Alfredo Piedra Mora

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Alfredo "Chato" Piedra
Personal information
Full name Alfredo Piedra Mora
Date of birth (1915-08-16)August 16, 1915[1]
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica[1]
Date of death December 18, 2003(2003-12-18) (aged 88)[1]
Place of death Rohrmoser, Costa Rica[1]
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Orión
Sociedad Gimnástica
La Libertad
Juventud Asturiana
National team
1938 Costa Rica 1 (1)
Teams managed
1955–1956 Saprissa
1955–1957 Costa Rica
1961–1963 Costa Rica
1962–1964 Saprissa
1965 Costa Rica
1966 Herediano
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alfredo Piedra Mora (16 August 1915 — 18 December 2003) was a Costa Rican footballer and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Piedra made his debut for Orión on 24 May 1936 against Herediano, immediately scoring two goals. He went on to win two league titles with them and also played for Sociedad Gimnástica Española, La Libertad (winning another title)[2] and Cuban team Juventud Asturiana.[1]

He was joint league top goalscorer in 1938 with 11 goals[3] and totalled 124 Primera División matches.[4]

International[edit]

He made his debut for Costa Rica playing alongside other Costa Rican greats like Hernán Bolaños and Alejandro Morera Soto in a February 1938 Central American and Caribbean Games match against Panama, scoring a goal in which proved to be his sole international game.[2]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 February 1938 Estadio Juan Demóstenes Arosemena, Panama City, Panama  Panama 7-0 11–0 Central American and Caribbean Games

Managerial[edit]

As a manager, Piedra was in charge of teams like Orión, Saprissa (twice), Alajuelense (also twice), Cartaginés (5 times), Barrio México, Herediano, San Ramón, San Carlos, Puntarenas, Rohrmoser and in Mexico with Monarcas Morelia. He also managed the national team on three occasions, winning the 1963 CONCACAF Championship.

In total, Piedra was in charge at 356 Primera División matches and 49 times with the national team.[4]

Achievements[edit]

As player
As manager

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "¡Adiós, maestro Chato !" (in Spanish). La Nacion. 20 December 2003. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Alfredo Piedra será reconocido en el Verano - UNAFUT (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Goleadores de Campeonato Nacional - UNAFUT (in Spanish)
  4. ^ a b Próximo certamen es dedicado a un grande de nuestro fútbol - UNAFUT (in Spanish)