Óscar Granados

Óscar Esteban Granados Maroto[1] (Spanish pronunciation: [esˈteβan ɡɾaˈnaðos]; born 25 October 1985) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Herediano.

Esteban Granados
Uruguay - Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2013 (31)
Personal information
Full name Óscar Esteban Granados Maroto
Date of birth 25 October 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Cartago, Costa Rica
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2011 Cartaginés 166 (8)
2011 Orión 15 (1)
2012– Herediano 302 (34)
National team
2009–2015 Costa Rica 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 January 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 January 2019

Club career

Granados started his career at local side Cartaginés where he would stay for 7 years. In June 2011 he joined newly promoted Orión,[2] but left them 6 months later for Herediano.[3]

International career

Granados made his debut for Costa Rica in a January 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Panama and has, as of May 2014, earned a total of 12 caps, scoring no goals. He represented his country in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and was a member of Costa Rican squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup[1] where he was yellow-carded while on the sub's bench in the game against Greece.[4] He played at the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup[5] as well as at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[6]

Personal life

Hailing from Quircot de Cartago, he is a son of Elí Granados and Martiza Maroto and is married to Fiorella Alvarado. His elder brother Michael played professional football with second division side Municipal Osa.[7]


  1. ^ a b 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™ - List of Players, FIFA.com, Retrieved 6/28/2014
  2. ^ Granados y Díaz llegan a Orión F. C. - Nación (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Herediano presentó a 4 refuerzos para el Torneo de Verano 2012 - Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Costa Rica beat Greece on penalties to meet Holland in quarter-finals - Guardian
  5. ^ UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2009 - Details - RSSSF
  6. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details - RSSSF
  7. ^ Esteban Granados Una familia de Dios y fútbol - Nación (in Spanish)

External links

2014 Copa Centroamericana

The 2014 Copa Centroamericana (also known as the Central American Cup Tigo 2014 USA for sponsorship reasons) was the 13th Copa Centroamericana, the regional championship for men's national association football teams in Central America. It was organized by the Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol or UNCAF, and took place in the United States.

2014 FIFA World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 28 June with the round of 16 and ended on 13 July with the final match of the tournament, held at Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro. The top two teams from each group (16 in total) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination tournament. A third-place match was played between the two losing teams of the semi-finals.In all matches in the knockout stage, if the score was level at the end of 90 minutes, two 15-minute periods of extra time was played. If the score was still level after extra time, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out.All times listed below are in Brasília official time (UTC–3).

2017–18 Liga FPD – Apertura season

The 2018 Apertura season served as the opening half of the 2017–18 Liga FPD season. It began on 29 July 2017 and ended on 23 December 2017.

Herediano entered as the defending champions, but lost the title in the Apertura finals to Pérez Zeledón.

2017–18 Liga FPD – Clausura season

The 2018 Apertura season served as the opening half of the 2017–18 Liga FPD season. It began on 6 January 2018 and, given the possibility of a final, will end on 20 May 2018.

Pérez Zeledón are the defending champions.

2018 CONCACAF League Finals

The 2018 CONCACAF League Finals were the final matches of the 2018 CONCACAF League, the second edition of the CONCACAF League, the secondary club football tournament organised by CONCACAF, the regional governing body of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.The finals were contested in two-legged home-and-away format between Herediano from Costa Rica and Motagua from Honduras. The first leg was hosted by Herediano at the Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero in Heredia on 25 October 2018, while the second leg was hosted by Motagua at the Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino in Tegucigalpa on 1 November 2018.Herediano won the finals 3–2 on aggregate for their first CONCACAF League title.

C.S. Herediano

Club Sport Herediano (Spanish pronunciation: [kluβ (e)spoɾt eɾeˈðjano]), commonly known as Herediano and nicknamed El Team, is a Costa Rican multisport club based in the district of San Francisco, Heredia. Although they compete in a number of different sports, Herediano is mostly known for its association football team. It plays in the Primera División de Costa Rica, the top tier of the Costa Rican football league system. Herediano are one of two clubs to have never been relegated, along with Alajuelense.

Herediano has its origins in 1918. The framework for Asociación Deportiva Club Sport Herediano was simmering since June 1920, with the appointment of an interim board with iconic figures like Manuel Joaquín Gutiérrez, Eladio Rosabal, Víctor Manuel Ruiz, Claudio Arguedas and Luis Valerio, but it was not until June 12, 1921 that the Herediano Charter was signed. In that same year, Eladio Rosabal Cordero becomes the first manager of the Costa Rica national football team, and Herediano player Manuel Joaquín Gutiérrez became the first scorer of the national team.

The club's first season resulted in Herediano winning the national championship in 1921, the first edition of Costa Rica's top-flight league. Herediano established itself as a major force in Costa Rican football by winning 27 First Division titles through 2019.

El Team plays its home matches at the Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero. Herediano's home kit is composed of red and yellow vertical striped shirts, with red shorts, accompanied by yellow and red socks. This combination has been used since 1929. Umbro are the kit manufacturers. Herediano holds many long-standing rivalries, most notably against Alajuelense, Saprissa and Cartaginés. It has contributed many key and famous players towards Costa Rica's FIFA World Cup squads such as Marvin Obando, Germán Chavarría, Claudio Jara, Mauricio Wright, Paulo Wanchope, David Myrie, Óscar Granados, José Miguel Cubero, and Daniel Cambronero.

Copa América Centenario squads

The following is a list of squads for all 16 national teams that competed at the Copa América Centenario. Each national team had to submit a squad of 23 players, 3 of whom must be goalkeepers.

The provisional squads were announced on 4 May 2016. A final selection was provided to the organisers on 20 May 2016.

October 25

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Costa Rica squads

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