Primera División de Fútbol Profesional – Apertura 2011

The Apertura 2011 season (officially known as Torneo Apertura 2011 or also known as the Copa Capri for sponsoring reasons) was the 27th edition of El Salvador's Primera División since its establishment of an Apertura and Clausura format. Alianza entered into this tournament as the defending champions. The season began on 30 July 2011 and concluded at the end of the year. Like previous years, the league consisted of 10 teams, each playing a home and away game against the other clubs for a total of 18 games, respectively. The top four teams by the end of the season took part in the playoffs.

Primera División de Fútbol de El Salvador
SeasonApertura 2011
ChampionsIsidro Metapán
(6th Title)
Relegated"None"
Champions LeagueIsidro Metapán
Matches played90
Goals scored233 (2.59 per match)
Top goalscorerNicolás Muñoz
(15 goals)
Biggest home winÁguila 5-1 Juventud Independiente
(28 August 2011)
Once Municipal 5-0 Vista Hermosa
(27 November 2011)
Biggest away winIsidro Metapán 1-4 Juventud Independiente
(27 November 2011)
Highest scoringLuis Ángel Firpo 6-3 Once Municipal
(2 November 2011)
Longest winning run4 games by FAS and Once Municipal
Longest unbeaten run8 games by FAS and Once Municipal
Longest winless run14 games by UES
Longest losing run6 games by Juventud Independiente

Team informationEdit

Last updated: June 28, 2011

Promotion and relegationEdit

Promoted from Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño as of June 28, 2011.

Relegated to Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño as of June 28, 2011.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Águila San Miguel Juan Francisco Barraza 10,000
Alianza San Salvador Estadio Cuscatlán 45,925
Atlético Marte San Salvador Estadio Cuscatlán 45,925
FAS Santa Ana Estadio Óscar Quiteño 15,000
Isidro Metapán Metapán Estadio Jorge Calero Suárez 8,000
Juventud Independiente San Juan Opico Complejo Municipal 5,000
Luís Ángel Firpo Usulután Estadio Sergio Torres 5,000
Once Municipal Ahuachapán Estadio Simeón Magaña 5,000
UES San Salvador Estadio Universitario UES 10,000
Vista Hermosa San Francisco Gotera Estadio Correcaminos 12,000

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Águila   Julio Sosa   Salvador Coreas Galaxia Mister Donuts, Volkswagen, Impressa Repuestos, Soccerway
Alianza   Lisandro Pohl    Vladan Vićević Lotto Tigo, SINAI, Maseca
Atlético Marte   Felix Guardado   Fausto Omar Vásquez Galaxia Rosvill, Vive, Canal 4
FAS   David Lineras   Willian Renderos Iraheta Milan (Jaguar Sportic) Pepsi, Farmacia San Lorenzo, Alba Petróleos
Isidro Metapán   Rafael Morataya   Edwin Portillo Milán (Jaguar Sportic) Bimbo, Tigo, Arroz San Pedro, Holan
Juventud Independiente   Romeo Barillas   Juan Ramón Sánchez Milán (Jaguar Sportic) TBD
Luis Ángel Firpo   Enrique Escobar   Nelson Ancheta Joma Pilsener, Volkswagen, Diana, Tigo
Once Municipal   Andrés Rodríguez   Juan Andrés Sarulyte Milan (Jaguar Sportic) LA GEO, Milan (Jaguar Sportic)
UES   Rufino Quesada   Jorge Abrego Galaxia ALBA
Vista Hermosa   Francisco Benitez   Víctor Coreas Aviva TBD

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
FAS   Margarita Jaramillo   David Linares 2nd (Clausura 2011)
FAS   Agustín Castillo   Willian Renderos Iraheta 2nd (Clausura 2011)
Luis Ángel Firpo   Ramiro Cepeda   Nelso Ancheta 4th (Clausura 2011)

During the regular seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Alianza   Roberto Gamarra Head Coach September 6, 2011    Vladan Vićević September 7, 2011 2nd (Apertura 2011)
Águila   Hugo Coria Head Coach September, 2011   Salvador Coreas October 18, 2011 6th (Apertura 2011)
Atlético Marte   Juan Ramón Paredes Head Coach September 23, 2011   Fausto Omar Vásquez September 27, 2011 9th (Apertura 2011)
UES   Eraldo Correia Head Coach September 25, 2011   Miguel Ángel Soriano September 27, 2011 7th (Apertura 2011)
UES   Miguel Ángel Soriano Head Coach October, 2011   Jorge Abrego October, 2011 9th (Apertura 2011)
Vista Hermosa   Víctor Coreas Head Coach November 3, 2011   José Rolando Perez November 4, 2011 10th (Apertura 2011)

