Jean Carlos Solórzano
|Full name||Jean Carlos Solórzano Madrigal|
|Date of birth||8 January 1988|
|Place of birth||Nicoya, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|St Albans Saints|
|2010–2011||→ Brisbane Roar (loan)||25||(11)|
|2011–2012||→ Melbourne Victory (loan)||14||(0)|
|2017–||St Albans Saints||0||(0)|
|2003–2005||Costa Rica U-17||9||(3)|
|2006–2007||Costa Rica U-20||11||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 October 2010
He made his official debut with the Alajuelense first team during the 2005–06 season, on 14 December, against Santacruceña, with only 17 years, and played 29 minutes for his team. He was the top scorer for his team in the 2006–07 season, scoring eight goals in 17 games.
It was announced that he had signed with Australian A-League club Brisbane Roar on-loan for a year from Alajuelense. Solorzano impressed at Brisbane, scoring 11 goals. Solorzano went on to win the 2011 A-League Grand Final in stunning fashion against Central Coast Mariners. Solorzano stated that he wanted to stay at the Roar.
It was announced on 28 March 2011 that Melbourne Victory signed Solorzano from Brisbane Roar, with Alajuelense extending his loan deal for one more season so that the move could take place. Solorzano failed to make an impact at Melbourne due to limited game-time, and returned to Costa Rica at the end of the season.
Return to Brisbane Roar
On 29 January 2014 Solórzano re-signed with the club that he won Premiership and Championship medals with in 2010–11. He has initially signed on until the end of the 2013–14 season following a successful week-long trial. It took him almost a year to score his first Brisbane Roar goals scoring a brace against the Central Coast Mariners. Solórzano then scored 6 goals in his next 7 games.
On 29 April 2016, following an injury-riddled season, Solórzano was released by Brisbane Roar.
St Albans Saints
Solórzano has represented Costa Rica at U-17 level, was part of the Costa Rican 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship squad as well as the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup squad.
- "Jean Carlos Solórzano: Desempeño" (in Spanish). La Nacion. Archived from the original on 19 February 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
- "Roar Sign Costa Rican Hitman". Australian FourFourTwo. 15 July. Retrieved 15 July 2010. Check date values in:
- 3 December 2010 12:01AM (3 December 2010). "Nico's the man to make Brisbane roar, says Carlos Hernandez". Courier Mail. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
- "Grand final goal may be last Roar act for striker Jean Carlos Solorzano". Courier Mail. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
- "Puntarenas contrata a Jean Carlos Solórzano" (in Spanish). La Nacion. 27 June 2013.
- "Roar part ways with Costa Rican striker". Football Federation Australia. 29 April 2016.
- Gojszyk, Mark. "St Albans make statement of intent with Solorzano signing". The Corner Flag. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
- Jean Carlos Solórzano – FIFA competition record
- Jean Carlos Solórzano at National-Football-Teams.com