2010–11 Belize Premier Football League

The 2010–11 Belize Premier Football League (also known as the 2010–11 Caribbean Motors Cup) is the highest competitive football league in Belize, which was founded in 1991. There were two seasons, the opening (which was played at the end of 2010) and the closing (which was played at the beginning of 2011). In 2011, the Belize Premier Football League withdrew from the Football Federation of Belize and all remaining games were abandoned. Thus no winner was crowned for the closing season.

Belize Premier Football League
Season2010–11
ChampionsOpening: Belize Defence Force
Closing: N/A
Matches played75
Goals scored243 (3.24 per match)
Top goalscorerOpening: Christian Okonkwo (11)
Closing: Evan Mariano (7)
Biggest home winBelize Defence Force 7–0 San Pedro Sea Dogs
(14 November 2010)
Biggest away winBelmopan Blaze 1–6 FC Belize
(23 December 2010)
Highest scoringBelize Defence Force 7–2 San Felipe Barcelona
(17 April 2011)
Longest unbeaten runBelize Defence Force (10)

Opening seasonEdit

There were significant team changes from the 2009–10 Belize Premier Football League closing season. Georgetown Ibayani, Paradise Freedom Fighters and Shanaiah Corozal left the league and in came Griga United, San Felipe Barcelona and Toledo Ambassadors. BRC Blaze were also renamed Belmopan Blaze.

The opening season started on 5 September 2010 with the regular season concluding on 23 December 2010. The playoffs, which are the teams which finished in the top 6, will then take place after this date.

On 24 November 2010, San Pedro Sea Dogs withdrew from the league.[citation needed]

On 30 December 2010, it was revealed by the league that Hankook Verdes would be replacing Belmopan Blaze in the playoffs, due to problems with the Blaze.[citation needed]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team City Stadium Capacity
Belize Defence Force San Ignacio Norman Broaster Stadium 2,000
Belmopan Blaze Belmopan Isidoro Beaton Stadium & FFB Field 2,500
FC Belize Belize City MCC Grounds 3,500
Griga United Dangriga Carl Ramos Stadium 3,500
Hankook Verdes Benque Viejo del Carmen Marshalleck Stadium 2,000
San Felipe Barcelona Orange Walk Town Orange Walk People's Stadium 4,500
San Pedro Sea Dogs San Pedro Town Ambergris Stadium 3,500
Toledo Ambassadors Punta Gorda Toledo Union Field 1,500

Regular stageEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Belize Defence Force (C) 14 11 2 1 34 11 +23 35 Qualification to the Playoffs
2 FC Belize 14 9 2 3 35 19 +16 29
3 Toledo Ambassadors 14 7 3 4 21 16 +5 24
4 Griga United 14 6 4 4 15 13 +2 22
5 San Felipe Barcelona 14 6 3 5 19 21 −2 21
6 Belmopan Blaze 14 4 2 8 15 28 −13 14
7 Hankook Verdes 14 3 4 7 10 17 −7 13 Qualification to the Playoffs
8 San Pedro Sea Dogs 14 0 0 14 7 46 −39 0
Updated to match(es) played on 26 December 2010. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion

ResultsEdit

All of the results on this page have been confirmed by the Belize Premier League. All kick off times are UTC−06:00.

Round 1:[1]

Toledo Ambassadors1 – 1Hankook Verdes
A. Makin Jr.   90' Meza   90+1'

Griga United3 – 0Belmopan Blaze
Peters   22', 71'
Serano   31'

FC Belize3 – 1San Pedro Sea Dogs
Andrews   20' (pen.)
McCauley   84'
Davis   88'
Cantun   48'

BDF4 – 2San Felipe Barcelona
D. Jimenez   27', 34', 81'
Martinez   74'
Benavides   15', 45'

Round 2:[2]

Belmopan Blaze1 – 3Toledo Ambassadors
Jones   54' Torres   10'
Lyons O.G   20'
Garcia   75'

Hankook Verdes2 – 2FC Belize
Meza   28' (pen.), 47' Mendez O.G   32'
James   71'

San Pedro Sea Dogs1 – 2BDF
Jones   8' R. Jimenez   40'
O. Jimenez   43'


Round 3:[3]


Griga United3 – 2San Pedro Sea Dogs
Serano   22'
Tasher   39', 63'
Hicks   69' (pen.), 77'

FC Belize4 – 2Belmopan Blaze
Martinez   9'
Davis   24', 81'
Okonkwo   78'
Bermudez   48'
Wiltshire   65'


Round 4:[4]

Belmopan Blaze1 – 1BDF
Hendericks   88' Casey   56'



FC Belize1 – 0Griga United
James   77'

The Round 4 fixtures were put back a week in the schedule, meaning that they were played on 2/3 October 2010 instead of 25/26 September 2010.

