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Platense
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Full namePlatense Football Club Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable
Nickname(s)Tiburón
Los Escualos
Los Selacios Los tiburones del platense
Founded4 July 1960; 59 years ago (1960-07-04)
GroundEstadio Excelsior,
Puerto Cortés, Honduras
Capacity12,000
OwnerPlantense
ChairmanAllan Ramos
ManagerCarlos Martinez
LeagueLiga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras
2017-2018Clausura6th

Platense Football Club S.A. de C.V. or simply Platense is a Honduran football club, located in Puerto Cortés, Cortés.

The club was founded on 4 July 1960[1] and in 1965 became the first champions of the Honduran National Football League. Their home venue is the Estadio Excelsior.

History[edit]

Officially Platense Sport Club was founded on July 4, 1960, in the neighborhood of Campo Rojo, Puerto Cortés. The initial founders were Roger Riera, Roberto Mejía, Roosevelt Garbut, and Rene Paiz. They were later joined by Manuel Flores, Héctor Sánchez, Rolando Méndez, Samuel Williams, Rudolph Williams, Ricardo Fúnez, Julio Linares, Óscar Pineda, Raúl Betancourt, Francisco Maldonado, Humberto Dole, Rolando Zavala and Reginaldo Guevara.[2]

The founders looked to emulate a successful international club, and ultimately settled on Platense, inspired by Platense of Argentina. In its early years, the club was supported by the Tela Railroad Company. When amateurism was still in effect, Tela provided jobs and a salary for club athletes, and helped Platense establish itself on a solid financial footing.

After the Honduran National Soccer League was founded in 1964; Club Deportivo Platense became one of its 10 original members. They would also become its first champions, winning the league 27–26 over Olimpia.

The key players on that team were: Gilberto Zavala, Tomas Maximo, Ricardo 'Cañon' Fúnez, Felix 'Mantequilla' Guerra, Raúl Betancourt, Santos 'Kubala' Díaz, Miguel 'El Chino' Hernandez, 'Pichingo' Croasdaile, Francisco Brocatto, Carlos "Care" Alvarado, "Chita" Arzú, León Victor "Escalera" Jallú, among others.

Having won the very first title, however, Platense had to wait another thirty-six years for its second. They were close twice, finishing runners-up in 1996–97 and Apertura 2000. However, it wasn't until Clausura 2001 that Platense returned to glory.

Their opponents, Olimpia, were the most dominant and successful team in Honduras. The first leg of the tie was in Puerto Cortés and finished with a victory for the 'Tiburón' by the score of 1–0. The Argentine Marcelo Verón scored the winning goal. The return game was won by Club Olimpia by the same score. This forced the teams to go to over-time. The champion would be the team that scored the first goal (Golden goal). It was Platense's Rony Morales who proved the hero, scoring the goal that gave Platense its first title in a generation.[3]

Platense reached two more semi-finals, but their form soon declined. In June 2012, they were relegated and were only able to stay in the top flight by virtue of a merger with CD Necaxa.[4]

Achievements[edit]

Winners (2): 1965–66, 2000–01 C
Runners-up (4): 1996–97, 2000–01 A, 2002–03 A, 2016–17 A
Winners (3): 1996, 1997, 2018
Runners-up (1): 2015
Runners-up (2): 1997, 1999
Winners (1): 1982
Runners-up (1): 1964
Winners (2): 1962, 1964

League and Playoffs Performance[edit]

(1994–present)[1]

