Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels (pronounced: [ʒoˈel ˈkambel]; born 26 June 1992) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Sporting Clube de Portugal, on loan from Arsenal, and the Costa Rica national team. Campbell plays as a forward but can also be deployed on the wings.
Campbell joined Arsenal in 2011, but spent his first three seasons out on loan at three clubs in three different countries: Lorient, Real Betis and Olympiacos. He made his competitive Arsenal debut as the club won the 2014 FA Community Shield, and had another loan at Villarreal before scoring his first Arsenal goal in 2015.
Campbell has earned 50 caps for Costa Rica from his senior international debut in 2011, and was selected for that year's CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa América. He was a key part of their squad which reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.Close