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Juan Bautista Esquivel

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Name  Juan Esquivel
Years  Team
Role  Footballer
1998-2005  Saprissa
Playing position  Midfielder
2002–2003  Costa Rica

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Full name  Juan Bautista Esquivel Lobo
Date of birth  (1980-08-12) 12 August 1980 (age 35)

Place of birth  San Ramon, Costa Rica

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Juan Bautista Esquivel Lobo (born 12 August 1980) is a retired Costa Rican professional footballer who played his entire career for Saprissa.


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Club career

Born in San Ramón, Esquivel made his professional debut for Saprissa against Limonense. With Saprissa, Esquivel won three national championships, as well as a UNCAF Cup title and a CONCACAF Champions Cup title.

He participated in the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup with his team, who ended up in third place, behind São Paulo and Liverpool After his sudden retirement, he was offered a coaching job at Saprissa´s minor league system.

Forced retirement

Better known as Juanbau, he used to play as a left winger, before a heart condition cut his promising career short in 2005. He was forced to leave professional football at the short age of 25, despite being considered as a future star for his team and the Costa Rica national football team. His father Santiago had died from the same heart disease.

In June 2009, Bautista Esquivel was named assistant to manager Luis Torres at second division side Barrio México.

International career

Esquivel played at the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship held in Egypt, and the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Nigeria.

Esquivel then made four appearances for the senior Costa Rica national football team, his debut coming in a friendly against Morocco on March 27, 2002. His final international was a November 2003 friendly match against Finland.


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