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 7 5 2 0 18 3 15 17
2 AD Cofutpa players, news and schedule AD Cofutpa 7 5 1 1 12 9 3 16
3 Quepos Cambute players, news and schedule Quepos Cambute 7 5 0 2 12 8 4 15
4 Marineros de Puntarenas players, news and schedule Marineros de Puntarenas 7 4 2 1 17 7 10 14
5 AD Sarchí players, news and schedule AD Sarchí 7 3 1 3 11 10 1 10
6 Antioquia players, news and schedule Antioquia 7 2 1 4 4 7 -3 7
7 AD Carmelita players, news and schedule AD Carmelita 7 1 2 4 9 16 -7 5
8 Jacó players, news and schedule Jacó 7 1 1 5 7 12 -5 4
9 Puerto Golfito players, news and schedule Puerto Golfito 6 0 0 6 0 18 -18 0

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 66/96 69%
Over/Under 23/29 79%
League Correct %
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 20/23 87%
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 44/54 81%
First League logo First League 105/133 79%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 121/157 77%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 56/73 77%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 99/128 77%
NPFL logo NPFL 86/113 76%
Pro League logo Pro League 102/135 76%