Many people would say that football is only savory if it’s played in Europe. And there is truth to this. European football is really the best in the world. But this doesn’t mean that there aren’t teams with excellent players in the rest of the world. One such hotspot of top players is, believe it or not, Central America. There are many teams that are worthy of attention in this region. Below you will find some of the best football teams to be found in the region of Central America.
The best teams
The first name that springs immediately to mind when it comes to Central American football is Deportivo Saprissa. This team is the leading and most popular club of the country Costa Rica. It’s originally founded by the legendary player of Espanyol, Ricardo Saprissa. You just need to throw one look in the trophy cabin of this club to see what it’s about. In fact, Deportivo Saprissa have won their first league no less than 34 times, in total. But their success doesn’t end there. They managed to make huge international wins, too. They have won the CONCACAF Champions League three times. This is not a small feat for a team from Costa Rica. The thing to note here is that Deportivo Saprissa is definitely not the only quality team stemming from Costa Rica. There are the teams of Herediano and Alajuelense, to name a few. These teams are also big in their country. But they are no way near the might and popularity of Deportivo Saprissa.
Then there’s the country of Honduras. You’d be surprised to learn that these relatively small countries have fantastic football teams. One such team coming from Honduras is Olimpia. They have won the national title 30 times, in total. Also, they have had international success, too, by winning the CONCAF league recently. So, they are definitely a big club with a tradition.
You can also look into some of the other countries in the region, too. For example, there’s the country of Guatemala. This country has some solid football clubs, too. Some of the best football clubs coming from this country are Municipal and Comunicaciones. If you see their track record, you will see that they are definitely worthy of being on the list of top teams in Central America. They have a nigh-perfect track record of destroying their competition and winning trophies in the process of doing so. They also have some fantastic, very talented players in their ranks.
We can’t really forget about the small country of El Salvador. Despite it being small, it has a lot to offer in terms of the quality of football being played. Now, the biggest teams in this country are Aguila and FAS. If you want to see some top-notch football in Central America, and in El Salvador in specific, then you should definitely see some of the games that these two clubs play.
So, there you have it. We have mentioned the names of some of the biggest and best football teams in Central America. But it goes without saying that we can’t really cover them all. You need to do some additional research of your own if you’re interested in learning more. Watching a game or two of these clubs is definitely something that you should do if you wish to witness some good football taking place.