Porfirio López

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Porfirio López
Personal information
Full name Porfirio López Meza
Date of birth (1985-09-10) September 10, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Alajuelense
Number 14
Youth career
2004–2006 Santos de Guápiles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Santos de Guápiles 42 (0)
2009–2010 Puntarenas 31 (1)
2010–2011 Dalian Shide 10 (2)
2011 Alajuelense (loan) 22 (1)
2012 Philadelphia Union 5 (0)
2013– Alajuelense 68 (2)
National team
2011– Costa Rica 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 May 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is Meza.

Porfirio López Meza (born September 10, 1985 in San José, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican professional football player who currently plays for Alajuelense in the Costa Rican Premier Division.

Club career[edit]

Porfirio López began his career with Santos de Guápiles in Costa Rica, already being part of the first team in the 2003/04 season.[1] He made his debut with the club in 2006 and remained at the club for three seasons. He then joined Puntarenas and quickly established himself as the club's starting left back.[2] He moved to China and signed a contract with Dalian Shide in February 2010.[3] He made his CSL debut for Dalian against Shaanxi Chanba on 28 March and scored a goal in the match.[4][5] After one season in China, López went on loan to Costa Rican club Alajuelense, helping his new club win both the Clausura and Apertura titles in 2011.

López signed with Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer on December 22, 2011.[6]

López was released by Philadelphia on November 19, 2012.[7]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Costa Rica in an August 2011 friendly match against Ecuador and has, as of May 2014, earned a total of 6 caps, scoring no goals. He represented his country in 1 FIFA World Cup qualification match.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Costa Rica League Cup League Cup North America Total
2005–06 Santos de Guápiles Primera División 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006–07 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2007–08 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Puntarenas 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2009–10 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
2010 Dalian Shide Chinese Super League 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Costa Rica League Cup League Cup North America Total
2010–11 Alajuelense Primera División 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2012 Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total Costa Rica 95 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 2
China PR 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
USA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 110 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 111 4

Updated June 27, 2012

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Costa Rica
2011 1 0
2012 4 0
Total 5 0

Statistics accurate as of August 16, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ La nueva cara de Santos - Nación (Spanish)
  2. ^ "P. Lopez". Soccerway. Retrieved December 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ 实德最后时刻再签两外援 新赛季用满五外援名额 (in Chinese). sports.163.com. December 3, 2011. Retrieved December 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ 哥斯达黎加新援出彩 大连客场战平西北狼 (in Chinese). espnstar.com.cn. March 28, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ "P. López". Soccerway. Retrieved December 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Costa Rican defender Lopez acquired by Union". philadelphiaunion.com. December 22, 2011. Retrieved December 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/news/2012/11/union-waive-three
  8. ^ Porfirio LópezFIFA competition record

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