Daniel Torres (Costa Rican footballer)

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Daniel Torres
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Torres González
Date of birth (1977-10-14) October 14, 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Moravia, Costa Rica
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Deportivo Saprissa 2 (0)
1997–1998 Ramonense 27 (0)
1998–2001 Deportivo Saprissa 53 (1)
2001–2003 Columbus Crew 34 (0)
2003–2004 Deportivo Saprissa
2005 Tromsø 12 (0)
2005 Bodens BK 11 (0)
2006–2007 Real Salt Lake 26 (0)
2008 Bryne 12 (0)
2009 FC Dallas 15 (0)
National team
2009 Costa Rica 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 November 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 April 2009

Daniel Torres González (born October 14, 1977 in Moravia) is a retired Costa Rican footballer.



Torres started his football career with Deportivo Saprissa, making his Primera División debut on 16 February 1996 against Ramonense.[2] With Saprissa, he won several national and international titles between 1996 and 2001.

He signed with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer on September 8, 2001. In 2002, Torres appeared in 28 matches for the Crew, starting in 25 of them.[3] He appeared in only eight games in 2003 before being transferred to his former team, Deportivo Saprissa, where he spent 2004 helping the club capture its 24th Costa Rican First Division Title.

In 2005, Torres signed with Tromsø IL[4] of the Norwegian Premier League. He spent part of the season at the club before being transferred to Bodens BK[5] in the Swedish Superettan. He played 11 games for his new club and was named “Player of the Match” five times. Torres made his return to Major League Soccer[6] in the 2006 season, starting in the first 16 games for Real Salt Lake before suffering a season ending foot injury on July 14, 2006 in a 3–1 victory against the New England Revolution. He started in nine of the first ten games of the 2007 season for Real Salt Lake before being transferred to Bryne FK[7] in the Norwegian First Division, where he played through the 2008 season alongside compatriot Carlos Johnson.

Torres signed with FC Dallas on January 27, 2009. He played during the 2009 season, but was waived at the end of the same season.[8]


He played in the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, held in Malaysia.[9]

Torres has been capped once for the senior Costa Rica national football team. His lone cap came on January 25, 2009, in a 3-1 victory over Guatemala at the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Torres is a son of José Torres and Yadira González and has two brothers.[11]



Columbus Crew


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