LD Alajuelense

Liga Deportiva Alajuelense is a football club based in Alajuela, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. Alajuelense is the reigning Costa Rican champion, and with 29 titles, together with the archrival CD Saprissa, record champion of the country.


LD Alajuense was founded on 18 June 1919. 1921, the club one of the seven founding clubs of the Primera División was. After the club in the first season was only recently, in 1928 succeeded the first time winning the Costa Rican championship.

Meanwhile, the team won 28 national championships and is therefore in close duel with Deportivo Saprissa. The two teams dominate since 1993 practically the championship.

LD Alajuense but has drawn attention to himself on the international stage. Two time the club won the CONCACAF Champions Cup and three times the prestigious Copa Copa Centroamericana Inter Clubes.


In addition to participating in the premier league LD Alajuelense takes under the name " Alajuela Junior" also at play operation of the second Costa Rican league, the Liga de Ascenso Segunda División - part. For Alajuela Junior running on mostly U23 players and players that are in the building workout. The right to attend the second division Alajuela secured for 2012/13 season to go through a takeover of the franchise of the riser Finca Austria Nosara FC for three years, as this club did not have sufficient financial resources in order to survive in the second division can.

Meanwhile, the former women's football club UCEM Alajuela has the LD Alajuelense connected.


LD Alajuelense plays its home games at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto club's own. The 1942 opened stadium holds 18,000 spectators and since 1966 bears the name of Alejandro Morera Soto, who is regarded as perhaps the greatest footballers of Costa Rica and played in the 1930s at FC Barcelona. The stadium is sometimes called la catedral del fútbol de Costa Rica, " the Costa Rican football cathedral ".

In addition to the stadium of the main rivals, the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, it was also one of the two main venues for matches involving the national team of Costa Rica during the construction of the new Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.


  • CONCACAF Champions Cup: 1986, 2004
  • Copa Centroamericana, Copa Inter Clubes: 1996, 2002, 2005
  • Master of Costa Rica: ( 29x) 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, Invierno 2012, Invierno 2013