Famous Costa Rican People

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Keylor Navas
(Costa Rican Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Keylor Navas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Isidro de El General

Keylor Navas is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as goal keeper for his national team and for his club Paris Saint-Germain. Considered one of the world's best goalkeepers, Keylor was named CONCACAF Men's Goalkeeper of the Year for three consecutive years between 2016 and 2018.

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Harry Shum Jr.
(Actor Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: 'Glee' and 'Shadowhunters')
Harry Shum Jr.
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Birthdate: April 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Actor and Dancer Known for His Role as ‘Mike Chang’ on the Fox Television Series ‘Glee’

Harry Shum Jr. is an actor, dancer, choreographer, and singer. He is best known for his work in films like Step Up 2: The Streets, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, and Crazy Rich Asians. Also a popular TV actor, Harry's award-winning portrayal of a bisexual person in Shadowhunters gained him a large fan following within the LGBT community.

 3 
Joel Campbell
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Joel Campbell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 4 
Donald De La Haye
(YouTuber)
Donald De La Haye
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: December 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Limon
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
Maribel Guardia
(Actress)
Maribel Guardia
13
Birthdate: May 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 6 
Bryan Ruiz
(Costa Rican Former Professional Footballer)
Bryan Ruiz
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Daniel Zovatto
(Actor)
Daniel Zovatto
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Birthdate: June 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Paulo Wanchope
(Costa Rican Football Coach and Former Professional Footballer)
Paulo Wanchope
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Heredia
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Kendall Waston
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Kendall Waston
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 10 
Oscar Arias Sanchez
(President of Costa Rica)
Oscar Arias Sanchez
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heredia

Nobel Prize-winning Costa Rican politician Oscar Arias Sanchez has been the president of his country twice and is known for his effective Central American peace plan. Born into an affluent coffee-farming family, Sanchez completed his PhD from the University of Essex and has more than 50 honorary doctorates.

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Cristian Gamboa
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Cristian Gamboa
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liberia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
Debi Nova
(Singer-songwriter)
Debi Nova
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José
 13 
Laura Chinchilla
(46th President of Costa Rica (2010 - 2014))
Laura Chinchilla
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carmen

The first female president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, had worked as an NGO consultant in Africa and Latin America before stepping into politics. The National Liberation Party member has earned several honorary doctorates and now teaches public policy at Georgetown University. Though an LGBT sympathizer, she opposes same-sex marriages.

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Hanna Gabriel
(Costa Rican Professional Boxer)
Hanna Gabriel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alajuela
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Johnny Acosta
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Johnny Acosta
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ciudad Quesada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 16 
Raquel Rodríguez
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Raquel Rodríguez
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San José
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 17 
Alejandro Ramirez
(Chess player)
Alejandro Ramirez
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José
 18 
Natalia Carvajal
(Model)
Natalia Carvajal
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Escazú
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Yokasta Valle
(Costa Rican Professional Boxer)
Yokasta Valle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Matagalpa
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 20 
Epsy Campbell Barr
(Politician)
Epsy Campbell Barr
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José
 21 
Hernán Jiménez
(Film actor, Film director, Screenwriter)
Hernán Jiménez
2
Birthdate: April 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San José
 22 
Christiana Figueres
(Diplomat)
Christiana Figueres
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José
 23 
Celso Borges
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Celso Borges
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Randall Leal
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Attacking Midfielder and Winger)
Randall Leal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Patrick Pemberton
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Patrick Pemberton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Limón Puerto Limón
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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José Figueres Ferrer
(President of Costa Rica)
José Figueres Ferrer
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Roman
Died: June 8, 1990
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Bryan Oviedo
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back or Left Midfielder)
Bryan Oviedo
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San José
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Francisco Fonseca
(Nicaraguan Professional Boxer)
Francisco Fonseca
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Rama
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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MishCatt
(Costa Rican Singer-Songwriter)
MishCatt
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Costa Rica
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Walter Ferguson
(Singer)
Walter Ferguson
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guabito
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Chavela Vargas
(She was especially known for her rendition of Mexican rancheras)
Chavela Vargas
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Joaquín de Flores
Died: August 5, 2012
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Julio Cascante
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Julio Cascante
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Puerto Limón
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Nery Brenes
(Sprinter)
Nery Brenes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limon
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Francisco Calvo
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Francisco Calvo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Francisco Zúñiga
(Artist Known both for his painting and his sculpture)
Francisco Zúñiga
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Birthdate: December 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José
Died: August 9, 1998
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Carlos Alvarado Quesada
(Politician)
Carlos Alvarado Quesada
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Yeltsin Tejeda
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Yeltsin Tejeda
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Limón
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Karina Ramos
(Model)
Karina Ramos
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Heredia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Anastasia Acosta
(Actress)
Anastasia Acosta
5
Birthdate: April 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San José
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Marco Ureña
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Marco Ureña
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San José
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Bali Rodríguez
(Model)
Bali Rodríguez
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José
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Christian Bolaños
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Christian Bolaños
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hatillo District
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Carmen Lyra
(Writer)
Carmen Lyra
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José
Died: May 14, 1949
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Rónald Matarrita
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Rónald Matarrita
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alajuela
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Silvia Poll
(Swimmer)
Silvia Poll
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Managua Managua
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Claudia Poll
(Swimmer)
Claudia Poll
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Managua Managua
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Paola Chacón
(Model)
Paola Chacón
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San José
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Rolando Fonseca
(Costa Rican Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Rolando Fonseca
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Johan Venegas
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger or Forward)
Johan Venegas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Limón
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Giancarlo González
(Costa Rican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Giancarlo González
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Desamparados
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)