2013–14 Premier League of Belize

The 2013–14 Premier League of Belize (also known as The Belikin Cup) is the third season of the highest competitive football league in Belize, after it was founded in 2011. There are two seasons which are spread over two years, the opening (which was played towards the end of 2013) and the closing (which was played at the beginning of 2014).

Premier League of Belize
Season2013–14
Dates28 September 2013 – 17 May 2014
Champions
Matches played96
Goals scored231 (2.41 per match)
Top goalscorer
Biggest home winBelmopan Bandits 5-1 FC Belize (8 February 2014)
Biggest away winPolice United 1-3 Belize Defence Force
(28 September 2013)
San Ignacio United 2-4 FC Belize (15 December 2013)
Highest scoringParadise/Freedom Fighters 3-4 San Ignacio United
(19 April 2014)
Longest winning runPolice United (4)
Longest unbeaten runBelmopan Bandits (15)
Longest winless runSan Ignacio United (12)
Longest losing runParadise/Freedom Fighters
San Ignacio United (4)

TeamsEdit

Team City Stadium
Belize Defence Force Dangriga Carl Ramos Stadium
Belmopan Bandits Belmopan Isidoro Beaton Stadium
FC Belize Belize City MCC Grounds
Paradise/Freedom Fighters Punta Gorda Toledo Union Field
Police United Belmopan Isidoro Beaton Stadium
San Ignacio United San Ignacio Norman Broaster Stadium
Verdes FC Benque Viejo del Carmen Marshalleck Stadium

Opening seasonEdit

Only 6 of the 8 teams competing in the 2012–13 Premier League of Belize closing season continued to play in the opening season of 2013–14. Placencia Assassins and San Felipe Barcelona dropped out, whilst Paradise/Freedom Fighters re-entered the league, making 7 teams.

There would be one league consisting of the 7 teams, who will play each other twice, with the top 4 teams advancing to the end of season playoffs. The opening season commenced on 28 September 2013.[1]

All 3 of the Round 5 games were postponed due to excessive rain, and were rescheduled for a later date.[2]

Also all 3 of the Round 7 games were postponed due to the rain, and were rescheduled for a later date.[3]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Verdes FC 12 5 5 2 17 10 +7 20 Qualification to the Playoffs
2 Belize Defence Force 12 4 5 3 17 13 +4 17
3 Belmopan Bandits 12 4 5 3 13 12 +1 17
4 FC Belize 12 4 4 4 14 19 −5 16
5 Police United 12 3 6 3 14 12 +2 15
6 Paradise/Freedom Fighters 12 3 6 3 14 12 +2 15
7 San Ignacio United 12 2 3 7 14 25 −11 9
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit


[4]

Police United1 – 3Belize Defence Force
Clifton West   83' John King   14'
Stephen Martinez   44'
Leonard Valdez   90+'

San Ignacio United2 – 2Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Leary Simon   66'
Roy Cano   89'
Franz Vernon   4', 55'

FC Belize0 – 0Belmopan Bandits

Round 2Edit


[5]

Belmopan Bandits4 – 1San Ignacio United
Elroy Kuylen   11', 29', 88'
Deon McCaulay   51'
Anthony Gonzalez   57'

Belize Defence Force2 – 1Verdes FC
Ambrose Thomas   17'
Vallan Symms   33' (pen)
Orlando Jimenez   53'

Paradise/Freedom Fighters3 – 0FC Belize
Franz Vernon   3', 62'
Lisbey Castillo   49'

Round 3Edit


[6]

Police United1 – 1Verdes FC
Bernard Linarez   19' Jamil Cano   75'

Paradise/Freedom Fighters2 – 0Belmopan Bandits
Lisbey Castillo   49' (pen)
Frank Lopez   79'

FC Belize1 – 0San Ignacio United
Jason Young   90+'

Round 4Edit


[7]

Belize Defence Force2 – 0FC Belize
Stephen Martinez   8'
Tarrel Flores   90+'

Belmopan Bandits1 – 0Police United
Deon McCaulay   45'

Verdes FC1 – 0Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Nahjib Guerra   33'

Round 5Edit


[8]

Paradise/Freedom Fighters1 – 1Police United
Alexander Peters   85' Bernard Linarez   86'

San Ignacio United1 – 1Belize Defence Force
Carlos Vasquez   29' Khalil Velasquez   89'

FC Belize1 – 1Verdes FC
Devaun Zuniga   15' Norman Nunez   8'

Round 6Edit


[9]

