Hermidio Barrantes

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Hermidio Barrantes
Personal information
Full name Hermidio Barrantes Cascante
Date of birth (1964-09-02) 2 September 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1991 Puntarenas
1992–1994 Herediano
1994–1998 Cartaginés
1998–1999 Santa Bárbara
1999–2000 Saprissa
2000–2002 Limonense
Total 396
National team
1989–2000 Costa Rica 38 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 January 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Barrantes and the second or maternal family name is Cascante.

Hermidio Barrantes Cascante (born 2 September 1964 in Puntarenas[1]) is a retired Costa Rican football goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

He made his senior debut for Puntarenas on 20 November 1983 against Ramonense[2] and also played for Herediano, Cartaginés and Santa Bárbara[3] before joining Deportivo Saprissa as their second goalkeeper behind José Francisco Porras, after an injury ruled out regular starting goalie Erick Lonnis.[4] He finished his career at Limonense and played 396 matches in the Costa Rica Premier Division.[5]

International career[edit]

Barrantes made his debut for Costa Rica in a February 1989 friendly match against Poland[6] and has earned a total of 38 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 12 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[7] and was part of the national team that played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup held in Italy and featured in the final of the squad's four games played. He was understudy to Luis Conejo in the three group games, but Conejo's injury allowed Barrantes to step in against Czechoslovakia. He was blamed by some fans for Costa Rica's heavy defeat and received death threats on his return home.[8]

He also played at the 1991 and 1997 UNCAF Nations Cups[9] as well as at the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup[10] and the 1997 Copa América.[11]

He played his final international on February 20, 2000 against Trinidad & Tobago.

Personal life[edit]

Barrantes is married to Ana Cristina Baltodano and the couple have three sons: Hermidio, Diego Andrés and Carlos Daniel. They live in Desamparados. After retiring, he worked for the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE ) in the Department of Business Services.[2]


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