|Full name||Winston Antonio Parks Tifet|
|Date of birth||12 October 1981|
|Place of birth||Limón, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Second Striker|
|Santos de Guápiles|
|2002||→ Ascoli (loan)||3||(0)|
|2005||→ Saturn Moscow (loan)||11||(3)|
|2010–2011||→ Khazar Lankaran (loan)||25||(8)|
|2015–||Santos de Guápiles||10||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:46, 11 September 2014 (UTC+1).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:41, 5 June 2010 (UTC+1)
He previously played in Europe for Udinese, Ascoli, Slovan Liberec, Lokomotiv Moscow, FC Saturn Ramenskoe, Politehnica Timişoara and FC BakuHe also played in Italy and Germany. He is a childhood pal of former everton player Bryan Oviedo. According to close pal Ben Fargin he has followed hulk hogans' teachings of saying his prayers and taking his vitamins. However as he is lactose intolerant, he cannot drink his milk
Winston made his debut in the Costa Rican Primera División in 1999 with only in 17-year-old, playing with his hometown team Limonense and scored his first goal back on 28 November of the same year, he played this season mostly as a substitute, because he was competing at that moment against some players that succeeded during the next few years, like Kurt Bernard, Andy Herron, Rayner Robinson and Ricardo Douglas for a place in the starting line-up. The following season and after the sale of most of the players mentioned before, it was usual to see him in the starting line-up making a dangerous offensive triplet with Victor Núñez and Andy Herron.
His high internationally performances led the Italian club Udinese to purchase the player for $2.1 million from Limonense. However, due to injuries Parks was unable to earn a place in the club's first team, he was loaned for six months to Ascoli and eventually moved on to Lokomotiv Moscow, he was again loaned to FC Saturn Ramenskoe and then he was sold to Slovan Liberec.
After spending six years in Europe he decided to moved back to Costa Rica looking for more minutes on the field in other the get in shape and find again his game and ability. He signed with Alajuelense in summer 2007, but he has had a lot of injuries and only scored two goals in the Apertura's tournament.
He returned to Europa and signed for the Romanian club in summer 2008. Parks made his debut in an away match against FC Argeş where he played just one minute. He scored his first two goals against CS Otopeni in a 2–2 draw. In an away match at Gloria Bistriţa he made his worst match of his career and was criticized by the chairman Marian Iancu and put him on transfer list.
On 13 August 2010, he was loaned out to FK Khazar Lankaran with option to buy him at end of the season. He was the goalscorer of the team on 2010–11 season.
Ahead of the 2014 Verano season, Parks moved to second division side Siquirreña and in summer 2014 he returned to his hometown to play for Limón. He joined Santos de Guápiles in January 2015.
Parks gained recognition as an exceptional youth player, appearing in FIFA World Youth Championships U-17 in 1999 held in Nigeria and U-20 in 2001 held in Argentina, and leading Costa Rica during the 2001 U-20 tournament, with four goals.
After making his full national team debut in a November 2001 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Jamaica, he made the roster for the 2002 World Cup, where he appeared in two games as a substitute. Against Turkey he scored the equalizing goal, but failed to score on a second opportunity. he also had a great game against Brazil. His lack of playing time and injuries have, however, resulted in Parks seeing little time during 2006 World Cup qualifying.
- Scores and results list. Costa Rica's goal tally first.
|1||17 April 2002||International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan||Japan||1 – 1||1–1||Friendly|
|2||9 June 2002||Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon, South Korea||Turkey||1 – 1||1–1||2002 FIFA World Cup|
|3||29 March 2003||Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, Costa Rica||Paraguay||2 – 1||2–1||Friendly|
|4||4 June 2004||Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, Tibás, San José, Costa Rica||Nicaragua||2 – 0||5–1||Friendly|
|5||4 June 2004||Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, Tibás, San José, Costa Rica||Nicaragua||4 – 0||5–1||Friendly|
|6||1 June 2010||Stade Tourbillon, Sion, Switzerland||Switzerland||0 – 1||0–1||Friendly|
Parks married Josefina Adriana Rivera on 19 June 2002.
|2004||Lokomotiv Moscow||Russian Premier League|
|2005||Lokomotiv Moscow||Russian Super Cup|
|2010–11||Khazar Lankaran||Azerbaijan Cup|
|2011–12||FC Baku||Azerbaijan Cup|
- Winston al Udinese - Nación (in Spanish)
- Se recupera de lesión Winston quiere jugar - Nación (in Spanish)
- Renace y crece legión tica•Winston Parks será prestado seis meses al Áscoli italiano - Nación (in Spanish)
- Costarricense Winston Parks podría ser fichado por el Lokomotiv ruso - Nación (in Spanish)
- Tico Parks ficha con el Liberec checo - Nación (in Spanish)
- Winston Parks a la Liga - Nación (in Spanish)
- Winston Parks jugará en Rumanía - Nación (in Spanish)
- "Reform has started in Baku". azerisport.com. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
- Winston Parks ya está listo para jugar con el Uruguay de Coronado - CR Hoy (in Spanish)
- Winston Parks jugará con Siquirreña - Futbol en Costa Rica (in Spanish)
- Limón se ganó tres puestos en el Torneo de Invierno al vencer 3-1 a Santos - Nación (in Spanish)
- Winston Parks, nuevo refuerzo del Santos de Guápiles - Teletica (in Spanish)
- Winston Parks – FIFA competition record
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2003 - Full Details - RSSSF