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Jafet Soto

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Full nameJafet Soto Molina
Date of birthApril 01, 1976(age 40)
Place of birthSan José, Costa Rica
Height1.73 m
Playing positionMidfielder

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Jafet Soto Molina (born April 1, 1976) is a Costa Rican retired football (soccer) player who played for CS Herediano and other teams.

In Costa Rica, Soto has only played for CS Herediano, were he is considered an idol by local fans. He also played for several seasons in the Mexican premier league, in teams such as Puebla F.C., Monarcas Morelia, Club Atlas, C.F. Pachuca and Tecos UAG.

He has played for the Costa Rican national team in many locations, where he has shined in several UNCAF Nations Cups, CONCACAF Gold Cups, Copa America and FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Despite of his appearances, injuries and bad luck came in his way of playing in both 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, where Costa Rica has played, but without Soto.

After serval months in Real Salt Lake, Soto went back to his country Costa Rica, were he plays for CS Herediano, fans consider him an idol and he represents CS Herediano, he is captain of this team. He has recently retired from professional football. His last game was played on January 17, 2009 against Brujas FC where he scored a last minute goal that made Herediano win the match 1-0. He is now to become Herediano's administrative manager.

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