2015–16 Primera División de Fútbol Profesional season

The 2015–16 Primera División de Fútbol Profesional season (also known as the Liga Pepsi) is the 18th season and 35th and 36th tournament of El Salvador's Primera División since its establishment of an Apertura and Clausura format. Isidro Metapán and Santa Tecla were the defending champions of the Apertura and Clausura, respectively. The league will consist of 12 teams. There will be two seasons conducted under identical rules, with each team playing a home and away game against the other clubs for a total of 22 games per tournament. At the end of each half-season tournament, the top 8 teams in that tournament's regular season standings will take part in the playoffs. The champions of Apertura and Clausura will both qualify for the 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League. Should the same team win both tournaments, the runners-up with the best aggregate record will qualify for the Champions League.

Primera División de Fútbol de El Salvador
Season2015–16
ChampionsAlianza (Apertura)
Dragón (Clausura)
RelegatedAtlético Marte
Champions LeagueAlianza
Dragón
Matches played145 (Apertura)
Goals scored358 (2.47 per match) (Apertura)
Top goalscorerDavid Rugamas (Isidro Metapán) 12
Biggest home winSanta Tecla 8–0 Pasaquina (February 12, 2016)
Biggest away winFAS 0–5 Santa Tecla (November 22, 2015)
Highest scoringIsidro Metapán 3–4 Alianza (August 9, 2015)
Sonsonate 3–4 Alianza (September 26, 2015)
Santa Tecla 5–2 Alianza (September 30, 2015)
Longest winning run7 games by: FAS
Longest unbeaten run7 games by: Dragón, FAS
Longest winless run12 games by: Juventud Independiente, UES
Longest losing run5 games by: UES
201415
All statistics correct as of December 20, 2015.

Team informationEdit

A total of 12 teams will contest the league, including 9 sides from the Clausura 2014 and 3 promoted from the 2014–15 Segunda División.

The 2015 season features the addition of two extra sides from the Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño. These were decided based on how good the club infrastructure, fan base and lastly if they secured the 100,000 dollar Primera División license [1]

C.D. Atlético Marte were relegated to 2015–16 Segunda División the previous season.

The relegated team was replaced by the 2014–15 Segunda División playoffs promotion winner. Real Destroyer won the Clausura 2015 title, this led to take part of the promotion playoffs along with the Apertura 2014 champions side C.D. Guadalupano. Real Destroyer won the playoffs by the score of 5–2.

Promotion and relegationEdit

Promoted from Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño as of June, 2015.

Relegated to Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño as of June, 2015.

  • Last Place: Atlético Marte (However, purchased new spot in the Primera División)

FranchisesEdit

The 2015–16 Primera División de Fútbol Profesional season features the increase of two additional sides, Atlético Marte and C.D. Chalatenango. Both clubs were the only teams that nominated themselves (which included a 100,000 payment) and as such were accepted.

Further ChangesEdit

Real Destroyer later sold their spot to C.D. Sonsonate for 75,000 dollars.[2]

Firpo purchased the spot of Juventud Independiente after the end of the Apertura season. Although the club will play under their own colours, flags, jersey, stadium, coaching staff, directors and players, they were forced to be registered under the name and have the same points as Juventud Independiente.[3]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
C.D. Águila San Miguel Juan Francisco Barraza 10,000
Alianza F.C. San Salvador Estadio Cuscatlán 53,400
C.D. Atlético Marte San Salvador Estadio Cuscatlán 53,400
C.D. Chalatenango Chalatenango Estadio José Gregorio Martínez 15,000
C.D. Dragón San Miguel Juan Francisco Barraza 10,000
C.D. FAS Santa Ana Estadio Óscar Quiteño 15,000
C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo[] Usulután Estadio Sergio Torres 5,000
A.D. Isidro Metapán Metapán Estadio Jorge Calero Suárez 8,000
C.D. Juventud Independiente San Juan Opico Complejo Municipal 5,000
C.D. Pasaquina Pasaquina Estadio San Sebastián 5,000
Santa Tecla F.C. Santa Tecla Estadio Las Delicias 10,000
C.D. Sonsonate Sonsonate Estadio Anna Mercedes Campos 8,000
C.D. Universidad de El Salvador San Salvador Estadio Jorge "Mágico" González 32,000
  1. Information for Firpo is as of the time of their purchase of Juventud's spot at the end of the Apertura season.

