Campeonato Banco Popular
FIFA Region
CONCACAF
Season
2020-2021
Location
Costa Rica
Abbreviation
CRC1

Summary

The Primera División de Costa Rica (CRC1), or Liga FPD, or Campeonato Banco Popular, is the top level of league style football competition in Costa Rica. The CRC1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

If the same team wins both the 2020-2021 Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura, then the runner-up with the most 2020-2021 CRC1 Aggregate Table points from both torneos is awarded the 2nd 2022 CONCACAF League berth.

Leagues Pyramid - Costa Rica

Abbrev League # of Teams
CRC1 Campeonato Banco Popular
(Liga FPD)
12
CRC2 Liga de Ascenso (Segunda División) 18
CRC3 Tercera División de Costa Rica 64

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Apertura - Regular
15 Aug 2020 - 6 Dec 2020
Apertura - Playoffs
9 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
Clausura - Regular
12 Jan 2021 - 8 May 2021
Clausura - Playoffs
11 May 2021 - 1 Jun 2021
 12: CRC1 (11), CRC2 (1)

Season Format

Due to COVID-19, for the 2020 Torneo Apertura, the 12 CRC1 teams were split into 2 groups of 6. Each team then played Home-Away matches with the other 5 teams in their group and 1 match against each team in the other group for 16 Regular season league matches per team.

The 2020-2021 CRC1 season is split into two championships, the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura. In each torneo, each CRC1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 11 CRC1 teams for 22 Regular season league matches per team. A playoff is held upon the completion of each torneo to determine the torneo champion. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) head-to-head points, (4) head-to-head goal difference, (5) head-to-head goals scored, then (6) a draw.

Playoffs

Upon completion of each torneo, a playoff is held where the top 2 teams in each group compete in the Home/Away highest aggregate goals wins Semifinals. The winner of the Semifinals compete in the Home/Away highest aggregate goals wins Finals.

Relegation

Upon completion of 2020-2021 Torneo Clausura, the team with the lowest number of 2020-2021 CRC1 Aggregate Table points will be relegated to the CRC2.


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Torneo Clausura

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1LD Alajuelense 22 -0-06-40411 -0-0320211 -0-03202
2Sporting San José FC 11 -0-03-32111 -0-0332100 -0-00000
3CS Cartaginés 11 -0-03-10111 -0-0310100 -0-00000
4ADR Jicaral 20 -2-02-33010 -1-0111010 -1-01220
5Deportivo Saprissa 20 -2-02-22010 -1-0122010 -1-01000
6AD San Carlos 10 -1-01-11000 -0-0000010 -1-01110
7AD Grecia 10 -1-01-00010 -1-0100000 -0-00000
8Herediano 10 -0-10-23-100 -0-0000010 -0-1023-1
9Santos de Guápiles FC 10 -0-10-01-100 -0-0000010 -0-1001-1
10Pérez Zeledón 10 -0-10-02-200 -0-0000010 -0-1002-2
11Limón FC 10 -0-10-02-210 -0-1002-200 -0-00000
12Guadalupe FC 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Clausura - Semifinals
Relegation Playoff

Apertura - Finals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateHerediano () 02 LD Alajuelense () 
16.12.20Herediano 01 LD AlajuelenseEstadio Nacional de Costa Rica
20.12.20LD Alajuelense 10 HeredianoEstadio Alejandro Morera Soto-Scotiabank

Apertura - Semifinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateCS Cartaginés () 34 LD Alajuelense () 
10.12.20CS Cartaginés 23 LD AlajuelenseEstadio José Rafael Fello Meza Ivankovich
12.12.20LD Alajuelense 11 CS CartaginésEstadio Alejandro Morera Soto-Scotiabank
AggregateHerediano () 41 Deportivo Saprissa () 
10.12.20Herediano 30 Deportivo SaprissaEstadio Nacional de Costa Rica
13.12.20Deportivo Saprissa 11 HeredianoEstadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá

Torneo Apertura

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
Group A
1LD Alajuelense 1612 -1-337-36181885 -1-216179887 -0-12119910
2Herediano 167 -5-426-2719884 -2-2141610683 -3-2121192
3Guadalupe FC 166 -3-721-2527-284 -2-2141610682 -1-57917-8
4Pérez Zeledón 164 -3-915-2034-1482 -3-391015-582 -0-661019-9
5Santos de Guápiles FC 162 -8-614-1224-1280 -6-26512-782 -2-48712-5
6AD Grecia 162 -4-1010-1426-1282 -2-48811-380 -2-62615-9
Group B
1Deportivo Saprissa 169 -3-430-29161385 -1-216189984 -2-2141174
2CS Cartaginés 169 -2-529-32161686 -1-1191951483 -1-41013112
3AD San Carlos 166 -5-523-1415-184 -3-115105582 -2-48410-6
4Limón FC 166 -5-523-1524-984 -2-21489-182 -3-39715-8
5ADR Jicaral 164 -6-618-1415-184 -1-31386280 -5-3569-3
6Sporting San José FC 165 -3-818-2024-484 -0-4121210281 -3-46814-6
Apertura - Semifinals
Relegation Playoff

