C.D. Marathón

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Club Deportivo Marathón is a Honduran football club founded in November 25 of 1925, based in San Pedro Sula, which currently plays in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional de Honduras.[1]

Marathón
CD Marathon.svg
Full nameClub Deportivo Marathón
Nickname(s)El Monstruo Verde (the Green Monster)
Los Panzas Verdes (the Green Bellies)
Verdolagas
Esmeraldas (Emeralds)
Sinfonía Verde (Green Symphony)
Founded25 November 1925; 94 years ago (1925-11-25)
GroundEstadio Yankel Rosenthal,
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Capacity5,500
OwnerOrinson Amaya
ManagerHector Vargas
LeagueLiga Nacional
2019 AperturaLiga Nacional, 2nd (regular season)
5th (postseason)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Club Deportivo Marathón was founded on 25 November 1925 in San Pedro Sula by Eloy Montes and a group of his friends.[2] Ever since, Marathón has become one of the most prestigious clubs in Honduras, winning multiple titles. The Club Deportivo Marathon has its own sporting venue that has different fields for both first-division team to the bottom and even a tennis cement based foosball lit for night games. The venue has since improved through the years by the support of Friends of the Marathon Group (GAMA) and the different boards that have led to the computer.

First title (1979)Edit

The club would get its first title in their history in 1979. Under orders from Ángel Ramón Rodríguez, Marathon was looking for their first championship in Honduras for the 1979 tournament. With figures like Roberto "Robot" Bailey, Arturo "Pacharaca" Bonilla, Francisco Javier Toledo, Celso Güity, Efraín "Pucho" Osorio, Ramón "Albañil" Osorio, René "Maravilla" Suazo, Jorge Alberto "Cuca" Bueso, Félix Carranza, Jorge Phoyoú (Uruguayan), Alberto Merelles (Argentina), Juan Carlos Wéber (Argentine) and others, the club remained in first place in the regular rounds, having secured their classification to the final.

Second title (1985)Edit

It took six years for Marathon to get a new title. This was achieved in 1983. At that time, Gonzalo Zelaya (who was champion with Sport Club and Social Vida two years earlier) of La Ceiba was the team coach. In the regular season, Marathon was second in their group behind Club Deportivo Olimpia on goal difference. In the final round, Marathon was the champion with 4 wins, 1 draw and only 1 loss to rivals: Life, Motagua and Olimpia. In the deciding match in San Pedro Sula, in the Estadio Francisco Morazán, Marathon faced the Life. With a goal by Roy Padilla Bardales, the emerald table won 1–0 and was crowned for the second time in its history.

Third title (2002)Edit

Marathon had a drought of nearly 17 years without any National League title. However, at the beginning of the new century, the club began having a resurgence. This is due to that, in 2001, the Honduran coach Jose de la Paz Herrera(better known as Chelato Uclés) began a renovation project on campus. Forming a team without much fame, Mr. Uclés led the Marathon again at the top; turning it again into a big team. In his second tournament (Apertura 2001) Marathon, led by Chelato's team went to the final, losing against Motagua on penalties (5–3).However, the great work of Marathon was applauded and recognized by several journalists, hobbyists and technicians in the country its offensive and attractive football. For the Clausura 2002, Marathon finally got what they desired: a championship. Finishing third in the regular rounds with 29 points, Marathon faced in the semifinals to Platense of Puerto Cortés.. In the first leg, Marathon won in San Pedro Sula 2–1 with a brace from Enrique Centeno Reneau; Platense pulled by Clifford Laing. In the first leg, Marathon tied 0–0 at Puerto Cortés and qualified for the final. For this occasion, Marathon faced Olimpia in the final, who defeated Victoria hurriedly in the semi-finals. In the first leg played in San Pedro Sula in the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, Marathon defeated Olimpia 4–1 with a penalty from Nigel Zuniga, and goals from Enrique Centeno Reneau and Óscar Vargas. The beating caused many to consider Marathon champions of Honduran football again. The then coach of Olimpia, Edwin Pavon, clarified that the end was virtually doomed. In the second leg at Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino Tegucigalpa, Marathon had great support, almost seven thousand fans club traveled to the Honduran capital to support the team. Even had fans of teams like Motagua and Real Spain that joined the "green" invasion of the capital. Olimpia started winning 1–0 with annotation Gustavo Fuentes 7 minutes. It seemed that the capital team was going to go up. However, Marathon intelligently controlled the game. Finally, they ended up sinking the Olympia in their own field, to his own supporters who turned against their own team. With a smart, driven and practical football, Marathon were crowned champions of Honduras.

