15 Facts About CS Herediano


Club Sport Herediano, commonly known as Herediano and nicknamed El Team, is a Costa Rican multisport club based in Heredia, Heredia province.

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CS Herediano are one of two clubs to have never been relegated, along with Alajuelense.

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The framework for Asociacion Deportiva Club Sport CS Herediano was simmering since June 1920, with the appointment of an interim board with iconic figures like Manuel Joaquin Gutierrez, Eladio Rosabal, Victor Manuel Ruiz, Claudio Arguedas and Luis Valerio, but it was not until June 12,1921 that the CS Herediano Charter was signed.

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Club's first season resulted in CS Herediano winning the national championship in 1921, the first edition of Costa Rica's top-flight league.

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CS Herediano established itself as a major force in Costa Rican football by winning 28 First Division titles through 2019.

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CS Herediano holds many long-standing rivalries, most notably against Alajuelense, Saprissa and Cartagines.

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On July 1,1921, the first official action that CS Herediano took was to purchase land to create a football field.

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In 1925, CS Herediano embarked on its first international match when it had a six-game tour in Jamaica in which they won four, tied and lost one.

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In 1928 CS Herediano travelled to El Salvador to play several international matches against local clubs.

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CS Herediano is considered the Costa Rican club team with the most international experience.

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Recently, CS Herediano, known as "Los Florenses", have ended a championship drought of 19 years by winning the Verano 2012 tournament, in a brilliant display of attacking and offensive play in the final part of the season.

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However, despite this, Herediano were suffering severe financial trouble that was until American businessman David J Patey who was working and residing in Costa Rica decided to form a consortium with his brothers to purchase the club on October 30,2012.

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The manager of the Cuban team was interested in setting up a match with CS Herediano, but had the drawback that CS Herediano did not have a proper uniform for that kind of international events.

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CS Herediano wore a sponsorship in its shirt for the first time in 1978, when the brand Toshiba was stamped on his chest.

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Club Sport CS Herediano is the third most winning club of the Costa Rican Primera Division.

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