Sandro Alfaro

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Sandro Alfaro
Personal information
Full name Sandro Alfaro Gamboa
Date of birth (1971-01-01) 1 January 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth San Carlos, Costa Rica
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990– Puntarenas
1994–1996 San Carlos
1996–1999 Herediano
1999–2003 Alajuelense
2003–2004 Cartaginés
2004 Puntarenas
National team
1991–2000 Costa Rica 27 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 January 2014

Sandro Alfaro Gamboa (born 1 January 1971 in San Carlos[1]) is a retired Costa Rican professional footballer. He played for several clubs in Costa Rica.

Club career[edit]

Alfaro played for Puntarenas from 1990,[2] Asociación Deportiva San Carlos, Club Sport Herediano, L.D. Alajuelense and C.S. Cartaginés. He won the Primera División de Costa Rica with Alajuelense four times, during the 1999-00, 2000–01, 2001–02 and 2002-03 seasons.[1]

International career[edit]

Alfaro made his debut for Costa Rica in an April 1991 friendly match against Mexico and has earned a total of 27 caps, scoring 1 goal.[1] He has represented his country in 5 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[3] and played at the 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup[4] and the 1997 Copa América.[5]

His final international was a July 2000 FIFA World Cup qualification match against the United States.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 February 2000 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, San José, Costa Rica  Chile 1–0 1–0 Friendly match

Personal life[edit]

Married to Yendry, they have a daughter called María Fernanda.


  1. ^ a b c "Figuras del ayer: Sandro Alfaro". UNAFUT. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ El mundo es pequeño - Nación (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Sandro AlfaroFIFA competition record
  4. ^ UNCAF Tournament 1999 - RSSSF
  5. ^ Copa América 1997 - RSSSF

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