Mormon purchases soccer team, saves it and becomes Costa Rican celebrity

by | Mar. 14, 2013

Saints & Sports

Near the end of 2012, the soccer team Club Sport Herediano was in a time of serious financial tribulation, and Herediano's ownership began to seek someone to buy the team.

David J. Patey and his brothers, Mike and Mark, fit the bill. David, 36, was born in Israel but raised in Utah. He is one of 11 children. In 2003, he moved with his wife and two children to Costa Rica primarily to learn Spanish, but also to run his company, Costa Rica Consultants, a firm that specializes in private, high-volume mortgage loans to the Costa Rican market. Since then, his family of four has grown to seven.

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