Cristian Oviedo Calvo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Oviedo and the second or maternal family name is Calvo.
Cristian Oviedo
Personal information
Full name Cristian Alberto Oviedo Calvo
Date of birth (1978-08-25) 25 August 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Alajuela, Costa Rica
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1995–1997 Alajuelense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Carmelita
2000–2002 Herediano
2002–2003 Santos de Guápiles
2003–2005 Herediano
2006–2014 Alajuelense 269 (30)
Total 495 (41)
National team
2009 Costa Rica 11 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 23, 2010.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 23, 2010

Cristian Alberto Oviedo Calvo (born 25 August 1978) is a retired Costa Rican football player.

Club career[edit]

He usually played as a defensive midfielder, but also an attacking midfielder due his passing skills and vision.

He made his debut in the Primera División on December 3, 1997[1] playing for Carmelita against Alajuelense. Oviedo scored the winning penalty kick in the 2010 Invierno final, helping Alajuela win its 26th league championship.[2]

He retired on 26 July 2014 after 17 years in the Premier Division,[3] totalling 495 league matches and 41 goals.[1]

International career[edit]

Oviedo made his debut for Costa Rica in a January 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Panama and earned a total of 11 caps, scoring no goals. He represented his country in 3 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[4] and played at the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup[5] as well as at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[6] He also was a non-playing squad member at the 2004 Copa América.[7]

His final international was a September 2009 FIFA World Cup qualification match against El Salvador.


  1. ^ a b Hoy se despide Cristian Oviedo, el gran penalero - Everardo Herrera (Spanish)
  2. ^ "Gabas y Oviedo devolvieron a la Liga al trono" (in Spanish). Al Dia. 22 December 2010. 
  3. ^ “Chao, Christian, y gracias por todo” - Prensa Libre (Spanish)
  4. ^ Cristian Oviedo CalvoFIFA competition record
  5. ^ UNCAF Tournament 2009 Archived May 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF
  6. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details Archived July 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF
  7. ^ Copa América 2004 Archived October 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF

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