Deportivo Saprissa

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.

Saprissa
Full nameDeportivo Saprissa, Sociedad Anónima Deportiva
Nickname(s)La S (The "S")
El Monstruo Morado (The Purple Monster)
Foondit16 July 1935
GroundEstadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
Nickname: La Cueva del Monstruo (The Monster's Cave),
San José, Costa Rica
Ground Capacity23,281
AwnerCosta Rica Horizonte Morado
ChairmanJuan Carlos Rojas Callán
ManagerCosta Rica Rónald González Brenes
LeagueCosta Rican FPD
2014 VeranoRegular Season: 1st
Playoffs: Final (Champion)
Current saison

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.[1]

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).

The club wis chosen bi the IFFHS as the CONCACAF team o the 20t Century.[2] This event gave Saprissa world wide recognition.

HonoursEedit

NaitionalEedit

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
2013

InternaitionalEedit

Winners (3): 1993, 1995, 2005
Runners-up (4): 1970, 1973, 2004, 2008
Winners (5): 1972, 1973, 1978, 1998, 2003
Runners-up (7): 1971, 1974, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007
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
Third Place (1): 2005

Internaitional levelEedit

Record versus ither naitions' teamsEedit

As o 2012-01-13

The Concacaf opponents below = Offeecial tournament results: (Plus a sampling of other results)

Opponent Last Meeting G W D L F A PTS +/-
  Al Ittihad 18 – Dec – 2005 1 1 0 0 3 2 3 +1
  Alianza 24 – Feb – 2000 16 8 5 3 29 16 26 +13
  América 08 - Feb - 2001 5 0 2 3 8 12 2 -4
  Árabe Unido 00 – ??? – 0000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Atlante 20 – Mar – 2008 2 1 0 1 4 2 3 +2
  Atlético Madrid 04 - Aug - 2012 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Atlético Nacional 03 - Apr - 1997 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 -1
  Aurora 26 – Nov – 1998 15 6 6 3 25 19 19 +6
  FK Austria Wien 27 – Dec – 1959 3 1 0 2 4 10 2 -6
  Banfield 12 – Aug – 1974 3 1 1 1 3 5 3 -2
  Borussia Dortmund 01 – Oct – 1994 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
  Chicago Fire 21 – Apr – 2004 2 1 0 1 3 2 3 +1
  Columbus Crew 29 – Sep – 2009 4 1 2 1 4 3 5 +1
  Comunicaciones 21 – Dec – 2003 25 11 9 5 38 29 37 +9
  Cruz Azul 20- Oct - 2009 6 1 2 3 5 12 5 -7
  Cruzeiro Esporte Clube 14 - Mar - 1971 2 1 1 0 4 2 3 +2
  Defensor Sporting 29 - Jan - 2008 1 0 1 0 3 3 1 0
  D.C. United 09 – Oct – 2008 2 1 1 0 4 2 4 +2
  Estudiantes de La Plata 26 – Dec – 1965 2 0 2 0 3 3 2 0
  FAS 3 – Dec – 2004 6 4 2 0 10 4 12 +6
  Fulham 20 - Jul - 2013 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 0
  Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense 19 - May - 1985 2 0 1 1 2 5 1 -3
  Hertha Berlin 09 - Jul - 2005 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 -2
  Houston Dynamo 09 – Apr – 2008 2 1 1 0 3 0 4 +3
  Independiente Medellín 10 – Sep – 1996 2 1 1 0 3 2 4 +1
  Club León 16 – Aug – 1998 3 1 2 0 4 2 5 +2
  Liverpool 15 – Dec – 2005 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 -3
  Los Angeles Galaxy 08 – Mar – 2006 2 1 1 0 3 2 4 +1
  Luis Ángel Firpo 21 – Jul – 1999 4 2 1 1 7 4 6 +3
  Maccabi Haifa F.C. 20 – Apr – 1959 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 +1
  Monarcas Morelia 19 - Mar - 2002 2 1 0 1 1 2 3 -1
  Monterrey 28 – Sep – 2010 4 0 3 1 5 6 3 -1
  Motagua 07 – Dec – 2007 15 9 5 1 24 7 24 +17
  Municipal 12 – Sep – 2001 21 7 10 4 22 16 27 +6
  Nacional Montevideo 30- Jan - 2008 3 0 3 0 3 3 3 0
  Necaxa 28 - Sep - 1999 3 0 2 1 3 4 2 -1
  Olimpia 28 - Jan - 2008 2 1 1 0 5 3 4 +2
  Olimpia 03 – Mar – 2011 15 9 2 4 27 19 25 +8
  Pachuca 19 – Mar – 2008 4 1 1 2 5 6 4 -1
  C.A. Peñarol 08 – Jan – 2007 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Puebla 02 – Sep – 1993 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 0
  UNAM 11 – May – 2005 2 1 0 1 3 2 3 +1
  Racing Club de Avellaneda 09 - Feb - 1975 5 1 2 2 7 9 4 -2
  Real España 20 – Nov – 1998 8 3 1 4 10 10 7 0
  Real Estelí 23 – Aug – 2006 7 6 1 0 16 3 0 +19
  Real Madrid 08 – Aug – 1961 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 -2
  San Francisco 00 – ??? – 0000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Santos FC 18 - Feb - 1972 4 0 1 3 8 16 1 -8
  Seattle Sounders FC 10 – Oct– 2010 2 2 0 0 4 1 6 +3
  Sion 09 – Jul – 2010 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 +1
  Sochaux 11 – Jul – 2010 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
  Sparta Prague 08 - Jul - 2005 2 0 1 1 3 5 1 -2
  Sporting Kansas City 16 – Mar – 2005 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 +1
  Sydney FC 12 – Dec – 2005 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 +1
  Tauro 15 – Aug – 2001 3 2 1 0 6 2 6 +4
  Toluca 29 - Mar - 2006 3 1 1 1 4 5 4 -1
  Club Deportivo Universidad Católica 23 - Jul - 2011 6 3 0 3 10 12 9 -2
Totals

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Club World Ranking Top 350 (1 September 2007 - 31 August 2008)". International Federation of Football History & Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2008.
  2. "Central and North America's club of the Century". IFFHS official website. Retrieved 8 October 2009.

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