A.D. Isidro Metapán

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Isidro Metapán
AD Isidro Metapan.svg
Full name Asociación Deportiva
Isidro Metapán
Nickname(s) Los Caleros
Los Cementeros (The Cementers)
Los Jaguares (The Jaguars)
Founded 1950(as Isidro Menendez)
Ground Estadio Jorge Calero Suárez,
Metapán, El Salvador
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Wilfredo Guerra
Manager Jorge Humberto Rodríguez
League Primera División
Apertura 2015 Primera División 4th
Website Club home page

Asociación Deportiva Isidro Metapán, also known simply as Isidro Metapán, is a Salvadoran football club based in Metapán, El Salvador. The club currently plays in the Primera División, which is the top tier football league in the country. Isidro Metapán recently has emerged as one of the top clubs of El Salvador, having won a total of ten first division titles in the last fifteen seasons.


Early history[edit]

The team's history goes back to the 1950s. They were founded by Adán Heredia Martínez and Professor José Castro under the name of Club Deportivo Isidro Menéndez. In 1986, the team, now named CESSA, were promoted to First Division. Before the start of the competition, a general meeting of partners and organisations, decided to change the club name from CESSA to Metapán FC and changed their kit colors to yellow shirt, blue shorts and white short Their first two seasons in the First Division saw them finished in eighth place. For the 1988 season they finished in seventh place. After the 1991–92 season the club was relegated to the Segunda División after losing the race against Cojutepeque.

Present history[edit]

The owners decided to change name and remodel to Metapán FC and through a partnership with Isidro Menéndez were reformed to Asociación Deportiva Isidro Metapán [1]. The club returned to the Primera División in 2001, after defeating Jocoro FC 3–2 in the final promotion. Since being promoted they have achieved great consistency, playing in seven finals, winning six and only losing one. In their first ever final for the Apertura 2005, they lost to Vista Hermosa 2–0. AD Isidro Metapán's greatest moment in their history came in the Clausura 2007 when they defeated Luis Ángel Firpo 1–0 in extra time to win their first title. Isidro Metapán qualified to their first CONCACAF Champions League in the 2008–09 edition. They however did not manage to get past the Preliminary Round and exited early from the competition. AD Isidro Metapán achieved its second title in the Apertura 2008 when they won a penalty shootout against Chalatenango 4–3 after a three all draw. On 24 May 2009, they won their third title in history against Luis Ángel Firpo in a 1–0 win with a goal from Alexander Amaya in the 58th minute. That one goal would be enough to give the club the victory as well as the title. With that title, Metapán crowned themselves champions for a second consecutive time, winning the previous tournament as well. The club qualified to the 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League, making their second appearance in this competition. Unfortunately, the club showed a poor performance, and were eliminated in the group stage. On 23 May 2010, they won their fourth title in history against Águila in a 3–2 win with goals from Léster Blanco and Paolo Suárez. That title made history for the club, enabling them to win the league at least once from 2007–10. Paolo Suárez is the best striker in the long history of the club.

On 19 December 2010, Metapán went on to win their fifth title in the club history thanks to a penalty shootout victory over Alianza 4–3 after both side couldn't score in both normal and extra time.

The club went on to have their most successful season reaching the quarter-final of the CONCACAF Champions League with impressive victory over Mexican team Santos Laguna (2–0) and UNAM Pumas (2–1), Honduran team Real España (2–1) and (3–2), and Puerto Rican team Puerto Rico Islanders (2–0). However in the quarter-final despite winning the first leg against UNAM Pumas at home they went on to lose the away leg (8–0) ending their journey in the competition.

On 8 December 2011 Metapán went on to win their sixth title in the club history after a 1–0 victory over Once Municipal the lone goal coming from Paolo Suárez in the 51st minute.[1]

On December 16, 2012 Isidro Metapán faced Alianza in the Apertura final, making it the second time these two teams face each other in the Primera División cup final. Metapán's top goal scorer Nicolás Muñoz scored a free-kick in extra time. However Sean Fraser from Alianza equalized the final with a header just three minutes later, making it 1–1. Going into penalties for their second time against Alianza in a cup final, Isidro Metapán Won 6–5. Winning their seventh historic cup win in the Primera División.[2]

