2015 United Football League

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United Football League Division 1
Season 2015
Champions Ceres
Relegated Philippine Army
Matches played 81
Goals scored 341 (4.21 per match)
Top goalscorer 18 goals
Spain Adrián Gallardo
Highest scoring 14 goals
Pachanga Diliman 5–9 Green Archers United
Longest winning run 7 games
Ceres
Longest unbeaten run 10 games
Global
Longest winless run 10 games
Team Socceroo
Longest losing run 10 games
Team Socceroo
2014
2016
United Football League Division 2
Season 2015
Champions Laos
Promoted Laos
Matches played 36
Goals scored 152 (4.22 per match)
Top goalscorer 12 goals
Japan Chihiro Noda
Highest scoring 11 goals
JP Voltes 9–2 Mendiola
Longest winning run 11 games
Laos
Longest unbeaten run 12 games
Laos
Longest winless run 6 games
Kabuscorp
Longest losing run 6 games
Kabuscorp
2014
2016

The 2015 United Football League was the sixth season of the UFL since its establishment as a semi-professional league in 2009. Ten teams competed in UFL Division 1 while seven teams were in Division 2.[1]

Global were the defending champions, having won the Division 1 of the 2014 United Football League season.[2]

Ceres outclassed Team Socceroo 6-0 on 15 July 2015 to clinch the 2015 United Football League title with two games to spare.

Teams[edit]

UFL Division 1 headlined a complete 10-team cast for the highest level of Philippine League football. Ceres and Manila Jeepney played in Division I, replacing the relegated Pasargad and the spot left by Manila Nomads' last season.[3]

UFL Division 2 only had seven participants with new side Kabuscorp and returnees Mendiola. Six Division 2 clubs, namely, Philippine Air Force, Manila Nomads, UIM, Philippine Navy, Dolphins United, Cimarron, participated in the 2015 UFL League competitions.

Managerial changes[edit]

Division Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Incoming head coach
1 Loyola Philippines Vince Santos End of Contract Scotland Simon McMenemy[4]
1 Kaya Australia David Perkovic End of Contract England Adam Reekie[5]
1 Kaya England Adam Reekie[6] Resigned Trinidad and Tobago Fabien Larry Lewis
1 Ceres South Korea Cha Seung-ryong Resigned Philippines Ali Go[7]

Clubs by division[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Club Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Ceres Philippines Ali Go Philippines Juan Luis Guirado Germany Adidas Ceres Liner
Global Scotland Leigh Manson Philippines Misagh Bahadoran Philippines Accel Smart
Green Archers United Philippines Rodolfo Alicante Philippines Christian Pasilan Japan Mizuno Globe Telecom
Kaya Trinidad and Tobago Fabien Larry Lewis Philippines Chris Greatwich Philippines LGR Athletic LBC Express
Loyola Meralco Sparks Scotland Simon McMenemy Philippines James Younghusband United States Under Armour Meralco
Manila Jeepney South Korea Kim Chul-Soo Italy Davide Cortina Philippines LGR Athletic
Pachanga Diliman Japan Yuki Matsuda Philippines Anton Gonzales England Umbro
Philippine Army Philippines Patricio Bumidang Philippines Roel Gener Artificial Turf Sejung
Stallion Philippines Ernest Nierras Philippines Ruben Doctora Japan Mizuno Gilligan's
Team Socceroo Philippines Franklin Cacacho South Korea Lee Jeong Woo Philippines Loro Sports Chevrolet

Division 2[edit]

Club Head coach Team captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Agila Philippines Ramon Vicente Roxas Nigeria Olayemi Bakare LGR Athletic Blue Booters
Forza Philippines Jun Mark Saraga Philippines Allan Auman LGR Athletic Orient Freight
JP Voltes Japan Shinichiro Maeno Japan Yuki Tanaka LGR Athletic JK Mart
Kabuscorp De Laguna Philippines Eliezer Fabroada LGT Athletic Kabuscorp SCP
Laos Philippines Rudy Del Rosario Philippines Rolly Lear LGR Athletic
Mendiola Philippines Aris Caslib Adidas victory liner
Pasargad Philippines Mike Agbayani Philippines Jay Torres LGR Athletic Cord Marine Epoxy

Venues[edit]

Division Club Stadium Location Capacity
1 All Clubs Rizal Memorial Stadium Manila 12,000
2 All Clubs Rizal Memorial Stadium Manila 12,000

League table[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ceres (C) 17 14 1 2 59 13 +46 43 Qualification to the 2015 AFC Cup Group stage
2 Global 17 10 5 2 50 15 +35 35
3 Loyola Meralco Sparks 17 11 2 4 46 26 +20 35
4 Kaya (Q) 17 10 1 6 47 23 +24 31 Qualification to the 2015 AFC Cup Group stage[a]
5 Stallion 17 10 1 6 36 24 +12 31
6 Green Archers United 17 7 3 7 36 33 +3 24
7 Manila Jeepney 17 4 4 9 30 48 −18 16
8 Pachanga Diliman 17 3 3 11 27 52 −25 12
9 Team Socceroo (R) 17 1 1 15 7 69 −62 4 Qualification to the 2015 Relegation playoffs
10 Philippine Army (D, E) 9 0 1 8 3 38 −35 1 Disqualified from the tournament
Updated to match(es) played on 6 August 2015. Source: rsssf.com, soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal Difference; 3) Goals Scored
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Kaya qualified to the 2016 AFC Cup Group stage by winning the 2015 UFL Cup.


