José Porras

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José Francisco Porras
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Jose Francisco Porras in August 2007
Personal information
Full name José Francisco Porras Hidalgo
Date of birth (1970-11-08) November 8, 1970 (age 43)
Place of birth Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 CS Herediano 23 (0)
1993–1994 AD Belen 18 (0)
1994–1995 Puntarenas 29 (0)
1995–1996 AD Carmelita 20 (0)
1996–2000 Deportivo Saprissa 29 (0)
2000–2002 AD Carmelita 31 (0)
2002–2008 Deportivo Saprissa 124 (0)
2008–2009 AD Carmelita 15 (0)
Total 289 (0)
National team
2004–2008 Costa Rica 33 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2006.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:53, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

José Francisco Porras Hidalgo (born 8 November 1970) is a Costa Rican former footballer who last played for AD Carmelita in Costa Rica.

Playing for different teams in Costa Rica during the 90s, Porras spent several years on Saprissa's bench before being given his opportunity to shine. In his youth, Porras was considered a good prospect, even playing for Costa Rica's national squad in the under-20 FIFA World Youth Championship in Saudi ArabiaHowever, because Erick Lonnis, the star goalkeeper for Saprissa and Costa Rica, was at the pinnacle of his career, Porras had to patiently wait for his chance.

After Lonnis's retirement, Porras managed to establish himself in both Saprissa's and the national team's goal. With Saprissa, he won three national championships, a UNCAF Cup and a CONCACAF Champions Cup title. With Porras in goal, Saprissa finished third in the FIFA Club World Championship 2005, behind São Paulo Futebol Clube and Liverpool F.C..

Porras has received 33 caps with the Costa Rica national football team.[1] He won a UNCAF Cup and played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup after being named in coach Alexandre Guimarães's squad.[2]


  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Costa Rica - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  2. ^ Jose PorrasFIFA competition record