|Founded||June 13, 1921|
The Costa Rican Football Federation (Spanish : Federación Costarricense de Fútbol), commonly known as FEDEFUTBOL or FEDEFUT, is the official association football governing body in Costa Rica and is in charge of the Costa Rican national team.
Spanish or Castilian, is a Romance language that originated in the Iberian Peninsula and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Spain and the Americas. It is a global language and the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a sovereign state in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. It has a population of around 5 million in a land area of 51,060 square kilometers. An estimated 333,980 people live in the capital and largest city, San José with around 2 million people in the surrounding metropolitan area.
On June 13, 1921, the Liga Nacional de Fútbol was created by Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, Club Sport Cartaginés, Club Sport Herediano, Club Sport La Libertad, Sociedad Gimnástica Española de San José, Club Sport La Unión de Tres Ríos and Sociedad Gimnástica Limonense to direct and organize football in Costa Rica. In 1931, the league was centralized and renamed Federación Deportiva de Costa Rica, then Federación Nacional de Fútbol and then in the 1970s to Federación Costarricense de Fútbol (FEDEFUTBOL).
Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, commonly known as Alajuelense and nicknamed La Liga, is a Costa Rican multisport club based in the borough of El Llano, Alajuela. Although they compete in a number of different sports, Alajuelense is mostly known for its association football team. It plays in the Primera División de Costa Rica, the top tier of the Costa Rican football league system. Alajuelense is one of two clubs to have never been relegated, along with Herediano.
Club Sport Cartaginés Deportiva S.A., also known as Cartaginés, is a Costa Rican football club, that currently plays in the Liga de Fútbol de Primera División, the top division of Costa Rican football league system. Cartaginés' home venue is Estadio Jose Rafael Fello Meza, located in Barrio Asis of Cartago.
The Sociedad Gimnástica Española was a football club based in San José, Costa Rica.
This article lists the Costa Rica national football team results. The national team is organised by the Federación Costarricense de Fútbol that was established in 1921. The team is nicknamed La Sele or Los Ticos. Costa Rica joined FIFA in 1927 and CONCACAF in 1962.
The Liga Premier Masculina de Fútsal de Costa Rica, is the top league for Futsal in Costa Rica. The winning team obtains the participation right to the CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship.
Club Sport Herediano, commonly known as Herediano and nicknamed El Team, is a Costa Rican multisport club based in the district of San Francisco, Heredia. Although they compete in a number of different sports, Herediano is mostly known for its association football team. It plays in the Primera División de Costa Rica, the top tier of the Costa Rican football league system. Herediano are one of two clubs to have never been relegated, along with Alajuelense.
Puntarenas Fútbol Club S.A.D. is a Costa Rican football club, currently competing in the Segunda División de Costa Rica.
Asociación Deportiva Carmelita is a Costa Rican football team playing in the Liga FPD. The team is based in Barrio El Carmen, Alajuela, Costa Rica and their home stadium is Rafael Bolaños Stadium in El Coyol, Alajuela
The Liga de Fútbol de Primera División, commonly known as Liga FPD, and Liga Promérica for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional association football division in Costa Rica. It is administered by the Unión de Clubes de Fútbol de la Primera División (UNAFUT). The league consists of 12 teams, with the last-placed team relegated to the Liga de Ascenso.
Orión F.C. is a Costa Rican football club, based in Desamparados.
The Costa Rican Athletics Federation is the governing body for the sport of athletics in Costa Rica. Current president is Roberto Verdesia. He took office in 2006 and was re-elected in 2011.
Club Sport Uruguay de Coronado, also known as Uruguay de Coronado is a Costa Rican football club, that currently plays in the Costa Rican Segunda División.
Katherine Alvarado is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a midfielder in RCD Espanyol Femenino in the Liga Iberdrola of Spain.
Lixy Rodríguez Zamora is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a defender for Spanish club CD Tacón and the Costa Rica women's national team.
Fabiola Sanchez is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Diana Saenz is a Costa Rican footballer who play as a defender for the Costa Rica women's national football team. She competed at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.
Melissa Herrera is a Costa Rican footballer who plays for French club Stade de Reims as a forward.
Maria Noelia Bermúdez Valverde is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Costa Rica women's national team.
Mariana Benavides is a Costa Rican footballer who play as a defender.
Carol Sánchez is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a defender for Colombian club Independiente Santa Fe and the Costa Rica women's national football team. She competed at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.
Gabriela Guillén is a Costa Rican football player who plays for Deportivo Saprissa FF in the Costa Rican Women's Football Championship. Guillen plays as a defender for both Deportivo Saprissa and Costa Rica.
Cristín Yorleny Granados Gómez is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a midfielder for AD Moravia and the Costa Rica women's national team.
Jimmy Marín Vílchez is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Hapoel Be'er Sheva and the Costa Rican team as a midfielder.
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