A.D. Isidro Metapán

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Isidro Metapán
Full nameAsociación Deportiva
Isidro Metapán
Nickname(s)Los Caleros
Los Cementeros (The Cementers)
Los Jaguares (The Jaguars)
Founded1950 (as Isidro Menéndez)
GroundEstadio Jorge Calero Suárez,
Metapán, El Salvador
ChairmanRafael Morataya
ManagerVíctor Coreas
LeaguePrimera División
Apertura 20185th

Asociación Deportiva Isidro Metapán, also known simply as Isidro Metapán, is a Salvadoran sports club based in Metapán, Santa Ana, El Salvador.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][excessive citations]

It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Primera División, the top tier of the El Salvador football league system, and is one of the most successful club in El Salvador football history, having won 10 national titles.[10]

Isidro Metapán was founded in 2000, after the merger of Isidro Menéndez and Metapán FC. The club had its period of greatest success in the 2000s.[11][12]

Since the formation of the Apertura/Clausura, A.D. Isidro Metapán has been the dominant club in El Salvador football, winning ten championships. Their traditional local rivals are FAS.

Since the beginning of the 2000–01 season, A.D. Isidro Metapán has played its home games at the Estadio Jorge Calero Suárez. The team colours are blue, red and white, and the team crest shows the white and blue and the Jaguar. The club has other departments in basketball, and others.


Present history[edit]

In 2000, Metapán FC and Isidro Menéndez, two Second Division strugglers, chose to merge. In 2001, the newly born club won promotion to the Primera División with a 3–2 playoff win over Jocoro FC.

The club quickly consolidated their position as a mid-table side, and starting in Apertura 2004 began making title pushes. They qualified for the playoffs for the first time that year by defeating Luis Ángel Firpo in a fourth place playoff. In Apertura 2005, they finished the regular atop the table, defeated Once Municipal in the semi-finals, and only fell short of their first title after a 2–0 extra time loss to Vista Hermosa.

In Clausura 2007, the club finally bettered that result, taking home their first ever championship with a 1–0 extra time win over Luis Ángel Firpo. That qualified the team for the CONCACAF Champions League for the very first time, although they did not get past the preliminary rounds.

Over the next several years, Isidro Metapán began to surpass the traditional powers of Salvadoran football (FAS, Firpo, Alianza, and Águila). They won their second title in a penalty shootout over Chalatenango in Apertura 2008, then defended their crown in Clausura 2009 with a 1–0 win over Luis Ángel Firpo. Alexander Amaya scored that winner in the 58th minute.

After a near miss in the Apertura 2009, Isidro returned to the top for the third time in four seasons by winning the championship of Clausura 2010. Léster Blanco and Paolo Suárez each scored in a 3–2 win over Águila. In each season from 2007–2010, the club had won the title at least once. They would win it for a fourth time in five in Apertura 2010, beating Alianza 4–3 in a penalty shootout.

2011–2012 was the most successful season in club history. It started in the summer, in the CONCACAF Champions League. Metapan qualified for the group stages, and a 2–0 win over Mexican team Santos Laguna allowed them to qualify out of the groups into the quarterfinals for the first time. Although UNAM Pumas eliminated them at that stage, it had still been a very successful run.

Meanwhile, domestically, Metapán won a sixth title in eight years with a 1–0 victory over Once Municipal the lone goal coming from Paolo Suárez in the 51st minute.[13]

They narrowly missed a repeat that spring in the Clausura, losing 2–1 to Áquila in the championship match. However, they recovered to win a seventh championship in nine years, defeating Alianza in extra time to win the Apertura 2012. For a moment it looked like the hero would be Metapán's top goal scorer Nicolás Muñoz, who scored from a free kick in extra time.[14] However Sean Fraser of Alianza equalized with a header, forcing the match into penalties. After a dramatic shootout, Isidro Metapán won 6–5.[15]

They won their 8th title in Apertura 2013, beating FAS 1–0 on a goal from Andrés Flores in the 85th minute.[16]

On 25 May 2014 Isidro Metapán won the Primera División title for the ninth time in the club history, defeating Dragón on penalties 6–5.[17]

  1. 10 came in Apertura 2014, as Metapán defeated Águila in penalties 3–2. Once again, Nicolás Muñoz played an important role in taking the match to penalties with an extra time goal.[18]


Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Season Kit Manufacturer Sponsors
2000 Milán CESSA
2001–02 Milán CESSA, Texaco, Coca-Cola
2003–04 Milán CESSA
2005 Milán CESSA
2006 Milán CESSA, Tigo, Hankook
2007 Milán Tigo, Dunlop
2008 Milán Tigo, Arroz San Pedro, Salazar
2009 Milán Bimbo, Tigo, Salazar, MK Medicementos
2010 Milán Bimbo, Tigo, Cartan Global
2011–13 Milán Bimbo, Holcim, Arroz San Pedro
2014–2015 Milán Bimbo, Holcim, Arroz San Pedro, Don Chilo
2016–2017 Milán Gumarsal, Concentrados, AgroAmigo, Arroz San Pedro, Don Chilo, SalzarRomeo.com, Industrias La Constancia
2017– Milán Arroz San Pedro,Gumarsal

Home stadiums[edit]

The team currently plays in the Estadio Jorge Calero Suárez. The stadium is located in Metapán, Santa Ana. A new stadium is currently being built and is expected to be finished in the year 2015 or 2016


Performance in International competitions[edit]

Best: First Round 2007
2007: First Round
Best: Quarter-final 2011–12
2008–09: Preliminary Round
2009–10: Group stage
2010–11: Preliminary Round
2011–12: Quarter-final
2012–13: Group stage
2013–14: Group stage
2014–15: Group stage
2015–16: Group stage
Best: Runner-up 2011
2011: Runner-up

Records and statistics[edit]

for details List of A.D. Isidro Metapan records and statistics

Metapan have won 10 domestic trophies, including the league ten times. From 2009 to 2011, the club won five successive league titles, equalling the all-time record.

