José Luis López Ramírez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is Ramírez.
José Luis López
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Personal information
Full name José Luis López Ramírez
Date of birth (1981-03-31) March 31, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Uruguay de Coronado
Number 17
Youth career
1996-1999 CS Herediano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000-2003 CS Herediano - (-)
2003-2011 Deportivo Saprissa 155 (6)
2008-2009 Melbourne Victory (loan) 18 (0)
2010 Dalian Shide (loan) 9 (0)
2011-2013 Belén Siglo XXI 53 (8)
2013- Uruguay de Coronado 30 (1)
National team
2001 Costa Rica U-20 4 (0)
2004 Costa Rica U-23
2003-2011 Costa Rica 38 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2009

José Luis López Ramírez (born March 31, 1981) is a Costa Rican footballer.


Club career[edit]

With Saprissa he has already won five national championships, a UNCAF Cup and a CONCACAF Champions Cup title, in less than four years, 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.

López joined the Australian club Melbourne Victory in July 2008 on a two-year loan deal, after the club managed to free up a space for another international player following left-back Joseph Keenan's release by mutual consent.[1] López made his debut for Melbourne Victory against Perth Glory in the 2008-09 A-League Pre-Season Cup on Saturday, July 26, 2008, with Melbourne winning the game 1-0 through a Michael Thwaite header.

In March 2010, López joined Chinese club Dalian Shide as a replacement of Zhao Xuri, who left the club for Xi'an Chanba.

In July 2011, López moved to the newly promoted Costa Rican Primera División club Belén Siglo XXI on a free transfer.

International career[edit]

Commonly known as "Puppy", he has been an important player for the Costa Rica national football team at numerous levels, playing and captained in the under 20 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Argentina,[2] as well as representing the country with the U-23 team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2] held in Athens.

He has also been capped 38 times for the full national team, making his debut in a friendly against the United States on September 7, 2003,[3] playing for the team during 2006 FIFA World Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying.[2]

There is some confusion as to whether his nickname is "Pupy" or "Puppy". The Spanish Wikipedia entry notes his nickname as "Puppy".[4]

López Ramírez made three appearances at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[5]


With Melbourne Victory:


  1. ^ "Victory adds second Costa Rican star". Retrieved 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c José Luis López RamírezFIFA competition record
  3. ^ "International Friendly Matches 2003". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  4. ^ "José Luis López Ramírez". Retrieved 2008. 
  5. ^ "CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2005 - Full Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 

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