Alonso Solís

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Alonso Solís Calderón
Alonso Solís in August 2007.jpg
Personal information
Full name Alonso Solís Calderón
Date of birth (1978-10-14) October 14, 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth San Jose, Costa Rica
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Inattached
Youth career
0000–1995 Deportivo Saprissa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Deportivo Saprissa
1999 Universidad Católica
1999–2001 OFI Crete 17 (3)
2001–2002 Deportivo Saprissa 25 (10)
2002 SK Brann 14 (4)
2002–2012 Deportivo Saprissa 190 (79)
2008 Necaxa (loan) 9 (1)
National team
1999–2008 Costa Rica 49 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 1, 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alonso Solís Calderón (born October 14, 1978 in San José) is a Costa Rican football player and singer, who plays offensive midfielder or Striker, is currently looking for a team in the Costa Rican Primera División.

Solís returned to Saprissa after spending a good deal of time abroad – he has played with Universidad Católica in Chile, OFI Crete in Greece, and SK Brann in Norway. Known as "El Mariachi", Solís has become one of the top players in Costa Rica in the last seasons, scoring amazing goals and performing well during the matches, he has a great ability to dribble and he is also a great shooter from mid distances.

Solís had an extremely impressive 2003/4 season with Saprissa, finishing third in the league in goals with 17, while leading Saprissa to an easy first-place finish in the league.

Solís is also a figure in the Costa Rica national football team, playing a significant role in the team's 2006 World Cup Qualifying campaign.

In junior level, he played in 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship held in Ecuador, and the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Malaysia.

With Saprissa, he has won four national championships and a CONCACAF Champions Cup, and was part of the team that played the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup, where Saprissa finished third behind São Paulo Futebol Clube and Liverpool F.C. Because of his natural talent for the game, he left a very good impression in the tournament.

Due his performance, at the end of the last season he received many offers from clubs in Mexico, Brasil and even in Costa Rica, but he decided to stay in Saprissa. Due to Walter Gaitán's recent injury, Solis was loaned to Necaxa for 3 months, starting on March 17, 2008. He was one of the most loved and claimed by the crowd while he played at Deportivo Saprissa. In his final game with Saprissa, visiting archrival Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, Solis scored an excellent goal, which gave them the 0–1 win, Saprissa's 9th consecutive win in the 2008 Clausura Championship.

Clubs[edit]

Club Country Year
Deportivo Saprissa  Costa Rica 1995–1999
Universidad Católica  Chile 1999
OFI Crete  Greece 1999–2001
Deportivo Saprissa  Costa Rica 2001–2002
SK Brann  Norway 2002
Deportivo Saprissa  Costa Rica 2002–2012
Necaxa (Loan)  Mexico 2008

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