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Austín Gerardo Berry Moya (born 5 April 1971) is a Costa Rican former soccer player who played as a midfielder.

Austin Berry
Personal information
Full name Austín Gerardo Berry Moya
Date of birth (1971-04-05) 5 April 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Alajuelense
1993–1994 SC Freiburg 12 (1)
1994–1999 Alajuelense
1999 Antigua
2000–2006 Herediano
National team
1991–2002 Costa Rica 65 (6)
Teams managed
Herediano (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Berry started his professional career with Alajuelense with whom he stayed for 10 years except for a short stint in Germany with Freiburg.[1] After a season in Guatemala with Antigua, he joined Herediano in 2000[2] and retired from playing football in 2006.[3]

Doping caseEdit

On 24 July 1996, it was confirmed Berry tested positive of Phenmetrazine after a league game on 7 July 1996 against Cartaginés[4] and was subsequently banned for two months.[5]

International careerEdit

In 1989, Berry played for Costa Rica U-20 at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia.[6]

He made his debut for the senior national team in a June 1991 friendly match against Colombia and collected a total of 65 caps, scoring 6 goals.[6] He has represented his country in 16 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[7] and played at the 1995,[8] 1997[9] and 2001 UNCAF Nations Cups[10] as well as at the 1991,[11] 1998[12] and 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cups[13][14] and the 1997[15] and 2001 Copa América.[16] He also was a non-playing squad member at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[17]

He played his last international in a March 2002 friendly against Morocco but missed out on the 2002 FIFA World Cup squad.

Managerial careerEdit

In May 2010 he was appointed Director of the Institute of Sport and Recreation but resigned two weeks later after critics claimed he lacked experience for the position.[18] He later became assistant manager at Herediano.

Personal lifeEdit

Berry is the son of Esmeralda Moya and Austin Berry. He was married to Glenda Peraza and divorced on 2014. They had one daughter named Kianny. Berry has two daughters, Krissia and Camila with Margarita Torres prior to his marriage.[19][20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Austin Berry" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  2. ^ Heredia se refuerza - Nación (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Austin Berry rumbo al retiro - Al Día (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Confirmado dopaje Examen de contramuestra de Austin Berry salió positivo - Nación (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Austin Berry está tranquilo - Nación (in Spanish)
  6. ^ a b Passo Alpuin, Luis Fernando (25 April 2013). "Costa Rica - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  7. ^ Austin BerryFIFA competition record
  8. ^ UNCAF Tournament 1995 Archived May 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
  9. ^ UNCAF Tournament 1997 Archived May 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
  10. ^ Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2001 - Details - RSSSF
  11. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1991 - Full Details Archived October 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
  12. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1998 - Full Details Archived June 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
  13. ^ Selección Nacional - Nación (in Spanish)
  14. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2000 - Full Details Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite - RSSSF
  15. ^ Copa América 1997 - RSSSF
  16. ^ Copa América 2001 - RSSSF
  17. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2002 - Full Details Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite - RSSSF
  18. ^ Austin Berry renunció al Icoder - Nación (in Spanish)
  19. ^ Perfil de jugadores de la Selección Nacional Austin Berry - Nación (in Spanish)
  20. ^ "TSE Costa Rica".

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