Costa Rica is easily the most successful team in Copa Centromericana history, capturing the title a record eight times, including the last two.
In the 2014 final, the Ticos rallied for a 2-1 victory over Guatemala as Bryan Ruiz (28’) and Juan Bustos netted after Carlos Ruiz (25’ pen) struck for the game’s first goal.
Since then, Costa Rica reached the quarterfinals of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, ultimately being eliminated 1-0 by eventual-champion Mexico.
The Costa Ricans have excelled in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and currently top the final round table with a 2W-0D-0L record. In eight overall games, they are a nearly perfect 7-1-0, scoring 17 goals and conceding only three.
- Costa Rica holds Copa Centroamericana records for most wins (35) and most goals scored (103).
- The retired Rolando Fonseca is the Copa Centroamericana’s all-time leading scorer (19 goals … more goals than the country of Belize has scored in 10 overall trips to the tournament).
- Fonseca scored at least one goal in six different editions of the competition (1993: 1, 1995: 3, 1997: 4,