2016 United Football League (Philippines)

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United Football League
Season 2016
Champions Global
AFC Cup Global
Ceres
Matches played 102
Goals scored 544 (5.33 per match)
Best Player Japan Hikaru Minegishi
Top goalscorer Spain Adrián Gallardo
(30 goals)
Best goalkeeper Philippines Nelson Gasic
Highest scoring 17 goals
Kaya 16–1 Manila Nomads
Longest winning run 10 games
Global
Longest unbeaten run 15 games
Global
Longest winless run 11 games
Pasargad
Longest losing run 8 games
Pasargad
2015

The 2016 United Football League was the seventh and last season of the UFL since its establishment as a semi-professional league in 2009. Division 2 is disbanded for this season with all teams competing in one division.[1]

The league competition which started in April 30 and ended in October 24 will followed a pure double round robin match with no play-offs.[1] For this edition the foreign player cap is reduced to four from five foreign players in a playing squad of 18 players, including 7 substitutes. At least one of the four maximum allowable foreign players must be from the Asian country. This was to align to the guidelines followed at the AFC Cup and AFC Champions League. However, a club with more than 25 players may have more than four foreign players in their whole squad provided that they comply with the 4-player foreign player limit rule during match day.[1]

Global F.C. won the league with one game to spare.

The 2016 season was the last UFL season following the appointment of UFL President Randy Roxas as part of the task force for the upcoming Philippines Football League which had its inaugural season in 2017.[2]

Venue[edit]

Matches are played at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.[1]

Clubs[edit]

The league is composed of 12 clubs.

Club Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Agila Philippines Richard Leyble Japan Shinji Shozu Philippines LGR Sportswear None
Ceres Serbia Risto Vidaković Philippines Juan Luis Guirado Germany Puma Philippines Ceres Liner
Forza Philippines Arvin Jay Soliman Philippines Stephen Burda Philippines LGR Sportswear Philippines Orient Freight International
Global Scotland Leigh Manson Philippines Misagh Bahadoran Philippines LGR Sportswear None
Green Archers United Philippines Rodolfo Alicante Philippines Tating Pasilan Philippines LGR Sportswear Philippines Globe Telecom
JP Voltes Japan Yu Hoshide Japan Masaki Yanagawa Philippines LGR Sportswear Japan JK Mart
Kaya Philippines Chris Greatwich Philippines Alexander Borromeo Philippines LGR Sportswear Philippines LBC Express
Laos Philippines Jovanie Villagracia Sudan Badreldin Elhabib Philippines LGR Sportswear None
Loyola Meralco Sparks Scotland Simon McMenemy Philippines James Younghusband United States Under Armour Philippines Meralco
Manila Nomads Brazil Ronaldo Luis Bernardo Nigeria Ubiam Ugochukwu Okoro Philippines LGR Sportswear Philippines True Blue Tools
Pasargad Philippines Joel Villarino Philippines Jean Claude Delos Reyes Philippines LGR Sportswear None
Stallion Philippines Ernest Nierras Philippines Ruben Doctora United States Vizari Philippines Giligan's Restaurant

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Incoming head coach
Kaya Trinidad and Tobago Fabien Larry Lewis End of contract Philippines Chris Greatwich
JP Voltes Japan Shinichiro Maeno End of contract Japan Yu Hoshide[3]
Laos Philippines Rudy Del Rosario End of contract Philippines Jovanie Villagracia
Forza Philippines Jun Mark Saraga End of contract Philippines Arvin Jay Soliman
Agila Philippines Ramon Vicente Roxas End of contract Philippines Richard Leyble
Pasargad Philippines Mike Agbayani End of contract Philippines Joel Villarino
Ceres Philippines Ali Go New coach under contract Serbia Risto Vidaković

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Global (C) 19 15 2 2 80 15 +65 47 Qualification to the 2017 AFC Champions League Preliminary round 1
or 2017 AFC Cup Group stage[a]
2 Ceres (Q) 19 13 2 4 109 18 +91 41 Qualification to the 2017 AFC Cup Group stage
3 Loyola Meralco Sparks 19 13 2 4 83 23 +60 41
4 JP Voltes 19 13 2 4 51 16 +35 41
5 Kaya 19 12 1 6 78 25 +53 37
6 Stallion 19 8 7 4 43 28 +15 31
7 Green Archers United 19 6 3 10 29 48 −19 21
8 Forza 19 4 2 13 20 82 −62 14
9 Manila Nomads (D, E) 11 3 0 8 20 65 −45 9 Withdrew from the tournament[b]
10 Laos 19 2 1 16 22 111 −89 7
11 Agila (D, E) 11 1 1 9 6 56 −50 4 Withdrew from the tournament[b]
12 Pasargad (D, E) 11 0 1 10 4 58 −54 1
Updated to match(es) played on 24 October 2016. Source: rsssf.com, soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal Difference; 3) Goals Scored
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Global qualified for the 2017 AFC Cup Group stage by winning the 2016 UFL Cup. However, since they already qualified for the 2017 AFC Champions League Preliminary round 1 by winning the 2016 UFL Division 1, the spot awarded to the cup winners was passed to the next best-placed team (2016 UFL Division 1 runner-up Ceres FC).
  2. ^ a b Manila Nomads, Agila and Pasargad did not participated in the second round of the league.


