Puntarenas F.C.

Football club infobox
clubname = Puntarenas F.C.

fullname = Puntarenas Fútbol Club
Sociedad Anónima Deportiva
nickname = Chuchequeros, Naranjas or Porteños
founded = June 30, 2004
ground = Estadio Lito Pérez
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
capacity = 4,105
chairman = flagicon|CRC Adrián Castro
manager = flagicon|CRC Javier Delgado
league = Primera División de Costa Rica (UNAFUT)
season = Apertura 2008
Current Position| position = 4th Group A - 7th League
shirtsupplier = PFC shirtsponsors = Sony|Coopemex|Teletica|Coca-Cola

Puntarenas F.C.S.A.D. is a Costa Rican football club, currently competing in the Primera División de Costa Rica (UNAFUT).The team plays its home games in the Estadio Miguel "Lito" Pérez nicknamed “Olla Mágica” ("Pressure Cooker") in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, known by that name because of the high temperatures of the zone and the unstopping support from the fans along the games.


The club was founded in 2004, and is basically a spinoff of the A.D. Municipal Puntarenas founded in January 9, 1952 which until 2002 had spent 34 seasons in the Primera División de Costa Rica. A.D. Municipal Puntarenas won their first and only division title in the 1986 season against LD Alajuelense, they also finished second three more times. Now playing in the second division "Liga de Ascenso" (LIFUSE).

Puntarenas F.C. counts with the supporter group "La Samba Primeira" that brings cheers and music to the local games. Puntarenas F.C. played its first game on August 22, 2004 in Estadio Miguel "Lito" Pérez, beating Asociación Deportiva Belén 2-1. They have become one of the most important teams in the Primera División de Costa Rica , being in the first 3 places in their first 3 years as a new team, starting a rivalry with Deportivo Saprissa and LD Alajuelense the most important teams in the country. According to IFFHS Club World Ranking, Puntarenas F.C. ranks 342 (285) in the World, making them one of the best squads in Costa Rica and in the UNCAF region.


On February 15, 2008 Puntarenas F.C. unveiled its new crest and mascot at an event at Capitán Moreno, a local restaurant. "Sharkman" is represented by a shark and Costa Rican media has dub the team "Los Tiburones", but note the team's name remains the same. The colors of the Puntarenas F.C. crest are orange, black and white.

Home stadium

Puntarenas F.C. plays its home matches at Estadio Municipal de Puntarenas Miguel "Lito" Pérez (2004–)

=Current squad 2008/09= "The players and numbers are established according to the official website: [http://www.pfc.co.cr www.pfc.co.cr]

Fs player|no=4|nat=Costa Rica|name=Erick Sánchez|pos=DF

Notable players

*flagicon|Uruguay Miguel Mansilla
* "Leoni"
* "La Sardina"
*flagicon|Brazil Everaldo da Costa
* "El Flaco"
* "El Diablo"
*flagicon|Brazil Luis F. Texeira
* "La Escopeta"
* "El Carraco"
* "El Bomberito"
* "Pin"
*flagicon|Belize Shane Orio

Costa Rican National Championships

Primera División de Costa Rica Copa UNAFUT:
* Champion (0):
* Runner-Up (1): 2005/2006
* Third Place (1): 2006/2007

Primera División de Costa Rica Short-Tournament Championships

* Apertura
** Champion (0):
** Runner-Up (0):

* Clausura
** Champion (0):
** Runner-Up (0):

International Tournament Championships

Copa Interclubes UNCAF:
* Champion (1): 2006

International Competitions

CONCACAF Champions' Cup
* 2007 Quarterfinals v. Houston Dynamo -- 0:1, 2:0 (Dynamo advances 2:1 on aggregate)

Copa Interclubes UNCAF:
* 2006 First Round v. Hankook Verdes -- 5:0, 1:1 (Puntarenas FC advances 6:1 on aggregate)
* 2006 Quarterfinals v. Alajuelense -- 0:3, 2:0 (Puntarenas FC advances 5:0 on aggregate)
* 2006 Semifinals v. Marquense -- 2:0, 0:0 (Puntarenas FC qualify 2:0 on aggregate)
* 2006 Final v. Olimpia -- 3:2, 1:0-1:3 (Puntarenas FC Champion and qualify to 2007 CONCACAF Champion's Cup)
* 2007 First Round v. FC Belize -- 3:0, 0:0 (Puntarenas FC advances 3:0 on aggregate)
* 2007 Quarterfinals v. Saprissa -- 1:1, 2:1 (Saprissa advances 3:2 on aggregate)


* Costa Rica - List of Champions and Runners Up [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesc/coschamp.html RSSSF]

External links

*es icon [http://www.pfc.co.cr/ Official Website of Puntarenas FC]
*es icon [http://www.unafut.com/ UNAFUT - Primera División]
*es icon [http://www.ligadeascenso.com/ LIFUSE - Segunda División]
*es icon [http://www.fedefutbol.com/ FEDEFUTBOL - Federación Costarricense de Fútbol]
*es icon [http://www.munipuntarenas.go.cr/ Municipalidad de Puntarenas]
*es iconen iconfr iconde icon [http://www.iffhs.de International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS)]

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