José Jaikel

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José Jaikel
Personal information
Full name José Antonio Jaikel Aguilar
Date of birth (1966-04-03) 3 April 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Alajuela, Costa Rica
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1993 Saprissa
1994 Herediano
National team
1990–1994 Costa Rica 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José Antonio Jaikel Aguilar (born 3 April 1966 in Alajuela) is a former Costa Rican football player who played most of his career with Deportivo Saprissa, during the 1980s and 1990s.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed El Tanque, because of his strength and build, the striker won several national championships with Saprissa, as well as one CONCACAF Champions Cups. He also played with Herediano, before retiring at only 28 years of age.[1]

International career[edit]

He was part of the national team squad, that played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup[2] held in Italy, but didn't have any actual playing time.[3]

His final international was a January 1994 friendly match against Norway.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 September 1993 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 1–1 2–1 Friendly match
2. 23 September 1993 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 2–1 2–1 Friendly match

Business career[edit]

After retiring as a player, he completed his studies industrial engineering at the Latin American University of Science and Technology. He is currently General Director for Central America at Gruma (Grupo Maseca), a food production company.[1]


  1. ^ a b De las canchas de fútbol a la presidencia de GRUMA CA - La Prensa (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Costa Rica squad list - FIFA
  3. ^ "World Cup 1990 finals". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 

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