Nicaraguan Soccer

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  1. Lester7

    Lester7 Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Aruba
    You are correct there is tons of corruption. FIFA cant get involved until the corrupt UNCAF and CONCACAF officials get bypassed. They protect the Nicraguan FA's president because he has dirt on them as well.

    There IS clear evidence of all of this but, unfortunately one needs a good amount of money in order to secure the proper legal consel in order to take this issue to the proper authorities. The press is all over it all the time, the entire country knows about it. The president of the Nicaraguan FA was also the president of the Nicaraguan olympic committee and was recently kicked off of the olympic committee because of corruption. The Nicraguan federal government had to step in because of so much corruption.

    I have invested my personal finances and tried for years but, unless you have SUBSTANTIAL resources it's no use.

    Links to a few articles about the government intervention with the olympic committee. The result is going to be the same, nothing is going to be done because those supporting the intervention are not as well backed financially as the corrupt Julio Rocha (Olympic committee and nicaraguan FA president).

    http://www.pinolerosports.com/content/view/2780/1/
    http://www.pinolerosports.com/content/view/2783/1/
    http://www.pinolerosports.com/content/view/2816/1/
     
  2. GUANACO1

    GUANACO1 Member

    May 18, 2007
    Los Angeles
  3. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Nicaragua dio a conocer la nomina de jugadores para el Torneo Copa de Naciones Digicel 2009.


    Nomina final de Nicaragua:



    Nombre Nac. Posición No.
    Denis Espinoza 25/08/83 Portero 1
    Carlos Mendieta 03/11/79 Portero 12
    Carlos Alonso 25/08/79 Defensa 3
    David Solorzano 08/11/80 Defensa 2
    Ernesto Aviles 11/08/80 Defensa 5
    Maximo Gomez 10/12/77 Defensa 14
    Marvin Molina 21/12/81 Defensa 15
    Armando Collado 17/11/83 Defensa 4
    Marlon Medina 06/08/85 Volante 16
    Franklin Lopez 16/08/82 Volante 7
    Armando Reyes 29/07/81 Volante 6
    Féliz Zeledon 24/11/83 Volante 11
    Alexander Alvarado 10/01/82 Volante 17
    Edwin Herrera 29/09/88 Volante 18
    Juan Barrera 02/05/89 Volante 19
    Jose Carballo 23/04/87 Volante 20
    Emilio Palacios 08/10/82 Delantero 8
    Samuel Wilson 09/04/83 Delantero 10
    Wilber Sanchez 24/10/79 Delantero 9
    Adrian Morales 17/01/82 Delantero 13


    http://uncaf.net/portal/modules/futbolmasculino/item.php?itemid=941
     
  4. edcalvi

    edcalvi Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 1, 2005
    Nevada
    Felicidades nicaragüenses, where ever u are, ganaron bien.
     
  5. YanksCatrachos23

    YanksCatrachos23 New Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Bronx, New York
    Club:
    CD Olimpia
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Well at least all you nicaraguans have something to be happy about, what with the socialist presence in your country. thats a shame, but oh well. at least you guys are in the gold cup! congrats!
     
  6. Moises

    Moises Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    miami
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    hey theres no " in six months" choice on the poll?!!:D
     
  7. evangel

    evangel Member+

    Apr 12, 2007
    Congratulations to Nicaragua. They deservedly got the spot in the Gold Cup.
     
  8. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    Nicaraguan football is competitive! They proved it this uncaf!
     
  9. Nejapa_503

    Nejapa_503 New Member

    Nov 12, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Alianza FC
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    congrats to nicaragua..Im really happy for them!!!
     
  10. el_cuscatleco

    el_cuscatleco Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    I'm really proud of Nicaragua.

    They've always been my second favourite team in the region, simply for the fact that they are always the underdogs and don't have many of the same privileges that other countries have, especially when it comes to footballing resources.

    Great to see them qualify. Hopefully the country supports it's team and they can show that they can be competative during the Gold Cup like they did here.
     
  11. MetroChile

    MetroChile Member+

    Jan 13, 2001
    NJ; Valpo.
    Club:
    Santiago Wanderers
    Nat'l Team:
    Chile
    Congrats to Nicaragua on making the GC. :)
    Best of luck the rest of the way. :cool: :)
     
  12. Guicho

    Guicho New Member

    Oct 27, 2007
    CREMAS
    Que viva Augusto Nicolás Calderón Sandino!!!
    Felicidades compañeros...
    Felicidades Nicaragua...
     
