2011–12 Primera División de Nicaragua

The 2011–12 season in Primera División de Nicaragua will be divided into two tournaments (Apertura and Clausura) and will determine the 59th and 60th champions in the history of the league. It will also provide the sole berth for the 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League. The Apertura tournament will be played in the second half of 2011, while the Clausura will be played in the first half of 2012.

Primera División
Season2011–12
ChampionsApertura:
Real Estelí
Clausura:
Real Estelí
RelegatedReal Madriz
Champions LeagueReal Estelí
Matches played4
Goals scored15 (3.75 per match)
Top goalscorerApertura:
Colombia Andres Giraldo 12 goals
Clausura:
Nicaragua Rudel Calero and Nicaragua Remmy Vanegas 9 goals
Biggest home winApertura: Walter Ferretti 6-1 Chinandega
Biggest away winApertura: Managua 0-3 Chinandega
Highest scoringApertura: Walter Ferretti 6-1 Chinandega

Promotion and RelegationEdit

Promoted from Segunda División de Fútbol Nicaragua.

Relegated to Segunda División de Fútbol Nicaragua.

  • Last place: América Managua (although they didn't finish last they had to replay a game, which the team refused to play and forfeited the match meaning they were relegated).
  • Loser of promotion/relegation playoff: Xilotepelt

Team informationEdit

Last updated: July 7, 2011

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Chinandega FC Chinandega TBA
Diriangén Diriamba Estadio Cacique Diriangén 7,500
Juventus Managua Estadio Olímpico del IND Managua 9,000
Managua F.C. Managua Estadio Olímpico del IND Managua 9,000
Ocotal Ocotal Estadio Roy Fernandez 3,000
Real Estelí Estelí Estadio Independencia 4,800
Real Madriz Somoto Estadio Municipal de Somoto 3,000
Walter Ferretti Managua Estadio Olímpico del IND Managua 9,000

Personnel and sponsoring (2011 Apertura)Edit

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Chinandega FC   TBA   Vidal Alonso
Diriangén   Tulio López   Glen Blanco Joma Movistar
Juventus     Douglas Urbina
Managua F.C.   Napoleón Zeledón   Mario Alfaro Managua F.C.
Ocotal   Oscar Mendoza   Omar Zambrana Marlon Anthony
Real Estelí   Fidel Moreno   Ramón Otoniel Olivas Galaxia Movistar, Bimbo, Yahoo, La Curaçao
Real Madriz   Adolfo Marenco   Sindulio Adolfo Castellanos Roylan Moylan
Walter Ferretti   Carlos Palacios   José Valladares Policia, Cierro, Banco

Managerial ChangesEdit

Before the start of the seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Diriangén   Rolando Méndez sacked TBA   Glen Blanco August, 2011 3rd
Chinandega FC   Reyna Espinoza Morán replaced moved to assistant manager TBA   Vidal Alonso August, 2011 promoted

During the regular seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Walter Ferretti   José Valladares Resigned August 9, 2011   Henry Urbina TBA TBA

AperturaEdit

The 2011 Apertura was the first tournament of the season. It began on 6 August 2011.

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season began on 6 August 2011. The top four finishers will move on to the next stage of the competition.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Real Esteli 14 10 3 1 21 8 +13 33 Semi Finals Group
2 Managua 14 8 1 5 22 15 +7 25
3 Walter Ferretti 14 7 2 5 28 18 +10 23
4 Chinandega 14 7 2 5 16 15 +1 23
5 Diriangén 14 6 4 4 19 16 +3 22
6 Juventus Managua 14 3 4 7 22 29 −7 13
7 Real Madriz 14 3 1 10 20 33 −13 10
8 Ocotal 14 2 3 9 17 31 −14 9
Updated to match(es) played on 3 November 2011. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away CHI DIR JUV MAN OCO RES RMD WFE
Chinandega 0–2 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0
Diriangén 0–1 3–3 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–1
Juventus Managua 3–2 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–5
Managua 0–3 1–3 0–0 6–0 1–2 3–2 2–1
Ocotal 1–1 0–2 3–3 1–2 1–2 3–2 1–2
Real Esteli 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–1
Real Madriz 0–1 1–2 2–2 3–1 1–4 1–4 2–3
Walter Ferretti 6–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 4–1 0–0 3–2
Updated to match(es) played on 26 October 2011. Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314
Real Esteli32213221111111
Managua85685444442322
Walter Ferretti21132333334233
Chinandega14578866655544
Diriangén43321112223455
Juventus Managua56744555566666
Real Madriz68867787888877
Ocotal77456678777788
Source: Soccerway

Finals roundEdit

The top two finishers in the Semi Finals Group will move on to the Final.