Fourth title (2003)Edit

Just after 13 months, Marathon would again win another title. In the Clausura 2003, the "Greens" were directed by the Brazilian Flavio Ortega. Ortega replaced the Argentine Miguel Angel Lemme, who left in the middle of the tournament. Flavio Ortega lifted the team to finally put it in second place in the regular turns (only surpassed by Olimpia). In the semi-finals, Marathon faced Real España. In the first leg both teams tied 1–1; Henry Jimenez pushed Real España 1–0, but Pompilio Cacho tied for the Emeralds. In the return game, played at the Olympic Stadium in San Pedro, Real España came back to draw 1–1. Real España returned to win from a goal by Honduran George Fonseca, however, midfielder Narciso Fernández tied the game for a Marathon Olympic goal. Marathon entered the final for better position in the regular season. Marathon faced Motagua in the final. The Motagüenses eliminated Olimpia in the semi-finals, giving them even more strength to meet the final. In the final round played at the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa, Marathon surprised to win 1–0 with a goal from Emil Martinez (who was later expelled). With this, the Emeralds had a big advantage for the final round. In the return game, Marathon had a huge number of fans at the Estadio Olímpico (the ticket office registered 35,000 fans), the second largest in the history of La Liga Nacional. Motagua would have won with goals from Luis "Tanque" Oseguera in the 39th minute, however the forward Pompilio Cacho scored the equalizer at the end of the first half. In the second half, Marathon were up 2 goals; both scored by Brazilian Denilson Costa. With this, Marathon were champions.

Fifth title (2004)Edit

The team won its fifth title in Apertura 2004. The former club player Nicolás Suazo guided them to win the championship against Olimpia in Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino. After winning the first game in San Pedro Sula, the verdolagas got the tournament after beating Olimpia in overtime thanks to two goals from Uruguayan Edgardo Simovic

Sixth title (2007)Edit

On 22 December 2007, Marathón won its sixth title in the history of Honduran Liga Nacional. Under the guidance of the Uruguayan coach Manuel Keossian, the club beat Motagua in San Pedro Sula by 2–0 score after a 0–0 draw on the first leg in Tegucigalpa. Mitchel Brown (Honduran) and Erick Scott (Costa Rican) scored the winning goals for the club.

Seventh title (2008)Edit

On 13 December 2008, Marathón won its seventh title in his history on Liga Nacional and the fifth one on the new century. With Manuel Keosseian again as the coach, the club beat Real España in Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano by 1–0 score in the first leg. In the second leg, both teams finished in a 1–1 draw on Estadio Francisco Morazán. Mario Berríos scored the tie goal.

Eighth title (2009)Edit

Marathon faced Olimpia in the final, they had lost 1–0 in the first leg in Tegucigalpa and needed a win in order to crown themselves as champions in the return leg in San Pedro Sula. The game ended 2–0 in favor of the Verdolagas with goals from Guatemala's Guillermo Ramírez and the Honduran striker Jerry Palacios, who with this goal was crowned top scorer of the tournament. This led the Marathon to win their eighth and until now last league.

Ninth title (2018)Edit

On May 19, 2018, Marathon was the new champion after 6 years on Liga Nacional of Honduras. Marathon faced Motagua 5–4 in penalties in the stadium of Yankel Rosenthal in San Pedro Sula. Under the guidance of the coach Hector Vargas, the club maintain their leadership during the entire tournament and ended up successful.

