Darío Delgado (footballer, born 1985)

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This article is about the Costa Rican football player. For the Uruguayan football player, see Darío Delgado (footballer born 1969).
Darío Delgado
Personal information
Full name Darío Delgado Mora
Date of birth (1985-12-14) December 14, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Costa Rica
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Youth career
1996–2007 Saprissa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 Puntarenas 123 (9)
2010 Chivas USA (loan) 22 (0)
2011 Guangdong(loan) 7 (1)
2014 Carmelita 17 (1)
2015– Cartaginés
National team
2009–2011 Costa Rica 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 30, 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 14, 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Delgado and the second or maternal family name is Mora.

Darío Delgado Mora (born December 14, 1985) is a Costa Rican footballer who currently plays for Cartaginés.



During the Clausura 2008 season he debuted in the Costa Rican First Division appearing in 11 games scoring 2 goals. For the 2008-2009 season, he played in 30 games in which he scored 2 goals captaining Puntarenas F.C.. During the 2009 Winter Tournament he was recognized by UNAFUT as the league's top player.

In January 2010, it was rumored that he was signed by Major League Soccer team Seattle Sounders FC.[1] In truth, Real Salt Lake had the MLS rights to Delgado. RSL traded these rights to Chivas USA in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.[2] Chivas USA signed Delgado on a season's loan on April 4, 2010.[3]

On January 22, 2011 Chivas USA announced that Delgado would not be part of the club for the 2011 MLS season.[4]

Delgado transferred to Chinese club Guangdong Sunray Cave F.C. at March 2011. On 11 May 2011, he suffered a fracture of tibia and fibula during a FA Cup match against Tianjin Songjiang, ruling him out for the rest of the 2011 league season.[5]

He ended his contract with Puntarenas in December 2013[6] and in January 2014 he joined Carmelita.[7] In December 2014, Delgado moved on to Cartaginés.[8]


He made his debut for Costa Rica in a May 2009 friendly match against Venezuela and has, as of May 2014, earned a total of 12 caps, scoring no goals. He represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[9] was called up for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup playing 3 games. He also played at the 2011 Copa Centroamericana.[10]

His most recent international was a February 2011 friendly against Venezuela.


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