Jimmy Marín

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Jimmy Marín
Jimmy Marín.jpg
Marín in action for Belén in 2016
Personal information
Full name Jimmy Marín Vílchez
Date of birth (1997-10-08) 8 October 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Number 12
Youth career
Deportivo Saprissa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Deportivo Saprissa 3 (1)
2016–2019 Herediano 46 (5)
2016Belén (loan) 15 (1)
2019– Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0 (0)
National team
2017 Costa Rica U20 9 (1)
2018– Costa Rica U21 2 (0)
2018– Costa Rica 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:13, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:24, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Jimmy Marín Vílchez (born 8 October 1997) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Hapoel Be'er Sheva and the Costa Rican team as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in San José, Costa Rica, Marín started his senior professional career with Deportivo Saprissa in 2015. On 6 May 2015, he made his first team debut in a 3–2 victory against Carmelita. On 23 August, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1–0 victory against Pérez Zeledón.[1] He played no further in the league, with his side going on to win it on 23 December.[2]

On 18 May 2016, Marín moved to Herediano on a three-year contract and was immediately loaned out to Belén.[3][4] On 31 October 2016, he scored his debut goal for the club in a 3–2 triumph over UCR.[5]

Marín made his debut for Herediano on 9 January 2017, finding the net in a 2–0 victory over Pérez Zeledón.[6]

International career[edit]


Marín has been capped by Costa Rica at under-20 level, representing the side at 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.[7] He was also selected by manager Marcelo Herrera in the under-20 team for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[8] On 7 July 2018, he was included in the under-21 team for the Central American and Caribbean Games.[9]


On 16 June 2017, Marín was included in the provisional 26-man squad for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.[10] However, he was omitted from the final 23-man squad.[11] On 15 July, he was recalled to the senior team for the same competition as an injury replacement.[12]

On 28 August 2018, Marín was called to the team as a part of a generational of new footballers for friendlies against South Korea and Japan.[13] On 7 September, he made his debut, starting in a 2–0 defeat against Japan.[14]


  1. ^ Jose Luis Rodriguez C.; Davis Castillo (23 August 2015). "Jimmy Marín el joven de 17 años que le dio el triunfo a Saprissa" [Jimmy Marín the 17 year old who gave the victory to Saprissa] (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  2. ^ Rodrigo Calvo (23 December 2015). "Los históricos 32 títulos del Deportivo Saprissa" [The historic 32 titles of Deportivo Saprissa] (in Spanish). Cronica. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Herediano le arrebata a Saprissa joven promesa en la delantera" [Herediano snatches Saprissa young promise in the front] (in Spanish). La Nación. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  4. ^ Keydel Romero (18 May 2016). "Jimmy Marín ficha con el Herediano" [Jimmy Marín signed with Herediano] (in Spanish). Deporticos. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  5. ^ Esteban Diaz (31 October 2016). "Belemitas golpearon a los académicos". Futbol Costa Rica (in Spanish). Futbol. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  6. ^ Juan Diego Villarreal (9 January 2017). "Jimmy Marín empieza a brillar con Herediano" [Jimmy Marín begins to shine with Herediano] (in Spanish). La Nacion. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  7. ^ Hernandez, Joselyn (10 February 2017). "Los 20 ticos para el Premundial Sub 20 = The 20 Costa Ricans for the Premundial Sub 20". Federación Costarricense de Fútbol (in Spanish). Fedefutbol. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  8. ^ Hernandez, Joselyn (28 April 2017). "Marcelo definió los 21 para Corea". Federación Costarricense de Fútbol (in Spanish). Fede Futbol. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Costa Rica define los convocados para los Juegos Centroamericanos en Barranquilla". everardoherrera.com (in Spanish). Everado Herrera. 7 July 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Ramírez eligió al equipo para Copa Oro" [Ramírez chose the team for Copa Oro]. Federación Costarricense de Fútbol (in Spanish). Fede Futbol. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Jimmy Marín, José Leitón y Juan Pablo Vargas no estarán en Copa Oro" [Jimmy Marín, José Leitón and Juan Pablo Vargas will not be in the Gold Cup]. La Nación, Grupo Nación (in Spanish). La Nación. 29 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Bolaños, Ordain y Jimmy Marín llamados a Copa Oro" [Bolaños, Ordain and Jimmy Marín called to Gold Cup]. CRHoy.com (in Spanish). CR Hoy. 15 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Ronald González convoca una renovada selección para gira asiática" [Ronald González calls a renewed selection for Asian tour]. everardoherrera.com (in Spanish). Everardo Herrera. 28 August 2018.
  14. ^ "La Sele cae derrotada 2-0 ante Corea del Sur" [The Sele falls defeated 2-0 against South Korea]. everardoherrera.com (in Spanish). Everardo Herrera. 7 September 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2018.

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