THE FIRST GOAL BY A TICA IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

In 2009, Shirley Cruz scored the first goal by a Tica and a Central American in a women’s UEFA Champions League match. There was no coverage of this moment in any national or international media at the stadium, making this the first time you can watch a video of this historic goal.

THE FIRST GOAL OF COSTA RICA'S WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM IN THE FIRST UNCAF CUP

In 2002, Jackie Álvarez emerged as the top scorer in Costa Rica’s women’s first UNCAF Cup. The goal you’re about to see was the first and most crucial of that tournament, as it marked the beginning of the journey that led us to win the region’s most prestigious tournament for the first time.

THE FIRST GOAL BY MELISSA HERRERA IN COSTA RICA’S PREMIER LEAGUE

In 2011, Melissa Herrera, the most prominent current national team player, scored the first goal of her career. Her mom, who lives on an island, couldn’t be there with her, so just like her mom, this is the first time we’re going to see the goal that marked the beginning of one of the country’s key players right now.

THE MOST AMAZING GOAL BY COSTA RICA’S TOP DEFENDER

Gabriela Guillén is the most important defender in the country, both at the national team level and in the national championship. The best goal of her career was a play that her parents couldn’t even see because the games were played without spectators. Watch the video and learn the story behind that amazing goal.

THE FIRST GOAL BY A TICA IN EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

In 2006, Shirley Cruz made her debut at Olympique de Lyon in France, scoring the winning goal for her team. Only one national media outlet reported on it, but unfortunately, there was no video of the goal until now.

THE FIRST GOAL BY A TICA IN A U-17 WORLD CUP

In 2008, Costa Rica’s women’s national team qualified for their first U-17 World Cup. Trailing 1-0 against North Korea, Raquel Rodríguez intercepted the ball from the opposing defender and scored the equalizing goal for Costa Rica. This goal goes down in history for the country, and now, we have the chance to witness it for the first time.

THE GOAL THAT GAVE US THE FIRST BRONZE MEDAL IN WOMEN'S FOOTBALL AT THE PAN-AMERICAN GAMES

In 1999, Costa Rica was playing for the bronze medal against Canada, the tournament host. In the 64th minute, Ericka Castro scored the goal that later allowed us to receive the first bronze in women’s football in the country’s history.

THE FIRST GOAL IN A WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

In 1991, the first Women’s World Championship in history was held. The qualifiers took place in Haiti, but no sports media were sent to cover the event. In addition to being Costa Rica’s first goal in qualifiers, Karla Alemán’s goal also marked the country’s first victory to secure qualification.

THE 300TH GOAL BY COSTA RICA'S HISTORIC GOALSCORER

Few players can claim to have scored 300 goals in their football careers. To achieve that record, Karla Villalobos made history by scoring seven goals in a single match. Unfortunately, that match did not receive media coverage.

THE YOUNGEST WOMAN TO SCORE IN COSTA RICA'S PREMIER LEAGUE

Shirley Cruz is the most important player in Costa Rica’s national football. She holds international records that no other player has achieved. One of them is being the youngest player to score in Costa Rica’s premier league. At just 13 years old, Shirley scored the first goal of her professional career.