Whayne Wilson

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Whayne Wilson
Personal information
Full name Whayne Wilson Harris
Date of birth (1975-09-07)September 7, 1975
Place of birth Limón, Costa Rica
Date of death May 18, 2005(2005-05-18) (aged 29)
Place of death San José, Costa Rica
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Limonense
1997–1999 Herediano (6)
1999–2001 Cartaginés (25)
2001–2002 Herediano (10)
2002–2003 Santos de Guápiles (2)
2003–2004 Ramonense (20)
2004 Cartaginés (4)
2005 Brujas (5)
Total 192 (72)
National team
2004–2005 Costa Rica 8 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Wilson and the second or maternal family name is Harris.

Whayne Wilson Harris (born 7 September 1975 in Limón[1] – died 18 May 2005 in Costa Rica) was a Costa Rican footballer.

Club career[edit]

Wilson started his career at second division Limonense[2] and made his professional debut with Herediano on November 26, 1997, and scored his first league goal for Herediano against Goicoechea on March 4, 1998.[1] He had his best season with Ramonense where he scored 20 goals to be the second leading scorer of the 2003-04 season.[3] Wilson played for Cartaginés and then Brujas during the 2004-05 season. Overall, he scored 72 goals in 192 matches in the Primera División de Costa Rica.[1]

His brother Kéndall is professional footballer.[1]

International career[edit]

Wilson made 8 appearances for the senior Costa Rica national football team, his debut coming in the Copa América 2004 against Chile on 16 February 2005.[4] He appeared in all four matches and scored three goals as Costa Rica won the UNCAF Nations Cup 2005 tournament.[5] Wilson also made two appearances during qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.[6]

Wilson was a member of the Costa Rica national football team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[6]


On May 14, 2005 Wilson's car collided with a truck on a highway along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Wilson died four days later[1][7] in the Calderón Guardia hospital in San José, Costa Rica.[8] He left four young daughters[1] and his partner Corina McKenzie.[2] In 2011 another Costa Rican international, Dennis Marshall, died in a car accident on the same road.

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. Costa Rica's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. February 21, 2005 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala  El Salvador 1–0 2–1 Continental qualifier
2. February 25, 2005 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala  Guatemala 3–0 4–0 Continental qualifier
3. February 27, 2005 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala  Honduras 1–1 1–1 Continental qualifier
4. March 26, 2005 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San José, Costa Rica  Panama 1–0 2–1 World Cup qualifier


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Fue imposible salvarlo". Al Día. 2005-05-19. 
  2. ^ a b Cada hija de Whayne Wilson recibirá ¢8.060 de pensión - Nación (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Ramonense y la ilusión del retorno". Nacion. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  4. ^ "Copa América 2004". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  5. ^ "Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2005 - Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  6. ^ a b Whayne WilsonFIFA competition record
  7. ^ "Striker Wilson dies after accident". CNN.com. 2005-05-18. 
  8. ^ Falleció futbolista Whayne Wilson por lesiones provocadas en accidente de tránsito - Nación (Spanish)

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