Carlos Castro (footballer, born 1978)
|Full name||Carlos Eduardo Castro Mora|
|Date of birth||September 10, 1978|
|Place of birth||Alajuela, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Left back, Left midfielder|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 13, 2013|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 04, 2009
Carlos Eduardo Castro Mora (born 10 September 1978) is a retired Costa Rican football player.
Castro was raised by his grandparents.
He made his professional debut on 19 October 1997 for Alajuelense against Puntarenas and also scored his first goal against Puntarenas on 15 November 1998, but was rumoured to be kicked off of the team for apparently drinking problems (which he denies). In 2003, he moved abroad to play for Rubin Kazan in Russia whom he left in May 2004 to return to Alajuelense. He has played as left back or left midfielder and dribbles and crosses well, he also has good passing skills.
In January 2007 he signed on a free deal for Norwegian firstdivision club, FK Haugesund, but left the club in January 2008 due to the family did not want to stay in Norway. He decided to go back to Costa Rica after a good season in Norway, and signed for his beloved team, Alajuelense. As soon as he signed, he became a regular in the starting line-up. In June 2010 he left them for Puntarenas and he later played for Brujas.
In summer 2011 he had a very short stint at Herediano, joining them in June and leaving them already in August. In summer 2012, Castro was snapped up by Carmelita and on 1 May 2014 he announced his retirement.
He made his senior debut for the Ticos in a June 2000 friendly match against Paraguay and has earned a total of 48 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has represented his country in 12 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played in Costa Rica's all three matches at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He also played at the 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup as well as at the 2002 and 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cups and the 2001 Copa América.
- Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
|1.||13 October 2007||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||El Salvador||2–0||2–2||Friendly match|
- Primera División de Costa Rica (5):
- 1999-00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05
- Copa Interclubes UNCAF (2):
- 2002, 2005
- Carlos Castro, el talentoso lateral izquierdo de Costa Rica que tuvo éxito gracias a sus abuelos espn.com.mx
- Castro en datos (2002 Profile) - Nación (in Spanish)
- Mundialista costarricense Carlos Castro deja el futbol ruso - Nación (in Spanish)
- [permanent dead link] - FK Haugesund
- Carlos Castro regresa a Alajuelense - Nación (in Spanish)
- Carlos Castro firmó con Puntarenas - Nación (in Spanish)
- Herediano ficha a Castro y Salazar - Nación (in Spanish)
- Carlos Castro queda fuera del Herediano - Nación (in Spanish)
- Daniel Jiménez y Mario Camacho reforzarán a Carmelita en repechaje contra Orión - Nación (in Spanish)
- Carlos Castro anunció su retiro del fútbol Archived 2014-05-29 at the Wayback Machine - Teletica (in Spanish)
- Carlos Castro – FIFA competition record
- Appearances for Costa Rica National Team Archived July 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
- Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2003 - Details Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2002 - Full Details Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2003 - Full Details Archived October 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
- Copa América 2001 Archived October 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
- Carlos Castro at National-Football-Teams.com