  13. aguimarães

    aguimarães Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Club:
    LD Alajuelense
  14. D.C. UNITED

    D.C. UNITED Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Myself being a Nicaraguan I am very proud of my team and Im even more happy by the support you guys give us regardless of what team you support, it really means a lot that you guys are proud to see Nicaraguan football slowly but surely growing and hopefully we can continue our competitiveness in this summers gold cup. Good luck to all of you and thanks for your support!
     
  15. el_cuscatleco

    el_cuscatleco Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    FIFA rankings preview

    Nicaragua is expected to be this months biggest mover in the FIFA rankings and reach it's highest ever ranking at 132 (previous best was 150 in late 1993).

    Hopefully it happens :)
     
  16. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
  17. el_cuscatleco

    el_cuscatleco Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    Congrats :)

    Again, hopefully the country and your federation gets behind the team and you can continue to improve.
     
  18. UMass

    UMass New Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    Boston


    Antonio81 Thanks for the links and insight!
     
  19. UMass

    UMass New Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    Boston
    So now we are getting to the bottom of it. Thanks for links and info.
     
  20. UMass

    UMass New Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    Boston
    Lester7....thanks for you input into understanding Nicaragua "internal" soccer
     
  21. aguimarães

    aguimarães Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Club:
    LD Alajuelense
    It's unfortunate that there are serious corruption/political problems in Nicaragua (and in Central America as a whole.) Costa Rica abolishing its military in 1949, along with a long-standing democratic government, and maintaining decent relations with the United States and Europe (as opposed to the political repression and civil wars elsewhere) allowed us to focus on building our football program up. I hope Nicaragua and others can finally get theirs going, but there seems to be a shadow over their program.

    Former Communist president Daniel Ortega who was recently re-elected, put alot of emphasis on developing sports (taking his cue from what the Soviets and Cubans did during the Cold War to put an attractive face on their regime, and help unify the country.) Nicaragua's second-biggest club (Walter Ferretti) was founded by Sandinista soldiers during the late 1980s, and was renamed after one when he died in the early 1990s. They have recently changed the team's official colors to red and black (colors of the Sandinista flag.) Their rivals Real Esteli also have the Sandinista flag flying over their office.

    In the unlikely even that Nicaragua does well in the Gold Cup (sorry for sounding pessimistic,) I expect to see Daniel Ortega using it in his favor in some way.
     
  22. BKR inC

    BKR inC Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Australia
    Hey I am intrested in finding out the coaching history of the nicaraguan
    national football team
    if anyone can give their names and date or peroid when the coached the national team would be much appreciated
     
  23. Lester7

    Lester7 Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Aruba
    I can give you the history for the period of time that I was with the squad...

    Dates are approximate only...
    2001-2004 Mauricio Battistini (Italian)
    2004-2005 Marcelo Zuleta (Argentina)
    2005 Mauricio Cruz, Interim(Nicaragua)
    2006-2007 Carlos De Toro (Argentina)
    2007-2008 Mauricio Cruz (Nicaragua)
    2008-Present Otoniel Olivas (Nicaragua)

    The Italian was one of the best coaches I've ever seen. He was a former director of youth development at Parma. He left Nicaragua when Parmalat folded and pulled their financial support from their Central American division. He went on to coach in the Swiss second division. Great person and amazing coach!

    The 2 Argentinians tried to elicit bribes from the 2-3 of us that were coming from overseas. Completely unscrupulous individuals.

    The first Nicaraguan coach was incompetent and only named head coach because he is a "yes man" for Nicaraguan FA.

    This new guy is pretty decent from what I hear. The players tell me he is a good guy and coach. Unfortunately he doesn't get the support he needs because the president of the FA is too busy stuffing his own pockets with the money from the UNCAF Nations Cup wins instead of redistributing it and using it to make the team better.

    That's all I could think of off the top of my head. Let me know if you have any more questions.
     
  24. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    whoa you use to play for nicaragua??
     
  25. Lester7

    Lester7 Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Aruba
    Ya, i was in and out from U20 all the way to the senior level. The last time I was with the team was for the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup. I bailed after the coach tried extort me. I regret ever taking part in that circus they call a football federation.

    Below is a link to the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup roster and the roster for some friendlies we played from the Nicaraguan FA's website. (should note that the website is not accurate, out of date, and looks like it was designed by a 3 year old)

    http://www.fenifut.org.ni/docs/Lista Mayor C.R. 3-01-07.xls
    http://www.fenifut.org.ni/notas-prensa/Nomina-Copa-Naciones-2007.xls
     

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