Positions by round[edit]

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Global 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ceres 8 6 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2
Loyola Meralco Sparks 5 3 6 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3
JP Voltes 2 1 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Kaya 1 5 3 2 4 4 4 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Stallion 9 10 7 7 6 6 7 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Green Archers United 6 4 2 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Forza 6 9 11 10 11 11 11 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Manila Nomads 3 7 8 9 8 8 8 8 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Laos 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 11 11 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Agila 10 8 10 8 9 9 9 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Pasargad 11 11 9 11 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Source: UFL League Table

Leader
2017 AFC Cup group stage

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AGI CER FOR GLO GAU JPV KAY LAO LMS NOM PSG STA
Agila 0–5 0–3 1–0 0–11 2–2
Ceres 10–1 11–0 3–3 7–1 4–2 5–0 8–0 4–1 6–0 2–2
Forza 4–1 0–10 0–2 1–1 0–3 0–5 3–1 1–5 2–0 1–4
Global 8–0 0–5 12–0 4–0 0–2 3–2 8–0 1–0 3–0 3–0
Green Archers United 5–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–5 3–0 0–4 2–1 1–3
JP Voltes 1–0 7–1 0–4 3–1 0–1 3–0 2–3 5–0 0–0
Kaya 1–0 10–2 0–3 6–0 1–3 8–0 1–2 16–1 0–1
Laos 0–11 0–3 0–7 0–4 0–4 2–10 2–13 8–3 2–2
Loyola Meralco Sparks 3–2 4–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 11–1 9–2 3–1
Manila Nomads 3–0 2–1 0–12 3–4 2–4
Pasargad 0–16 0–6 0–6 1–6 0–9 0–4
Stallion 5–1 1–4 3–0 2–4 1–1 0–0 2–2 8–0 2–2 2–0

Source: United Football League (Philippines)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Spain Adrián Gallardo Ceres 30
2 Philippines Phil Younghusband Loyola Meralco Sparks 21
3 Philippines Stephan Schröck Ceres 18
Senegal Robert Lopez Mendy Kaya
5 Japan Hikaru Minegishi Global 17

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Philippines Jay Baguioro JP Voltes Pasargad 0–6 30 April 2016
Philippines James Younghusband Loyola Meralco Sparks Stallion 3–1 8 May 2016
Philippines Nate Burkey Ceres Manila Nomads 6–0 14 May 2016
Philippines Jay Baguioro JP Voltes Forza 7–1 15 May 2016
Japan Takumi Uesato
Senegal Robert Lopez Mendy4 Kaya Forza 10–2 18 May 2016
Philippines Patrick Reichelt Ceres Agila 10–1 18 May 2016
Spain Bienve
Philippines Kenshiro Daniels4 Kaya Manila Nomads 16–1 9 June 2016
Philippines OJ Porteria4
Philippines Joshua Beloya4 Stallion Laos 8–0 9 June 2016
Spain Adrián Gallardo8 Ceres Pasargad 0–16 11 June 2016
Philippines Stephan Schröck
Philippines Phil Younghusband Loyola Meralco Sparks Agila 0–11 15 June 2016
Japan Akira Miyayama
Spain Adrián Gallardo Ceres Forza 0–10 15 June 2016
Philippines Patrik Franksson4 Laos Pasargad 1– 6 19 June 2016
Senegal Robert Lopez Mendy Kaya Pasargad 0– 6 25 June 2016
Philippines Stephan Schröck Ceres Stallion 1–4 25 June 2016
Philippines Phil Younghusband5 Loyola Meralco Sparks Laos 2–13 26 June 2016
Philippines Curt Dizon Loyola Meralco Sparks Manila Nomads 9–2 3 July 2016
Spain Alvaro Castiella
Spain Carlos Ortiz 4 Global Agila 8–0 5 July 2016
Philippines Phil Younghusband Loyola Meralco Sparks Pasargad 0– 9 7 July 2016
Spain Adrián Gallardo6 Ceres Laos 0– 11 7 July 2016
Philippines Patrik Franksson5 Laos Manila Nomads 8–3 10 July 2016
Ghana Stephen Appiah Manila Nomads Laos 8–3 10 July 2016
Philippines Misagh Bahadoran5 Global Manila Nomads 0–12 14 July 2016
Philippines Phil Younghusband Loyola Meralco Sparks Forza 1– 5 7 August 2016
Philippines Omid Nazari Global Forza 12–0 10 August 2016
Philippines Misagh Bahadoran4
Japan Hikaru Minegishi
Philippines Jorrel Aristorenas Loyola Meralco Sparks Laos 11–1 17 August 2016
England Louis Clark Kaya Laos 8–0 24 September 2016
Philippines Stephan Schröck Ceres Loyola Meralco Sparks 4–1 24 September 2016
Laos 8–0 28 September 2016
Japan Hikaru Minegishi Global Laos 0–7 2 October 2016
Philippines Matthew Hartmann

4 Player scored four goals
5 Player scored five goals
6 Player scored six goals
8 Player scored eight goals

Own goals[edit]

Player For Club Own goals
Philippines Ronnie Aguisanda Loyola Meralco Sparks Green Archers United 2
JP Voltes
Cameroon Christian Nana Global Stallion 1
Philippines Michael Atienza Global Laos
Philippines Jayson Cutamora Global JP Voltes
Philippines Rezziel Villaespin Agila Laos
Philippines John Lloyd Bastasa Loyola Meralco Sparks Laos
Nigeria Fidelis Nnabuife Loyola Meralco Sparks Manila Nomads
Philippines Joseph Rigoberto Global Forza

Honors[edit]

Player
Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Guerrero, Bob (13 January 2016). "What to expect in Philippine football in 2016". Rappler. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ceres FC ready to apply for PFL license". The Visayan Daily Star. 15 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Line ups for JP Voltes Vs Kaya". Twitter. UFL Philippines. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Global and Voltes dominate UFL Awards". Dugout Philippines. 23 October 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 

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