Daniel Vallejos

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Daniel Vallejos
Personal information
Full name Luis Daniel Vallejos Obregón
Date of birth (1981-05-27) May 27, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Santa Bárbara, Costa Rica
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000-2008 Herediano
2009 Puntarenas 12 (0)
2009 Herediano 6 (0)
2010–2012 Santos de Guápiles 46 (3)
2012-2013 Guanacasteca
2013-2014 Ayutla
2014- Puntarenas
National team
2002–2003 Costa Rica 15 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Vallejos and the second or maternal family name is Obregón.

Luis Daniel Vallejos Obregón (born 27 May 1981 in Santa Bárbara de Santa Cruz[1]) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who currently plays for Puntarenas in the Segunda División de Costa Rica.

Club career[edit]

A defensive midfielder, he made his debut for Herediano and played for Puntarenas.[2] In January 2010 he left Herediano for Santos de Guápiles[3] After playing for Santos de Guápiles, Vallejos decided to cease playing professional soccer in his country.[citation needed] He did however have a spell at second division Guanacasteca and played abroad for Guatemalan second division outfit Ayutla.

In summer 2014, Vallejos rejoined relegated Puntarenas in their bid to regain promotion to the Primera División.[4]

International career[edit]

Vallejos played at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship finals in Argentina.[5]

Vallejos made his senior debut for the Costa Rica national football team in a friendly against Japan just before the World Cup finals on April 12, 2002[6] and made 15 appearances, scoring no goals. He was a surpise inclusion into the team,[7] but became a non-playing squad member at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

He collected his final cap in a friendly international against China in September 2004.


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