Miguelito 2-1 Tauro
Gabriel Rios Goal 59', Ricardo Clarke Goal 77' [9] Miguel Castillo Goal 14'
Estadio Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez, Panama City
Referee: Roberto Moreno

Second leg[edit]

11 May 2013
12:00 UTC-6
San Francisco 2–1 Árabe Unido
Eybri Bonaga Goal 7'
Boris Alfaro Goal 66'
[10] Abdiel Arroyo Goal 72'
Estadio Agustín Muquita Sánchez, La Chorrera
Referee: John Pitty

San Francisco won 2-1 on aggregate.


11 May 2013
12:00 UTC-6
Tauro F.C. 1–1 Sporting San Miguelito
Miguel Castillo Goal 86' [11] Ricardo Clarke Goal 64'

Sporting San Miguelito won 3-2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

2 December 2012
15:00 UTC-5
San Francisco 1-4 Sporting San Miguelito
Amílcar James Goal 10' [] Darwin Pinzon Goal 7' Goal 47'
Ricardo Clarke Goal 3'
Julio Andrade Goal 93'
Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City
Referee: Roberto Moreno
2013 Clasura Champion
Sporting San Miguelito
1st Title

Top goalscorers[edit]

No. Player Team Goals
1 Panama Johnny Ruiz Chorillo 9
2 Panama Luis Gabriel Rentería Tauro 8
3 Panama Ricardo Clarke Sporting San Miguelito 7
4 Panama Angel Lombardo Plaza Amador 7
5 Panama José Luis Garcés San Francisco 6
6 Panama René Víctor Mendieta Jr Chepo 6
7 Panama Anthony Basile Rio Abajo 5
8 Colombia Juan Osorio Alianza 5
9 Panama Armando Polo Rio Abajo 5
10 Panama Edwin Aguilar Tauro 4

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Árabe Unido 36 15 14 7 43 34 +9 59 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage
2 Rio Abajo 36 16 10 10 51 43 +8 58
3 Plaza Amador 36 12 15 9 43 41 +2 51
4 Tauro 36 15 9 12 55 52 +3 54
5 San Francisco 36 13 11 12 47 43 +4 50
6 Chorrillo 36 12 13 11 47 47 0 49
7 Sporting San Miguelito 36 12 11 13 33 35 −2 47 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage
8 Alianza 36 8 16 12 34 34 0 40
9 Chepo 36 7 15 14 34 43 −9 36
10 Atlético Chiriquí 36 4 18 14 32 47 −15 30 Relegation to 2012–13 Liga de Ascenso

Source: [12]
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.

References[edit]

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