StadiumEdit

Marathon plays its home games in Estadio Yankel Rosenthal, which is located in San Pedro Sula. Marathon Club is the only team in Honduras to have its own stadium. Estadio Yankel Rosenthal is a multi-purpose stadium located in Colonia La Sabana in San Pedro Sula, Honduras has a capacity of 15,000 fans. The project, which was scheduled to be completed in full for 2007, was postponed to 2009 due to financial problems.

Club rivalriesEdit

Clásico NacionalEdit

El Clásico Nacional (The National Classic) is a Honduran national football derby played between Olimpia, since one team was from Tegucigalpa and Marathón, the other one from San Pedro Sula. When Olimpia won its first national title in September 1928. At that time, Olimpia representing the central zone, won at a final series of three matches to Marathón, champion of the north. Following this end, he created a huge rivalry between these two teams to which he called the National Classic.

Clásico de las M'sEdit

El Clásico de las M's (The Classic of the M's) or El Derbi de las M's (The "M" Derby), is a derby football match played between Motagua from Tegucigalpa and Marathón from San Pedro Sula, two of the most successful and popular football teams in Honduras.

Clásico SampedranoEdit

El Clásico Sampedrano (The Sampedran Derby) is a Honduran football match played at least 4 times a year in the Liga Nacional de Futbol de Honduras by two teams: Marathón and Real España. These two teams are from San Pedro Sula, hence the name.

NicknamesEdit

Marathon has many nicknames including: Sinfonía Verde, Panzas Verdes, Verdolagas, Esmeraldas, Monstruo Verde.

SupportEdit

The Club Deportivo Marathon as one of the big four teams in la Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional de Honduras being the second team to Honduras in terms of number of fans, being beaten only by Club Deportivo Olimpia.

Ranking mundial de clubes – IFFHSEdit

In 2009, the Club Deportivo Marathon enconto according to the IFFHS (List of the top 350 clubs in the world) as the best and only club Honduras has positioned at 234 in the world with 82.0 points. (Updated to August 30, 2010) as the top club Deportivo La Coruna, Osasuna, Espanyol, River Plate, Racing, Boca Juniors, Club Atlético Peñarol, Cagliari, among others.

AchievementsEdit

Domestic

1979–80, 1985–86, Clausura 2002, Clausura 2003, Apertura 2004, Apertura 2007, Apertura 2008, Apertura 2009, Clausura 2018
Runners-up (12): 1966–67, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1980–81, 1987–88, Apertura 2001, Clausura 2004, Clausura 2005, Apertura 2005, Clausura 2007, Clausura 2008, Clausura 2012.
1994, 2017
Runners-up (1): 1972
2019
Runners-up (1): 2017

International

  • Marathón was the first team in Honduras to beat a Mexican club in official matches. In the year of 1981 Marathón beat Cruz Azul in Mexico 3-1
  • The first game that Marathon held against South American teams was in 1968 and his opponent was the Cúcuta of Colombia, which he defeated 3–0 in el Estadio Morazán and the last match he has had against a South American team was in 2002, when he won to the River Plate of Argentina 3–1 at the Metropolitan Olympic Stadium
  • The first game against a Mexican team was in 1967, when they crushed Irapuato 6–3 at the Francisco Morazán Stadium and the last recorded match was on September 14, 2010, when they lost 2–0 against Monterrey in Mexico
  • Marathón held a game against Santos of Brazil in 1969 which was tied 1-1. Pelé formed the second half alignment.
  • CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup
Third-place (1): 1995

League and playoffs performanceEdit

(1994–present)[3]

