2017–18 Liga FPD

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Liga FPD
Season 2017–18
Dates Apertura 2017:
29 July[1] – 23 December[2]
Clausura 2018:
7 January – 20 May[3]
Champions Apertura:
Pérez Zeledón (1st title)

Clausura:
Saprissa (34th title)
Champions League Saprissa
CONCACAF League Pérez Zeledón
Herediano
Santos de Guápiles
Matches played 146
Goals scored 426 (2.92 per match)
Top goalscorer Jonathan McDonald
(15 goals)
Biggest home win Saprissa 6–1 Grecia
(3/4 September 2017)
Santos 5–0 Grecia
(29 October 2017)
Herediano 5–0 UCR
(1 November 2017)
Biggest away win Guadalupe 0–4 Santos
(15 October 2017)
Cartaginés 2–6 Carmelita
(25 October 2017)
Liberia 1–5 Saprissa
(19 November 2017)
Highest scoring Cartaginés 2–6 Carmelita
(25 October 2017)
Longest winning run 5 matches
Herediano (Two times)
Longest unbeaten run 22 matches
Herediano
Longest winless run 8 matches
Guadalupe
UCR (Two times)
Longest losing run 6 matches
Alajuelense
Guadalupe
Liberia
Highest attendance 17,037
Saprissa 2–0 Alajuelense
(29 October 2017)[4]
Lowest attendance 210
Santos 4–0 Pérez Zeledón
(30 July 2017)[4]
Total attendance 388,793[4]
2018-19

The 2017–18 Liga FPD season, also known as Campeonato Banco Popular for sponsorship reasons,[2] is the 97th since its establishment. The tournament is the first since the 2006–07 season to use the Apertura and Clausura names to their short tournaments, marking a departure from the Invierno and Verano tournaments.[2][5]

The Voit Lummo is the official match ball of the tournament.[6] Herediano entered as the defending champions, but lost the title in the Apertura finals to Pérez Zeledón.

Teams[edit]

A total of 12 teams will contest the league, including 10 sides from the 2016–17 season, one team promoted from the Liga de Ascenso and a newly formed team.

Grecia were promoted for the first time to the Liga FPD after defeating Jicaral in the Liga de Ascenso final, thus replacing San Carlos in the Liga FPD.[7]

Guadalupe is a newly established team that takes over the previous franchise of Belén.[8] UNAFUT authorized the name change just two days before the beginning of the season.[9]

On 2 June 2017 Henning Jensen, rector of the University of Costa Rica, announced the cease of the agreement between the university and its homonimous club, citing that the transfer of the administrative management of the team to the Colombian company Con Talla Mundial was neither requested nor advised to the university. Jensen also stated that the club did not comply with the correction in the financial part of the club.[10] On 19 June 2017, Con Talla Mundial announced that the club will now be under the name "Universitarios FC".[11] The administration of the team had revealed the team badge and their intentions to use the Estadio Nacional as their home stadium.[12] However, the Asociación Filial Club de Fútbol UCR, which holds the rights of the team within the league, sued the University because of their cease of the agreement. The club then retains its original name and is due to return to the Estadio Ecológico.[13]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Alajuelense Carmelita Cartaginés Grecia Guadalupe Herediano
Alejandro Morera Soto "Fello" Meza Allen Riggioni "Coyella" Fonseca Eladio Rosabal Cordero
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 13,500 Capacity: 4,000 Capacity: 4,500 Capacity: 8,500
Alajuela, Costa Rica - Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium Paronamic View.png Estadio José Rafael Fello Meza.jpg Estadio Allen Riggioni Suarez.jpg Coyella4.jpg Estadio Rosabal Cordero.jpg
Liberia Limón Pérez Zeledón Santos de Guápiles Saprissa UCR
Edgardo Baltodano Juan Gobán Estadio Municipal Ebal Rodríguez Ricardo Saprissa Estadio Ecológico
Capacity: 5,979 Capacity: 3,000 Capacity: 6,000 Capacity: 3,000 Capacity: 23,112 Capacity: 1,800
Nuevo Estadio Edgardo Baltodano Briceño.png Estadio Juan Gobán.jpg Estadio Municipal Pérez Zeledón.jpg Estadio Ebal Rodriguez.jpg Estadio Ricardo Saprissa.jpg Estadio Ecológico 2.jpg

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The Apertura tournament will be played on the second half of 2017, starting on 29 July and, given the possibility of a final, ending on 23 December.[2][1] The tournament is dedicated to former referee Luis Paulino Siles who, in 1982, became the first Costa Rican to officiate a match at a FIFA World Cup.[14]

The tournament began with two scoreless draws in the UCR vs Cartaginés and Herediano vs Guadalupe matches. Saprissa's Luis Stewart Pérez scored the first goal of the tournament, during his team's match against Carmelita.[15]

Regular season[edit]

Defending champions Herediano topped the season undefeated with 54 points. By achieving this, Herediano broke two records in the league. They became the first team with the longest undefeated streak (surpassing the 21-match streak by Saprissa in the 2003–04 season, the team being coincidentally managed by Hernán Medford). The team also broke the record for more points achieved in a regular season, surpassing Alajuelense in the 2014 Invierno season.[16]

On 3 September 2017, the match between Saprissa and Grecia was suspended at the 81st minute due to a false bomb threat.[17] The remaining nine minutes were played the next morning.[18]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Herediano 22 16 6 0 41 12 +29 54 Advanced to the quadrangular and a possible final
2 Saprissa 22 13 4 5 50 27 +23 43 Advanced to the quadrangular
3 Santos de Guápiles 22 11 7 4 46 28 +18 40
4 Pérez Zeledón 22 10 6 6 43 33 +10 36
5 Alajuelense 22 8 7 7 38 31 +7 31
6 Grecia 22 8 7 7 31 37 −6 31
7 Limón 22 7 9 6 35 36 −1 30
8 Cartaginés 22 4 11 7 27 38 −11 23
9 UCR 22 4 8 10 16 28 −12 20
10 Carmelita 22 4 6 12 29 38 −9 18
11 Guadalupe 22 3 7 12 22 36 −14 16
12 Liberia 22 4 2 16 23 57 −34 14

Updated to games played on 16 November 2017.
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) head-to-head goals scored; 7) draw
(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.

