Jose Francisco Porras in August 2007
|Full name||José Francisco Porras Hidalgo|
|Date of birth||November 8, 1970|
|Place of birth||Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2006.
† Appearances (Goals).
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..
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