Costa Rica national under-23 football team

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Costa Rica under-23
Nickname(s) Ticos, La Tricolor, La Sele (Selección)
Association Federación Costarricense de Fútbol
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Rónald González (2010–)
FIFA code CRC
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Costa Rica 0 – 3  Iraq
(Kiev , USSR; February 17, 1980)
Biggest win
 Costa Rica 4 – 2  Portugal
(Athens, Greece; October 3, 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Costa Rica 1 – 4  Egypt
(Pasadena, California, USA; September 25, 1980)
Records for competitive
matches only.

Costa Rica Olympic football team represents Costa Rica in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Federación Costarricense de Fútbol

History[edit]

Olympic record[edit]

Olympics Record
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
1908 to 1964 Did Not Enter - - - - - -
1968 to 1976 Did Not Qualify - - - - - -
Soviet Union 1980 First Round 3 0 0 3 2 9
United States 1984 First Round 3 1 0 2 2 7
1988 to 2000 Did Not Qualify - - - - - -
Greece 2004 2nd Round 4 1 1 2 4 8
China 2008 Did Not Qualify - - - - - -
United Kingdom 2012 Did Not Qualify - - - - - -
Total 3/22 10 2 1 7 8/24

Notable players[edit]

Recent and upcoming games[edit]

Schedule[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Current squad[edit]

Players called up for the 2012 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament September 23 against Nicaragua and the September 25 against Honduras.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Leonel Moreira (1990-04-02) April 2, 1990 (age 24) Costa Rica Herediano
1GK Danny Carvajal (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 24) Costa Rica San Carlos
1GK Minor Alvarez (1989-11-14)November 14, 1989 (aged 21) Costa Rica A.D. Belén Siglo XXI
2DF José Salvatierra (1989-10-21)October 21, 1989 (aged 21) Costa Rica Alajuelense
2DF Ricardo Blanco Mora (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 25) Costa Rica Saprissa
2DF Óscar Duarte (1989-06-03) 3 June 1989 (age 25) Costa Rica Saprissa
2DF Roy Smith (1990-04-05)April 5, 1990 (aged 20) Japan Gainare Tottori
1GK Kenner Gutiérrez (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 24) Costa Rica Alajuelense
2DF Cristopher Meneses (1990-05-12)May 12, 1990 (aged 20) Costa Rica Alajuelense
2DF Kevin Fajardo (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 24) Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles
2DF Wylon Francis (1990-04-12)April 12, 1990 (aged 20) Costa Rica Limón F.C.
3MF David Guzmán (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 24) Costa Rica Saprissa
3MF Carlos Hernández (1989-08-19)August 19, 1989 (aged 21) Costa Rica CSH Herediano
3MF Diego Brenes (1990-04-12)April 12, 1990 (aged 20) Costa Rica Puntarenas F.C.
3MF Luis Miguel Valle (1989-05-09)May 9, 1989 (aged 21) Costa Rica Alajuelense
3MF Andres Lescano (1989-05-09)May 9, 1989 (aged 21) Costa Rica Alajuelense
3MF Marco Mena (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 24) Costa Rica Belén
4FW Josué Martínez (1990-03-25) 25 March 1990 (age 24) United States Philadelphia Union
4FW Hanzell Aráuz (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 24) Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles
4FW Josué Mitchell (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 24) Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles
4FW Anllel Porras (1990-04-05)April 5, 1990 (aged 20) Costa Rica Orión F.C.