Semi Finals GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts RES WFE MAN CHI
1 Real Esteli 6 4 1 1 8 3 +5 13 2–1 0–0 3–0
2 Walter Ferretti 6 2 2 2 12 10 +2 8 1–2 1–1 3–2
3 Managua 6 2 2 2 5 7 −2 8 1–0 1–4 1–2
4 Chinandega 6 1 1 4 6 11 −5 4 0–1 2–2 0–1
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Chinandega2-1Managua
  Andrés Giraldo   29', Adrián Morales   69' [1] William Mendieta   63'
TBD, TBD
Real Esteli2-1Walter Ferretti
  Manuel Rosas   31', Salvador García   46' [2] Norfran Lazo   65'
TBD, TBD
Walter Ferretti1-1Managua
Darwing Ramírez   12' [3] Raúl Leguias   55'
Estadio Olímpico del IND, TBD
Chinandega0-1Real Esteli
None [4]   Elmer Mejía   13'
TBD, TBD
Walter Ferretti3-2Chinandega
Axel Villanueva   8', Norfran Lazon   37', Milton Bustos   75' Eustace Martin   1' (own goal),  Andrés Giraldo   90'
TBD, TBD
Managua1-0Real Esteli
  Victor Castillo   67' None
Estadio Olímpico del IND, Managua
Chinandega0-1Managua
None Raúl Leguías   89'
TBD, TBD
Walter Ferretti1-2Real Esteli
Darwin Ramirez   88' Samuel Wilson   7', José Montaño   73'
TBD, TBD
Managua1-4Walter Ferretti
Erwin Aguirre   79' Darwin Ramirez   8',   32',   85', Milton Bustos   76'
TBD, TBD
Real Esteli3-0Chinandega
Wilber Sánchez   8', Feliz Eliud Zeledon   52', Elmer Mejía   52' None
TBD, TBD
Chinandega2-2Walter Ferretti
 Andrés Giraldo   8', Erlin Morán   52' Kesler Rizo   16', Darwin Ramirez   23'
TBD, TBD
Real Esteli0-0Managua
None None
TBD, TBD

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Walter Ferretti1-1Real Esteli
Kesler Rizo   70' Elmer Mejía   3'
Estadio Olímpico del IND (Managua)
Attendance: TBD
Referee: TBA

Second legEdit

Real Esteli3-2Walter Ferretti
Mario García   59' (O.G.),   Elmer Mejía   67',   Luis González   90+4' [5] Kesler Rizo   40',   Darwin Ramírez   70'
Referee: TBD


 Primera División de Nicaragua
2011 Apertura Champion 
Real Estelí
11th title

ClausuraEdit

The 2012 Clausura was the second tournament of the season.

Personnel and sponsoring (2011 Apertura)Edit

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Chinandega FC   Ortencia Marin   Luis Olivares adidas
Diriangén   Tulio López   Martín Mena Joma Movistar
Juventus     Douglas Urbina
Managua F.C.   Napoleón Zeledón   Mario Alfaro cebjus Managua F.C.
Ocotal   Oscar Mendoza   Omar Zambrana Galaxia None
Real Estelí   Fidel Moreno   Ramón Otoniel Olivas Galaxia Movistar, Bimbo, Yahoo, La Curaçao
Real Madriz   Adolfo Marenco   Sindulio Adolfo Castellanos Roylan Moylan
Walter Ferretti   Carlos Palacios   Henry Urbina Policia, Cierro, Banco

Managerial ChangesEdit

Before the start of the seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Chinandega FC   Vidal Alonso sacked TBA   Luis Olivares January, 2012 4th

During the regular seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Deportivo Ocotal   Omar Zambrana Resigned 11 February 2012   Carlos Walcott 12 February 2012 TBA
Managua F.C.   Mario Alfaro Resigned February 15, 2012   Emilio Aburto TBA TBA
Diriangen FC   Martin Mena Resigned Personal Issues February 19, 2012   Angel Eugenio Orellana February 20, 2012 3rd
Chinandega FC   Luis Olivares Sacked February, 2012   Reyna Espinizo [a] February, 2012 8th
  1. ^ She has become the first women to coach a men's first division club

