Alejandro Alpízar

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Alejandro Alpízar
Personal information
Full name Alejandro Alpízar Delgado
Date of birth (1982-06-14) 14 June 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Costa Rica
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
C.S. Uruguay
Number 10
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Alajuelense 23 (7)
2000–2001 UCR (loan) ? (20)
2001–2002 Pérez Zeledón (loan) 39 (14)
2002–2006 Alajuelense 71 (25)
2006–2009 Saprissa 82 (29)
2009–2010 Liberia Mía 18 (6)
2010–2012 Alajuelense 34 (12)
2012 Xelajú 17 (7)
2013–2014 Alajuelense 43 (7)
2014–2015 Pérez Zeledón 14 (5)
2015– C.S. Uruguay 15 (9)
National team
2003–2009 Costa Rica 15 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 October 2008

Alejandro Alpízar Delgado (born 14 June 1982) is a Costa Rican professional football player who plays for C.S. Uruguay.

Due to his haircut, facial hair style and his skinny figure he was nicknamed El Mosquetero (The Musketeer), but is also known as Djorkaeff or El Matador.

Club career[edit]

He made his professional debut for Alajuelense on 9 May 1999 against Herediano, then was loaned to Universidad de Costa Rica and spent the whole season playing in the second division. The following season, he was loaned again to Municipal Pérez Zeledón, and then came back to Alajuelense for a few more seasons. He suffered an injury to his knee, so he missed the entire 2005-2006 season, and by the end of the season he decided to move on and signed for Deportivo Saprissa. He signed up for the current local champion and became his best acquisition for this season.

His first season with Deportivo Saprissa was very hard; he did not score too much, but ended up with 13 assists. Later, he became one of the most dangerous forwards in the region, helping his team to earn the local title twice, being the top scorer of his team. In the summer of 2009 he left them for Liberia Mía[1] after Saprissa did not meet his salary demands.[2]

In June 2012 he moved abroad to play in Guatemala for Hernán Medford's Xelajú,[3] but did not return to them ahead of the 2013 Clausura because he was not allowed to leave Costa Rica.[4] He then rejoined Alajuelense.[5]

International career[edit]

Alpízar made his debut for Costa Rica in a February 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Nicaragua and earned a total of 15 caps, scoring 3 goals. He has represented his country in 5 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[6] and played at the 2003[7] and 2009 UNCAF Nations Cups.[8]

His final international was a February 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Panama. Alpízar also played for Costa Rica at the 2000 FIFA Futsal World Championship finals.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. Costa Rica's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 March 2008 Estadio Max Agustin, Iquitos, Peru  Peru 1–1 1–3 Friendly
2. 6 September 2008 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San José, Costa Rica  Suriname 3–0 7–0 World Cup qualifier
3. 10 September 2008 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Haiti 3–1 3–1 World Cup qualifier


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