Players called up for the 2011 Pan American Games

Head coach: Costa Rica Carlos Watson

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kevin Briceño (1991-10-21)October 21, 1991 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Orión F.C.
2 2DF Jordan Smith (1991-04-23)April 23, 1991 (aged 20) 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
3 2DF Rudy Dawson (1988-08-05)August 5, 1988 (aged 23) 0 Costa Rica Uruguay de Coronado
4 2DF Derrick Johnson (1989-07-28)July 28, 1989 (aged 22) 0 Costa Rica Limón F.C.
5 3MF Gualberto Montenegro (1991-02-02)February 2, 1991 (aged 20) 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
6 2DF Joseph Mora (1993-01-15)January 15, 1993 (aged 18) 0 Costa Rica Belén Bridgestone
7 3MF Danny Blanco (1992-01-09)January 9, 1992 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
8 3MF Jorge Davis (1985-08-11)August 11, 1985 (aged 26) 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
9 4FW Jonathan McDonald (1987-10-28)October 28, 1987 (aged 23) 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
10 3MF Dylan Flores (1993-05-30)May 30, 1993 (aged 18) 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
11 4FW Bryan Vega (1991-05-27)May 27, 1991 (aged 20) 0 Costa Rica Belén Bridgestone
12 2DF Keyner Brown (1991-12-30)December 30, 1991 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Orión F.C.
13 2DF Jean Carlos Sanchez (1992-04-19)April 19, 1992 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Herediano
14 3MF Oscar Villalobos (1990-08-15)August 15, 1990 (aged 21) 0 Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles
15 3MF Carlos Ochoa (1992-02-10)February 10, 1992 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Uruguay de Coronado
16 3MF Carlos Viales (1991-11-07)November 7, 1991 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Municipal Liberia
17 3MF Deyver Vega (1992-09-19)September 19, 1992 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
18 1GK Ricardo Rojas (1992-03-01)March 1 , 1992 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa

Eligible players[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Esteban Alvarado (1989-04-28)April 28, 1989 (aged 21) Netherlands AZ
1GK Mauricio Vargas (1992-08-18)August 18, 1992 (aged 18) Spain Albacete
2DF José Mena (1989-02-02) 2 February 1989 (age 25) Costa Rica Saprissa
2DF Alejandro Valverde (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 24) Costa Rica San Carlos
2DF Cristian Gamboa (1989-10-24) 24 October 1989 (age 24) Denmark København
2DF Jordan Smith (1991-04-23)23 April 1991 (aged 20) Costa Rica Saprissa
2DF Ariel Contreras (1991-10-20)October 20, 1991 (aged 19) Costa Rica Saprissa
2DF Derrick Johnson (1989-07-11) 11 July 1989 (age 25) Costa Rica Limón F.C.
2DF Francisco Calvo (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 22) Costa Rica CSH Herediano
2DF Ariel Soto (1992-05-14)May 14, 1992 (aged 18) Costa Rica Orión F.C.
2DF Bryan Oviedo (1990-02-18)February 18, 1990 (aged 21) Denmark København
2DF Pedro Leal (1989-01-31) 31 January 1989 (age 25) Slovakia FK Senica
2DF Joseph Mora (1993-01-15)January 15, 1993 (aged 18) Costa Rica Alajuelense
3MF Daniel Varela (1990-04-12)April 12, 1990 (aged 20) Costa Rica Orión F.C.
3MF Diego Estrada (1989-05-25)May 25, 1989 (aged 21) Guatemala Comunicaciones
3MF Diego Madrigal (1989-03-19) 19 March 1989 (age 25) Costa Rica CSH Herediano
3MF Nestor Monge (1990-04-12)April 12, 1990 (aged 20) Costa Rica Pérez Zeledón
3MF Allen Guevara (1989-04-16) 16 April 1989 (age 25) Costa Rica Alajuelense
3MF Juan Bustos Golobio (1992-07-09)July 9, 1992 (aged 18) Costa Rica Saprissa
3MF Yelstin Tejeda (1992-03-17)March 17, 1992 (aged 19) Costa Rica Saprissa
3MF Bryan Vega (1991-05-12)May 12, 1991 (aged 19) Costa Rica Orión F.C.
3MF Diego Calvo (1991-03-25)March 25, 1991 (aged 20) Norway Vålerenga
4FW John Jairo Ruíz (1994-01-10)January 10, 1994 (aged 17) France OSC Lille
4FW Marco Ureña (1990-03-05)March 5, 1990 (aged 21) Russia Kuban Krasnodar
4FW Jorge Alejandro Castro (1989-05-23)May 23, 1989 (aged 21) Costa Rica Saprissa
4FW Joel Campbell (1992-06-26) 26 June 1992 (age 22) England Arsenal
4FW Mynor Escoe (1991-04-21)April 21, 1991 (aged 19) Costa Rica Saprissa
4FW Deyver Vega (1992-09-19)September 19, 1992 (aged 18) Costa Rica Saprissa

Record versus other nations[edit]

As of 2011-03-25
Nation Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0
 Egypt 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 0
 Finland 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0
 Iraq 2 0 0 2 0 5 -5 0
 Italy 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 2
 Morocco 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
 Portugal 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 3
 United States 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0
 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
Totals 10 2 1 7 8 24 -16 6

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