Erick Scott

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Erick Scott
Personal information
Full name Erick Arnoldo Scott Bernard
Date of birth (1981-05-21) May 21, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Limón, Costa Rica
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 27
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Alajuelense 79 (43)
2004 Columbus Crew 6 (0)
2005–2006 Alajuelense 29 (9)
2007 Marathón (loan) (11)
2008 Shanghai Shenhua 26 (5)
2009 Marathón (6)
2010 Alajuelense 21 (2)
2010 Luis Ángel Firpo
2011 San Carlos 21 (9)
2011 Saprissa 10 (1)
2012 Santos de Guápiles 20 (3)
2012–2013 Uruguay de Coronado 40 (10)
2013–2014 Cartaginés 39 (10)
2014 Uruguay de Coronado
2015– Limón
National team
2002–2012 Costa Rica 28 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 7, 2012
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Scott and the second or maternal family name is Bernard.

Erick Arnoldo Scott Bernard (born 21 May 1981 in Limón) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who currently plays for Limón.

Club career[edit]

Scott joined the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer on loan in March 2004,[1] after several exceptional years with Alajuelense, with whom he had played since May 2001. Scott scored 13 goals in the 2001-02 season, and another 20 in the 2002-03 season, propelling Alajuelense to two straight league titles. Scott also scored several goals against MLS and Mexican league teams in the CONCACAF Champions Cup, and was a key player during his first episode with Alajuelense.

After joining the Crew, however, Scott saw minimal playing time, and did not return for the 2005 season. He was picked up by Real Salt Lake with the last pick of the 2004 MLS Expansion Draft, but was not brought into the squad. Instead, he stayed in Costa Rica and returned to Alajuelense.

Scott found himself playing with a different squad and a different manager at Alajuelense, and his performances were not up to the level there were when he left the squad less than a year before. Accordingly, he wasn't involved in many matches during what was left of the 2005 Clausura tournament. Observers expected him to begin the following Apertura tournament in the starting line-up but due some differences with fans and some members of the managerial team, he was sent on loan for 6 months to Marathón in Honduras.[2]

He returned to fitness and started playing well for Marathón, scoring important goals as the club won the 2007 championship.[3] This resulted in attention from clubs in the Chinese Super League, and ultimately in a move to Shanghai Shenhua in January 2008 along with Honduran player Emil Martinez.[4] They were teammates at Alajuelense and at Marathón and were acquired together by the Chinese team. He returned to Marathón ahead of the 2009 Clausura.[5]

In summer 2010, Scott moved to Salvadoran side Luis Ángel Firpo[6] after Alajuelense did not want to renew his contract.[7] In summer 2011, Scott joined Saprissa from San Carlos[8] only to leave them in January 2012 for Santos de Guápiles.[9]

In June 2013, Scott joined Cartaginés,[10] only for the club to release him a year later.[11]

International career[edit]

Scott has made 28 appearances for the senior Costa Rica national team, scoring 7 goals in the process. At the youth level, he appeared in the 2001 World Youth Championship held in Argentina as well as the 2004 Summer Olympics.[12] Scott made his debut for the senior team in a friendly match against Ecuador on October 16, 2002.[13] He has appeared in the UNCAF Nations Cup 2003[14] and UNCAF Nations Cup 2005,[15] as well as the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup held in the United States.[16] Additionally, he appeared in five qualifying matches for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.[12]

Scott was recently called into the Costa Rica squad for a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match,[17] where he was an unused substitute.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. Costa Rica's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. February 11, 2003 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Nicaragua 1–0 1–0 Continental qualifier
2. February 15, 2003 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  El Salvador 1–0 1–0 Continental qualifier
3. July 16, 2003 Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, United States  Cuba 3–0 3–0 Continental championship
4. July 19, 2003 Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, United States  El Salvador 1–0 5–2 Continental championship
5. June 4, 2004 Estadio Carlos Ugalde Álvarez, San Carlos, Costa Rica  Nicaragua 1–0 5–0 Friendly
6. January 12, 2005 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San José, Costa Rica  Haiti 2–0 3–3 Friendly
7. February 25, 2005 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala  Guatemala 4–0 4–0 Continental qualifier


  1. ^ "Scott Becomes Latest Crew Member". 2004-03-26. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ Erick Scott se va como préstamo al Marathón - Nación (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Central America's special year". 2008-01-05. 
  4. ^ Erick Scott y hondureño Emil Martínez viajan al futbol chino - Nación (Spanish)
  5. ^ Scott regresa al Marathón - Nación (Spanish)
  6. ^ Erick Scott jugará en El Salvador - Nación (Spanish)
  7. ^ Wardy Alfaro y Erick Scott quedan fuera de la Liga - Nación (Spanish)
  8. ^ Saprissa fichó ayer a Erick Scott - Nación (Spanish)
  9. ^ Erick Scott pasa a las filas del Santos - Nación (Spanish)
  10. ^ Erick Scott reforzará delantera de Cartaginés - Nación (Spanish)
  11. ^ Cartaginés descartó al delantero Erick Scott - Al Día (Spanish)
  12. ^ a b Erick ScottFIFA competition record
  13. ^ "Costa Rica - Details International Matches 1993–2003". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  14. ^ "Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2003 - Details". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  15. ^ "Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2005 - Details". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  16. ^ "CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2003 - Full Details". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  17. ^ "Duty calls for CONCACAF exiles". 2008-08-20. 
  18. ^ "Match Report : Costa Rica - El Salvador". 2008-08-20. 

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