Costa Rica

CRC

 


 

Costa Rica
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Sele (The Selection)
La Muerte (Death)
La Tricolor (The Tricolor)

Los Ticos (The Ticos)

Association Federación Costarricense de Fútbol
(FEDEFUTBOL)
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederation UNCAF (Central America)
Head coach Óscar Ramírez
Captain Bryan Ruiz
Most caps Walter Centeno (137)
Top scorer Rolando Fonseca (47)
Home stadium Estadio Nacional
FIFA code CRC
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 25 Steady (17 May 2018)
Highest 13 (February–March 2015)
Lowest 93 (July 1996)
Elo ranking
Current 31 Steady (20 April 2018)
Highest 13 (10 March 1960)
Lowest 81 (March 1983)
First international
 Costa Rica 8–0 El Salvador 
(Guatemala CityGuatemala; 14 September 1921)
Biggest win
 Costa Rica 12–0 Puerto Rico 
(BarranquillaColombia; 10 December 1946)
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 7–0 Costa Rica 
(Mexico CityMexico; 17 August 1975)
World Cup
Appearances 5 (first in 1990)
Best result Quarter-finals, 2014
CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup
Appearances 18 (first in 1963)
Best result Champions, 19631969 and 1989
Copa América
Appearances 5 (first in 1997)
Best result Quarter-finals, 2001 and 2004
Copa Centroamericana
Appearances 14 (first in 1991)
Best result Champions, 1991199719992003200520072013, and 2014

 

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The following 23 players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.
Caps and goals as of 27 March 2018 after the game against Tunisia.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Keylor Navas 15 December 1986 (age 31) 78 0 Spain Real Madrid
GK Patrick Pemberton 24 May 1982 (age 36) 39 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
GK Leonel Moreira 2 April 1990 (age 28) 8 0 Costa Rica Herediano

DF Johnny Acosta 21 July 1983 (age 34) 67 2 Colombia Rionegro Águilas
DF Giancarlo González 8 February 1988 (age 30) 67 2 Italy Bologna
DF Cristian Gamboa 24 October 1989 (age 28) 65 3 Scotland Celtic
DF Bryan Oviedo 18 February 1990 (age 28) 41 1 England Sunderland
DF Óscar Duarte 3 June 1989 (age 28) 37 2 Spain Espanyol
DF Francisco Calvo 8 July 1992 (age 25) 35 3 United States Minnesota United
DF Kendall Waston 1 January 1988 (age 30) 24 3 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
DF Rónald Matarrita 9 July 1994 (age 23) 21 2 United States New York City
DF Ian Smith 6 March 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Sweden Norrköping

MF Celso Borges 27 May 1988 (age 29) 108 21 Spain Deportivo La Coruña
MF Christian Bolaños 17 May 1984 (age 34) 79 6 Costa Rica Saprissa
MF Randall Azofeifa 30 December 1984 (age 33) 57 3 Costa Rica Herediano
MF Yeltsin Tejeda 17 March 1992 (age 26) 48 0 Switzerland Lausanne-Sport
MF David Guzmán 18 February 1990 (age 28) 40 0 United States Portland Timbers
MF Rodney Wallace 17 June 1988 (age 29) 30 4 United States New York City
MF Daniel Colindres 10 January 1985 (age 33) 11 0 Costa Rica Saprissa

FW Bryan Ruiz (Captain) 18 August 1985 (age 32) 109 23 Portugal Sporting CP
FW Joel Campbell 26 June 1992 (age 25) 76 14 Spain Real Betis
FW Marco Ureña 5 March 1990 (age 28) 62 15 United States Los Angeles
FW Johan Venegas 27 November 1988 (age 29) 44 9 Costa Rica Saprissa

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kevin Briceño 21 October 1991 (age 26) 0 0 Costa Rica Saprissa v.  Tunisia, 27 March 2018
GK Danny Carvajal 8 January 1989 (age 29) 4 0 Japan Tokushima Vortis v.  Hungary, 14 November 2017
GK Aaron Cruz 25 May 1991 (age 27) 0 0 Costa Rica Saprissa 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

DF Kenner Gutiérrez 9 June 1989 (age 28) 9 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense v.  Tunisia, 27 March 2018
DF José Salvatierra 10 October 1989 (age 28) 36 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense v.  Hungary, 14 November 2017
DF Michael Umaña 16 July 1982 (age 35) 103 1 Costa Rica Cartaginés v.  Panama, 10 October 2017
DF Jhamir Ordain 29 July 1993 (age 24) 2 0 Costa Rica Herediano 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Juan Pablo Vargas 6 June 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Costa Rica Herediano 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Roy Miller 24 November 1984 (age 33) 57 2 United States Portland Timbers 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Heiner Mora 20 June 1984 (age 33) 22 1 Costa Rica Saprissa 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Christopher Meneses 2 May 1990 (age 28) 20 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE / INJ
DF Julio Cascante 3 October 1993 (age 24) 1 0 United States Portland Timbers 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

MF Ulises Segura 26 June 1993 (age 24) 7 0 United States D.C. United v.  Tunisia, 27 March 2018
MF Wilmer Azofeifa 4 June 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles v.  Tunisia, 27 March 2018
MF Osvaldo Rodríguez 17 December 1990 (age 27) 16 0 Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles v.  Hungary, 14 November 2017
MF José Leitón 6 August 1993 (age 24) 1 0 United States Minnesota United 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Jimmy Marín 8 October 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Costa Rica Herediano 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Esteban Granados 25 October 1985 (age 32) 14 0 Costa Rica Herediano 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Randall Leal 14 January 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Belgium Mechelen 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

FW Yendrick Ruiz 6 January 1987 (age 31) 8 0 Costa Rica Herediano v.  Tunisia, 27 March 2018
FW Josué Mitchell 11 November 1989 (age 28) 1 0 Costa Rica Pérez Zeledón v.  Tunisia, 27 March 2018
FW José Guillermo Ortiz 20 June 1992 (age 25) 6 2 Costa Rica Herediano v.  Hungary, 14 November 2017
FW Ariel Rodríguez 27 September 1989 (age 28) 12 2 Costa Rica Saprissa v.  Panama, 10 October 2017
FW David Ramírez 28 May 1993 (age 24) 17 4 Costa Rica Saprissa v.  Mexico, 5 September 2017

INJ Withdraw due to injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
WD Withdrew for personal reasons.

 

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