Football is listed as the fourth most popular sport in the Dominican Republic
, as athletics, volleyball and baseball are all currently more popular than our game. But in recent years, football has continued to gain in popularity, particularly among young people. However, no player from the Dominican Republic
has earned a transfer to a professional league abroad. On a positive note, in 2001, the national association celebrated its first significant success, with the U-23 team winning the «Copa de Las Antillas».