Calvo in 2019.
|Full name||Francisco Javier Calvo Quesada|
|Date of birth||8 July 1992|
|Place of birth||San José, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2010||San Jacinto Coyotes|
|2015||→ Santos (loan)||21||(5)|
|2011||Costa Rica U20||4||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 November 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2020
After starting with Deportivo Saprissa as a youth player from 2005 to 2010, Calvo moved to the United States to study at San Jacinto College after getting a scholarship and played football at university level during that period.
On his return to Costa Rica in 2011, Calvo played for Herediano before a stint at Pérez Zeledón where he scored 5 goals in 21 matches. In January 2013 he moved abroad to play for then Danish champions Nordsjælland but he returned to Herediano in summer 2013. In January 2015, Calvo joined Santos de Guápiles as a loan.
In late May, Francisco joined Saprissa. In his first season with Saprissa, he appeared in 39 matches and scored 5 goals. The following season, he continued to be a set-piece threat as he scored 9 goals in 24 matches playing as a defender.
On 27 December 2016 Calvo joined Major League Soccer side Minnesota United FC. In 2018, Calvo was selected as an MLS All-Star, becoming the first Minnesota United player in club history to receive the honor.
He was also a reserve call-up for the Costa Rica team at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and later impressed senior head coach Ricardo La Volpe to win him a call-up for the Costa Rica squad at the 2011 Copa América. He made his debut in the competition in a game against Colombia, ended in a 0–1 loss, and a 2–0 win against Bolivia. also Francisco played Argentina in a 3–0 loss.
- As of match played 8 November 2020
|Herediano||2011–12||Costa Rican Primera División||23||1||3[a]||0||26||1|
|Santos (loan)||2014–15||Liga FPD||21||5||—||21||5|
|Minnesota United||2017||Major League Soccer||27||2||—||27||2|
|Chicago Fire||2019||Major League Soccer||23||3||1[b]||0||24||3|
- Statistics accurate as of match played 14 November 2020.
- Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
|1||20 January 2017||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama||Honduras||1–1||1–1||2017 Copa Centroamericana|
|2||13 June 2017||Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica||Trinidad and Tobago||1–0||2–1||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||11 July 2017||BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States||Canada||1–1||1–1||2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|4||3 June 2018||Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica||Northern Ireland||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
|5||14 November 2019||Ergilio Hato Stadium, Willemstad, Curaçao||Curaçao||2–1||2–1||2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League A|
|6||17 November 2019||Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, San José, Costa Rica||Haiti||1–0||1–1|
|Last updated 17 November 2019|
- "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
- Francisco Calvo se abre su camino – Nación (in Spanish)
- Encuentros de Francisco Calvo en 2012 Archived 23 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine – Al Día (in Spanish)
- Francisco Calvo firmó con el campeón danés – Nación (in Spanish)
- Francisco Calvo está cerca de regresar al Herediano – Nación (in Spanish)
- Francisco Calvo firmó con Saprissa a partir del Invierno 2015 – Nación (in Spanish)
- "MNUFC Signs Dynamic Defender Francisco Calvo". Minnesota United FC. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
- "Minnesota United trades Francisco Calvo to Chicago for cash". Star Tribune. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
- Francisco Calvo: “I thank God for this opportunity. My coach (Ricardo La Volpe) gave me these moments and I have given my best.[permanent dead link] – 29 May 2011 (in Spanish)
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- [permanent dead link] (in Spanish)
- "Keylor Navas & six MLS players named in Costa Rica's 23-man World Cup squad". goal.com. Goal. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
- Francisco Calvo at Soccerway. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
- "Francisco Calvo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
- "Calvo, Francisco". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
- Francisco Calvo at National-Football-Teams.com