Belize Defence Force1 – 2Belmopan Bandits
Vallan Symms   22' Denmark Casey Jr.   47'
Jeromy James   76'

Police United1 – 1FC Belize
Harrison Roches   58' Jarret Davis   15'

Verdes FC2 – 0San Ignacio United
Norman Nunez   10'
Gilroy Thurton   62'

Round 7Edit


[10]

Belmopan Bandits2 – 1Verdes FC
Deon McCaulay   29'
Denmark Casey Jr.   64'
Rodney Pacheco   10'

Paradise/Freedom Fighters2 – 2Belize Defence Force
Ashley Torres   39'
Eduardo Martinez   41'
Khalil Velasquez   53', 56'

San Ignacio United2 – 1Police United
Joel Guzman   7', 63' Harrison Roches   46'

Round 8Edit


[11]

Belmopan Bandits2 – 3FC Belize
Deon McCaulay   24', 78' Floyd Jones O.G   4'
Jarret Davis   17', 50' (pen)

Paradise/Freedom Fighters1 – 0San Ignacio United
Franz Vernon   75'


Round 9Edit


[12]

Verdes FC2 – 0Belize Defence Force
Orlando Jimenez   5'
Julio Ayala   22'

San Ignacio United2 – 0Belmopan Bandits
Anthony Gonzalez   17'
Carlos Vasquez   46'

FC Belize1 – 1Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Mark Leslie   45+' Franz Vernon   75'

Round 10Edit


[13][14]

Belmopan Bandits1 – 1Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Elroy Kuylen   55' Yusef Vernon   68'

San Ignacio United2 – 4FC Belize
Anthony Gonzalez   47'
Shannon Flowers O.G   62'
Devaun Zuniga   37'
Jarret Davis   42', 87'
Kevin Lino   55'

Verdes FC1 – 1Police United
Richard Jimenez   33' Clifton West   53'

Round 11Edit


[15]

Police United1 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Clifton West   72' David Trapp   64'

Paradise/Freedom Fighters0 – 1Verdes FC
Marlon Meza   58'

FC Belize2 – 1Belize Defence Force
Jarret Davis   60', 76' John King   49'

Round 12Edit


[16]

Belize Defence Force4 – 1San Ignacio United
Abraham Chavez   6'
Khalil Velasquez   48'
Vallan Symms   ?'
Tarrel Flores   79'
Anthony Gonzalez   32'

Police United2 – 0Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Harrison Roches   26'
Daniel Jimenez   53'

Verdes FC4 – 1FC Belize
Rodney Pacheco   32' (pen)
Marlon Meza   80', 90' (pen)
Richard Jimenez   85'
Leon Cadle   39'

Round 13Edit


[14][17]

San Ignacio United2 – 2Verdes FC
Joel Guzman   30'
Carlos Vasquez   35'
Marlon Meza   73' (pen)
Richard Jimenez   83'

FC Belize0 – 2Police United
Clifton West   37', 64'


Round 14Edit


[14]

Belize Defence Force1 – 1Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Carlton Thomas   80' Alexander Peters   50'

Police United3 – 1San Ignacio United
Clifton West   5', 54', 67' Eric Guzman   53'


PlayoffsEdit

Semi-Finals Finals
          
1 Verdes FC 0 1 1
4 FC Belize 0 2 2
4 FC Belize 1 1 2
3 Belmopan Bandits 1 5 6
2 Belize Defence Force 0 1 1
3 Belmopan Bandits 3 1 4

Semi-finalsEdit


Game One[18]

Belmopan Bandits3 – 0Belize Defence Force
David Trapp   23' (pen)
Deon McCaulay   69', 77' (pen)

FC Belize0 – 0Verdes FC

Game Two[19]

Belize Defence Force1 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Shane Flores   90+' Deon McCaulay   41'

Verdes FC1 – 2 (a.e.t.)FC Belize
Rodney Pacheco   14' (pen) Jarret Davis   87' (pen)
Michael Hernandez   119'

FinalsEdit


Game One[20]

FC Belize1 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Mark Leslie   62' Deon McCaulay   5'

Game Two[21]

Belmopan Bandits5 – 1FC Belize
Deon McCaulay   37', 67' (pen), 69', 71'
Denmark Casey Jr.   45'
Mark Leslie   39'


 2013–14 Opening season champions 
Belmopan Bandits
2nd title

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals
1   Deon McCaulay Belmopan Bandits 13
2   Jarret Davis FC Belize 8
  Clifton West Police United
4   Franz Vernon Paradise/Freedom Fighters 6
5   Anthony Gonzalez San Ignacio United 4
  Elroy Kuylen Belmopan Bandits
  Marlon Meza Verdes FC
  Khalil Velasquez Belize Defence Force

(*) Please note playoff goals are included.

