Player Details

Name

Francisco Calvo

Height

5' 11"

Weight

176 lbs

Date of Birth

7.8.1992 (28)

Birthplace

San Jose, Costa Rica

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Unknown

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Minnesota on May 3, 2019. Contract option exercised Oct. 2, 2020

The 28-year-old Costa Rican international can play left back or center back and is an accomplished set-piece threat. He's been a constant in the Fire's starting XI since arriving via a trade from Minnesota United in 2019. The Chicago captain does well to stretch the pitch and create imbalances in the attack. He thrives with teams that possess the ball, but is athletic enough to push up the pitch with ease and stay with his marks when under pressure

INTERNATIONAL: Calvo has earned 50 caps for Costa Rica since making his senior team debut in 2011. During the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup, he started in five straight matches for Costa Rica, helping to lead the team to a semifinal appearance against the US men's national team. The defender also featured in two matches for his home country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, starting and playing the full 90 minutes against Serbia before notching an appearance against Brazil in the Ticos’ second match of the tournament.

OUTSIDE MLS: Calvo scored nine goals in 24 league games for Deportivo Saprissa during the 2016 Primera División winter season, which ran from July through December. Calvo has previously played for Herediano, Perez Zeledon and Santos Guapiles in his native Costa Rica, as well as a spell with Nordsjaelland in Denmark.

NOTES: MLS All-Star (2018)

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