Walter Centeno

Date of birth06 October 1974
Place of birthPalmar Sur, Puntarenas
NationalityCosta Rica
Weight72 kg
Height1.74 m
PositionMidfielder

Also known as Pate, Walter is a creative force in the centre of midfield.

He plays his club football for Deportivo Saprissa in the Costa Rica domestic league. He had disciplinary problems early in his career and was known as something of a hothead but has calmed down this aspect of his play. A talent on the ball, he has also improved his defensive play.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 AEK Athens UEFA Champions League 1
2
2
2005-06 Deportivo Saprissa FIFA Club World Championship 1


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
02 Oct 2002 AEK Athens v Real Madrid D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
22 Oct 2002 Real Madrid v AEK Athens D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
12 Nov 2002 AS Roma v AEK Athens D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C


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
1995-96 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
1997-98 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
1998-99 Costa Rica Copa Centroamericana 1
3
1998-99 Costa Rica International Friendly 2
1
1
1999-00 Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup 3
1999-00 Costa Rica International Friendly 7
1
2000-01 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 6
2000-01 Costa Rica International Friendly 2
1
1
2000-01 Costa Rica UNCAF Tournament 4
1
2
1
2001-02 Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup 3
2
1
2001-02 Costa Rica Copa America 4
2001-02 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 7
2
2001-02 Costa Rica International Friendly 3
1
1
2002-03 Costa Rica International Friendly 4
1
2002-03 Costa Rica UNCAF Tournament 4
1
2
2003-04 Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup 5
4
2003-04 Costa Rica Copa America 3
1
2003-04 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2
1
2003-04 Costa Rica International Friendly 4
2004-05 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 4
5
3
2004-05 Costa Rica International Friendly 1
1
2005-06 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 7
2
1
2005-06 Costa Rica International Friendly 3
1
2006-07 Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup 3
3
2
2006-07 Costa Rica International Friendly 2
1
1
2007-08 Costa Rica International Friendly 6
1
2008-09 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 10
2
2
2009-10 Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 5
1
2
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
27 Sep 1995 Jamaica v Costa Rica L 2-0 International Friendly
21 Jan 1998 Costa Rica v Honduras L 1-4 International Friendly
28 Jan 1999 Costa Rica v Ecuador D 0-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 1999 Jamaica v Costa Rica D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Feb 1999 Costa Rica v Jamaica W 9-0 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
24 Mar 1999 Costa Rica v Guatemala W 1-0 UNCAF CUP Group 2
26 Mar 1999 Costa Rica v Honduras L 1-2 UNCAF CUP Group 2
17 Jul 1999 Saudi Arabia v Costa Rica W 0-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 1999 Uruguay v Costa Rica L 5-4 International Friendly
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
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
10 Aug 2000 Costa Rica v Venezuela L 1-5 International Friendly
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
23 May 2001 Costa Rica v Belize W 4-0 UNCAF Tournament Pre group B
27 May 2001 Costa Rica v Guatemala D 1-1 UNCAF Tournament Pre group B
30 May 2001 Panama v Costa Rica W 1-2 UNCAF Tournament Final round
01 Jun 2001 Guatemala v Costa Rica L 2-0 UNCAF Tournament Final round
03 Jun 2001 El Salvador v Costa Rica D 1-1 UNCAF Tournament Final round
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
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
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
17 Apr 2002 Japan v Costa Rica D 1-1 International Friendly
20 Apr 2002 Korea Republic v Costa Rica L 2-0 International Friendly
09 May 2002 Costa Rica v Colombia L 1-2 International Friendly
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
17 Oct 2002 Costa Rica v Ecuador D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Feb 2003 El Salvador v Costa Rica W 0-1 UNCAF Tournament
13 Feb 2003 Costa Rica v Guatemala D 1-1 UNCAF Tournament
15 Feb 2003 Costa Rica v Nicaragua W 1-0 UNCAF Tournament
20 Feb 2003 Costa Rica v Honduras W 1-0 UNCAF Tournament
29 Mar 2003 Costa Rica v Paraguay W 2-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Chile v Costa Rica L 1-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 2003 Costa Rica v Chile W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Jul 2003 Costa Rica v Canada L 0-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Group D
16 Jul 2003 Cuba v Costa Rica W 0-3 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Group D
19 Jul 2003 Costa Rica v El Salvador W 5-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
24 Jul 2003 Mexico v Costa Rica L 2-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
26 Jul 2003 USA v Costa Rica L 3-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals 3rd place
20 Aug 2003 Austria v Costa Rica L 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2003 Costa Rica v China PR W 2-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 South Africa v Costa Rica L 2-1 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Mexico v Costa Rica L 2-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2004 Cuba v Costa Rica D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF group 5
20 Jun 2004 Costa Rica v Cuba D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF group 5
08 Jul 2004 Costa Rica v Paraguay L 0-1 Copa America Group C
11 Jul 2004 Brazil v Costa Rica L 4-1 Copa America Group C
14 Jul 2004 Costa Rica v Chile W 2-1 Copa America Group C
17 Jul 2004 Colombia v Costa Rica L 2-0 Copa America Quarter-final
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
17 Nov 2004 Honduras v Costa Rica D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 2
12 Jan 2005 Costa Rica v Haiti D 3-3 International Friendly
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
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
03 Sep 2005 Panama v Costa Rica W 1-3 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
09 Nov 2005 France v Costa Rica L 3-2 International Friendly
11 Feb 2006 Costa Rica v Korea Republic W 1-0 International Friendly
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
24 Mar 2007 Costa Rica v New Zealand W 4-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2007 Chile v Costa Rica D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 Costa Rica v Chile W 2-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2007 Costa Rica v Canada L 1-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
09 Jun 2007 Haiti v Costa Rica D 1-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
11 Jun 2007 Guadeloupe v Costa Rica W 0-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
23 Aug 2007 Costa Rica v Peru D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Sep 2007 Costa Rica v Honduras W 0-0 (3-2) International Friendly
12 Sep 2007 Canada v Costa Rica D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 2007 El Salvador v Costa Rica D 2-2 International Friendly
17 Oct 2007 Costa Rica v Haiti D 1-1 International Friendly
22 Nov 2007 Panama v Costa Rica D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Jan 2008 Costa Rica v Sweden L 0-1 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Costa Rica v El Salvador W 1-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group C
06 Sep 2008 Costa Rica v Suriname W 7-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group C
10 Sep 2008 Haiti v Costa Rica W 1-3 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group C
11 Oct 2008 Suriname v Costa Rica W 1-4 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group C
15 Oct 2008 Costa Rica v Haiti W 2-0 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group C
19 Nov 2008 El Salvador v Costa Rica W 1-3 FIFA World Cup North and Central America semi-final round group C
11 Feb 2009 Costa Rica v Honduras W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
01 Apr 2009 Costa Rica v El Salvador W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
03 Jun 2009 Costa Rica v USA W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
06 Jun 2009 Trinidad and Tobago v Costa Rica W 2-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
12 Aug 2009 Honduras v Costa Rica L 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
09 Sep 2009 El Salvador v Costa Rica L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
10 Oct 2009 Costa Rica v Trinidad and Tobago W 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
14 Oct 2009 USA v Costa Rica D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
14 Nov 2009 Costa Rica v Uruguay L 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF/CONMEBOL play-off
18 Nov 2009 Uruguay v Costa Rica D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF/CONMEBOL play-off


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