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Águila   Pedro Arieta   Daniel Casanova Joma Tigo, Canal 4, Pepsi, Mister Donut
Alianza   Lisandro Pohl Nuñez   Jorge Rodríguez Lotto Sinai, Canal 4, Maseca, Los Rinconcitos, Pepsi, Tigo
Atlético Marte   Hugo Carrillo   Carlos "El Cacho" Meléndez Galaxia Pan Rosvil, Vive, La Curaçao, Foskrol, UFG
Chalatenango   Rigoberto Mejía   Carlos Mijangos Milán Lemus, Alcaldía Municipal de Chalatenango, Canal 4
Dragón   Carlos Martinez Meza   Omar Sevilla Galaxia Texas Casino, Hotel Real Centro, Canal 4, Las Perlitas, Tiendas Galo
FAS   Rafael Villacorta   Agustín Castillo Mitre Coop-1 de R.L., Alba Petróleos, Pilsener, Lays Chips, Tigo, Casino Montecarlo
Firpo   Raul Galo   Ramón Sánchez Milán Canal 4, Alcaldía de San Juan Opico, Ria
Isidro Metapán   Rafael Morataya   Misael Alfaro Milán Bimbo, Arroz San Pedro, Holcim, Pepsi, Canal 4
Juventud Independiente   Romeo Barillas   Jorge Abrego Milán Canal 4, Alcaldía de San Juan Opico, Ria
Pasaquina   Oscar Ramirez   Víctor Coreas Milán Megafrío, Aleve Extra Fuerte, Canal 4, Ria
Sonsonate   Pedro Contreras   German Pérez Milán ProACES, Leche Salud, Caja de Crédito de Sonsonate, AlfaParf, Alcaldía de Sonsonate, Ferretería Santa Sofía
Santa Tecla   Oscar Órtiz   Osvaldo Escudero Milán Rio Bingo, La Curaçao, Canal 21, Plaza Merliot, Pollo Indio, Petrox, Claro, Pepsi
UES   Rufino Quezada   William Renderos Iraheta Galaxia Alba Petróleos, MK, Canal 4

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
Águila   Julio Dely Valdés Contract finished April 2015   Eraldo Correia May 2015 6th (Clausura 2015)
Dragón   Abel Blanco Interim finished April 2015   Omar Sevilla June 2015 10th (Clausura 2015)
Atlético Marte   Daniel Fernández Contract finished April 2015   Carlos "El Cacho" Meléndez June 2015 8th (Clausura 2015)
Pasaquina   Juan Andrés Sarulyte Contract finished, not renewed May 2015   Víctor Coreas June 2015 7th (Clausura 2015)
Juventud Independiente   Juan Ramón Sánchez Resigned, hired as El Salvador under 23 May 2015   Jorge Abrego June 2015 3rd (Clausura 2015)
Chalatenango   Ricardo Serrano Moved to become assistant coach June 2015   Juan Andrés Sarulyte June 2015 Newly Promoted

During the Apertura seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Sonsonate   German Pérez Resigned August 2015   Ennio Mendoza and Mario Elias Guevara (Caretaker) August 2015 12th (Apertura 2015)
Sonsonate   Ennio Mendoza and Mario Elias Guevara Caretaker tenure finished, moved back to assistant and reserve August 2015   Héctor Jara August 2015 12th (Apertura 2015)
Chalatenango   Juan Andrés Sarulyte Sacked August 2015   Ricardo Serrano August 2015 11th (Apertura 2015)
UES   William Renderos Iraheta Sacked September 2015   Efrain Burgos September 2015 12th (Apertura 2015)
Atlético Marte   Carlos "El Cacho" Meléndez Sacked September 2015   Douglas Vidal Jiménez September 2015 11th (Apertura 2015)
Sonsonate   Héctor Jara Sacked October 2015   Edwin Portillo October 2015 9th (Apertura 2015)