Fixtures

Sun - 17 Jan 2021
 CS Cartaginés   Guadalupe FCEstadio José Rafael Fello Meza Ivankovich
 Santos de Guápiles FC   Pérez ZeledónEstadio Ebal Rodríguez
 AD Grecia   Sporting San José FCEstadio Allen Riggioni Suárez
 AD San Carlos   HeredianoEstadio Carlos Ugalde álvarez
Tue - 19 Jan 2021
 Deportivo Saprissa   Sporting San José FCEstadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
 Pérez Zeledón   CS CartaginésPolideportivo de Pérez Zeledón
 ADR Jicaral   Limón FCCancha de la Asociación Cívica
 AD San Carlos   Guadalupe FCEstadio Carlos Ugalde Álvarez
 Santos de Guápiles FC   LD AlajuelenseEstadio Ebal Rodríguez
 Herediano   AD GreciaEstadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero
Sat - 23 Jan 2021
 AD Grecia   Pérez ZeledónEstadio Allen Riggioni Suárez
 ADR Jicaral   HeredianoCancha de la Asociación Cívica
 CS Cartaginés   Limón FCEstadio José Rafael Fello Meza Ivankovich
 Guadalupe FC   Deportivo SaprissaEstadio Colleya Fonseca
 LD Alajuelense   AD San CarlosEstadio Alejandro Morera Soto-Scotiabank
 Sporting San José FC   Santos de Guápiles FCEstadio Ernesto Rohrmoser Lahmann
Sat - 30 Jan 2021
 AD San Carlos   Sporting San José FCEstadio Carlos Ugalde Álvarez
 Santos de Guápiles FC   Guadalupe FCEstadio Ebal Rodríguez
 Herediano   LD AlajuelenseEstadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero
 Deportivo Saprissa   CS CartaginésEstadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá

Results

Sat - 16 Jan 2021
 Deportivo Saprissa 22 ADR JicaralEstadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
 Limón FC 02 LD AlajuelenseEstadio Ebal Rodríguez
Thu - 14 Jan 2021
 CS Cartaginés 10 Santos de Guápiles FCEstadio José Rafael Fello Meza Ivankovich
 Sporting San José FC 32 HeredianoEstadio Ernesto Rohrmoser Lahmann
Wed - 13 Jan 2021
 LD Alajuelense 20 Pérez ZeledónEstadio Alejandro Morera Soto-Scotiabank
 AD Grecia 00 Deportivo SaprissaEstadio Allen Riggioni Suárez
 ADR Jicaral 11 AD San CarlosCancha de la Asociación Cívica
Tue - 12 Jan 2021
 Guadalupe FC PSPD Limón FCEstadio Colleya Fonseca
Sun - 6 Dec 2020
 Guadalupe FC 30 AD San CarlosEstadio Colleya Fonseca
 Pérez Zeledón 14 CS CartaginésPolideportivo de Pérez Zeledón
 AD Grecia 03 Deportivo SaprissaEstadio Allen Riggioni Suárez
Sat - 5 Dec 2020
 LD Alajuelense 41 Limón FCEstadio Alejandro Morera Soto-Scotiabank
 Sporting San José FC 31 Santos de Guápiles FCEstadio Ernesto Rohrmoser Lahmann
 ADR Jicaral 00 HeredianoCancha de la Asociación Cívica
Wed - 2 Dec 2020
 Limón FC 14 HeredianoEstadio Ebal Rodríguez
Sun - 22 Nov 2020
 Herediano 23 Deportivo SaprissaEstadio Nacional de Costa Rica
Wed - 18 Nov 2020
 Santos de Guápiles FC 00 Deportivo SaprissaEstadio Ebal Rodríguez
Tue - 17 Nov 2020
 CS Cartaginés 01 HeredianoEstadio José Rafael Fello Meza Ivankovich
Sun - 15 Nov 2020
 Pérez Zeledón 11 ADR JicaralPolideportivo de Pérez Zeledón
 AD San Carlos 10 LD AlajuelenseEstadio Carlos Ugalde Álvarez