Costa Rica national football team


Costa Rica national football team
Costa Rica
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Ticos
La Sele (The Selection)
Association Costa Rican Football Federation
Sub-confederation UNCAF (Central America)
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Jorge Luis Pinto[1]
Captain Bryan Ruiz
Most caps Walter Centeno (137)
Top scorer Rolando Fonseca (47)
Home stadium Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica
FIFA code CRC
FIFA ranking 62
Highest FIFA ranking 17 (May 2003)
Lowest FIFA ranking 93 (July 1996)
Elo ranking 43
Highest Elo ranking 14 (March 1960)
Lowest Elo ranking 81 (March 1983)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Costa Rica Costa Rica 7–0 El Salvador 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 14 September 1921)
Biggest win
Costa Rica Costa Rica 12–0 Puerto Rico 
(Barranquilla, Colombia; December 10, 1946)
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 7–0 Costa Rica Costa Rica
(Mexico City, Mexico; August 17, 1975)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 1990)
Best result Round of 16, 1990
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances 15 (First in 1963)
Best result Winners, 1963, 1969,
1989
Copa América
Appearances 3 (First in 1997)
Best result Quarter-Finals, 2001 and 2004

The Costa Rica national football team, nicknamed La Sele, is the national team of Costa Rica and is controlled by the Federación Costarricense de Fútbol. Costa Rica is the third most successful team in CONCACAF after Mexico and the United States. They are clearly the most successful team in Central America having qualified for three World Cups, reaching the last sixteen on their debut in Italy 1990 and putting on a solid showing in 2002 where they were drawn in the same group as eventual champions Brazil and third-place finishing Turkey. In 2006, Los Ticos qualified for the World Cup in Germany, with their worst World Cup to date, finishing 31st out of 32 teams. Costa Rica has qualified first in the CONCACAF Final Round in both the 1990 World Cup qualification final round and 2002 World Cup qualification final round. The edge in both CONCACAF and UNCAF Nations Cup titles is also significant over regional national teams. Costa Rica have been CONCACAF champions three times (1963, 1969, 1989) and have won the UNCAF Nations Cup six times. The nation has also participated in four Copa América tournaments, making the quarterfinals in *2001 and 2004.

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History

Costa Rica has a long-standing football culture and tradition.

The national team made its debut in the Independence Centenary Games held in Guatemala City in September 1921, winning their first game 7–0 against El Salvador. In the final, Costa Rica defeated 6–0 Guatemala to claim the trophy.[2]

The football team Costa Rica has been characterized above all by its regularity over the years. Well remembered is the selection of the country formed in late 1940 and acquired the nickname of "The Gold Shorties". During the 1950, 1960 and most of the years 1970, the Costa Rican team went unnoticed, absent World Cups.

Throughout the 50s and 60s, and were very much the second strongest team in the CONCACAF zone behind Mexico, finishing runners-up in World Cup qualifying in the 1958, 1962 and 1966 qualifiers. Stars of the side in this period were Ruben Jimenez, Errol Daniels, Leonel Hernandez and Edgar Marin. Currently its topscorer is Rolando Fonseca with 47 goals.

However, at the end of the 60s their fortunes would decline as other teams in the region such as Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago and Canada came to the fore. Although the majority of these participants have had short on points World cup performances. Only remember the participation of the selection of Costa Rica at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984, where his only win was against Italy 1:0 (goal of Henry Rivers). Costa Rica failed to make the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying until the 1986 qualifiers.

