|Full name||Javier Vicente Wanchope Watson|
|Date of birth||August 10, 1968|
|Place of birth||, Costa Rica|
|2006||El Roble de Alajuela|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Javier Vicente Wanchope Watson (born 10 August 1968) is a former Costa Rican football striker, who played most of his career with Deportivo Saprissa. He is the current manager of Panamanian club Atlético Chiriquí.
He was the second famous Wanchope soccer player to emerge in Costa Rica, after his dad Vicente, who played in the 1950s and 1960 with Herediano and Limonense. His younger brother is international soccer forward Paulo Wanchope, and his uncle is current coach and former player Carlos Watson.
Javier began his career with Herediano, a team where all his soccer playing family members have played. He was transferred to Club Nacional de Football, where he played for 2 years in the Primera Division Uruguaya. He also played for Defensor Sporting. His style of playing was similar to his brother Paulo's, and was projecting himself to a successful international career when a knee injury cut his career short, and almost ended it before it even started. He returned to his country to play with Deportivo Saprissa, where he won two national championships, as well as two CONCACAF Champions Cups. He was an excellent scorer for Saprissa. He later had spells at Carmelita and Guatemalan side Suchitepéquez before finishing his career at Santa Bárbara.
He played with his national team, during two World Cup qualifiers, and was part of the 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship held in China, the first FIFA World Cup tournament where Costa Rica ever appeared.
He became coach of the Panama national under-20 football team in April 2012 and in June 2013 took the reins at Panamanian outfit Atlético Chiriquí after "Cholito" Méndez resigned. With Chiriquí he won promotion to Panama's top tier in 2014.
- "Emblema del goal". Al Día. 2003-09-20. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
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- Quiero conocer la trayectoria de la familia Wanchope en clubes del futbol superior, desde su padre Vicente hasta sus hijos Javier Vicente, Carlos y Paulo César - Nación (in Spanish)
- Javier Wanchope – FIFA competition record
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- Javier Wanchope es el nuevo técnico de Turrialba - Everardo Herrera (in Spanish)
- Javier Wanchope es el nuevo técnico de la selección Sub-20 de Panamá - FePaFut (in Spanish)
- Javier Wanchope es el nuevo técnico del onceno chiricano en la LPF - La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Wanchope y Atlético Chiriquí, una apuesta que dio resultado - La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Javier Wanchope at National-Football-Teams.com