Heiner Mora

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Heiner Mora
Heiner Mora - July 10, 2016.jpg
Personal information
Full name Heiner Mora Mora
Date of birth (1984-06-20) June 20, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Guácimo, Costa Rica
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back / Right wingback
Club information
Current team
Number 27
Youth career
1999–2005 Santos de Guápiles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Santos de Guápiles 43 (1)
2007–2008 Brujas 3 (0)
2008–2009 UCR 26 (1)
2009–2011 Brujas 50 (3)
2010–2011 Santos de Guápiles 7 (0)
2011 Saprissa (loan) 14 (0)
2012–2013 Hønefoss 34 (3)
2013–2014 Belén 9 (3)
2014– Saprissa 1 (0)
National team
2010– Costa Rica 22 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mora and the second or maternal family name is Mora.

Heiner Mora Mora (born 20 June 1984) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Deportivo Saprissa as a wingback.

Club career[edit]

Heiner Mora began his career with Santos de Guápiles. He was a regular starter at rightback for the club before moving to rivals Brujas in 2007.[1] After being seldom used by Brujas, Mora moved to CF Universidad de Costa Rica and recaptured his previous form. In 2009 he returned to Brujas and became an instant starter for the club. The following season he rejoined Santos de Guápiles and his form drew the attention of top Costa Rican side Saprissa who signed Mora on loan in early 2011. He is rumored to join the Seattle Sounders FC.[2]

Mora has been playing for Norwegian side Hønefoss since 2012.[3] Due to multiple issues, including an inhospitable climate, language barriers, inflexible regulations for immigrants and being separated from his family, he has expressed that he will leave and go back to Costa Rica on May 31, even if it means retiring from professional soccer.[4]

In August 2013, Mora signed a one-year contract with Belén to play in the Costa Rican Primera División.[5] In summer 2014 he returned to Saprissa.[6]

International career[edit]

Mora has played for Costa Rica since 2010. He started all three matches for Costa Rica in the 2011 Copa America and played in the 2011 Gold Cup. Mora missed the 2014 World Cup due to injury and was replaced by David Myrie.[7]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. Costa Rica's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 June 2011 Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, United States  Cuba 4–0 5–0 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Personal life[edit]

Born to Dagoberto Mora and Luz Marina Mora, he was born and raised in Guácimo, where his father had a papaya farm.[8]


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