La U Universitarios

La U Universitarios Fútbol Club was a soccer club in Costa Rica.

La U Universitarios
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Full nameLa U Universitarios Fútbol Club
Nickname(s)Los Universitarios
Founded1941; 81 years ago (1941), as Club de Fútbol de la Universidad de Costa Rica
28 June 2019; 2 years ago (2019-06-28), as La U Universitarios
GroundEcológico Stadium

On 2 June 2017 the university rector Henning Jensen announced the cease of the agreement with the club, which starting on 1 July will no longer represent the university in any form.[1]

The club was refounded on June 28, 2019, after having finalized its league with the University of Costa Rica. It has the administrative management of manager Javier Delgado and his home games are held at the Carlos Alvarado Villalobos Stadium.


Founded as Universidad Nacional in 1941, they won their only league title in 1943 and were relegated to the Segunda División in 1956.[2] They had another spell in the top tier between 1973 and 1976 and Universidad won promotion again to the Primera División after a record 30 years, after winning both the 2006 Apertura and 2007 Clausura seasons.[3]

On 2 June 2017 Henning Jensen, rector of the University of Costa Rica, announced the cease of the agreement between the university and the club, citing that the transfer of the administrative management of the team to the Colombian company Con Talla Mundial was neither requested nor advised to the university. Jensen also stated that the club did not comply with the correction in the financial part of the club.[1]


Throughout its history, the University of Costa Rica Soccer Club used various scenarios, especially because the University of Costa Rica did not have its own stadium until the construction of the Ecological Stadium, a venue located within the University sports facilities, located in the canton of Montes de Oca. The Ecológico was the club's own headquarters since its opening in 2008, and there it starred in various matches in both the first and second divisions. However, and especially since the club returned to the first division in 2013, the small capacity of the Ecological Stadium (1,800 fans) motivated the team to look for other venues for economic reasons. Among the stadiums that were once the official headquarters of the University of Costa Rica Soccer Club are the Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium, the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium, the Eladio Rosabal Cordero Stadium and the Jorge Hernán "Cuty" Monge Stadium, among others.


National competitionsEdit

Winners (1): 1943
  • Segunda División[5]
Winners (3): 1972–73, 2006–07, 2012–13

Championship 1943Edit

List of players and coaching staff who won the Costa Rica First Division National Soccer Championship on November 14, 1943 under the name Club de Fútbol de la Universidad de Costa Rica.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
  CRC Juliana "La Macha" Hidalgo
  CRC Jean Carlo "La Muralla" Chacón Gamboa
  CRC Gabriel "El tractorcito" Araya
  CRC Rafael Ángel Cardona
  CRC Álvaro Castro
  CRC Luis Arturo Fernández
  CRC Víctor Manuel Pérez
  CRC Álvaro Bonilla
  CRC Guillermo Quirós
  CRC Tomás Alfaro
  CRC Marco Antonio Leiva
  CRC Pipa Porras
  CRC Jorge Eduardo Umaña
  CRC Mario Ruiz
  CRC Eduardo Burro Cabalceta
  CRC Édgar Negro Esquivel
  CRC Héctor Julio Mostacilla González
No. Pos. Nation Player
  CRC Guillermo Macho Hernández
  CRC Arnoldo Chachalaca Madriz
  CRC Manuel Vargas
  CRC Wálter Vega
  CRC José Alberto Granados
  CRC Alfredo Ruiz
  CRC Fernando Lolito Ruiz
  CRC Fernando Camacho
  CRC Víctor Julio Tulo Víquez
  CRC Fernando Solano (Solanito)
  CRC Rodrigo Leiva
  CRC Mario Gólcher
  CRC Eladio Macho Esquivel
  CRC Luis Jones
  CRC Roberto Pagano Montero
  CRC Gustavo Conejo
  CRC Ramón Arroyo


  1. ^ a b Córdoba, Javier (2 June 2017). "UCR acaba vínculo con equipo de fútbol de primera división". Semanario Universidad (in European Spanish). Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  2. ^ Lección de coraje allanó el camino – Nación (in Spanish)
  3. ^ UCR es el club que tardó más en volver a Primera – Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "Costa Rica 1943".
  5. ^ "Costa Rica - List of Second Division Champions".

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