Primera División de Fútbol Profesional Apertura 2003

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Primera División de Fútbol Profesional de El Salvador
Champions C.D. FAS (14 title)
Relegated None
Top goalscorer TBD (12)

The Salvadoran Primera División de Fútbol Profesional Apertura 2003 season (officially "Torneo Apertura 2003") started on August 2, 2003.

The season was composed of the following clubs:

 

Team Information[edit]

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Águila El Salvador Argentina Hugo Coria TBD TBD
Alianza El Salvador Colombia Henry Vanegas TBD TBD
Atletico Balboa El Salvador Noel Benítez Uruguay Armenia Garabet Avedissian TBD TBD
C.D. Arcense El Salvador TBD El Salvador Ricardo Guardado TBD TBD
Chalatenango El Salvador TBD El Salvador Luis Roberto Hernández TBD TBD
FAS El Salvador Reynaldo Valle Peru Agustín Castillo TBD TBD
Firpo El Salvador TBD Uruguay Gustavo de Simone TBD TBD
Isidro Metapan El Salvador José Gumercindo Landaverde Argentina Raul Cocherai TBD TBD
Municipal Limeno El Salvador Gumercindo Ventura El Salvador Ruben Guevara Galaxia LG
San Salvador F.C. El Salvador Marco Flores Uruguay Ruben Alonso TBD TBD

Managerial Changes[edit]

Before the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Aguila Honduras Ramón Maradiaga Sacked June 2003 Argentina Hugo Coria June 2003
Atletico Balboa Costa Rica Manuel Alberto Solano TBD June 2003 Uruguay Armenia Garabet Avedissian June 2003
Alianza F.C. Argentina Juan Quarterone TBD June 2003 Colombia Henry Vanegas June 2003
Municipal Limeno Brazil Antonio Carlos Viera TBD May 2003 El Salvador Ruben Guevara June 2003
Firpo Serbia Milos Mijanic TBD June 2003 Uruguay Gustavo de Simone June 2003
Isidro Metapan El Salvador Edwin Portillo TBD May 2003 Argentina Raul Cocherai June 2003

During the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Atletico Balboa Uruguay Armenia Garabet Avedissian TBD August 2003 Costa Rica Manuel Solano September 2003
C.D. Chalatenango El Salvador Luis Roberto Hernández TBD September 2003 Argentina Juan Quarterone September 2003
Municipal Limeno El Salvador Ruben Guevara TBD September 2003 Argentina Jorge Alberto Garcia October 2003
Alianza F.C. Colombia Henry Vanegas TBD October 2003 Argentina Marcelo Javier Zuleta October 2003
C.D. Arcense El Salvador Ricardo Guardado TBD October 2003 El Salvador Ricardo Mena Laguna Interim October 2003
C.D. Arcense El Salvador Ricardo Mena Laguna Interim TBD October 2003 Argentina Raul Donsati October 2003
Isidro Metapan Argentina Raul Cocherai TBD October 2003 El Salvador Rene Ramos November 2003
Atletico Balboa Costa Rica Manuel Solano TBD November 2003 Brazil Paulo Roberto de Olivera November 2003
Isidro Metapan El Salvador Rene Ramos TBD November 2003 Paraguay Nelson Brizuela November 2003
Atletico Balboa Brazil Paulo Roberto de Olivera TBD November 2003 El Salvador Jesus Fuentes November 2003

Apertura 2003 Standings[edit]

Last updated August 2, 2003

Place Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals
Scored
Goals
Conceded
+/- Points
1. C.D. FAS 18 10 6 2 27 13 +14 36
2. C.D. Águila 18 9 4 5 38 26 +12 31
3. C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo 18 7 7 4 25 18 +7 28
4. San Salvador F.C. 18 8 4 6 31 27 +4 28
5. Alianza F.C. 18 8 4 6 26 24 +2 28
6. A.D. Isidro Metapán 18 4 9 5 20 23 -3 21
7. Municipal Limeño 18 5 5 8 27 29 -2 20
8. C.D. Arcense 18 2 11 5 23 32 -11 17
9. Chalatenango 18 4 5 9 13 22 -9 17
10. C.D. Atlético Balboa 18 4 3 11 15 31 -24 15

NB: Firpo qualified due to having best goal difference, San Salvador and Alianza play off for fourth playoff spot.

4th Place Playoff[edit]

Semifinals 1st Leg[edit]

December 7, 2003
Alianza F.C. 0-3 C.D. FAS
Williams Reyes Goal 1', Goal 46', Goal 60' (pen.)

December 7, 2003
Firpo 1-1 Águila
Víctor Merino Goal 2' Alexander Amaya del Cid Goal 51'

Semifinals 2nd Leg[edit]

December 13, 2003
C.D. FAS 0-0 Alianza F.C.

December 14, 2003
C.D. Águila 2-0 C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo
Alexander Campos Goal 15'
Darío Larrosa Goal 42'

Final[edit]

FAS:
GK TBA El Salvador Luis Castro
DF TBA El Salvador William Osorio
DF TBA El Salvador Rafael Tobar
DF TBA El Salvador Víctor Velásquez
DF TBA El Salvador Marvin González Yellow cardYellow cardRed card
MF TBA El Salvador Alfredo Pacheco
MF TBA El Salvador Gilberto Murgas
MF TBA El Salvador Cristian Álvarez Substituted off 84'
MF TBA El Salvador Ernesto Góchez Substituted off 75'
FW TBA Argentina Alejandro Bentos Substituted off 72'
FW TBA Honduras Williams Reyes
Substitutes:
MF TBA El Salvador Emerson Umaña Substituted in 72' YC 91'
FW TBA Brazil Marcelo Messias Substituted in 75'
FW TBA El Salvador TBD Reina Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Peru Agustín Castillo
Aguila:
GK TBA El Salvador Juan José Gómez
DF TBA El Salvador Marvin Benitez
DF TBA Uruguay Luis Almada YC 46'
DF TBA El Salvador Jorge Rodriguez
DF TBA El Salvador Néstor Morales Substituted off 66'
MF TBA El Salvador Kilmar Jiménez
MF TBA Uruguay Dario Larrosa
MF TBA Brazil Anderson da Silva Substituted off 73' YC 30'
MF TBA El Salvador Alexander Amaya Del Cid YC 49'
FW TBA El Salvador Alexander Campos
FW TBA Uruguay Pablo Medina Substituted off 113'
Substitutes:
FW TBA El Salvador Ludwin Meraz Substituted in 66'
MF TBA El Salvador Luis Perla Substituted in 73'
MF TBA Colombia Julio Romaña Substituted in 113'
Manager:
Argentina Hugo Coria
Apertura 2003 champions
C.D. FAS
14th Title

List of foreign players in the league[edit]

This is a list of foreign players in Apertura 2003. The following players:

  1. have played at least one apetura game for the respective club.
  2. have not been capped for the El Salvador national football team on any level, independently from the birthplace

External links[edit]