Mauricio Wright

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Mauricio Wright
Personal information
Full name Wilber Mauricio Wright Reynolds
Date of birth (1970-12-20) December 20, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Herediano (manager)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1998 Saprissa
1998–1999 Comunicaciones 22 (2)
1999–2000 San Jose Earthquakes 36 (3)
2000–2001 New England Revolution 40 (3)
2002 Herediano 18 (1)
2002–2003 AEK 25 (0)
2003 Shenyang Ginde 3 (0)
2004–2006 Herediano 24 (3)
2007 Saprissa 1 (0)
National team
1994–2005 Costa Rica 67 (6)
Teams managed
2007–2010 Brujas
2011 Puntarenas
2011–2012 Municipal Pérez Zeledón
2012 Deportivo Malacateco
2014 Cartaginés
2015– Herediano
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Wright and the second or maternal family name is Reynolds.

Wílber Mauricio Wright Reynolds (born December 20, 1970 in San José, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican former soccer defender, a key member of the Costa Rica national team for over ten years.

Club career[edit]

Wright started his career at Saprissa[1] and moved abroad to play for Comunicaciones in Guatemala, where he played alongside compatriots Rolando Fonseca, Floyd Guthrie and Jéwisson Bennett.[2] He then played three seasons (1999–2001) in Major League Soccer, split between the San Jose Clash[3] (later Earthquakes) and the New England Revolution, alongside William Sunsing.[4] He scored six goals[1] and added three assists in MLS league play. Wright has also played for Herediano in Costa Rica and AEK, together with Walter Centeno,[5] in the Greek Super League.[6] He also had a short stint in China with Shenyang Ginde.[7]

With Saprissa, he has won three national championships and two CONCACAF Champions Cup, and returned to the team to play his last season as a professional, accomplishing his dream of retiring as a 'morado'.

International career[edit]

Wright made his debut for Costa Rica national football team at the December 1995 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Belize and earned a total of 67 caps, scoring 6 goals.[8] After not playing in qualifying rounds, he started in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, scoring a goal.[9] He also played (and scored) in the 1997 and 2004 Copa Américas.

His final international was a July 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Cuba.

Managerial career[edit]

Wright was named manager of Brujas in May 2007[10] and he won the 2009 winter championship with the club. He has coached teams in Costa Rica and Guatemala and took the reigns at Cartaginés in May 2014.[11] He was announced the new manager at Herediano in December 2014, replacing Jafet Soto.[12]


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