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2019–20 Liga Nacional de Guatemala

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Liga Nacional de Guatemala
Season2019–20
DatesJuly 2019 – May 2020
ChampionsApertura:
Municipal
Clausura:
Cancelled, not awarded
RelegatedMixco
Siquinalá
CONCACAF LeagueMunicipal
Comunicaciones
Antigua GFC
Top goalscorerTBD (TBD) - 0 goals

The 2019–20 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala season is the 22nd season of the Liga Nacional de Guatemala, the top football league in Guatemala, in which the Apertura and Clausura season is used. The season will begin in July 2019 and will end in May 2020.

Team information

Location of the 2019–20 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala teams

A total of 12 teams will contest the league, including 10 sides from the 2017–18 Liga Nacional and 2 promoted from the 2017–18 Primera División.

Deportivo Petapa and Chiantla were relegated to 2018–19 Primera División the previous season.

The relegated team was replaced by the 2018–19 Primera División winners. F.C. Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa and Deportivo Mixco.

Promotion and relegation

Promoted from Primera División de Ascenso as of June 2019.

Relegated to Primera División de Ascenso as of June 2019.

Personnel and sponsoring

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kitmaker Shirt Sponsors
Antigua GFC Guatemala Víctor Hugo García Mexico Juan Antonio Torres Guatemala TBD TBD Tigo, TBD
Coban Imperial Guatemala Jimmy Morales El Salvador Jorge Rodriguez Guatemala TBD TBD Tigo, TBD
Comunicaciones Guatemala Juan Garcia Argentina Mauricio Tapia Guatemala TBD TBD Tigo, TBD
Guastatoya Guatemala Léster Rodríguez Uruguay Daniel Alberto Casas Lago Guatemala TBD TBD Tigo, TBD
Iztapa Guatemala Mario Mejía Guatemala Alberto Salguero Guatemala TBD TBD Tigo, TBD
Malacateco Guatemala Carlos Gutiérrez Costa Rica Ronald Gomez Guatemala TBD TBD Tigo, TBD
Mixco Guatemala Guatemala Julio Gomez Guatemala TBD TBD Tigo, TBD
CSD Municipal Guatemala Gerardo Villa Argentina Horacio Cordero Guatemala TBD TBD Tigo, TBD
F.C. Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa Guatemala TBD Guatemala Francisco Melgar Guatemala TBD TBD Tigo, TBD
Sanarate Guatemala Jahiro Otzoy Guatemala Rafael Díaz Guatemala TBD TBD Tigo, TBD
Siquinalá Guatemala Juan Pablo Godíne Spain Antonio Acosta Guatemala Kelme TBD
Xelajú MC Guatemala Francisco Santos Guatemala Walter Horacio González Guatemala TBD TBD Tigo, TBD

Managerial changes

Beginning of the season

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Iztapa Guatemala Resigned May 2019 Guatemala Alberto Salguero May 2019 th (Clausura 2018)
Guastatoya Guatemala Amarini Villatoro Resigned May 2019 Uruguay Daniel Alberto Casas Lago May 2019 th (Clausura 2018)
Sanarate Uruguay Ariel Sena Contract finished July 2019 Guatemala Rafael Díaz July 2019 th (Clausura 2018)
Coban Imperial Guatemala Fabricio Benitez Resigned May 2019 El Salvador Jorge Rodriguez June 2019 th (Clausura 2018)
Comunicaciones Uruguay William Coito Olivera Resigned May 2019 Argentina Mauricio Tapia May 2019 th (Clausura 2018)
Santa Lucía Cotz Argentina Ramiro Cepeda Resigned June 2019 Guatemala Francisco Melgar June 2019 th (Clausura 2018)
Siquinalá Guatemala Otto Rodriguez Resigned June 2019 Spain Antonio Acosta June 2019 th (Clausura 2018)
Antigua GFC Mexico Juan Antonio Torres Resigned June 2019 Mexico Roberto Montoya June 2019 th (Clausura 2018)

