2012 Premier League of Belize

The 2012 Premier League of Belize is the first season of the highest competitive football league in Belize, after it was founded in 2011. The season commenced on 11 February 2012.

Premier League of Belize
Season2012
Dates11 February 2012 – 12 May 2012
ChampionsPlacencia Assassins
Matches played66
Goals scored191 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorerJesse Smith (8)
Biggest home winBelize Defence Force 7-0 World FC
(11 March 2012)
Biggest away winWorld FC 0-5 Belize Defence Force
(14 April 2012)
Highest scoringHankook Verdes 7-1 Paradise/Freedom Fighters
(5 April 2012)
Longest winning runBelize Defence Force & Police United (6)
Longest unbeaten runPolice United (12)
Longest winless runWorld FC (10)
Longest losing runWorld FC (6)

League formationEdit

In October 2011 teams were invited to apply for membership for the new Premier League of Belize.[1] In early January 2012 it was announced that there will be 12 teams competing in the inaugural season. There will be 6 teams from the North Zone and 6 teams from the South Zone.[2] Each team will play teams in their zone twice, with the top 2 teams from each zone advancing to the playoffs.[3]

TeamsEdit

North ZoneEdit

Team City Stadium
Belize Defence Force San Ignacio Norman Broaster Stadium
FC Belize Belize City MCC Grounds
Juventus Orange Walk Town People's Stadium
San Felipe Barcelona San Felipe San Felipe Football Field
San Pedro Seadogs San Pedro San Pedro Municipal Stadium & MCC Grounds
World FC San Ignacio Norman Broaster Stadium

South ZoneEdit

Team City Stadium
Belmopan Bandits Belmopan Isidoro Beaton Stadium
Hankook Verdes Benque Viejo del Carmen Marshalleck Stadium
Paradise/Freedom Fighters Punta Gorda Toledo Union Field
Placencia Assassins Placencia Placencia Football Field
Police United Belize City MCC Grounds
San Ignacio United San Ignacio Norman Broaster Stadium

League tableEdit

North ZoneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Belize Defence Force 10 7 2 1 24 5 +19 23 Qualification to the Playoffs
2 FC Belize 10 5 4 1 12 5 +7 19
3 San Pedro Seadogs 10 4 3 3 20 15 +5 15
4 San Felipe Barcelona 10 4 3 3 14 16 −2 15
5 Juventus 10 3 1 6 14 18 −4 10
6 World FC 10 0 1 9 9 34 −25 1
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

South ZoneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Police United 10 9 1 0 23 3 +20 28 Qualification to the Playoffs
2 Placencia Assassins 10 6 2 2 20 8 +12 20
3 San Ignacio United 10 3 4 3 11 12 −1 13
4 Paradise/Freedom Fighters 10 2 3 5 13 20 −7 9
5 Belmopan Bandits 10 1 4 5 6 13 −7 7
6 Hankook Verdes 10 2 0 8 11 28 −17 6
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit


North Zone[4]

Belize Defence Force2 – 2San Pedro Seadogs
Byron Usher   43'
Harrison Tasher   90+2'
Jesse Smith   10'
Kenny Witzel   23'

San Felipe Barcelona2 – 2Juventus
Oscar Acevedo   75'
Christopher Hendricks   90+2'
Osmar Duran   40', 85'

FC Belize1 – 0World FC
Jeromy James   24'

South Zone

Police United1 – 0Placencia Assassins
Orlando Jimenez   48'

Hankook Verdes0 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Alden Coleman   39'

San Ignacio United1 – 0Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Amin August Jr.   32'

Round 2Edit


North Zone[5]

Belize Defence Force2 – 0Juventus
Marlon Meza   85'
Richard Jimenez   87'

San Felipe Barcelona1 – 1FC Belize
Oscar Acevedo   62' Jeromy James   66'

San Pedro Seadogs4 – 2World FC
Kenny Witzel   49' (pen), 57'
Francisco Mejia   73'
Jesse Smith   90+2'
Onri Meza   71'
Carlos Vasquez   85'

South Zone

Paradise/Freedom Fighters0 – 2Police United
Lennox Castillo   28'
Orlando Jimenez   73'

Placencia Assassins4 – 0Hankook Verdes
Zerrick Torres   7'
Ernie Whyte   18'
Luis Torres   70', 90'

