2006–07 Primera División (Costa Rica)

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Primera División de Costa Rica (Costa Rica First Division) is a Costa Rican football tournament composed of two short tournaments that take up the entire year to determine the champion of Costa Rican football.

In both the Apertura and Clausura, 2 groups of 6 teams are conformed, they will play twice (Home and away) with the teams of their own group (10 games) and once game with the teams of the other group (6 games), for a total of 16 games. The top 4 teams from each group after the final round of the Apertura and the Clausura qualify for the playoffs.

Apertura 2006[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Alajuelense 16 10 2 4 28 15 +13 32
2. Puntarenas F.C. 16 8 3 5 29 19 +10 27
3. Herediano 16 6 5 5 21 12 +9 23
4. San Carlos 16 5 5 6 17 20 -3 20
5. Liberia 16 3 3 10 15 38 -23 12
6. Santacrucena 16 1 3 12 9 30 -21 6

Group B

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Saprissa 16 8 5 3 29 17 +11 29
2. Pérez Zeledón 16 8 4 4 20 15 +5 28
3. Cartaginés 16 7 3 6 22 25 -3 24
4. Brujas F.C. 16 8 4 4 20 13 +7 23
5. Carmelita 16 4 6 6 21 20 +1 18
6. Santos 16 4 5 7 15 22 -7 17
Teams qualified to the playoffs

Note: Brujas deducted 5 points for failure to give youth players required playing time.

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
1A Alajuelense 1 4 5
4B Brujas F.C. 0 0 0
Alajuelense 2 0 2
Pérez Zeledón 0 1 1
2B Pérez Zeledón 0 4 4 (7)
3A Herediano 3 1 4 (6)
Alajuelense 0 0 0
Saprissa 2 2 4
1B Saprissa 3 1 4
4A San Carlos 0 2 2
Saprissa 0 2 2
Puntarenas F.C. 1 0 1
2A Puntarenas F.C. 1 1 2
3B Cartaginés 0 0 0
Apertura 2006 winners:
Saprissa

Clausura 2007[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Saprissa 16 9 5 2 28 12 +16 32
2. Puntarenas F.C. 16 8 5 3 23 16 +7 29
3. Herediano 16 7 5 4 22 12 +10 26
4. San Carlos 16 4 4 8 19 29 -10 16
5. Liberia 16 3 5 8 14 22 -8 14
6. Santacrucena 16 2 4 10 13 28 -15 10

Group B

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Alajuelense 16 8 6 2 22 14 +8 30
2. Cartaginés 16 7 4 5 14 14 0 25
3. Pérez Zeledón 16 6 6 4 21 17 +4 24
4. Brujas F.C. 16 6 5 5 18 16 +2 23
5. Santos 16 6 3 7 24 20 +4 21
6. Carmelita 16 3 2 11 15 33 -18 11
Teams qualified to the playoffs

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
1A Saprissa 0 1 1
4B Brujas F.C. 0 0 0
Saprissa 0 2 2 (4)
Herediano 2 0 2 (2)
2B Cartagines 3 0 3
3A Herediano 4 0 4
Saprissa 1 3 4
Alajuelense 1 2 3
1B Alajuelense 3 1 4
4A San Carlos 0 0 0
Alajuelense 2 1 3
Puntarenas F.C. 2 0 2
2A Puntarenas F.C. 0 2 2
3B Perez Zeledon 0 0 0
Clausura 2007 winners:
Saprissa

Final[edit]

No Final was played as Saprissa won both the Apertura and Clausura tournaments.

Champion[edit]

Primera División de Costa Rica 2006-07:
Saprissa
25th Title

Aggregate Table[edit]

Club Pld W D L GF GA +/- Points
1. Alajuelense 32 18 8 6 50 29 +21 62
2. Saprissa 32 17 10 5 57 29 +28 61
3. Puntarenas F.C. 32 16 8 8 52 35 +17 56
4. Pérez Zeledón 32 14 10 8 41 32 +9 52
5. Herediano 32 13 10 9 43 24 +19 49
6. Cartaginés 32 14 7 11 36 39 -3 49
7. Brujas F.C. 32 14 9 9 38 29 +9 46
8. Santos 32 10 8 14 39 42 -3 38
9. San Carlos 32 9 9 14 36 49 -13 36
10. Carmelita 32 7 8 17 36 53 -17 29
11. Liberia 32 6 8 18 29 60 -31 26
12. Santacrucena 32 3 7 22 22 58 -36 16
Primera División Champion 2006-07
Relegated to Segunda Division

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