2015–16 Guatemalan Liga Nacional

The 2015–16 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala season was the 17th season in which the Apertura and Clausura season was used. The season began in 2015 and ended in 2016.

Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Season2015–16
ChampionsApertura:
Antigua (1st title)
Clausura:
Suchitepéquez (2nd title)
Champions League
Top goalscorerCarlos Kamiani Felix (19) (Apertura)
Carlos Kamiani Felix (15) (Clausura)
Biggest home win
Biggest away win
Longest winning runTBD (4)
Longest unbeaten runTBD (7)
Longest winless runTBD (10)
Longest losing runTBD (3)

FormatEdit

The format for both championships are identical. Each championship will have two stages: a first stage and a playoff stage. The first stage of each championship is a double round-robin format. The teams that finish first and second in the standings will advance to the playoffs semifinals, while the teams that finish 3–6 will enter in the quarterfinals. The winner of each quarterfinal will advance to the semifinals. The winners of the semifinals will advance to the finals, which will determine the tournament champion.

TeamsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Antigua GFC Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez Pensativo 9,000
Cobán Imperial Cobán, Guatemala Estadio José Ángel Rossi 15, 000
Comunicaciones Guatemala, Guatemala Cementos Progreso 16,000
Guastatoya Guastatoya, El Progreso David Cordón Hichos 3,000
Malacateco Malacatán, San Marcos Santa Lucía 7,000
Marquense San Marcos, Guatemala Marquesa de la Ensenada 10,000
Mictlan Mita, Jutiapa Estadio La Asunción 3,000
Municipal Guatemala, Guatemala Manuel Felipe Carrera 7,500
Petapa San Miguel Petapa, Guatemala Julio Armando Cobar 7,000
Suchitepéquez Mazatenango, Suchitepéquez Carlos Salazar Hijo 12,000
Universidad SC Guatemala, Guatemala Revolución 5,000
Xelajú MC Quetzaltenango Mario Camposeco 11,000

AperturaEdit

The 2015 Torneo Apertura began on 13 August 2015 and ended on 21 December 2015.

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Antigua GFC   Rafael Arreaga   Mauricio Tapia TBD Pegamex
Cobán Imperial   Irasema Melendez   Fabricio Chapa Benitez Puma TBD
Comunicaciones   Pedro Portilla   William Coito Olivera TBD TBD
Guastatoya     Ariel Sena TBD TBD
Malacateco   TBD   Nelson Mauricio Ancheta TBD TBD
Marquense   TBD   Juan Melgar TBD TBD
Mictlan   TBD   Sergio Guevara TBD TBD
Municipal   Gerardo Villa   Gustavo Machaín TBD DemosPro
Deportivo Petapa   TBD   Pablo Centrone TBD TBD
Suchitepéquez   TBD   Walter Claverí TBD TBD
Universidad SC   TBD   Roberto Gamarra TBD TBD
Xelajú   TBD   Hernán Medford RetoSports TBD

Managerial changesEdit

Beginning of the seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
C.S.D. Municipal   Enzo Trossero Sacked 2015   Mauricio Wright 2015
Deportivo Malacateco   Emilio Umanzor Sacked 2015   Nelson Mauricio Ancheta 2015
Marquense   Carlos Washington Blanco resigned 2015   Juan Melgar June 2015
Xelajú   Nahúm Espinoza 2015   Hernán Medford June 2015

During the seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Universidad SC   Roberto Gamarra Resigned September 2015   Ramiro Cepeda September 2015 12th (Apertura 2015)
Deportivo Malacateco   Nelson Mauricio Ancheta Resigned November 2015   Ronald Gomez November 2015 12th (Apertura 2015)
C.S.D. Municipal   Mauricio Wright Sacked November 2015   Gustavo Machain November 2015 7th (Apertura 2015)

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Xelajú MC 22 13 2 7 22 17 +5 41 Qualified to the Semifinals
2 Antigua GFC 22 11 5 6 28 19 +9 38
3 Comunicaciones 22 11 4 7 26 20 +6 37 Qualified to the Quarterfinals
4 Guastatoya 22 9 7 6 33 23 +10 34
5 Suchitepéquez 22 10 4 8 36 27 +9 34
6 Petapa 22 9 6 7 29 31 −2 33
7 Municipal 22 9 4 9 28 27 +1 31
8 Marquense 22 8 5 9 22 28 −6 29
9 Cobán Imperial 22 7 7 8 20 26 −6 28
10 Mictlan 22 7 5 10 24 28 −4 26
11 Universidad SC 22 4 6 12 31 36 −5 18
12 Malacateco 22 4 5 13 24 41 −17 17
Updated to match(es) played on 2015. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ANT COB COM GUA MAL MAR MIC MUN PET SUC USC XEL
Antigua GFC 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–4 3–0
Cobán Imperial 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 3–3 2–2 0–0
Comunicaciones 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–0
Guastatoya 1–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 3–0 2–3 2–0
Malacateco 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–1
Marquense 1–1 0–1 0–3 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0
Mictlan 1–2 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–1
Municipal 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–3 1–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–2 3–2 0–0
Petapa 0–2 1–0 1–4 0–0 4–1 0–2 3–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–1
Suchitepéquez 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 4–1 3–0 2–3 0–2 6–0 2–0 1–0
Universidad SC 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 2–2 0–1 2–0 2–4 2–0 2–2 1–2
Xelajú MC 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 2015. Source: [1]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