Season Position GP W D L GF GA PTS Playoffs Pl. W D L GS GA PTS
1994–95 6th 27 9 7 11 34 33 34 First round 2 0 2 0 1 1 2
1995–96 4th 27 9 9 9 32 31 36 First round 2 0 1 1 0 2 0
1996–97 5th 27 10 7 10 31 29 37 First round 2 1 0 1 2 2 3
Apertura 1997 4th 20 8 8 4 30 24 32 First round 2 0 0 2 2 4 0
Clausura 1998 4th 20 7 9 4 29 28 30 First round 2 0 1 0 1 1 1
1998–99 7th 18 4 9 5 16 16 21 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Apertura 1999 8th 18 3 8 7 16 22 17 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Clausura 2000 5th 18 6 4 8 24 22 22 Semi-finals 4 1 3 0 4 3 5
Apertura 2000 9th 18 4 6 8 20 25 18 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Clausura 2001 3rd 18 9 3 6 30 20 30 Semi-finals 4 1 2 1 4 4 5
Apertura 2001 2nd 18 8 7 3 28 22 31 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 6 5 7
Clausura 2002 3rd 18 8 5 5 27 21 29 Champions 4 2 1 1 6 3 7
Apertura 2002 3rd 18 7 7 4 22 16 28 Semi-finals 2 1 0 1 1 2 3
Clausura 2003 2nd 18 10 3 5 33 17 33 Champions 4 2 2 0 6 4 8
Apertura 2003 4th 18 8 4 6 21 16 28 Semi-finals 2 0 1 1 3 5 1
Clausura 2004 3rd 16 7 4 5 22 14 25 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 5 4 7
Apertura 2004 3rd 18 10 4 4 23 17 34 Champions 4 3 1 0 8 5 10
Clausura 2005 2nd 18 7 6 5 24 22 27 Runners-up 4 0 3 1 3 4 5
Apertura 2005 3rd 18 7 8 3 30 26 29 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 7 4 9
Clausura 2006 9th 18 2 5 11 16 27 11 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Apertura 2006 4th 18 8 6 4 30 20 30 Semi-finals 2 1 0 1 2 3 3
Clausura 2007 2nd 18 11 4 3 32 16 36 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 5 6 6
Apertura 2007 1st 18 10 3 5 27 16 35 Champions 4 2 1 1 4 1 7
Clausura 2008 2nd 18 9 3 6 30 23 30 Runners-up 4 1 1 2 6 7 4
Apertura 2008 2nd 18 9 5 4 26 20 32 Champions 4 2 1 1 3 2 7
Clausura 2009 2nd 18 10 4 4 42 23 34 Semi-finals 2 0 0 2 2 6 0
Apertura 2009 1st 18 11 5 2 32 16 38 Champions 4 2 0 2 5 4 6
Clausura 2010 7th 18 4 7 7 23 24 19 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Apertura 2010 2nd 18 8 7 3 26 18 31 Semi-finals 2 0 1 1 2 4 1
Clausura 2011 4th 18 7 4 7 21 17 25 Semi-finals 2 1 0 1 1 1 3
Apertura 2011 2nd 18 9 4 5 32 19 31 Semi-finals 2 0 1 1 0 1 0
Clausura 2012 3rd 18 8 7 3 25 19 31 Runners-up 6 2 3 1 4 2 6
Apertura 2012 4th 18 6 5 7 21 26 23 First round 2 0 2 0 2 2 1
Clausura 2013 4th 18 5 9 4 26 21 24 First round 2 0 1 1 2 4 1
Apertura 2013 10th 18 4 5 9 20 30 17 "Did not qualify" - - - - - -
Clausura 2014 5th 18 6 6 6 22 25 24 Runners-up 2 2 4 0 3 1 10
Apertura 2014 7th 18 5 7 6 20 25 22 "Did not qualify" - - - - - -
Clausura 2015 3rd 18 8 5 5 20 23 29 First round 2 1 0 1 3 4 3
Apertura 2015 5th 18 6 6 6 26 22 24 First round 2 0 2 0 0 0 2
Clausura 2016 6th 18 7 4 7 25 20 25 First round 2 1 0 1 2 1 3
Apertura 2016 5th 18 6 6 6 22 22 24 First round 2 1 0 1 3 3 3
Clausura 2017 5th 18 8 3 7 26 22 27 First round 2 1 0 1 1 1 3
Apertura 2017 1st 18 11 1 6 27 21 34 Semi-finals 2 1 0 1 3 4 3
Clausura 2018 1st 18 11 4 3 35 23 37 Champions 4 2 2 0 4 2 8

