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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)

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.

History

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 squad

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

Achievements

List of coaches

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

Personnel

Current technical staff

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

Women's department

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.

Honours

References

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