Costa Rica's top 10 goals of all time

By Michael Krumholtz

While the Costa Rica men’s football team remains in a winless drought, its important to look back on better times. Thats why The Tico Times has compiled a list of the top 10 goals in the national team’s history.

As Costa Rica football is a relatively new force on the international scene, many of La Sele‘s top goals come from this century, including three from the historic 2014 World Cup performance.

Goals were ranked to weight historical significance over mere style. Though a goal’s difficulty level counts for something, it only truly matters if it came at a defining moment for the national team.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 goals in Costa Rican football history. Let the debate begin.

10. Winston Parks v. Turkey, 2002 World Cup

Paired in a group with eventual World Cup champion Brazil and third-place finisher Turkey, La Sele tied with the latter and nearly made it out of group play. But in the next game, a 5-2 loss to Brazil combined with Turkey’s 3-0 win over China would keep Costa Rica out of the knockout stages because of a goal differential tiebreaker to Turkey.

But Winston Parks’ equalizer in the final minutes with Turkey kept the Ticos’ hopes momentarily alive as the team finished 1-1-1 … continue reading

Via:: Tico Times


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