Marín in action for Belén in 2016
|Full name||Jimmy Marín Vílchez|
|Date of birth||8 October 1997|
|Place of birth||San José, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Hapoel Be'er Sheva|
|2016||→ Belén (loan)||15||(1)|
|2019–||Hapoel Be'er Sheva||0||(0)|
|2017||Costa Rica U20||9||(1)|
|2018–||Costa Rica U21||2||(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)
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. He played no further in the league, with his side going on to win it on 23 December.
On 18 May 2016, Marín moved to Herediano on a three-year contract and was immediately loaned out to Belén. On 31 October 2016, he scored his debut goal for the club in a 3–2 triumph over UCR.
Marín made his debut for Herediano on 9 January 2017, finding the net in a 2–0 victory over Pérez Zeledón.
Marín has been capped by Costa Rica at under-20 level, representing the side at 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. He was also selected by manager Marcelo Herrera in the under-20 team for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. On 7 July 2018, he was included in the under-21 team for the Central American and Caribbean Games.
On 16 June 2017, Marín was included in the provisional 26-man squad for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. However, he was omitted from the final 23-man squad. On 15 July, he was recalled to the senior team for the same competition as an injury replacement.
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. On 7 September, he made his debut, starting in a 2–0 defeat against Japan.
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- 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.
- "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.
- Keydel Romero (18 May 2016). "Jimmy Marín ficha con el Herediano" [Jimmy Marín signed with Herediano] (in Spanish). Deporticos. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
- Esteban Diaz (31 October 2016). "Belemitas golpearon a los académicos". Futbol Costa Rica (in Spanish). Futbol. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hernandez, Joselyn (28 April 2017). "Marcelo definió los 21 para Corea". Federación Costarricense de Fútbol (in Spanish). Fede Futbol. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
- "Costa Rica define los convocados para los Juegos Centroamericanos en Barranquilla". everardoherrera.com (in Spanish). Everado Herrera. 7 July 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.