Between Apertura and Clausura seasonsEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Águila   Eraldo Correia Contract finished December 2015   Juan Ramón Sánchez December 2015 2nd (Apertura 2015)
Pasaquina   Víctor Coreas Resigned for personal reason December 2015   Hugo Ovelar December 2015 7th (Apertura 2015)
Chalatenango   Ricardo Serrano Resigned December 2015   Nelson Mauricio Ancheta December 2015 6th (Apertura 2015)
FAS   Agustín Castillo Contract finished December 2015   Carlos Martinez Sequeira December 2015 5th (Apertura 2015)
UES   Efrain Burgos Resigned December 2015   Edgar "Kiko" Henríquez December 2015 12th (Apertura 2015)

During the Clausura seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Chalatenango   Nelson Mauricio Ancheta Resigned due to conflict with president January 2016   Ricardo Serrano January 2016 6th (Clausura 2016)
Atlético Marte   Douglas Vidal Jiménez Sacked February 2016   Juan Andrés Sarulyte February 2016 12th (Clausura 2016)
Alianza   Rubén Alonso Resigned February 2016     Milton Meléndez and Juan Carlos Serrano (Caretaker) February 2016 9th (Clausura 2016)
Alianza     Milton Meléndez and Juan Carlos Serrano (Caretaker) End of Caretaker role February 2016   Daniel Fernandez February 2016 9th (Clausura 2016)
Firpo   Alvaro Misael Alfaro Resignation March 2016   Jose Mario Martinez March 2016 3rd(Clausura 2016)
Atlético Marte   Juan Andrés Sarulyte Sacked March 2016   Efrain Burgos March 2016 12th (Clausura 2016)
C.D. FAS   Carlos Martinez Sequeira Mutual termination March 2016   Roberto Gamarra March 2016 9th (Clausura 2016)
C.D. Sonsonate   Edwin Portillo Mutual termination April 2016   William Renderos Iraheta April 2016 8th (Clausura 2016)
C.D. Sonsonate   William Renderos Iraheta Resigned April 2016   Ennio Mendoza and Mario Elias Guevara (Caretaker) April 2016 10th (Clausura 2016)

Apertura 2015Edit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Isidro Metapán 22 11 6 5 42 16 +26 39 Qualification to playoffs
2 Águila 22 10 9 3 32 21 +11 39
3 Alianza 22 10 8 4 39 27 +12 38
4 Santa Tecla 22 9 7 6 47 34 +13 34
5 FAS 22 9 7 6 28 28 0 34
6 Chalatenango 22 8 6 8 23 27 −4 30
7 Pasaquina 22 6 10 6 27 27 0 28
8 Dragón 22 6 9 7 26 25 +1 27
9 Juventud Independiente 22 5 7 10 20 33 −13 22
10 Sonsonate 22 4 8 10 22 38 −16 20
11 Atlético Marte 22 3 10 9 16 29 −13 19
12 UES 22 3 9 10 13 30 −17 18
Updated to match(es) played on November 29, 2015. Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Positions by roundEdit

This table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve the chronological evolution, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 3, but then postponed and played between days 6 and 7, it will be added to the standings for day 6.

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Isidro Metapán4=891078910119444443333111
Águila3111222242222111111222
Alianza4=353334434333335544433
Santa Tecla1625895576677657775554
FAS10532111111111222222345
Chalatenango4=101011111111128=7888878667776
Pasaquina4=468978965755764456667
Dragón11774443323566586888888
Juventud Independiente121286556610101111101011111010101099
Sonsonate4=111212121212858999910999991010
Atlético Marte224766778=1110101111910111111111111
UES4=9119101010111212121212121212121212121212
Leader and qualification to playoffs
Qualification to playoffs
Source: [2]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ÁGU ALI ATM CHA DRA FAS MET JUV PAS STE SON UES
Águila 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 1–0
Alianza 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 4–1 1–1
Atlético Marte 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–2
Chalatenango 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–1
Dragón 0–0 0–3 5–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–1
C.D. FAS 2–1 3–1 2–3 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–5 1–1 1–0
Isidro Metapán 1–1 3–4 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–3 5–0 2–0 5–0 4–0 0–1
Juventud Independiente 1–3 0–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 3–2 2–2 2–0 2–2
Pasaquina 1–1 3–0 0–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1
Santa Tecla 2–1 5–2 2–2 6–1 2–2 2–0 0–3 2–0 4–2 4–2 4–0
Sonsonate 0–3 3–4 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0
C.D. Universidad de El Salvador 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

