2013–14 TT Pro League

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TT Pro League
Season 2013–14
Champions W Connection
5th Pro League title
5th T&T title
CFU Club Championship W Connection
Central FC
Matches played 108
Goals scored 318 (2.94 per match)
Top goalscorer Marcus Joseph (16 goals)
Biggest home win Central FC 6–0 Rangers (21 February 2014)
Biggest away win Rangers 0–7 W Connection (14 September 2013)
Highest scoring Jabloteh 6–5 Rangers (20 September 2013)

The 201314 TT Pro League season (known as the Digicel Pro League for sponsorship reasons) was the fifteenth season of the TT Pro League, the Trinidad and Tobago professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1999. A total of nine teams contested the league, with Defence Force the defending champions.[1] The season began on 13 September 2013 and concluded on 20 May 2014 with the crowning of W Connection as the league champion.

During the previous league season, Point Fortin Civic gained momentum in returning as a professional club following a streak of solid performances during the 2012 TOYOTA Classic and 2012–13 FA Trophy over Pro League competition. After the previous season had concluded, the Pro League announced that T&TEC had withdrawn from the league citing financial difficulties to sustain its football operations.[2] As a result, Point Fortin Civic announced its intentions to apply for Pro League membership on 16 August 2013. The following month, the club officially made its return to the Pro League after being granted membership.[3] Furthermore, the Pro League announced on 10 September 2013 that San Juan Jabloteh were also re-admitted into the league following the club's one-year absence due to difficulties securing a long-term sponsor.[4]

The first goal of the season was scored by Defence Force's Kerry Joseph against Central FC in the seventh minute of the first game on 13 September 2013.[5] The following day, Kurt Frederick of W Connection recorded the first hat-trick of the season as the Savonetta Boys shutout St. Ann's Rangers 7–0 in Hasely Crawford Stadium.[6] Marcus Joseph used hat-tricks on consecutive starts in wins over Police and St. Ann's Rangers, respectively, to claim his first Golden Boot with 16 goals for Point Fortin Civic.[7]

On 6 May 2014, W Connection used an emphatic 4–1 win over defending champions Defence Force at Hasely Crawford Stadium to be crowned champions for a Pro League record fifth time (2000, 2001, 2005, and 2011–12).[8] The league championship marked the second Pro League title in three seasons for the Savonetta Boys and their second domestic double after claiming the FA Trophy earlier in the season. In addition, having finished as the league champions, W Connection qualified for the 2015 CFU Club Championship. One week later, Central FC also qualified for the Caribbean Club Championship following a 3–0 win against St. Ann's Rangers and a Defence Force 1–0 loss to San Juan Jabloteh during the final round of matches.[9]

However, the season was overshadowed by the death of Defence Force and national team midfielder Kevon Carter from a sudden heart attack following a team training session on the morning of 28 February 2014.[10][11] Carter complained of chest pains after training at Macqueripe and was taken to the army's medical department.[12][13] He was subsequently driven to Community Hospital of Seventh-Day Adventists in St. James where Carter was pronounced dead before receiving treatment.[14][15]

Changes from the 2012–13 season[edit]

The following changes were made since the 2012–13 season:

Teams[edit]

Team summaries[edit]

Location of the 2013–14 TT Pro League teams

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

Team Location Stadium Capacity Manager Captain
Caledonia AIA Morvant/Laventille Larry Gomes Stadium 10,000 Trinidad and Tobago Shabazz, JamaalJamaal Shabazz Trinidad and Tobago David, StephanStephan David
Central FC California Ato Boldon Stadium 10,000 England Terry Fenwick Trinidad and Tobago Oliver, MarvinMarvin Oliver
Defence Force Chaguaramas Hasely Crawford Stadium 27,000 Trinidad and Tobago Russell, RossRoss Russell Trinidad and Tobago Rivers, CoreyCorey Rivers
North East Stars Sangre Grande Sangre Grande Ground 7,000 Trinidad and Tobago Eve, AngusAngus Eve Trinidad and Tobago John, CleonCleon John
Point Fortin Civic Point Fortin Mahaica Oval Pavilion 2,500 Trinidad and Tobago Carrington, ReynoldReynold Carrington Trinidad and Tobago Modeste, KelvinKelvin Modeste
Police Saint James Hasely Crawford Stadium 27,000 Trinidad and Tobago Hood, RichardRichard Hood Trinidad and Tobago Noel, TrentTrent Noel
San Juan Jabloteh San Juan Hasely Crawford Stadium 27,000 Trinidad and Tobago Jeffrey, KeithKeith Jeffrey Trinidad and Tobago Baptiste, KerryKerry Baptiste
St. Ann's Rangers San Juan Hasely Crawford Stadium 27,000 Trinidad and Tobago Streete, AnthonyAnthony Streete Trinidad and Tobago Lewis, TerrenceTerrence Lewis
W Connection Point Lisas Manny Ramjohn Stadium 10,000 Saint Lucia Charles-Fevrier, StuartStuart Charles-Fevrier Saint Kitts and Nevis Williams, GerardGerard Williams

