|Full name||Víctor Amaury Núñez Rodríguez|
|Date of birth||15 April 1980|
|Place of birth||Santo Domingo,
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2000–2001||→ Limonense (loan)||31||(21)|
|2002–2003||→ Santa Barbara (loan)||18||(16)|
|2004–2006||→ Cartaginés (loan)||53||(29)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 October 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).
Víctor Amaury Núñez Rodríguez (born 15 April 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Costa Rican professional football (soccer) player who plays for Herediano in the Primera Division de Costa Rica.
He has the all time record for the number of goals in Costa Rica's first division.
Nuñez scored his first goal on 12 October 2000 against Alajuelense while playing on loan for Limonense. He has led the league in goal-scoring four times (Invierno 2007, Invierno 2008, Invierno 2009 and Verano 2013) and became the top active league goalscorer in March 2009 while becoming the second player to score more than 200 league goals in November 2013. He simultaneously amassed a total of 217 goals in all games, only 30 short of Costa Rican recordholder Juan Ulloa.
His nickname, El Mambo, references the traditional rhythm of his home country (mambo).
He never fully earned trust at Saprissa so he was loaned again once he went back to them. After a few bad disappointing seasons with Saprissa but with a high recognition in the country, he was signed by Saprissa's archrival Alajuelense. He did not have a lot of options during his first year, so he was, again, loaned to Cartaginés and after an amazing campaign he returned to Alajuelense and finally became an important piece of the team. In July 2010, he joined Herediano from Águilas Guanacastecas.
He is a strong and decisive player who has a great ability to dribble rivals and has score amazing goals, he is usually very accurate on his shots.
Núñez made his debut for Costa Rica in a February 2006 friendly match against South Korea and has, as of May 2014, earned a total of 28 caps, scoring 6 goals. He represented his country in 7 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and was part of the Costa Rica squad for 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany, making him the first Dominican Republic-born athlete to compete in a FIFA World Cup..
- Scores and results list. Costa Rica's goal tally first.
|1.||12 September 2007||National Soccer Stadium, Toronto, Canada||Canada||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|2.||13 October 2007||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||El Salvador||1–0||2–2||Friendly|
|3.||21 November 2007||Estadio Rod Carew, Panama City, Panama||Panama||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|4.||14 June 2008||Grenada National Stadium, St. George's, Grenada||Grenada||2–2||2–2||World Cup qualifier|
|5.||15 October 2008||Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San José, Costa Rica||Haiti||2–0||2–0||World Cup qualifier|
|6.||14 January 2011||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama||Honduras||1–0||1–1||Uncaf 2011|
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- "Sonría, "Mambo"". Al Día. 6 November 2005.
- Mambo , máximo goleador activo en Primera División - Nación (Spanish)
- Calvo C., Rodrigo (21 November 2013). "Errol Daniels y Víctor 'Mambo' Núñez, dos leyendas del gol" (in Spanish). Nacion.
- A Víctor Núñez lo seduce otro récord de goleo - Nación (Spanish)
- “Mambo” Núñez jugará con Herediano - Nación (Spanish)
- "International Friendly Matches 2006". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 October 2008.
- Víctor Núñez – FIFA competition record
- UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2009 - Details - RSSSF
- Copa Centroamericana 2011 (UNCAF Nations Cup) - RSSSF