Costa Rica - List of Champions and Runners Up

        Champions                       Runners Up     

1921    Herediano                       Gimnastica Española
1922    Herediano                       La Libertad
1923    Cartaginés                      La Libertad
1924    Herediano                       Cartaginés 
1925    La Libertad                     Herediano
1926    La Libertad                     Cartaginés (Alajuelense?)
1927    Herediano                       La Libertad
1928    Alajuelense                     Gimnastica Española
1929    La Libertad                     Alajuelense
1930    Herediano                       Gimnastica Española
1931    Herediano                       Orión 
1932    Herediano                       La Libertad (Orión?)
1933    Herediano                       Gimnastica Española
1934    La Libertad                     Alajuela Junior 
1935    Herediano                       Alajuela Junior 
1936    Cartaginés                      La Libertad
1937    Herediano                       Gimnastica Española (Orión?)
1938    Orión                           Gimnastica Española
1939    Alajuelense                     Herediano    
1940    Cartaginés                      Orión 
1941    Alajuelense                     La Libertad
1942    La Libertad                     Gimnastica Española
1943    Universidad de Costa Rica       Alajuelense
1944    Orión                           Herediano
1945    Alajuelense                     Orión 
1946    La Libertad                     Herediano
1947    Herediano                       La Libertad
1948    Herediano                       Alajuelense
1949    Alajuelense                     Orión 
1950    Alajuelense                     Saprissa
1951    Herediano                       Orión 
1952    Saprissa                        Alajuelense
1953    Saprissa                        Herediano
1954      not played
1955    Herediano                       Saprissa
1956      not played
1957    Saprissa                        Alajuelense
1958    Alajuelense                     Saprissa
1959    Alajuelense                     Saprissa
1960    Alajuelense                     Herediano
1961    Herediano                       Saprissa         [Asofútbol]
        Carmelita                       Uruguay          [Federación]
1961/62 Saprissa                        Alajuelense
1962/63 Uruguay                         Saprissa
1963/64 Saprissa                        Orión 
1964/65 Saprissa                        Alajuelense
1965/66 Alajuelense                     Saprissa
1966/67 Saprissa                        Alajuelense
1967/68 Saprissa                        Cartaginés
1968/69 Saprissa                        Alajuelense
1969/70 Alajuelense                     Saprissa
1970/71 Alajuelense                     Saprissa
1971/72 Saprissa                        Alajuelense
1972/73 Saprissa                        Cartaginés
1973/74 Saprissa                        Herediano
1974/75 Saprissa                        Cartaginés
1975/76 Saprissa                        Barrio México
1976/77 Saprissa                        Cartaginés
1977/78 Herediano                       M. Puntarenas
1978/79 Herediano                       Cartaginés
1979/80 Alajuelense                     Herediano
1980/81 Herediano                       Limonense
1981/82 Saprissa                        M. Puntarenas
1982/83 Alajuelense                     M. Puntarenas
1983/84 Alajuelense                     Saprissa
1984/85 Herediano                       Alajuelense
1985/86 M. Puntarenas                   Alajuelense
1986/87 Herediano                       Cartaginés
1987/88 Saprissa                        Herediano
1988/89 Saprissa                        Alajuelense
1989/90   no championship awarded
1990/91 Alajuelense                     Saprissa
1991/92 Alajuelense                     Saprissa
1992/93 Herediano                       Cartaginés
1993/94 Saprissa                        Alajuelense
1994/95 Saprissa                        Alajuelense
1995/96 Alajuelense                     Cartaginés
1996/97 Alajuelense                     Saprissa
1997/98 Saprissa                        Alajuelense 
          [Apertura: Alajuelense;   Clausura: Saprissa]          
1998/99 Saprissa                        Alajuelense
          [Apertura: Saprissa;      Clausura: Saprissa]          
1999/00 Alajuelense                     Saprissa
          [Apertura: Alajuelense;   Clausura: Alajuelense]          
2000/01 Alajuelense                     Herediano
          [Apertura: Alajuelense;   Clausura: Alajuelense]          
2001/02 Alajuelense                     Santos
          [Apertura: Santos;        Clausura: Alajuelense]      
2002/03 Alajuelense                     Saprissa
          [Apertura: Alajuelense;   Clausura: Alajuelense]   
2003/04 Saprissa                        Herediano
          [Apertura: Saprissa;      Clausura: Herediano]          
2004/05 Alajuelense                     Pérez Zeledón
          [Apertura: Pérez Zeledón; Clausura: Alajuelense]     
2005/06 Saprissa                        Puntarenas FC
          [Apertura: Saprissa;      Clausura: Saprissa]
2006/07 Saprissa                        Alajuelense
          [Apertura: Saprissa;      Clausura: Saprissa] 
2007/08 Saprissa                        Herediano            [Ap.]
        Saprissa                        Alajuelense          [Cl.]
2008/09 Saprissa                        Alajuelense          [Ap.] 
        Liberia                         Herediano            [Cl.]
2009/10 Brujas                          Puntarenas FC        [Ap.]
        Saprissa                        San Carlos           [Cl.]
2010/11 Alajuelense                     Herediano            [Ap.]
        Alajuelense                     San Carlos           [Cl.]
2011/12 Alajuelense                     Herediano            [Ap.]
        Herediano                       Santos               [Cl.]
2012/13 Alajuelense                     Herediano            [Ap.]
        Herediano                       Cartaginés           [Cl.]
2013/14 Alajuelense                     Herediano            [Ap.]
        Saprissa                        Alajuelense          [Cl.]
2014/15

Total Championships (99; runners-up finishes between square brackets;
                         Apertura (12)/Clausura (12) since 2007/08 following club names)

30 [15] Deportivo Saprissa (San José)          [Ap. 4, Cl. 5]

29 [21] LD Alajuelense (Alajuela)              [Ap. 6, Cl. 5]

23 [17] CS Herediano (Heredia)                        [Cl. 2]

 6 [ 7] CS La Libertad (San José)

 3 [11] CS Cartaginés (Cartago)
 
 2 [ 6] Orión FC 

 1 [ 3] Municipal Puntarenas (Puntarenas)
 1 [ 1] CS Uruguay (Coronado)
 1      Brujas de Escazú (Desamparados)
 1      AD Carmelita (Alajuela)
 1      Liberia Mía
 1      Universidad de Costa Rica (San José)

   [ 7] Sociedad Gimnastica Española
   [ 2] Alajuelense Junior (Alajuela)
   [ 2] Puntarenas FC
   [ 2] San Carlos FC (San Carlos)
   [ 2] AD Santos (Guapiles)                   [Ap. 1]
   [ 1] AD Limonense (Limón)
   [ 1] AD Barrio México 
   [ 1] Municipal Pérez Zeledón                [Ap. 1]

NB: there were two rival championships in 1961; both are included
    in the above summary;
    since 2007/08 there are two championships each season


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Authors: Juan Pablo Andrés and Gerardo Coto
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