1980s and early 1990s

Qualifying Italy 1990

After a great campaign in the CONCACAF Championship in 1989, Costa Rica gets its first ticket to the finals of a World Cup where he made a huge role in ranking the second round after beating Scotland and Sweden in the first round. He played a round tie against Panama, to advance to the group stage, in the first game at Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium in Alajuela, Costa Rica suffered against the Panamanians and ended up taking a local one tie. In the second game at the stadium Revolution (now Rommel Fernandez), two goals from John Arnold Cayasso gave the victory to Costa Rica 2-0 and advanced to the group stage. Costa Rica started the group stage with a defeat in Guatemala by 1 to 0, then beat the U.S. in San Jose by 1 to 0 with goals from Gilberto Rodden, then beat Trinidad and Tobago by the same score in San Jose with a goal by Enrique Diaz. Then he lost to U.S. 1 to 0 in St. Louis - Missouri, Guatemala beat San Jose 1-0 with a goal by Evaristo Coronado, is tied in Trinidad and Tobago 1 to 1, beat El Salvador in the Cuzcatlán by 4 to 2, with goals from Carlos Mario Hidalgo, Enrique Diaz and Jose Flores Leony Jaikel. Finally in the last game of the tie will be won over El Salvador in San Jose by 1 goal to 0 with Pastor Fernandez. Costa Rica finished first in the pentagonal with the United States with 10 points from 8 games. Mexico was disqualified from this tie for youth players ages adultery.


Qualifying Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 8 5 1 2 10 6 +4 11
 United States 8 4 3 1 6 3 +3 11
 Trinidad and Tobago 8 3 3 2 7 5 +2 9
 Guatemala 6 1 1 4 4 7 −3 3
 El Salvador 6 0 2 4 2 8 −6 2
  • In right, the team that played against Scotland in the World Cup Italy 1990.

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edit] 1990s and early 2000s

After his brilliant performance in the Italian summer, the national team failed to qualify for World Cup USA 1994 and France 1998 for lack of planning and poor results. It was important and historical moment when, in 1997 was invited to Costa Rica's national selection for the first time America's Cup, in this occasion to that of Bolivia 1997, which opened the doors to the South American zone.

Qualifying Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 5 5 - 4
 Colombia 3 1 0 2 5 5 - 3
 Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 2 10 +8 1

Qualifying Korea / Japan 2002

After the resounding failures in qualifying for the World Cup 1994 and World Cup 1998, won the qualification for the World Cup in 2002 held in South Korea and Japan after a brilliant campaign, in which came in first place, beating favorites Mexico and the United States. During the World Cup had a discreet way, losing to Brazil (tournament champion) 5:2 (only team to score 2 goals against Brazil in the world), tying with Turkey (third in the championship) 1:1 and overcoming selection China 2:0, so it was in 3rd place in the group behind Turkey on goal difference. The match against Brazil, is remembered as one of the most exciting matches of the Costa Rica and around the world. Costa Rica started this tie ups and downs in command first Brazilian coach Gilson Nunes Sequeira and then with the Costa Rican Alexandre Guimaraes in the first group stage, began with an unexpected defeat to visit Barbados for 1 to 2. Then beat the United States at the Ricardo Saprissa by 2 to 1, with goals from Rolando Fonseca and Hernan Medford. They beat Guatemala in the Morera Soto Alajuela by 2 to 1, with two goals from Paulo Wanchope was thrashed at the Ricardo Saprissa Barbados for 3 to 0 with goals from Jafet Soto, Rolando Fonseca and Hernan Medford. He took a scoreless goals against the United States, then lost to Guatemala in Mazatenango for 1 to 2. This result forced to play a playoff against Guatemala in Miami, Florida. In the playoffs, Costa Rica took a beating people's overwhelming advantage chapines by 5 to 2, with two goals from Rolando Fonseca, one of Paulo Wanchope, Reynaldo Soto Parks and Japheth. Already in the final round began with a draw against Honduras dying at the Ricardo Saprissa 2 to 2, with goals from Rolando Fonseca and Rodrigo Cordero, then thrashed Trinidad and Tobago for 3 to 0 at the Morera Soto, lost to U.S. 1 to 0, it beat Mexico in the famous "aztecaso" 2 to 1, with goals from Rolando Fonseca and Hernan Medford, he won Jamaica 2 to 1 in Alajuela, then beat Honduras in Tegucigalpa 3 to 2, with goals from Paulo Wanchope, Rolando Fonseca and Mauricio Solis. He won in Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago by 2 to 0 with two goals from Ronald Gomez, U.S. beat by 2 to 0 in the Saprissa with two goals from Rolando Fonseca, Mexico is tied to zero goals in the Saprissa and finally beat Jamaica in Kingston by 1 to 0 with goals from William Sunsing. Costa Rica finished first in that hexagon with 23 points in 10 games over the United States and Mexico.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 10 7 2 1 17 7 10 23
 Mexico 10 5 2 3 16 9 7 17
 United States 10 5 2 3 11 8 3 17
 Honduras 10 4 2 4 17 17 0 14
 Jamaica 10 2 2 6 7 14 -7 8
 Trinidad and Tobago 10 1 2 7 5 18 -13 5
  • The best punctuation of the story so far in a hexagonal (23 pts).

