Paulo Wanchope

Date of birth31 July 1976
Place of birthHeredia
NationalityCosta Rica
Weight80 kg
Height1.93 m
PositionForward

A striker of precocious if unpredictable talent, he caught the eye of Derby County in 1997 when he was signed from Costa Rican outfit CS Heridiano.

Paulo signed for West Ham in July 1999 for a fee of £3.25million then Manchester City purchased him in the summer for £3.6million.

Infuriating and enigmatic to teammates and opposition alike, on his day can create goals from seemingly impossible situations.

Paulo's highlight in his three appearances in the 2002 World Cup finals was his goal in the enthalling 5-2 defeat by Brazil.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
CS Heridiano 01 Jan 1995 27 Mar 1997
Derby County 27 Mar 1997 28 Jul 1999
West Ham United 28 Jul 1999 09 Aug 2000
Manchester City 09 Aug 2000 26 Aug 2004
Málaga 26 Aug 2004 30 Jun 2005
CS Heridiano 01 Jul 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Derby County Premier League 2
3
1
1997-98 Derby County FA Cup 2
1
1997-98 Derby County League Cup 4
4
1997-98 Derby County Premier League 30
2
13
8
1998-99 Derby County FA Cup 2
1998-99 Derby County League Cup 2
1
1
1998-99 Derby County Premier League 33
2
9
9
1
1999-00 West Ham United FA Cup
1
1999-00 West Ham United League Cup 2
1
1999-00 West Ham United Premier League 33
2
12
6
1999-00 West Ham United UEFA Cup 2
1
1
1999-00 West Ham United UEFA Intertoto Cup 4
2
2
2000-01 Manchester City FA Cup 1
2000-01 Manchester City League Cup 3
1
2000-01 Manchester City Premier League 25
2
9
8
2001-02 Manchester City FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Manchester City League Cup 1
2001-02 Manchester City League Division 1 14
1
12
3
1
2003-04 Manchester City Premier League 12
10
6
1
2003-04 Manchester City UEFA Cup 1
3
2004-05 Málaga Primera Liga 14
11
6
3


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

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 Apr 1997 Manchester United v Derby County W 2-3 Premier League
09 Apr 1997 Derby County v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
12 Apr 1997 Derby County v Aston Villa W 2-1 Premier League
19 Apr 1997 Newcastle United v Derby County L 3-1 Premier League
23 Apr 1997 Derby County v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 Premier League
16 Sep 1997 Southend United v Derby County W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
20 Sep 1997 Aston Villa v Derby County L 2-1 Premier League
24 Sep 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County W 2-5 Premier League
27 Sep 1997 Derby County v Southampton W 4-0 Premier League
01 Oct 1997 Derby County v Southend United W 5-0
Agg: 6-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
06 Oct 1997 Leicester City v Derby County W 1-2 Premier League
15 Oct 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
18 Oct 1997 Derby County v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
22 Oct 1997 Derby County v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
25 Oct 1997 Liverpool v Derby County L 4-0 Premier League
01 Nov 1997 Derby County v Arsenal W 3-0 Premier League
18 Nov 1997 Derby County v Newcastle United L 0-1 League Cup 4th round
22 Nov 1997 Derby County v Coventry City W 3-1 Premier League
29 Nov 1997 Chelsea v Derby County L 4-0 Premier League
06 Dec 1997 Derby County v West Ham United W 2-0 Premier League
14 Dec 1997 Bolton Wanderers v Derby County D 3-3 Premier League
17 Dec 1997 Newcastle United v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
20 Dec 1997 Derby County v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1997 Derby County v Newcastle United W 1-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1997 Barnsley v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
03 Jan 1998 Derby County v Southampton W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1998 Derby County v Blackburn Rovers W 3-1 Premier League
17 Jan 1998 Wimbledon v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
24 Jan 1998 Coventry City v Derby County L 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1998 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
14 Feb 1998 Everton v Derby County W 1-2 Premier League
21 Feb 1998 Manchester United v Derby County L 2-0 Premier League
28 Feb 1998 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-0 Premier League
15 Mar 1998 Derby County v Leeds United L 0-5 Premier League
28 Mar 1998 Coventry City v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
05 Apr 1998 Derby County v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
11 Apr 1998 West Ham United v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
13 Apr 1998 Derby County v Bolton Wanderers W 4-0 Premier League
18 Apr 1998 Crystal Palace v Derby County L 3-1 Premier League
26 Apr 1998 Derby County v Leicester City L 0-4 Premier League
29 Apr 1998 Arsenal v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
02 May 1998 Southampton v Derby County W 0-2 Premier League
10 May 1998 Derby County v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
15 Aug 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
22 Aug 1998 Derby County v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
29 Aug 1998 Middlesbrough v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
09 Sep 1998 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 Charlton Athletic v Derby County W 1-2 Premier League
16 Sep 1998 Derby County v Manchester City D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
19 Sep 1998 Derby County v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League
23 Sep 1998 Manchester City v Derby County W 0-1
Agg: 1-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
26 Sep 1998 Aston Villa v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
03 Oct 1998 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
17 Oct 1998 Newcastle United v Derby County L 2-1 Premier League
24 Oct 1998 Derby County v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
28 Oct 1998 Derby County v Arsenal L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1998 Derby County v Leeds United D 2-2 Premier League
07 Nov 1998 Liverpool v Derby County W 1-2 Premier League
16 Nov 1998 Nottingham Forest v Derby County D 2-2 Premier League
22 Nov 1998 Derby County v West Ham United L 0-2 Premier League
28 Nov 1998 Southampton v Derby County W 0-1 Premier League
05 Dec 1998 Derby County v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
12 Dec 1998 Derby County v Chelsea D 2-2 Premier League
19 Dec 1998 Coventry City v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1998 Everton v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1998 Derby County v Middlesbrough W 2-1 Premier League
09 Jan 1999 Wimbledon v Derby County L 2-1 Premier League
03 Feb 1999 Manchester United v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
07 Feb 1999 Derby County v Everton W 2-1 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Derby County v Charlton Athletic L 0-2 Premier League
24 Feb 1999 Derby County v Huddersfield Town W 3-1 FA Cup 5th round replay
27 Feb 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
06 Mar 1999 Arsenal v Derby County L 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
10 Mar 1999 Derby County v Aston Villa W 2-1 Premier League
13 Mar 1999 Derby County v Liverpool W 3-2 Premier League
03 Apr 1999 Derby County v Newcastle United L 3-4 Premier League
10 Apr 1999 Derby County v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 Premier League
17 Apr 1999 West Ham United v Derby County L 5-1 Premier League
24 Apr 1999 Derby County v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
02 May 1999 Arsenal v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
05 May 1999 Leicester City v Derby County W 1-2 Premier League
08 May 1999 Derby County v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
16 May 1999 Chelsea v Derby County L 2-1 Premier League