Qualifying stage Semifinals Finals
               
1 Xelajú MC 0 2 2
3 Guastatoya 3 2 5
4 Guastatoya 3 0 3
5 Suchitepéquez 3 0 3
3 Guastatoya 2 0 2
2 Antigua GFC 1 2 3
3 Comunicaciones 0 3 3
6 Petapa 0 0 0
2 Antigua GFC 3 1 4
4 Comunicaciones 3 0 3
3  
6  

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Comunicaciones QF1 Petapa 0–0 3-0
Guastatoya QF2 Suchitepéquez 3–3 0-0
  1. Order of legs reversed.

First legEdit

Petapa0–0Comunicaciones
Estadio Julio Armando Cóbar, San Miguel, Petapa

Suchitepéquez3–3Guastatoya
Wilson Morales   15'
Ángel Prudencio   16'
Sergio Targua   72'
Víctor Solalinde   41'
Henry Suazo   48'
Edi Guerra   62'
Estadio Municipal Carlos Salazar Hijo, Mazatenango

Second legEdit

Comunicaciones3-0Petapa
Jose Contreras   10'
Rolando Blackburn   15'
Emiliano Lopez   72'
None'

Comunicaciones won 3–0 on aggregate.


Guastatoya0-0Suchitepéquez
None None
Estadio David Cordón Hichos, Guastatoya

1–1 on aggregate. Guastatoya advanced on the away goal rule.

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Xelajú MC 2-5 Guastatoya 0-3 2-2
Antigua GFC 4-3 Comunicaciones 3-3 1-0

First legEdit

Guastatoya3-0Xelajú MC
Tomas Castillo   10'
Wilson Pineda   70'
Nery Oliva   78'
None
Estadio David Cordón Hichos, Guastatoya

Comunicaciones3-3Antigua GFC
Emiliano Lopez   22'
Brayan Ordóñez   65'
Jairo Arreola   78'
Alex Diaz   32' &   76'
Manfred Russell   86'
Estadio Cementos Progreso, Guatemala city

Second legEdit

Xelajú MC2-2Guastatoya
Kevin Arriola pen   54'
Junior Andrade   79'
Tomás Castillo   33'
Fredy Orellana   91'
Estadio Mario Camposeco, Quetzaltenango

Guastatoya won 5–2 on aggregate.


Antigua GFC1-0Comunicaciones
Edgar Chinchilla   91' None
Estadio Pensativo, Antigua

Antigua GFC won 4-3 on aggregate.

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Guastatoya 2-3 Antigua GFC 2-1 0-2


First legEdit

Guastatoya2-1Antigua GFC
Juan Manuel Klug   16'
Edi Guerra   86'
Alejandro Díaz   49'
Estadio David Cordón Hichos, Guastatoya

Second legEdit

Antigua GFC2-0Guastatoya
Oscar Isaula   19'
Edgar Chinchilla   74'
None
Estadio Pensativo, Antigua

Antigua GFC won 3-2 on aggregate.


 Apertura 2015 Champions 
Antigua GFC
1st title

List of foreign players in the leagueEdit

This is a list of foreign players in Apertura 2015. The following players:

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

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

ClausuraEdit

The 2016 Torneo Clausura began on 2016 and will end in 2016.

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Antigua GFC   Rafael Arreaga   Mauricio Tapia TBD Pegamex
Cobán Imperial     Fabricio Chapa Benitez Puma TBD
Comunicaciones   Pedro Portilla   Iván Franco Sopegno TBD TBD
Guastatoya     Francisco Melgar TBD TBD
Malacateco   TBD   Rónald Gómez TBD TBD
Marquense   TBD   Néstor Emilio Soria TBD TBD
Mictlan   TBD   Sergio Guevara TBD TBD
Municipal   Gerardo Villa   Gustavo Machain TBD TBD
Deportivo Petapa   TBD   Pablo Centrone TBD TBD
Suchitepéquez   TBD   Walter Claverí TBD TBD
Universidad SC   TBD   Ramiro Cepeda TBD TBD
Xelajú   TBD   Hernán Medford RetoSports TBD

