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Josef Miso

Personal information
Full nameJosef Miso
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11.6 in)
Playing positionForward
Club information
Current clubMunicipal Grecia

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Josef Miso (born 18 October 1973 in Trnava) is a Slovak football player who currently plays for Municipal Grecia in the Costa Rican Liga de Ascenso (Second Division). He made his debut in Costa Rican Primera División back on 1995 playing with LD Alajuelense, he soon become part of the usuals at the starting line-up and one of the most claimed players.

He has been known as a very quick and intelligent striker with an excellent assisting ability. He also has a great ability to score from short, middle and long distances free kicks. During his spend in LD Alajuelense, he was known for his coldness when he score, usually remaining calm. He scored a lot of great long distance goals.

He was part of the great LD Alajuelense team that won four Costa Rican Championships in a row, coming back from a long injury and scoring two goals at the final game, he also won two Copa Interclubes UNCAF championships and was part of the team that lost the final of the CONCACAF Champions' Cup against Necaxa, back in 1999. He was awarded as the best foreign player of the national tournament in 1997 and he also was the top scorer during the 1999 season. He also played the Copa Merconorte with LD Alajuelense.

The striker, suffered an injury by the end of 1999 season, when he was having his best times, that made him miss the rest of the season and most of the 2000-2001 season, he was criticized by a part of the fans for being injured that long, he also lost some directive's trust. Although, he had a few games by the end of the season and scored 2 goals at the final game of the year against CS Herediano, giving his team the championship. He had another regular campaign on 2001-2002 season winning again the national title. The LD Alajuelense's managing decided to give another year-deal but he never returned the be the player they needed him to be, so once the contract expired he left the club.

He finished the 2003 season unemployed. Suddenly by the end of the 2004 season he was signed by AD Carmelita and then, loaned to Santos de Guápiles, 2 non-traditional local teams but he was separated for his low level and again ended up unemployed. Suddenly, when his career seamed to be over, CS Herediano, the third best team in the country, decided to give him a chance. He took advantage of the chance playing like his old days and becoming part of the every-Sunday starting line-up, returning to his old high level. He received an international offer from Sandefjord Fotball in Norway due his performance, but his lack of opportunities made him come back to CS Herediano 6 months later. There was a new coach and some new players so he decided to retired of the team. After a few months out of the pitches he started to play for Municipal Grecia the current 1st place of the second division in order to help them get the promotion. He became a good deal for them, because he has started to play well, scoring goals and bringing a lot of fans to the stadium.He still holds the honor of being the foreigner with more goals in the Costa Rican Championship with a total of 87 and he is always remembered in Alajuela for his former fans with flags and songs.

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