Sports in Nicaragua

Nicaragua at Athletics

Nicaraguan Athletes

  • Jessica Aguilera
  • Edgar Cortez
  • Jessica Aguilera
  • Edgar Cortez
  • Ingrid Yahoska Narvaez
  • Juan Miguel Zeledón
  • Jessica Aguilera
  • Ingrid Yahoska Narvaez
  • Juan Miguel Zeledón

Central American Championships in Athletics Winners

  Year City Country Date Venue No. of Events Winner Team Ranking
1st 1958 Guatemala City  Guatemala        
2nd 1965 San Salvador El Salvador        
3rd 1967 Guatemala City  Guatemala April 7-9 Estadio Mateo Flores    
4th 1968 Managua  Nicaragua March 15-18 Estadio Somoza    
5th 1970 Guatemala City  Guatemala December 4-6 Estadio Mateo Flores    
6th 1971 San José  Costa Rica November 19-21 Pista Eduardo Garnier    Costa Rica
7th 1972 Panama City  Panama November 24-26 Estadio Revolución    Panama
8th 1975 San José  Costa Rica November 26-29 Estadio Nacional 36  Costa Rica
9th 1980            
10th 1984            
11th 1991 Tegucigalpa  Honduras June      
12th 1996            
13th 1998 Guatemala City  Guatemala November 27-28 Estadio Mateo Flores    
14th 2002 San José  Costa Rica October 12-13 Estadio Nacional 38  Costa Rica
15th 2003 Guatemala City  Guatemala June 20-21 Estadio Cementos Progreso 41  Guatemala
16th 2004 Managua  Nicaragua September 25-26 Estadio de Atletismo del Instituto Nicaragüense de Deportes 42  Costa Rica
17th 2005 San José  Costa Rica June 3-4 Estadio Nacional 44  Costa Rica
18th 2007 San José  Costa Rica June 8-9 Estadio Nacional 44  Costa Rica
19th 2008 San Pedro Sula  Honduras June 27-28 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano 43  Guatemala
20th 2009 Guatemala City  Guatemala June 12-13 Estadio Cementos Progreso 40  Guatemala
21st 2010 Guatemala City  Guatemala September 17-18 Estadio Mateo Flores 40  Guatemala
22nd 2011 San José  Costa Rica June 24-26 Estadio Nacional 43  Costa Rica
23rd 2012 Managua  Nicaragua June 15-17 Estadio de Atletismo del Instituto Nicaragüense de Deportes 44  Costa Rica
24th 2013 Managua  Nicaragua June 21-23 Estadio de Atletismo del Instituto Nicaragüense de Deportes 43  Costa Rica
25th 2014 Tegucigalpa  Honduras June 20-23      

Central American Junior and Youth Championships in Athletics Winners

Edition Junior/Youth Year City Country Date Venue No. of Athletes Winner Team Ranking
  1975 Ciudad de Guatemala  Guatemala        
  1994     June      
  1995 San Salvador  El Salvador August 19-21      
X / V 1997 Ciudad de Guatemala  Guatemala June 20-22      
XI / VI 1998    Nicaragua May 29–30      
XII / VII 1999 Puerto Barrios, Izabal  Guatemala June 12–13      
XIII / VIII 2000 San José  Costa Rica June 16–18 Estadio Nacional 561  Costa Rica
XIV / IX 2001 San Salvador  El Salvador September 21–23      
XV / X 2002 Ciudad de Guatemala  Guatemala May 24–26      
XVI / XI 2003 San José  Costa Rica September 4–6 Estadio Nacional 301  Costa Rica
XVII / XII 2004 San José  Costa Rica June 11–12 Estadio Nacional 279  Costa Rica
XVIII / XIII 2005 Managua  Nicaragua May 21–22 Estadio Olímpico Instituto Nicaragüense de Juventud y Deportes 250  Costa Rica
XIX / XIV 2006 Ciudad de Guatemala  Guatemala May 11–13 Estadio Cementos Progreso    Guatemala
XX / XV 2007 San Salvador  El Salvador May 25–27 Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca "Magico Gonzalez" 320  Costa Rica
XXI / XVI 2008 San Salvador  El Salvador July 19–20 Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca "Magico Gonzalez" 372  El Salvador
XXII / XVII 2009 San Salvador  El Salvador May 16–17 Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca "Magico Gonzalez" 218  Guatemala
XXIII / XVIII 2010 Ciudad de Panamá  Panama May 28–29 Estadio Rommel Fernandez 250  Costa Rica
XXIV / XIX 2011 San Salvador  El Salvador June 18–19 Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca "Magico Gonzalez" 245  Costa Rica
XXV / XX 2012 San Salvador  El Salvador May 25–27 Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca "Magico Gonzalez" 301  Costa Rica
XXVI / XXI 2013 San José  Costa Rica May 24–26 Estadio Nacional 247  Costa Rica
XXVII / XXII 2014 Managua  Nicaragua May 23–25 Estadio de Atletismo del Instituto Nicaragüense de Deportes 332  Guatemala

