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 2000(as Isidro Menendez)
Ground Estadio Jorge Calero Suárez,
Metapán, El Salvador
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman El Salvador Wilfredo Guerra
Manager El Salvador Jorge Humberto Rodríguez
League Primera División
Apertura 2014 Primera Division, Champions, 1st
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.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

The team's history goes back to calero in the 1950s. They were founded by Adan 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 San Salvadorian 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 Division cup final. Metapán's top goal scorer Nicolas Munoz 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 Division.[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 Andres Flores in the 85th minute.[3]

On May 25, 2014 Isidro Metapán won the Primera División title for the ninth time in the club history, defeating Dragón on penalties 6–5.[4]

On 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 Nicolas Munoz for Metapán and Gilberto Baires for Águila.[5]

Sponsorship[edit]

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, Dona Banca, Dunlop[disambiguation needed]
2008 Milán Tigo, Arroz San Pedro, Salazar
2009 Milán Bimbo, Tigo, Salazar, MK Medicementos
2010 Milán Bimbo, Tigo, SA, 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

Honours[edit]

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[edit]

As of Clausura 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 Fran Álvarez
4 El Salvador DF Christian Sánchez
5 El Salvador DF Wil Barrios
6 El Salvador MF Delin Romero
8 El Salvador Nelson Gonzales
9 El Salvador Tony Rugamas
10 El Salvador Paolo Suarez
11 El Salvador Otonel Salinas
12 El Salvador MF Julio Cerritos
14 El Salvador FW Ricardo Ulloa
15 El Salvador FW Max Guevara
16 El Salvador MF Jose Ramos
18 El Salvador DF Juan Perez
No. Position Player
El Salvador MF Julio Carbonero
El Salvador FW Odir Flores
Jamaica FW Ovando Parkes
United States FW David Lopez
20 El Salvador MF Héctor Mejía Capitán.
21 El Salvador MF Jonathan Barrios
25 El Salvador GK Óscar Pleitez
26 El Salvador MF Raúl Quijada
27 El Salvador MF Eduardo López
30 El Salvador FW Aurelio Vásquez
33 El Salvador MF Diego Peraza
35 El Salvador MF Armando Castellón
54 El Salvador MF Narciso Orellana
61 El Salvador DF Cristian Cisneros
62 El Salvador DF Samu Maldonado
63 El Salvador FW Jaime Ortiz
65 El Salvador MF Juan Barrientos

Squad changes for the Apertura 2015[edit]

In:

Out:

Players with dual citizenship[edit]

Numbers of honour[edit]

15El Salvador retired in 2011 in recognition of goalkeeper Alvaro 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.[6]

18El Salvador retired in 2011 in recognition of midfielder Nelson Rivera. R 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.[7]

Notable players[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Name
Owner El Salvador
President El Salvador Wilfredo Guerra
Vice President El Salvador
TBD El Salvador
TBD El Salvador
TBD El Salvador
TBD El Salvador

Current coaching staff[edit]

As of June 2015.
Position Name
Manager El Salvador Jorge Humberto Rodríguez
Assistant manager El Salvador William Osorio
Goalkeeper coach El Salvador Adolfo Menéndez
Physical Trainer El Salvador René Ramírez
Doctor El Salvador Rony Alberto Castro Lopez
Physiotherapy El Salvador Roxana Beatriz Ramirez Galdamez
Utlity El Salvador William Alexander Martinez Arita
Kinesiologo El Salvador Roberto Antonio Bayona

List of notable players[edit]

One-club men[edit]

Name Nationality Position Metapan
Debut
Metapan
Last Match
Marvin Monterrosa El Salvador FW 2010 TBD
Enllelbert Gonzalez El Salvador GK 1997 2011
Omar Mejia El Salvador MF 2000 TBD
Milton Molina El Salvador DF 2008 TBD
Edwin Portillo El Salvador DF 1979 1990
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 Melendez 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 Rodriguez 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 Melendez

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Quieren retirar dos camisas". Elsalvador.com. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "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
C.D. FAS