A.D. Santacruceña

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Full nameAsociacion Deportiva
Founded1 September 2003
Dissolved18 December 2008
GroundEstadio Cacique Diriá
Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
ChairmanÉdgar Pizarro

Asociacion Deportiva Santacruceña was a Costa Rican football (soccer) club based in Santa Cruz, Costa Rica.


Founded as a football club in September 2003,[1] the club quickly rose to prominence when it managed to reach the Costa Rican Primera División in two years,[2] winning promotion from the Liga Ascenso in 2005[3] after beating Fusión Tibás in a promotion playoff.[4]

They were relegated in summer 2007 and spent two seasons in the Segunda División de Costa Rica before withdrawing from the league in December 2008 due to financial problems.[5]

Historical list of coaches[edit]