2016–17 Liga Panameña de Fútbol season

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Liga Panameña de Fútbol
Season2016–17
ChampionsApertura: Árabe Unido (15th Title)
Clausura: Tauro (13th Title)
RelegatedAtlético Nacional
Champions LeagueTauro
CONCACAF LeagueÁrabe Unido
Plaza Amador
Chorrillo

The 2016–17 Liga Panameña de Fútbol season (also known as the Liga Cable Onda) also is the 27th season of top-flight football in Panama. The season began on 2016 and is scheduled to end in May 2017. Ten teams will complete throughout the entire season.

Teams[edit]

Atlético Chiriquí 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 Santa Gema.

Chepo suffered financial trouble and sold their spot to Atletico Veraguense.

Club Home city Stadium
Alianza Panama City Cancha de Entrenamiento Luis Tapia
Árabe Unido Colón Cancha de Entrenamiento Luis Tapia (in Panama City)
Atlético Nacional Panama City Estadio Agustín "Muquita" Sánchez
Atletico Veraguense Santiago de Veraguas Cancha de Entrenamiento Luis Tapia (in Panama City)
Chorrillo Panama City Estadio Javier Cruz
Plaza Amador Panama City Estadio Javier Cruz
San Francisco La Chorrera Estadio Agustín Sánchez
Santa Gema Arraiján Cancha del Mystic
Sporting San Miguelito San Miguelito Cancha de Entrenamiento Luis Tapia
Tauro Panama City Cancha de Entrenamiento Luis Tapia

2016 Apertura[edit]

Personnel and sponsoring (2016 Apertura)[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Alianza TBD Panama José Anthony Torres Lotto Balboa
Árabe Unido TBD Colombia Juan Sergio Guzmán Puma Pizza Hut
Atletico Nacional Panama José Chiari Adidas Nikos
Atletico Veraguense TBD Panama Marcos Pimentel GEMS EGS, NCO
Chorrillo Panama Jair Medina Lotto McDonald's, Cremoso
Plaza Amador TBD Colombia Jair Palacios Diadora Páguela Facil, Frosquito, Mercana
Santa Gema Panama Leopoldo Lee Mitre ShowPro
San Francisco Julio Quijano Panama Mike Stump Lotto KFC, Canon, Banco General
Sporting San Miguelito TBD Colombia Juan Pablo Lopera Joma Kenwood, Hyundai
Tauro TBD Panama Rolando Palma Patrick Publica Amarias, Dominos, Estrella Azul, Argos, Capital Bank

Managerial changes[edit]

During the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Atletico Veraguense Panama Marcos Pimentel Mutual agreement August 2016 Colombia Andrés Felipe Domínguez August 2016 th (Apertura 2016)
Chorrillo Panama Jair Medina Sacked September 2016 Colombia Óscar Upegui September 2016 th (Apertura 2016)
Sporting San Miguelito Colombia Juan Pablo Lopera Sacked October 2016 Panama José Alfredo Poyatos October 2016 th (Apertura 2016)

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Tauro 18 11 5 2 30 9 +21 38 Qualified to the Final Round
2 Plaza Amador 18 9 9 0 21 8 +13 36
3 Chorrillo 18 10 3 5 20 14 +6 33
4 Árabe Unido 18 8 5 5 26 17 +9 29
5 Santa Gema 18 6 5 7 15 13 +2 23
6 San Francisco 18 7 4 7 15 17 −2 25
7 Alianza 18 7 1 10 18 25 −7 22
8 Sporting San Miguelito 18 3 5 10 12 23 −11 14
9 Atletico Veraguense 18 3 5 10 7 23 −16 14
10 Atlético Nacional 18 2 4 12 11 26 −15 10
Updated to match(es) played on 13 November 2016. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ALI ATL DÁU ATV CHO PA SAN SF SSM TAU
Alianza 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–2
Atlético Nacional 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–2
Árabe Unido 3–1 0–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–2 2–0 2–1
Atletico Veraguense 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–2
Chorrillo 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–0
Plaza Amador 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1
Santa Gema 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 4–2 0–0
San Francisco 0–1 1–0 1–3 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–3
Sporting San Miguelito 1–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–2
Tauro 3–2 4–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 13 November 2016. Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stage[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                     
1 Tauro 0 0 3  
4 Árabe Unido 3 2 5  
    4 Árabe Unido 2
  2 Plaza Amador 0
2 Plaza Amador 0 1 1
3 Chorrillo 0 0 0  

Semifinals[edit]

First legs
Árabe Unido3 – 0Tauro
F. Caesar Goal 33'
E. Small Goal 44'
J. González Goal 90+1'
Referee: Ameth Sánchez

Chorrillo0 – 0Plaza Amador
Referee: John Pitty
Second legs
Tauro3 – 2Árabe Unido
J. Muñoz Goal 1'
E. Aguilar Goal 5'35' (pen)
A. Macea Goal 47'
E. Small Goal 54'
Referee: Victor Rios

Arabe Unido won 5–3 on aggregate.


Plaza Amador1 – 0Chorrillo
F. Piedrahita Goal 77'
Referee: Jafeth Perea

Plaza Amador won 1–0 on aggregate.

