2011–12 Costa Rican Primera División season

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2011-12 Campeonato Nacional de Costa Rica
Season 2011-12
Champions Alajuelense (2011 Invierno)
Herediano (2012 Verano)
Relegated TBD
Champions League Alajuelense
Herediano
Matches played 116
Goals scored 321 (2.77 per match)
Top goalscorer Invierno:
Randall Brenes (13)
Verano:
TBD
Biggest home win Invierno: Pérez Zeledón 7-1 Puntarenas
Biggest away win Invierno: San Carlos 0-4 Herediano
Highest scoring Invierno: Herediano 6-3 Cartaginés

The 2011–12 Primera División season is the 93rd of Costa Rica's top-flight professional football league. The season was divided into two championships: the Invierno and the Verano. The season began on 31 July 2011.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Universidad de Costa Rica finished last season in last place in the overall table at the end of last season and were relegated to the Segunda División. Replacing them in the league for this season are the overall champions of last season's Segunda División competition, Belén Siglo XXI.

Barrio México were expelled from last year's competition during the 2011 Verano tournament and were eventually relegated from the league due to various financial difficulties.[1] They were not replaced for this season.

For this season, Brujas changed their name to Orión FC Desamparados.[2]

Format changes[edit]

Due to the reduction of the league to 11 teams for this season, the league's format was changed for this season. There will be no groups this season. Instead, for both tournaments, the clubs will play every other club twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 20 matches each. At the end of the regular season, the top 4 teams in the league standings will participate in the playoffs. At the end of the season, the last place club will participate in a promotion-relegation playoff against the Segunda División overall runners-up, while the Segunda División overall champions will be promoted to next season's competition automatically.[3]

Average attendance[edit]

Saprissa 14,990

Alajuelense 9,720

Herediano 4,064

Limón 3,220

Cartaginés 3,090

Santos de Guápiles 2,058

San Carlos 2,109

Puntarenas 2,027

Pérez Zeledón 1,119

Belén 1,117

Orión 544

Team Information[edit]

Team Manager City Stadium Capacity
LD Alajuelense Costa Rica Oscar "El Machillo" Ramírez Alajuela Alejandro Morera Soto 17,895
Belén Siglo XXI Costa Rica Vinicio Alvarado Belén Estadio Polideportivo de Belén 3,000
CS Cartaginés Costa Rica Jhonny Chávez Cartago Fello Meza 13,500
CS Herediano Costa Rica Jafet Soto Heredia Rosabal Cordero 8,144
Limón F.C. Uruguay Hernán Fernando Sossa Limón Estadio Nuevo de Limón/Estadio Juan Gobán 3,000/2,000
Orión F.C. Uruguay Martín Arreola Tarrazú Estadio Municipal de Tarrazú 1,500
Municipal Pérez Zeledón Costa Rica Mauricio Wright San Isidro Municipal 6,000
Puntarenas FC Costa Rica Luis Fernando Fallas Puntarenas "Lito" Pérez 4,105
Asociación Deportiva San Carlos Costa Rica Marvin Solano Ciudad Quesada Carlos Álvarez 5,600
Santos de Guápiles Argentina Gustavo Martínez Guápiles Ebal Rodríguez 3,000
Deportivo Saprissa Costa Rica Alexander Guimaraes Tibás Ricardo Saprissa 23,000

Campeonato de Invierno[edit]

The 2011 Campeonato de Invierno, officially the 2011 Campeonato de Invierno Scotiabank for sponsorship reasons, was the first tournament of the season. The tournament began on 31 July 2011 and ended on 18 December 2011.

First stage[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Herediano 20 11 6 3 39 19 +20 39 Advances to the Semifinals
2 Alajuelense 20 11 4 5 38 23 +15 37
3 Deportivo Saprissa 20 9 8 3 34 21 +13 35
4 Cartaginés 20 7 9 4 31 27 +4 30
5 Puntarenas 20 7 7 6 27 34 −7 28
6 Pérez Zeledón 20 7 5 8 31 30 +1 26
7 Santos 20 6 7 7 26 27 −1 25
8 San Carlos 20 5 6 9 22 33 −11 21
9 Belén 20 4 7 9 21 30 −9 19
10 Limón 20 5 4 11 19 30 −11 19
11 Orión 20 4 5 11 20 34 −14 17

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALA BEL CAR HER LIM ORI PEZ PUN SAC SAN SAP
Alajuelense 1–0 4–0 2–2 0–2 4–2 4–0 0–1 3–1 0–2 1–1
Belén 1–2 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1
Cartaginés 2–0 3–2 3–1 3–0 3–1 2–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–1
Herediano 4–0 1–1 6–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 5–0 1–0 1–1
Limón 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–0 3–3 0–1 0–2 0–2
Orión 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–4
Pérez Zeledón 1–3 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 5–1 7–1 1–0 2–1 2–2
Puntarenas 1–3 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–2 3–3
San Carlos 0–3 4–0 1–1 0–4 2–1 2–2 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–4
Santos 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–2
Deportivo Saprissa 2–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stage[edit]

