A.D. Carmelita

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AD Carmelita
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Full name Asociación Deportiva Carmelita
Nickname(s) El Carmen
Founded 20 October 1948
Ground Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto
Alajuela, Costa Rica
Ground Capacity 18,500
Chairman Costa Rica Cruz Campos Mena
Manager Vinicio Alvarado
League Primera División de Costa Rica
2014 Verano Regular Season: 5th
Play-offs: DNQ

Asociación Deportiva Carmelita is a Costa Rican football team playing in Primera División de Costa Rica.

They are based in Barrio El Carmen, Alajuela, Costa Rica and their home stadium is Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto.


El Carmen[edit]

Founded as Costa Rica on 20 October 1948 by Manuel Guillén Fernández, the club joined the Costa Rican Third Division in 1949 and changed its name to Carmen Asociación Deportiva or just El Carmen de Alajuela a year later. They spent a few years in that league before reaching the second division[1] in 1953 and on 9 April 1958 they debuted in the Primera División de Costa Rica against Alajuelense.[2]

1961 League title dispute[edit]

They won one championship in 1961,[3] when the big clubs left the Federación Costarricense de Fútbol and founded their own ASOFUTBOL league and the title was contested between three club only: Carmen, Uruguay de Coronado and Gimnástica Española. However, the ASOFUTBOL teams returned to the league and their league winners Herediano were named champions[1] only to recognize Carmen's title 40 years later.


From 1968 through 1975 they played in the third tier of the Costa Rican football pyramid again and from 1975 through 1991 they were in the second division except for one season in the top division in 1983. Renamed Carmelita, they won promotion to the Premier Division after Pérez Zeledón and Generaleña merged. In 2009 they dropped down again after 16 years in the Primera, only to bounce back again in summer 2012 after beating Orión in a promotion/relegation play-off.[4]




Player Records[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • As of 16 April, 2016.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Costa Rica GK Luis Diego Sequeira
2 Costa Rica DF César López
3 Costa Rica DF Giancarlo Palacios
4 Costa Rica DF Eduardo Gómez
5 Costa Rica DF Carlos Montenegro
6 Costa Rica MF Carlos Acosta
7 Costa Rica FW David Porras
8 Uruguay MF Christian Yeladian
9 Costa Rica FW Andy Reyes
10 Costa Rica MF Juan Diego Ruiz
11 Costa Rica MF Jeikel Venegas
12 Costa Rica DF Bryan Orué
No. Position Player
13 Costa Rica MF Víctor Chavarría
14 Costa Rica MF Verny Ramírez
16 Costa Rica MF Carlos Hernández
17 Costa Rica DF Yamil Allen
19 Costa Rica MF Jaime Valderramos
20 Costa Rica DF Pedro Leal
21 Costa Rica MF Andrey Ugalde
22 Costa Rica GK Fernando Valverde
23 Costa Rica MF Suhander Zúniga
25 Costa Rica MF Bernal Alfaro
26 Costa Rica MF Jonathan Martínez

Notable Players[edit]

Historical list of coaches[edit]



External links[edit]