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Isidro Metapán (C, Q) 18 11 3 4 32 21 +11 36 Qualification for playoffs[a]
2 FAS (Q) 18 9 5 4 24 17 +7 32
3 Once Municipal (Q) 18 8 6 4 29 20 +9 30
4 Águila (Q) 18 8 5 5 34 26 +8 29
5 Luis Ángel Firpo (Q) 18 8 5 5 31 27 +4 29
6 Alianza 18 6 6 6 18 17 +1 24
7 Atlético Marte 18 6 5 7 21 21 0 23
8 Juventud Independiente 18 5 2 11 18 30 −12 17
9 UES 18 2 8 8 15 29 −14 14
10 Vista Hermosa 18 1 7 10 11 25 −14 10
Updated to match(es) played on 23 November 2011. Source: elgrafico.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated
Notes:
  1. ^ Luis Ángel Firpo won the extra game against Águila for the last place of the Playoffs.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718
Isidro Metapán225313324211111111
FAS572531211122222222
Once Municipal486786885533343353
Águila3104654663644434434
Luis Ángel Firpo613265546467655545
Alianza1041122132355566666
Atlético Marte169999998776777777
Juventud Independiente95881010101010101010888888
UES737447457888999999
Vista Hermosa89101078779999101010101010
Source: [1]
  = Leader;   = Qualification to the playoffs;   = Last place

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ÁGU ALI ATM FAS FIR MET JUV OMU UES VIS
Águila 1–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 5–1 2–2 3–0 2–2
Alianza 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1
Atlético Marte 2–4 0–2 0–0 0–1 5–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–0
C.D. FAS 1–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–1
Luis Ángel Firpo 2–0 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–3 2–1 6–3 1–1 0–2
Isidro Metapán 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 4–2 0–1 1–1 4–2 1–0
Juventud Independiente 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–3 1–4 1–2 3–1 1–1
Once Municipal 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 5–0
C.D. Universidad de El Salvador 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–3 0–0
Vista Hermosa 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 23 November 2011. Source: [2]

These matches previously scheduled for August 17, (v.Metapán), September 21, (V. Metapán) were postponed to October 5 (Firpo v. Metapán), October 10 (Vista v. Metapán) respectively, because of the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League.

These matches previously scheduled for September 3 or 4, were postponed to September 21 respectively, because of the El Salvador 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals Final
        
1 Isidro Metapán 3 3 6
4 L.A. Firpo 3 0 3
1 Isidro Metapán 1
3 Once Municipal 0
2 FAS 0 1 1
3 Once Municipal 1 2 3

Semi-finalsEdit

First legEdit

Isidro Metapán3–3Luis Ángel Firpo
Blanco   22'
Turcios   51' (o.g.)
Flores   68'
Report García   3'
Alas   69'
Jiménez   90'
Attendance: 2,530
Referee: Elmer Arturo Bonilla

Once Municipal1–0FAS
Figueroa   58' Report
Attendance: 3,947
Referee: Kenso Araujo

Second legEdit

Luis Ángel Firpo0–3Isidro Metapán
Report Blanco   38', 79'
Sánchez   69'
Referee: Marlon Mejía

FAS1–2Once Municipal
Williams Reyes   45' Report Pablo Hütt   68'
Sean Fraser   84'
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Fidel Mejía

FinalEdit

Isidro Metapán1–0Once Municipal
Suárez   51' Report
Attendance: 24,700
Referee: Élmer Bonilla
 Apertura 2011 Champions 
Isidro Metapán
6th title

Player statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Sequence
Player No. of
goals
Time of goals Representing Final
score
Opponent Round
1.   Nicolás Muñoz 3 8', 59' (p), 72' Águila 3–0 UES 3rd
2.   Nicolás Muñoz 3 16', 25' (p), 72' Águila 5-1 Juventud Independiente 5th
3.   Anel Canales 3 29', 31', 46', Luis Ángel Firpo 6-3 Once Municipal 15th
4.   Sean Fraser 3 36' 65', 86, Once Municipal 5-0 C.D. Vista Hermosa 18th

Individual awardsEdit

Hombre GOL Best Coach Award Best Goalkeeper Award Fair Player Award Rookie Player Award Kings of the Stands
  Anel Canales
Águila
  Edwin Portillo
Isidro Metapán
  Luis Contreras
FAS
  Luis Contreras
FAS
  Darwin Cerén
Juventud Independiente
FAS

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Average home attendanceEdit

  • Highest average home attendance:
  • Lowest average home attendance:

Clean sheetsEdit

Unbeaten runEdit

  • Longest winning run - 4 games FAS (28 August-21 September) and Once Municipal (21 September-23 October)
  • Longest unbeaten run - 8 games FAS (1 August-21 September) and Once Municipal (21 September-30 October)
  • Longest winless run - 14 games UES(27 August-27 November 2011)
  • Longest losing run - 6 games Juventud Independiente (17 August-21 September)

List of foreign players in the leagueEdit

This is a list of foreign players in Apertura 2011. The following players:

  1. have played at least one apertura 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 a few season ago, that clubs can only have three foreign players per club and can only add a new player if there is an injury or player/s is released.

External linksEdit