- Born: 18/02/1990
- Birthplace: San Jose, Costa Rica
- Nationality: Costa Rican
- Apps/ Goals: 27 (16) / 4
- Debut: v Swansea (A), 22 September 2012
Sponsored ByHasanthi Ovesen
Everton secured the signing of Costa Rica international Bryan Oviedo on deadline day in August 2012.
Oviedo, a versatile left-sided player, joined from Danish side FC Copenhagen for an undisclosed fee.
He signed a four-year contract at Everton, bringing the flexibility to play in defence and midfield to the Blues squad.
Oviedo played for Deportivo Saprissa in his home country before being spotted playing for Costa Rica's Under-20s in the 2009 World Cup.
His performances there caught the eye of Copenhagen scouts and he switched to the Danish capital in January 2010. They loaned him out to FC Nordsjaelland for the 2010/11 season, where he won the Danish Cup.
The following season he was back with his parent club and became a regular starter, helping them win the same competition.
By this time he had become a senior international, making his debut in a 3-2 defeat to Argentina. His first international goal came in February 2010 against Columbia.
Oviedo had racked up 13 caps when he switched to Everton.
He made his Everton debut as a substitute away at Swansea in September 2012 and found appearances the Blues side limited due to the form of fellow left sided players Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar. He netted the winning penalty in Under 21s playoff penalty shoot-out win against Newcastle United.
After an impressive pre-season, Oviedo made his first start of the 2013/14 season in the Capital One Cup tie against Stevenage on 28 August.
He quickly became a fan favourite and further elevated his status by netting against Manchester United to end Everton's 21-year wait for a win at Old Trafford.
A strike against Stoke City would follow the next week, but disaster struck in January.
His 13th appearance of the season involved a horrific double leg-break at Stevenage. And despite making remarkable progress in recovery, Oviedo would narrowly miss out on a place in the Costa Rica squad for the World Cup.
Contracted until: June 2016.
Starts Subs Goals 8 1 2 2 - - - - - Other 2 - - Total 12 1 2 1 13 - 1 1 - - - - Other 1 - - Total 3 14 - 8 1 2 2 - - 2 - - Other - - - Total 12 1 2 2013/14 Season Stats Appearances 13 Time played 1040 Goals 2 Assists 4 Yellow cards 2 Red cards 0 Corners taken 9 Crosses 24 Cross completion rate 43.64% Free kicks taken 0 Passes (successful) 243 Passes (forward) 94 Passes (in opposition half) 207 Key passes 9 Shots on target 5 Shots off target 6 Shot accuracy rating 45.45% Penalties 0 Fouls against 16 Goals kicks 0 Blocks 0 Clearances 21 Interceptions 9 Goals conceded 9 Own goals 0 Fouls committed 16 Hand balls 0 Offsides 2