Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico

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Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico
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Country  Puerto Rico
Confederation CONCACAF
Founded July 25, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-07-25)
Number of teams 6
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to None
International cup(s) CFU Club Championship
Current champions Criollos de Caguas (1st title)
Most championships Bayamón & Maunabo Leones
(2 titles each)
2016 season

The Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico (LNF) is the first division association football league of Puerto Rico sharing D-1 status with Puerto Rico Soccer League. The LNF was founded in July 25, 2009 and the 2015 season currently featured 6 teams.

History[edit]

The league was founded on July 25, 2009 as the second division of the Puerto Rico Soccer League (PRSL), which was at that time the first division league of Puerto Rico. The Liga Nacional de Fútbol originally had 16 teams that were put into two groups of 8 (East Division and West Division) for the regular season.

The inaugural year began with Yabucoa Borikén taking on Maunabo Leones, as well as San Juan United taking on Club Deportivo Gallitos. Both games were held in Yabucoa. The Playoffs final had Maunabo Leones winning over Bayamón FC.

In 2010, the league size was increased to 21 teams divided into four divisions. The playoffs mixed the top teams in each division together.[1]

During the 2011 season, there were 17 teams and the separate divisions were merged into one division.[2]

In 2012, the league became the first division football league of Puerto Rico upon the folding of the Puerto Rico Soccer League.

Clubs[edit]

Team City Stadium Cap. Seasons in LNF Manager
Liga Nacional de Futbol de Puerto Rico
Bayamón FC Bayamon, Puerto Rico Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium 22,000 2009–2013, 2015–present Francisco Arias
Criollos de Caguas FC Caguas, Puerto Rico Asociación Central de Balompie 1,200 2009–present Puerto Rico Steven Estrada
FC Leones Ponce, Puerto Rico Estadio Francisco Montaner 11,537 2011–present -
Guayama FC Guayama, Puerto Rico Cancha de Balompié 1,000 2012–present -
Tornados de Humacao Humacao, Puerto Rico Nestor Morales Stadium # 2012–present Mexico Eloy Ubaldo Martínez Soto
Yabuco FC Yabucoa, Puerto Rico Pista Atlética Adán Fonseca # 2014–present -
Academia Quintana San Juan, Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium 18,264 2009–2011, 2013, 2016–present Brazil Vitor Hugo Barros
Spartans FC San Juan, Puerto Rico # 2016–present -
Metropolitan FA San Juan, Puerto Rico # 2016–present -
Mirabelli SA Puerto Rico # 2016–present -
Puerto Rico United Aguada, Puerto Rico Aguada Stadium 4,000 2016–present Raimundo C. Gatinho
Puerto Rico Giant Puerto Rico # 2016–present -
Isabela Soccer Club Isabela, Puerto Rico Pista Francisco "Paco" Dumeng # 2016–present -
Leones de Maunabo Maunabo, Puerto Rico # 2016–present -








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