Óscar Granados

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Esteban Granados
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Personal information
Full name Óscar Esteban Granados Maroto
Date of birth (1985-10-25) 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

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.

Club career[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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]


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