Costa-Rica Liga FPD
The Liga de Fútbol de Primera División, commonly known as Liga FPD, and Liga Promérica for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional association football division in Costa Rica. It is administered by the Unión de Clubes de Fútbol de la Primera División (UNAFUT). The league consists of 12 teams, with the last-placed team relegated to the Liga de Ascenso. The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) ranks the Liga FPD as the 51st strongest league in the world, and the 2nd strongest within CONCACAF, behind Mexico's Liga MX. The league was founded in 1921, with Herediano crowned as the first champions. Saprissa is the most successful club having won the championship a record 34 times. Saprissa, joined with Alajuelense (29 titles) and Herediano (28 titles) have dominated the league.