Jorge Luis Pinto

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Jorge Luis Pinto Afanador
Personal information
Full name Jorge Luis Pinto Afanador
Date of birth (1952-12-16) December 16, 1952 (age 61)
Place of birth San Gil, Colombia
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Club information
Current team
none
Teams managed
Years Team
1984–1985 Millonarios
1986–1987 Santa Fe
1988–1989 Unión Magdalena
1990–1991 Deportivo Cali
1991–1993 Santa Fe
1994–1997 Unión Magdalena
1997–1998 Alianza Lima
1998–1999 Millonarios
1999–2000 Alianza Lima
2001 Atlético Bucaramanga
2002–2003 Alajuelense
2003–2004 Atlético Junior
2004–2005 Costa Rica
2006 Cúcuta Deportivo
2007–2008 Colombia
2009 Cúcuta Deportivo
2009 El Nacional
2010–2011 Deportivo Táchira
2011–2014 Costa Rica
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pinto and the second or maternal family name is Afanador.

Jorge Luis Pinto Afanador (born 16 December 1952) is a Colombian football coach, and former manager of the Costa Rica national football team.

Managing career[edit]

Pinto managed several teams in Colombia, including Santa Fe and Union Magdalena on two occasions, before joining Club Alianza Lima (Peru) in 1997. The team was able to win the 1997 Torneo Descentralizado, after a 18 year drought. Afterwards, he left the club and returned to Colombia.

After an unsuccessful attempt at Coaching Costa Rica in 2004-2005, Pinto returned to Colombia to coach a recently promoted team Corporación Nuevo Cúcuta Deportivo which he led to win their first Colombian National Championship in their history.

Shortly afterward he was named the new Colombia national football team coach. His job was highly criticized by the general public after very bad showings against Uruguay and Chile in 2010 World Cup Qualifying matches as well as in the 2007 Copa America 2007. Jorge Luis Pinto took the Colombia national football team to one of the best starts in FIFA World Cup Qualifying in Colombian football history, obtaining 10 points out of a possible 16 points. However, due to several lackluster performances later on, Colombia ended in 7th place and failed to qualify to the FIFA World Cup 2010.

In 2011 he became manager of Costa Rica once again, and in 10 September 2013 qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Costa Rica ended in second place in the CONCACAF World Cup qualification.

In the 2014 FIFA World Cup Pinto secured a 3-1 victory for Costa Rica over Uruguay and another 1-0 victory over Italy. After a 0-0 tie against England, Costa Rica finished first in the so-called "Group of Death", the second time Costa Rica made it to the World Cup Round of 16. On 29 June 2014, Costa Rica defeated Greece on penalties and went through to the Quarter Finals of the 2014 World Cup. His team eventually lost on penalties to the Netherlands in the Quarter Finals, after a goalless draw.

Managerial honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Alianza Lima
Alajuelense
Cúcuta Deportivo
Deportivo Táchira

International[edit]

Costa-Rica

References[edit]

Official Website [1] (Spanish)
FIFA related news [1] (Spanish)