2007–08 Primera División (Costa Rica)

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In both the Invierno (winter) and Verano (summer) of the 2007-08 season, there are 2 groups of 6 teams. They will play twice (home and away) with the teams of their own group (10 games). They will also play once with the teams of the other group (6 games), for a total of 16 games. The 3 top teams of each group qualify for the playoffs. The winners of group A and B get a bye week, while the 2nd of group A plays the 3rd of group B and the 2nd of group B plays the 3rd of group A. The winners of these series move to the semi-final series.

The home field advantage in the playoffs is given to the team with the best record in the group stage.

The winner of the playoff series played between the Invierno and Verano champion will gain entry into the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League 2008-09.[1] The playoff runner-up will gain entry into the 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round. If the same team wins both the Invierno and Verano tournaments then the preliminary round spot will be awarded to the team with the next best regular season record in the Verano tournament.

Invierno 2007[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Herediano 16 7 7 2 23 12 +11 28
2. LD Alajuelense 16 7 7 2 23 14 +9 28
3. AD Carmelita 16 6 6 4 21 20 +1 24
4. Puntarenas F.C. 16 5 7 4 19 20 -1 22
5. AD San Carlos 16 6 3 7 21 23 -2 21
6. Universidad de Costa Rica 16 3 4 8 19 26 -7 13

Group B

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Saprissa 16 9 2 5 22 16 +6 29
2. Brujas F.C. 16 6 6 4 26 24 +2 24
3. Municipal Pérez Zeledón 16 6 2 8 29 26 +3 20
4. Municipal Liberia 16 4 5 7 20 24 -4 17
5. Santos de Guápiles 16 4 5 7 18 24 -6 17
6. C.S. Cartaginés 16 4 4 8 18 30 -12 16
Teams qualified to the semifinals.
Teams qualified to the quarterfinals

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
            
          
  1A  Herediano 0 1 1  
  2B  Brujas FC 0 0 0  
2B  Brujas F.C. 0 2 2
  3A  Carmelita 1 0 1  
     Herediano 0 2 2
   Saprissa 2 2 4
            
          
  1B  Saprissa 1 1 2
  2A  Alajuelense 0 1 1  
2A  Alajuelense 2 3 5
  3B  Pérez Zeledón 1 0 1  
Invierno 2007 winners:
Saprissa

Verano 2008[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1. Deportivo Saprissa 16 9 3 4 27 20 +7 30
2. Club Sport Herediano 16 5 8 3 20 13 +7 23
3. Universidad de Costa Rica 16 6 4 6 23 22 +1 22
4. Puntarenas FC 16 5 7 4 15 19 -4 22
5. Asociacion Deportiva San Carlos 16 5 4 7 16 17 -1 19
6. Asociación Deportiva Carmelita 16 4 3 9 17 29 -12 15

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1. Liga Deportiva Alajuelense 16 8 6 2 22 13 +9 30
2. Brujas F.C. 16 6 4 6 23 23 0 22
3. A.D. Municipal Perez Zeledon 16 5 7 4 14 14 0 22
4. Municipal Liberia 16 5 6 5 22 20 +2 21
5. Club Sport Cartaginés 16 4 5 7 14 19 -5 17
6. Santos de Guápiles F.C. 16 3 5 8 16 20 -4 14

Note: Saprissa and Alajuelense switched groups at the end of Apertura 2007.

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
            
          
  1A  Saprissa 5 1 6  
  2B  Brujas FC 0 2 2  
2B  Brujas FC 3 1 4
  3A  UCR 2 0 2  
    1A  Saprissa 1 1 2
  1B  Alajuelense 0 0 0
            
          
  1B  Alajuelense 0 5 5
  3B  Pérez Zeledón 0 3 3  
2A  Herediano 1 1 2
  3B  Pérez Zeledón 1 2 3  
Verano 2008 winners:
Saprissa

Aggregate Table[edit]

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Saprissa 32 18 5 9 49 36 +13 59
2. Alajuelense 32 15 13 4 45 27 +18 58
3. Herediano 32 12 15 5 43 25 +18 51
4. Brujas F.C. 32 12 10 10 49 47 +2 46
5. Puntarenas F.C. 32 10 14 8 34 39 -5 44
6. Pérez Zeledón 32 11 9 12 43 40 +3 42
7. San Carlos 32 11 7 14 37 40 -3 40
8. Carmelita 32 10 9 13 38 49 -11 39
9. Liberia 32 9 11 12 42 44 -2 38
10. Universidad 32 9 8 15 42 48 -6 35
11. Cartaginés 32 8 9 15 32 49 -17 33
12. Santos 32 7 10 15 34 44 -10 31
Primera División Champion 2007-08
Relegated to Segunda Division

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qualifying Format Unveiled for 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League". CONCACAF. 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-05-14.