Limon Black Star

Limon Black Star

Leagues Played
Costa Rica Segunda 16
Links
Wikipedia

Fixtures

Costa Rica Segunda 08/14 21:00 4 Limon Black Star vs Escorpiones de Belen FC - View
Costa Rica Segunda 08/21 20:00 5 San Jose FC vs Limon Black Star - View
Costa Rica Segunda 08/24 21:00 6 Limon Black Star vs Cariari Pococi - View
Costa Rica Segunda 08/28 20:00 7 Santa Ana vs Limon Black Star - View
Costa Rica Segunda 09/04 21:00 8 Limon Black Star vs FC Aserri - View
Costa Rica Segunda 09/07 21:00 9 CS Uruguay de Coronado vs Limon Black Star - View

Results

Costa Rica Segunda 08/06 20:00 2 Futbol Consultants Moravia v Limon Black Star D 1-1
Costa Rica Segunda 07/30 19:00 1 Limon Black Star v Municipal Turrialba D 1-1

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 2 1 1
Wins 0 0 0
Draws 2 1 1
Losses 0 0 0
Goals for 2 1 1
Goals against 2 1 1
Clean sheets 0 0 0
Failed to score 0 0 0

Wikipedia - Limón Black Star

Limón Black Star is a Costa Rican association football team based in Limón. It is set to make its debut in the Segunda División de Costa Rica, starting in the 2022–23 season.

The team originated in the aftermath of Limón's demise in 2021 due to financial irregularities. Local businessmen purchased the franchise of Marineros de Puntarenas to rellocate the team to Limón.

Its name is an homage to the Liberty Hall, commonly known as the Black Star Line. This hall, which was destroyed by fire in April 2016, was an important landmark of downtown Limón, and a symbol of Afro–Costa Ricans, particularly those within the Limón Province.

The team uses the Pan-African colours in homage to the Rastafari movement, ditching the traditional green color used by previous teams in the city such as Limonense and Limón.

History

During the first half of 2021, Limón entered "a series of bad decisions" that ultimately led to the team's relegation to the Liga de Ascenso. Despite efforts to nullify the 2020–21 Liga FPD season and avoid relegation, the club's situation worsened. The club had accumulated numerous delayed payments to the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, which prevented them from playing matches in the Liga de Ascenso. By January 2022, Limón had accumulated over ₡98 million in debts to the Security Fund. The club could not solve the situation and was officially relegated to the Tercera Division de Costa Rica, losing its category as a professional team.

Immediately after the team's disappearance, former administrative manager Celso Gamboa announced his intentions of acquiring the franchise of Marineros de Puntarenas, a team based in Puntarenas that struggled in coexisting with the more traditional Puntarenas F.C. On 28 April 2022, the acquisition of Marineros was officially confirmed, and the team was renamed to Limón Black Star. The name is an allusion of the Liberty Hall, also known as the Black Star Line, a prominent landmark in downtown Limón and a symbol of Afro-Costa Rican culture, which was destroyed by a fire in April 2016.

On 25 May 2022, the new team's administration announced the badge and colours, adopting the Pan-African colouring due to the Rastafari movement and the city's historical ties with the Afro-Caribbean people.