Player transfers[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Point Fortin Civic
Re-admitted team
Trinidad and Tobago Reynold Carrington 10 September 2013[3] Pre-season
San Juan Jabloteh
Re-admitted team
Trinidad and Tobago Keith Jeffrey 10 September 2013[4] Pre-season
Caledonia AIA Trinidad and Tobago Jerry Moe End of caretaker contract 30 June 2013
2nd (2012–13)
Trinidad and Tobago Jamaal Shabazz 1 July 2013 Pre-season
St. Ann's Rangers Trinidad and Tobago Gilbert Bateau Sacked 20 March 2014[24]
9th
Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Streete 20 March 2014[25]
9th
Central FC England Terry Fenwick Resigned 16 May 2014[26]
2nd
Serbia Zoran Vraneš 10 July 2014[27] Post-season

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 W Connection (C) 24 14 8 2 51 19 +32 50 2015 CFU Club Championship First round
2 Central FC 24 12 9 3 49 21 +28 45
3 Defence Force 24 14 3 7 47 32 +15 45
4 Point Fortin Civic 24 13 3 8 37 25 +12 42
5 North East Stars 24 12 6 6 28 17 +11 42
6 Caledonia AIA 24 7 7 10 34 38 −4 28
7 Police 24 8 3 13 30 45 −15 27
8 San Juan Jabloteh 24 4 4 16 23 53 −30 16
9 St. Ann's Rangers 24 2 1 21 19 68 −49 7

Updated to games played on 20 May 2014.
Source: TT Pro League
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.

Positions by round[edit]

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.

Leader
2015 CFU Club Championship First round
Team ╲ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
W Connection 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Central FC 4 3 4 3 3 4 7 4 6 6 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2
Defence Force 6 7 8 7 7 7 4 3 4 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 6 5 5 4 2 3
Point Fortin Civic 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 7 7 8 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 2 4 4
North East Stars 3 4 3 4 5 5 2 5 3 2 2 2 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 5 5
Caledonia AIA 8 6 6 8 6 3 6 6 5 3 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6
Police 7 8 7 5 4 6 3 2 2 4 7 5 4 3 5 3 4 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 7 7 7
San Juan Jabloteh 5 5 5 6 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
St. Ann's Rangers 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

Last updated: 20 May 2014
Source: TT Pro League

Results[edit]

