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
Club information
Current team
Halcones (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Carmelita (9)
1994–1996 Alajuelense (45)
1996–1997 Sporting Gijón 21 (2)
1997–1998 Hércules 11 (4)
1998–1999 Municipal (22)
1999–2002 OFI Crete 87 (39)
2002–2003 Al Qadsia (2)
2004 Irapuato (loan) 16 (2)
2004–2006 Saprissa 61 (13)
2006–2007 APOEL 20 (4)
2007–2008 Saprissa 28 (4)
2009 Santos de Guápiles 14 (2)
National team
1993–2008 Costa Rica 93 (26)
Teams managed
2009 Carmelita
2010 Santos de Guápiles
2012 Juventud Escazuceña
2013- Halcones
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 July 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Gómez and the second or maternal family name is Gómez.

Rónald Gómez Gómez (born 24 January 1975 in Puntarenas) is a retired Costa Rican football forward who is currently manager of Guatemalan side Halcones.

An important player on the Costa Rican national team during the 1990s and 2000s, Gómez is one of Costa Rica's best forwards, known for his rocket shots and top dribbling.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Puntarenas as the 12th child of Francisca Gómez, he was raised in the village Pilas de Canjel in Guanacaste Province.[1]

Nicknamed La Bala (The Bullit), Gómez started his career at Carmelita and scored his first league goal on 20 September 1992 against Saprissa.[2] He then scored 45 goals for Alajuelense before moving abroad.

Years abroad[edit]

He has played in 6 different countries: in Spain with Sporting Gijón[3] and Hercules of Alicante, in Guatemala with Municipal,[4] in Greece with OFI Crete,[5] in Kuwait with Al Qadsia, in Mexico with Irapuato and in Cyprus with APOEL[6] where he won the Cypriot First Division.[7]

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 and Liverpool.[8] He scored the winning goal in the final 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.

Return from retirement[edit]

In June 2009, Gómez came out of playing retirement for a final season at Santos after he was relegated to the second division as manager of Carmelita.[9] After the season he became manager of Santos.[10]

International career[edit]

Gómez made his debut for Costa Rica in a February 1993 UNCAF Nations Cup qualification match against Nicaragua and earned a total of 93 caps, scoring 26 goals.[11] He represented his country in 27 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and figured at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.[8] He also played at the 1993[12] and 2001 UNCAF Nations Cups[13] as well as at the 1993,[14] 2000[15] and 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup[16] and the 1997,[17] 2001,[18] and 2004 Copa América.[19]

His final international was a March 2008 friendly match against Peru.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. Costa Rica's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1 16 February 1993 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica  Nicaragua 6 - 0 UNCAF Nations Cup qualifier
2 16 February 1993 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica  Nicaragua 6 - 0 UNCAF Nations Cup qualifier
3 5 March 1993 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa  El Salvador 1 - 0 UNCAF Nations Cup
23 June 1993 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica  Panama 3 - 1 Friendly match, Not official
4 27 September 1993 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 2 - 3 Friendly match
5 17 December 1994 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 3 - 1 Friendly match
6 17 December 1994 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 3 - 1 Friendly match
7 17 December 1994 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 3 - 1 Friendly match
8 5 June 1996 Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Canada  Canada 1 - 0 Friendly match
9 1 September 1996 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain , Trinidad and Tobago  Trinidad and Tobago 1 - 0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
10 14 December 1996 Stanford Stadium, Stanford, USA  United States 1 - 2 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
11 23 March 1997 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, San José, Costa Rica  United States 3 - 2 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
12 17 July 1999 Titan Stadium, Fullerton, USA  Saudi Arabia 1 - 0 Friendly
13 18 August 1999 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Uruguay 4 - 5 Friendly
14 18 August 1999 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Uruguay 4 - 5 Friendly
15 30 May 2001 Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Panama 2 - 1 UNCAF Nations Cup
16 1 September 2001 Hasely Crawford Stadium , Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Trinidad and Tobago 2 - 0 World Cup qualifier
17 1 September 2001 Hasely Crawford Stadium , Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Trinidad and Tobago 2 - 0 World Cup qualifier
18 26 January 2002 Orange Bowl, Miami, USA  Haiti 2 - 1 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
19 30 January 2002 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, USA  South Korea 3 - 1 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
20 4 June 2002 Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju, South Korea  China PR 2 - 0 2002 FIFA World Cup
21 13 June 2002 Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea  Brazil 2 - 5 2002 FIFA World Cup
22 20 June 2004 Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, Costa Rica  Cuba 1 - 1 World Cup qualifier
23 8 June 2005 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, San José, Costa Rica  Guatemala 3 - 2 World Cup qualifier
24 19 June 2005 Helong Stadium, Changsha, China  Panama 2 - 2 Friendly
25 3 September 2005 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Panama 3 - 1 World Cup qualifier
26 20 June 2006 AWD-Arena, Hannover, Germany  Poland 1 - 2 2006 FIFA World Cup

Managerial career[edit]

He made his debut as manager of Carmelita in January 2009.[2] In October 2010 he was dismissed by Santos de Guápiles[20] and he later managed second division side Juventud Escazuceña.[21] In September 2013, he took charge of Guatemalan side Halcones.[22]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Gina Soto and they have two sons, Esteban and Daniel.[23]

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