Primera División de Fútbol Profesional – Clausura 2012

The Clausura 2012 season was the 28th edition of Primera División de Fútbol de El Salvador since its establishment of an Apertura and Clausura format. Isidro Metapán headed into this tournament as the defending champions. The season began on January 8, 2012 and concluded in mid-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 regular season took part in the playoffs.

Primera División de Fútbol de El Salvador
SeasonClausura 2012
ChampionsÁguila
(15th Title)
RelegatedVista Hermosa
Champions LeagueÁguila
FAS
Matches played90
Goals scored254 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorerNicolás Muñoz (12)
Anel Canales (12)
Biggest home winOnce Municipal 5-0 FAS
(January 25, 2012)
Águila 5-0 Atlético Marte
(March 3, 2012)
Juventud Independiente 5-0 UES
(April 4, 2012)
Águila 5-0 Vista Hermosa
(April 4, 2012)
Biggest away winAtlético Marte 0-4 Luis Ángel Firpo
(January 8, 2012)
Highest scoringLuis Ángel Firpo 4-4 Alianza
(January 26, 2012)
Longest winning run4 games by: Águila and Isidro Metapán
Longest unbeaten run18 games by: Isidro Metapán
Longest winless run7 games by: Alianza and UES
Longest losing run4 games by: Vista Hermosa

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   Eraldo Correia Galaxia Mister Donuts, Volkswagen, Impressa Repuestos, Soccerway
Alianza   Lisandro Pohl    Vladan Vićević Lotto Tigo, SINAI, Maseca, BIC
Atlético Marte   Felix Guardado   Fausto Omar Vásquez Galaxia Foskrol, La Curacao, UFG
FAS   David Lineras   Ricardo Mena Laguán Milan (Jaguar Sportic) Pepsi, Farmacia San Lorenzo, Alba Petróleos
Isidro Metapán   Rafael Morataya   Edwin Portillo Milán (Jaguar Sportic) Bimbo, Tigo, Arroz San Pedro
Juventud Independiente   Romeo Barillas   Juan Ramón Sánchez Milán (Jaguar Sportic) Alcaldía Municipal de San Juan Opico, Ria, CP Portillo
Luis Ángel Firpo   Enrique Escobar   Nelson Ancheta Joma Pilsener, Volkswagen, Redes, Burger King
Once Municipal   Andrés Rodríguez   Juan Andrés Sarulyte Milan (Jaguar Sportic) LA GEO, Milan (Jaguar Sportic), Tropigas
UES   Rufino Quesada   Roberto Gamarra Galaxia Alba Petróleos
Vista Hermosa   Francisco Benitez   Carlos Romero Milan (Jaguar Sportic) MK Medicamentos, Cetron, Comercial René

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   Omar Sevilla resigned to manage the reserves   Eraldo Correia 5th (Clausura 2011)
FAS   Willian Renderos Iraheta Resigned   Ricardo Mena Laguán 2nd (Clausura 2011)
Vista Hermosa   José Rolando Pérez Moved to Aguila   Carlos Romero 10th (Clausura 2011)
UES   Jorge Abrego replaced and moved to coaching reserves   Roberto Gamarra 9th (Clausura 2011)

During the regular seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Alianza    Vladan Vićević Resigned January 19, 2012   Leonel Cárcamo January 25, 2012 7th (Clausura 2012)
Atlético Marte   Fausto Omar Vásquez Resigned January 29, 2012   Jorge Alberto García January 29, 2012 10th (Clausura 2012)
Águila   Eraldo Correia Sacked January 30, 2012   Victor Coreas January 30, 2012 7th (Clausura 2012)
Vista   Carlos Romero Sacked February 5, 2012   José Efraín Núñez February 6, 2012 9th (Clausura 2012)
Alianza   Leonel Cárcamo Replaced and moved to assistant coach February 6, 2012   Juan Ramón Paredes February 6, 2012 7th (Clausura 2012)
FAS   Ricardo Mena Laguán Sacked February 9, 2012   Agustín Castillo February 9, 2012 8th (Clausura 2012)

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Isidro Metapán 18 10 8 0 34 15 +19 38 Qualification for playoffs[a]
2 Águila (C) 18 9 2 7 28 18 +10 29
3 Luis Ángel Firpo 18 7 7 4 30 23 +7 28
4 Once Municipal 18 7 6 5 25 13 +12 27
5 FAS 18 6 9 3 24 23 +1 27
6 Juventud Independiente 18 6 7 5 31 24 +7 25
7 UES 18 5 4 9 24 36 −12 19
8 Atlético Marte 18 4 5 9 17 29 −12 17
9 Alianza 18 3 6 9 25 40 −15 15
10 Vista Hermosa 18 3 6 9 17 34 −17 15
Updated to match(es) played on April 15, 2012. Source: elgrafico.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ FAS won the extra game by 3-0 against Once Municipal for the last place of the playoffs.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718
Isidro Metapán234221111111111111
Águila998675422333433222
Luis Ángel Firpo111112233222222333
Once Municipal463544344444344444
FAS676788867776555555
Juventud Independiente845856675667766666
UES322333556555677777
Atlético Marte1010101010101089899101010888
Alianza7574677989888991099
Vista Hermosa5899999101010101098891010
Source: soccerway.com
  = Leader;   = Qualification to the playoffs;   = Last place

