Primera División de Fútbol Profesional – Apertura 2010

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Primera División de Fútbol Profesional de El Salvador
Season Apertura 2010
Champions Isidro Metapán
Relegated None in the Apertura
2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League Isidro Metapán
Matches played 95
Goals scored 234 (2.46 per match)
Top goalscorer (9 goals)
Alexander Campos
Rodolfo Zelaya
Biggest home win Alianza 5–0
Luís Ángel Firpo
(October 3, 2010)
Biggest away win Once Municipal 0–3
Luís Ángel Firpo
(Nov. 10, 2010)
Highest scoring Isidro Metapán 4–3 Atlético Marte
(August 14, 2010)

The Apertura 2010 season (officially known as Torneo Apertura 2010) was the 25th edition of El Salvador's Primera División since its establishment of an Apertura and Clausura format. Isidro Metapán, being the defending champions, kept the title as they won the final against Alianza on penalties. The season begun on July 31 and concluded on December 19, 2010. Like previous years, the league consisted of 10 teams, each playing a home and away game against the other clubs for a total of 18 games, respectively. The top four teams by the end of the regular season took part of the playoffs.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams promoted from 2009–10 Segunda División

Teams relegated to 2010–11 Segunda División

Team Information[edit]

Last updated: June 30, 2010

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Águila San Miguel Juan Francisco Barraza 10,000
Alianza San Salvador Estadio Cuscatlán 45,925
Atlético Balboa La Union Estadio Marcelino Imbers 4,000
Atlético Marte San Salvador Estadio Cuscatlán 45,925
FAS Santa Ana Estadio Óscar Quiteño 15,000
Isidro Metapán Metapán Estadio Jorge Calero Suárez 8,000
Luís Ángel Firpo Usulután Estadio Sergio Torres 5,000
Once Municipal Ahuachapán Estadio Simeón Magaña 5,000
UES San Salvador Estadio Universitario UES 10,000
Vista Hermosa San Francisco Gotera Estadio Correcaminos 12,000

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Águila El Salvador Will Salgado Brazil Eraldo Correia Nike Tigo, Mister Donut
Alianza El Salvador Lisandro Pohl Serbia Miloš Miljanić Lotto Tigo, Sinai, Fiesta
Atlético Balboa El Salvador Pablo Robles Argentina Roberto Gamarra Aviva Fila
Atlético Marte El Salvador Felix Guardado El Salvador Juan Ramón Paredes Galaxia Rosvill, Vive, Galaxia
FAS El Salvador Byron Rodriguez El Salvador Jorge Abrego Milán American Airlines, Tigo, Pilsener
Isidro Metapán El Salvador Adan Salazar El Salvador Edwin Portillo Milán Bimbo, Tigo, Salazar
Luis Ángel Firpo El Salvador Jozsef Arguedas Argentina Hugo Coria Joma Diana, Pilsener
Once Municipal El Salvador Andrés Rodríguez El Salvador Nelson Ancheta Milán La Geo
UES El Salvador Rufino Quesada El Salvador Edgar Henriquez Galaxia MK Medicamentos, ALBA Petroleos
Vista Hermosa El Salvador Francisco Benitez El Salvador Mario Martínez Aviva Tigo

Managerial changes[edit]

Before the start of the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
FAS El Salvador Adolfo Menéndez Removed from position April 27, 2010 Colombia Alberto Rujana July 1, 2010 7th (Clausura 2010)
Águila Uruguay Rubén Alonso Sacked May 25, 2010 Guatemala Carlos Mijangos June 4, 2010 2nd (Clausura 2010)
Atlético Balboa Guatemala Carlos Mijangos Signed by Águila June 3, 2010 Argentina Roberto Gamarra June 3, 2010 5th (Clausura 2010)
UES El Salvador Miguel Ángel Díaz Resigned June 21, 2010 Uruguay Rubén Alonso June 23, 2010 1st (Clausura 2010)

During the regular season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Águila Guatemala Carlos Mijangos Sacked August 31, 2010 Brazil Eraldo Correia September 1, 2010 5th (Apertura 2010)
Atlético Marte Argentina Ramiro Cepeda Resigned September 15, 2010 El Salvador Luis Guevara Mora (interim) September 18, 2010 9th (Apertura 2010)
FAS Colombia Alberto Rujana Resigned September 19, 2010 El Salvador Jorge Abrego September 20, 2010 10th (Apertura 2010)
Atlético Marte El Salvador Luis Guevara Mora Resigned October 25, 2010 El Salvador Juan Ramón Paredes October 25, 2010 10th (Apertura 2010)
UES Uruguay Rubén Alonso Resigned November 10, 2010 El Salvador Edgar Henriquez November 12, 2010 10th (Apertura 2010)

