Prior to the championship, five clubs (Alajuelense, Herediano, Saprissa, Cartaginés and Orión) withdrew from the Federación de Fútbol and formed the Asociación de Fútbol (Asofútbol). Because of this, two leagues were organised, that of the Federación only including Carmen FC, SG Española (Gimnástica) and promoted CS Uruguay. Asofútbol Championship 1961 Final Table: 1.CS Herediano 16 12 1 3 47-24 25 Champions 2.CD Saprissa 16 8 1 7 31-20 17 3.CS Cartaginés 16 7 3 6 35-30 17 4.LD Alajuelense 16 7 3 6 36-35 17 5.Orión FC 16 2 0 14 16-56 4 Topscorer: 15 Alberto Armijo (Cartaginés) Herediano squad: Hérberth Ulloa, Álvaro Cháves, Marcelo Villalobos, Álvaro McDonald, Carlos Marín, Danilo Montero, William Carpio, Guido Peña, Carlos Pantoja, Froilán Matamoros, Hernán Alvarado, Edgar Quesada, Rodolfo Ferguson, Sidney Brown, Manrique Quesada NB: the same 5 clubs contested the Copa Asofútbol, in which Herediano, Saprissa and Orión reached the Triangular Final, won by Herediano thanks to defeating Saprissa 3-0 in the final match of the tournament on Dec 15. Federación Championship 1961 Final Table: 1.Carmen FC 4 3 1 0 9- 3 7 Champions 2.CS Uruguay (Coronado) 4 1 2 1 8- 5 4 3.SG Española 4 0 1 3 3-12 1 NB: after the championship, the two rival organisations were unified. Whereas all 5 clubs from the rebel organisation were admitted to the 1962 championship, the three clubs which had remained within the Federación had to play off with the top 3 teams from the second division for just one place in the top level. This playoff was won by Uruguay, so that championship winners Carmen were relegated to the second level. Their 1961 championship was only recognised in 1999 by the Unión Nacional de Fútbol (Unafut) upon its creation.
list of champions.
list of 2nd division champions.
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Author: Gerardo Coto
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