Rónald González Brenes

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Brenes.
Rónald González Brenes
Personal information
Full name Rónald Alfonso González Brenes
Date of birth (1970-08-08) August 8, 1970 (age 43)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Saprissa (Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Saprissa
1990 Dinamo Zagreb 5 (0)
1991 Sturm Graz 0 (0)
1991 Vorwärts Steyr (loan)
1991–1998 Saprissa
1998–2001 Comunicaciones
2001–2006 Saprissa
National team
1990–2000 Costa Rica 65 (5)
Teams managed
2008–2011 Costa Rica U20
2010 Costa Rica (caretaker)
2011 Costa Rica (caretaker)
2011–2012 Comunicaciones
2013– Saprissa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rónald Alfonso González Brenes (born August 8, 1970 in San José) is a Costa Rican footballer. He has mostly played for Deportivo Saprissa in Costa Rica, but has played internationally as well. In the early 90's, he played with Dinamo Zagreb in Yugoslavia and Vorwärts Steyr in Austria. During the late 90's and early 2000s, he starred for the CSD Comunicaciones of Guatemala.

Playing for Saprissa, González won almost everything he could pursue, as the team's captain. With CSD Comunicaciones he was captain and champion of the Guatemalan tournament several times as well. He was a regular member of Costa Rica during the 90's, even being the captain during the 1997 Copa América. At 19 years old, González played with Costa Rica's national team at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, where he scored a goal against Czechoslovakia, becoming the youngest player to score a goal in that World Cup. In 1989, as captain of Costa Rica's U-20 national team, he played in the under-20 Football World Youth Championship held in Saudi Arabia, where he scored a goal against Colombia.

Currently, González just retired and works as head coach of Saprissa. In his playing days with Saprissa, he won five national championships and three 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..

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