|Full name||Hermidio Barrantes Cascante|
|Date of birth||2 September 1964|
|Place of birth||Puntarenas, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 January 2014
He made his senior debut for Puntarenas on 20 November 1983 against Ramonense and also played for Herediano, Cartaginés and Santa Bárbara before joining Deportivo Saprissa as their second goalkeeper behind José Francisco Porras, after an injury ruled out regular starting goalie Erick Lonnis. He finished his career at Limonense and played 396 matches in the Costa Rica Premier Division.
Barrantes made his debut for Costa Rica in a February 1989 friendly match against Poland and has earned a total of 38 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 12 FIFA World Cup qualification matches 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.
He played his final international on February 20, 2000 against Trinidad & Tobago.
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.
- "Figuras del ayer: Hermidio Barrantes". UNAFUT. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
- Hermidio a plena luz (incl. Bio) - Al Día (Spanish)
- Hermidio sigue en pie de lucha - Nación (Spanish)
- Hermidio es morado - Nación (Spanish)
- Legendarios de la portería - UNAFUT
- Hermidio no se deprime - Nación (Spanish)
- Hermidio Barrantes – FIFA competition record
- Espejos marcaron la memoria de los mundialistas de Italia 90 - Nación (Spanish)
- UNCAF Tournament 1997 - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2000 - Full Details - RSSSF
- Copa América 1997 - RSSSF
- Hermidio Barrantes at National-Football-Teams.com