Omar Arroyo

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Omar Arroyo
Personal information
Full name Omar Arroyo Rodríguez
Date of birth (1956-11-22) 22 November 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth San Ramón, Costa Rica
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1980 Ramonense
1982–1988 Alajuelense
1989 San Carlos
Total 378 (94)
National team
1980–1985 Costa Rica 15
Teams managed
2002 Municipal Naranjo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Omar Arroyo Rodríguez (born 22 November 1956 in San Ramón,[1] Costa Rica) is a retired Costa Rican professional footballer. He played for several clubs in Costa Rica.

Club career[edit]

At the club level, Arroyo played for Ramonense, Alajuelense and San Carlos. He won the Primera División de Costa Rica with Alajuelense during the 1982–83 and 1983-84 seasons.[1] He scored a total of 94 goals in 378 league games.[2] On 3 June 1984, he scored one of the fastest goals in the league's history, netting after 15 seconds for Alajuelense against San Carlos.[3]

International career[edit]

Arroyo made 15 appearances for the full Costa Rica national football team from 1980 to 1985.[1] He also played at the 1980 Olympic Games.[4][5]

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring in 1989 due to a persistent knee injury, he worked for the Bank of Costa Rica until 1996.[6] He returned in a role as manager of second division side Municipal Naranjo in 2002.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Figuras del ayer: Omar Arroyo". UNAFUT. 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  2. ^ A las puertas del club de los grandes goleadores Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine - UNAFUT
  3. ^ Relámpago en la red - Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Omar ArroyoFIFA competition record
  5. ^ "Omar Arroyo". Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
  6. ^ Figuras del ayer: Omar Arroyo - Nación (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Omar Arroyo dirigirá en Ascenso - Nación (in Spanish)