José Miguel Cubero

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José Miguel Cubero
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Cubero singing the Costa Rican national anthem before a match against Mexico at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Personal information
Full name José Miguel Cubero Loría
Date of birth (1987-02-14) February 14, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Sarchí, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Herediano
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2014 Herediano 134 (16)
2009 Puntarenas (loan) 17 (0)
2014–2016 Blackpool 23 (0)
2016– Herediano 19 (0)
National team
2010– Costa Rica 48 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:24, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

José Miguel Cubero Loría (born 14 February 1987 in Sarchí) is a Costa Rican football player, currently playing for Herediano, and for the Costa Rica national football team. He plays as a holding midfielder.[1]

Club career[edit]

Cubero made his professional debut for Herediano on 26 March 2006 against Santacruceña and had a spell on loan at Puntarenas in 2009. He signed a three-year contract extension with Herediano in April 2013.[2]

On 31 July 2014, Cubero signed for Championship side Blackpool on a one-year contract with the option of a further twelve months.[3] He made his Blackpool debut on September 27 in a 3-1 home defeat to Norwich City. In August 2015 it was claimed that Blackpool had snubbed an offer for Cubero from MLS club Seattle Sounders and that they had activated a 12-month extension to his contract.[4]

International career[edit]

He participated in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Canada.[5]

Cubero made his senior debut for Costa Rica in an August 2010 friendly match against Paraguay and has, as of April 2014, earned a total of 34 caps, scoring 2 goals. He has represented his country in 9 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5] and played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2011 Copa Centroamericana[6] as well as at the 2011 Copa América[7] and was a non-playing squad member at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[8]

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