Johan Venegas
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Johan Venegas
Johan Venegas
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Personal information
Full name Johan Alberto Venegas Ulloa
Date of birth (1988-11-27) November 27, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Limón, Costa Rica
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
Deportivo Saprissa
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009-2012 Santos 58 (3)
2011 -> Barrio México (loan) 4 (0)
2012-2013 Puntarenas 37 (12)
2013-2015 Alajuelense 72 (17)
2015-2016 Montreal Impact 32 (2)
2017- Minnesota United 22 (2)
2018- -> Deportivo Saprissa (loan) 4 (1)
National team?
2014- Costa Rica 42 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2017.
? National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2017

Johan Alberto Venegas Ulloa (born November 27, 1988) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays for Deportivo Saprissa on loan from Minnesota United.



Venegas started his career at Santos de Guápiles and had a short loan spell at Barrio México in 2011. He joined Puntarenas in 2012,[1] and had a big season with the club scoring 12 goals in 37 appearances. This led to a move to top club Alajuelense in 2013.[2] In his first year for Alajuelense Vanegas quickly establishes himself as a starter on the club making 34 appearances and scoring 4 goals. The following season, he continues his fine form and ended the season with a career high 13 goals in 38 matches.

In July 2015, he joined the MLS team Montreal Impact, after impressing the Canadian club during the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League.[3] During his time with Montreal Venegas appeared in 32 league matches and scored two goals. He also made seven appearances during the playoffs scoring one goal.

On December 13, 2016, Venegas was traded to Minnesota United FC in exchange for Chris Duvall.[4]

After spending the 2017 season with Minnesota, the club announced that Venegas would be loaned to Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa for 2018.[5]


Venegas made his debut for the Costa Rica national football team in the September 2014 Copa Centroamericana opening match against Nicaragua, in which he scored the third goal.[6] He was again on target in his second game against Panama, netting Costa Rica's 100th goal in all Copa Centroamerica tournaments[7] in the process.

International goals

As of match played 10 October 2017. Costa Rica score listed first, score column indicates score after each Venegas goal.[8]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 3 September 2014 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States 1  Nicaragua 3-0 3-0 2015 Copa Centroamericana
2 7 September 2014 Cotton Bowl, Dallas, United States 2  Panama 1-2 2-2 2015 Copa Centroamericana
3 13 November 2014 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay 6  Uruguay 3-3 3-3 Friendly
4 11 June 2015 Estadio Reino de León, León, Spain 10  Spain 1-0 1-2 Friendly
5 29 March 2016 Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica 22  Jamaica 3-0 3-0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 11 June 2016 NRG Stadium, Houston, United States 25  Colombia 1-0 3-2 Copa América Centenario
7 15 November 2016 Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica 30  United States 1-0 4-0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 15 January 2017 Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City, Panama 32  Belize 2-0 3-0 2017 Copa Centroamericana
9 10 October 2017 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama 42  Panama 1-0 1-2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification


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