UNAN Managua

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua – Managua is a Nicaraguan football team playing in the Primera División de Nicaragua of the Nicaragua football system. It is based in Managua.

UNAN Managua
Full nameUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua – Managua
Nickname(s)Los Universitarios
GroundNicaragua National Football Stadium
Managua, Nicaragua
Capacity20,000
ChairmanWilber Altamirano
ManagerEduardo Urroz
LeaguePrimera División de Nicaragua
2015 Apertura3rd (Champions)

HistoryEdit

UNAN Managua has spent much of its history struggling to earn promotion to the top flight. Their first serious effort came in 2008–2009, when they earned their way into a relegation playoff against Real Madriz. They lost, 7–2 on aggregate. In 2011–2012, UNAN Managua won the Clausura and earned a promotion playoff with Apertura champion Xilotepelt. Once again, they lost.

However, in 2013–2014, UNAN won the Apertura 2013 title. The Clausura that year was won by Real Esteli's feeder side, which was not eligible for promotion, and so UNAN automatically moved up into the top flight. Their first season, 2014–2015, was a struggle. The club won just eight of 36 top flight matches and was forced into a promotion/relegation playoff with San Marcos. They won, 6–0 on aggregate, but were still not expected to have much of an impact on the table in 2015–2016.

Instead, they stunned Nicaragua by storming to a 3rd-place finish in Apertura 2015, good enough for their first playoff berth. Then, in the postseason, they defeated Walter Ferretti and Diriangén to claim their first national crown. It ended a decade of dominance for Ferretti, Diriangén, and Real Esteli. Although Managua lost the season championship to Clausura winners Real Esteli, their championship was nonetheless a special one.

They spent the next two years as a regular playoff participant, then staved off relegation in 2017–2018.

Current squadEdit

As of:31 May 2019[1]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   NCA Marcelo López
GK   NCA Fredman Millon
GK   COL Oscar Palomino
GK   NCA Diedrich Téllez
DF   NCA Alexander Caldera
DF   NCA Josep Castillo
DF   NCA Jeyser Cisneros
DF   HON Allan Gutiérrez
DF   NCA César Lacayo
DF   NCA Moisés Muñoz
DF   NCA Kevin Parrales
DF   NCA Félix Rodríguez
DF   NCA Geovany Salgado
DF   NCA Axel Silva
DF   NCA David Solórzano
DF   NCA Martín Soza
DF   COL Diego Uribe
MF   NCA Brandon Arana
MF   NCA Milton Calderón
MF   NCA Norlan Cuadra
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   NCA Marvin Fletes
MF   GUA Franklin García
MF   NCA Geovany Lira
MF   NCA Axel Ortíz
MF   NCA Kenneth Rizo
MF   NCA Leslie Sevilla
MF   NCA Roberto Vanegas
MF   NCA Jonathan Zapata
FW   NCA Anderson Acosta
FW   NCA Rafael Baquedano
FW   NCA Aaron Chavez
FW   NCA Érick Lazo
FW   BRA Gledson
FW   NCA Kavin Ramírez
FW   NCA Juan Rosales
FW   NCA Yenner Sánchez
FW   NCA Roberto Taylor
FW   NCA Abner Urbina
FW   NCA Hamsink Vado

AchievementsEdit

List of coachesEdit

  •   Edison Oquendo (2008–2009)
  •   Eduardo Urroz (2012 – Oct 14) [1]
  •   Luis Montaño (Oct 2014 – March 2015)
  •   Julio César Madrigal (March 2015 – June 2015)
  •   Edward Urróz (July 2015–)

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Position
Head coach   Edward Urroz
Assistant coach   Luis Montaño
Goalkeeping coach TBD
Fitness coach TBD
Under 20 coach TBD
Under 20 Assistant coach TBD
Physio   TBD
Massagist  TBD
Team Doctor   Dr.TBD
Utility TBD

Women's departmentEdit

The women's team is the most successful team in Nicaragua winning 8 championships, the team is currently led by head coach TBD and features several members of the Nicaragua national team.

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nicaragua - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.

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