Carlos Watson (footballer)
|Full name||Carlos Enrique Watson Simes|
|Date of birth||November 22, 1951|
|Place of birth||Limón, Costa Rica|
|Colegio Nocturno de Limón|
|1998–2001||Costa Rica U20|
|2012–2014||Uruguay de Coronado|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
His career as a coach is much more notable, as he has been the coach for Costa Rica's three most important teams, Deportivo Saprissa, Herediano and Alajuelense. With Saprissa he won the CONCACAF Champions Cup in 1993 and with Alajuelense he won two national championships, in 1983 and 1984.
Watson is known in his country more as an excellent coach for minor leagues than everything else. For instance, as General Manager for Saprissa's minor leagues in the mid-1990s, he discovered an excellent generation of players that are still playing football in Costa Rica, some as internationals. He then took over the job as coach for Costa Rica's U-20 national team, with whom he went on to participate in two Football World Youth Championships. The first one was held at Nigeria in 1999 and the second one in Argentina in 2001, taking the team to the second round in both tournaments. From those teams, Costa Rican players such Gilberto Martínez, Winston Parks, José Luis López Ramírez, Pablo Brenes, Michael Umaña, Carlos Hernández among others, made their first appearances as internationals.
In 2007, Watson stood down at Herediano to act as a football consultant. In September 2012, he took over at Uruguay de Coronado replacing Randall Chacón. He resigned from his post in November 2014.
- Señor de la pasión•Carlos Watson no promete resultados para Argentina 2001, su segundo Mundial en el banquillo tricolor (Interview and profile - Nación (Spanish)
- Villarreal, Juan Diego (2006-08-09). "Para salir del paso" (in Spanish). Al Dia.
- Nueva faceta del técnico Watson hace una pausa en el banquillo y dará asesorías - Nación (Spanish)
- Carlos Watson asume como entrenador de Uruguay - Nación (Spanish)
- Carlos Watson deja la dirección técnica de Uruguay de Coronado - Everardo Herrera (Spanish)
- Paulo César Wanchope - Nación (Spanish)
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