José Carlos Chaves
|Full name||José Carlos Chaves Innecken|
|Date of birth||3 September 1958|
|Place of birth||Atenas, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Leftback or Midfielder|
|1976–1977||Buchtell High School|
|1996–1999||Herediano (sporting director)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2014
After spending a year at a high school in Ohio and some time in the youth teams of Saprissa, Chaves joined Alajuelense in 1980 and moved abroad to play for Inter Bratislava in the Czechoslovak First League during the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons. He returned to Costa Rica to win the 1992-93 league title with Herediano.
He was one of the eldest members of the national team squad, that played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup held in Italy. Before the tournament, Chaves quit the national team since he was unhappy with coach Marvin Rodríguez, prompting de FA to replace Rodríguez by Bora Milutinovic who immediately recalled Chaves.
Chaves is married to Lourdes González Rojas and they have three children.
- El mundialista ateniense Archived 2010-02-18 at the Wayback Machine. - Atenas Online (in Spanish)
- Buzón de Rodrigo - Nación (in Spanish)
- José Carlos Chaves – FIFA competition record
- La decisión de Chaves Innecken - Nación (in Spanish)
- Solano fuera de Heredia - Nación (in Spanish)
- Liga llegó con tres bajas para el debut - Nación (in Spanish)
- José Carlos Chaves at National-Football-Teams.com
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