Quadrangular – Apertura[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Pérez Zeledón 6 4 1 1 9 6 +3 13 Final
2 Saprissa 6 3 1 2 7 6 +1 10
3 Herediano 6 2 0 4 5 5 0 6 Final
4 Santos de Guápiles 6 1 2 3 3 7 −4 5

Source: UNAFUT.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) head-to-head goals scored; 7) draw
(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.

Apertura finals[edit]

Since regular season leaders Herediano were unable to top the quadrangular stage, a double-legged final will be played against the quadrangular winner Pérez Zeledón in order to determine the champions of the Apertura tournament. By getting more points in the aggregate table, Herediano will host the second leg.[19]

Pérez Zeledón1–0Herediano
Venegas Goal 15'

Herediano0–0Pérez Zeledón
Referee: Keylor Herrera

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The Clausura tournament will be played on the first half of 2018, starting on 7 January and, given the possibility of a final, ending on 20 May.[3] The tournament is dedicated to the Costa Rica national football team squad that played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, represented by their captain Róger Flores.[21]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Herediano 22 13 6 3 34 14 +20 45 Advance to the quadrangular and a possible final
2 Saprissa 22 13 5 4 43 21 +22 44 Advance to the quadrangular
3 Alajuelense 22 13 4 5 46 25 +21 43
4 Santos 22 10 9 3 30 16 +14 39
5 Guadalupe 22 7 8 7 28 32 −4 29
6 Limón 22 7 7 8 31 31 0 28
7 Pérez Zeledón 22 7 7 8 27 32 −5 28
8 UCR 22 6 7 9 26 32 −6 25
9 Carmelita 22 7 4 11 26 39 −13 25
10 Grecia 22 6 6 10 27 34 −7 24
11 Liberia 22 3 6 13 18 44 −26 15
12 Cartaginés 22 1 9 12 16 32 −16 12

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) head-to-head goals scored; 7) draw
(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.

Positions by round[edit]

Team / Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Alajuelense
Carmelita
Cartaginés
Grecia
Guadalupe
Herediano
Liberia
Limón
Pérez Zeledón
Santos
Saprissa
UCR

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALA CRM CAR GRE GUA HER LIB LIM PEZ SAN SAP UCR
Alajuelense MD22 MD16 MD12 MD08 MD03 MD06 1–0 MD15 MD20 MD18 MD10
Carmelita MD11 2–1 MD21 MD07 MD13 MD19 MD17 MD05 MD03 MD15 MD09
Cartaginés MD05 MD12 MD18 MD15 MD20 MD22 MD10 MD17 MD08 MD03 1–1
Grecia 1–2 MD10 MD07 MD13 MD15 MD09 MD03 MD19 MD05 MD17 MD22
Guadalupe MD19 MD18 2–1 2–1 MD06 MD14 MD09 MD11 MD12 MD21 MD16
Herediano MD14 0–1 MD09 MD04 MD17 MD10 MD19 MD07 MD22 MD05 MD12
Liberia MD17 MD08 MD11 MD20 MD03 MD21 MD05 MD13 MD15 0–3 MD18
Limón MD13 MD06 MD21 MD14 MD20 MD08 MD16 1–1 MD18 MD11 MD04
Pérez Zeledón MD04 MD16 MD06 MD08 MD22 MD18 2–2 MD12 MD10 MD20 MD14
Santos MD09 MD14 MD19 MD16 1–1 MD11 MD04 MD07 MD21 MD13 MD06
Saprissa MD07 MD04 MD14 MD06 MD10 MD16 MD12 MD22 MD09 1–0 MD19
UCR MD21 MD20 MD13 MD11 MD05 0–1 MD07 MD15 2-1 MD17 MD08

Source: [1]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Quadrangular – Clausura[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Champions or final
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) head-to-head goals scored; 7) draw
(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.

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Herediano 44 29 12 3 75 26 +49 99 2018 CONCACAF League
2 Saprissa 44 26 9 9 93 48 +45 87 2019 CONCACAF Champions League
3 Santos de Guápiles 44 21 16 7 76 44 +32 79 2018 CONCACAF League
4 Alajuelense 44 21 11 12 84 56 +28 74
5 Pérez Zeledón 44 17 13 14 70 65 +5 64 2018 CONCACAF League
6 Limón 44 14 16 14 66 67 −1 58
7 Grecia 44 14 13 17 58 71 −13 55
8 Guadalupe 44 10 15 19 50 68 −18 45
9 UCR 44 10 15 19 42 60 −18 45
10 Carmelita 44 11 10 23 55 77 −22 43
11 Cartaginés 44 5 20 19 43 70 −27 35
12 Liberia 44 7 8 29 41 89 −48 29 Relegation to the 2018–19 Liga de Ascenso

Updated to games played on 15 November 2017.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) head-to-head goals scored; 7) draw
(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]

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