Season Position GP W D L GF GA PTS Play-offs Pl. W D L GS GA PTS
1994–95 8th
27
5
10
12
18
28
25
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1995–96 4th
27
10
7
10
29
31
37
First Round
2
1
0
1
2
3
3
1996–97
3rd
27
13
8
6
28
20
34
Runners-up
8
4
2
2
13
10
14
1997–98 Apertura
1st
20
12
2
6
42
26
38
Semi-finals
4
0
3
1
3
5
3
1997–98 Clausura
3rd
20
8
8
4
36
30
32
Semi-finals
4
0
3
1
5
6
3
1998–99 6th
18
7
4
7
23
31
25
First Round
2
0
1
1
0
3
1
1999-00 Apertura 5th
18
6
7
5
24
24
25
First Round
2
0
2
0
2
2
2
1999-00 Clausura
2nd
18
10
4
4
39
21
34
First Round
2
0
1
1
1
2
1
2000–01 Apertura
3rd
18
7
7
4
30
21
28
Runners-up
6
1
3
2
6
6
6
2000–01 Clausura
2nd
18
11
4
3
26
13
37
Champions
6
3
2
1
9
6
11
2001–02 Apertura
2nd
18
7
6
5
16
14
27
Semi-finals
2
0
1
1
2
3
1
2001–02 Clausura
3rd
18
9
4
5
35
25
28
Semi-finals
2
0
1
1
1
2
1
2002–03 Apertura
1st
18
12
5
1
42
14
41
Runners-up
4
1
1
2
4
4
4
2002–03 Clausura 6th
18
4
8
6
18
20
20
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2003–04 Apertura 6th
18
5
7
6
20
23
22
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2003–04 Clausura 6th
16
6
2
8
18
22
20
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2004–05 Apertura 6th
18
6
3
9
21
28
21
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2004–05 Clausura 6th
17
5
6
6
23
19
21
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2005–06 Apertura 4th
18
8
3
7
28
34
27
Semi-finals
2
1
0
1
1
2
3
2005–06 Clausura 7th
18
5
7
6
19
21
22
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2006–07 Apertura 5th
18
7
8
3
32
29
29
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2006–07 Clausura 6th
17
7
2
8
17
22
23
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2007–08 Apertura 9th
18
3
6
9
17
28
15
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2007–08 Clausura 8th
18
5
5
8
18
24
20
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2008–09 Apertura 7th
18
6
5
7
22
26
23
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2008–09 Clausura 9th
17
4
6
7
20
26
18
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2009–10 Apertura 6th
18
6
6
6
23
25
24
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2009–10 Clausura 4th
18
7
7
4
23
19
28
Semi-finals
2
0
2
0
2
2
2
2010–11 Apertura 5th
18
8
2
8
20
22
26
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2010–11 Clausura 9th
18
4
5
9
21
29
17
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2011–12 Apertura 8th
18
6
3
9
14
23
21
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2011–12 Clausura 10th
18
1
8
9
14
32
11
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2012–13 Apertura 8th
18
4
8
6
15
22
20
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2012–13 Clausura 5th
18
7
3
8
21
24
24
Semi-finals
4
1
3
0
4
2
6

All-Time Table[edit]

(From 1965 to 1966 to 2007–08)

Seasons Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
42 1637 1269 394 455 420 1409 1415 -6

36 Game Average[edit]

Points Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
46 11 13 12 41 40 +1

International competition[edit]

CONCACAF Champions' Cup[edit]

First Round v. Guatemala Aurora – 4:3, 0:1 (Aurora advance on away goals rule)
First Round v. Guatemala Aurora – 2:1
First Round v. Guatemala Aurora – 2:1
First Round v. Belize Real Verdes – 0:0
First Round v. Belize Real Verdes – 6:0
First Round v. El Salvador Luis Ángel Firpo – 0:1
Second Round v. Costa Rica Saprissa – 1:3
Second Round v. Guatemala Comunicaciones – 3:1
Second Round v. Costa Rica Saprissa – 0:0
Second Round v. Guatemala Comunicaciones – 1:2

CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup[edit]

  • 1997 CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup
First Round v. Belize Juventus – 0:1, 4:1 (Platense advance 4:2 on aggregate)
Second Round v. Curaçao CRKSV Jong Colombia – 3:1, 7:0 (Platense advance 10:1 on aggregate)
Final Round v. Honduras Olimpia – 3:3
Final Round v. Guatemala Municipal – 0:0