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 El Salvador GK Oscar Pleitéz
2 El Salvador DF Milton Molina (captain)
3 El Salvador DF César Monterrosa
4 Colombia DF Jhony Rios
5 El Salvador DF Moisés Mejía
6 Uruguay MF Paolo Suárez
7 El Salvador FW Marvin Márquez
8 El Salvador MF Iván Suazo
9 Trinidad and Tobago FW Jomal Williams
10 Colombia FW Arbey Mosquera
11 El Salvador FW José Díaz
12 El Salvador MF Jaime Ortíz
14 El Salvador FW Marcos Rodríguez
15 Colombia MF Yeison Murillo
No. Position Player
16 El Salvador MF Cristian Renderos
17 El Salvador FW Gerardo Guirola
19 El Salvador FW Rudy Valencia
21 El Salvador FW Marvin Figueroa
22 Colombia FW Heiner Caicedo
23 El Salvador MF Cristian Cisneros
24 El Salvador GK Geovanni Anaya
25 El Salvador GK Luis Contreras
26 El Salvador DF Marvin Molina
27 El Salvador FW Carlos García
28 El Salvador MF Geovany Molina
30 El Salvador DF Julio Cerritos
34 Brazil FW Lucas Dos Santos
39 Panama FW Anel Canales

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
El Salvador FW TBD (at TBD for the 2018–19 season)
El Salvador MF TBD (at TBD for the 2018–19 season)
No. Position Player
El Salvador MF TBD (at TBD for the 2018–19 season)
El Salvador DF TBD (at TBD for the 2018–19 season)


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

No. Position Player
Colombia FW Arbey Mosquera (From TBA)
El Salvador FW Rudy Valencia (From Municipal Limeño)
No. Position Player
Colombia DF Yeison Murillo (Atlético Vega Real)
Panama FW Anel Canales (TBA)


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

No. Position Player
El Salvador MF Fabricio Alfaro (To El Vencedor)
No. Position Player
El Salvador FW Job Dedinho Dos Santos (To TBA)

Players with dual citizenship[edit]

Reserve squad[edit]

As of 2018: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
31 El Salvador Jorge Cisneros
32 El Salvador Walter Lemus
33 El Salvador José Murcia
34 El Salvador Denis Monterroza
35 El Salvador Vladimír Ochoa
36 El Salvador Dennis Martínez
38 El Salvador Edgardo Olivares
39 El Salvador Félix Mazariego
40 El Salvador Brayan Ortega
42 El Salvador Raúl Orellana
No. Position Player
44 El Salvador Fredi Mazariego
45 El Salvador Kevin Landaverde
48 El Salvador José Lemus
49 El Salvador Walter Molina
50 El Salvador Walter López Girón
51 El Salvador Néstor Alfaro
52 El Salvador Kevin Vidal Galdámez
54 El Salvador Jorge Aguilar
56 El Salvador Luis Santos
60 El Salvador Roberto Carlos Reyes

Current coaching staff[edit]

As of Dec 2018.
Position Name
Manager El Salvador Víctor Coreas
Assistant manager El Salvador Alberto Grande
Reserve manager El Salvador Héctor Mejía
Under 17 Manager El Salvador Jose Oswaldo Figueroa
Goalkeeper coach El Salvador Julio Hernandez
Physical Trainer El Salvador Rene Ramirez
Female manager and under 17 El Salvador Edelio Ramirez
Utility El Salvador William Martinez and Jonathan Avelar
Kinesiologo El Salvador Roberto Antonio Bayona


Position Name
Owner El Salvador Asociación Deportiva Isidro Metapán
President El Salvador Rafael Morataya
Vice President
Administrative Manager El Salvador Fredy Vega
Representative of the Isidro Metapan club El Salvador Roberto Campos

List of notable players numbers of honour[edit]

15El Salvador Retired in 2011 in recognition of goalkeeper Álvaro Misael Alfaro. Alfaro was a major player for Metapán who suffered a neck injury which forced him to retire from the game. In 2011, the number was brought out of retirement and given to back-up goalkeeper.[20]

18El Salvador Retired in 2011 in recognition of midfielder Nelson Rivera. Rivera was shot in the head and died after unknown gunmen attacked the car he was traveling in. The number was brought out of retirement in 2012.[20]

20El Salvador Retired in 2015 in recognition of midfielder Héctor Mejía. Mejía was a long serving and major player for Metapán, he participated in all 10 of Metapán title victories. He retired as Metapán most decorated and most capped player in their history.

List of notable players[edit]

Notable players[edit]

One-club men[edit]

Name Nationality Position Metapan
Last Match
Enllelbert González El Salvador GK 1997 2011
Milton Molina El Salvador DF 2008 TBD
Edwin Portillo El Salvador DF 1979 1990
Erick Dowson Prado El Salvador DF 2002 2011
Héctor Mejía El Salvador MF 2000 2015
Oscar Pleitez El Salvador MF 2014 TBD

List of coaches[edit]

Isidro Metapán has had 11 permanent managers since the club was formed after the merger of Metapán FC and Isidro Menéndez FC. Edwin Portillo holds the record for most championships won with the club with 7, longest-serving manager in terms of time consecutively of time with 8 years between 2006 and 2013, and most tenures as coach of Metapán with 6. Jorge Rodríguez the manager holds the record with most consecutive titles with three. This list also includes the coaches who coached CESSA/Metapán FC and Isidro Menéndez


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