A.D. Isidro Metapán
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|Full name||Asociación Deportiva
Los Cementeros (The Cementers)
Los Jaguares (The Jaguars)
|Founded||1950 (as Isidro Menendez)|
|Ground||Estadio Jorge Calero Suárez,
Metapán, El Salvador
|Apertura 2016||Primera División 5th|
|Website||Club home page|
Asociación Deportiva Isidro Metapán, also known simply as Isidro Metapán, is a Salvadoran sports club based in Metapán, Santa Ana, El Salvador. 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 titles.
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. Since the formation of the Apertura/Clausura, Metapan has been the dominant club in El Salvador football with 10 titles and has won of the last titles. They have traditional local rivalries with FAS.
Since the beginning of the 2000–01 season, Metapan 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.
- 1 History
- 2 Sponsorship
- 3 Home stadiums
- 4 Honours
- 5 Performance in International competitions
- 6 Records and statistics
- 7 Current squad
- 8 Reserve Category Football
- 9 Personnel
- 10 List of notable players
- 11 List of coaches
- 12 References
- 13 External links
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.
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 . 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 16 December 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.
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.
Shirt sponsors and manufacturers
|2001–02||Milán||CESSA, Texaco, Coca Cola|
|2006||Milán||CESSA, Tigo, Hankook|
|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|
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
- Estadio Jorge Calero Suárez (2000–)
- Complejo Deportivo Metapán
- Primera División: 10
- (10) – : Clausura 2007, Apertura 2008, Clausura 2009, Clausura 2010, Apertura 2010, Apertura 2011, Apertura 2012, Apertura 2013, Clausura 2014, Apertura 2014
- Liga de Ascenso: 1
- (1) – : 2000–01
Performance in International competitions
- Copa Interclubes UNCAF: 1 appearance
- CONCACAF Champions League: 7 appearances
- Copa Mesoamericana: 1 appearance
Records and statistics
Squad changes for the Apertura 2016
Players with dual citizenship
Reserve Category Football
As of Apertura 2016:
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Current coaching staff
- As of Jan 2016.
|Assistant manager||William Osorio|
|Reserve Manager Sub-17||José Oswaldo Figueroa|
|Goalkeeper coach||Enllelbert González|
|Physical Trainer||René Ramírez|
|Owner||Asociación Deportiva Isidro Metapán|
|Vice President||Rafael Morataya|
|Administrative Manager||Fredy Vega|
List of notable players numbers of honour
15 – 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.
18 – 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 – 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
|Erick Dowson Prado||DF||2002||2011|
List of coaches
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 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 4. Jorge 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
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- "Metapán Campeón del torneo Apertura 2012, vence en penales a Alianza". elsalvadornoticias. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
- "Isidro Metapán vence al FAS y se corona campeón salvadoreño". Univision. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
- "El Metapán, campeón del Clausura 2014". El Grafico. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
- "Isidro Metapán se impone al Águila y se consagra campeón en El Salvador". Futbol Univision. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
- "Quieren retirar dos camisas". Elsalvador.com. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
- "Quieren retirar dos camisas". Elsalvador.com. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
- Official Website
- Municipal news of Metapán
- http://www.geocities.com/maradona1o/ (Archived 2009-10-24)