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Asociación Deportiva Ramonense were a Costa Rican football team playing at the top level. It was based in San Ramón, Alajuela. Their home stadium was Estadio Guillermo Vargas Roldán.

A.D. Ramonense
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Full nameAsociación Deportiva Ramonense
Nickname(s)The Poets, Moncho, The Giantkiller
Founded5 April 1953
GroundEstadio Guillermo Vargas Roldán
San Ramón, Costa Rica
Capacity5,000
ChairmanClaudio Morera
ManagerRolando Araya
LeagueTercera Division de Costa Rica
2014–154th pattern_la1=_whiteshoulders

They were renamed A.D. Municipal San Ramón in 2013 after failing to settle their debts and being relegated to the third tier.

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HistoryEdit

A.D. RamonenseEdit

Founded on 5 April 1953, Domingo Borja became their first president.[1] He was succeeded by Guillermo Vargas Roldán who oversaw the club's rise to ultimately the top tier of Costa Rican football. They remained there for 20 years until their relegation in 1988, clinched promotion again in 1992 and were in the Segunda División de Costa Rica again from 1999 to 2003 and from 2006 to 2008. They had two players at Costa Rica's first World Cup appearance: goalkeeping hero Luis Gabelo Conejo and Mauricio Montero.[2]

Ramonense won promotion to the Primera División de Costa Rica for the 2008–09 season by winning a play-off against Municipal Grecia.[3][4] Ramonense had previously won promotion to the Primera in 1967, 1992 and 2003.[5]

El Poeta de OccidenteEdit

In 2010, the club was renamed from Asociación Deportiva Ramonense to Club Deportivo Ramonense Poeta de Occidente. In 2012, the club returned to its traditional name.

Financial problems and A.D. Municipal San RamónEdit

In 2013 it transpired that second division side Ramonense were struggling with financial problems.[6] Due to these debts, the club were not cleared to play their first games in the 2013 Apertura championship,[7] forcing Uruguayan manager Orlando de León to resign.[8] They were relegated after not playing the entire season and renamed A.D. Municipal San Ramón.

On 18 April 2014, Ramonense founder Guillermo Vargas Roldán died at San Ramón Hospital .[9]

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Player recordsEdit