1948 Honduran Amateur League

The 1948 Honduran Amateur League was the second edition of the Honduran Amateur League. F.C. Motagua obtained its 1st national title. The season ran from 11 July to 26 October 1948.[1]

Honduran Amateur League
Season1948
ChampionsMotagua
1947
1949
All statistics correct as of 26 October 1948.

Regional championsEdit

Regional championship Champions
Atlántida Atlántida
Cortés Hércules
Francisco Morazán Motagua

Known resultsEdit

National championship roundEdit

Played in a single round-robin format between the regional champions and current champions C.D. Victoria. Also known as the Cuadrangular. The game between F.C. Motagua and Victoria played at Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino became the first and only game as of today in Honduran football history that had three 15 minutes extra times. This happened in the very last match of the final round which Victoria won 3–2, a score that resulted in both teams finishing with 4 points each. After 135 minutes of exhausting play, the game remained tied and the title undecided. This forced the decision to play a rematch which ended in a 2–2 draw, forcing yet another rematch which was finally won by Motagua.[2]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Motagua 3 2 0 1 11 5 +6 4
2 Victoria 3 2 0 1 8 7 +1 4
3 Atlántida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Hércules 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Known resultsEdit

19 September 1948 Motagua 4–5 (a.e.t.) Victoria Tegucigalpa
CST           Castillo Stadium: Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino

24 October 1948 Extra match Motagua 2–2 Victoria Tegucigalpa
CST Castro       Castillo
  Benedith
Stadium: Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Attendance: 10,000+
Referee: Ricardo Méndez (SLV)
26 October 1948 Extra match II Motagua 3–2 Victoria Tegucigalpa
CST Castro  
Palencia  
  (o.g.) Navarro Stadium: Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino

Motagua's lineupEdit

ReferencesEdit