San Ignacio United1 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Seannon Defour   63' Woodrow West   57' (pen)

Round 3Edit


North Zone[6]

World FC0 – 3Juventus
Osmar Duran   23', 50', 58'

San Felipe Barcelona1 – 0Belize Defence Force
Gabriel Perez   50'

FC Belize0 – 0San Pedro Seadogs

South Zone

Belmopan Bandits0 – 1Police United
Devon Makin   79'

Hankook Verdes1 – 2San Ignacio United
Julian Maldonado   90+4' Victor Morales   6', 76'

Placencia Assassins5 – 1Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Elias Donaire   13'
Ashley Torres   20'
Dennis Serano   34'
Zerrick Torres   47'
Rollin Burgess   82'
Wilmer Garcia   90+4'

Round 4Edit


North Zone[7]

World FC3 – 3San Felipe Barcelona
Belhem Guzman   15'
Joel Guzman   23'
Joshua Richards   80'
Deris Benavides   39', 45+' (pen)
Eliazar Itza   49'

FC Belize1 – 1Belize Defence Force
David Ramos   19' Erwin Flores   79'

Juventus4 – 0San Pedro Seadogs
Freddy Tun   57'
Andrew Allen   72'
Orvin Wade   86'
Oliver Hendricks   88'

South Zone



Paradise/Freedom Fighters6 – 0Hankook Verdes
Alexander Peters   34', 39', 41', 55'
Elio Ramirez   23', 54'

Round 5Edit


North Zone[8]

San Felipe Barcelona2 – 1San Pedro Seadogs
Harvey Cruz   71'
Oscar Acevedo   84'
Jesse Smith   21'

Belize Defence Force7 – 0World FC
Paul Nunez   13'
Denmark Casey Jr.   42'
David Trapp   48', 82'
Daniel Jimenez   55', 89'
Harrison Tasher   59'

FC Belize2 – 0Juventus
Jeromy James   27'
Dalton Cayetano   73'

South Zone

Hankook Verdes0 – 3Police United
Orlando Jimenez   42'
Devon Makin   56'
Evan Mariano   68'

San Ignacio United1 – 2Placencia Assassins
Felix Miranda   9' Ashley Torres   69', 79' (pen)

Paradise/Freedom Fighters1 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Lisbey Castillo   15' Jacinto Bermudez   37'

Round 6Edit


North Zone[9]

World FC0 – 2FC Belize
Jeromy James   57'
David Ramos   80'

San Pedro Seadogs0 – 3Belize Defence Force
Richard Jimenez   43'
Harrison Tasher   64', 77'

Juventus0 – 1San Felipe Barcelona
Eliazar Itza   5' (pen)

South Zone

Hankook Verdes2 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Julian Maldonado   80'
Jamie Lozano   82'
Floyd Jones   20'

Paradise/Freedom Fighters1 – 1San Ignacio United
Ralph Flores   9' Ismael Thompson   22'

Placencia Assassins1 – 2Police United
Ashley Torres   37' Lennox Castillo   42'
Evan Mariano   51'

Round 7Edit


North Zone[10]

World FC2 – 3San Pedro Seadogs
Carlos Vasquez   35'
Richard Carrillo   68'
Kent Gabourel   39'
Francisco Mejia   45+', 70'

FC Belize1 – 0San Felipe Barcelona
Jermmy Bermudez   90+'

Juventus0 – 1Belize Defence Force
Richard Jimenez   65'

South Zone

Belmopan Bandits1 – 1San Ignacio United
Jacinto Bermudez   40' Amin August Jr.   41' (pen)

Hankook Verdes0 – 2Placencia Assassins
Gary Young   50'
Rollin Burgess   57'

Police United2 – 1Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Evan Mariano   45', 62' Delroy Flores   30'

Round 8Edit


North Zone[11]

Belize Defence Force2 – 1San Felipe Barcelona
David Trapp   48' (pen)
Erwin Flores   90'
Jaziz Wicab   4'


Juventus3 – 0World FC
Freddy Tun   57'
Ernell Pott   83'
Dean Flowers   86'

South Zone

Police United3 – 0Belmopan Bandits
Lennox Castillo   6'
Trevor Lennan   53', 89'

Paradise/Freedom Fighters1 – 1Placencia Assassins
Tarrel Flores   78' Rollin Burgess   10'