Finals[edit]

Grand Final
Plaza Amador0 – 2Árabe Unido
A. Macea Goal 45'
E. Small Goal 69'
Referee: Ameth Sánchez


 Apertura 2016 Champions 
Arabe Unido
15th title

2017 Clausura[edit]

Personnel and sponsoring (2017 Clausura)[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Alianza Mexico Rubén Cárdenas Mexico Ángel Monares Lotto Balboa
Árabe Unido Colombia Pedro Gordon Colombia Juan Sergio Guzmán Puma Pizza Hut
Atletico Nacional Colombia Eduardo Serracin Colombia Daniel Valencia Lotto Subway
Atletico Veraguense Colombia Rafael Sanjur Panama Jorge Santos GEMS EGS, NCO
Chorrillo Colombia Manuel E. Arias Panama Mike Stump Lotto McDonald's, Cremoso
Plaza Amador Panama Gian Castillero Colombia Jair Palacios Diadora Páguela Facil, Frosquito, Mercana
Santa Gema Costa Rica Leopoldo Lee Mitre ShowPro
San Francisco Colombia Jose Luis Dejuane Colombia Andrés Dominguez Lotto KFC, Canon, Banco General
Sporting San Miguelito Colombia Lucas Aleman Panama Mario Anthony Torres Joma Kenwood, Hyundai
Tauro Colombia Robert Zauner Colombia Rolando Palma Patrick Publicar Páginas Amarillas

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Plaza Amador 18 12 4 2 26 10 +16 40 Qualified to the Final Round
2 Tauro 18 8 7 3 25 16 +9 31
3 Atletico Veraguense 18 7 7 4 23 14 +9 28
4 Árabe Unido 18 8 4 6 25 20 +5 28
5 San Francisco 18 7 5 6 22 24 −2 26
6 Chorrillo 18 5 7 6 18 21 −3 22
7 Sporting San Miguelito 18 4 7 7 20 22 −2 19
8 Alianza 18 5 4 9 14 19 −5 19
9 Santa Gema 18 4 6 8 14 18 −4 18
10 Atlético Nacional 18 3 3 12 13 36 −23 12
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2017. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ALI ATL DÁU ATV CHO PA SAN SF SSM TAU
Alianza 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0
Atlético Nacional 2–0 0–2 0–6 0–1 0–4 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1
Árabe Unido 1–0 4–0 0–1 3–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–5
Atletico Veraguense 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–3 1–1
Chorrillo 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–3
Plaza Amador 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1
Santa Gema 2–2 3–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–2
San Francisco 2–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–2
Sporting San Miguelito 0–0 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 5–1 0–3
Tauro 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2017. Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stage[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                     
1 Plaza Amador 1 0 1  
4 Árabe Unido 1 1 2  
    4 Árabe Unido 0
  2 Tauro 1
2 Tauro 1 2 3
3 Atletico Veraguense 1 1 2  

Semifinals[edit]

First legs
Árabe Unido1 – 1Plaza Amador
E. Small Goal 81' R. Barsallo Goal 80'
Referee: Victor Rios

Atletico Veraguense1 – 1Tauro
H. Ward Goal 55' F. Baloy Goal 64'
Referee: Oliver Vergara
Second legs
Plaza Amador0 – 1Árabe Unido
E. Small Goal 78'
Referee: Jafeth Perea

Arabe Unido won 2–1 on aggregate.


Tauro2 – 1Atletico Veraguense
A. Polo Goal 19'
A. Corpas Goal 90+1'
C. Gallego Goal 81'
Referee: Ameth Sánchez

Tauro won 3–2 on aggregate.

Finals[edit]

Grand Final
Tauro1 – 0Árabe Unido
A. Polo Goal 90+1'
Referee: Victor Rios


 Clausura 2017 Champions 
Tauro
13th title

List of foreign players in the league[edit]

This is a list of foreign players for the 2016-2017. The following players:

  1. have played at least one game for the respective club.
  2. have not been capped for the Panama national football team on any level, independently from the birthplace

Orange x.svg (player released mid season)

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Plaza Amador 36 21 13 2 47 18 +29 76 2017 CONCACAF League
2 Tauro 36 19 12 5 55 25 +30 69 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
3 Árabe Unido 36 16 9 11 51 37 +14 57 2017 CONCACAF League
4 Chorrillo 36 15 10 11 38 35 +3 55 2017 CONCACAF League[a]
5 San Francisco 36 14 9 13 37 41 −4 51
6 Atletico Veraguense 36 10 12 14 30 37 −7 42
7 Santa Gema 36 10 11 15 29 31 −2 41
8 Alianza 36 12 5 19 32 44 −12 41
9 Sporting San Miguelito 36 7 12 17 32 45 −13 33
10 Atlético Nacional (R) 36 5 7 24 24 62 −38 22 Relegation to 2017–18 Liga de Ascenso
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Due to Guatemala's suspension from FIFA, its teams will not participate in the 2017-18 CONCACAF club competitions. Due to this, Panama gained an additional qualifier for the 2017 CONCACAF League.

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