Saprissa is the most successful club in Costa Rica having won 29 League titles, including six consecutive in the 70s. It stands as one the more successful teams in the CONCACAF region as well, having won the Champions' Cup three times.

One of the club's most notable moments came in 2005 when Saprissa became the second club in CONCACAF to finish third in the FIFA Club World Cup, and was chosen by the IFFHS as the CONCACAF team of the 20th Century.