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ÁGU ALI ATM FAS FIR MET JUV OMU UES VIS
Águila 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 5–0
Alianza 1–3 1–0 2–2 3–3 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–4 1–2
Atlético Marte 0–2 2–3 0–1 0–4 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 4–1
C.D. FAS 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–1
Luis Ángel Firpo 1–1 4–4 0–0 3–0 2–4 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1
Isidro Metapán 4–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 3–1
Juventud Independiente 2–1 3–0 4–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 5–0 2–0
Once Municipal 1–0 2–1 0–0 5–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 4–1 3–0
C.D. Universidad de El Salvador 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–4 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2
Vista Hermosa 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 0–3 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on April 15, 2012. Source: soccerway.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals Final
        
1 Isidro Metapán 0 3 3
4 FAS 2 0 2
1 Isidro Metapán 1
2 Águila 2
2 Águila 4 1 5
3 L.A. Firpo 0 2 2

Semi-finalsEdit

First legEdit

FAS2–0Isidro Metapán
Reyes   11'
Ulloa   43'
Report
Attendance: 12,053
Referee: Jaime Ahid Carpio

Luis Ángel Firpo0–4Águila
Report Darwin Bonilla   8', 39'
Osael Romero   70'
Rolando Torres   86'
Referee: Marlon Mejía

Second legEdit

Isidro Metapán won 3-2 on aggregate.


Águila1–2Luis Ángel Firpo
Nicolás Muñoz   90' Report Ederson Buendía   36'
Jaime Alas   80'
Attendance: 6,065
Referee: Elmer Bonilla

Águila won 5-2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Isidro Metapán1–2Águila
Ramón Sánchez   78' Report Osael Romero   38' (pen.)
Nicolás Muñoz   70'
Attendance: 18,506
Referee: Joel Aguilar
 Clausura 2012 Champions 
C.D. Águila
15th title

Player statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

GoalkeepersEdit

Goalkeeper Goals Matches Average Team
  Miguel Montes 10 12 0.83 Isidro Metapán
  Rafael Fuentes 11 12 0.92 Once Municipal
  Benji Villalobos 15 15 1.00 Águila
  Javier Gómez 19 16 1.19 Atlético Marte
  Luis Contreras 22 18 1.22 FAS
  Dagoberto Portillo 22 18 1.22 Luis Ángel Firpo
  Wilber Ramírez 22 17 1.29 Juventud Independiente
  Manuel González 26 15 1.73 UES
  Aníbal Peña 34 18 1.89 Vista Hermosa
  Yimmy Cuéllar 19 10 1.90 Alianza

Updated to games played on April 15, 2012.
Post-season goals are not included, only regular season goals.

Hat-tricksEdit

Player No. of
goals
Time of goals Representing Final
score
Opponent Round
  Marvin Monterrosa 3 15', 66', 90' Isidro Metapán 3–1 Vista Hermosa 12th
  Juan Carlos Reyes 3 7', 38', 74' Juventud Independiente 5–0 UES 17th

Individual awardsEdit

Hombre GOL Best Coach Award Best Goalkeeper Award Fair Player Award Rookie Player Award
  Nicolás Muñoz
Águila
  Anel Canales
Luis Ángel Firpo
  Edwin Portillo
Isidro Metapán
  Miguel Montes
Isidro Metapán
  César Larios
UES
  Otoniel Salinas
Vista Hermosa

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

DisciplineEdit

  • First yellow card of the season:   Nelson Bonilla for Alianza against UES, 5 minutes (January 7, 2012)
  • First red card of the season:   Nelson Bonilla for Alianza against UES, 9 minutes (January 7, 2012)
  • Card given at latest point in a game: Red   José Enrique Rodríguez for Juventud Independiente, 90+3 minutes against UES (February 11, 2012)

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Isidro Metapán (C) 36 21 11 4 66 36 +30 74 Qualification for 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group stage[a]
2 FAS 36 15 14 7 48 40 +8 59
3 Águila (C) 36 17 7 12 62 43 +19 58
4 Once Municipal 36 15 12 9 54 32 +22 57
5 Luis Ángel Firpo 36 15 12 9 61 50 +11 57
6 Juventud Independiente 36 11 9 16 49 54 −5 42
7 Atlético Marte 36 10 10 16 38 50 −12 40
8 Alianza 36 9 12 15 43 57 −14 39
9 UES 36 7 12 17 39 65 −26 33
10 Vista Hermosa (R) 36 4 13 19 28 59 −31 25 Relegation to Segunda División
Source: elgrafico.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Because Belize does not have a stadium which meets CONCACAF'S minimum standards for the Champions League, the spot normally reserved for Belize's club champion was reallocated to El Salvador, since it was the only Central American nation to send a team to the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

List of foreign players in the leagueEdit

This is a list of foreign players in Clausura 2012. 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.

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