|Full name||Marvin Obando Obando|
|Date of birth||4 April 1960|
|Place of birth||Palmar Sur, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender, Forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Palmar Sur, Obando served a total of 21 years in the Primera Division of Costa Rica, between 1979 and 2000, and participated in 685 football games, being the Costa Rican footballer the one most often played, beating for one game to Julio Fuller. He scored 70 goals in the process.
Obando holds the record as the most-capped player in the Costa Rican Primera División with 685 appearances. He made his professional debut on 22 July 1979 for Herediano against Municipal Puntarenas and scored his first goal on 9 September 1979 against San José. He played from 1979 to 2000 with Herediano, scoring 48 goals for them in 480 matches, San Carlos, Cartaginés, Saprissa, Ramonense, Turrialba and Municipal Puntarenas.
He played his final international on January 19, 1994 against Norway.
- Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
|1.||24 June 1980||Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, Costa Rica||Cuba||3–0||Friendly match|
He has moved into the coaching side of the game currently coaching a 2nd division team in Costa Rica (Barrio Mexico). Also, he is now training a new soccer academy for kids of 14 years, called Buffalos Soccer Academy in Costa Rica. He works with Roberto Castro.
Marvin Jr. currently plays for Heredia in the Costa Rican 1st Division, he debuted with Heredia when he was 17 years old.
- El arte de perseverar - Nación (Spanish)
- Marvin Obando es el que disputó más partidos en Primera División - Nación (Spanish)
- Un Obando dejó huella en el Team, el otro sigue sus pasos - Nación (Spanish)
- El regreso de Obando - Nación (Spanish)
- Goleadores del C. S. Herediano - Nación (Spanish)
- En el Herediano el record se llama Germán Chavarría - UNAFUT (Spanish)
- Rivera, Arnoldo (10 March 2012). "Marvin Obando, el dueño de la marca" [Marvin Obando, the owner of the record] (in Spanish). La Nacion.
- "Marvin Obando". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
- Marvin Obando – FIFA competition record
- "Costa Rica - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
- Don Marvin pidió un “panta” de corduroy - Al Día (Spanish)
- Marvin Obando at National-Football-Teams.com