Club Name: Asociacion Deportiva Guanacasteca

Stadium: Estadio Chorotega

Nickname(s): La Furia de la Pampa

Manager: Minor Diaz

Club Honors

Liga De Ascenco: 2 

Style of Play

Guanacasteca plays in a 5-4-1. Guanacasteca does not play like a 5-4-1.

The most utilized formation in Costa Rica experiences an aggressive makeover in Guanacaste. A predictable low block is countered by an aggressive pressing game. Opposing defenders are baited into unnecessary turnovers. Naturally, goal-scoring opportunities are created, but individual weaknesses are also left exposed and later exploited with an even more aggressive press higher up the pitch. 

On the ball, it’s route-one futbol for Guanacasteca. The objective is to send the ball vertically and inside the area as quickly possible. Even if a goal-scoring opportunity isn’t produced, the ariel duels allow for countless fouls in the attacking half. 

Set-piece goals are an extension of Guanacasteca’s attack in these moments. It’s a sustainable style of play for a club looking to survive promotion. 

Best XI


Joseph Bolaños

Joseph Bolaños is a persistent threat on and off the ball. His ability to beat defenders on the dribble and at pace is expected. It’s his pressing ability as the first defender that wears out opposing defenders.

Yeison Molina

Few center backs in Costa Rica can break defensive lines with a single pass. Yeison Molina is one of them. Molina has the same stopper qualities of his counterparts on the backline, but his ability on the ball allows Guanacasteca to transition into the attack seamlessly. 

Anthony Contreras

It needed to be Anthony Contreras. Guanacasteca would not survive the season relying on a 40-year-old Leandro Adams at striker. Contreras’ hold-up play has incorporated another layer to Guanacasteca’s attack, but it needs to develop more if they want to stave off relegation.

Squad Overview

#Player NamePositionPlaying Style
1Luis Diego SequieraGKShot Stopper
35Antonio TorresGKAerial Dominant
15Edder NelsonRBBalanced
20Pedro LealLBAttacking Fullback
4Kenneth GuzmanCBStopper
24Jose MartinezCBStopper
82Jeyland MitchellCBStopper
5Yelson MolinaCBBalanced
3Fernando PiñarCBStopper
25Christian ReyesCBSweeper
14Roger DiazDMDestroyer
8Dayron SanchezDMBox-to-Box
12Josimar OliveroCMBox-to-Box
66Diego Velasquez10Creative Playmaker
18Joseph BolañosWingerPlaymaking Winger
87Kendrick Enriquez
84Shawn Johnson
16Nextaly RodriguezWingerPlaymaking Winger
9Leonardo Adams9Target Man
7Anthony Contreras9Target Man
21Pablo Cordoba9Target Man
29Alejandro Ruiz9N/A