L.D. Alajuelense

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Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (L.D.A.), is a Costa Rican football club that plays in the Primera División de Costa Rica. It was created on 18 June 1919. The team is located in Alajuela and they play their local games at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto.

They are the only club in Costa Rica football history with at least one Championship won in each decade. It also shares along with CS Herediano being the only team that has never descended nor played in the Second or Third division.

Notable coaches[change | change source]

Honors[change | change source]

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1928, 1939, 1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, Invierno 2010, Verano 2011, Invierno 2011, Verano 2012, Invierno 2013
  • Runner-up (20):
1930, 1938, 1944, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2007–08, 2008 (Apertura), 2009 (Clausura)

Costa Rican Short-Tournament Championships:

  • Apertura (6): 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2010, 2011
  • Clausura (7): 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011
  • Copa Argentor (1): 1928 (One of the oldest and important titles of Costa Rica, since in this tournament the clubs participated of first, second and third divisions of the country eliminating itself to each other)
  • Copa de Campeones del Futbol Nacional (1): 1967

Tournament Cups

  • 3 Costa Rican Great Britain Cup
  • 1 Costa Rican Tournament Cup