Qualifying Germany 2006

Qualifying for the World Cup 2006, Costa Rica had an uneven season but managed to step to the final phase to reach the third round for defining. On June 9, 2006, Costa Rica made its debut in the opening match in Munich against the German squad, losing the match 4-2. However, the good performance in that game, just served to other games, where they fell 3-0 against Ecuador, and 2-1 against Poland. This tie also started with ups and downs, first under the command of U.S. coach Steve Sampson, who was separated after qualifying so anxious to Cuba in the preliminary phase, where both games are tied for first in Havana 2 to 2, with goals Douglas Sequeira and Alvaro Saborio, and then in the second game in the Morera Soto Alajuela 1 to 1. Costa Rica advanced to the away goal. The Colombian Jorge Luis Pinto took over in the group stage, began with a painful defeat against Honduras Residential 2 to 5. Then visit to Guatemala lost 1 to 2. He won Canada's Saprissa 1 to 0, with a goal from Paulo Wanchope. He beat Saprissa in Guatemala for 5 to 0 with three goals from Paulo Wanchope, one of Carlos Hernandez and Rolando Fonseca one. Vancouver is Canada won 3 to 1 with goals from Paulo Wanchope, William Sunsing and Carlos Hernandez. He pulled a goal goalless draw against Honduras in San Pedro Sula, Costa Rica advanced to the hexagonal and second in their group, behind Guatemala. In the final round, the road began with a defeat at the Saprissa against Mexico for 1 to 2, then beat Panama in the Saprissa by 2 to 1, with goals from Wayne Wilson and Roy Myrie. Port of Spain is tied to Trinidad and Tobago to zero goals. This result marked Pinto's dismissal and the arrival of Alexandre Guimaraes. He missed a visit to the United States by 0 to 3, Guatemala beat Saprissa in the 3 to 2, with goals from Carlos Hernandez, Ronald Gomez and Paulo Wanchope. Was lost in Mexico with 0 to 2, won Panama in the Rommel Fernandez 3 to 1, with goals from Alvaro Saborio, Ronald Gomez and Walter Centeno. He beat Trinidad and Tobago in the Saprissa by 2 to 0 with goals from Walter Centeno and Alvaro Saborio. He won the United States in the Saprissa by 3 to 0 with goals from Paulo Wanchope and two goals from Carlos Hernandez. He missed the last game in Guatemala for 1 to 3. Costa Rica ranked third behind the United States and Mexico.

Qualifying South Africa 2010

At the start of the tie, the Ticos, faced Granada, who drew the first leg 2-2 (2-1) and won the return by 3-0 (2-0). In the third phase, forming the Group 3, won the six games played against teams of El Salvador (1-0 and 3-1), Haitian (3-1 and 2-0) and Surinamese (7-0 and 4 -1) in both outward and return. In the fourth phase, in the absence of two dates, Costa Rica had to win their last two games and hope that the selection of Honduras lost. And in the first instance, did well, Honduras lost at home 3-2 to the United States won 4-0 to Costa Rica Trinidad and Tobago weak and then beat the Hondurans in the standings, however, still missing go to the United States and Honduras, meanwhile, closed the tie in El Salvador. All went well for the Ticos won it 2-0 at halftime in Washington DC. But after a minute the United States discounted '71 and '95 and also won the tie, Honduras, El Salvador 1-0 victory over Costa Ricans sending the playoff with CONMEBOL. In the playoffs, Costa Rica faced Uruguay. In the first leg in San Jose, lost 1-0, with a goal from defender Diego Lugano sky. The second leg, played at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, tied (with a goal from Uruguayan Abreu for the '70s and one of Centeno to '74), thus classifying charrúas to global. Costa Rica was able to turn the result to the elongating end of the game to an extension, since there was a chance of scoring against goalkeeper Muslera at the feet of striker Alvaro Saborio, but ended it wasted.

