Esteban Sirias

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Esteban Sirias
Personal information
Full name Ángel Esteban Sirias Aviles
Date of birth (1980-10-03) 3 October 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Alajuela, Costa Rica
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left Wing Back
Club information
Current team
AS Puma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Alajuelense
2006–2007 Cartaginés 48 (3)
2007–2010 Liberia Mía 83 (7)
2010–2011 Saprissa 20 (0)
2012 Belén 5 (2)
2013–2014 Cartaginés 53 (3)
2014– AS Puma 6 (0)
National team
2007–2009 Costa Rica 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 31, 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 16, 2008

Ángel Esteban Sirias Aviles (born 3 October 1980) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who currently plays for AS Puma.

Club career[edit]

Sirias made his professional debut for Alajuelense in a league match against Limonense on April 28, 1999, coming up as a substitute and playing 12 minutes.[1] He spent six seasons with Liga, winning four league championships, one UNCAF club championship and one CONCACAF club championship.[1] In January 2006, he moved to Cartaginés[1] where he played until he joined Liberia Mía in June 2007.[2] After spells with Saprissa and Belén, Sirias returned to Cartaginés in December 2012[3] but was dismissed by the club in March 2014.[4] After considering retirement, he was persuaded by Marvin Chinchilla to move to AS Puma for the 2014 Invierno season.[5]


His debut as goalkeeper was in a match of the season summer 2013 against Deportivo Saprissa.[6] In the match the unique goalkeeper that Cartaginés had, Luis Torres, was expulsed for an action made in his area. Sirias was named the substitute goalkeeper, but did not manage to stop the penalty.

International career[edit]

Sirias made his debut for Costa Rica in an August 2007 friendly match against Peru[7] and earned a total of 13 caps, scoring no goals. He represented his country in 8 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[8] and played at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[9]

His final international was a November 2009 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Uruguay.


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