San Ignacio United2 – 1Hankook Verdes
Victor Morales   39'
Ismael Thompson   59'
Miguel Aguilar   77'

Round 9Edit


North Zone[12]

San Felipe Barcelona3 – 2World FC
Eliazar Itza   3'
Christopher Hendricks   29'
Javier Habet O.G   42'
Carlos Vasquez   21'
Javier Habet   63'

San Pedro Seadogs6 – 0Juventus
Jesse Smith   2', 12', 31'
Francisco Mejia   16'
Ethnie Figueroa   21'
Kenny Witzel   89'

Belize Defence Force1 – 0FC Belize
Deon McCaulay   49'

South Zone

Hankook Verdes7 – 1Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Julio Ayala   5', 32'
Julian Maldonado   10', 20', 68', 90+3'
Jose Monroy   25'
Leonard Valdez   54'

Placencia Assassins3 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Luis Torres   57'
Ernie Whyte   63'
Ashley Torres   72'
Ronaldo Alvarez   88'

San Ignacio United1 – 3Police United
Victor Morales   2' Andres Makin Jr.   45'
Trevor Lennan   63'
Lennox Castillo   72'

Round 10Edit


North Zone[13]

World FC0 – 5Belize Defence Force
Marlon Meza   22', 84'
Richard Jimenez   51'
Harrison Tasher   66'
Michael Martinez   70'

San Pedro Seadogs4 – 0San Felipe Barcelona
Jesse Smith   27', 78'
Francisco Mejia   61'
Ethnie Figueroa   84'

Juventus2 – 4FC Belize
Clifton West   2'
Osmar Duran   65' (pen)
Jermmy Bermudez   56'
Francisco Briceno   60'
Jeromy James   70'
Carlton Rogers   90+6'

South Zone

Belmopan Bandits0 – 1Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Ralph Flores   34'

Police United6 – 0Hankook Verdes
Oswald Young   7', 45'
Lennox Castillo   10', 57'
Trevor Lennan   42'
Sean Mas   65'

Placencia Assassins2 – 1San Ignacio United
Seannon Defour O.G   48'
Leomar Leslie   68'
Evral Trapp   90+2'

PlayoffsEdit

Semi-Finals Finals
          
N1 Belize Defence Force 0 2 (2) 2
S2 Placencia Assassins 0 2 (4) 2
S2 Placencia Assassins 2 1 3
S1 Police United 1 1 2
S1 Police United 2 1 3
N2 FC Belize 2 0 2

Semi-FinalsEdit


Game One[14]

FC Belize2 – 2Police United
Jeromy James   1'
Cristobal Gilharry   60' (pen)
Bernard Linarez   23'
Ivor Arriola O.G   29'


Game Two[15]

Belize Defence Force2 – 2 (a.e.t.)Placencia Assassins
Daniel Jimenez   80'
Marlon Meza   111'
Dellon Torres   14'
Zerrick Torres   97'
Penalties
Marlon Meza  
Daniel Jimenez  
Harrison Tasher  
Khalil Velasquez  
2 – 4   Zerrick Torres
  Luis Torres
  Rollin Burgess
  Ashley Torres

Police United1 – 0FC Belize
Trevor Lennan   37'

FinalsEdit


Game One[16]

Placencia Assassins2 – 1Police United
Luis Torres   35'
Ashley Torres   43'
Evan Mariano   84'

Game Two[17]

Police United1 – 1Placencia Assassins
Evan Mariano   90+2' Elias Donaire   12'


 2012 Champions 
Placencia Assassins
1st title

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals
1   Jesse Smith San Pedro Seadogs 8
2   Lennox Castillo Police United 6
  Osmar Duran Juventus
  Jeromy James FC Belize
  Julian Maldonado Hankook Verdes
  Evan Mariano Police United
  Ashley Torres Placencia Assassins
8   Trevor Lennan Police United 5
  Francisco Mejia San Pedro Seadogs
  Harrison Tasher Belize Defence Force

(*) Please note playoff goals are included.

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Osmar Duran Juventus World FC 3–0 (A) 25 February 2012
  Alexander Peters4 Paradise/Freedom Fighters Hankook Verdes 6–0 (H) 4 March 2012
  Julian Maldonado4 Hankook Verdes Paradise/Freedom Fighters 7–1 (H) 5 April 2012
  Jesse Smith San Pedro Seadogs Juventus 6–0 (H) 8 April 2012
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

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