Carlos Solano

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Carlos Solano
Personal information
Full name Carlos Solano Fernández
Place of birth Turrialba, Costa Rica
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1969 Turrialba
1970– Saprissa
1980 Real España
1986–1987 Ramonense
1987 Sagrada Familia
National team
Costa Rica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2006
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2006

Carlos Solano Fernández (born 1950 or 1951) is considered one of the best Costa Rican soccer strikers during the 1970s. He played most of his career for Deportivo Saprissa.

Club career[edit]

Solano helped Saprissa win several national titles during the 1970s, becoming one of the best goal scorers of the mythical Saprissa team that won six national championships in a row from 1972 to 1977, and was the top scorer in the 1976 national tournament,[1] scoring a total of 49 goals during those six seasons.[2] He is one of few players who scored 5 goals in one Costa Rica Primera División match.[3]

He also played abroad in Honduras, winning another league title, and Guatemala before returning home to finish his career as player/manager of Sagrada Familia.[3]

International career[edit]

He played with the Costa Rica national football team during the 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification.[4] He also represented Costa Rica at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico.[5]


After retiring, Solano ran a sports shop in Siquirres.[3]


  1. ^ Goleo tico desde 1949 - Nación (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Datos de los hexacampeones" (in Spanish). La Nacion. 2008-01-20. Archived from the original on 2008-01-23.
  3. ^ a b c El gol tiene sello de la campiña Figuras del ayer: Carlos Solano Fernández (Short bio) - Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Carlos SolanoFIFA competition record
  5. ^ Pan-American Games 1975 (Mexico) - Match Details