During the Apertura season

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Municipal Argentina Horacio Cordero Resigned August 2019 Argentina Sebastián Bini August 2019 th (Clausura 2018)
Guastatoya Uruguay Daniel Casas Sacked September 2019 Guatemala Fabricio Benitez September 2019 th (Clausura 2018)
Mixco Guatemala Julio Gomez Sacked September 2019 Guatemala Walter Claverí September 2019 th (Clausura 2018)
Izatapa Guatemala Alberto Salguero Sacked September 2019 Argentina Ramiro Cepeda September 2019 th (Clausura 2018)
Xelaju MC Guatemala Walter Horacio González Resigned November 2019 Argentina TBD November 2019 th (Clausura 2018)

Between Apertura and Clausura seasons

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
TBD Guatemala TBD Resigned July 2019 Argentina TBD July 2019 th (Clausura 2018)

During the Clausura season

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
TBD Guatemala TBD Resigned July 2019 Argentina TBD July 2019 th (Clausura 2018)

Apertura

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Cobán Imperial 22 12 5 5 34 23 +11 41 Advance to Playoffs
(Semifinals)
2 Municipal 22 12 4 6 32 23 +9 40
3 Comunicaciones 22 11 6 5 33 21 +12 39 Advance to Playoffs
(Quarterfinals)
4 Antigua GFC 22 11 4 7 30 23 +7 37
5 Sanarate 22 11 4 7 27 24 +3 37
6 Guastatoya 22 10 5 7 29 22 +7 35
7 Malacateco 22 9 4 9 29 24 +5 31
8 Iztapa 22 9 4 9 28 26 +2 31
9 Xelajú 22 7 7 8 26 27 −1 28
10 Santa Lucía 22 5 7 10 21 29 −8 22
11 Mixco 22 4 4 14 18 41 −23 16
12 Siquinalá 22 2 4 16 20 44 −24 10
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Results

Home \ Away ANT LUC COB COM GUA IZT MAL MUN MIX SAN SIQ XEL
Antigua GFC
Santa Lucía
Cobán Imperial
Comunicaciones
Guastatoya
Iztapa
Malacateco
Municipal
Mixco
Sanarate
Siquinalá
Xelajú
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoffs

Clausura

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Comunicaciones 13 8 4 1 26 15 +11 28 Advance to Playoffs
(Semifinals)
2 Municipal 13 6 5 2 17 12 +5 23
3 Guastatoya 13 6 3 4 13 10 +3 21 Advance to Playoffs
(Quarterfinals)
4 Iztapa 13 5 5 3 19 18 +1 20
5 Antigua GFC 13 5 4 4 15 11 +4 19
6 Siquinalá 13 4 4 5 17 17 0 16
7 Mixco 13 4 3 6 14 14 0 15
8 Santa Lucía 13 3 6 4 13 18 −5 15
9 Xelajú 13 2 7 4 12 15 −3 13
10 Malacateco 13 3 4 6 9 14 −5 13
11 Sanarate 13 4 3 6 13 17 −4 12
12 Cobán Imperial 13 2 4 7 8 15 −7 10
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Results

Playoffs

Aggregate table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Comunicaciones 35 19 10 6 59 36 +23 67
2 Municipal 35 18 9 8 49 35 +14 63 CONCACAF League round of 16[a]
3 Guastatoya 35 16 8 11 42 32 +10 56
4 Antigua GFC 35 16 8 11 42 35 +7 56
5 Cobán Imperial 35 14 9 12 42 38 +4 51
6 Iztapa 35 14 9 12 47 44 +3 51
7 Sanarate 35 15 7 13 40 41 −1 49
8 Malacateco 35 12 8 15 38 34 +4 44
9 Xelajú 35 9 14 12 38 42 −4 41
10 Santa Lucía 35 8 13 14 34 47 −13 37
11 Mixco 35 8 7 20 32 55 −23 31 Relegated to Primera División de Ascenso
12 Siquinalá 35 6 8 21 37 61 −24 26
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ As Apertura champions (GUA1)

List of foreign players in the league

This is a list of foreign players in 2019-2020 season. The following players:

  1. have played at least one apertura game for the respective club.
  2. have not been capped for the Guatemala national football team on any level, independently from the birthplace. [1] Archived 2018-07-29 at the Wayback Machine

A new rule was introduced a few season ago, that clubs can only have five foreign players per club and can only add a new player if there is an injury or player/s is released.

References

  1. ^ "¡El Deportivo Mixco es de Liga Mayor!". May 31, 2019.
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