Germán Chavarría

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Germán Chavarría
Personal information
Full name Germán José Chavarría Jiménez
Date of birth (1959-03-19) 19 March 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth Tibás, San José Province, Costa Rica
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Herediano (assistant coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1995 Herediano 492 (23)
National team
1983–1994 Costa Rica 46 (1)
Teams managed
1996 Herediano (assistant)
1999–2000 San Lorenzo de Heredia
2001 Club Israelita
2014– Herediano (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2014

Germán José Chavarría Jiménez (born 19 March 1959 in San José) is a retired Costa Rican football player who currently is an assistant coach for Herediano.

Club career[edit]

Chavarría made his professional debut for Herediano on 12 November 1978 against Saprissa and scored his first goal on 7 June 1981 against Puntarenas.[1] He would play his entire career for Herediano from 1978 to 1995, making him the club record-holder with most games[2] when he played 492 consecutive Costa Rican Primera División matches without being expelled.[3]

He retired after a testimonial match on 6 December 1995.[1]

International career[edit]

The moustached defensive midfielder made his debut for Costa Rica in a March 1983 friendly match against Mexico and collected 46 caps, scoring 1 goal.[4] He was part of the Tico's squad that played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup held in Italy, and featured in all four games played.[5] He also played at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.[6]

He played his final international on December 17, 1994 against Saudi Arabia.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 May 1983 San José, Costa Rica  Honduras 3–2 1984 Olympic Games qualification

Managerial career[edit]

In May 2014, Chavarría was appointed assistant to Herediano manager César Méndez.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Angela Chaves and they have two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Buzón de Rodrigo (Bio) - Nación ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  2. ^ En el Herediano el record se llama Germán Chavarría - UNAFUT ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  3. ^ Montenegro, Milton (11 August 2003). "Nuevo desafío" [New challenge] (in Spanish). Al Día.
  4. ^ "Costa Rica - Record International Players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  5. ^ Germán ChavarríaFIFA competition record
  6. ^ "German Chavarria". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  7. ^ German Chavarría será asistente técnico del Herediano - Nación ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)

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