ScoringEdit

ClubEdit

  • Most clean sheets: Isidro Metapán
    • 11
  • Fewest clean sheets: Sonsonate
    • 3
  • Best Home record during the Apertura season: Santa Tecla
    • 26 out of 33 points (8 wins, 2 draws, and 1 loss)
  • Worst Home record during the Apertura season: UES
    • 8 out of 33 points (1 win, 5 draws, and 5 losses)
  • Best Away record during the Apertura season: Alianza
    • 18 out of 33 points (5 wins, 3 draws, and 3 losses)
  • Worst Away record during the Apertura season: Juventud Independiente
    • 6 out of 33 points (1 win, 3 draws, and 7 losses)
  • Highest scoring team: Santa Tecla
    • 47 goals
  • Lowest scoring team: UES
    • 13 goals

DisciplineEdit

AttendancesEdit

Ranked from highest to lowest average attendance.

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Sonsonate 59,120 8,665 0 5,001 n/a
2 Alianza 51,673 12,574 0 4,697 n/a
3 Chalatenango 40,605 0 0 3,691 n/a
4 Águila 30,025 0 0 2,729 n/a
5 FAS 25,779 8,683 0 2,343 n/a
6 Isidro Metapán 9,484 0 0 948 n/a
7 Santa Tecla 11,737 0 0 1,067 n/a
8 Dragón 4,490 0 0 1,496 n/a
9 Pasaquina 8,129 0 0 812 n/a
10 Juventud Independiente 6,298 0 184 572 n/a
11 Atlético Marte 7,127 0 107 890 n/a
12 UES 4,234 0 0 529 n/a
League total 258,701 12,574 107 0 n/a

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals
1   David Rugamas Isidro Metapán 12
2   Williams Reyes Águila 11
3   Bladimir Díaz Chalatenango 10
3   Ricardinho Santa Tecla 10
3   Irvin Herrera Santa Tecla 10
6   Josimar FAS 9
6   Nicolás Muñoz Águila 9
6   Rodolfo Zelaya Alianza 9
9   Devaughn Elliott Pasaquina 8
9   Josué Flores Isidro Metapán 8

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Williams Reyes Águila Juventud Independiente 3–1 September 27, 2015
  David Rugamas Isidro Metapán Juventud Independiente 5–0 October 1, 2015
  Irvin Herrera Santa Tecla Chalatenango 6–1 November 14, 2015
  Luis Hinestroza Santa Tecla FAS 5–0 November 22, 2015

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
             
6 Chalatenango 1 2 3
3 Alianza 1 3 4
3 Alianza 1 2 3
2 Águila 0 2 2
7 Pasaquina 0 0 0
2 Águila 1 1 2
3 Alianza 1
5 FAS 0
5 FAS 0 2 2
4 Santa Tecla 0 1 1
5 FAS 2 0 2
1 Isidro Metapán 1 0 1
8 Dragón 1 0 1
1 Isidro Metapán (s) 0 1 1

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dragón 1–1 (s) Isidro Metapán 1–0 0–1
Pasaquina 0–2 Águila 0–1 0–1
Chalatenango 3–4 Alianza 1–1 2–3
Santa Tecla 1–2[] FAS 0–0 1–2
  1. Order of legs reversed.
First legEdit
Pasaquina0–1Águila
Nicolás Muñoz   10'
Attendance: 2,274[4]
Referee: Elmer Martínez[5]