Managerial changesEdit

Beginning of the seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Comunicaciones   William Coito Olivera Sacked December 2015   Ivan Sopengo December 2015 th (Apertura 2015)
Guastatoya   Ariel Sena Resigned December 2015   Francisco Melgar 2015 th (Apertura 2015)
Deportivo Marquense   Francisco Melgar Resigned due to personal reason December 2015   Néstor Emilio Soria December 2015 th (Apertura 2015)
Suchitepéquez   Walter Claverí Resigned due to become head of the national team January 2016   Douglas Zamora January 2016 th (Apertura 2015)

During the seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Cobán Imperial   Fabricio Chapa Benitez Sacked 2016   Héctor Julián Trujillo 2016 th (Clausura 2016)
Guastatoya   Francisco Melgar Sacked 2016   Roque Alfaro 2016 th (Apertura 2016)
Xelajú   Hernán Medford Resigned 2016   Carlos Jurado 2016 th (Apertura 2016)

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Suchitepéquez 22 12 3 7 36 23 +13 39 Qualified to the Semifinals
2 Municipal 22 9 9 4 29 21 +8 36
3 Comunicaciones 22 9 5 8 32 27 +5 32 Qualified to the Quarterfinals
4 Malacateco 22 9 4 9 35 24 +11 31
5 Antigua GFC 22 8 7 7 27 23 +4 31
6 Marquense 22 8 7 7 30 29 +1 31
7 Guastatoya 22 10 1 11 26 28 −2 31
8 Mictlan 22 8 6 8 21 28 −7 30
9 Universidad SC 22 8 5 9 32 29 +3 29
10 Xelajú MC 22 5 9 8 19 25 −6 24
11 Petapa 22 5 8 9 33 40 −7 23
12 Cobán Imperial 22 5 8 9 17 40 −23 23
Updated to match(es) played on 8 May 2016. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ANT COB COM GUA MAL MAR MIC MUN PET SUC USC XEL
Antigua GFC 0–0 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–4 2–1 2–0 4–1 0–1 1–0 0–0
Cobán Imperial 1–1 1–3 0–0 3–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–2 2–1 2–2 0–0
Comunicaciones 2–1 4–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–4 1–0
Guastatoya 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 3–4 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 2–0
Malacateco 2–1 9–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 2–0
Marquense 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–4 2–2
Mictlan 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 3–3 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–2
Municipal 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 8–2 3–2 1–1 2–1
Petapa 1–1 1–1 1–1 6–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–3 2–2
Suchitepéquez 0–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1
Universidad SC 3–1 4–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–6 0–0
Xelajú MC 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on 8 May 2016. Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1 Suchitepéquez 2 2 4
4 Malacateco 1 0 1
4 Malacateco 0 3 3
5 Antigua GFC 2 0 2
1 Suchitepéquez 1 3 4
3 Comunicaciones 2 0 2
3 Comunicaciones 3 1 4
6 Marquense 3 0 3
2 CSD Municipal 0 2 2
3 Comunicaciones 1 1 2
3  
6  

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo Malacateco 3-0 Antigua GFC 0–2
Comunicaciones 4–3 Marquense 3–3 1–0
  1. Order of legs reversed.


First legEdit

Antigua GFC2–0Deportivo Malacateco
Alexis Matta   35'
Óscar Isaula   58'

Marquense3–3Comunicaciones
Kevin Elias Castellanos   17'
Fank De León   35', 61'
Rolando Blackburn   30'
Emiliano López   58', 85'

Second legEdit

Comunicaciones won 4–3 on aggregate.


Malacateco won 3–2 on aggregate.

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Suchitepéquez Deportivo Malacateco 2–1
CSD Municipal Comunicaciones 0–1

First legEdit

Deportivo Malacateco1-2Suchitepéquez
J. Valenzuela   71' O. Salazar   9'
G. Esquivel   62'

Comunicaciones1-0 CSD Municipal
Jairo Arreola   2'

Second legEdit

Suchitepéquez won 4–1 on aggregate.


Comunicaciones won 2-2 on aggregate.

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg


First legEdit

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Second legEdit

v

won – on aggregate.

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Suchitepéquez (C, Q) 44 22 7 15 72 50 +22 73 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League group stage
2 Antigua GFC (C, Q) 44 19 12 13 55 42 +13 69
3 Comunicaciones 44 20 9 15 58 47 +11 69
4 Municipal 44 18 13 13 57 48 +9 67
5 Guastatoya 44 19 8 17 59 51 +8 65
6 Xelajú MC 44 18 11 15 41 42 −1 65
7 Marquense 44 16 12 16 52 57 −5 60
8 Petapa 44 14 14 16 62 71 −9 56
9 Mictlan 44 15 11 18 45 56 −11 56
10 Cobán Imperial 44 12 15 17 37 66 −29 51
11 Malacateco 44 13 9 22 59 65 −6 48
12 Universidad SC 44 12 11 21 48 76 −28 47
Updated to match(es) played on 2016. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified for the phase indicated

List of foreign players in the leagueEdit

This is a list of foreign players in Clausura 2016. The following players:

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

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

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit