Olman Vargas

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Vargas and the second or maternal family name is López.
Olman Vargas
Personal information
Full name Olman Andrés Vargas López
Date of birth (1985-04-15) April 15, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Antigua de Guatemala
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Ramonense
2007–2009 Carmelita 38 (14)
2009–2012 Saprissa 11 (2)
2010 Brujas (loan) 12 (1)
2010–2011 Herediano (loan) 53 (19)
2012 Columbus Crew 11 (1)
2013–2014 Herediano 22 (5)
2014 Universidad (loan) 13 (3)
2015 Antigua 21 (2)
2015–2016 UCR 54 (18)
2017– Carmelita 2 (1)
National team
2012 Costa Rica 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 23, 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 16, 2012

Olman Andrés Vargas López (born April 15, 1985 in San José) is a Costa Rican footballer who currently plays for Carmelita.

Club career[edit]

A tall striker, Vargas began his career with Ramonense,[1] before moving to Carmelita where he scored 14 goals in 38 matches. While at Carmelita, Vargas was noticed by storied First Division club Deportivo Saprissa and joined the club for the 2009-10 season.[2] He made 11 league appearances for Saprissa and netted 2 goals. He was then loaned to Brujas FC[3] for the second half of the 2009-10 season. He appeared in 12 matches for Brujas only scoring 1 goal. In 2010 he was sent on loan to C.S. Herediano,[4] and helped guide his new club into the 2010 Apertura playoffs and the final of the 2011 Apertura where it lost to Alajuelense in a penalty shootout. While with Herediano the striker netted 19 goals in 53 league appearances.

On January 6, 2012, Vargas was signed to a multi-year contract by Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.[5]

On March 24, 2012, Vargas scored his first goal in the MLS, a header coming of a cross from left back Shaun Francis.

On November 20, 2012, Vargas was released by the Columbus Crew. He signed with Herediano at the beginning of 2013,[6] but left them for Universidad in summer 2014.[7] In December 2014 he signed for Guatemalan side Antigua de Guatemala.[8]

International career[edit]

Vargas made his debut for Costa Rica in an April 2012 friendly match against Honduras in which he immediately scored. He won his second and final cap in a June 2012 FIFA World Cup qualification match[9] against El Salvador.

Personal life[edit]

Vargas has been engaged to model Tasha Hines since September 2013.[10]


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