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José Porras

Personal information
Full nameJosé Francisco Porras Hidalgo
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0.5 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubAD Carmelita

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José Francisco Porras Hidalgo (born 8 November 1970) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays for AD Carmelita in Costa Rica. He is a goalkeeper and captain of his club.

Playing for different teams in Costa Rica during the 90s, Porras spent several years on Saprissa's bench before being given his opportunity to shine. In his youth, Porras was considered a good prospect, even playing for Costa Rica's national squad in the under-20 FIFA World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia, but because Erick Lonnis, the star goalkeeper for Saprissa and Costa Rica, was at the pinnacle of his career, Porras had to patiently wait for his chance.

After Lonnis's retirement, Porras managed to establish himself in both Saprissa's and the national team's goal. With Saprissa he has won three national championships, a UNCAF Cup and a CONCACAF Champions Cup title. With Porras in goal, Saprissa finished third in the FIFA Club World Championship 2005, behind São Paulo Futebol Clube and Liverpool F.C..

Porras has received 33 caps with the Costa Rica national football team. He won a UNCAF Cup and played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup after being named in coach Alexandre Guimaraes's squad.




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