Round 5:[5]



San Pedro Sea Dogs0 – 3Belmopan Blaze
Leslie   34'
Bermudez   82'
Jones   89'

BDF4 – 3Toledo Ambassadors
Nunez   47'
Mariano   65'
Flores   87', 90+3'
Torres   7', 87'
Linarez   44'

Round 6:[6]




Griga United0 – 2BDF
Mariano   7'
R. Jimenez   90+2'

Hankook Verdes beat San Pedro Sea Dogs 3–0 by default, therefore no goals were actually scored by players.

Round 7:[7]

Belmopan Blaze2 – 0Hankook Verdes
Jones   26', 32'


Griga United2 – 1Toledo Ambassadors
Burgess   33', 70' Nunez   61'

BDF2 – 1FC Belize
Trapp   31'
D. Jimenez   90+3'
Okonkwo   80'

The Round 7 fixtures were put back a week in the schedule, meaning that they were played on 30/31 October 2010 instead of 23/24 October 2010.

Round 8:[8]


San Pedro Sea Dogs1 – 4FC Belize
Nunez   63' Andrews   30'
Usher   40', 85'
Okonkwo   61'



Round 9:[9]



FC Belize2 – 0Hankook Verdes
Okonkwo   65'
Davis   71'

BDF7 – 0San Pedro Sea Dogs
Nunez   14', 59'
Mariano   33', 46'
Cho   84'
D. Jimenez   86'
Casey   88'

Round 12:[10]

Toledo Ambassadors0 – 3BDF
Lennen   30'
R. Jimenez   68'
O. Jimenez   90'

Griga United1 – 1Hankook Verdes
Castillo   49' Meza   34'

FC Belize3 – 2San Felipe Barcelona
Okonkwo   19'
A. Jones   38'
Usher   90+1'
Benavides   60'
Rodriguez   62'

Belmopan Blaze were awarded a victory, due to the withdrawal of San Pedro Sea Dogs.

Round 13:[11]


Belmopan Blaze0 – 1Griga United
Castillo   80'

FC Belize3 – 4Toledo Ambassadors
McCauley   7'
Andrews   25' (pen.)
Perez   74'
Ramirez   1'
Garcia   30' (pen.), 84' (pen.)
Torres   85'

Hankook Verdes were awarded a victory, due to the withdrawal of San Pedro Sea Dogs.

Round 14:[12]

Hankook Verdes1 – 4Belmopan Blaze
Eiley   83' Jones   34', 57' (pen.)
Leslie   70', 90+1'


FC Belize1 – 2BDF
James   28' Trapp   12'
Symms   38' (pen.)

San Felipe Barcelona were awarded a victory, due to the withdrawal of San Pedro Sea Dogs.

Round 10:[13]


Griga United1 – 2FC Belize
Serano   30' Okonkwo   42'
D. Jones   48'

BDF4 – 0Belmopan Blaze
D. Jimenez   22', 48'
Velasquez   58'
Mariano   71'

Toledo Ambassadors were awarded a victory, due to the withdrawal of San Pedro Sea Dogs.

Round 11:[14]

Belmopan Blaze1 – 6FC Belize
Bermudez   28' Davis   9', 45', 48'
Okonkwo   21', 66', 85'



Griga United were awarded a victory, due to the withdrawal of San Pedro Sea Dogs.

PlayoffsEdit

ResultsEdit

Quarter-Finals[15]

Griga United2 – 3San Felipe Barcelona
Serano   32'
Peters   63'
Benavides   55'
H. Cruz   72'
O. Acebedo   90'


Semi-Finals

Game One:[16]

FC Belize1 – 1Toledo Ambassadors
Andrews   1' Muschamp   63'


Game Two:[17]

Toledo Ambassadors3 – 0FC Belize
R. Flores   21', 30', 80'

(*) Toledo Ambassadors win the series 4 – 1

BDF6 – 2San Felipe Barcelona
D. Jimenez   30', 40'
Trapp   36'
Symms   38' (pen.)
R. Jimenez   52'
Mariano   82'
H. Cruz   81' (pen.)
Wicab   83'

(*) Belize Defence Force win the series 8 – 3

Championship-Finals

Game One:[18]

