2009–10 Costa Rican Primera División season

The 2009–10 Primera División season is the 91st of Costa Rica's top-flight professional football league. The season began on July 25 and ended on May 16. The season was divided into two championships: the Invierno and the Verano

Campeonato Scotiabank
Season2009–10
ChampionsInvierno: Brujas (1st title)
Verano: Saprissa (29th title)
RelegatedRamonense
Champions LeagueBrujas
Saprissa

FormatEdit

The format for both championships are similar. Each championship will have two stages: a first "regular" stage and a second "playoff" stage. Prior to the start of the season, the twelve teams were designated into groups based on their positions in the 2008-09 aggregate table. The teams that finished 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, and Liga de Ascenso winner were placed into Group A. The teams that finished in 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, and 11 were placed into Group B.

The first stage was divided into two rounds: the first round for each championship had a single round-robin format; the second round for championship is different. The second round in the Invierno had the teams in each group play against each in a single round-robin format. The second round for the Verano will have the teams from each group play the teams in the other group in a single round-robin format. The top three teams from each group at the end of the stage will advance the second stage.

The second stage for each championship is identical: The teams that finishes 2 & 3 in their groups will play against the opposite seed from the other group over two legs. The winner of that tie will advance to the semifinals and play against one of the top teams from the groups. The winners of that tie will advance to the finals, which will determine the tournament champion.

Team informationEdit

Team City Stadium Capacity
Águilas Guanacastecas Liberia Edgardo Briceño 6,500
Alajuelense Alajuela Alejandro Morera Soto 17,895
Brujas Desamparados "Cuty" Monge 5,000
Cartaginés Cartago Fello Meza 18,000
Herediano Heredia Rosabal Cordero 8,144
Pérez Zeledón San Isidro del General Municipal 6,000
Puntarenas Puntarenas "Lito" Pérez 4,105
Ramonense San Ramón Guillermo Roldán 5,000
San Carlos Ciudad Quesada Carlos Álvarez 5,600
Santos de Guápiles Guápiles Ebal Rodríguez 3,000
Saprissa Tibás Ricardo Saprissa 24,000
Universidad de Costa Rica San Pedro Ecologico 1,800

Campeonato de InviernoEdit

The 2009 Campeonato de Invierno, officially the 2009 Campeonato de Invierno Scotiabank for sponsorship reasons, was the first tournament of the season. The tournament began on July 25, 2009 and ended on December 28, 2009.

First stageEdit

StandingsEdit

Group 1
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pérez Zeledón 16 8 5 3 23 20 +3 29 Advances to the Semifinals
2 Cartaginés 16 7 3 6 21 16 +5 24 Advances to the Quarterfinals
3 Liberia Mía 16 7 3 6 25 22 +3 24
4 Saprissa 16 6 6 4 19 17 +2 24
5 Alajuelense 16 6 5 5 21 16 +5 23
6 Santos 16 5 6 5 14 18 −4 21
Group 2
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Herediano 16 9 2 5 20 16 +4 29 Advances to the Semifinals
2 Brujas 16 6 5 5 19 17 +2 23 Advances to the Quarterfinals
3 Puntarenas 16 5 5 6 17 21 −4 20
4 Universidad de Costa Rica 16 4 4 8 21 20 +1 16
5 Ramonense 16 3 7 6 13 16 −3 16
6 San Carlos 16 2 5 9 9 23 −14 11
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALA BRU CAR HER LIB PEZ PUN RAM SAC SAN SAP UCR
Alajuelense 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–1
Brujas 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–1
Cartaginés 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–3 0–1 4–0 2–1
Herediano 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–0
Liberia Mía 3–2 2–3 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1
Pérez Zeledón 3–3 3–2 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1
Puntarenas 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–2
Ramonense 0–0 2–3 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
San Carlos 0–0 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 1–1
Santos 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 0–1 2–1 2–2
Saprissa 0–2 0–0 3–1 0–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 0–0
Universidad de Costa Rica 2–3 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 4–0 3–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
B1 Herediano 1 2 3
A2 Cartaginés 1 1 2 B3 Puntarenas 3 1 4
B3 Puntarenas 2 1 3 B3 Puntarenas 0 1 1(4)
B2 Brujas 0 1 1(5)
A1 Pérez Zeledón 1 1 2
B2 Brujas 2 3 5 B2 Brujas 2 2 4
A3 Liberia Mía 1 1 2


