Primera División de Fútbol Profesional Clausura 2008

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Primera División de Fútbol Profesional de El Salvador
Champions C.D. Luis Angel Firpo (9th title)
Relegated Once Municipal
CONCACAF Champions League 208–09 A.D. Isidro Metapán
Top goalscorer El Salvador Williams Reyes (14)

Primera División de Fútbol Profesional (El Salvador First Division) Clausura 2008 is an El Salvador football tournament - one of two tournaments held in one year. It begins February 9, 2008 and it will run until May 18. C.D. Águila and San Salvador F.C. will inaugurate the season. Reigning champions Luis Ángel Firpo will try to defend their title and after eighteen rounds and the calculation of the aggregate table Once Municipal were relegated to the Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño.

Team information[edit]

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Águila El Salvador Peru Agustin Castillo TBD TBD
Alianza El Salvador Argentina Pablo Centrone TBD TBD
C.D. Chalatenango El Salvador Serbia Vladan Vicevic
FAS El Salvador Reynaldo Valle El Salvador Nelson Mauricio Ancheta TBD TBD
Firpo El Salvador TBD Argentina Gerardo Reinoso TBD TBD
Isidro Metapan El Salvador El Salvador Edwin Portillo TBD TBD
Nejapa F.C. El Salvador El Salvador Mauricio Cienfuegos TBD TBD
Once Municipal El Salvador TBD Argentina Hugo Coria TBD TBD
San Salvador F.C. El Salvador Marco Flores El Salvador Oscar Emigdio Benitez TBD TBD
C.D. Vista Hermosa El Salvador TBD Argentina Jorge Alberto Garcia 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
Nejapa F.C. El Salvador Carlos Antonio Melendez TBD December 2007 El Salvador Mauricio Cienfuegos December 2007
Firpo Argentina Horacio Cordero TBD December 2007 Argentina Gerardo Reinoso December 2007
Aguila El Salvador Luis Ramirez Zapata TBD December 2007 Peru Agustín Castillo January 2008

During the season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
C.D. Chalatenango Serbia Vladan Vicevic TBD February 2008 El Salvador Juan Ramón Sánchez February 2008
C.D. Vista Hermosa Argentina Jorge García TBD February 2008 Colombia Henry Vanegas March 2008
Once Municipal Argentina Hugo Coria TBD March 2008 El Salvador Juan Ramón Paredes March 2008
San Salvador F.C. El Salvador Óscar Benítez TBD March 2008 Uruguay Rubén Alonso March 2008
Once Municipal El Salvador Juan Ramon Paredes TBD April 2008 El Salvador Mario Elias Guevara May 2008

Clausura 2008 standings[edit]

Last updated May 23, 2008

Place Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals
Scored
Goals
Conceded
+/- Points
1. C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo 18 8 8 2 39 27 +17 32
2. A.D. Isidro Metapán 18 8 8 2 29 15 +14 32
3. C.D. FAS 18 8 6 4 26 21 +5 30
4. C.D. Vista Hermosa 18 8 6 4 20 15 +5 30
5. C.D. Chalatenango 18 6 7 5 29 25 +4 25
6. Alianza F.C. 18 5 7 6 20 18 +2 22
7. C.D. Águila 18 5 6 7 25 32 -7 21
8. Nejapa F.C. 18 4 7 7 20 26 -6 19
9. Once Municipal 18 1 9 8 11 24 -13 12
10. San Salvador F.C. 18 2 6 10 14 30 -16 12

Aggregate table[edit]

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. A.D. Isidro Metapán 36 16 13 7 70 51 +19 61
2. C.D. FAS 36 17 9 10 53 42 +11 60
3. C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo 36 15 14 7 52 32 +20 59
4. C.D. Chalatenango 36 16 11 9 58 41 +17 59
5. C.D. Vista Hermosa 36 16 9 11 44 40 +4 57
6. Alianza F.C. 36 11 13 12 46 46 0 46
7. C.D. Águila 36 12 10 14 48 52 -4 46
8. Nejapa F.C. 36 9 14 13 51 60 -9 41
9. San Salvador F.C. 36 5 12 19 34 65 -31 27
10. Once Municipal 36 5 11 20 19 46 -27 26
Relegation Playoff
Relegated to Segunda Division

Semifinals 1st leg[edit]


Semifinals 2nd leg[edit]

25 May 2008
Luis Ángel Firpo 3–0 Vista Hermosa
Carlos Calderón Goal
Patricio Barroche Goal
Fernando Leguizamón Goal

Final[edit]

1 June 2008
Luis Ángel Firpo 1–0 (AET) FAS
Guillermo Morán Goal 118' (pen.)
Firpo
GK El Salvador Juan José Gómez
DF El Salvador Carlos Monteagudo Substituted off
DF El Salvador Mauricio Quintanilla
DF El Salvador Manuel Salazar
DF El Salvador Jorge Elenilson Sánchez
MF El Salvador Rubén Quijada
MF El Salvador Eduardo Campos
MF Argentina Leonardo Pekarnik Substituted off
MF El Salvador Emerson Veliz Substituted off
FW Argentina Fernando Leguizamón
FW Argentina Patricio Barroche
Substitutes:
FW El Salvador Cristian Sánchez Substituted in
MF El Salvador Guillermo Morán Substituted in
MF El Salvador Francisco Medrano Substituted in
Manager:
Argentina Gerardo Reinoso
FAS:
GK El Salvador Adolfo Menéndez
DF El Salvador Ramon Flores
DF El Salvador Dony Valle
DF El Salvador Marvin González
DF El Salvador Alfredo Pacheco
DF El Salvador Oscar Jimenez
MF El Salvador Cristian Álvarez Substituted in
MF El Salvador Víctor Merino Substituted in
MF El Salvador Juan Carlos Moscoso
FW Argentina Alejandro Bentos
FW El Salvador Cesar Larios
Substitutes:
DF El Salvador Emerson Umaña Substituted in
MF El Salvador Odir Josue Flores Substituted in
FW Panama Orlando Rodríguez Substituted in
Manager:
El Salvador Nelson Ancheta

Champion[edit]

Clausura 2007-08 Champion:
Luis Ángel Firpo
9th title

Since C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo already qualified for 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League, A.D. Isidro Metapán also qualified.

Top scorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1. Honduras Williams Reyes A.D. Isidro Metapán 14
2. Argentina Patricio Barroche C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo 13
3. Uruguay Juan Carlos Reyes Nejapa F.C. 9
4. El Salvador Rodolfo Zelaya C.D. Chalatenango 8
Honduras Franklin Webster C.D. Chalatenango 8
5. Honduras Pompilio Cacho Valerio C.D. Vista Hermosa 7

List of foreign players in the league[edit]

This is a list of foreign players in Clausura 2008. 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.

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