Reynaldo Parks

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Reynaldo Parks
Personal information
Full name Reynaldo Parks Pérez
Date of birth (1974-12-04) 4 December 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Limón, Costa Rica
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Limonense
1993–1995 Herediano
1996–1997 Municipal
1997–2001 Tecos UAG 108 (8)
1997 Jaguares Colima (loan)
2001–2007 Saprissa
2002 La Piedad (loan)
2007–2008 UCR 31 (9)
2008–2009 San Carlos 4 (0)
2009 Limonense
National team
1993–2003 Costa Rica 43 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 October 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Parks and the second or maternal family name is Pérez.

Reynaldo Parks Pérez (born December 4, 1974) is a retired international Costa Rican football defender.

Club career[edit]

He has played in different teams in Costa Rica, as well as in Mexico and Guatemala. He started out in Costa Rica with his hometown team Limonense, and was later transferred to Herediano. Then he went on to play alongside compatriot Fernando Patterson with Municipal in Guatemala[1] and Jaguares de Colima and Tecos UAG in Mexico,[2][3] before coming back to Costa Rica to play for Saprissa[4] and Universidad.[5]

Parks was part of the team that played the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup, where Saprissa finished third behind São Paulo and Liverpool.[6]

In 2008, he moved to San Carlos[7] and retired in November 2009.[8]

International career[edit]

Parks made his debut for Costa Rica in a February 1993 UNCAF Nations Cup qualification match against Nicaragua and earned a total of 43 caps, scoring 1 goal.[9] He represented his country in 15 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[6] and played at the 1995[10] and 1999 UNCAF Nations Cups[11] as well as at the 1993[12] and 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cups[13] and the 2001 Copa América.[14] Parks was a key member of the national team that qualified for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, serving as the captain. But just before the event started, a knee injury kept him away of participating[15] and he was replaced by Pablo Chinchilla.[16]

His final international was an October 2003 friendly match against South Africa.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 January 2001 Orange Bowl, Miami, United States  Guatemala 3–1 2–5 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification


After retiring, Parks became chairman of the Costa Rican Football Players Association but resigned from his post after 7 years in January 2014.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Parks is married to Irma Loáiciga and they have two sons.[18] His cousin Winston Parks[19] also played for the Costa Rican national team.


2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07


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