2015–16 Primera División de Nicaragua

The 2015–16 season in Primera División de Nicaragua was divided into two tournaments (Apertura and Clausura) and determined the 67th and 68th champions in the history of the league. It also provided the sole berth for the 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League. The Apertura tournament was played in the second half of 2015, while the Clausura was played in the first half of 2016.[1]

Primera División
Season2015–16
ChampionsApertura:
UNAN Managua
Clausura:
Real Esteli
RelegatedDeportivo Ocotal
ART Municipal Jalapa
Champions LeagueReal Esteli
Matches played192
Goals scored556 (2.9 per match)
Top goalscorerApertura:
Daniel Reyes - 13 goals
Clausura:
Luis Galeano
Carlos Chavarría - 13 goals
Biggest home winApertura: UNAN Managua 9-1 Jalapa
Clausura: UNAN Managua 5-1 Juventus Managua
Biggest away winApertura: Managua 0-5 Real Esteli
Clausura: Ocotal 0-5 Real Esteli
Juventus Managua 0-5 Real Esteli
Highest scoringApertura: UNAN Managua 9-1 Jalapa
Clausura: Real Madriz 2-5 Real Esteli
Longest unbeaten runApertura: Real Esteli (15)
Clausura: Real Esteli (14)
Longest losing runApertura: Real Madriz (6)
Clausura: Juventus Managua (6)

TeamsEdit

A total of 10 teams will contest the league, including 8 sides from the 2015–16 season and one sids directly promoted from the 2014–145Segunda division. The final participant will be determined in a two-legged play-off, in which the 9th placed Primera division side UNAN Managua will play the team who finished second in Segunda division which was FC San Marcos. UNAN Managua won 6-0 on aggregate over FC San Marcos which meant they stayed in the Primera Division.

Promotion and relegationEdit

AperturaEdit

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Team informationEdit

Last updated: 2015

Personnel and sponsoring (2015 Apertura)Edit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ART Jalapa   Tyson Acevedo   TBD Claro, Argoris
Diriangén FC   Andrés Novara   David Solorzano Joma Claro, Totto
Chinandega FC   Reina Espinoza   TBD TBD
Juventus F.C.   Oscar Blanco   TBD TBD
Managua F.C.   Carlos Zambrana Silvio Aviles TBD Uno Lubricantes
Deportivo Ocotal   Roberto Chanampe   TBD TBD
Real Madriz   Leónidas Rodríguez   TBD TBD
Real Esteli F.C.   Ramón Otoniel Olivas     Elmer Mejia Galaxia TBD
UNAN Managua   Edward Urroz   Roberto Carlos Vanegas Joma UNAN Managua
Walter Ferretti   Flavio Da Silva   Denis Espinoza TBD TBD

Managerial changesEdit

Before the seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Deportivo Ocotal   Juan Ramon Trejo Contract Finished 2015   Roberto Chanampe 2015
Diriangén FC   Roberto Chanampe Contract finished 2015   Andrés Novara 2015

During the seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Deportivo Walter Ferretti   Flavio Da Silva Resigned September 2015   Marvin Solano September 2015
Deportivo Ocotal   Roberto Chanampe Resigned September 2015   Airon Reyes García September 2015
Diriangén FC   Andrés Novara Sacked October 2015   Javier Londono October 2015
Deportivo Ocotal   Airon Reyes García Sacked October 2015   Flavio Vanegas October 2015

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season began on 2015. The top four finishers will move on to the next stage of the competition.

ScoringEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Real Esteli 18 14 2 2 46 9 +37 44 Semi Finals Group
2 Walter Ferretti 18 12 2 4 37 19 +18 38
3 UNAN Managua 18 11 4 3 40 20 +20 37
4 Diriangén 18 9 2 7 28 21 +7 29
5 Juventus Managua 18 7 4 7 32 27 +5 25
6 Chinandega 18 5 6 7 18 25 −7 21
7 Managua 18 4 6 8 32 38 −6 18
8 Jalapa 18 3 5 10 15 40 −25 14
9 Ocotal 18 3 4 11 23 39 −16 13
10 Real Madriz 18 3 3 12 23 56 −33 12
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 JAL CHI DIR JUV MAN OCO RES RMD UNA WFE
Jalapa 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–3
Chinandega 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 0–0
Diriangén 2–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 3–1 0–1
Juventus Managua 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–3 7–0 1–2 2–4
Managua 1–1 2–1 3–1 5–5 6–2 0–5 5–0 3–3 2–5
Ocotal 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 4–1 1–3 4–0
Real Esteli 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 6–0 0–1 2–1
Real Madriz 5–2 2–3 0–4 1–4 1–0 3–3 2–5 2–2 0–2
UNAN Managua 9–1 6–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 3–2
Walter Ferretti 2–0 0–3 2–0 1–0 3–1 6–0 1–1 2–1 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718
Real Esteli246665645556532211
Managua58101010101091091010888877
Walter Ferretti453221122113111122
UNAN Managua624332211222224333
Diriangén111113453331443444
Juventus Managua835544336664355555
Chinandega767888874445666666
Ocotal99877991091089999999
Real Madriz10109997588898101010101010
Jalapa372456767777777788

PlayoffsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

First legEdit
Diriangén0-0Real Estelí
None None
Referee: Julio Arbizu

UNAN Managua1-0Walter Ferretti
Jonathan Donado   14' None
Second legEdit
Real Esteli0-1Diriangén
None Carlos Torres   32'

Diriangen won 1-0 on aggregate.


Walter Ferretti3-3UNAN Managua
Luis Mendoza   4', Raul Leguias   32', Daniel Cadena   84' Henry Garcia   5', Luis Fernando Gonzales   47', Jonathan Donado   71'

UNAN Managua won 4-3 on aggregate.

FinalsEdit

First legEdit
Diriangén0-1UNAN Managua
None Jonathan Donado   52'
Referee: Franklin Jarquin
Second legEdit
UNAN Managua2–1Diriangén
Daniel Reyes   33'
Juan Carlos Rosales   42'
Erick Tellez   58'

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 Nicaragua national football team on any level, independently from the birthplace

A new rule was introduced this year, that clubs can only have five foreign players in a squad.

ClausuraEdit

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Team informationEdit

Last updated: 2015

Personnel and sponsoring (2016 Clausura)Edit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ART Municipal Jalapa   Ángel Orellana TBD TBD TBD
Diriangén FC   Mario Reig   David Solorzano TBD TBD
Chinandega FC   Reina Espinoza   TBD
Juventus Managua   Douglas Urbina   José Alfredo Ramírez TBD TBD
Managua F.C.   Flavio Da Silva TBD TBD TBD
Deportivo Ocotal   Javier Reales   TBD TBD
Real Madriz   Elvin Roberto Cerna   Enoc Salgado TBD TBD
Real Esteli F.C.   Ramón Otoniel Olivas     Elmer Mejia TBD TBD
UNAN Managua   Edward Urroz   Henry Garcia TBD UNAN Managua
Walter Ferretti   José Valladares   Denis Espinoza TBD TBD

Managerial changesEdit

Before the seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Deportivo Walter Ferretti   Marvin Solano Contract Finished December 2015   José Valladares December 2015
Managua F.C.   Carlos Zambrana Sacked December 2015   Flavio Da Silva December 2015
Deportivo Ocotal   Flavio Vanegas interim finished December 2015   Javier Reales December 2015
Real Madriz   Leonidas Rodriguez interim finished January 2016   Elvin Roberto Cerna January 2016
ART Municipal Jalapa   Tyson Acevedo Resigned January 2016   Ángel Orellana January 2016
Diriangén FC   Javier Londono Resigned January 2016   Mario Reig January 2016

During the seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Deportivo Ocotal   Javier Reales Sacked February 2016   Juan Ramon Trejo February 2016
Diriangén FC   Mario Reig Resigned February 2016   Jose Luis Rugamas February 2016
Real Madriz   Elvin Roberto Cerna Resigned April 2016   Sindulio Castellanos April 2016

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season began on 2015. The top four finishers will move on to the next stage of the competition.

ScoringEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Real Esteli 18 13 4 1 43 9 +34 43 Semi Finals Group
2 Walter Ferretti 18 7 8 3 27 16 +11 29
3 UNAN Managua 18 7 6 5 24 21 +3 27
4 Diriangén 18 7 4 7 20 19 +1 25
5 Real Madriz 18 7 3 8 25 27 −2 24
6 Managua 18 6 5 7 21 23 −2 23
7 Jalapa 18 6 3 9 20 27 −7 21
8 Ocotal 18 5 5 8 21 32 −11 20
9 Chinandega 18 3 10 5 19 22 −3 19
10 Juventus Managua 18 2 6 10 16 40 −24 12
Updated to match(es) played on 24 April 2016. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away JAL CHI DIR JUV MAN OCO RES RMD UNA WFE
Jalapa 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–5 2–1 0–1 3–2
Chinandega 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1
Diriangén 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–2 1–2 0–1 0–1
Juventus Managua 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–5 1–0 0–2 1–3
Managua 1–0 0–1 1–3 4–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 2–2 0–1
Ocotal 2–1 4–2 1–2 4–0 0–1 0–5 2–3 0–0 1–0
Real Esteli 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 1–1
Real Madriz 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 4–0 2–5 2–1 1–1
UNAN Managua 1–2 2–1 3–1 5–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–0
Walter Ferretti 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–1 4–1 3–0
Updated to match(es) played on 24 April 2016. Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718
Real Estelí111311111111111111
Managua475544355666767646
Walter Ferretti732122222222222222
UNAN Managua599788843334343333
Diriangén854233434553434454
Juventus Managua626467777988101010101010
Chinandega988999998799899999
Ocotal101010101010101010101010988878
Real Madriz367876686445556565
Jalapa243655569877675787

PlayoffsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

First legEdit
UNAN Managua0–2Walter Ferretti
  87' Laureiro
  91' Dolmus

Diriangén1–2Real Estelí
Parrales   86' (pen.)   10' Galeano
  43' Galeano
Referee: Franklin Jarquin
Second legEdit
Real Estelí6–1Diriangén
Galeano   8'
Chavarría   10', 62'
Hernandez   12' (o.g.)
Téllez   46', 77' (o.g.)
  49' Martella
Referee: Jorge Ojeda

Real Estelí won 8-2 on aggregate.


Walter Ferretti0–1UNAN Managua
  48' Reyes

Walter Ferretti won 2-1 on aggregate.

FinalsEdit

First legEdit
Second legEdit
Real Estelí1–0Walter Ferretti
Chavarría   9'
Referee: Oscar Davila

Real Estelí won 1-0 on aggregate.

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 Nicaragua national football team on any level, independently from the birthplace

A new rule was introduced this year, that clubs can only have five foreign players in a squad.

Championship PlayoffEdit

First legEdit

Real Estelí2–0UNAN Managua
Chavarría   55'
Mejia   83'
Referee: Jorge Ojeda

Second legEdit

UNAN Managua1–1Real Estelí
Donado   66' (pen.)   80' Chavarría


 Primera Division
2016 Champion[4] 
Real Estelí
13th title

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Real Esteli (C) 36 27 6 3 89 18 +71 87 Qualification for 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Walter Ferretti 36 19 10 7 64 35 +29 67
3 UNAN Managua 36 18 10 8 64 41 +23 64
4 Diriangén 36 16 6 14 48 42 +6 54
5 Managua 36 10 11 15 51 59 −8 41
6 Chinandega 36 8 16 12 37 47 −10 40
7 Juventus Managua 36 9 10 17 48 67 −19 37
8 Real Madriz 36 10 6 20 48 83 −35 36
9 Jalapa (R) 36 9 8 19 34 67 −33 35 Relegation play-off
10 Ocotal (R) 36 8 9 19 44 71 −27 33 Relegation to 2016-2017 Segunda División de Fútbol de Nicaragua
Updated to match(es) played on May 2016. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nakor'd García. "Nicaragua 2015/2016". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  2. ^ Nakor'd García. "Apertura 2015". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  3. ^ Nakor'd García. "Clausura 2016". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  4. ^ Nakor'd García. "Championship Playoff 2016". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2016-06-04.

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