Division 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Laos (C, P) 11 10 1 0 33 8 +25 31 Promotion to the 2016 UFL Division 1
2 JP Voltes (O, P) 11 7 3 1 48 12 +36 24 Qualification to the 2015 Promotion playoffs
3 Forza 11 6 2 3 27 17 +10 20
4 Agila 11 4 0 7 17 35 −18 12
5 Mendiola 11 2 2 7 15 28 −13 8
6 Pasargad 11 2 2 7 11 25 −14 8
7 Laguna Kabuscorp (D, E) 6 0 0 6 1 27 −26 0 Disqualified from the tournament
Updated to match(es) played on 6 August 2015. Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal Difference; 3) Goals Scored
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (E) Eliminated; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.


Results[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CER GLO GAU KAY LMS MJP PAC PAR STA SOC
Ceres 2–2 2–1 2–0 5–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 6–0
Global 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 10–1 1–1 5–0 2–1 6–0
Green Archers United 0–7 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–3 4–0
Kaya 1–2 1–3 0–2 3–2 4–1 4–1 4–0 0–3 5–0
Loyola Meralco Sparks 1–6 1–0 4–0 3–3 2–0 5–2 7–0 1–2 1–0
Manila Jeepney 2–1 2–2 2–3 0–4 2–3 1–4 2–2 3–2 5–0
Pachanga Diliman 0–5 0–2 5–9 2–6 0–4 3–3 4–1 1–3 1–1
Philippine Army 0–7 0–3 0–2 0–4
Stallion 0–3 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–3 4–1 1–0 4–0
Team Socceroo 0–4 0–8 0–5 0–7 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–4

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

Division 2[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AGI FOR JPV KDL LAO MEN PSG
Agila 1–3 0–8 3–0 0–3 4–1 3–1
Forza 5–2 2–2 1–2 4–2 2–1
JP Voltes 8–0 2–1 7–0 2–3 9–2 5–0
Kabuscorp De Laguna 1–7 0–3 0–3
Laos 3–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–1
Mendiola 3–1 0–0 2–3 0–3 0–1
Pasargad 0–1 1–2 1–1 4–0 0–7 1–1

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

Promotion-relegation playoffs[edit]

Team Socceroo, the 9th-placed team of Division 1 faced the 2nd-placed 2015 UFL Division 2 side JP Voltes in a two-legged playoff. The winner on aggregate score after both matches will earn a spot in the 2016 UFL Division 1.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Team Socceroo 1 - 12 JP Voltes 1 - 3 0 - 9
1st Leg
Team Socceroo 1 - 3 JP Voltes
Matsunaga Goal 28' Report Tatsuya Nakamura Goal 6'
Michael Mabanag Goal 26'
del Rosario Goal 45'
2nd Leg
JP Voltes 9 - 0 Team Socceroo
del Rosario Goal 17'49'72'
Chihiro Noda Goal 34'45'61'69'83'
John Celiz Goal 57'
Report

JP Voltes won 12–1 on aggregate and earned a United Football League Division 1 spot for the 2016 season.

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Division Player For Against Result Date
1 Philippines Ruben Doctora Stallion Team Socceroo 4–1 14 February 2015
1 Spain Adrián Gallardo Ceres Philippine Army 7–0 3 March 2015
1 Philippines Mark Hartmann Global Manila Jeepney 10–1 11 April 2015
1 Spain Adrián Gallardo Ceres Loyola Meralco Sparks 5–2 11 April 2015
1 Senegal Robert Lopez Mendy Green Archers United Pachanga Diliman 9–5 20 June 2015
1 Spain Bienvenido Marañón Ceres Loyola Meralco Sparks 6–1 20 June 2015
1 Spain Adrián Gallardo Ceres Pachanga Diliman 5–0 23 June 2015
1 Saint Kitts and Nevis Tishan Hanley Kaya Pachanga Diliman 4–1 11 July 2015
1 Spain Adrián Gallardo Ceres Green Archers United 7–0 15 July 2015
1 Philippines Phil Younghusband Loyola Meralco Sparks Pachanga Diliman 5–2 22 July 2015
1 Saint Kitts and Nevis Tishan Hanley Kaya Team Socceroo 7–0 29 July 2015
2 Japan Chihiro Noda JP Voltes Mendiola 9–2 22 February 2015
2 Japan Chihiro Noda JP Voltes Kabuscorp De Laguna 7–0 26 February 2015
2 France Nicolas Vandelli Forza Kabuscorp De Laguna 7–1 12 March 2015
2 Japan Yugo Kobayashi JP Voltes Agila 8–0 19 March 2015
  • Player scored more than three (3) goals

Correct as of 22:00, 29 July 2015
Source: uflph.com

Discipline[edit]

Cards and suspension[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Correct as of 22:30, 18 April 2015
Source: UFL Philippines

References[edit]

  1. ^ UFL Philippines/ (January 9, 2014). "Ceres-La Salle Clinches 2nd Division Title, Manila Jeepney Secures Promotion". ufl.ph/. UFL Philippines. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Karlo Sacamos (June 12, 2014). "Global does it again, clinches 2nd UFL title with still plenty to spare". spin.ph. Retrieved June 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Karl Decena (June 24, 2014). "Ceres, Manila Jeepney earn promotion to UFL's first division for next season". InterAksyon.com. TV5/ABC Development Corporation. Archived from the original on 2015-11-26. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Simon McMenemy, architect of Azkals' miracle run, to coach Loyola in the UFL". ph.sports.yahoo.com. ph.sports.yahoo.com. August 26, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Adam Reekie named new Kaya head coach". kayafc.com/. Kaya FC. August 31, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Kaya Futbol Club statement on Adam Reekie's resignation". Kaya Futbol Club. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Go wants Ceres-La Salle to play consistent football en route to title". tiebreakertimes.com/. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 

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