Austin Berry (footballer)

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Austin Berry
Personal information
Full name Austín Gerardo Berry Moya
Date of birth (1971-04-05) 5 April 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Alajuelense
1993–1994 SC Freiburg 12 (1)
1994–1999 Alajuelense
1999 Antigua
2000–2006 Herediano
National team
1991–2002 Costa Rica 65 (6)
Teams managed
Herediano (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Berry and the second or maternal family name is Moya.

Austín Gerardo Berry Moya (born 5 April 1971) is a retired Costa Rican soccer player.

Club career[edit]

Berry started his professional career with Alajuelense with whom he stayed for 10 years except for a short stint in Germany with Freiburg.[1] After a season in Guatemala with Antigua, he joined Herediano in 2000[2] and retired from playing football in 2006.[3]

Doping case[edit]

On 24 July 1996, it was confirmed Berry tested positive of Phenmetrazine after a league game on 7 July 1996 against Cartaginés[4] and was subsequently banned for two months.[5]

International career[edit]

In 1989, Berry played for Costa Rica U-20 at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia.[6]

He made his debut for the senior national team in a June 1991 friendly match against Colombia and collected a total of 65 caps, scoring 6 goals.[6] He has represented his country in 16 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[7] and played at the 1995,[8] 1997[9] and 2001 UNCAF Nations Cups[10] as well as at the 1991,[11] 1998[12] and 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cups[13][14] and the 1997[15] and 2001 Copa América.[16] He also was a non-playing squad member at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[17]

He played his last international in a March 2002 friendly against Morocco but missed out on the 2002 FIFA World Cup squad.

Managerial career[edit]

In May 2010 he was appointed Director of the Institute of Sport and Recreation but resigned two weeks later after critics claimed he lacked experience for the position.[18] He later became assistant manager at Herediano.

Personal life[edit]

Berry is the son of Esmeralda Moya and Austin Berry. He was married to Glenda Peraza and divorced on 2014. They had one daughter named Kianny. Berry has two daughters, Krissia and Camila with Margarita Torres prior to his marriage.[19][20]


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