CONCACAF 4th place v CONMEBOL 5th place

The fourth-place team in the CONCACAF qualifying fourth round (Costa Rica) played off against the fifth-place team in the CONMEBOL qualifying group (Uruguay). Uruguay won the play-off and qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup on 18 November 2009.

Team 1   Agg.   Team 2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Costa Rica  1–2  Uruguay 0–1 1–1

2010 to present

The Costa Rica national football team failing to qualify for 2010 World Cup in South Africa, began with the need to initiate a new era, based on the combined generational shift with young but experienced talent such as Bryan Ruiz, Keylor Navas, Cristian Bolanos, Randall Azofeifa, Michael Barrantes. Ronald Gonzalez was interim contract before hiring in September 2010 of Ricardo La Volpe, whose job lasted only 10 months to be replaced by the Colombian coach Jorge Luis Pinto, in his second chance in front of the national team, who will be the destination to head for World Cup qualifying 2014 . This era is characterized by foguear the national team against the best teams in the world, including world champion Spain , most of them through the construction of the new national stadium. Below a detail of those fancy parties:

World Cup qualifying 2014

Historical and memorable games

Date Home team Away team Score Venue Competition
10 June 1960  Costa Rica  Brazil 3–0 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica Panamerican Championship
11 June 1990  Costa Rica  Scotland 1–0 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa 1990 World Cup
16 June 1990  Costa Rica  Sweden 2–1 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa 1990 World Cup
16 June 2001  Costa Rica  Mexico 2–1 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 June 2002  Costa Rica  China PR 2–0 Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju 2002 World Cup
9 June 2002  Costa Rica  Turkey 1–1 Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon 2002 World Cup
15 November 2011  Costa Rica  Spain 2–2 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica (2011), Costa Rica Friendly

Competitive record

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934
France 1938 Withdrew
Brazil 1950 Did Not Enter
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958 Did Not Qualify
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990 Round of 16 16th 4 2 0 2 4 6
United States 1994 Did Not Qualify
France 1998
South Korea Japan 2002 Group Stage 19th 3 1 1 1 5 6
Germany 2006 Group Stage 31st 3 0 0 3 3 9
South Africa 2010 Did Not Qualify
Brazil 2014 To Be Determined
Russia 2018
Qatar 2022
Total Round of 16 3/19 10 3 1 6 12 21

CONCACAF Championships record

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
El Salvador 1963 Champions 6 5 1 0 14 2
Guatemala 1965 Third Place 5 2 2 1 11 4
Honduras 1967 Withdrew
Costa Rica 1969 Champions 5 4 1 0 13 2
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Third Place 5 2 1 2 6 5
1973 to 1981 Did Not Qualify
1985 Third Place 8 2 5 1 10 8
1989 Champions 8 5 1 2 10 6
United States 1991 Fourth Place 5 1 0 4 5 9
United StatesMexico 1993 Semi-Finals 5 1 3 1 6 5
United States 1996 Did Not Qualify
United States 1998 Group Stage 2 1 0 1 8 4
United States 2000 Quarter-Finals 3 0 2 1 5 6
United States 2002 Runners-Up 5 3 1 1 8 5
United StatesMexico 2003 Fourth Place 5 2 0 3 10 8
United States 2005 Quarter-Finals 4 2 1 1 6 4
United States 2007 Quarter-Finals 4 1 1 2 3 4
United States 2009 Semi-Finals 5 2 2 1 10 6
United States 2011 Quarter-Finals 4 1 2 1 8 6
Total 3 Titles 79 34 23 22 133 84

