Liga de Ascenso


The Liga de Ascenso, also known as Liga de Fútbol de Ascenso, is a prominent football league based in Costa Rica. Established in 1973, it is the second-tier football league in the country, operating under the supervision of the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL). The league has played a significant role in the development of Costa Rican football, serving as a breeding ground for emerging talent and a stepping stone for clubs aiming to compete in the top-tier league, Liga FPD.

The Liga de Ascenso comprises 18 teams, divided into two groups based on geographical location. The league operates on a promotion and relegation system, with the top-performing team each season earning the opportunity to advance to the Liga FPD, while the lowest-ranked team faces relegation to a lower division. This system fosters a highly competitive environment, with each team striving for excellence to secure their position or ascend to the higher league.

The league's season is divided into two tournaments, the Apertura (Opening) and the Clausura (Closing), mirroring the format of many Latin American football leagues. Each tournament involves a series of round-robin matches, followed by a knockout phase to determine the champion. The winners of the Apertura and Clausura face off in a grand final to decide the overall season champion, who earns the right to be promoted to the Liga FPD.

Throughout its history, the Liga de Ascenso has been a showcase for Costa Rican football talent. Many players have used the league as a launchpad for successful careers in the Liga FPD and beyond. Additionally, several clubs have made their mark in the Liga de Ascenso before achieving success in the top-tier league, demonstrating the league's importance in the Costa Rican football landscape.

Despite being a second-tier league, the Liga de Ascenso has a significant following in Costa Rica. The matches are often fiercely contested, reflecting the passion and commitment of the players and fans alike. The league also contributes to the local communities, with the clubs often being at the heart of their towns and cities.

In recent years, the Liga de Ascenso has faced challenges, including financial struggles and infrastructure issues. However, the league continues to play a vital role in Costa Rican football, providing opportunities for players, coaches, and clubs to develop and progress. The Liga de Ascenso remains a crucial part of the football pyramid in Costa Rica, underpinning the success of the sport in the country.

Liga de Ascenso Upcoming Games

Liga de Ascenso Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Liga de Ascenso in 2023

Player Team Goals

Liga de Ascenso standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 ADR Jicaral players, news and schedule ADR Jicaral 15 9 5 1 31 10 21 32
2 AD Sarchí players, news and schedule AD Sarchí 15 10 2 3 32 17 15 32
3 Quepos Cambute players, news and schedule Quepos Cambute 15 10 2 3 27 16 11 32
4 Marineros de Puntarenas players, news and schedule Marineros de Puntarenas 15 9 4 2 36 15 21 31
5 AD Cofutpa players, news and schedule AD Cofutpa 15 9 2 4 26 15 11 29
6 Antioquia players, news and schedule Antioquia 15 4 2 9 14 27 -13 14
7 Jacó players, news and schedule Jacó 15 3 2 10 19 27 -8 11
8 AD Carmelita players, news and schedule AD Carmelita 15 2 3 10 16 32 -16 9
9 Puerto Golfito players, news and schedule Puerto Golfito 14 0 0 14 0 42 -42 0

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 71/103 69%
Over/Under 25/31 81%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%