Hat tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Elroy Kuylen Belmopan Bandits San Ignacio United 4–1 (H) 5 October 2013
  Clifton West Police United San Ignacio United 3–1 (H) 12 January 2014
  Deon McCaulay4 Belmopan Bandits FC Belize 5–1 (H) 8 February 2014
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

AwardsEdit

In the post-game ceremonies of the final game of the season, the individual awards were announced for the regular season.[21]

Award Recipient Team
Most Goals (Regular Season)   Clifton West Police United
Most Goals (Overall)   Deon McCaulay Belmopan Bandits
MVP (Regular Season)   Franz Vernon Paradise/Freedom Fighters
MVP (Playoff)   Deon McCaulay Belmopan Bandits
Best Forward   Clifton West Police United
Best Midfielder   Orlando Jimenez Verdes FC
Best Defender   Vallan Symms Belize Defence Force
Best Goalkeeper   Benito Moreira Verdes FC
Manager   Lionel Cuthkelvin Belize Defence Force
  Eric Vasquez Verdes FC
Coach   Pablo Cacho Verdes FC

Closing seasonEdit

All 7 of the teams competing in the opening season continued to play in the closing season. The format of the league was the same as the opening season, with the top 4 teams advancing to the end of season playoffs.

The closing season was expected to commence on 22 February 2014, however this was delayed due to concerns from the 7 teams.[22] The league was subsequently handed over to the Football Federation of Belize, and a caretaker committee was put in place to administrate the closing season.[23] The season commenced on 8 March 2014.[24]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Police United 12 8 2 2 17 7 +10 26 Qualification to the Playoffs
2 Belmopan Bandits 12 4 6 2 13 7 +6 18
3 Verdes FC 12 5 3 4 11 9 +2 18
4 Belize Defence Force 12 5 2 5 14 13 +1 17
5 Paradise/Freedom Fighters 12 3 3 6 9 13 −4 12
6 FC Belize 12 3 3 6 12 22 −10 12
7 San Ignacio United 12 1 7 4 13 18 −5 10
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit


[25]

Belize Defence Force0 – 1Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Franz Vernon   42'

Belmopan Bandits1 – 1Verdes FC
Erick Rodriguez   67' Marlon Meza   38'

FC Belize3 – 3San Ignacio United
Jarret Davis   13', 19'
Michael Hernandez   86'
Carlos Vasquez   38'
Wilmer Garcia   58'
Trimayne Harris   60'

Round 2Edit


[26]

Police United3 – 0FC Belize
Clifton West   43' (pen)
Amin August Jr.   84'
Harrison Roches   89'

Verdes FC2 – 1Belize Defence Force
Osman Espino   10'
Marlon Meza   76'
Khalil Velasquez   22'

Paradise/Freedom Fighters1 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Darwaine Castillo   15' Denmark Casey Jr.   17'

Round 3Edit


Belize Defence Force4 – 2FC Belize
Leonard Valdez   35'
Abraham Chavez   40'
Jorge Estrada O.G   45'
Khalil Velasquez   89'
Kristian Perez   15'
Jarret Davis   64'


San Ignacio United0 – 2Verdes FC
Jamil Cano   61'
Gilroy Thurton   74'

Round 4Edit


[27]

Police United1 – 0Verdes FC
Harrison Roches   63'


FC Belize0 – 2Belmopan Bandits
Deris Benavides   35' (pen)
Jeromy James   89'

Round 5Edit


[28]

Paradise/Freedom Fighters0 – 1Police United
Clifton West   88'

Belize Defence Force2 – 0San Ignacio United
Fredrick Flores   21'
Shane Flores   83'

Verdes FC1 – 2FC Belize
Marlon Meza   52' (pen) Leon Cadle   30' (pen)
Francisco Brecenio   52'

Round 6Edit


[28]

Police United4 – 1Belize Defence Force
Amin August Jr.   60'
Daniel Jimenez   67'
Clifton West   69', 84'
Leonard Valdez   89' (pen)

San Ignacio United1 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Edwani Munoz   82' Woodrow West   34' (pen)


Round 7Edit


[28]

Belmopan Bandits1 – 0Belize Defence Force
Brandon Peyrefitte   83'

Paradise/Freedom Fighters0 – 1Verdes FC
Richard Jimenez   68'

San Ignacio United1 – 2Police United
Anthony Gonzalez   14' Amin August Jr.   8'
Daniel Jimenez   47'