Copa América record

CONMEBOL Copa América record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Bolivia 1997 Group Stage 10th 3 0 1 2 2 10
Colombia 2001 Quarter Final 5th 4 2 1 1 7 3
Peru 2004 Quarter Final 8th 4 1 0 3 3 8
Argentina 2011 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 2 4
Total Quarter Final 4/43 11 3 2 6 12 21

UNCAF Nations Cup record

UNCAF Nations Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Costa Rica 1991 Champions 1 3 3 0 0 10 1
Honduras 1993 Quarter Final 4th 4 1 1 2 7 3
El Salvador 1995 Quarter Final 8th 4 1 0 3 3 5
Guatemala 1997 Champions 1th 5 3 2 0 12 2
Costa Rica 1999 Champions 1th 5 3 0 2 13 3
Honduras 2001 Runners-up 2th 5 2 2 1 8 4
Panama 2003 Champions 1th 5 4 1 0 5 1
Guatemala 2005 Champions 1th 4 3 1 0 9 2
El Salvador 2007 Champions 1th 4 2 1 1 6 2
Honduras 2009 Runners-Up 2th 4 3 1 0 7 1
Panama 2011 Runners-Up 2th 4 1 2 1 5 4
Total 6 Titles 4/43 11 3 2 7 12 21

CCCF Championship results

  • 1941 Champions
  • 19433rd Place
  • 1946 – Champions
  • 1948 – Champions
  • 1951 – Runner-up
  • 1953 – Champions
  • 1955Champions
  • 1957 – Group Stage/Did not participate
  • 1960 – Champions
  • 1961Champions

Pan American Games record

  • 1951 – Second Place
  • 1955Did not participate
  • 1959 – Fifth place
  • 1963 to 1971Did not participate
  • 1975 – Fourth place
  • 1979 – Round 2
  • 1983 to 1991Did not participate
  • Argentina 1995 – Quarterfinals
  • Canada 1999 – Round 1
  • Dominican Republic 2003Did not participate
  • Brazil 2007 – Round 1
  • Mexico 2011 - Semifinals

Panamerican Championship record

  • 1952Did not participate
  • 1956 – Third Place
  • 1960 – Fourth place

Results and Fixtures

see also 2010 Costa Rica national team results.
see also 2011 Costa Rica national team results
see also 2012 Costa Rica national team results

Players

Costa Rica international footballers in present

Current squad

The following 20 players was called up for the friendly match against Panama on 11 November 2011 and Spain on 15 November 2011. Not players who withdrew from the squad due to injury. Caps and goals updated as of 11 November 2011.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Keylor Navas 5 December 1986 (1986-12-05) (age 24) 32 0 Spain Levante
18 GK Víctor Bolivar 28 April 1989 (1989-04-28) (age 22) 2 0 Costa Rica Saprissa
2 DF José Salvatierra October 10, 1989 (1989-10-10) (age 22) 10 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
3 DF Jhonny Acosta July 21, 1983 (1983-07-21) (age 28) 12 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
4 DF Michael Umaña 16 June 1982 (1982-06-16) (age 29) 49 0 United States Chivas USA
8 DF Roy Myrie August 21, 1982 (1982-08-21) (age 29) 23 6 Belgium Gent
15 DF Júnior Díaz 12 September 1983 (1983-09-12) (age 28) 47 1 Poland Wisła Kraków
17 DF Gabriel Badilla July 10, 1984 (1984-07-10) (age 27) 22 1 Costa Rica Saprissa
20 DF Roy Miller 24 November 1984 (1984-11-24) (age 26) 28 0 United States New York Red Bulls
24 DF Bryan Oviedo 18 February 1990 (1990-02-18) (age 21) 12 1 Denmark København
6 MF José Luis López October 19, 1981 (1981-10-19) (age 30) 26 0 Costa Rica Saprissa
11 MF Michael Barrantes 4 October 1983 (1983-10-04) (age 28) 30 2 Norway Aalesunds
13 MF Allen Guevara April 16, 1989 (1989-04-16) (age 22) 10 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
14 MF Randall Azofeifa 30 December 1984 (1984-12-30) (age 26) 31 1 Turkey Gençlerbirliği
16 MF Carlos Hernández April 9, 1982 (1982-04-09) (age 29) 34 7 Australia Melbourne Victory
22 MF José Miguel Cubero March 19, 1987 (1987-03-19) (age 24) 13 0 Costa Rica Herediano
MF Éder Nelson March 19, 1988 (1988-03-19) (age 23) 0 0 Costa Rica Puntarenas
9 FW Olman Vargas 23 May 1985 (1985-05-23) (age 26) 0 0 Costa Rica Herediano
10 FW Bryan Ruiz 18 August 1985 (1985-08-18) (age 26) 45 9 England Fulham
12 FW Joel Campbell June 26, 1992 (1992-06-26) (age 19) 9 3 France Lorient
19 FW Randall Brenes August 12, 1983 (1983-08-12) (age 28) 14 5 Costa Rica Cartaginés
21 FW Winston Parks 12 October 1981 (1981-10-12) (age 30) 30 6 Azerbaijan Baku

