Hansell Araúz

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Araúz and the second or maternal family name is Ovares.
Hansell Araúz
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Personal information
Full name Hansell Araúz Ovares
Date of birth (1989-08-09) 9 August 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Golfito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Deportivo Saprissa
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Barrio México 13 (2)
2011 Santos de Guápiles 16 (1)
2012–2013 Cartaginés 41 (4)
2013 Erciyesspor 9 (0)
2014– Deportivo Saprissa 17 (2)
National team
2011 Costa Rica U-23 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Hansell Araúz Ovares (born 9 August 1989) is a Costa Rican football midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Golfito, Puntarenas, Araúz was raised in Guápiles, Limón by his mother. He began playing football in the local league and signed with C.S. Cartaginés in 2012.[1]


In January 2012, he signed a new contract with the C.S. Cartaginés.[2] On 15 January 2012, Araúz made his official debut for Cartaginés in the opening match in the Summer 2012 playing 74 minutes in the victory 1-3 over San Carlos. On 22 January 2012, Araúz played in the first official match of Cartaginés in the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica and substituted by José Sánchez at 56 minutes in the team's victory against tri-champion Alajuelense in the "Clasico Provincial". On 12 February 2012, he scoring his first official goal in the "Clasico Provincial" against Herediano at 45 minutes in week 7. At halftime, he picks up the ball with his chest on the edge of the box, shoot with the right leg and deviates in José Miguel Cubero for the 1x0.[3] On 26 February 2012, scored his second goal for the club in week 10, was 0-1 against Santos de Guápiles, but the team would lose 3-2.[4] On 18 April 2012, against Santos de Guápiles Araúz made the pass in the third goal for Pablo Brenes and in the fifth goal Araúz retrieves the ball, the Cartaginés made 5 passes and the play ends in a goal. The match would end 5-1.[5] On 5 August 2012, score the third goal against the runner up Santos de Guapiles in the 6-0 victory, after a play between Erick Ponce and Pablo Brenes, the Mexican would make the center and Araúz would score a header in 59 minutes.[6]


In June 2013, he was hired by the Kayseri Erciyesspor, team of TFF 1. League in Turkey for two years.[7]


In January 2014, Arauz was announced their new player by Deportivo Saprissa.[8]

International career[edit]

He was part of the Costa Rica national football team squad for the 2011 Copa América, but did not play at all in the tournament.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Concachampions Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011–12 Cartaginés Primera División 20 2 - - - - 20 2
2012–13 18 1 - - - - 18 1
Career Total 41 4 - - - - 41 4


  1. ^ Rodríguez C., Paulo (20 April 2012). "Arauz y sus tacos multicolores" (in Spanish). Al Día. 
  2. ^ "Hansell Arauz reforzará la delantera blanquiazul". Cartaginés. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Cartaginés se dejó el clásico provincial ante Herediano". Cartaginés. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  4. ^ "Cartaginés cayó en territorio caribeño y fue desplazado a la cuarta posición de la general". Cartaginés. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Cartaginés golea y se acerca a la clasificación". Cartaginés. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  6. ^ "Cartaginés vapuleo al subcampeón Santos de Guápiles". Cartaginés. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Saprissa confirma la llegada de Hansell Arauz por dos años - Nación (Spanish)
  9. ^ Hansell Arauz

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