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Costa Rica World Youth Cup 2
1995-96 Costa Rica Copa Centroamericana
3
1995-96 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
1995-96 Costa Rica Olympics 3
1996-97 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 8
1
5
1996-97 Costa Rica International Friendly 3
1
3
1997-98 Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup 2
4
1997-98 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 1
1
1998-99 Costa Rica Copa Centroamericana 3
2
1998-99 Costa Rica International Friendly 2
1999-00 Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup 2
1
1
1999-00 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
2000-01 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 10
1
6
2
2000-01 Costa Rica International Friendly 2
3
2001-02 Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup 3
2
2001-02 Costa Rica Copa America 4
5
2
2001-02 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 5
2
2
2001-02 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
2003-04 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
2004-05 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 7
4
7
1
2004-05 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
2005-06 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 6
3
2
2005-06 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
1
2007-08 Costa Rica International Friendly 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
13 Apr 1995 Australia v Costa Rica L 2-0 World Youth Cup Group D
17 Apr 1995 Germany v Costa Rica W 1-2 World Youth Cup Group D
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
10 Dec 1995 El Salvador v Costa Rica L 2-1 UNCAF NATIONS CUP 3rd place
15 May 1996 Jamaica v Costa Rica L 2-1 Olympics CONCACAF final round
17 May 1996 Canada v Costa Rica D 0-0 Olympics CONCACAF final round
19 May 1996 Costa Rica v El Salvador W 4-1 Olympics CONCACAF final round
05 Jun 1996 Canada v Costa Rica W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Oct 1996 Venezuela v Costa Rica L 2-0 International Friendly
09 Oct 1996 Costa Rica v Jamaica D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Nov 1996 Costa Rica v Panama W 2-0 International Friendly
24 Nov 1996 Guatemala v Costa Rica L 1-0 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
09 Mar 1997 Costa Rica v Cameroon W 5-0 International Friendly
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
04 May 1997 El Salvador v Costa Rica L 2-1 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
09 Nov 1997 Mexico v Costa Rica D 3-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
04 Feb 1998 Costa Rica v Cuba W 7-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
07 Feb 1998 USA v Costa Rica L 2-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
28 Jan 1999 Costa Rica v Ecuador D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Mar 1999 Costa Rica v Belize W 7-0 UNCAF CUP
21 Mar 1999 Costa Rica v Honduras L 0-1 UNCAF CUP Group 2
28 Mar 1999 Costa Rica v El Salvador W 4-0 UNCAF CUP
29 May 1999 Chile v Costa Rica L 3-0 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
21 Jun 2000 Paraguay v Costa Rica L 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jul 2000 Costa Rica v Panama W 5-1 International Friendly
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 Mar 2001 Costa Rica v Trinidad and Tobago W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
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
19 Jul 2001 Bolivia v Costa Rica W 0-4 Copa America Group C
22 Jul 2001 Costa Rica v Uruguay L 1-2 Copa America Quarter-final
04 Sep 2001 Costa Rica v USA W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
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
26 May 2002 Belgium v Costa Rica L 1-0 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
13 Jun 2002 Costa Rica v Brazil L 2-5 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
19 Nov 2003 Costa Rica v Finland W 2-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Costa Rica v Honduras L 2-5 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 2
05 Sep 2004 Guatemala v Costa Rica L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 2
08 Sep 2004 Costa Rica v Canada W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 2
09 Oct 2004 Costa Rica v Guatemala W 5-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 2
13 Oct 2004 Canada v Costa Rica W 1-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 2
17 Nov 2004 Honduras v Costa Rica D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 2
09 Feb 2005 Costa Rica v Mexico L 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
26 Mar 2005 Costa Rica v Panama W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
30 Mar 2005 Trinidad and Tobago v Costa Rica D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
24 May 2005 Norway v Costa Rica L 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 USA v Costa Rica L 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
08 Jun 2005 Costa Rica v Guatemala W 3-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
17 Aug 2005 Mexico v Costa Rica L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
07 Sep 2005 Costa Rica v Trinidad and Tobago W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
08 Oct 2005 Costa Rica v USA W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
28 May 2006 Ukraine v Costa Rica L 4-0 International Friendly
30 May 2006 Czech Republic v Costa Rica L 1-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2006 Germany v Costa Rica L 4-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
15 Jun 2006 Ecuador v Costa Rica L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
20 Jun 2006 Costa Rica v Poland L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
13 Jan 2008 Costa Rica v Sweden L 0-1 International Friendly


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