Guillermo León

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Guillermo León
Personal information
Full name Guillermo León Quirós
Date of death 8 July 2010(2010-07-08) (aged 82)
Place of death San José, Costa Rica
Playing position Inside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947– Saprissa
Universidad Nacional
Nicolás Marín
–1958 UD Moravia
National team
Costa Rica 17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Guillermo "Viriguas" León Quirós (died 7 July 2010)[1] was a Costa Rican football player.

Club career[edit]

He played with Deportivo Saprissa during the 40's and 50's, and was a member of that team when it reached Costa Rica's First Division in 1949.[2] León scored 47 goals in 1947 while playing with Saprissa in the Third Division, and next year scored 33 goals with the team in the Second Division,[3] after which the team rose to the First Division. He also scored once in their first match at the highest level, a 3-1 win over La Libertad on 21 August 1949.[4]

He also played for Universidad Nacional, Nicolás Marín and Unión Deportiva Moravia in a career spanning from 1947 through 1958.[5]


On 8 July 2010, León died at age 82 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease.[6]


  1. ^ "Falleció Guillermo "Viriguas" León" (in Spanish). 8 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Fallece uno de los grandes en la historia del Saprissa - UNAFUT (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Saprissa cumple 77 años de existencia - Everardo Herrera (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Saprissa - UNAFUT (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Murió exjugador ViriguasLeón - Nación (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "FALLECE UN PILAR DEL SAPRISSA" (in Spanish). Diario Extra. 9 July 2010. 

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