Hernan Medford

Date of birth23 May 1968
Place of birthSan Jose
NationalityCosta Rica
Height1.76 m
PositionMidfielder

Full name is: Hernán Evaristo Medford Bryan

He is the nations most capped player and is the only survivor from the teams only other appearance in the World Cup Finals in 1990. He then scored a dramatic winner against Sweden taking his team into the second round stages. He first played for his country in the World Under 17 Championships in 1985 and has played in Europe for Dinamo Zagreb, Rapid Vienna, Foggia and Real Vallacano. He moved to play in Mexico for Necaxa, Leon and Pachuca before paying his own transfer fee when returning home to play for Deportivo Saprissa early this year. He is a good player to have on the bench where his experience will help those around him.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1987-88 Costa Rica Clasico Tournament 1
1988-89 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 4
1
1988-89 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
1988-89 Costa Rica LA Cup 1
1989-90 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup
3
1
1989-90 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
1989-90 Costa Rica Marlboro Cup 3
1990-91 Costa Rica Gold Cup
1
1990-91 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
1991-92 Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup 4
1
1992-93 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 4
1
1993-94 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
1995-96 Costa Rica Copa Centroamericana 4
1996-97 Costa Rica Copa America 3
1996-97 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 8
2
1996-97 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
1997-98 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 4
1
1999-00 Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup 3
1
1999-00 Costa Rica International Friendly 4
3
2000-01 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 1
1
1
2001-02 Costa Rica Copa America 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 Jun 1988 USA v Costa Rica L 1-0 CLASICO TOURN
31 Jul 1988 Panama v Costa Rica W 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 1st round
17 Aug 1988 Costa Rica v Panama D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 1st round
07 Feb 1989 Costa Rica v Poland L 2-4 International Friendly
21 Feb 1989 El Salvador v Costa Rica L 1-1 (3-4) L.A.CUP 1st round
19 Mar 1989 Guatemala v Costa Rica L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 2nd round
28 May 1989 Trinidad and Tobago v Costa Rica D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd round
02 Feb 1990 USA v Costa Rica W 0-2 Marlboro Cup Semi-final
04 Feb 1990 Uruguay v Costa Rica L 2-0 MARLBORO CUP Final
22 Feb 1990 Costa Rica v USSR L 1-2 MARLBORO CUP 3rd place
20 May 1990 Wales v Costa Rica L 1-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 1990 Costa Rica v Scotland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
20 Jun 1990 Sweden v Costa Rica W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
23 Jun 1990 Czechoslovakia v Costa Rica L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
25 Jun 1991 Costa Rica v Colombia L 0-1 International Friendly
29 Jun 1991 Costa Rica v Guatemala W 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
01 Jul 1991 Trinidad and Tobago v Costa Rica L 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
03 Jul 1991 USA v Costa Rica L 3-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
05 Jul 1991 Honduras v Costa Rica L 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
07 Jul 1991 Mexico v Costa Rica L 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup 3rd place
22 Nov 1992 Mexico v Costa Rica L 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 2 group A
29 Nov 1992 Costa Rica v Mexico W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 2 group A
05 Dec 1992 Honduras v Costa Rica L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 2 group A
13 Dec 1992 Costa Rica v St. Vincent and the Grenadines W 5-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 2 group A
11 Jun 1994 Costa Rica v Italy L 0-1 International Friendly
01 Dec 1995 Costa Rica v Belize W 2-1 UNCAF NATIONS CUP Group 1
03 Dec 1995 El Salvador v Costa Rica L 2-1 UNCAF NATIONS CUP Group 1
07 Dec 1995 Honduras v Costa Rica L 1-1 (2-4) UNCAF NATIONS CUP Semi-final
10 Dec 1995 El Salvador v Costa Rica L 2-1 UNCAF NATIONS CUP 3rd place
09 Oct 1996 Costa Rica v Jamaica D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 1996 Costa Rica v Guatemala W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 1
01 Dec 1996 Costa Rica v USA W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 1
15 Dec 1996 USA v Costa Rica L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 1
21 Dec 1996 Costa Rica v Trinidad and Tobago W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 1
16 Mar 1997 Costa Rica v Mexico D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
23 Mar 1997 Costa Rica v USA W 3-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
11 May 1997 Costa Rica v Jamaica W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
01 Jun 1997 Canada v Costa Rica L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
13 Jun 1997 Brazil v Costa Rica L 5-0 Copa America Group C
16 Jun 1997 Colombia v Costa Rica L 4-1 Copa America Group C
19 Jun 1997 Mexico v Costa Rica D 1-1 Copa America Group C
10 Aug 1997 Costa Rica v El Salvador D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
07 Sep 1997 USA v Costa Rica L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
14 Sep 1997 Jamaica v Costa Rica L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
09 Nov 1997 Mexico v Costa Rica D 3-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
25 Nov 1999 Costa Rica v Slovakia W 4-0 International Friendly
29 Dec 1999 Costa Rica v Honduras D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Jan 2000 Costa Rica v Trinidad and Tobago W 2-1 International Friendly
03 Feb 2000 Costa Rica v Chile W 1-0 International Friendly
13 Feb 2000 Costa Rica v Canada D 2-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group D
17 Feb 2000 Korea Republic v Costa Rica D 2-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group D
20 Feb 2000 Costa Rica v Trinidad and Tobago L 1-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
09 Jul 2000 Costa Rica v St. Vincent and the Grenadines W 7-1 International Friendly
16 Jul 2000 Barbados v Costa Rica L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group E
23 Jul 2000 Costa Rica v USA W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group E
15 Aug 2000 Costa Rica v Guatemala W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group E
03 Sep 2000 Costa Rica v Barbados W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group E
11 Oct 2000 USA v Costa Rica D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group E
15 Nov 2000 Guatemala v Costa Rica L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group E
06 Jan 2001 Costa Rica v Guatemala W 5-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF group E
28 Feb 2001 Costa Rica v Honduras D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
28 Mar 2001 Costa Rica v Trinidad and Tobago W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
19 Apr 2001 Costa Rica v Venezuela D 2-2 International Friendly
25 Apr 2001 USA v Costa Rica L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
16 Jun 2001 Mexico v Costa Rica W 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
20 Jun 2001 Costa Rica v Jamaica W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
01 Jul 2001 Honduras v Costa Rica W 2-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
13 Jul 2001 Honduras v Costa Rica W 0-1 Copa America Group C
16 Jul 2001 Uruguay v Costa Rica D 1-1 Copa America Group C
01 Sep 2001 Trinidad and Tobago v Costa Rica W 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
04 Sep 2001 Costa Rica v USA W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
07 Oct 2001 Costa Rica v Mexico D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
11 Nov 2001 Jamaica v Costa Rica W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
11 Jan 2002 Costa Rica v Cameroon W 2-1 A v U23
18 Jan 2002 Martinique v Costa Rica W 0-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Group C
20 Jan 2002 Costa Rica v Trinidad and Tobago D 1-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Group C
26 Jan 2002 Costa Rica v Haiti W 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
30 Jan 2002 Costa Rica v Korea Republic W 3-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
02 Feb 2002 USA v Costa Rica L 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
09 May 2002 Costa Rica v Colombia L 1-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2002 China PR v Costa Rica W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
09 Jun 2002 Costa Rica v Turkey D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.