Recent Call-ups

The following players were call-up during the 2011 national team matches.[3]

Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club Latest Call-up
GK Esteban Alvarado 28 April 1989 (1989-04-28) (age 22) 2 0 Netherlands AZ v.  Spain, 15 November, 2011 (Friendly)
GK Daniel Cambronero 8 January 1986 (1986-01-08) (age 25) 1 0 Costa Rica Herediano v.  Brazil, October 7, 2011 (Friendly)
GK Leonel Moreira April 2, 1990 (1990-04-02) (age 21) 3 0 Costa Rica Herediano v.  Ecuador, September 6, 2011 (Friendly)
GK Danny Carvajal April 12, 1990 (1990-04-12) (age 21) 0 0 Costa Rica San Carlos v.  Ecuador, September 6, 2011 (Friendly)
GK Minor Álvarez November 14, 1989 (1989-11-14) (age 22) 0 0 Costa Rica Belén Siglo XXI v.  Argentina, July 11, 2011 (Friendly)
DF Heiner Mora June 20, 1984 (1984-06-20) (age 27) 17 1 Costa Rica Saprissa v.  Brazil, October 7, 2011 (Friendly)
DF José Mena February 2, 1989 (1989-02-02) (age 22) 5 0 Costa Rica Saprissa v.  Ecuador, September 6, 2011 (Friendly)
DF Óscar Duarte June 3, 1989 (1989-06-03) (age 22) 7 0 Costa Rica Saprissa v.  Ecuador, August 10, 2011 (Friendly)
DF Pedro Leal January 31, 1989 (1989-01-31) (age 22) 7 0 Slovakia Senica v.  Ecuador, August 10, 2011 (Friendly)
DF Francisco Calvo July 8, 1992 (1992-07-08) (age 19) 3 0 Costa Rica Herediano v.  Argentina, July 11, 2011 (2011 Copa América)
DF Gilberto Martínez 30 October 1979 (1979-10-30) (age 32) 61 0 Italy Brescia v.  Argentina, March 29, 2011 (Friendly)
DF Dave Myrie 1 June 1988 (1988-06-01) (age 23) 7 0 Norway Fredrikstad v.  China PR, March 26, 2011 (Friendly)
DF Darío Delgado 14 December 1985 (1985-12-14) (age 25) 12 0 China Guangdong Sunray Cave v.  Venezuela, February 9, 2011 (Friendly)
DF Cristian Gamboa 24 October 1989 (1989-10-24) (age 22) 8 0 Denmark København v.  Honduras, February 9, 2011 (2011 Copa Centroamericana)
MF Christian Bolaños 17 May 1984 (1984-05-17) (age 27) 38 1 Denmark København v.  Spain, 15 November, 2011 (Friendly)
MF Diego Madrigal March 19, 1989 (1989-03-19) (age 22) 12 1 Costa Rica Herediano v.  Brazil, October 7, 2011 (Friendly)
MF José Luis Cordero May 12, 1988 (1988-05-12) (age 23) 0 0 Costa Rica Herediano v.  Brazil, October 7, 2011 (Friendly)
MF David Guzmán February 18, 1990 (1990-02-18) (age 21) 11 0 Costa Rica Saprissa v.  Ecuador, September 6, 2011 (Friendly)
MF Álvaro Sánchez 2 August 1984 (1984-08-02) (age 27) 9 2 Costa Rica San Carlos v.  Ecuador, September 6, 2011 (Friendly)
MF Rodney Wallace 17 June 1988 (1988-06-17) (age 23) 2 1 United States Portland Timbers v.  Ecuador, September 6, 2011 (Friendly)
MF Luis Miguel Valle May 11, 1989 (1989-05-11) (age 22) 2 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense v.  Ecuador, August 10, 2011 (Friendly)
MF Celso Borges 27 May 1988 (1988-05-27) (age 23) 35 9 Norway Fredrikstad v.  Honduras, June 18, 2011 (2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup)
FW Álvaro Saborío 25 May 1982 (1982-05-25) (age 29) 55 23 United States Real Salt Lake v.  Spain, 15 November, 2011 (Friendly)
FW Jonathan McDonald October 28, 1987 (1987-10-28) (age 24) 1 0 Sweden Kalmar FF v.  Brazil, October 7, 2011 (Friendly)
FW Josué Martínez March 25, 1990 (1990-03-25) (age 21) 16 2 Costa Rica Saprissa v.  Ecuador, September 6, 2011 (Friendly)
FW Marco Ureña 5 March 1990 (1990-03-05) (age 21) 18 7 Russia Kuban Krasnodar v.  Ecuador, August 10, 2011 (Friendly)
FW César Elizondo February 10, 1988 (1988-02-10) (age 23) 10 0 Costa Rica Saprissa v.  Ecuador, August 10, 2011 (Friendly)

