Liga Nacional de Ascenso

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Liga Nacional de Ascenso
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Country Panama
Confederation CONCACAF
Founded 1997
Number of teams 14
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Liga Panameña de Fútbol
Relegation to Copa Rommel Fernández
Current champions Independiente F.C.
(2012-13)
Most championships Río Abajo (3 titles)
Website LNA
2013-14 Liga Nacional de Ascenso

The Liga Nacional de Ascenso is the second level of Panama's national football club championship. It was founded in 1997 and it consists of 8 teams who play to gain promotion to Liga Panameña de Fútbol. From 2008 the champion plays a playoff against the bottom team in the Liga Panameña de Fútbol in order to gain promotion while the bottom team of the league is relegated to the Copa Rommel Fernández. Before 2008 all champions were automatically promoted and the bottom team in Liga Panameña de Fútbol automatically relegated. The league presided by Ricardo Escobar.

2013-14 teams[edit]

Club City Stadium 2013 season Group
Atlético Nacional Panama City Estadio Javier Cruz Group A
Atlético Chiriquí David Estadio San Cristóbal LPF Relegated Group B
Chiriquí Occidente F.C. Puerto Armuelles Estadio Glorias Deportivas Barüenses Group B
Panamá Oeste Arraiján Cancha del Mystic Group B
CD Centenario Penonomé Estadio Virgilio Tejeira Group A
Colón C-3 Colón Estadio Armando Dely Valdés Group A
Vista Alegre Arraiján Cancha del Mystic Group B
Santos FC La Chorrera Estadio Agustín Sánchez 2012-13 Copa Rommel Fernandez Winners Group B
Millenium UP Panama City Cancha Oscar Suman Carrillo Group A
Orión San Miguelito Cancha de Entrenamiento Luis Tapia Group A
Tierra Firme F.C. San Miguelito Cancha de Entrenamiento Luis Tapia Group A
SUNTRACS F.C. San Miguelito Cancha de Entrenamiento Luis Tapia Group A
Atlético Veragüense Santiago Estadio Áristocles Castillo Group B
Santa Gema Arraijan Cancha del Mystic Group B

Past champions & runners-up[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up
1996-97 Sporting '89 Atlético Municipal Colón
1997 Cancelled
1998 Atlético Municipal Colón Municipal Chorrillo
1999 Alianza Atlético Guadalupe
2000 Municipal Chorrillo Pan de Azúcar
2001 Atlético Veragüense Expreso Bocas
2002 Cancelled
2003 Colón River Pan de Azúcar
2004 Atlético Chiriquí Sabanitas
2005 Policía Nacional Atalanta
2006 Chepo Pan de Azúcar
2007 Cancelled
2008 Río Abajo Orión
2009 Río Abajo Orión
2010-11 Colón C-3 SUNTRACS
2011-12 Río Abajo C.A.I.
2012-13 C.A.I. Millenium UP
2013-14 Atlético Chiriquí SUNTRACS
2014-15 Atlético Nacional SUNTRACS
2015-16 Santa Gema F.C. Atlético Veragüense
2016-17

Titles by team[edit]

Club Winner Runner-up Winning years and runner-up years
Río Abajo 3 1 2008, 2009, 2011-12
Municipal Chorrillo 1 2 1998, 2000
Atlético Municipal Colón 1 0 1996-97, 1998
Colón C-3 1 2 2010-11
Chepo 1 0 2006
Policía Nacional 2 2 2005, 2014, 2015
Atlético Chiriquí 2 1 2004, 2013, 2014
Colón River 1 0 2003
Atlético Veragüense 1 0 2001
Alianza 1 0 1999
Sporting '89 1 0 1996-97
C.A.I. 1 1 2011-12 2012-13
Pan de Azúcar 0 3 1993, 2003, 2006
Orión 0 2 2008, 2009
SUNTRACS 0 1 2010-11
Atalanta 0 1 2005
Sabanitas 0 1 2004
Expreso Bocas 0 1 2001
Atlético Guadalupe 0 1 1999

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