Víctor Cordero

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Víctor Cordero
Personal information
Full name Víctor Cordero Flores
Date of birth (1973-11-09) November 9, 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Deportivo Saprissa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–2011 Deportivo Saprissa 478 (27)
National team
1995–2008 Costa Rica 51 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Víctor Cordero Flores (born November 9, 1973) is a retired Costa Rican football player, who has played for Deportivo Saprissa of the Costa Rican first division.

Club career[edit]

Cordero made his debut for Saprissa on 1 September 1991 against Limón, coming on as a sub for Alexandre Guimarães[1] and scored his first goal on 29 December 1996 against Cartaginés.[2] He has played his entire career for Saprissa, with whom he has won 11 national championships and three CONCACAF Champions' Cup, and was part of the team that played the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup, where Saprissa finished third behind São Paulo and Liverpool[3]

He is one of the most title-winning soccer players in Costa Rica's and Saprissa's history, as well as one of Costa Rica's players with most seasons playing under one single team, with 20 straight seasons with Saprissa. He played 478 league games for Saprissa, second to Evaristo Coronado on Saprissa's all-time appearances list.[4]

In May 2011, Cordero announced his retirement from the game.[1]


He made his debut for Costa Rica in a September 1995 friendly match against Jamaica[2] and earned a total of 51 caps, scoring no goals.[5] He represented his country in 5 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[3] and played at the 1999[6] and 2007 UNCAF Nations Cups[7] as well as at the 2000,[8] 2005[9] and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[10]

His final international was a June 2008 FIFA World Cup qualification against Grenada.

Personal life[edit]

Cordero is married to Sigrid González and they have two sons, Ariel and Julen.[2]



1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007 Apertura,2008 Clausura, 2008 Apertura, 2010 Clausura


1993, 1995, 2005
1998, 2003


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