List of Salvadoran football champions

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The Salvadoran Football Champion is the winner of the El Salvador National Football Championship (1926–1968) or the Liga Mayor (1969 to present) of football in El Salvador.

Currently, there are two champions each calendar year with one champion for the Apertura season and one for the Clausura season.

Short Tournament (1926–1946)[edit]

Three regional champions, faced each other in the national championship. Each team represented a different section of the country (West zone, Central zone, East zone).

Season Champion Runner-Up
1926 Chinameca Nequepio
1927 Hércules Chinameca
1928 Hércules Excélsior F.C.
1929-30 Hércules Excélsior F.C.
1930-31* Hércules
1931-32* Hércules
1932-33* Hércules
1933-34* Hércules
1934-35* C.D. Maya
1935-36* C.D. Maya
1937 C.D. 33 C.D. Alacranes
1938 C.D. 33 C.D. Maya
1939* C.D. 33
1940* España F.C.
1941* Quequeisque
1942 Quequeisque Juventud Olímpica
1943 Quequeisque Ferrocarril
1944* Quequeisque
1945* Quequeisque
1946 Libertad F.C. Once Municipal

* - There was no national championship held during this year, only regional championships. These championships are now often considered national titles.

League System (1947–1997)[edit]

Season Champion Runner-Up
1947**
1948-49 Once Municipal Libertad F.C.
1949-50**
1950-51 C.D. Dragón C.D. FAS
1951-52 C.D. FAS Leones
1952-53 C.D. Dragón Juventud Olímpica
1953-54 C.D. FAS C.D. Dragón
1955 Atlético Marte C.D. Dragón
1955-56 Atlético Marte L.A. Firpo
1956-57 Atlético Marte Atlante
1957-58 C.D. FAS Once Municipal
1959 C.D. Águila C.D. FAS
1960-61 C.D. Águila C.D. FAS
1961-62 C.D. FAS C.D. Águila
1962 C.D. FAS Atlante
1963-64 C.D. Águila Juventud Olímpica
1964 C.D. Águila C.D. FAS
1965-66 Alianza F.C. Once Municipal
1966-67 Alianza F.C. C.D. Águila
1967-68 C.D. Águila C.D. FAS
1968-69 Atlético Marte C.D. FAS
1970 Atlético Marte C.D. FAS
1971 Juventud Olímpica Alianza F.C.
1972 C.D. Águila Juventud Olímpica
1973 Juventud Olímpica Alianza F.C.
1974-75 C.D. Platense Negocios Internacionales
1975-76 C.D. Águila Alianza F.C.
1976-77 C.D. Águila Once Municipal
1977-78 C.D. FAS Once Municipal
1978-79 C.D. FAS Alianza F.C.
1979-80 C.D Santiagueño C.D. Águila
1980-81 Atlético Marte C.D Santiagueño
1981 C.D. FAS Independiente Nacional 1906
1982 Atlético Marte Independiente Nacional 1906
1983 C.D. Águila C.D. FAS
1984 C.D. FAS C.D. Águila
1985 Atlético Marte Alianza F.C.
1986-87 Alianza F.C. C.D. Águila
1987-88 C.D. Águila C.D. FAS
1988-89 L.A. Firpo Cojutepeque F.C.
1989-90 Alianza F.C. L.A. Firpo
1990-91 L.A. Firpo C.D. Águila
1991-92 L.A. Firpo Alianza F.C.
1992-93 L.A. Firpo Alianza F.C.
1993-94 Alianza F.C. C.D. FAS
1994-95 C.D. FAS L.A. Firpo
1995-96 C.D. FAS L.A. Firpo
1996-97 Alianza F.C. L.A. Firpo
1997-98 L.A. Firpo C.D. FAS

** - No national championship was held during these years

Apertura/Clausura format (1999-present)[edit]

