Daniel Vallejos

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Daniel Vallejos
Personal information
Full name Luis Daniel Vallejos Obregón
Date of birth (1981-05-27) May 27, 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth Nicoya, Costa Rica
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2008 Herediano 80 (0)
2009 Puntarenas 12 (0)
2009 Herediano 6 (0)
2010–2012 Santos de Guápiles 46 (3)
2012–2013 Guanacasteca 0 (0)
2013–2014 Ayutla 0 (0)
2014–2016 Puntarenas 0 (0)
2016– Municipal Grecia 0 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Costa Rica 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luis Daniel Vallejos Obregón (born 27 May 1981 in Santa Bárbara de Santa Cruz[1]) is a Costa Rican professional former footballer who last played for Municipal Grecia in Costa Rica.

Club career[edit]

A defensive midfielder, he made his debut for Herediano and played for Puntarenas.[2] In January 2010 he left Herediano for Santos de Guápiles[3] After playing for Santos de Guápiles, Vallejos decided to cease playing professional soccer in his country.[citation needed] He did however have a spell at second division Guanacasteca and played abroad for Guatemalan second division outfit Ayutla.

In summer 2014, Vallejos rejoined relegated Puntarenas in their bid to regain promotion to the Primera División.[4]

International career[edit]

Vallejos played at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship finals in Argentina.[5]

Vallejos made his senior debut for the Costa Rica national football team in a friendly against Japan just before the World Cup finals on April 12, 2002[6] and made 15 appearances, scoring no goals. He was a surprise inclusion into the team,[7] but became a non-playing squad member at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

He collected his final cap in a friendly international against China in September 2004.


  1. ^ Génesis de la Sub-20•Limón, Heredia y Guanacaste con más talentos en Selección Juvenil - Nación (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Arenas movedizas / Puntarenas - Nación (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Movimientos del Verano - Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Puntarenas FC se basa en la experiencia para conformar su plantel de Segunda - Nación (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Daniel VallejosFIFA competition record
  6. ^ "Costa Rica - Details International Matches 1993-2003". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
  7. ^ Jugadores convocados a ir al mundial - Nación (in Spanish)

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