Costa Rica national under-23 football team

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Costa Rica under-23
Nickname(s) Ticos, La Tricolor, La Sele (Selección)
Association Federación Costarricense de Fútbol
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Rónald González (2010–)
FIFA code CRC
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Costa Rica 0 – 3  Iraq
(Kiev , USSR; February 17, 1980)
Biggest win
 Costa Rica 4 – 2  Portugal
(Athens, Greece; October 3, 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Costa Rica 1 – 4  Egypt
(Pasadena, California, USA; September 25, 1980)
Records for competitive
matches only.

Costa Rica Olympic football team represents Costa Rica in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Federación Costarricense de Fútbol

History[edit]

Olympics Record[edit]

Olympics record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
France 1900 Did Not Enter
United States 1904
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
France 1924
Netherlands 1928
Nazi Germany 1936
United Kingdom 1948
Finland 1952
Australia 1956
Italy 1960
Japan 1964
Mexico 1968 Did Not Qualify
Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980 First Round 16 3 0 0 3 2 9
United States 1984 First Round 13 3 1 0 2 2 7
South Korea 1988 Did Not Qualify
Spain 1992
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004 Quarter-finals 8 4 1 1 2 4 8
China 2008 Did Not Qualify
United Kingdom 2012
Total Quarter-finals 3/25 10 2 1 7 8 24

Notable players[edit]

Recent and upcoming games[edit]

Schedule[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Current squad[edit]

Players called up for the 2012 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament September 23 against Nicaragua and the September 25 against Honduras.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Leonel Moreira (1990-04-02) April 2, 1990 (age 25) Costa Rica Herediano
1GK Danny Carvajal (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 25) Costa Rica San Carlos
1GK Minor Alvarez (1989-11-14)November 14, 1989 (aged 21) Costa Rica A.D. Belén Siglo XXI
2DF José Salvatierra (1989-10-21)October 21, 1989 (aged 21) Costa Rica Alajuelense
2DF Ricardo Blanco Mora (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 26) Costa Rica Saprissa
2DF Óscar Duarte (1989-06-03) 3 June 1989 (age 26) Costa Rica Saprissa
2DF Roy Smith (1990-04-05)April 5, 1990 (aged 20) Japan Gainare Tottori
1GK Kenner Gutiérrez (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 25) Costa Rica Alajuelense
2DF Cristopher Meneses (1990-05-12)May 12, 1990 (aged 20) Costa Rica Alajuelense
2DF Kevin Fajardo (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 25) Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles
2DF Wylon Francis (1990-04-12)April 12, 1990 (aged 20) Costa Rica Limón F.C.
3MF David Guzmán (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 25) Costa Rica Saprissa
3MF Carlos Hernández (1989-08-19)August 19, 1989 (aged 21) Costa Rica CSH Herediano
3MF Diego Brenes (1990-04-12)April 12, 1990 (aged 20) Costa Rica Puntarenas F.C.
3MF Luis Miguel Valle (1989-05-09)May 9, 1989 (aged 21) Costa Rica Alajuelense
3MF Andres Lescano (1989-05-09)May 9, 1989 (aged 21) Costa Rica Alajuelense
3MF Marco Mena (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 25) Costa Rica Belén
4FW Josué Martínez (1990-03-25) 25 March 1990 (age 25) United States Philadelphia Union
4FW Hanzell Aráuz (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 25) Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles
4FW Josué Mitchell (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 25) Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles
4FW Anllel Porras (1990-04-05)April 5, 1990 (aged 20) Costa Rica Orión F.C.

Players called up for the 2011 Pan American Games

Head coach: Costa Rica Carlos Watson

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kevin Briceño (1991-10-21)October 21, 1991 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Orión F.C.
2 2DF Jordan Smith (1991-04-23)April 23, 1991 (aged 20) 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
3 2DF Rudy Dawson (1988-08-05)August 5, 1988 (aged 23) 0 Costa Rica Uruguay de Coronado
4 2DF Derrick Johnson (1989-07-28)July 28, 1989 (aged 22) 0 Costa Rica Limón F.C.
5 3MF Gualberto Montenegro (1991-02-02)February 2, 1991 (aged 20) 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
6 2DF Joseph Mora (1993-01-15)January 15, 1993 (aged 18) 0 Costa Rica Belén Bridgestone
7 3MF Danny Blanco (1992-01-09)January 9, 1992 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
8 3MF Jorge Davis (1985-08-11)August 11, 1985 (aged 26) 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
9 4FW Jonathan McDonald (1987-10-28)October 28, 1987 (aged 23) 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
10 3MF Dylan Flores (1993-05-30)May 30, 1993 (aged 18) 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
11 4FW Bryan Vega (1991-05-27)May 27, 1991 (aged 20) 0 Costa Rica Belén Bridgestone
12 2DF Keyner Brown (1991-12-30)December 30, 1991 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Orión F.C.
13 2DF Jean Carlos Sanchez (1992-04-19)April 19, 1992 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Herediano
14 3MF Oscar Villalobos (1990-08-15)August 15, 1990 (aged 21) 0 Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles
15 3MF Carlos Ochoa (1992-02-10)February 10, 1992 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Uruguay de Coronado
16 3MF Carlos Viales (1991-11-07)November 7, 1991 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Municipal Liberia
17 3MF Deyver Vega (1992-09-19)September 19, 1992 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
18 1GK Ricardo Rojas (1992-03-01)March 1 , 1992 (aged 19) 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa

Eligible players[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
2DF Erick Cabalceta (1993-01-09) January 9, 1993 (age 22) Costa Rica Cartaginés
2DF Joseph Mora (1993-01-15) January 15, 1993 (age 22) Costa Rica Saprissa
2DF Randall Leal (1996-01-15) January 15, 1996 (age 19) [[]]
7 4FW David Ramírez (1993-05-28) May 28, 1993 (age 22) 6 1 France Évian
14 4FW John Jairo Ruiz (1994-01-10) January 10, 1994 (age 21) 3 1 Belgium Oostende
21 4FW Mayron George (1993-10-23) October 23, 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Greece OFI Crete

Record versus other nations[edit]

As of 2011-03-25
Nation Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0
 Egypt 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 0
 Finland 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0
 Iraq 2 0 0 2 0 5 -5 0
 Italy 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 2
 Morocco 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
 Portugal 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 3
 United States 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0
 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
Totals 10 2 1 7 8 24 -16 6

References[edit]