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Jose Chaves

Football player

Buchtell High School

1.75 m



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Full name
Jose Carlos Chaves Innecken

Date of birth
(1958-09-03) 3 September 1958 (age 57)

Place of birth
Atenas, Costa Rica

Playing position
Leftback or Midfielder

José Carlos Chaves Innecken (born 3 September 1958 in Atenas) is a retired Costa Rican football player who played for Alajuelense.


Club career

After spending a year at a high school in Ohio and some time in the youth teams of Saprissa, Chaves joined Alajuelense in 1980 and moved abroad to play for Inter Bratislava in the Czechoslovak First League during the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons. He returned to Costa Rica to win the 1992-93 league title with Herediano.

International career

He was one of the eldest members of the national team squad, that played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup held in Italy. Before the tournament, Chaves quit the national team since he was unhappy with coach Marvin Rodríguez, prompting de FA to replace Rodríguez by Bora Milutinovic who immediately recalled Chaves.

The left-sided defender or defensive midfielder played his final international game on 27 March 1994 against Norway.

Managerial career

After retiring as a player, Chaves became assistant coach at Alajuelense and then sporting director at Herediano. In 2012 he became a director at Alajuelense junior league team.

Personal life

Chaves is married to Lourdes González Rojas and they have three children.


José Carlos Chaves Wikipedia