A.D. Municipal Liberia
|Full name||Asociación Deportivo Municipal Liberia|
|Founded||June 7, 1977|
|Ground||Estadio Edgardo Baltodano Briceño|
Liberia, Costa Rica
|2016–17||Invierno 2016: 11th|
Verano 2017: 8th
Founded on 7 June 1977, four years after Guanacasteca was founded and solely represented Guanacaste Province, Municipal Liberia won promotion to the Primera División de Costa Rica in 2001 after beating Ramonense in a Promotion play-off final. They made their debut in the top tier on 29 July 2001 against Saprissa.
In June 2007, the club was bought largely (90% of the shares) by Mario Sotela (linked to the Sotela-blen family) and were renamed Liberia Mía (My Liberia) after a Sotela project located in Liberia that is called "Zoológico África Mía" (it is a special zoo based only on African animals and species).
Águilas Guanacastecas and relegationEdit
In 2009, Liberia Mía won the Verano championship title, but it proved to be a short-lived party when in July 2010, the club just renamed again to Águilas Guanacastecas (Guanacastecan Eagles), were demoted to the Segunda División de Costa Rica after trading franchise rights with Barrio México. The move was regarded by some as controversial since Barrio México club president Mínor Vargas was allegedly also involved with Liberia. Also, it was the second time a Guanacaste team was sold and moved outside the province after Guanacasteca's franchise was taken by Brujas de Escazú in 2004.
Municipal Liberia againEdit
In summer 2011, after Barrio México was expelled from the Primera División, Liberia played in the second division as Los Coyotes del Municipal Liberia, replacing AD Desamparados whose franchise was bought by Liberia's new owner Manrique Sibaja. The club has been playing in the second division ever since.
- Winners (1): Verano 2009.
- Winners (1): 2000–01
- Winners (1): 1985
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Historical list of coachesEdit
- Tayver, Fanny (23 February 2017). "Presidente de Liberia: 'Si algún jugador no tiene qué comer, que me diga y yo le resuelvo la situación'". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 June 2017.
- Liberia le celebra a su equipo Archived 2015-02-21 at the Wayback Machine – UNAFUT (in Spanish)
- Liberia 2 – Ramonense 1•Ante un gran rival, Liberia se adjudicó el cetro – Nación (in Spanish)
- Mario Sotela adquiere Liberia – Nación (in Spanish)
- La “Ciudad Blanca” no durmió – Al Día (in Spanish)
- Son “águilas” – Al Día (in Spanish)
- Liberia sigue en Primera pero se llama B° México – Nación (in Spanish)
- Barrio México ya está oficialmente en la Primera División Archived April 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine – Nación (in Spanish)
- Se llamarán ‘Coyotes’ Liberia volverá a tener un equipo, pero en Segunda – Nación (in Spanish)
- Orlando De León dirigirá al Municipal Liberia Archived 2015-02-14 at the Wayback Machine – Yashin Quesada (in Spanish)
- Sustituye a Odir Jacques Liberia confía su futuro a Flores Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine – Nación (in Spanish)
- Benigno Guido renunció a Liberia Mía – Nación (in Spanish)
- Phillibert debutó con una derrota – Nación (in Spanish)
- Restrepo a punto de firmar con Liberia Mía – Nación (in Spanish)
- Liberia Mía despidió a Restrepo – Nación (in Spanish)
- Hernán Medford es el nuevo técnico de Liberia Mía – Nación (in Spanish)