Season Champion Runner-Up
Apertura 1998* Alianza F.C. L.A. Firpo
Clausura 1999 L.A. Firpo C.D. FAS
Apertura 1999 C.D. Águila C.D. Municipal Limeño
Clausura 2000 L.A. Firpo ADET
Apertura 2000 C.D. Águila C.D. Municipal Limeño
Clausura 2001 C.D. Águila C.D. FAS
Apertura 2001 Alianza F.C. L.A. Firpo
Clausura 2002 C.D. FAS Alianza F.C.
Apertura 2002 C.D. FAS San Salvador F.C.
Clausura 2003 San Salvador F.C. L.A. Firpo
Apertura 2003 C.D. FAS C.D. Águila
Clausura 2004 Alianza F.C. C.D. FAS
Apertura 2004 C.D. FAS C.D. Atlético Balboa
Clausura 2005 C.D. FAS L.A. Firpo
Apertura 2005 C.D. Vista Hermosa A.D. Isidro Metapán
Clausura 2006 C.D. Águila C.D. FAS
Apertura 2006 Once Municipal C.D. FAS
Clausura 2007 A.D. Isidro Metapán L.A. Firpo
Apertura 2007 L.A. Firpo C.D. FAS
Clausura 2008 L.A. Firpo C.D. FAS
Apertura 2008 A.D. Isidro Metapán C.D. Chalatenango
Clausura 2009 A.D. Isidro Metapán L.A. Firpo
Apertura 2009 C.D. FAS C.D. Águila
Clausura 2010 A.D. Isidro Metapán C.D. Águila
Apertura 2010 A.D. Isidro Metapán Alianza F.C.
Clausura 2011 Alianza F.C. C.D. FAS
Apertura 2011 A.D. Isidro Metapán Once Municipal
Clausura 2012 C.D. Águila A.D. Isidro Metapán
Apertura 2012 A.D. Isidro Metapán Alianza F.C.
Clausura 2013 L.A. Firpo C.D. FAS
Apertura 2013 A.D. Isidro Metapán C.D. FAS
Clausura 2014 A.D. Isidro Metapán C.D. Dragon

(*) The first winner of the shorter tournament has been deemed "Champion Cup", and the next, that of the Clausura 1999, as "champions". The First Division of El Salvador has not changed that status competition.

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
C.D. FAS
17
21
1951–1952, 1953–1954, 1957–1958, 1961–1962, 1962, 1977–1978, 1978–1979, 1981, 1984, 1994–1995, 1995–1996, Clausura 2002, Apertura 2002, Apertura 2003, Apertura 2004, Clausura 2005, Apertura 2009
C.D. Águila
15
9
1959, 1960–1961, 1963–1964, 1964, 1967–1968, 1972, 1975–1976, 1976–1977, 1983, 1987–1988, 1999 (Apertura), 2000 (Apertura), Clausura 2001, Clausura 2006, Clausura 2012
Alianza F.C.
10
11
1965-66, 1966–67, 1986–87, 1989–90, 1993–1994, 1996–1997, Apertura 1998, Apertura 2001, Clausura 2004, Clausura 2011
C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo
10
11
1988–1989, 1990–1991, 1991–1992, 1992–1993, 1997–1998, 1999 (Clausura), 2000 (Clausura), Apertura 2007, Clausura 2008, Clausura 2013
Atlético Marte
8
0
1955, 1955–1956, 1956–57, 1968–1969, 1970, 1980–1981, 1982, 1985
A.D. Isidro Metapán
9
2
Clausura 2007, Apertura 2008, Clausura 2009, Clausura 2010, Apertura 2010, Apertura 2011, Apertura 2012, Apertura 2013, Clausura 2014
Hércules
7
0
1927, 1928, 1929–1930, 1930–1931, 1931–1932, 1932–1933, 1933–1934
Quequeisque
5
0
1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945
C.D. 33
3
0
1937, 1938, 1939
Once Municipal
2
5
1948–1949, Apertura 2006
Juventud Olímpica
2
4
1971, 1973
C.D. Dragón
2
3
1950–1951, 1952–1953
C.D. Maya
2
1
1934–1935, 1935–1936
Chinameca Sporting Club
1
1
1926
Libertad F.C.
1
1
1946
C.D. Santiagueño
1
1
1979–1980
San Salvador F.C.
1
1
Clausura 2003
España F.C.
1
0
1939–1940
C.D. Platense
1
0
1974–1975
C.D. Vista Hermosa
1
0
Apertura 2005
Excélsior F.C.
0
2
-
Atlante
0
2
-
Independiente Nacional 1906
0
2
-
C.D. Municipal Limeño
0
2
-
Nequepio
0
1
-
C.D. Alacranes
0
1
-
Ferrocarril
0
1
-
Leones
0
1
-
Universidad
0
1
-
Negocios Internacionales
0
1
-
Cojutepeque F.C.
0
1
-
ADET
0
1
-
C.D. Atlético Balboa
0
1
-
C.D. Chalatenango
0
1
-

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