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The Best Soccer Players from Costa Rica

Updated June 14, 2019 4.1k votes 749 voters 86.9k views58 items

Check out this list of the best soccer players from Costa Rica. The list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Costa Rica, along with photos when available. This list of best Costa Rican soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Costa Rican soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

Players include everything from Windell Gabriels to Leonardo González.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Costa Rican footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Costa Rican soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Costa Rica in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Costa Rican soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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    Keylor Navas

    Goalkeeper
    Keilor Antonio Navas Gamboa (Spanish pronunciation: [keiˈloɾ anˈtonjo ˈnaβaz ɣamˈbo.a]; born...  more

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    159
    47

    Paulo Wanchope

    Forward
    Paulo César Wanchope Watson (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaulo wanˈtʃope]; born 31 July 1976),...  more
  • 3
    156
    49
    Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Spanish...  more
  • 4
    106
    20

    Carlos Hernández

    Forward, Midfielder
    Carlos Gerardo Hernández Valverde (born 9 April 1982), known simply as Carlos Hernández, is a...  more
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    85
    30

    Christian Bolaños

    Winger, Midfielder
    Christian Bolaños Navarro (born 17 May 1984) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays for...  more
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    68
    17

    Álvaro Mesén

    Goalkeeper
    Álvaro Mesén Murillo (born December 24, 1972) is a retired Costa Rican footballer....  more
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    70
    20

    Bryan Oviedo

    Defender, Midfielder
    Bryan Josué Oviedo Jiménez (born 18 February 1990) is a Costa Rican professional footballer...  more
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    74
    28

    Hernán Medford

    Forward
    Hernán Evaristo Medford Bryan (; Spanish: [eɾˈnan meðˈfoɾ(ð)]; born May 23, 1968) is a retired...  more
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    46
    6

    Erick Lonnis

    Erick Lonnis Bolaños (born 9 September 1965 in San José) is a retired Costa Rican football...  more
  • 10
    50
    13

    Cristian Oviedo Calvo

    Midfielder
    Cristian Alberto Oviedo Calvo (born 25 August 1978) is a retired Costa Rican football player....  more
  • 11
    Juan Arnoldo Cayasso Reid (born 24 June 1961 in Limón) is a former Costa Rican football...  more
  • 12
    60
    27

    Rolando Fonseca

    Forward
    Rolando Fonseca Jiménez (born 6 June 1974) is a retired Costa Rican footballer who played as a...  more
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    40
    9

    Claudio Jara

    Claudio Miguel Jara Granados (born 6 May 1959) is a former Costa Rican football striker who...  more
  • 14
    40
    11
    Eithel Ariel Rodríguez Araya (born 22 April 1986) is a Costa Rican international footballer...  more
  • 15
    Austin Berry may refer to: Austin Berry (footballer) (born 1971), retired Costa Rican...  more
  • 16
    38
    9

    Javier Wanchope

    Javier Vicente Wanchope Watson (born 10 August 1968) is a former Costa Rican football striker,...  more
  • 17
    39
    10

    José Humberto Ugarte

    Forward
    José Humberto Ugarte Miranda (born 2 November 1980 in Liberia) is a Costa Rican football...  more
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    56
    28

    Rónald Gómez

    Forward
    Rónald Gómez Gómez (born 24 January 1975 in Puntarenas) is a retired Costa Rican football...  more
  • 19
    Denis Hamlett (born January 9, 1969) is a Costa Rican-American former professional soccer...  more
  • 20
    45
    18
    Álvaro Alberto Saborío Chacón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈalβaɾo saβoˈɾi.o]; born 25 March 1982)...  more
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    35
    9

    Winston Parks

    Forward
    Winston Antonio Parks Tifet (born 12 October 1981) is a Costa Rican former football...  more
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    214
    191

    Bryan Ruiz

    Forward, Midfielder
    Bryan Jafet Ruiz González (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbɾajan ˈrwis]; born 18 August 1985) is a...  more
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    34
    8

    Róger Flores

    Róger Flores Solano (born 26 May 1959 in San José) is a retired Costa Rican football player, a...  more
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    48
    24

    Júnior Díaz

    Defender, Midfielder
    Júnior Enrique Díaz Campbell (born 12 September 1983) is a Costa Rican professional footballer...  more
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    33
    9

    Cristian Gamboa

    Defender, Midfielder
    Cristian Esteban Gamboa Luna (born 24 October 1989), commonly known as Cristian Gamboa, is a...  more