Rónald Chaves

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Rónald Chaves
Personal information
Full name Rónald Chaves Hidalgo
Date of birth (1970-12-06) 6 December 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Esparza, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Escuela de Fútbol de Esparza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Municipal Puntarenas
1994–1996 Ramonense
1996–1997 Alajuelense
1997–1999 Cartaginés
National team
1997 Costa Rica 4 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Ramonense
2013 Puntarenas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2014

Rónald Chaves Hidalgo (born 6 December 1970 in Esparza, Puntarenas[1]) is a retired Costa Rican footballer.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed el Carraco, Chaves played for Municipal Puntarenas, Ramonense, Alajuelense and Cartaginés. He won the 1996-97 Primera División de Costa Rica with Alajuelense.[1]

International career[edit]

He was a non-playing squad member at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia.[2]

Chaves made his debut for the senior Costa Rica national football team in a February 1997 friendly match against Slovakia[1] and earned a total of 4 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 1 FIFA World Cup qualification match[3]

Managerial career[edit]

He was manager of Ramonense in 2009[4] but was dismisses after the 2010 Apertura.[5] In 2013, Chaves was appointed manager of Puntarenas.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Figuras del ayer: Rónald Cháves". UNAFUT. 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
  2. ^ 1989 World Youth Cup Costa Rica Roster - FIFA
  3. ^ Rónald ChavesFIFA competition record
  4. ^ “Carraco” Chaves se mantendrá al frente de Ramonense - AD Ramonense
  5. ^ No más "Carraco" en Ramonense - AD Ramonense
  6. ^ Rónald “Carraco” Chaves, técnico del Puntarenas Archived 2014-06-07 at the Wayback Machine - DiarioXtra (in Spanish)

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