Matches 1–16[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CAL CEN DEF NES PFC POL SJJ RAN WCO
Caledonia AIA 1–1 0–2 0–3 2–1 1–1 4–1 3–0 0–0
Central FC 0–0 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–4 4–1 6–0 2–2
Defence Force 3–2 0–2 1–3 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–3 1–1
North East Stars 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–2
Point Fortin Civic 2–1 0–0 1–3 0–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 2–1
Police 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–4 4–2 1–0 1–2
San Juan Jabloteh 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 3–1 1–2 6–5 1–4
St. Ann's Rangers 1–6 2–3 1–5 0–1 0–3 0–2 0–1 0–7
W Connection 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–2 2–0
Updated to games played on 2 May 2014.
Source: TT Pro League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 17–24[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CAL CEN DEF NES PFC POL SJJ RAN WCO
Caledonia AIA 2–3 1–2 2–1 3–1
Central FC 5–1 3–2 4–1 0–0
Defence Force 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–4
North East Stars 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–1
Point Fortin Civic 0–2 2–3 2–1 1–1
Police 0–1 0–3 0–3 3–0
San Juan Jabloteh 1–0 0–1 0–3 2–2
St. Ann's Rangers 3–2 0–3 0–4 0–2
W Connection 1–1 0–3 6–1 4–0
Updated to games played on 20 May 2014.
Source: TT Pro League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[41]
1
Trinidad and Tobago Marcus Joseph Point Fortin Civic
16
2
Trinidad and Tobago Trevin Caesar North East Stars
14
Trinidad and Tobago Joevin Jones W Connection
14
Trinidad and Tobago Willis Plaza Central FC
14
5
Trinidad and Tobago Josimar Belgrave Defence Force
12
6
Trinidad and Tobago Devorn Jorsling Defence Force
10
7
Trinidad and Tobago Kerry Baptiste San Juan Jabloteh
8
Trinidad and Tobago Jason Marcano Central FC
8
9
Trinidad and Tobago Densill Theobald Caledonia AIA
7
10
Trinidad and Tobago Elijah Belgrave Police
6
Trinidad and Tobago Jerwyn Balthazar Defence Force
6
Trinidad and Tobago Keyon Edwards Caledonia AIA
6
Trinidad and Tobago Jameel Perry Police
6
Trinidad and Tobago Rundell Winchester Central FC
6

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref(s)
Saint Lucia Frederick, KurtKurt Frederick W Connection St. Ann's Rangers*
0–7
14 September 2013
[6]
Trinidad and Tobago McFee, ClevonClevon McFee St. Ann's Rangers San Juan Jabloteh*
6–5
20 September 2013
[29]
Trinidad and Tobago Baptiste, KerryKerry Baptiste San Juan Jabloteh* St. Ann's Rangers
6–5
20 September 2013
[30]
Trinidad and Tobago Caesar, TrevinTrevin Caesar North East Stars Defence Force*
1–3
8 October 2013
[31]
Trinidad and Tobago Winchester, RundellRundell Winchester Central FC* Point Fortin Civic
3–0
22 October 2013
[32]
Trinidad and Tobago Edwards, KeyonKeyon Edwards Caledonia AIA St. Ann's Rangers*
1–6
1 November 2013
[33]
Trinidad and Tobago Joseph, MarcusMarcus Joseph Point Fortin Civic* Police
5–0
18 January 2014
[34]
Trinidad and Tobago Joseph, MarcusMarcus Joseph Point Fortin Civic St. Ann's Rangers*
0–3
21 January 2014
[35]
Trinidad and Tobago Plaza, WillisWillis Plaza Central FC* St. Ann's Rangers
6–0
21 February 2014
[36]
Suriname Apai, DimitrieDimitrie Apai W Connection* Police
6–1
8 April 2014
[37]
Trinidad and Tobago Plaza, WillisWillis Plaza Central FC* Caledonia AIA
4–1
8 April 2014
[38]
Trinidad and Tobago Belgrave, JosimarJosimar Belgrave Defence Force* Caledonia AIA
4–0
25 April 2014
[39]
  • * Home team score first in result

Discipline[edit]

Awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Ref(s)
Manager Club Player Club
September England Terry Fenwick Central FC Trinidad and Tobago Kerry Baptiste San Juan Jabloteh [45]
October Saint Lucia Stuart Charles-Fevrier W Connection Trinidad and Tobago Rundell Winchester Central FC
[45]
November Saint Lucia Stuart Charles-Fevrier W Connection Trinidad and Tobago Joevin Jones W Connection
[46]
December Saint Lucia Stuart Charles-Fevrier W Connection Trinidad and Tobago Joevin Jones W Connection
[46]
January Trinidad and Tobago Reynold Carrington Point Fortin Civic Trinidad and Tobago Marcus Joseph Point Fortin Civic
[46]
February England Terry Fenwick Central FC Trinidad and Tobago Willis Plaza Central FC
[47]
March England Terry Fenwick Central FC Trinidad and Tobago Trevin Caesar North East Stars
[48]
April England Terry Fenwick Central FC Trinidad and Tobago Josimar Belgrave Defence Force
[49]

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