 Campeonato de Invierno Scotiabank
2009 Champion 
Brujas
1st title

Campeonato de VeranoEdit

The 2010 Campeonato de Verano, officially the 2010 Campeonato de Verano Scotiabank for sponsorship reasons, was the second tournament of the season. The tournament began on January 17, 2010 and ended on May 2, 2010.

First stageEdit

StandingsEdit

Group 1
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Saprissa 16 10 5 1 26 12 +14 35 Advances to the Semifinals
2 Alajuelense 16 11 1 4 19 6 +13 34 Advances to the Quarterfinals
3 Santos 16 6 2 8 18 19 −1 20
4 Cartaginés 16 4 8 4 14 15 −1 20
5 Pérez Zeledón 16 5 4 7 18 22 −4 19
6 Águilas Guanacastecas 16 3 6 7 19 24 −5 15
Group 2
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 San Carlos 16 8 5 3 16 12 +4 29 Advances to the Semifinals
2 Herediano 16 5 5 6 20 22 −2 20 Advances to the Quarterfinals
3 Puntarenas 16 3 8 5 14 21 −7 17
4 Ramonense 16 2 10 4 15 18 −3 16
5 Universidad de Costa Rica 16 3 7 6 13 14 −1 16
6 Brujas 16 2 7 7 11 18 −7 13
Updated to match(es) played on April 18, 2010. Source: (in Spanish)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AGU ALA BRU CAR HER PEZ PUN RAM SAC SAN SAP UCR
Liberia Mía 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–1 5–1 1–1 2–3 2–3
Alajuelense 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
Brujas 1–1 4–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–1
Cartaginés 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–0
Herediano 2–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 3–3 2–1 1–0 2–1
Pérez Zeledón 2–2 1–0 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–2
Puntarenas 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2
Ramonense 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
San Carlos 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1
Santos 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–1
Saprissa 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–0
Universidad de Costa Rica 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 18 April 2010. Source: (in Spanish)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
A1 Saprissa 1 0 1
B2 Herediano 1 1 2 A3 Santos 0 0 0
A3 Santos 2 1 3 A1 Saprissa 4 3 7
B1 San Carlos 2 0 2
B1 San Carlos 1 2 3
A2 Alajuelense 2 3 5 A2 Alajuelense 1 1 2
B3 Puntarenas 1 2 3


 Campeonato de Verano Scotiabank
2010 Champion 
Saprissa
29th title

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Saprissa 36 19 12 5 53 31 +22 69 Qualified to the 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage
2 Alajuelense 36 19 7 10 47 28 +19 64
3 Herediano 36 15 8 13 45 45 0 53
4 Brujas 38 12 14 12 40 40 0 50 Qualified to the 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round
5 Pérez Zeledón 34 13 9 12 43 46 −3 48
6 Santos 36 12 10 14 35 40 −5 46
7 Puntarenas 40 10 16 14 42 53 −11 46
8 Cartaginés 34 11 12 11 37 34 +3 45
9 San Carlos 36 11 11 14 30 44 −14 44
10 Águilas Guanacastecas (R) 34 10 9 15 46 51 −5 39 Relegated to the Segunda División de Costa Rica
11 Universidad de Costa Rica 32 7 14 11 34 34 0 35
12 Ramonense (R) 32 5 17 10 28 34 −6 32 Relegated to the Segunda División de Costa Rica
Updated to match(es) played on May 16, 2010. Source: UNAFUT (in Spanish)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated

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