Wardy Alfaro

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Wardy Alfaro
Personal information
Full name Wardy Alfaro Pizarro
Date of birth (1977-12-31) 31 December 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Alajuela, Costa Rica
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Santos de Guápiles
1999–2001 Guanacasteca
2001–2004 Cartaginés
2004–2010 Alajuelense 154 (0)
2010–2011 Santos de Guápiles 52 (0)
2012-2014 Cartaginés 40 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Costa Rica 5 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2011.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 January 2009

Wardy Alfaro Pizarro (born 31 December 1977) is a retired Costa Rican football player, who currently is goalkeeper coach at Alajuelense

He played as a goalkeeper, and was one of three that were named in the Costa Rica national squad for the 2006 World Cup held in Germany.

Club career

He started his career playing in the Costa Rican Second Division with Santos de Guápiles and then he moved to AD Guanacasteca. Then in 2001, Cartaginés decided to bring him to the top division. He debuted on September 16 of that year against Pérez Zeledón and soon became a valuable player for this team, helping them to stay at the top division with his great saves. By the end of the 2003-2004 season, Alajuelense decided to loan Ricardo González to the Guatemalan club Comunicaciones so they asked Cartaginés to have him loaned. He debuted with his new team on April 25 of 2004 and became usual at the starting line-up soon after he got to the team. By the end of this season Alajuelense decided to purchase him and he went on to play 154 league games for Liga.[1]

In 2010, Alfaro rejoined his first club Santos and in 2012 he returned to Cartaginés.[2] Besides football, he owns an inflatable games rental company in El Tejar de El Guarco where he lives.[3]

In December 2014, Alfaro retired and was named goalkeeper coach at Alajuelense.[4]

International career

Alfaro made his debut for Costa Rica in a friendly game against South Korea on 11 February 2006[5] and has earned 5 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country at the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup[6] and was a non-playing squad member at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[7]


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