José Pablo Fonseca

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José Pablo Fonseca
Personal information
Full name José Pablo Fonseca Díaz
Date of birth (1973-11-25) 25 November 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Costa Rica
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1999 Saprissa
1995–1996 Belén
Municipal Liberia
2002–2003 Cartaginés
2005–2007 Saprissa 22 (0)
2007–2008 UCR 8 (2)
2008–2010 Ramonense 39 (3)
National team
1996–2000 Costa Rica 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 July 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Fonseca and the second or maternal family name is Díaz.

José Pablo Fonseca Díaz (born November 25, 1973) is a retired Costa Rican footballer.

Club career[edit]

Fonseca had played almost his entire career for Saprissa, where he debuted at the young age of 18 years. He was also played for other Costa Rican teams such as A.D. Belén, Municipal Liberia and C.S. Cartaginés, only to return to Saprissa three years ago when asked by coach Hernan Medford.

With Saprissa, Fonseca won five national championships and three CONCACAF Champions' Cup. He was also part of the squad that played the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup,[1] where Saprissa finished third behind São Paulo and Liverpool. That makes him one of the most title-winning soccer players in Costa Rica's and Saprissa's history.

He retired in June 2010 when at Ramonense.[2]

International career[edit]

Fonseca made his debut for Costa Rica in a November 1996 friendly match against Panama[3] and has earned a total of 4 caps, scoring 0 goals. He has represented his country in 1 FIFA World Cup qualification match [4]

His final international was an August 2000 friendly match against Venezuela.


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