Current squad[edit]

Updated on 27 January 2019.[5] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
26 Honduras FW Ariel Orestes Johnson Castellón
5 Honduras DF Brayan Figueroa
7 Honduras MF Édgar Álvarez
8 Honduras DF Joshua Nieto
10 Honduras MF Julio César de León
12 Honduras FW Jeancarlo Vargas
20 Honduras FW Óscar Medina
21 Honduras MF Elder Ramos
22 Honduras MF Alexander Aguilar
24 Trinidad and Tobago MF Rundell Winchester
29 Honduras DF Jeffri Flores
30 Honduras DF Grodbin Benítez
32 Honduras MF Ilce Barahona
33 Honduras MF Kervin Arriaga
40 Honduras GK Denis Garcia
Honduras GK Ricardo Castillo
Honduras GK Kevin Hernández
Honduras GK Rafael Zúñiga
No. Position Player
Honduras DF Marco Martínez
Honduras DF Cristian Padilla
Colombia DF Melvin Vásquez
Honduras DF Emerson Lalin
Honduras MF Julio de León
Honduras MF Aldo Fajardo
Honduras MF Kelvin Matute
Honduras MF Rudy Meléndez
Honduras MF Cesar Oseguera
Honduras MF Elvis Scott
Trinidad and Tobago MF Klein Eden
Honduras MF Wilmer Fuentes
Honduras MF Robbie Matute
Honduras MF David Mendoza
Honduras MF Gerson Rodas
Honduras FW Pedro Mencía
Honduras FW Diego Reyes
Honduras FW David Mendoza

Coaches[edit]

▪🇭🇳 Carlos Martinez ( Feb 2018)

All time top goal scorers[edit]

[16]

# Player Goals
1 Honduras Juan Manuel Cárcamo 65
2 Honduras Francisco Ramírez 54
3 Honduras Raúl Centeno Gamboa 53
4 Honduras Eduardo Laing 45
5 Colombia Oscar Piedrahita 33
6 Brazil Marcelo Ferreira 28
7 Honduras Carlos "Care" Alvarado 27
8 Honduras Dennis Caballero 26
9 Honduras Luis Alonso Perdomo 25
10 Argentina Marcelo Verón 23

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juventud y esperanza" (in Spanish). Diario La Prensa. 2007-08-10. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-11.
  2. ^ 53 años cumplió el “Tiburón” – La Tribuna (in Spanish)
  3. ^ A 12 años del segundo título “escualo” – La Tribuna (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Oficial la fusión Platense-Necaxa Archived 2012-06-15 at the Wayback Machine – La Tribuna (in Spanish)
  5. ^ [https://us.soccerway.com/teams/honduras/cd-platense/7309/ CD Platense
  6. ^ Argentino Alfaro reemplazará a su compatriota Romero en Platense de Honduras – Terra (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Nahum Espinoza firmaría nuevo contrato con Platense Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine – La Tribuna (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Rubén Guifarro toma las riendas del Platense Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Vargas firmó con Platense Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine – La Tribuna (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Jairo Ríos, nuevo técnico del Platense – Diez (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Carlos de Toro, nuevo técnico de Platense Archived 2013-10-02 at the Wayback Machine – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Roque Alfaro, nuevo técnico del Platense Archived 2013-10-02 at the Wayback Machine – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Argentinos de Platense se van porque les dicen “paquetes” Archived 2012-02-11 at the Wayback Machine – La Tribuna (in Spanish)
  14. ^ Hernán García ya no es técnico de Platense – Diez (in Spanish)
  15. ^ Germando Adinolfi, nuevo entrenador del Platense – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  16. ^ Desafíe a Ismael Archived 2013-10-20 at the Wayback Machine – La Prensa (in Spanish)

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