Deportivo Saprissa SAD is a Costa Rican sports club, maistly kent for its fitbaw team. The club is locatit in San Juan de Tibás, San José, an play their hame gemmes at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá. The team's signatur colours are purple (burgundy) an white. The club wis foondit in 1935 an haes competit in the Costa Rican first diveesion syne 1949. The name o the team comes frae ane o the club's main foonders, Ricardo Saprissa. Their main pairtner is a Costa Rican Investment Consortium namit Horizonte Morado (Purple Horizon), componit mainly o Juan Carlos Rojas Callán, Edgar Zurcher, Alberto Raven Odio, an Televisora de Costa Rica. One of the most popular nicknames for the team El Monstruo Morado (The Purple Monster) can be traced back to 1987, when the Costa Rican newspaper Diario Extra gave the team the elk-name durin a derby, acause o the club's enormous follaein. A reporter commentit that the sea o fans in the staunds at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá in Tibás wearin purple, an the tremendous noise they wur generatin, made him feel like he wis "in the presence o a thoosan heidit monster". Saprissa immediately adopted the nickname El Monstruo Morado.
|Full name||Deportivo Saprissa, Sociedad Anónima Deportiva|
|Nickname(s)||La S (The "S") |
El Monstruo Morado (The Purple Monster)
|Foondit||16 July 1935|
|Ground||Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá|
Nickname: La Cueva del Monstruo (The Monster's Cave),
San José, Costa Rica
|Chairman||Juan Carlos Rojas Callán|
|Manager||Rónald González Brenes|
|League||Costa Rican FPD|
|2014 Verano||Regular Season: 1st|
Playoffs: Final (Champion)
Saprissa is ane o the most successful clubs in Costa Rica haein wan 30 Primera División de Costa Rica championships, includin sax consecutive national titles in the 70s. It staunds as ane the mair successful teams in the CONCACAF region as well, haein wan the CONCACAF Champions' Cup three times - in 1993, 1995, an 2005. Saprissa haes wan five Central American crowns in 1972, 1973, 1978, 1998, an 2003 an aw.
For the period 1 September 2007 tae 31 August 2008 the club wis rankit the 106t best team in the warld bi the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, an organisation recognisit bi FIFA.
Saprissa haes regularly appeared in the CONCACAF Champions Cup feenals in recent decades, wi three first place feenishes an fower runners-up feenishes. Ane o the club's maist notable moments came in 2005 when Saprissa became the seicont club in CONCACAF tae finish third in the FIFA Club Warld Cup thegither wi the Mexican club Nexaca who accomplished it in 2000 (an wur jyned in 2012 bi anither Mexican club, C.F. Monterrey).
- 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 Apertura, 2007-08 Clausura, 2008-09 Apertura, 2010 Clausura, 2014 Clausura
- Costa Rican Short Championships: 8
- 1997-98 Clausura, 1998–99 Apertura, 1998–99 Clausura, 2003–04 Apertura, 2005–06 Apertura, 2005–06 Clausura, 2006–07 Apertura, 2006–07 Clausura
- Costa Rican Cup: 1
- CONCACAF Champions' Cup: 24 appearances
- Copa Interclubes UNCAF: 17 appearances
- Interamerican Cup: 2 appearances
- Runners-up (2): 1993, 1995
- CONCACAF Central American Champions: 1 appearance
- Winners (1): 1970
- Copa Ricard: 1 appearance
- Runners-up (1): 2008
- US Camel Cup: 1 appearance
- Winners (1): 1985
- FIFA Warld Club Championship: 1 appearance
- Third Place (1): 2005
Record versus ither naitions' teamsEedit
- As o 2012-01-13
The Concacaf opponents below = Offeecial tournament results: (Plus a sampling of other results)
- "Club World Ranking Top 350 (1 September 2007 - 31 August 2008)". International Federation of Football History & Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2008.
- "Central and North America's club of the Century". IFFHS official website. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
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