Round 8Edit


[29]

Verdes FC2 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Nahjib Guerra   37'
Jamil Cano   84'
Elroy Kuylen   40'

San Ignacio United2 – 2FC Belize
Anthony Gonzalez   43', 60' Jarret Davis   41', 87' (pen)

Paradise/Freedom Fighters0 – 2Belize Defence Force
Stephen Martinez   12'
Shane Flores   81'

Round 9Edit


[30][31]

Belmopan Bandits1 – 0Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Elroy Kuylen   61'


FC Belize1 – 0Police United
Michael Whittaker   37'

Round 10Edit


[32]

Police United2 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Clifton West   35'
Harrison Roches   83'
Denmark Casey Jr.   55'

Verdes FC1 – 1San Ignacio United
Marlon Meza   40' (pen) Anthony Gonzalez   24'

FC Belize0 – 1Belize Defence Force
Stephen Martinez   3'

Round 11Edit


[32]

Paradise/Freedom Fighters3 – 4San Ignacio United
Franz Vernon   20'
Darwaine Castillo   21', 77'
Trimayne Harris   25', 58'
Anthony Gonzalez   34'
Wilmer Garcia   90+'

Belmopan Bandits4 – 0FC Belize
Denmark Casey Jr.   44'
Elroy Kuylen   47'
Jeromy James   49', 82'

Verdes FC0 – 1Police United
Daniel Jimenez   37'

Round 12Edit


[32]

Police United1 – 2Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Devon Makin   38' Darwaine Castillo   12' (pen)
Frank Lopez   80'

San Ignacio United1 – 2Belize Defence Force
Anthony Gonzalez   11' (pen) Leonard Valdez   53'
John King   82'

FC Belize0 – 1Verdes FC
Nahjib Guerra   11'

Round 13Edit


[33]

Belize Defence Force1 – 2Police United
Vallan Symms   74' Lennox Castillo   40'
Bernel Valdez   48'


Paradise/Freedom Fighters1 – 2FC Belize
Franz Vernon   78' Jarret Davis   38'
Stephen Baizer   73'

Round 14Edit




Verdes FC0 – 1Paradise/Freedom Fighters
Darroll Lambey   56'

PlayoffsEdit

Semi-Finals Finals
          
1 Police United 2 3 5
4 Belize Defence Force 1 0 1
1 Police United 0 0 0
2 Belmopan Bandits 3 1 4
2 Belmopan Bandits 1 1 2
3 Verdes FC 0 1 1

Semi-finalsEdit


Game One[34]

Belize Defence Force1 – 2Police United
Ambrose Thomas   81' Clifton West   31'
Daniel Jimenez   87'

Verdes FC0 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Elroy Kuylen   68'

Game Two

Belmopan Bandits1 – 1Verdes FC
Jeromy James   39' Marlon Meza   70' (pen)

Police United3 – 0Belize Defence Force
Daniel Jimenez   18'
Luis Torres   46'
Clifton West   64'

FinalsEdit


Game One[35]

Belmopan Bandits3 – 0Police United
Jeromy James   53', 60'
Denmark Casey Jr.   67'

Game Two[36]

Police United0 – 1Belmopan Bandits
Elroy Kuylen   80'


 2013–14 Closing season champions 
Belmopan Bandits
3rd title

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals
1   Clifton West Police United 7
2   Jarret Davis FC Belize 6
  Anthony Gonzalez San Ignacio United
  Jeromy James Belmopan Bandits
5   Daniel Jimenez Police United 5
  Elroy Kuylen Belmopan Bandits
  Marlon Meza Verdes FC
8   Denmark Casey Jr. Belmopan Bandits 4
  Darwaine Castillo Paradise/Freedom Fighters

(*) Please note playoff goals are included.

AwardsEdit

In the post-game ceremonies of the final game of the season, the individual awards were announced for the regular season.[36]

Award Recipient Team
Most Goals (Regular Season)   Jarret Davis FC Belize
  Anthony Gonzalez San Ignacio United
Most Goals (Overall)   Clifton West Police United
MVP (Regular Season)   Keith Allen Police United
MVP (Playoff)   Jeromy James Belmopan Bandits
Best Forward   Anthony Gonzalez San Ignacio United
Best Midfielder   Denmark Casey Jr. Belmopan Bandits
Best Defender   Cristobal Gilharry Police United
Best Goalkeeper   Keith Allen Police United
Manager   Alford Grinage Police United
Coach   Hilberto Muschamp Police United

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