San Juan Jabloteh F.C.

San Juan Jabloteh Football Club is a football club located in San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago that plays in the country's TT Pro League. The team plays its home games in Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, Trinidad.

San Juan Jabloteh
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Full nameSan Juan Jabloteh Football Club
Nickname(s)San Juan Kings
Founded1974; 47 years ago (1974)
GroundHasely Crawford Stadium
Mucurapo, Trinidad and Tobago
Capacity23,000
ChairmanJerry Hospedales
ManagerKeith Jeffrey
LeagueTT Pro League
2018TT Pro League, 7th

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1974, with the stated objective to "uplift the socio-economic and moral condition of the young people of San Juan and its environs." Upon the creation, by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, of a Semi-Professional League in 1994, San Juan Jabloteh converted itself from a youth organization into a professional football club. With the backing of CL Financial in 1996, the club significantly expanded its operations. From 1997 to 1999, the team finished fourth in the Semi-Professional League in three consecutive years.

Upon the creation of Trinidad and Tobago's first professional league in 1999, San Juan Jabloteh became one of the league's founding members. Since joining, the club has been the league's most successful club, winning the league championship in 2002, 2003–04, 2007 and 2008. San Juan Jabloteh have also represented the league in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup in 2004.

According to the team's website, "Through its name of the Club identified itself with one of the national birds of the country – the Oil or Devil Bird-which lives in the Aripo Caves. Originally, the French settlers called the Bird: Les Diables Oiseaux which were translated by the local settlers into Diablotin and finally Jabloteh."[1]

In July 2012, the club chose to withdraw the senior team from the TT Pro League, having already ceased to work on youth football projects and chose to concentrate on their netball team.[2]

ManagersEdit

HonoursEdit

Domestic

2002, 2003–04, 2007, 2008
1998, 2005
2000, 2003
Runner-up (1): 2005
2003, 2005, 2006
Runner-up (1): 2001, 2004
2008
Runner-up (1): 2007, 2009

International

Winner (1): ::2003
Runner-up (1): 2006
Third Place (1): 2009

Year-by-yearEdit

Season League Season FA Trophy First
Citizens Cup
Digicel
Pro Bowl
TOYOTA
Classic
Lucozade Sport
Goal Shield
CFU Club
Championship
CONCACAF
Champions League
League Result Big Six
1997 4th Started in 2004 Unknown Started in 2000 Started in 2001 Started in 2005 Started in 2009 Did not qualify
1998 4th Champions Quarter-Finals Did not qualify
1999 4th Unknown Not Held Did not qualify
2000 3rd Semi-Finals Champions Did not qualify
2001 5th Quarter-Finals Did not qualify Final Did not qualify Not Held
2002 Champions Semi-Finals Semi-Finals Quarter-Finals Did not qualify
2003–04 Champions Round of 16 Champions Champions Champions Did not qualify
2004 3rd Winners Abandoned Quarter-Finals Final Semi-Finals Quarter-Finals
2005 2nd 6th Champions Final Champions Semi-Finals Did not qualify
2006 3rd Winners Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Champions Quarter-Finals Final Did not qualify
2007 Champions 4th Semi-Finals Third Place Quarter-Finals Final Fourth Place Did not qualify
2008 Champions Winners Quarter-Finals Fourth Place Quarter-Finals Champions Not Held Did not qualify
2009 2nd 2nd Round of 16 Semi-Finals Quarter-Finals Final Semi-Finals Third Place Did not qualify
2010 In progress Ended in 2009 Third Place Group Stage
2011 Preliminary

International competitionEdit

Quarter-Finals v.   Aiglon du Lamentin – 0:2
Semi-Finals v.   Arnett Gardens – 3:1, 1:3 (San Juan Jabloteh advances 6:2 on aggregate)
Final v.   W Connection – 2:1, 2:1 (San Juan Jabloteh wins 4:2 on penalties)
Quarter-Finals v.   Chicago Fire – 5:2, 0:4 (Chicago Fire advances 6:5 on aggregate)
First Round v.   Walking Bout Company – 3:1, 0:0 (San Juan Jabloteh advances 3:1 on aggregate)
Semi-Finals v.   Tivoli Gardens – 1:1, 0:1 (Tivoli Gardens F.C. advances 2:1 on aggregate)
Group Stage v.   SAP – 4:0
Group Stage v.   SV Britannia – 8:0
Group Stage v.   New Vibes – 5:0
Semi-Finals v.   Baltimore – 2:0
Final v.   W Connection – 0:1
Group Stage v.   CSD Barber – 5:0
Group Stage v.   SV Deportivo Nacional – 5:1
Quarter-Finals v.   Baltimore – 1:0
Semi-Finals v.   Harbour View – 0:0 (Harbour View advances 10:9 on penalties)
3rd Place v.   Puerto Rico Islanders – 0:1, 0:0 (Puerto Rico Islanders wins 1:0 on aggregate)
Second Round v.   Inter Moengotapoe – 2:1, 3:1 (San Juan Jabloteh advances 5:2 on aggregate)
Semi-Finals v.   W Connection – 1:2
3rd Place v.   Tempête – 2:1
Preliminary Round v.   San Francisco F.C. – 0:2, 3:0 (San Juan Jabloteh advances 3:2 on aggregate)
Group Stage v.   Deportivo Toluca – 0:1, 0:3
Group Stage v.   D.C. United – 0:1, 1:5
Group Stage v.   Marathón – 1:3, 2:4
Second Round v.   Alpha United – 2:0
Second Round v.   River Plate – 1:0
Final Round v.   Joe Public – 0:1
Final Round v.   Bayamón – 4:1
Final Round v.   Puerto Rico Islanders – 0:1
Preliminary Round v.   Santos – 0:1, 0:5 (Santos advances 6:0 on aggregate)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Club Overview
  2. ^ Pouchet, Mark (7 July 2012). "Jabloteh boss: An extremely sad situation". Trinidad Express. Retrieved 10 July 2012.

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