Previous squads

FIFA World Cup
Gold Cup
Copa America

Player records

As of 12 October 2011. Bold indicates active players.

Players with most appearances
Name Caps Career
1 Walter Centeno 137 1995–2009
2 Luis Marín 127 1993–2009
3 Rolando Fonseca 112 1992–2011
4 Mauricio Solís 110 1993–2006
5 Harold Wallace 100 1995–2009
6 Ronald Gomez 91 1995–2008
7 Hernán Medford 89 1987–2002
8 Erick Lonnis 76 1992–2002
9 Wilmer López 76 1995–2003
10 Oscar Ramirez 75 1985–1997
Players with most goals
Player Goals Career
1 Rolando Fonseca 47 1992–2009
2 Paulo Wanchope 45 1996–2008
3 Juan Ulloa 27 1955–1970
4 Ronald Gómez 24 1993–2008
5 Jorge Hernán Monge 23 1955–1961
6 Walter Centeno 24 1995–2009
7 Alvaro Saborio 23 2002–
8 Hernán Medford 18 1987–2002
9 Rafael Madrigal 15
10 Rodolfo Herrera 14

Managers

In all times

Name Period Country
Randolph Galloway 1946–1948 England
Vacant 1948–1950
Otto Bumbel 1950–1956 Brazil
Luis Lucho Tirado 1956–1958 Chile
Hugo Tassara Olivares 1958–1960 Chile
Eduardo Toba 1960–1961 Spain
Alfredo Piedra 1961–1962 Costa Rica
Mario Cordero 1962–1965 Costa Rica
Eduardo Viso Abella 1965–1971 Spain
Humberto Maschio 1971–1975 Argentina
José Etchegoyen 1975–1980 Uruguay
Antonio Moyano Reyna 1980–1985 Spain
Odir Jacques 1985–1987 Brazil
Gustavo de Simone 1987–1989 Uruguay
Marvin Rodríguez 1989–1990 Costa Rica
Bora Milutinovic 1990 Serbia
Rolando Villalobos 1991–1992 Costa Rica
Héctor Núñez 1992 Uruguay
Juan José Gamez 1993 Costa Rica
Toribio Rojas 1993–1995 Costa Rica
Ignacio Núñez 1995 Costa Rica
Valdeir Viera 1996 Brazil
Horacio Cordero 1997 Argentina
Juan Luis Hernández Fuertes 1997 Costa Rica
Rolando Villalobos 1998 Costa Rica
Francisco Maturana 1999 Colombia
Marvin Rodríguez 1999–2000 Costa Rica
Gilson Siqueira Nunes 2000 Brazil
Alexandre Guimarães 2001–2002 Brazil Costa Rica
Rodrigo Kenton 2002 Costa Rica
Steve Sampson 2002–2004 United States
Jorge Luis Pinto 2004–2005 Colombia
Alexandre Guimarães 2005–2006 Brazil Costa Rica
Hernán Medford 2006–2008 Costa Rica
Rodrigo Kenton 2008–2009 Costa Rica
René Simoes 2009 Brazil
Rónald González Brenes 2009–2010 Costa Rica
Ricardo La Volpe 2010–2011 Argentina
Rónald González Brenes 2011 Costa Rica
Jorge Luis Pinto 2011- Colombia

