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Roy Anthony Myers Francis (born April 13, 1969 in La Francia de Siquirres)[1] is a former Costa Rican football (soccer) player who played most of his career with Deportivo Saprissa.[2]

Roy Myers
Personal information
Full name Roy Anthony Myers Francis
Date of birth (1969-04-13) April 13, 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth La Francia de Siquirres, Costa Rica
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1991 Limonense 81 (15)
1991–1998 Saprissa 329 (31)
1992Peñarol (loan)
1996–1997Pachuca (loan) 32 (4)
1997Tolima (loan)
1999 MetroStars 7 (0)
1999–2000 Los Angeles Galaxy 27 (4)
2000 MetroStars 17 (1)
2001 Saprissa 17 (5)
2001 MetroStars 3 (0)

Herediano 2002-2003

11 (1)
National team
1990–2000 Costa Rica 48 (2)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Saprissa
2011–2012 Costa Rica U20 (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Myers was known as El Maravilloso (The Marvellous) due to his natural talent to play the game, becoming a typical number 10. He made his professional debut for hometown club Limonense but in his country he played mostly with Saprissa, winning three national championships with them, as well as two CONCACAF Champions Cups. During his time with Saprissa, Myers was once suspended for 7 matches after insulting the referee and refusing to leave the pitch.[3] He had several spells abroad, playing in Uruguay with Peñarol in an injury-hit 1992,[4] Pachuca of Mexico in the mid 90's,[5] Tolima of Colombia in 1997[6] and later in Major League Soccer, where he played with the MetroStars and the Los Angeles Galaxy.[7]

He finished his career at Cartaginés, where he was suspended for two matches and handed a fine for pushing a referee when three teammates were fined as well.[8]

International careerEdit

Myers made his debut for Costa Rica in a June 1990 FIFA World Cup match against Brazil and earned a total of 48 caps, scoring 2 goals.[9] He represented his country in 8 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 1990 FIFA World Cup held in Italy.[10][11] He also played at the 1993, 1995[12] and 1999 UNCAF Nations Cups[13] as well as at the 1993[14] and 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cups[15] and the 1997 Copa América.[16]

He collected his final cap in September 2000 in a World Cup qualifier against Barbados .

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 July 1993 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico   Canada 1–1 1–1 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2. 18 July 1993 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico   Martinique 1–0 3–1 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Managerial careerEdit

Myers became interim coach at Saprissa on 12 November 2009[17] but was fired in November 2010.[18] In December 2011 he became assistant at the Costa Rica national under-20 football team.[19]

Personal lifeEdit

Myers' brother Michael Myers[20] also played professionally and made it to the national team. Roy is married to Rogena McCook and they have two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b Roy Myers se retira del futbol - Nación (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Calvo, Rodrigo (2006-08-18). "Roy Myers en futbol playa". La Nacion. Retrieved 2009-05-13.
  3. ^ Myers fuera siete fechas - Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Sur les dejó muchas enseñanzas - Al Día (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Liga MX player profile and statistics".
  6. ^ El humilde Flaco•Saprissa busca cómo pagarle al Tolima para que Roy Myers vuelva al Campeonato - Nación (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Green, Jeff (2002-03-20). "Mathis returns". CNNSI. Retrieved 2009-05-13.
  8. ^ 4 juegos de castigo - Nación (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Appearances for Costa Rica National Team - RSSSF
  10. ^ Roy MyersFIFA competition record
  11. ^ Roy MyersFIFA competition record
  12. ^ UNCAF Tournament 1995 - RSSSF
  13. ^ UNCAF Tournament 1999 - RSSSF
  14. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1993 - Full Details - RSSSF
  15. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1998 - Full Details - RSSSF
  16. ^ Copa América 1997 - RSSSF
  17. ^ Ayer realizó su primera práctica Roy Myers llega como técnico interino de la ‘S’ - Nación (in Spanish)
  18. ^ Saprissa despide a Roy Myers como entrenador - Nación (in Spanish)
  19. ^ Myers: Joven y con experiencia - Fedefut (in Spanish)
  20. ^ Mayorga por la reivindicación - Nación (in Spanish)

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