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Costa Rican Primera Division

The Primera Division of Costa Rica is the top-flight football league in Costa Rica overseen by the FEDEFUTBOL - Federation of Costa Rican Football. There are 12 football clubs participating in the Primera Division. The current Costa Rican champion football club is Deportivo Saprissa. They have won the league a total of 28 times. The Season is divided into two parts much in the way as the South American leagues have the Apertura and Clausura. In the Costa Rican league the season is divided into the Invierno and the Verano. The League consists of 2 groups of 6 football clubs. The teams are re-arranged between the Invierno and Verano tournaments.

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Table

Pos. TeamMPWDLGFGADP
Primera División: Torneo de Invierno
1   Alajuelense 21 16 2 3 36 14 +22 50
2   Herediano 21 13 4 4 44 19 +25 43
3 Cartaginés 21 12 3 6 25 17 +8 39
4 Deportivo Saprissa 21 12 2 7 37 27 +10 38
5 UCR 21 9 7 5 29 20 +9 34
6   Pérez Zeledón 21 8 5 8 34 37 -3 29
7   Carmelita 21 7 6 8 21 24 -3 27
8   Santos de Guápiles 21 8 2 11 29 33 -4 26
9   Belén Siglo XXI 21 6 7 8 27 30 -3 25
10   Limón 21 4 4 13 17 29 -12 16
11   Puma Generaleña 21 3 4 14 20 44 -24 13
12   Uruguay 21 3 4 14 16 41 -25 13
Primera División: Torneo de Verano
1   Alajuelense 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2 Belén Siglo XXI 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3 Carmelita 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4 Cartaginés 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5 Deportivo Saprissa 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6 Herediano 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7 Limón 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
8 Puma Generaleña 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
9 Pérez Zeledón 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
10 Santos de Guápiles 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
11 UCR 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0
12   Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0

 

Top Scorers

PlayerTeamGoalsPenalties
Clausura: Final Stage
H. Araúz Deportivo Saprissa 1 0
Clausura: Torneo de Verano
L. Gómez UCR 10 1
J. Moya Uruguay 10 0
F. Ronchetti Pérez Zeledón 10 1
Jorge Barbosa UCR 9 0
V. Núñez Herediano 9 0
C. Saucedo Deportivo Saprissa 8 3
J. Condega Uruguay 7 2
A. Duarte Belén Siglo XXI 7 0
M. George Limón 7 0
J. Palacios Alajuelense 7 1
A. Rodríguez Deportivo Saprissa 7 0
S. Calderón Limón 6 0
C. Clark Carmelita 6 4
D. Díaz Limón 6 2
R. Mora Carmelita 6 0
Clausura: Torneo de Invierno
A. Alonso Alajuelense 10 0
F. Ronchetti Pérez Zeledón 10 0
Y. Ruiz Herediano 9 1
J. Moya Uruguay 8 3
Á. Padilla Carmelita 7 4
L. Adams Belén Siglo XXI 6 0
A. Rodríguez Deportivo Saprissa 6 0
J. Sibaja UCR 6 1
A. Alpízar Pérez Zeledón 5 1
J. Cordero Belén Siglo XXI 5 0
C. Hernández Cartaginés 5 1
A. Lezcano Cartaginés 5 0
A. Navarro Puma Generaleña 5 0
J. Cancela Belén Siglo XXI 4 1
A. Contreras UCR 4 0

Channels licensed to broadcast Primera Division in United States

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2011-2015

 

News

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