1997 Torneo Grandes de Centroamérica

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1997 Torneo Grandes de Centroamérica
Tournament details
Dates 19 February–11 June 1997
Teams 8 (from 4 associations)
Final positions
Champions El Salvador Alianza (1st title)
Runners-up Costa Rica Saprissa
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 72 (2.57 per match)
1996
1998

Alianza F.C. from El Salvador won the 1997 Torneo Grandes de Centroamerica after defeating Deportivo Saprissa in a single final match played in Costa Rica.[1]

Teams[edit]

Association Team Qualifying method App. Previous best
Costa Rica Costa Rica Alajuelense 1996–97 Champions 4th Champions (1996)
Saprissa 1996–97 Runners-up 11th Champions (1972, 1973, 1978)
El Salvador El Salvador Alianza 1996–97 Champions 8th Runners-up (1980)
Águila 1996–97 Regular season winners 9th Runners-up (1973)
Guatemala Guatemala Comunicaciones 1996–97 Champions 14th Champions (1971, 1983)
Municipal Invetee 10th Champions (1974, 1977)
Honduras Honduras Olimpia 1996–97 Champions 3rd Champions (1981)
Motagua Invetee 2nd Group stage (1979)

Group A[edit]












Standings[edit]

No. Club Pld W X2 X1 L F A D Pts.
1 Costa Rica Saprissa 6 3 1 0 2 8 7 +1 11
2 El Salvador Alianza 6 1 4 0 1 7 7 0 11
3 Honduras Motagua 6 1 0 4 1 8 8 0 7
4 Guatemala Comunicaciones 6 1 1 2 2 9 10 –1 7
  • Saprissa and Alianza qualified to the Semifinals.

Group B[edit]












Standings[edit]

No. Club Pld W X2 X1 L F A D Pts.
1 Costa Rica Alajuelense 6 3 1 2 0 11 7 +4 13
2 Guatemala Municipal 6 3 0 1 2 6 4 +2 10
3 El Salvador Aguila 6 1 3 0 2 9 11 –2 9
4 Honduras Olimpia 6 0 1 2 3 5 9 –4 4
  • Alajuelense and Municipal qualified to the Semifinals.

Semifinals[edit]




  • Alianza 2–2 Municipal on aggregate; Alianza won 4–2 on penalty shootouts.

  • Saprissa won 4–0 on aggregate; serie decided in one match.

Final[edit]

  • Alianza 1997 Central American champion; serie decided in one match.

References[edit]