Chalatenango1–1Alianza
Bladimir Díaz   22'
Ricardo Figueroa   47'
Jonathan Philippe   6'
Attendance: 5,008[6]
Referee: Jaime Carpio Mejía[5]

FAS0–0Santa Tecla
Attendance: 2,290[7]
Referee: Jaime Herrera[5]

Dragón1–0Isidro Metapán
Jackson de Oliveira   33'
Referee: Edenílson Ventura Santos[5]
Second legEdit
Isidro Metapán1–0Dragón
David Rugamas   80'

1–1 on aggregate. Isidro Metapán advanced as the higher seeded team.[9]


Águila1–0Pasaquina
Nicolás Muñoz   4' Juan José Romero   44'
Attendance: 3,532[10]
Referee: Jaime Herrera[8]

Águila won 2–0 on aggregate.


Alianza3–2Chalatenango
Oscar Guerrero   73'
Herbert Sosa   76'
Portillo   86'
Bladimir Díaz   14',   89'
Henry Reyes   47'
Attendance: 8,678[10]
Referee: Elmer Bonilla Ruíz[8]

Alianza won 4–3 on aggregate.


Santa Tecla1–2FAS
Irvin Herrera   16' Walter Martínez   18', 55'
Cristian Álvarez   64'
Attendance: 3,414[10]
Referee: Germán Martínez Miranda[8]

FAS won 2–1 on aggregate.

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FAS 2–1 Isidro Metapán 2–1 0–0
Alianza 3–2 Águila 1–0 2–2
First legEdit
FAS2–1Isidro Metapán
Walter Martínez   39', 75' Paolo Suárez   82'
Attendance: 7,376[11]
Referee: Jaime Carpio Mejía[12]

Alianza1–0Águila
Jonathan Philippe   44' (pen.)
Attendance: 19,150[11]
Referee: Edenílson Ventura Santos[12]
Second legEdit
Isidro Metapán0–0FAS
Henry Hernández   78'

FAS won 2–1 on aggregate.


Águila2–2Alianza
Nicolás Muñoz   50' (pen.)
Deris Umanzor   67'
Portillo   18'
Rodolfo Zelaya   70'
Attendance: 9,568[13]
Referee: Ismael Cornejo[14]

Alianza won 3–2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Alianza1–0FAS
Ramón Martínez   57'
Attendance: 27,998[15]
Referee: Jaime Herrera[16]


 Apertura 2015 Champions 
Alianza
11th title

Clausura 2016Edit

Results and statistics listed in the Clausura season for Juventud Independiente are actually those of Firpo, which purchased the spot at the end of the Apertura season but was forced to register as Juventud.[3]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Águila 22 13 7 2 29 12 +17 46 Qualification for the playoffs
2 Santa Tecla 22 12 9 1 45 14 +31 45
3 Juventud Independiente 22 12 5 5 31 22 +9 41
4 Alianza 22 8 10 4 33 18 +15 34
5 Isidro Metapán 22 6 11 5 27 26 +1 29
6 Dragón 22 7 7 8 24 23 +1 28
7 Pasaquina 22 7 5 10 28 37 −9 26
8 Chalatenango 22 6 7 9 28 39 −11 25
9 UES 22 8 1 13 21 32 −11 25
10 Sonsonate 22 6 5 11 24 35 −11 23
11 FAS 22 5 6 11 20 26 −6 21
12 Atlético Marte 22 3 5 14 17 43 −26 14
Updated to match(es) played on February 28, 2016. Source: primerafutboles.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Positions by roundEdit

This table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve the chronological evolution, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 3, but then postponed and played between days 6 and 7, it will be added to the standings for day 6.

