Mauricio Wright

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Mauricio Wright
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Personal information
Full name Wilber Mauricio Wright Reynolds
Date of birth (1970-12-20) December 20, 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Deportivo Malacateco (manager)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1998 Saprissa 235 (12)
1998–1999 Comunicaciones 22 (2)
1999–2000 San Jose Earthquakes 36 (3)
2000–2001 New England Revolution 40 (3)
2002 Herediano 28 (1)
2002–2003 AEK 25 (0)
2003 Shenyang Ginde 3 (0)
2004–2006 Herediano 31 (3)
2007 Saprissa 1 (0)
Total 421 (24)
National team
1994–2005 Costa Rica 67 (6)
Teams managed
2007–2010 Brujas
2011 Puntarenas
2011–2012 Municipal Pérez Zeledón
2012–2014 Deportivo Malacateco
2014–2015 Cartaginés
2015–2015 Herediano
2015–2016 Club Social y Deportivo Municipal
2017 Deportivo Malacateco
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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 reins at Cartaginés in May 2014.[11] He was announced the new manager at Herediano in December 2014, replacing Jafet Soto.[12]


  1. ^ a b Breve historial de Mauricio Wright (Profile) – Nación (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Wright ya es del Comunicaciones – Nación (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Wright firme en el Clash – Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ MLS al rojo vivo•Equipo de Myers ya avanzó; Wright y Sunsing con esperanza; Solís eliminado – Nación (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Club AEK griego de tico Mauricio Wright en grupo con Real Madrid y Roma para Liga de Campeones – Nación (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Mastrogiannopoulos, Alex. "Foreign Players in Greece since 1959/60". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
  7. ^ Wright jugará en China – Nación (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Costa Rica – Record International Players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
  9. ^ Mauricio WrightFIFA competition record (archive)
  10. ^ Brujas confirma a Mauricio Wright en el banquillo – Nación (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Cartaginés presentará este martes a Maurico Wright como su nuevo técnico – Al Día (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Mauricio Wright asume el Club Sport Herediano – Nación (in Spanish)

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