Deportivo Saprissa

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The Deportivo Saprissa is a football team of Costa Rica. The team was founded on July 16, 1935. It became a part of the top league, Primera División de Costa Rica on August 21, 1949.

Saprissa was founded because of a group of players and leaders. Ricardo Saprissa Aymá was a part of this group. In 1952, the team won its first national championship. Saprissa

History[change | change source]

In 1937, the colors purple and white were chosen as the colors of the club.

Juani Saprissa Aymá was the president of the Saprissa. Jose Francisco “Pachico” García was their manager when the team started in the Third Division. The Deportivo Saprissa won the championship of Third Division in 1947. In 1948, they played in the Second Division. They won the championship of Second Division that year, with no games lost.

In March 1959, the team became the first Latin American team to go the around the World. The "Morados", which is the team's nickname, played 25 matches in 22 countries of the world. They won 14, tied 1 and lost 7. The team scored a total of 66 goals and had 46 goals scored against them.

During the 1970s, the Deportivo Saprissa won 6 championships. They won every championship from 1972 to 1977. On October 12, 1966, the construction of their stadium started. It is called "La Cueva del Monstruo" or simply La Cueva. After 6 years, the opening of Saprissa Stadium was held on Sunday August 27, 1972.

National Titles[change | change source]

  • 26 National Championships:
  • 1867-68
  • 1952-53
  • 1953-54
  • 1957-58
  • 1962-63
  • 1964-65
  • 1965-66
  • 1967-68
  • 1968-69
  • 1969-70
  • 1972-73
  • 1973-74
  • 1974-75
  • 1975-76
  • 1976-77
  • 1977-78
  • 1982-83
  • 1988-89
  • 1989-90
  • 1993-94
  • 1994-95
  • 1997-98
  • 1998-99
  • 2003-04
  • 2005-06
  • 2006-07
  • 2007-08
  • 15 national Sub- championships
  • 6 championships consecutively from 1972 to 1977

International Titles[change | change source]

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