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Águila31122112212221
Juventud Independiente8=3211233333333
Santa Tecla8=81075321121112
Sonsonate4=96974999989910
Chalatenango6=5443565466788
Dragón1110789646655556
FAS26854788889111111
Pasaquina4=4336810101011108107
Alianza12568954544444
Isidro Metapán6=7910101077777665
UES12121212121111111110111079
Atlético Marte1011111111121212121212121212
Leader and qualification to playoffs
Qualification to playoffs
Source: [3]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ÁGU ALI ATM CHA DRA FAS MET JUV PAS STE SON UES
Águila 0–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0
Alianza 2–0 6–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 3–0
Atlético Marte 0–1 0–4 1–2 0–3 0–2 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0
Chalatenango 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–1
Dragón 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–0
C.D. FAS 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–3 0–1 3–3 1–2 1–2 2–3 4–0 1–0
Isidro Metapán 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–0
Juventud Independiente 0–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 3–0 3–2 2–1 0–3 1–0 2–1
Pasaquina 0–1 2–2 4–1 1–3 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–3 2–0
Santa Tecla 2–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 8–0 0–1 5–0
Sonsonate 1–2 1–1 2–3 3–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0
C.D. Universidad de El Salvador 1–3 0–2 1–0 4–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 0–2 4–0
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Updated to games played on February 28, 2016.
The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

ScoringEdit

ClubEdit

  • Most clean sheets: C.D. Águila
    • 12
  • Fewest clean sheets: Atlético Marte
    • 3
  • Best Home record during the Clausura season: C.D. Águila
    • 27 out of 33 points (8 wins, 3 draws, and 0 loss)
  • Worst Home record during the Clausura season: Atlético Marte
    • 7 out of 33 points (2 wins, 1 draw, and 8 losses)
  • Best Away record during the Clausura season: Santa Tecla F.C.
    • 21 out of 33 points (5 wins, 6 draws, and 0 losses)
  • Worst Away record during the Clausura season: UES
    • 3 out of 33 points (1 win, 0 draws, and 10 losses)
  • Highest scoring team: Santa Tecla F.C.
    • 45 goals
  • Lowest scoring team: Atlético Marte
    • 16 goals

DisciplineEdit

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Alianza 48,871 8,326 0 0 n/a
2 Sonsonate 39,404 8,019 0 0 n/a
3 Chalatenango 28,345 0 0 0 n/a
4 Águila 24,790 0 0 0 n/a
5 UES 21,416 0 179 0 n/a
6 FAS 14,617 0 0 0 n/a
7 Juventud Independiente 10,318 0 0 0 n/a
8 Santa Tecla 9,964 0 0 0 n/a
9 Atlético Marte 8,849 0 192 0 n/a
10 Pasaquina 6,701 0 0 0 n/a
11 Dragón 4,759 0 0 0 n/a
12 Isidro Metapán 4,091 0 0 0 n/a
League total 0 0 0 0 n/a

Source:[citation needed]

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals
1   Bladimir Díaz C.D. Chalatenango 15
2     Nicolás Muñoz C.D. Águila 13
3   Williams Reyes Juventud Independiente 11
4   Allan Murialdo C.D. Dragón 9
5   Ricardinho Santa Tecla F.C. 8
6   Oscar Guerrero Alianza F.C. 8
7   José Peña A.D. Isidro Metapán 8
8   Herbert Sosa Alianza F.C. 8
9   Jackson de Oliveira C.D. Dragón 7
10   Gerson Mayen Santa Tecla F.C. 7

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Williams Reyes Juventud Independiente FAS 3–0 January 23, 2016
  William Maldonado Santa Tecla F.C. UES 5–0 2016


PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
             
6 Dragón 3 0 3
3 Juventud Independiente 0 2 2
6 Dragón 0 1 1
2 Santa Tecla 0 0 0
7 Pasaquina 2 0 2
2 Santa Tecla 2 4 6
6 Dragón 1
1 Águila 0
5 Isidro Metapán 0 0 0
4 Alianza 0 1 1
4 Alianza 0 1 1
1 Águila 1 2 3
8 Chalatenango 0 1 1
1 Águila 4 0 4

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dragón 3–2 Juventud Independiente 3–0 0–2
Pasaquina 2–6 Santa Tecla 2–2 0–4
Chalatenango 1–4 Águila 0–4 1–0
Isidro Metapán 0–1[] Alianza 0–0 0–1
  1. Order of legs reversed.
First legEdit
Pasaquina2–2Santa Tecla
Manuel Lucero   24'
Gustavo Guerreño   56'
Lester Blanco   7'
Gerson Mayen   41' (pen.)
Attendance: 667
Referee: Marlón Mejía

