Rónald Gómez

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Rónald Gómez
Personal information
Full name Rónald Gómez Gómez
Date of birth (1975-01-24) 24 January 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Carmelita ? (?)
1995–1996 Alajuelense 46 (27)
1996–1997 Sporting Gijón 21 (2)
1997–1998 Hércules 11 (4)
1998–1999 Municipal ? (?)
1999–2002 OFI Crete 87 (40)
2002–2003 Al Qadsia ? (?)
2003 Irapuato (loan) 16 (2)
2004–2006 Saprissa 61 (13)
2006–2007 APOEL 20 (4)
2007–2009 Saprissa 28 (3)
2009 Santos de Guápiles 6 (0)
National team
1993–2008 Costa Rica 91 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rónald Gómez Gómez (born 24 January 1975 in Puntarenas) is a retired Costa Rican football forward

An important player on the Costa Rican national team, Gómez played for his country at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups. He received 91 caps and scored 24 times for the national side.[1] He is one of Costa Rica's best forwards known for his rocket shots and top dribbling.

Club career[edit]

Outside Costa Rica he has played in 6 different countries, in Guatemala with CSD Municipal, at La Liga in Spain with Sporting de Gijón and Hercules of Alicante, in Greece with OFI Crete, in Kuwait with Al Qadisiya Kuwait, in Mexico with CD Irapuato and in Cyprus with APOEL where he won the Cypriot First Division.

Saprissa[edit]

With Saprissa, he has won 4 national championship; and 1 CONCACAF Champions Cup, and was part of the team that played the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup where Saprissa finished third behind São Paulo Futebol Clube and Liverpool F.C. He scored the winning goal in the lasts minutes of the game that Saprissa won in order to achieve the third place of the tournament against Al-Ittihad. His goal was considered among the best of the cup.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. Costa Rica's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1 7 September 2003 Costa Rica San José  Nicaragua 6 - 0 Friendly
2 19 November 2003 Costa Rica San José  Nicaragua 6 - 0 Friendly
3 12 June 2004 Honduras Tegucigalpa  El Salvador 1 - 0 Friendly
4 4 September 2005 Honduras San Pedro Sula  Panama 3 - 1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
5 4 September 2005 Canada Edmonton  Canada 1 - 0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
6 7 September 2005 United States Miami  Trinidad and Tobago 1 - 0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
7 9 November 2005 Costa Rica San José  Guatemala 3 - 0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
8 11 February 2006 Panama Panama City  Guatemala 1 - 1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
9 2 September 2006 United States Boston  United States 1 - 2 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
10 2 September 2006 Costa Rica San José  United States 3 - 2 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
11 24 March 2007 United States Florida  Saudi Arabia 1 - 0 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
12 24 March 2007 Uruguay Montevideo  Uruguay 4 - 5 Friendly
13 21 June 2008 Uruguay Montevideo  Uruguay 4 - 5 Friendly
14 20 August 2008 Honduras San Pedro Sula  Panama 2 - 1 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
15 3 June 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain  Trinidad and Tobago 2 - 0 World Cup qualifier
16 6 June 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain  Trinidad and Tobago 2 - 0 World Cup qualifier
17 27 June 2009 United States Miami  Haiti 2 - 1 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
18 19 July 2009 United States Pasadena  South Korea 3 - 1 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
19 19 July 2009 South Korea Gwangju  China PR 2 - 0 World Cup qualifier
20 3 June 2009 South Korea Suwon  Brazil 2 - 5 World Cup qualifier
21 6 June 2009 Costa Rica San José  Guatemala 3 - 2 World Cup qualifier
22 27 June 2009 China Changsha  China PR 2 - 2 Friendly
23 19 July 2009 Panama Panama City  Panama 3 - 1 World Cup qualifier
24 19 July 2009 Germany Hannover  Poland 1 - 2 2006 FIFA World Cup

Honours[edit]

Clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (28 April 2008). "Rónald Gómez - Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-18.