Current coaching staff

Manager

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach 2

Assistant Coach 3

  • Vacant

Head Athletic Trainer

  • Erick Sánchez

Goalkeeper's Coach

Medic

  • Alejandro Ramírez Elizondo

Massage Therapist

  • TBA

Record versus other nations

As of 2011-03-25
Nation Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 6 0 2 4 5 12 -7 2
 Austria 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
 Barbados 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 3
 Belgium 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
 Belize 4 4 0 0 13 2 +11 8
 Bolivia 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 6
 Brazil 5 1 1 3 6 16 -10 3
 Cameroon 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 3
 Canada 18 7 7 4 19 14 +5
 Chile 9 5 2 2 10 8 +2
 China PR 5 2 2 1 8 6 +2 8
 Colombia 10 2 0 8 11 24 -13 6
 Cuba 13 11 2 0 44 8 +36
 Curaçao 20 13 3 4 44 20 +24
 Dominican Republic 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 2
 Ecuador 11 1 5 5 9 18 -9 8
 El Salvador 53 28 14 11 87 53 +34 70
 Finland 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
 France 2 0 0 2 3 5 -2 0
 Germany 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0
 Grenada 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 2
 Guadeloupe 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
 Guatemala 33 14 16 7 48 43 +5 44
 Guyana
 Haiti 14 9 1 4 29 12 +17 19
 Honduras 52 20 17 17 97 69 +28 46
 Iran 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1
 Italy 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
 Jamaica 19 10 4 5 38 17 +21 24
 Japan 2 0 1 1 7 8 -1 1
 Morocco 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 2
 Martinique 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 2
 Mexico 28 5 5 18 22 55 -33 15
 Netherlands Antilles 11 5 3 3 24 20 +4 13
 New Zealand 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3
 Nicaragua 12 11 1 0 46 6 +40 23
 Norway 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
 Panama 37 24 5 8 66 21 +45 53
 Paraguay 5 1 2 2 3 5 -2 4
 Peru 7 2 3 2 10 10 0 7
 Poland 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 2
 Puerto Rico 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4 3
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 0
 Russia 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 2
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 6 0 0 36 4 +32 12
 Saudi Arabia 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 2
 Scotland 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 2
 Slovakia 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 2
 Spain
 South Africa 1 1 0 0 1 2 -1 0
 South Korea 3 1 1 1 5 5 4
 Switzerland 2 1 0 1 1 2 -1 3
 Suriname 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
 Sweden 2 1 0 1 2 2 - 2
 Trinidad and Tobago 15 7 6 2 24 15 +9 20
 Turkey 1 0 1 0 1 1 - 1
 Ukraine 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0
 Uruguay 8 0 2 6 8 15 -7 2
 United States 29 12 6 11 35 31 +4
 Venezuela 8 2 2 4 7 8 -1 6
 Wales 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
Totals 434 185 113 136 689 555 +134 483

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Preceded by
Inaugural Champion
CONCACAF Champions
1963 (First title)
Succeeded by
1965 Mexico 
Preceded by
1967 Guatemala 
CONCACAF Champions
1969 (Second title)
Succeeded by
1971 Mexico 
Preceded by
1985 Canada 
CONCACAF Champions
1989 (Third title)
Succeeded by
1991 United States 

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