|Full name||Jafet Soto Molina|
|Date of birth||November 25, 1976|
|Place of birth||San José, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2006||Real Salt Lake||8||(1)|
|2012–2013||Costa Rica U20|
|2014–||Costa Rica (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
In Costa Rica, Soto has only played for Herediano, where he is considered an idol by local fans. He left the club for a 10-year spell in the Mexican premier league, and played for teams such as Puebla (three stints), Monarcas Morelia (twice), Atlas, Pachuca and Tecos UAG.
In summer 2006, Soto joined Major League Soccer outfit Real Salt Lake and after several months in Salt Lake, Soto went back to his country Costa Rica, where he returned at Herediano as captain of this team. He announced his retirement in November 2008 and he played his final game was played on January 17, 2009 against Brujas where he scored a goal in the 19th minute that made Herediano win the match 1-0. He was substituted himself after scoring the goal.
He made his senior debut for Costa Rica in a January 1994 friendly match against Norway and earned a total of 63 caps, scoring 10 goals. He represented his country in 21 FIFA World Cup qualification matches but injuries and bad luck came his way and denied him of playing in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He played at the 1999, 2001 UNCAF Nations Cups and 2005 UNCAF Nations Cups as well as at the 2000 and 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cups and the 1997 Copa América.
In September 2011, Soto became Herediano's administrative manager. In May 2012 he took charge at Pérez Zeledón, only to leave them in August that year to take over at the Costa Rica U20s. In 2013, he became sports director of Herediano.
In August 2014, Soto returned at the helm at Herediano.
- Tico es sensación en el Puebla de México - Nación (Spanish)
- Jafet no debutará hoy - Nación (Spanish)
- Jafet Soto regresa al Morelia - Nación (Spanish)
- Jafet al Pachuca - Nación (Spanish)
- Tico Jafet Soto se incorpora al Tecos de Guadalajara - Nación (Spanish)
- Jafet Soto jugará en el Real Salt Lake - Nación (Spanish)
- Jafet Soto se retira del futbol - Nación (Spanish)
- Regresó el futbol Jafet se fue dando triunfo a Herediano - Nación (Spanish)
- Jafet Soto – FIFA competition record
- Selección Nacional Copa de Oro - Nación (Spanish)
- Appearances for Costa Rica National Team Archived 2009-07-06 at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF
- Jafet Soto: ‘No estaba en la argolla de Guima’ - Nación (Spanish)
- UNCAF Tournament 1999 - RSSSF
- Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2001 - Details Archived 2008-10-24 at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF
- Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2005 - Details Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2000 - Full Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2005 - Full Details Archived 2008-10-24 at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF
- Copa América 1997 - RSSSF
- Jafet Soto toma las riendas de Pérez Zeledón - Nación (Spanish)
- Jafet Soto a la Selección Sub-20 - Nación (Spanish)
- Jafet Soto es el nuevo entrenador del Herediano - CRHoy (Spanish)