Alacranes Del Norte

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Alacranes del Norte
Full name Alacranes del Norte Fútbol Clube
Founded July 2002 (as Nejapa F.C.)
Dissolved January 2011
Ground Estadio José Gregorio Martínez,
Chalatenango, El Salvador
Ground Capacity 15,000

Alacranes del Norte (formerly known as Nejapa Fútbol Club) was a football club based in Chalatenango, El Salvador.

The club last played in the Segunda División. In January 2011, it was announced that the Alacranes del Norte license had been removed by the Segunda División, following financial difficulties for the owner, Mynor Vargas and the failure of attempts to find a new ownership group.[1]

History[edit]

Nejapa Fútbol Club[edit]

Original Nejapa FC crest from 2002–09

Nejapa Fútbol Clube was formed on July 2002, thanks to collaboration with both the municipal council of Nejapa (without community collaboration) and the University of El Salvador (UES). When the equipment of the UES obtained a licence to play in the Second Division their representatives contacted René Canjura, mayor of Nejapa, to know if the town was interested in acquiring the space in the Third Division. In that month it concluded the process of inscription of the new equipment in the Third Division.

In 2004, Nejapa won promotion to the Second Division thanks to the help of both Colombian player Andrés Medina Aguirre and Manager Douglas Vidal Jiménez (former coach of ADET). In 2005/06 season Nejapa progressed all the way to the final but were then defeated by Nacional 1906.

In 2006, Carlos "El Cacho" Meléndez took the reins at Nejapa and started to sign both upcoming players and experienced ones, such as Mexican forward José Luis Osorio. In the play-off semi final they defeated Municipal Limeño to reach the final, which they played against Juventud Independiente. They won with a winning goal by Osorio and were allowed promotion to the Salvadoran Primera División for the first time.[2]

Relocation and renamed to Alacranes del Norte[edit]

In 2010, some of C.D. Chalatenango's former players created a new team and merged it with Nejapa to establish a new club. They decided to move it to the city of Chalatenango and renamed the club to Alacranes del Norte (Scorpions of the North) due to their new city's geographical location.[3] In January 2011 the club folded due to financial reasons.

Stadium[edit]

Nejapa Stadium

Under the Nejapa F.C. name, they played most of their home games at the Polideportivo Victoria Gasteiz in Nejapa, with occasions where the team would play in the Estadio Cuscatlán. Since late 2009, the Estadio José Gregorio Martínez in Chalatenango had served as their home stadium.

Sponsorship[edit]

Sponsors
  • Front Milan (Kit manufacturer)
  • Caja de Crédito de Quezaltepeque
  • Tigo
  • MK medicamentos
  • CANAL 12 de Televisión
  • Mides
2010
2008–2009
2002–2008
Kit Information

Nejapa F.C. wore the red and white striped jersey since their establishment until 2008. Then they upgraded their uniform to incorporate a yellow jersey, red shorts and yellow socks. In 2010, after the club relocated from Nejapa to Chalatenango, the club decided to change the team colours from the current yellow and red to purple.

Honours[edit]

Clausura 2007

League Season Performance[edit]

(Apertura 2007 – Clausura 2010)

Season League Position GP W D L GF GA PTS Playoffs Pl. W D L GS GA PTS
Apertura 2007 Segunda División 8th
18
5
7
6
31
34
22
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Clausura 2008 Primera División 8th
18
4
7
7
20
26
19
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Apertura 2008 Primera División 10th
18
2
5
10
16
32
11
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Clausura 2009 Primera División 4th
18
7
8
3
21
17
29
Semi-Finals
2
0
0
2
0
6
0
Apertura 2009 Primera División 9th
18
3
5
10
16
39
14
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Clausura 2010 Primera División 10th (Relegated)
18
0
5
13
12
37
5
Did Not Qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

Top scorers in the first division[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Name From To
El Salvador Douglas Vidal Jiménez 2004 2006
El Salvador Carlos Antonio Meléndez 2006 2007
El Salvador Mauricio Cienfuegos Jan 2008 Aug 2008
El Salvador Argentina Emiliano Pedrozo (caretaker) Aug 2008 Sep 2008
Uruguay Daniel Uberti Sep 2008 Dec 2009
El Salvador Nelson Mauricio Ancheta Jan 2009 May 2009
Uruguay Gustavo de Simone Aug 2009 Jan 2010
El Salvador Carlos Antonio Meléndez Jan 2010 Aug 2010
Uruguay Garavet Avedissian Aug 2010 Jan 2011
El Salvador Marcos Portillo Jan 2011 Jan 2011

Presidential history[edit]

  • El Salvador René Canjura (2004–09)
  • El Salvador Gerardo Tomasino (2009)
  • Costa Rica Mynor Vargas (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Desaparecen los Alacranes del Norte – Diario el Mundo (in Spanish)
  2. ^ El Salvador 2006/07 – RSSSF
  3. ^ Club Deportivo Chalatenango history Archived 2012-04-06 at the Wayback Machine. – Enchalate.com (in Spanish)

External links[edit]