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Round 1
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
46
26
28
1
2 - 1
2.69
2.17
18° moderate rain
0 - 1
36
27
37
2
1 - 2
2.55
2.7
18° overcast clouds
3 - 2
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
53.31
46.69
Under
2.55
1.06
3 - 2
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
47
53
Yes
2 - 1
2.69
2.06
0 - 1
48
52
Yes
1 - 2
2.55
2.03
3 - 2
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
54%
Away
0
2 - 1
2.69
1.07
0 - 1
63%
Home
+1
1 - 2
2.55
1.26
3 - 2
Round 14
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
42
30
28
1
1 - 0
2.08
2.38
19° light rain
2 - 2
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
65.65
34.35
Under
2.08
1.31
2 - 2
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
59
41
No
1 - 0
2.08
2.18
2 - 2
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
58%
Away
0
1 - 0
2.08
1.15
2 - 2

What is the Costa Rica Primera Division?

The Costa Rica Primera Division’s official name is the Liga de Fútbol de Primera División. It is also known as Liga FPD or Liga Promérica due to its sponsorship reasons. This is the top professional association football level in Costa Rica. The competition is run by the Unión de Clubes de Fútbol de la Primera División (UNAFUT) with the participation of the 12 best teams in the nation. 

 

The Primera Division de Costa Rica was established in 1921. Herediano is the first club to win the league cup. Saprissa is the most successful team, having won the record of 36 titles. In addition, Alajuelense and Herediano are also the dominating teams in this competition. 

 

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How is the format of the Liga Promérica?

The Liga FPD has a season-long format with two separate events. From July to December, the Torneo de Apertura (Spanish for "Opening Tournament") takes place, followed by the Torneo de Clausura (Spanish for "Closing Tournament") from January to May. They were known as Torneo de Invierno ("Winter Tournament") and Torneo de Verano ("Summer Tournament") from 2007 to 2017. 

 

Each tournament is played on stages. The first round is played in the traditional double round-robin format. Each club plays every other club twice throughout a tournament, once at home and once away, for a total of 22 matchdays. A win earns three points, a tie earns one point, while a defeat earns no points. The top four clubs at the end of the first stage will enter the second stage.

 

The second stage is a quadrangular game, in which the top four teams from the first round will play each other twice again, for a total of six more matchdays. The club will be proclaimed champions if the top team from the first stage also wins the quadrangular; otherwise, the title will be determined by a two-legged final between the first-stage and quadrangular winners.

 

There is a promotion and relegation system that exists between the Primera Division Costa Rica and the Costa Rica Segunda Division. Despite the fact that there are two champions during the regular season, the Liga FPD only relegates one team per season based on their combined performance in the Apertura and Clausura competitions. The team that finishes bottom in the overall standings is relegated to the Liga de Ascenso.

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Title by Clubs in the Costa Rica Primera Division

Teams

Winners

Runners-up

Winning seasons

Saprissa

36

18

1952, 1953, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, Invierno 2007, Verano 2008, Invierno 2008, 2010 Verano, 2014 Verano, 2014 Invierno, 2015 Invierno, 2016 Invierno, 2018 Clausura, 2020 Clausura, 2021 Clausura

Alajuelense

30

24

1928, 1939, 1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2010 Invierno, 2011 Verano, 2011 Invierno, 2012 Invierno, 2013 Invierno, 2020 Apertura

Herediano

28

22

1921, 1922, 1924, 1927, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1955, 1961 (ASOFUTBOL), 1978, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1992–93, 2012 Verano, 2013 Verano, 2015 Verano, 2016 Verano, 2017 Verano, 2018 Apertura, 2019 Apertura

La Libertad

6

7

1925, 1926, 1929, 1934, 1942, 1946

Cartaginés

3

10

1923, 1936, 1940

Orión

2

6

1938, 1944

Puntarenas

1

3

1986

Pérez Zeledón

1

1

2017 Apertura

Uruguay

1

1

1963

Brujas

1

0

2009 Invierno

Carmelita

1

0

1961 (FEDEFUTBOL)

Liberia Mía

1

0

2009 Clausura

UCR

1

0

1943

A.D. San Carlos

1

0

2019 Clausura

Top Goalscorers in the Costa Rica Primera Division

Rank

Name

Goals

1

Víctor Núñez

244

2

Errol Daniels

196

3

Roy Sáenz

168

4

Leonel Hernández

164

5

Guillermo Guardia

149

6

Evaristo Coronado

148

7

Alejandro Alpízar

147

8

Erick Scott

144

9

Juan Ulloa, Álvaro Saborío

140

10

Vicente Wanchope

133

Reference Sources

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liga_FPD
  • https://www.unafut.com/