Nicaragua at Baseball

Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League Winners

Season Champion
1957-58 Leones de León
1958-59 Oriental
1959-60 Leones de León
1960-61 No champion
1961-62 Marlboro (Panamá)
1962-63 Indios del Bóer
1963-64 5 Estrellas
1964-65 Indios del Bóer
1965-66 Indios del Bóer
1966-67 5 Estrellas
2004-05 Leones de León
2005-06 Tigres de Chinandega
2006-07 Indios del Bóer
2007-08 Indios del Bóer
2008-09 Season suspended
2009-10 Leones de León
2010-11 Indios del Bóer
2011-12 Indios del Bóer
2012-13 Tigres de Chinandega
2013-14 Gigantes de Rivas

Nicaragua National Baseball Team Results

World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Host(s) Round Position W L RS RA Host W L RS RA
2006 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2009 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2013 Did not qualify   0 2 3 14
Total 0/3     - - - - 1/1 0 2 3 14

Olympic Games

Summer Olympics Record

Year Host Round Position W L RS RA
1984 United States Preliminary 5th (tied) 1 2 11 29
1996 United States Finals 4th 4 5 48 48
Total  1/5     4 5 48 48

Pan American Games

  • 1983 : 2nd
  • 1995 : 2nd
  • 2007 : 3rd

Intercontinental Cup

  • 1973 : 4th
  • 1975 : 3rd
  • 1977 : 4th
  • 1979 : 4th
  • 1981 : did not qualify
  • 1983 : 6th
  • 1985 : 7th
  • 1987 : 7th
  • 1989 :  3rd
  • 1991 :  3rd
  • 1993 : 4th
  • 1995 :  3rd
  • 1997 : 5th
  • 1999 : did not qualify
  • 2002 : did not qualify
  • 2006 : did not qualify

Nicaragua at Cricket

Nicaragua National Cricket Team Records

Easter Cup

  • Mar 2008: 3rd place
  • Dec 2008: Did not participate

Nicaragua at Football

Football clubs in Nicaragua

  • América Managua
  • ART Municipal Jalapa
  • Búfalos F.C.
  • Chinandega FC
  • Deportivo Bluefields
  • Deportivo Masatepe
  • Deportivo Santa Cecilia
  • Deportivo Universidad Centroamericana
  • Diriangén FC
  • FC Esteli
  • Flor de Caña FC
  • Fox Villa
  • Juventus Managua
  • Managua F.C.
  • Matagalpa FC
  • Deportivo Ocotal
  • Real Estelí F.C.
  • Real Madriz
  • Real Xolotlán
  • FC San Marcos
  • Scorpión FC
  • UNAN Managua
  • Deportivo Walter Ferretti

Football Competitions in Nicaragua

Copa de Nicaragua Winners

  • 1983 : Deportivo Masaya
  • 1984 : FC San Marcos
  • 1991 : Real Estelí
  • 1995 : FC San Marcos
  • 1996 : Diriangén FC bt Real Estelí
  • 1997 : Diriangén FC 5-0 Deportivo Walter Ferretti
  • 2005 : Deportivo Masatepe 2-0 América Managua

