Cristian Oviedo Calvo

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Cristian Oviedo
Personal information
Full name Cristian Alberto Oviedo Calvo
Date of birth (1978-08-25) 25 August 1978 (age 39)
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 (in 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” Archived 2014-08-08 at the Wayback Machine. - Prensa Libre (in 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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