Primera División de Fútbol Profesional Apertura 2004

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Primera División de Fútbol Profesional de El Salvador
Champions C.D. FAS (15th title)
Relegated None
Top goalscorer Panama Nicolás Muñoz (12)

The Salvador Primera División de Fútbol Profesional Apertura 2004 season (officially "Torneo Apertura 2004") started on August 7, 2004.

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 Uruguay Julio Cesar Cortez TBD TBD
Alianza El Salvador Uruguay Juan Mujica TBD TBD
Atletico Balboa El Salvador Noel Benítez Argentina Jorge Alberto Garcia 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 Marcelo Javier Zuleta TBD TBD
Municipal Limeno El Salvador Gumercindo Ventura Uruguay Ricardo Ortiz "Tato" Galaxia LG
Once Lobos El Salvador TBD El Salvador Carlos Recinos TBD TBD
Once Municipal El Salvador TBD El Salvador Oscar Emigdio Benitez TBD TBD
San Salvador F.C. El Salvador Marco Flores Uruguay Saul Rivero 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
Atletico Balboa El Salvador Oscar Emigdio Benitez TBD May 2004 Argentina Jorge Alberto Garcia June 2004
San Salvador F.C. Uruguay Ruben Alonso TBD June 2004 Uruguay Saul Rivero June 2004
Municipal Limeno Argentina Jorge Alberto Garcia TBD June 2004 Uruguay Ricardo Ortiz "Tato" July 2004

During the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Isidro Metapan Argentina Marcelo Javier Zuleta TBD August 2004 El Salvador Edwin Portillo August 2004
Alianza F.C. Uruguay Juan Mujica TBD September 2004 El Salvador Juan Ramon Paredes September 2004
Municipal Limeno Uruguay Ricardo Ortiz Tato TBD September 2004 Argentina Raul Cocherai September 2004
C.D. Aguila Uruguay Julio Cesar Cortez TBD October 2004 Argentina Carlos Alberto de Toro October 2004
Atletico Balboa Argentina Jorge Alberto Garcia TBD October 2004 Argentina Juan Quarterone October 2004
Once Municipal El Salvador Oscar Emigdio Benitez TBD November 2004 El Salvador Henry Rojas November 2004

Apertura 2004 Standings[edit]

Last updated August 2, 2004

Place Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals
+/- Points
1. C.D. FAS 18 9 5 4 26 19 +7 32
2. San Salvador F.C. 18 9 5 4 30 33 -3 32
3. C.D. Atlético Balboa 18 7 9 2 26 13 +13 30
4. C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo 18 7 8 3 26 13 +13 29
5. A.D. Isidro Metapán 18 8 5 5 25 24 +1 29
6. C.D. Águila 18 5 8 5 24 20 +4 23
7. Alianza F.C. 18 6 3 9 19 25 -6 21
8. Once Lobos 18 4 7 7 22 21 +1 19
9. Once Municipal 18 5 4 9 15 26 -11 19
10. Municipal Limeño 18 0 6 12 12 31 -19 6

NB: Firpo and Metapán play off for fourth playoff spot.

4th Place Playoff[edit]


  Semifinals Finals
1 FAS 1 3 4  
4 Isidro Metapán 2 0 2  
    1 C.D. FAS (pen.) 4
  3 Atlético Balboa 3
2 San Salvador F.C. 1 1 2
3 Atlético Balboa 1 3 4  

Semifinals 1st Leg[edit]

December 5, 2004
A.D. Isidro Metapán 2-1 C.D. FAS
Escobar Goal 23'
J. Reyes Goal 26'
W. Reyes Goal 85'

Semifinals 2nd Leg[edit]

December 12, 2004
San Salvador F.C. 1-3 C.D. Atlético Balboa
Alexander Obregon Goal 44' Carlos Asprilla Goal 116'
Nildeson Goal 20',Goal 119'

December 12, 2004
C.D. FAS 3-0 A.D. Isidro Metapán
Mafla Goal 10'
W. Reyes Goal 70'
Bentos Goal 88'


December 21, 2003
C.D. FAS 0–0 C.D. Atlético Balboa
Gilberto Murgas Penalty scored
Ernesto Góchez Penalty missed
Víctor Mafla Penalty scored
Emerson Umaña Penalty missed
Alfredo Pacheco Penalty scored
Víctor Velásquez Penalty missed
Marcelo Messias Penalty scored
4–3 Penalty scored Nildeson
Penalty scored Hídzar Henríquez
Penalty scored Eugenio Valerio
Penalty missed Carlos Asprilla
Penalty missed Yubini Salamanca
Penalty missed Armando Mercado
Penalty missed Lisandro González
GK TBA El Salvador Luis Castro
DF TBA Brazil Marcelo Messias
DF TBA El Salvador Marvin González Yellow cardYellow cardRed card
DF TBA El Salvador Víctor Velásquez
DF TBA El Salvador Alfredo Pacheco
MF TBA Colombia Víctor Mafla YC 79' Substituted off 112'
MF TBA El Salvador Gilberto Murgas YC 32'
MF TBA El Salvador Cristian Álvarez Substituted off 65'
MF TBA El Salvador Ramón Flores
FW TBA Argentina Alejandro Bentos
FW TBA Honduras Williams Reyes Substituted off 106'
MF TBA El Salvador Ernesto Góchez Substituted in 65'
FW TBA El Salvador Emerson Umaña Substituted in 106'
Peru Agustín Castillo
Atlético Balboa:
GK TBA Colombia Juan Carlos Mosquera Perez
DF TBA El Salvador Armando Mercado
DF TBA Honduras Ernesto Noel Aquino YC 25'
DF TBA El Salvador Elmer Martínez
DF TBA El Salvador Yubini Salamanca
MF TBA El Salvador Hídzar Henríquez YC 31'
MF TBA El Salvador Joaquín Molina Substituted off 84'
MF TBA El Salvador Abraham Monterrosa Substituted off 67'
MF TBA El Salvador Eugenio Valerio
FW TBA Brazil Nildeson YC 68'
FW TBA Honduras Franklin Webster Yellow cardYellow cardRed card
FW TBA Colombia Carlos Asprilla Substituted in 67'
MF TBA El Salvador Lisandro González Substituted in 84'
Argentina Juan Quarterone
Apertura 2004 champions
15th Title

Top scorers[edit]

Pos. Nat. Player Team Goals
1 Panama Nicolás Muñoz C.D. FAS 12

List of foreign players in the league[edit]

This is a list of foreign players in Apertura 2004. 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]