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A.D. Municipal Liberia

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Asociación Deportivo Municipal Liberia is a Costa Rican football team playing in the Liga FPD. The team is based in Liberia, Guanacaste. Their home stadium is the Estadio Edgardo Baltodano Briceño.

Municipal Liberia logo.jpg
Full nameAsociación Deportivo Municipal Liberia
FoundedJune 7, 1977; 42 years ago (1977-06-07)
GroundEstadio Edgardo Baltodano Briceño
Liberia, Costa Rica
ChairmanJulio Salas[1]
ManagerErick Rodriguez
LeagueLiga FPD
2016–17Invierno 2016: 11th
Verano 2017: 8th
Overall: 8th



Founded on 7 June 1977, four years after Guanacasteca was founded and solely represented Guanacaste Province,[2] Municipal Liberia won promotion to the Primera División de Costa Rica in 2001 after beating Ramonense in a Promotion play-off final.[3] They made their debut in the top tier on 29 July 2001 against Saprissa.

Liberia MíaEdit

In June 2007, the club was bought largely (90% of the shares) by Mario Sotela (linked to the Sotela-blen family)[4] 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,[5] but it proved to be a short-lived party when in July 2010, the club just renamed again to Águilas Guanacastecas (Guanacastecan Eagles),[6] were demoted to the Segunda División de Costa Rica after trading franchise rights with Barrio México.[7][8] 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.[9] The club has been playing in the second division ever since.

In February 2015, Uruguayan coach Orlando de León took charge, replacing Slovak Josef Miso after some poor performances.[10]



Primera División de Costa Rica

  • Winners (1): Verano 2009.

Segunda División de Costa Rica

  • Winners (1): 2000–01

Costa Rican Third Division

  • Winners (1): 1985

Player RecordsEdit

Current squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
2   FW Javier Camareno
6   MF Kenneth García
12   MF Kevin García
14   MF Wálter Chévez
16   MF Bryan Solórzano
17   DF Alonso Arias
18   GK Douglas Forvis
25   MF Félix Montoya
55   DF Rafael Núñez
  GK Guillermo Moreira
  GK Rándall Aguinaga
  DF Juan Diego Madrigal
No. Position Player
  DF René Miranda
  DF Christian Reyes
  DF Diego Angulo
  DF José Sosa
  DF Jean Carlos Sánchez
  DF César Carrillo
  MF Carlos Viales
  MF Alex Martínez
  MF Sergio Córdoba
  MF Jaikel Medina
  FW Argenis Fernández
  FW Irvin Huertas

Historical list of coachesEdit


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b c Liberia le celebra a su equipo Archived 2015-02-21 at the Wayback Machine – UNAFUT (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Liberia 2 – Ramonense 1•Ante un gran rival, Liberia se adjudicó el cetro – Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Mario Sotela adquiere Liberia – Nación (in Spanish)
  5. ^ La “Ciudad Blanca” no durmió – Al Día (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Son “águilas” – Al Día (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Liberia sigue en Primera pero se llama B° México – Nación (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Barrio México ya está oficialmente en la Primera División Archived April 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine – Nación (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Se llamarán ‘Coyotes’ Liberia volverá a tener un equipo, pero en Segunda – Nación (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Orlando De León dirigirá al Municipal Liberia Archived 2015-02-14 at the Wayback Machine – Yashin Quesada (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Sustituye a Odir Jacques Liberia confía su futuro a Flores Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine – Nación (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Benigno Guido renunció a Liberia Mía – Nación (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Phillibert debutó con una derrota – Nación (in Spanish)
  14. ^ Restrepo a punto de firmar con Liberia Mía – Nación (in Spanish)
  15. ^ Liberia Mía despidió a Restrepo – Nación (in Spanish)
  16. ^ Hernán Medford es el nuevo técnico de Liberia Mía – Nación (in Spanish)