Nicaraguan Football Winners

Year Winner Runner-up
1933 Alas Managua TBD
1934 Club Atletico Managua TBD
1935-1938 No Championship was played None
1939 lido TBD
1940 Diriangén FC TBD
1941 Diriangén FC TBD
1942 Diriangén FC TBD
1943 Diriangén FC TBD
1944 Diriangén FC TBD
1945 Diriangén FC TBD
1946 Ferrocarril TBD
1947 Colegio C-A TBD
1948 Ferrocarril Diriangén FC
1949 Diriangén FC TBD
1950 Aduana TBD
1951 Aduana TBD
1952 No Championship was played none
1953 Diriangén FC TBD
1954 La Salle TBD
1955 Aduana TBD
1956 Diriangén FC TBD
1957 No Championship was played none
1958 Club Atletico Managua TBD
1959 Diriangén FC TBD
1960 La Nica TBD
1961 Deportivo Santa Cecilia TBD
1962-1964 No Championship was played none
1965 Deportivo Santa Cecilia TBD
1966 Flor de Caña FC TBD
1967 Flor de Caña FC TBD
1968 Universidad Centroamericana TBD
1969 Diriangén FC TBD
1970 Diriangén FC TBD
1971 Deportivo Santa Cecilia TBD
1972 Deportivo Santa Cecilia TBD
1973 Deportivo Santa Cecilia TBD
1974 Diriangén FC TBD
1975 Universidad Centroamericana TBD
1976 Universidad Centroamericana TBD
1977 Universidad Centroamericana TBD
1978-1979 No Championship was played none
1980 Bufalos TBD
1981 Diriangén FC TBD
1982 Diriangén FC TBD
1983 Diriangén FC TBD
1984 Deportivo Masaya TBD
1985 America Managua Diriangén FC
1986 Deportivo Masaya TBD
1987 Diriangén FC America Managua
1988 America Managua Diriangén FC
1989 Diriangén FC TBD
1990 America Managua Deportivo Walter Ferretti
1991 Real Estelí Diriangén FC
1992 Diriangén FC TBD
1993 Juventus Managua TBD
1994 Juventus Managua TBD
1994-95 Diriangén FC Real Estelí
1995-96 Diriangén FC Bautista
1996-97 Diriangén FC Real Estelí
1997-98 Deportivo Walter Ferretti Masachapa
1998–1999 Real Estelí Diriangén FC
1999-2000 Diriangén FC Deportivo Walter Ferreti
2000–2001 Deportivo Walter Ferreti Diriangén FC
2001–2002 Deportivo Jalapa Deportivo Walter Ferreti
2002–2003 Real Estelí Diriangén FC
2003 Apertura Real Estelí Diriangén FC
2004 Clausura Real Estelí Diriangén FC
2004 Apertura Diriangén FC  
2005 Clausura Diriangén FC Real Estelí
2005-2006 Diriangén FC Real Estelí
2006-2007 Real Estelí Real Madriz
2007-2008 Real Estelí Deportivo Walter Ferreti
2008-2009 Real Estelí TBD
2009 Apertura Deportivo Walter Ferretti TBD
2010 Clausura Real Estelí TBD
2010 Apertura Deportivo Walter Ferretti Diriangén FC
2011 Clausura Real Estelí Deportivo Walter Ferretti

Primera Division de Nicaragua Winners

Team Championships Runners-up Winning Years
Diriangén FC 26 9 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1949, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1994–1995, 1995–1996, 1996– 1997, 1999– 2000, 2004 Apertura, 2005 Clausura, 2005 – 2006,
Real Estelí (#) 10 10 1991, 1998 – 1999, 2002 – 2003, 2003 Apertura, 2004 Clausura, 2006 – 2007, 2007 – 2008, 2008 – 2009, 2011 Clausura
Deportivo Santa Cecilia 5 0 1961, 1965, 1971, 1972, 1973
Universidad Centroamericana 4 0 1968, 1975, 1976, 1977
Deportivo Walter Ferretti 4 3 1997–1998, 2000– 2001, 2009 Apertura, 2010 Apertura
América Managua 3 3 1985, 1988, 1990
Aduana 3 0 1950, 1951, 1955
Ferrocarril(Managua) 2 0 1946, 1948
Flor de Caña FC 2 0 1966, 1967
Masaya 2 1 1984, 1986
Juventus Managua 2 2 1993, 1967
Club Atlético(Managua) 2 0 1934, 1958
Deportivo Jalapa 1 1 2001–2002
Bufalos (Rivas) 1 0 1980
La Nica 1 0 1960
Alas 1 0 1933
Lido 1 0 1939
Colegio C-A 1 0 1947

Nicaragua at Olympics

Summer Olympic Medal Table

Games Athletes Athletes by sport Medals
Athletics Swimming Cycling Baseball Boxing Judo shooting taekwondo weightlifting wrestling Gold Silver Bronze
Mexico City 1968 11 7 - - - 3 - - - 1 - 0 0 0
Munich 1972 8 5 - - - 2 1 - - - - 0 0 0
Montreal 1976 15 5 2 4 - 1 1 - - 2 - 0 0 0
Moscow 1980 5 2 1 - - 2 - - - - - 0 0 0
Los Angeles 1984 5 - - - D 3 - - - 2 - 0 0 0
Barcelona 1992 8 1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 2 1 0 0 0
Atlanta 1996 26 2 1 - 21 - 1 1 - - - 0 0 0
Sydney 2000 6 1 2 - - - - 1 1 1 - 0 0 0
Athens 2004 5 2 2 - - - - 1 - - - 0 0 0
Bejiing 2008 5 2 2 - - - - 1 - 1 - 0 0 0
London 2012 6 2 2 - - 1 - - - 1 - 0 0 0