Bryan Oviedo facts for kids
Oviedo playing for Everton in 2016
|Full name||Bryan Josué Oviedo Jiménez|
|Date of birth||18 February 1990|
|Place of birth||San José, Costa Rica|
|Playing position||Left-back, left midfielder|
|Current club||Real Salt Lake|
|2011||→ Nordsjælland (loan)||14||(0)|
|2022–||Real Salt Lake||6||(0)|
|2009||Costa Rica U20||6||(0)|
† Appearances (Goals).
In early 2010 he signed for Danish club Copenhagen.
On 31 August 2012, Oviedo signed for English side Everton for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut as an 85th-minute substitute during a 3–0 away league win over Swansea City in September. Oviedo was very much a squad player during his first season with Everton as he made 15 league appearances, 14 of those as a substitute. In 2012, in a starting 11 against Norwich City, Oviedo picked up his first assist for the club. He scored his first goal for Everton on 30 November 2013 in a 4–0 win over Stoke City, also picking up an assist. Four days later he scored against Manchester United in the 86th minute in a 1–0 win, leading Everton to their first win at Old Trafford in 21 years.
On 25 January 2014, Oviedo suffered a broken left leg 18 minutes into the Stevenage vs Everton FA Cup Fourth Round tie. He sustained the injury from a tackle on Stevenage midfielder Simon Heslop, a clean break to both his tibia and fibula.
Immediately after the game, speaking to BT Sport, Everton manager Roberto Martínez said "A real negative today is the unfortunate incident and we need to give Bryan as much support as we can now. He's had a terrific season and I've been very impressed with him. He's an important player in the group and he deserves a speedy recovery. The injury to Bryan affected everyone. Those type of injuries leave a sick taste." Everton later confirmed that Oviedo would require surgery to heal a double fracture of his left leg. In May 2014, Oviedo said he was unable to recover from his injury in time to be ready for the 2014 World Cup with his national team.
Oviedo returned from injury on 23 September in Everton's 3–0 defeat at Swansea City in the second round of the League Cup; he started the match before being replaced after 58 minutes by James McCarthy.
On 30 January 2017, Oviedo and former Everton teammate Darron Gibson joined Sunderland on permanent deals; with Oviedo penning a three-and-a-half-year deal, taking him up to the summer of 2020; while Gibson signed a one-a-half-year deal to reunite with former manager David Moyes. On 4 February 2017, Oviedo made his Sunderland debut in a 4–0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Return to Copenhagen
In July 2019 he re-signed for FC Copenhagen. After three seasons at Copenhagen, with only 33 appearances, Oviedo's contract with the Danish club came to an end in June 2022 and was not extended.
Real Salt Lake
In 2007, Oviedo represented Costa Rica at the CONCACAF U17 Tournament (a precursor to the CONCACAF U17 Championship). Oviedo played in all three games, beating Trinidad and Tobago 2–0, drawing 0–0 with Canada and losing 2–1 to United States. Costa Rica finished in second place in Group B and qualifying for the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Oviedo was not selected in the U17 World Cup squad.
Two years later Oviedo was named in the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship squad. Oviedo's Costa Rica beat Mexico 1–0 in their opening game, drew 0–0 with Trinidad and Tobago and beat Canada 2–1 in the final group stage game. Oviedo was not named in the team for the semi-final against Honduras but played in the final where Costa Rica beat USA 3–0. Due to the successful campaign in the U-20 Championship, Costa Rica qualified for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Oviedo retained his place in the national under 20 team and was named in the squad for the U-20 World Cup.
The U20 World Cup did not get off to the best of starts. Oviedo featured in the team in a 5–0 loss to Brazil in Costa Rica's opening game in Group E. In the second game he helped Costa Rica defeat Australia 3–0 and was also named in the team that lost their final group game against Czech Republic 3–2. The three points were enough to qualify and Costa Rica defeated hosts Egypt 2–0 in front of 81,860 in the knock out stage. Costa Rica beat United Arab Emirates 2–1 after extra time in the quarter finals and lost to Brazil 1–0 at the semi-final stage. The Costa Ricans met Hungary in the third place playoff where they were defeated on penalties after a 1–1 draw.
His debut match with the Costa Rica national team was against Argentina on 26 January 2010.
Oviedo was named in the Costa Rica national team for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Costa Rica finished second in Group A after opening with a 5–0 win against Cuba, a 1–1 draw with El Salvador ensuring qualification before losing 4–1 to Mexico in the final group stage game. Costa Rica were knocked out of the competition following a penalty shootout after a 1–1 draw with Honduras.
In May 2018 he was named in Costa Rica's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
|Club||Season||League||National cup||League cup||Other||Total|
|Saprissa||2009–10||Costa Rican Primera División||7||0||0||0||—||1||0||8||0|
|Nordsjælland (loan)||2010–11||Danish Superliga||14||0||1||0||—||0||0||15||0|
- Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Oviedo goal.
|1||9 February 2011||Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui, Barcelona, Venezuela||Venezuela||1–0||2–2||Friendly|
|2||16 June 2019||Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica||Nicaragua||1–0||4–0||2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
- Danish Superliga: 2009–10, 2021–22
- Danish Cup: 2010–11, 2011–12
- UNCAF Nations Cup runner-up: 2011
- Danish Cup Player of the Year: 2011–12
In Spanish: Bryan Oviedo para niños
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