Walter Centeno Corea is a professional soccer player from Costa Rica. He was born on October 6, 1974 in Palma Sur, Costa Rica and he currently plays for Deportivo Saprissa. Over the past decade, he was been known as one of the Costa Rica’s best players, and has been noted for his sublime vision as well as his skills in passing. In addition, he has good dribbling abilities with great techniques and a top eye for the goal.
In addition to being a good footballer, he has a knack for making good plays as he is the one who dictates the play for Costa Rica’s national team. Centeno holds the record for having the most appearances with the Costa Rican national team with his 137 caps and 24 goals to boot.
Before Centeno joined Saprissa, he was a player for Goicoechea and Belen, which are also Costa Rican teams. He also played a few seasons with Greece’s AEK Athens FC. At the time he was with AEK Athens FC, he also participated in the UEFA Champions League where he managed to score during the team’s away home draws against AS Roma and Real Madrid.
It was in September 27, 1995 that Centeno played his first game for the Costa Rican national team against Jamaica. Since then, he has remained a fixture for the team for the past thirteen years. He played in the Pan American Games that were held in Mar del Plata in Argentina, the Copa America tournaments for 1997, 2001, and 2004, and of course the FIFA World Cups for 2002 and 2006.