Dragón3–0Juventud Independiente
Christian Portillo   11'
Óscar Jiménez   22' (o.g.)
Jackson de Oliveira   48'
Referee: Ismael Cornejo

Chalatenango0–4Águila
Héctor Ramos   9'   10'
Nicolás Muñoz   51'   90'
Attendance: 4, 426
Referee: Jaime Carpio

Isidro Metapán0–0Alianza
Referee: Joel Aguilar Chicas
Second legEdit
Juventud Independiente2–0Dragón
Marvin Ramos   56'
Marcelo Posadas   67' (o.g.)

Dragón won 3–2 on aggregate.


Águila0–1Chalatenango
Bladimir Díaz   71'

Águila won 4–1 on aggregate.


Alianza1–0Isidro Metapán
Élmer Abarca   2'

Alianza won 1–0 on aggregate.


Santa Tecla4–0Pasaquina
Ivan Mancia   20'
Gerson Mayen   33'
Marlón Cornejo   56'
Gilberto Baires   59'

Santa Tecla won 6–2 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alianza 1–3 Águila 1–0 1–2
Santa Tecla 0–1 Dragón 0–0 0–1
First legEdit
Dragón0–0Santa Tecla
Jackson de Oliveira   69'

Alianza0–1Águila
Héctor Ramos   94'
Second legEdit
Santa Tecla0–1Dragón
Luis Hernández   76'

Dragón won 1–0 on aggregate.


Águila2–1Alianza
Nicolás Muñoz   55'   62' (pen.) Herbert Sosa   36' (pen.)

Águila won 3–1 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Águila0–1Dragón
Wilman Torres   38'
Attendance: 28, 911
Referee: Jaime Carpio


 Clausura 2016 Champions 
Dragón
3rd title

Aggregate tableEdit

If the same team wins both Apertura and Clausura tournaments, the higher ranked runner-up team in the aggregate table will earn the second qualification position to 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Águila 44 23 16 5 61 33 +28 85
2 Santa Tecla 44 21 16 7 92 48 +44 79
3 Alianza 44 18 18 8 72 45 +27 72 CONCACAF Champions League[a]
4 Isidro Metapán 44 17 17 10 69 42 +27 68
5 Juventud Independiente 44 17 12 15 51 58 −7 63
6 Dragón 44 13 16 15 50 48 +2 55 CONCACAF Champions League[b]
7 FAS 44 14 13 17 48 54 −6 55
8 Chalatenango 44 14 13 17 51 66 −15 55
9 Pasaquina 44 13 15 16 55 64 −9 54
10 UES 44 11 10 23 37 62 −25 43
11 Sonsonate 44 10 13 21 46 73 −27 43
12 Atlético Marte 44 6 15 23 33 72 −39 33 Segunda División
Source: primerafutboles.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ As Apertura champions
  2. ^ As Clausura champions

Positions by roundEdit

This table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve the chronological evolution, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 3, but then postponed and played between days 6 and 7, it will be added to the standings for day 6.

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Águila3111222242222111111222
Isidro Metapán4=891078910119444443333111
Santa Tecla1625895576677657775554
Alianza4=353334434333335544433
FAS10532111111111222222345
Chalatenango4=101011111111128=7888878667776
Dragón11774443323566586888888
Pasaquina4=468978965755764456667
Juventud Independiente121286556610101111101011111010101099
Sonsonate4=111212121212858999910999991010
UES4=9119101010111212121212121212121212121212
Atlético Marte224766778=1110101111910111111111111
Source: [4]
  = Relegation to Segunda División
Team ╲ Round23242526272829303132333435363738394041424344
Águila1111111111111111
Isidro Metapán33334234444444
Santa Tecla55655322222222
Alianza22222443333333
FAS44543566666777
Chalatenango66466677777888
Dragón88888788888666
Pasaquina77777899999999
Juventud Independiente99999955555555
Sonsonate1010101010101010101010101111
UES1212121212111111111111111010
Atlético Marte1111111111121212121212121212
Source: [5]
  = Relegation to Segunda División

List of foreign players in the leagueEdit

This is a list of foreign players in the 2015–16 season. The following players:

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

A new rule was introduced this season, that clubs can have five foreign players per club (though two have to be from Central America) and can only add a new player if there is an injury or a player/s is released.

