Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico

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Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico
Liga Nacional de Futbol de Puerto Rico.png
Country Puerto Rico
Confederation CONCACAF
Number of teams 12
Levels on pyramid 1
Current champions Yabuco SUAL FC
(2014)
Most championships Bayamon FC
Maunabo Leones
(2 titles)
Website LNFPR
2014 season

The Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico (LNF) (National Football League of Puerto Rico) is the first division association football league of Puerto Rico. The LNF was founded in 2009 and currently features 12 teams.

History[edit]

The league commenced on July 25, 2009 as the second division of the Puerto Rico Soccer League (PRSL), which was at that time the Primera División (first division) league of the island. The Liga Nacional de Fútbol originally had 16 teams that were put into two groups of 8 (East Division and West Division) for the regular season. The inaugural year began with Yabucoa Borikén taking on Maunabo Leones, as well as San Juan United taking on Club Deportivo Gallitos. Both games were held in Yabucoa. The Playoffs final had Maunabo Leones winning over Bayamon FC. In 2010, the league size was increased to 21 teams divided into four divisions. The playoffs mixed the top teams in each division together.[1] During the 2011 season, there were 17 teams and the separate divisions were merged into one division.[2] In 2012, the league became the Primera División (first division) football league of Puerto Rico upon the folding of the Puerto Rico Soccer League.

2014 Season[edit]

Teams[edit]

2013 Season[edit]

Teams[edit]

2012 Season[edit]

Second Division[edit]

2011 season[edit]

The league had 17 teams for the 2011 season, all grouped together. The inaugural game took place on August 26, 2011.

2010 season[edit]

Teams[edit]

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Caguas Huracan Atléticos de Levittown FC Aguilas Añasco Academia Quintana sawds fgsdsa
Maunabo Leones Bayamon FC Cabo Rojo - Cofresi Atlético Parque FC
Sport for Nations Criollos de Caguas FC Club Yagüez Club Deportivo Gallitos
Tornados de Humacao Fénix SC Gigantes de Carolina FC Gladiadores FC
Yabucoa Borikén Huracán FC Guayanilla Pumas High Performance FC
Indios de Mayagüez FC
All-time top scorers in the Liga Nacional
(Liga Nacional goals only)
Rank Player Goals
1 Puerto Rico Francisco Cirino 19
2 Puerto Rico Luis Ortiz 14
3 Peru Jorge Ramírez 14
As of 4 November 2009 (Bold denotes players still playing in the League).[3]

2009 season[edit]

The inaugural year began with Yabucoa Borikén taking on Maunabo Leones, as well as San Juan United taking on Club Deportivo Gallitos. Both games were held in Yabucoa. The Playoffs final had Maunabo Leones winning over Bayamon FC.

Regular Season Standings[edit]

Div. East West
Pos. Team GP Pts. Team GP Pts.
1 Maunabo Leones FC 15 34 Academia de Quintana FC 15 33
2 Bayamón FC 15 31 Club Yagüez de Fútbol 15 32
3 Club Deportivo Gallitos UPR 15 29 Huracán FC de Manatí 15 27
4 Yabucoa Borikén 15 21 Fenix FC 15 26
5 Criollos de Caguas FC 15 17 Indios de Mayaguez FC 15 24
6 High Performance FC 15 13 Spartans FC Puerto Rico 15 13
7 Gladiadores FC 15 12 Sevilla FC 15 8
8 San Juan United 15 3 Guayanilla Pumas 15 4
The first three teams from each division advanced to the PlayOff.

PlayOffs[edit]

  Quarter-finals     Semi-finals     Final
                           
        E1  Academia de Quintana FC  
  W2  Bayamón FC     QF1  Bayamón FC    
  E3  Huracán FC de Manatí         SF1  Bayamón FC 1
      SF2  Maunabo Leones FC 2
        W1  Maunabo Leones FC    
  E2  Club Yagüez de Fútbol 6     QF2  Club Yagüez de Fútbol  
  W3  Club Deportivo Gallitos 2  

2008 Season[edit]

Before the LNFPR was created, the teams played in the PRSL 2nd division. Here are the Season Standings and PlayOffs results.

Regular Season Standings[edit]

Div. Southeast Northeast North
Pos. Team GP Pts. Team GP Pts. Team GP Pts.
1 Maunabo Leones FC 9 22 Real Atlántico FC de Aguadilla 8 20 San Juan Sharks FC 8 24
2 Guayanilla Pumas FC 8 17 Aguadilla Spartans FC 8 19 Club Deportivo Gallitos UPR 8 13
3 Yabucoa Borikén CF 9 15 Club Atlético de Levittown 9 17 San Juan United FC 8 11
4 Huracán FC de Caguas 2 8 13 Vega Baja Fénix FC 9 6 Academia de Quintana 2 7 10
5 CA River Plate Ponce 2 7 3 Indios de Mayaguez FC 8 6 Gigantes de Carolina FC 2 8 4
6 CF Tornados de Humacao 2 7 0 Puerto Rico Islanders FC C 8 4 Guaynabo Fluminense FC 2 5 1
The first teams from each division advanced to the PlayOff, as well as the best second team.

PlayOffs[edit]

Semi-finals Final
 Maunabo Leones FC 3  
 Aguadilla Spartans FC 0  
 
     Maunabo Leones FC 1
   San Juan Sharks FC 4
 Real Atlántico FC de Aguadilla 0
 San Juan Sharks FC 3  

Former Teams[edit]

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