So Paulo Wanchope will no longer wear the national shirt of Costa Rica. He scored 45 goals in 72 international appearances, a very impressive return for such a wildly inconsistent player.
Wanchope, still only 31 years old, played for three Premier League clubs in his career: Derby, West Ham and Man City. He was something of a cult hero at all three clubs, and will be fondly remembered by all footy fans. When he was good, he was amazingly good. When he was badâ€¦ well, we won’t dwell on that.
PS. This ‘Wanchope of the Day’ video will cheer up Derby fans (watch out for a late, late showing from Lawro).
More Wanchope goodness after the clickâ€¦
A couple more Paulo videos to enjoyâ€¦