Costa Rica - Primera Division

Costa Rica - Primera Division

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Fixtures

DateRHemma vs Borta-
02/01 20:00 2 AD Grecia vs Herediano View
02/03 23:30 5 Santos de Guápiles vs AD Grecia View
02/04 02:00 5 Sporting San Jose vs Herediano View
02/04 02:15 5 Deportivo Saprissa vs Alajuelense View
02/04 23:00 5 Municipal Perez Zeledon vs AD Guanacasteca View
02/05 17:00 5 Cartagines vs AD San Carlos View
02/05 21:00 5 Guadalupe FC vs Puntarenas View
02/08 02:00 6 Herediano vs Santos de Guápiles View
02/08 17:00 6 AD Grecia vs Guadalupe FC View
02/08 21:00 6 AD Guanacasteca vs Sporting San Jose View
02/09 02:00 6 Alajuelense vs Municipal Perez Zeledon View
02/09 02:00 6 Puntarenas vs Cartagines View

Results

Date R Hemma vs Borta -
01/30 00:00 4 [12] Guadalupe FC vs Cartagines [4] 5-1
01/30 00:00 4 [3] Alajuelense vs Sporting San Jose [2] 3-1
01/29 21:00 4 [8] Puntarenas vs Municipal Perez Zeledon [11] 1-2
01/29 17:00 4 [9] AD Grecia vs AD San Carlos [11] 0-0
01/29 02:00 4 [5] Herediano vs AD Guanacasteca [6] 0-1
01/29 01:15 4 [11] Santos de Guápiles vs Deportivo Saprissa [1] 0-0
01/27 01:00 3 [10] AD San Carlos vs Herediano [5] 2-3
01/26 02:00 3 [3] Deportivo Saprissa vs Puntarenas [6] 3-0
01/26 00:00 3 [4] Sporting San Jose vs Guadalupe FC [12] 2-0
01/25 23:00 3 [11] Municipal Perez Zeledon vs AD Grecia [10] 1-1
01/25 02:00 3 [4] Cartagines vs Santos de Guápiles [9] 4-0
01/24 21:00 3 [7] AD Guanacasteca vs Alajuelense [1] 0-0

Wikipedia - Liga FPD

The Primera División of Costa Rica, commonly known as Fútbol de Primera División (FPD), and Liga Promerica for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional association football division in Costa Rica. It is administered by the Unión de Clubes de Fútbol de la Primera División (UNAFUT). The league consists of 12 teams, with the last-placed team relegated to the Liga de Ascenso.

The league was founded in 1921, with Herediano crowned as the first champions. Saprissa is the most successful club having won the championship a record 37 times. Together with Alajuelense (30 titles) and Herediano (29 titles), they have dominated the league.

History

On 13 June 1921, the Costa Rican Football Federation was created. With its creation, the need of a tournament also emerged, along with the establishment of a national team, as a result of Costa Rica being invited to the 1921 Juegos del Centenario in Guatemala.

The first season of the Costa Rican Primera División was played in 1921 with seven teams: Alajuelense, Cartaginés, Herediano, La Libertad, Sociedad Gimnástica Española, Sociedad Gimnástica Limonense and La Unión de Tres Ríos. La Libertad and Gimnástica Limonense played the first ever match of the Liga FPD, with La Libertad emerging victorious with a lone goal scored by Rafael Madrigal. Herediano were crowned as champions.

In 1999, the Costa Rican Football Federation created the UNAFUT (acronym of Unión de Clubes de Fútbol de la Primera División), an entity designed for the organization and administration of the Primera División tournament and its youth leagues (known as Alto Rendimiento).

On 9 January 2014, UNAFUT decided to rename the tournament to Liga FPD, in order to give more identity to the league.

The main rivalry in the league is El Clásico, played by Alajuelense and Saprissa, as both teams are the most successful in the league and both share the vast majority of followers throughout the country. Since their first encounter at the old national stadium on 12 October 1949, the two teams have faced each other in over 300 matches, with the winning balance in favor of Saprissa.