Isidro Metapán on 15 December 2013 went on to win their eighth title in the history of the club after a 1–0 victory over FAS the lone goal coming from Andrés Flores in the 85th minute.[3]

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.[4]

In December 2014, Metapán won their 3rd straight title and their tenth overall title in the club history, defeating Águila in penalties 3–2. The game was tied 1–1 after extra time thanks to goals by Nicolás Muñoz for Metapán and Gilberto Baires for Águila.[5]


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– Milán Bimbo, Holcim, Arroz San Pedro, Don Chilo

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: TBD
Best: Runner-up 2011
2011: Runner-up

Records and statistics[edit]

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

Current squad[6][edit]

As of Apertura 2015:
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 Henry Hernández
2 El Salvador DF Milton Molina
3 El Salvador DF Francisco Álvarez
4 El Salvador MF Christian Sánchez
5 El Salvador DF William Barrios
6 El Salvador MF Narciso Orellana
7 El Salvador MF Marvin Monterrosa
8 El Salvador FW José Peña
9 El Salvador FW David Rugamas
11 Mexico FW David López
No. Position Player
14 El Salvador FW Ricardo Ulloa
16 El Salvador MF José Ramos
17 El Salvador MF Nelson González
21 El Salvador DF Jonathan Barrios
23 El Salvador MF Óscar Cerén
25 El Salvador GK Óscar Pleitéz
27 El Salvador DF Luis López
28 El Salvador DF Jaime Ortíz
29 El Salvador FW Cristian Cisneros
Colombia FW Mike Lopez

Squad changes for the Clausura 2016[edit]



Players with dual citizenship[edit]

  • Mexico United States El Salvador David López

Reserve Category Football[edit]

As of Clausura 2013/14:
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
49 El Salvador MF Rudy Clavel
No. Position Player
63 El Salvador FW Jaime Ortíz


Current coaching staff[edit]

As of Jan 2016.
Position Name
Manager El Salvador Jorge Rodríguez
Assistant manager El Salvador William Osorio
Reserve Manager Sub-17 El Salvador José Oswaldo Figueroa
Goalkeeper coach El Salvador Enllelbert González
Physical Trainer El Salvador René Ramírez
Doctor El Salvador Alberto Castro
Physiotherapy El Salvador Roxana Ramírez
Utlity El Salvador Alexander Martínez
Kinesiologo El Salvador Antonio Bayona


Position Name
Owner El Salvador Asociación Deportiva Isidro Metapán
President El Salvador Wilfredo Guerra
Vice President El Salvador Rafael Morataya
Administrative Manager El Salvador Fredy Vega

Notable players[edit]

List of notable players numbers of honour[edit]

15 – El 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.[7]

18 – El 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.[8]

20 – El 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]

One-club men[edit]

Name Nationality Position Metapan
Last Match
Marvin Monterrosa El Salvador MF 2010 TBD
Enllelbert González El Salvador GK 1997 2011
Héctor Mejía El Salvador MF 2000 2015
Milton Molina El Salvador DF 2008 TBD
Edwin Portillo El Salvador DF 1979 1990
Erick Dowson Prado El Salvador DF 2002 2011

List of coaches[edit]

Isidro Metapán has had 8 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 withe 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 4. Jorge Humberto Rodríguez the current manager holds the record with most consecutive titles with three. This list also includes the coaches who coached CESSA/Metapán FC and Isidro Menéndez


  1. ^ "1–0. Metapán, campeón del Apertura salvadoreño al vencer al Once Municipal". deportes.terra. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Metapán Campeón del torneo Apertura 2012, vence en penales a Alianza". elsalvadornoticias. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Isidro Metapán vence al FAS y se corona campeón salvadoreño". Univision. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "El Metapán, campeón del Clausura 2014". El Grafico. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Isidro Metapán se impone al Águila y se consagra campeón en El Salvador". Futbol Univision. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  6. ^ https://www.facebook.com/elgraficocom/photos/a.204662972880472.58424.119536778059759/1227162503963842/?type=3&theater
  7. ^ "Quieren retirar dos camisas". Elsalvador.com. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Quieren retirar dos camisas". Elsalvador.com. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Apertura 2008

A.D. Isidro Metapán

Primera División de Fútbol Profesional
Clausura 2009 (Third title)
Succeeded by