Other factsEdit

League and performanceEdit

All-time tableEdit

(From 1965 to 1966 to 2009–10)

Seasons Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
55 2048 1412 523 479 412 1791 1491 +300

36 game average Torneo Apertura y Clausura 2007/08Edit

Points Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
72 21 09 06 54 26 28

International competitionEdit

CONCACAF Champions' Cup and Champions LeagueEdit

First Round v.   CSD Municipal – 0:1, 0:3 (Municipal advanced 4:0 on aggregate)
First Round v.   CS Herediano – 3:0, 1:3 (Marathón advanced 4:3 on aggregate)
First Round v.   CSD Comunicaciones – 1:1, 4:0 (Marathón advanced 5:1 on aggregate but withdrew after series)
First Round v.   C.D Santiagueño – 4:0, 1:1 (Marathón advanced 5:1 on aggregate)
Second Round v.   Cruz Azul – 3:1, 1:1 (Marathón advanced 4:1 on aggregate)
Third Round v.   C.D. Atlético Marte – (Marathón withdrew)
First Round v.   Alianza F.C. – 0:1, 3:2 (Alianza advanced 4:2 on penalties)
Group C v.   CSD Municipal – 2:0
Group C v.   C.D. Águila – 1:0
Group C v.   LD Alajuelense – 0:1
Third Round v.   LD Alajuelense – 0:2
Third Round v.   Aurora F.C. – 2:1
Third Round v.   CD Olimpia – 1:2
Preliminary round v.   A.D. Isidro Metapán – 2:2, 1:2 (Marathón advanced 4:3 on aggregate)
Group A v.   Cruz Azul – 2:0, 1:1 (Marathón advanced 3:1 on aggregate)
Group A v.   D.C. United – 2:0, 2:4 (Marathón advanced 6:2 on aggregate)
Group A v.   Saprissa – 2:1, 2:0 (Marathón advanced 3:2 on aggregate)
Quarterfinals v.   Puerto Rico Islanders – 2:1, 1:0 (Islanders advanced 3:1 on aggregate)
Group B v.   D.C. United – 3:1, 3:0
Group B v.   San Juan Jabloteh – 3:1, 2:4
Group B v.   Deportivo Toluca F.C. – 0:7, 2:0
Quarterfinals v.   UNAM – 2:0, 1:6 (UNAM advanced 6:3 on aggregate)

Torneo FraternidadEdit

  • 1980 Torneo Fraternidad
First Round v.   C.D. FAS – 1:2, 0:8 (FAS advanced 10:1 on aggregate)
  • 1981 Torneo Fraternidad
First Round v.   C.D. Águila – 2:1, 5:0 (Marathón advanced 7:1 on aggregate)
  • 1982 Torneo Fraternidad
First Round v.   Xelajú MC – 0:2, 1:1 (Xelajú MC advanced 3:1 on aggregate)

Copa Interclubes UNCAFEdit

Group C v.   LD Alajuelense – 1:2
Group C v.   CD Motagua – 1:2
Group C v.   Tauro F.C. – 4:0
Group 3 v.   San Francisco F.C. – 5:0
Group 3 v.   CD Olimpia – 0:0
Group 3 v.   LD Alajuelense – 0:0
First Round v.   Parmalat FC – 3:0 (Parmalat withdrew)
Quarter-finals v.   Deportivo Saprissa – 0:4, 4:0 (Saprissa advanced 5:4 on penalties)
First Round v.   C.D. Águila – 2:0, 1:1 (Marathón advanced 3:1 on aggregate)
Quarter-finals v.   Deportivo Marquense – 1:1, 0:1 (Marquense advanced 2:1 on aggregate)