Regular seasonEdit

The top four finishers will move on to the next stage of the competition.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Real Esteli 14 10 2 2 27 8 +19 32 Semi Finals Group
2 Walter Ferretti 14 6 3 5 17 12 +5 21
3 Diriangén 14 5 6 3 15 12 +3 21
4 Managua 14 5 6 3 19 17 +2 21
5 Ocotal 14 6 2 6 22 24 −2 20
6 Juventus Managua 14 4 3 7 19 22 −3 15
7 Real Madriz 14 4 3 7 18 23 −5 15
8 Chinandega 14 1 5 8 11 30 −19 8
Updated to match(es) played on 6 April 2012. Source: https://int.soccerway.com/national/nicaragua/1a-division/2011-2012/clausura/
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away CHI DIR JUV MAN OCO RES RMD WFE
Chinandega 0–0 2–4 0–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–1
Diriangén 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–0
Juventus Managua 0–1 1–3 2–2 4–1 0–2 2–1 0–2
Managua 4–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 3–0 0–3
Ocotal 4–0 3–1 3–3 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–1
Real Esteli 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 5–1 3–0 1–1
Real Madriz 5–0 0–0 2–3 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–1
Walter Ferretti 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on 29 January 2012. Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314
Chinandega77788888888888
Diriangén42445333333343
Juventus Managua58874667777776
Managua23557555564434
Ocotal86666776655555
Real Esteli11111111111111
Real Madriz35333444446667
Walter Ferretti64222222222222
Updated to match(es) played on 6 April 2012. Source:[citation needed]

Finals roundEdit

The top two finishers in the Semi Finals Group will move on to the Final.

Semi Finals GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts RES DIR MAN WFE
1 Real Esteli 6 4 2 0 9 3 +6 14 3–0 1–1 2–1
2 Diriangén 6 4 0 2 12 5 +7 12 0–1 3–0 1–0
3 Managua 6 2 1 3 6 11 −5 7 0–1 0–3 2–1
4 Walter Ferretti 6 0 1 5 6 13 −7 1 1–1 1–4 2–3
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Real Estelí F.C.3-0Diriangén FC
Juan Barrera   20', Rudel Calero   60', Franklin López   89' [6] None
Estadio Nacional de Managua, Managua
Deportivo Walter Ferretti2-3Managua F.C.
William Mendieta   45', Armando Reyes   60' Medardo Martínez   12', Remmy Vanegas   16' and   50'
Referee: Oscar Dávila
Diriangén FC1-0Deportivo Walter Ferretti
Erick Téllez   46' None
Managua F.C.0-1Real Estelí F.C.
None [7] Elmer Mejía   23'
Estadio Nacional de Managua, Managua
Deportivo Walter Ferretti1-1Real Estelí F.C.
Milton Bustos   12' [8] Samuel Wilson   61'
Diriangén FC3-0Managua F.C.
Luis Olivares   6', Eulises Pavón   22', Juan Carlos Narvaez   79' [9]
Diriangén FC0-1Real Estelí F.C.
[10] Elmer Mejia   79'
Managua F.C.2-1Deportivo Walter Ferretti
Remmy Vanegas   25',   86' [11] Milton Bustos   90'
Estadio Nacional de Managua, Managua
Real Estelí F.C.1-1Managua F.C.
Samuel Wilson   78' [12] Eddy Espino   30'
Estadio Nacional de Managua, Managua
Deportivo Walter Ferretti1-4Diriangén FC
Jessie Lopez   88' [13] Herberth Cabrera   31' &   42' , David Solorzano   30', Alejandro Tapia   44'
Real Estelí F.C.2-1Deportivo Walter Ferretti
Félix Rodríguez   31' &   42' [14]   31'
Estadio Nacional de Managua, Managua
Managua F.C.0-3Diriangén FC
Herbert Cabrera   60', Luis Peralta   71',Reynaldo Cruz   75'
Estadio Nacional de Managua, Managua

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Real Estelí F.C.3-0Diriangen FC
Marlon Medina   5', Félix Rodríguez   35'   57' None
TBD
Attendance: TBD
Referee: TBA

Second legEdit

Diriangen FC1-3Real Estelí F.C.
Eulises Pavón   43' Rudel Calero   7', Samuel Wilson   12' and   53'
Referee: TBD

Real Esteli won 6-1 on aggregate.


 Primera División de Nicaragua
2012 Clausura Champion 
Real Estelí
12th title

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Real Esteli 28 20 5 3 48 16 +32 65 Qualification for 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage
2 Managua 28 13 7 8 41 32 +9 46
3 Walter Ferretti 28 13 5 10 45 30 +15 44
4 Diriangén 28 11 10 7 34 28 +6 43
5 Chinandega 28 8 7 13 27 45 −18 31
6 Ocotal 28 8 5 15 39 55 −16 29
7 Juventus Managua 28 7 7 14 41 51 −10 28 Relegation playoffs
8 Real Madriz 28 7 4 17 38 56 −18 25 Relegation to Segunda División de Fútbol Nicaragua
Updated to match(es) played on 2 November 2011. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

List of foreign players in the leagueEdit

This is a list of foreign players in Clausura 2012. The following players:

  1. have played at least one apertura game for the respective club.
  2. have not been capped for the Nicaragua national football team on any level, independently from the birthplace

A new rule was introduced a few season ago, that clubs can only have four foreign players per club and can only add a new player if a player/s is released.

External linksEdit