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Isidro Metapán (C) 18 10 4 4 34 27 +7 34 Qualification for playoffs
2 Alianza 18 9 6 3 26 13 +13 33
3 Luis Ángel Firpo 18 8 7 3 24 17 +7 31
4 Águila 18 9 4 5 22 19 +3 31
5 Atlético Balboa 18 7 8 3 21 16 +5 29
6 Vista Hermosa 18 3 9 6 20 25 −5 18
7 Atlético Marte 18 4 5 9 22 28 −6 17
8 FAS 18 4 5 9 19 28 −9 17
9 UES 18 3 7 8 23 27 −4 16
10 Once Municipal 18 3 5 10 16 27 −11 14

Updated to games played on November 28, 2010.
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ÁGU ALI BAL ATM FAS FIR MET OMU UES VIS
Águila 0–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–1
Alianza 4–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 5–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–0
Atlético Balboa 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 3–2 1–0 2–2
Atlético Marte 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–1 3–1 3–2
FAS 2–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–0
Luis Ángel Firpo 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1
Isidro Metapán 3–0 3–0 4–2 4–3 2–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–1
Once Municipal 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–3 0–3 2–3 1–0 0–0
UES 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 4–2 3–3
Vista Hermosa 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–0

Updated to games played on November 28, 2010.
Source: soccerway.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoffs[edit]

  Semifinals Finals
                     
1 Isidro Metapán 2 0 2  
4 Águila 1 0 1  
    1 Isidro Metapán (pen.) 0 (4)
  2 Alianza 0 (3)
2 Alianza (a) 1 1 2
3 Luis Ángel Firpo 2 0 2  

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

December 4, 2010
19:00 UTC-6
Águila 1–2 Isidro Metapán
Martin Goal 58' Héctor Mejía Goal 55'
Jilbert Álvarez Goal 90+4' (o.g.)

December 5, 2010
15:15 UTC-6
Alianza 1–2 Luis Ángel Firpo
Willer Goal 51' (pen.) Quintanilla Goal 4'
Alas Goal 21'

Second leg[edit]

December 11, 2010
18:00 UTC-6
Isidro Metapán 0–0 Águila
Estadio Jorge Calero Suárez
Metapán, Santa Ana

Referee: Edenilson Ventura

December 12, 2010
14:30 UTC-6
Luis Ángel Firpo 0–1 Alianza
Ayala Goal 45'
Sergio Torres Stadium
Usulután, Usulután

Referee: Marlon Mejía

Final[edit]

Isidro Metapán:
GK 19 El Salvador Fidel Mondragón
DF 23 El Salvador Ricardo Alvarado
DF 2 El Salvador Milton Molina
DF 5 Honduras Ernesto Aquino Substituted off 85'
DF 20 El Salvador Omar Mejía
MF 14 El Salvador Andrés Flores YC 45' Substituted off 112'
MF 16 El Salvador Óscar Jiménez
MF 10 Uruguay Paolo Suárez
MF 7 El Salvador Jorge Morán YC 30'
FW 17 El Salvador Léster Blanco
FW 9 Panama Anel Canales Substituted off 115'
Substitutes:
DF 4 El Salvador Carlos Carillo Substituted in 85'
MF 22 El Salvador Emerson Umaña Substituted in 112'
FW 11 El Salvador Elías Montes Substituted in 115'
Manager:
El Salvador Edwin Portillo
Alianza:
GK 24 El Salvador Rafael Fuentes
DF 5 El Salvador Mauricio Quintanilla
DF 6 El Salvador Marcelo Messias
DF 3 El Salvador Edwin Martínez
DF 4 El Salvador Carlos Arévalo YC 74'
MF 20 El Salvador Héctor Salazar
MF 13 El Salvador Julio Martínez
MF 14 El Salvador Herbert Sosa YC 9' Substituted off 83'
MF 12 El Salvador Cristian Castillo YC 60'
FW 17 El Salvador Carlos Ayala Substituted off 67'
FW 22 El Salvador Rodolfo Zelaya YC 66'
Substitutes:
FW 10 Brazil Willer Souza Substituted in 67'
MF 12 El Salvador Juan Lazo Substituted in 83'
Manager:
Serbia Miloš Miljanić
Apertura 2010 Champions
Isidro Metapán
5th Title

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 El Salvador Alexander Campos Atlético Balboa 9
El Salvador Rodolfo Zelaya Alianza 9
3 Uruguay Alcides Bandera Atlético Marte 8
4 Panama Anel Canales Isidro Metapán 7
Argentina Patricio Barroche Águila 7
6 El Salvador Rafael Burgos UES 6
El Salvador Ramiro Carballo UES 6
El Salvador Emerson Umaña Isidro Metapán 6
9 El Salvador Harold Alas UES 5
El Salvador Christian Bautista Atlético Balboa 5
El Salvador Léster Blanco Isidro Metapán 5
El Salvador Mauricio Deras Once Municipal 5
El Salvador Javier Hernandez Vista Hermosa 5
El Salvador Gilberto Murgas FAS 5

Updated to games played on November 28, 2010.
Post-season goals are not included, only regular season goals.

List of foreign players in the league[edit]

This is a list of foreign players in Clausura 2010. 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

A new rule was introduced this season that clubs can only have three foreign players per club and can only add a new player if there is an injury or player/s is released.

External links[edit]