Semifinals Finals
 
1  Herediano 2 1 3  
4  Cartaginés 1 0 1  
   Herediano 1 1 (5) 2
   Alajuelense 1 1 (6) 2
2  Alajuelense 1 2 3
3  Saprissa 0 2 2  

Semifinals[edit]

First legs[edit]


Second legs[edit]


Finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

2 - 2 on aggregate score, Alajuelense wins on penalties 6 - 5

Campeonato de Invierno Scotiabank Champion
Alajuelense
27th title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Randall Brenes Cartaginés 13
2 Jairo Arrieta Saprissa 12
4 José Luis Cordero Herediano 12
5 Victor Núñez Herediano 9
6 Yendrick Ruiz Puntarenas 8
Olman Vargas Herediano 8
7 Jonathan McDonald Alajuelense 7
Kenny Cunnighan San Carlos 7
Alejandro Castro Santos 7
8 Ismael Gómez Limón 6
Alejandro Alpízar Alajuelense 6
Luciano Bostal Pérez Zeledón 6
Josué Martínez Saprissa 6
9 José Cancela Herediano 5
Álvaro Sánchez San Carlos 5
Diego Joaquín País San Carlos 5

Campeonato de Verano[edit]

The 2012 Campeonato de Verano began on 15 January 2012 and ended in May 2012.

First stage[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Pérez Zeledón 20 11 4 5 38 25 +13 37 Advances to the Semifinals
2 Santos 20 12 1 7 32 28 +4 37
3 Deportivo Saprissa 20 10 6 4 38 23 +15 36
4 Herediano 20 10 4 6 33 20 +13 34
5 Alajuelense 20 10 3 7 34 25 +9 33
6 Cartaginés 20 10 3 7 33 30 +3 33
7 San Carlos 20 8 5 7 23 25 −2 29
8 Belén 20 7 7 6 35 28 +7 28
9 Puntarenas 20 5 3 12 23 35 −12 18
10 Limón 20 4 4 12 18 37 −19 16
11 Orión 20 2 2 16 12 42 −30 8

Updated to games played on 24 April 2012.
Source: Posiciones - Unafut.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALA BEL CAR HER LIM ORI PEZ PUN SAC SAN SAP
Alajuelense 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2
Belén 4–2 1–0 3–3 7–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4
Cartaginés 2–2 3–2 2–1 3–0 2–0 0–2 3–2 0–0 5–1 1–3
Herediano 2–3 2–1 3–0 3–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–0
Limón 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–2 3–2 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–1
Orión 0–2 2–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–3 1–5
Pérez Zeledón 2–4 2–1 2–3 0–0 1–0 4–1 3–2 2–0 3–1 1–0
Puntarenas 1–0 4–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–1 0–3 0–0 0–2 1–1
San Carlos 3–1 0–3 1–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–3 3–4
Santos 3–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 0–1
Deportivo Saprissa 0–2 0–0 4–0 1–3 2–2 1–0 2–3 3–1 1–1 3–0

Updated to games played on 23 April 2012.
Source: Resultados - Unafut.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stage[edit]

Semifinals Finals
 
1  Pérez Zeledón 1 0 1  
4  Herediano 1 2 3  
   Herediano 4 2 6
   Santos 2 1 3
2  Santos 0 1 1
3  Saprissa 1 0 1  

Semifinals[edit]

First legs[edit]


Second legs[edit]


Finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

12 May 2012
20:00 UTC-6
Herediano 4 - 2 Santos
Cubero Goal 47'
NúñezGoal 71' Goal 87'
Cancela Goal 77'
Rodríguez Goal 24'
Porras Goal 51'

Second leg[edit]

19 May 2012
19:00 UTC-6
Santos 1 - 2 Herediano
Lagos Goal 36' Cancela Goal 44'
Núñez Goal 92'
Campeonato de Verano Scotiabank Champion
Herediano
22nd title

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Herediano 40 21 10 9 72 39 +33 73 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage
2 Deportivo Saprissa 40 19 14 7 72 44 +28 71
3 Alajuelense 40 21 7 12 72 48 +24 70 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage
4 Pérez Zeledón 40 18 9 13 68 54 +14 63
5 Cartaginés 40 17 12 11 64 57 +7 63
6 Santos 40 18 8 14 58 55 +3 62
7 San Carlos 40 13 11 16 45 59 −14 50
8 Belén 40 11 14 15 55 57 −2 47
9 Puntarenas 40 12 10 18 50 69 −19 46
10 Limón 40 9 8 23 37 67 −30 35
11 Orión 40 6 7 27 32 76 −44 25 Promotion-relegation playoff

Updated to games played on 24 April 2012.
Source: Posiciones - Unafut.com (Tabla de posiciones General Acumulada 2011-2012)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herrera, Juan José. "Asamblea de la Unafut expulsó a Barrio México". La Nación. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Orión FC Desamparados". UNAFUT. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Molina Salas, José Pablo. "Asamblea de Unafut acordó cambios en el formato de los próximos torneos". UNAFUT. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 

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