Toledo Ambassadors2 – 2BDF
D. Makin   8'
R. Flores   24'
R. Jimenez   12'
Flores   73'

Game Two:[19]



 2010–11 Opening season champions 
Belize Defence Force
3rd title

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Team Goals
1   Christian Okonkwo FC Belize 11
2   Daniel Jimenez Belize Defence Force 10
3   Deris Benavides San Felipe Barcelona 9
4   Jarrett Davis FC Belize 8
5   Ralph Flores Toledo Ambassadors 7
  Richard Jimenez Belize Defence Force 7
  Evan Mariano Belize Defence Force 7
8   Leon Jones Belmopan Blaze 6
9   Oscar Acebedo San Felipe Barcelona 5

Playoff goals are included.

AwardsEdit

On 10 February 2011, the Belize Premier Football League in partnership with league sponsors Caribbean Motors presented the 2010–11 Opening Season Awards.[20]

Award Recipient Team
Most Goals   Christian Okonkwo FC Belize
MVP (Regular Season)   Deris Benavides San Felipe Barcelona
MVP (Playoff)   Richard Jimenez Belize Defence Force
Best Forward   Jarrett Davis FC Belize
Best Midfielder   Deris Benavides San Felipe Barcelona
Best Defender   Vallan Symms Belize Defence Force
Best Goalkeeper   Woodrow West Belize Defence Force
Rookie   Leobardo Mendez Hankook Verdes
Manager   Ian Jones FC Belize
Coach   Andres Makin Toledo Ambassadors

BPFL CupEdit

Only four teams from the opening season competed in the BPFL Cup, with the four teams scheduled to play a triple round-robin regular season. The BPFL Cup started on 20 March 2011, with the regular season concluding on 23 April 2011. After Round 7 of the competition it was announced by BPFL Manager Marvin Ottley that the league decided to abort the remaining games of the regular season and go straight to the playoffs.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Belize Defence Force 7 4 2 1 18 9 +9 14 Qualification to the Playoffs
2 FC Belize 7 3 2 2 11 10 +1 11
3 San Felipe Barcelona 7 2 2 3 12 21 −9 8
4 Hankook Verdes 7 2 0 5 11 12 −1 6
Updated to match(es) played on 23 April 2011. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Round 1:[21]


FC Belize2 – 0San Felipe Barcelona
Canul   65'
Ramos   70'

Round 2:[22]


San Felipe Barcelona3 – 2BDF
Allen   38', 66'
Morales   59'
Mariano   30'
Flores   34'

Round 3:[23]


FC Belize2 – 2San Felipe Barcelona
Jones   55'
Thurton   70'
Acebedo   61'
Wicab   63'

Round 4:[24]

FC Belize1 – 1BDF
Andrews   82' Flores   90+1'


Round 5:[25]

Hankook Verdes5 – 1San Felipe Barcelona
August   24', 83'
Mendez   28'
Maldonado   43'
Meza   88'
Allen   36'

BDF4 – 1FC Belize
Mariano   13'
Trapp   65'
R. Jimenez   67'
Own Goal   ?'
Perez   2'

Round 6:[26]

BDF7 – 2San Felipe Barcelona
Mariano   47', 62'
West   57' (pen.)
Lennen   70'
R. Jimenez   72'
Cho   78', 89'
Own Goal   4'
Morales   87'

FC Belize4 – 2Hankook Verdes
Thurton   9', 46'
Diaz   73'
Usher   90'
Maldonado   56', 58'

Round 7:[27]


San Felipe Barcelona1 – 1BDF
West   25' Mariano   81'

PlayoffsEdit

ResultsEdit

Semi-Finals[28]


San Felipe Barcelona2 – 3FC Belize
West   10', 90' Usher   16'
Andrews   38'
Garnett   90+'

Championship-Finals

Game One:

FC BelizeN/ABDF

(*) The Belize Premier Football League withdrew from the Football Federation of Belize and subsequently the league abandoned all remaining games, therefore no winner was crowned.[29]

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Team Goals
1   Evan Mariano Belize Defence Force 7
2   Julian Maldonado Hankook Verdes 5
3   Clifton West San Felipe Barcelona 4
4   Andrew Allen San Felipe Barcelona 3
  Richard Jimenez Belize Defence Force 3
  Marlon Meza Hankook Verdes 3
  Eduardo Morales San Felipe Barcelona 3
  Gilroy Thurton FC Belize 3

Playoff goals are included.

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