RecordsEdit

All time top scorersEdit

(As of 21 October 2019) Bold players are still active

# Player Goals Years
1   Gilberto Machado 78 1979–1991
2   Emil Martínez 66 2001–2004, 2006–2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014–2016
3   Justin Arboleda 60 2017–2019
4   Arturo Bonilla 57[5] 1972–1985
5   Pompilio Cacho Valerio 56 1995–2003, 2005–2006
6   Roberto Bailey 47 1978–1983
7   Mauro Caballero 42 1965–1978
8   Jorge Bueso 42 1979–1989
9   Nicolás Suazo 42 1989–1994
10   Mario Berríos 40 2000–2017
11   Ciro Paulino Castillo 35 1983–1991, 1992–1997
12   Arnulfo Echeverría 34 1969–1972
13   Diego Reyes 33 2014–2016
14     Flavio Ortega 30 1968–1972
15   Mitchel Brown 30 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014
??   Edgardo Simovic 28 2004–2005
??   Carlos Oliva 25 2001–2002, 2006–2009
??   Denilson Costa 24 2003–2005
??   Luis Ramírez 24 2005, 2009, 2012, 2014
??   Jerry Palacios 20 2008–2010, 2012

All time appearancesEdit

(As of 20 April 2013)

# Player Appearances Years
1   Mauricio Sabillón 486 1998–2009, 2010–2016
2   Mario Berríos 474 2000–2017
3   Arturo "Pacharaca" Bonilla[6] 266 1972–1985
4   Gilberto Machado 261 1979–1991
¿?   Mario Beata 229 1992–1998, 2006–2010, 2012

Marathón's logosEdit

Since 1925, Marathón uses a specific logo for the institution.

UniformsEdit

The historic colors for the club are green and red, in some cases, white. More recently it has promoted black. The uniform of the team has been sponsored by Joma.

Kit evolutionEdit

Current squadEdit

Apertura 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK John Bodden
2   DF Bryan Bernárdez Barrios
3   DF Samuel Córdova
4   DF Caué Fernandes
5   MF Jonathan Tejada
6   MF Jorge Cardona
7   MF Carlos Discua
8   FW Carlos Róchez
9   FW Marlon Ramírez
10   MF Joshua Vargas
11   FW Víctor Berríos
12   DF Carlos Perdomo
13   FW Carlo Costly
14   FW Darvis Argueta
No. Position Player
15   DF Kevin Espinoza
16   MF Allan Banegas
17   MF Wilmer Fuentes
18   MF Erick Arias
19   MF Mario Berríos
21   DF Daniel Tejeda
22   FW Henry Romero
23   DF Johnny Leverón
24   FW Yaudel Lahera
25   GK Denovan Torres
28   FW Carlos Benedith
33   MF Óscar González
48   MF Cristián Cálix

Reserve squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  Francis Leonel Alvarado Duarte
  Oneil Cañas
  Gerardo Mejia
  Oscar Galeas
  Erick Euceda
  Carlos Mario Hernández
  Jonathan Fernando Reyes Paz
  Constantino Barletta
  Wilson Rivera (Captain)
  Jose Amilcar López
  Bonel Francisco Ávila
  Víctor Alfonso Moncada
No. Position Player
  Ángel Omar Pineda
  Dagoberto Oliva Membreño
  Uriel Abraham Moncada
  David Aleman
  Oliver Mauricio Fúnez Guzman
  Samuel Cartagena
  Marlon Nataren
  Dennis Fernando Kisling
  Lester Romero
  Wilfredo Alejandro Menjivar
  Jose Anibal Guerra

Former coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.elgrafico.com/futbol/Cinco-equipos-hondurenos-podrian-no-iniciar-el-Clausura-2018-20180103-0002.html
  2. ^ "Monstruo sediento" (in Spanish). Diario La Prensa. 10 August 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-11.
  3. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesh/hondchamp.html
  4. ^ “No creí que mi récord durara tanto”: Machado Archived 20 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Desafíe a Ismael Archived 12 August 2013 at Archive.today – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Desafíe a Ismael Archived 12 August 2013 at Archive.today – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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