  (player released during the Apertura season)   (player released between the Apertura and Clausura seasons)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Doce equipos para el apertura 2015". El Salvador.com. 2015-05-22. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Real Destroyer le vendió la categoría al Sonsonate". elGrafico.com. 2015-07-13. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo regresa a la Primera División". La Página. 2015-12-03.
  4. ^ Primera Fútbol ES [@primerafutboles] (December 3, 2015). "Taquillas 4tos. Final, Juegos Ida @Pasaquina_FC vs @cdaguilaoficial Ingresos $17,088. Gastos $2,278. Favor club $14,810. Aficionados 2,274" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ a b c d Primera Fútbol ES [@primerafutboles] (December 2, 2015). "Nombramientos Arbitrales, Cat. Mayor para los Cuartos de Final, Juegos de Ida. #LigaPepsi #Apertura2015" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Primera Fútbol ES [@primerafutboles] (December 3, 2015). "Taquillas 4tos. Final, Juegos Ida @cdchalatenango vs @AlianzaFC_sv Ingresos $22,736. Gastos $1,550. Favor club $21,186. Aficionados 5,008" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ Primera Fútbol ES [@primerafutboles] (December 3, 2015). "Taquillas 4tos. Final, Juegos Ida @CDeportivoFAS vs @santateclafc Ingresos $9,481.- Gastos $3,354.94 Favor club $6,126.06 Aficionados 2,290" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ a b c d Primera Fútbol ES [@primerafutboles] (December 4, 2015). "Nombramientos Cat. Mayor para los #CuartosDeFinal #JuegosDeVuelta #LigaPepsi #Apertura2015 #NuestraPasión" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Primera Fútbol ES [@primerafutboles] (December 6, 2015). "Resultados #JuegosDeVuelta #CuartosDeFinal @Isidro_Metapan 1-0 @Cd_Dragon_sv (Global 1-1), por mejor posición clasifican los jaguares" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ a b c Primera Fútbol ES [@primerafutboles] (December 7, 2015). "#CuartosDeFinal #JuegosDeVuelta Taquillas y aficionados #LigaPepsi #NuestroPasión #Apertura2015" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ a b Primera Fútbol ES [@primerafutboles] (December 11, 2015). "Taquillas y aficionados de los #JuegosDeIda #Semifinales #LigaPepsi #Apertura2015 Vía @CDeportivoFAS @AlianzaFC_sv" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ a b Primera Fútbol ES [@primerafutboles] (December 9, 2015). "Árbitros asignados para los Juegos de Ida, Semifinales. Cat. Mayor y Reserva. #LigaPepsi #NuestraPasión #Apertura" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Primera Fútbol ES [@primerafutboles] (December 14, 2015). "Taquilla #Semifinal, J. Vuelta @cdaguilaoficial vs @AlianzaFC_sv Ingreso $69,239.- Gastos $6,156.11 Favor club $63,082.89 Aficionados 9,568" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ FESFUT [@fesfut_sv] (December 12, 2015). "Comunicado Comisión Nacional de Árbitros" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  15. ^ Primera Fútbol ES [@primerafutboles] (December 21, 2015). "Taquilla y aficionados de la #FinaLigaPepsi #Apertura2015 #NuestraPasión @AlianzaFC_sv vs @CDeportivoFAS" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Primera Fútbol ES [@primerafutboles] (December 18, 2015). "Árbitros designados #FinalLigaPepsi #Apertura2015 Mayor y Reservas. #LigaPepsi #NuestraPasión #AlianzaFCvsCDFAS" (Tweet) – via Twitter.