Randall Brenes

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Randall Brenes
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Personal information
Full name Randall Brenes Moya
Date of birth (1983-08-13) 13 August 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Cartago, Costa Rica
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker/Second striker
Club information
Current team
Cartaginés
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Cartaginés 40 (31)
2005–2008 Bodø/Glimt 79 (46)
2008 Kongsvinger (loan) 14 (7)
2009 Kongsvinger 29 (7)
2010–2012 Cartaginés 60 (29)
2012 Khazar Lankaran 11 (4)
2012– Cartaginés 59 (8)
2014 Sandnes Ulf 11 (4)
National team
2005– Costa Rica 29 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Brenes and the second or maternal family name is Moya.

Randall Brenes Moya (born 13 August 1983) is a Costa Rican professional footballer, who plays as a striker for Cartaginés. He also plays for the Costa Rica national football team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Nicknamed El Chiqui (meaning Short or Small), due his height when he was at youth levels, he turned professional with Cartaginés before moving to the north of Norway. Making an impressive rookie season scoring 21 goals in only 30 games.

Bodø/Glimt[edit]

He joined Bodø/Glimt[1] with his compatriot Roy Miller, who was also a teammate in Cartaginés, in 2005. At this point Bodø/Glimt was part of the Norwegian top division (Tippeligaen), but got relegated the same year. The team therefore played in Adeccoligaen in 2006 where Brenes was top scorer with 13 goals, 6 of them off headers. In 2007, the team gained promotion to Tippeligaen after winning at home and away against Odd Grenland from Tippeligaen. Bodø/Glimt had a big positive surprise the following season in Tippeligaen, ending on a fourth place.

Kongsvinger[edit]

Brenes was loaned at the middle of the season to Adeccoligaen team Kongsvinger to help them remain the at the division, his compatriot Roy Miller, in the meantime, was sold to Rosenborg of Trondheim. In 2009, Brenes signed a full-time contract and helped Kongsvinger win promotion to Tippeligaen. But after the season ended, Brenes came to an agreement with the club to terminate his contract, because he wanted to move home to Costa Rica with his family.[2]

Cartaginés[edit]

Randall Brenes back for the tournament in Summer 2010 and Winter tournament in the same year shared the scoring with Éver Alfaro and helping the team reach the semifinals. Brenes spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons with Cartaginés and winning two scoring titles, one in the tournament in 2010 winter and the other in the 2011 winter tournament and being the best player declared by the Primera División de Costa Rica in the winter 2011 and carrying to Cartaginés to fourth in the table, scoring in four minutes in the first half on the first semifinal but losing against the Herediano 3–1 on aggregate.

Khazar Lankaran[edit]

On 9 February 2012 Brenes signed a 2-year long contract with Khazar Lankaran.[3] On 20 February 2012, made his debut in the season in a 2–1 defeat against Gabala and entering the 35th minute change by António Semedo and receiving a yellow card. On 7 March 2012, plays its first game start against Turan, playing 90 minutes. 14 March 2012, plays its first match in the quarterfinals of the Azerbaijan Cup in the 3–2 defeat against Baku Inter, scoring his first goal for the club and the second goal of the team at minute 57 and playing 90 minutes. On 28 March 2012, played 90 minutes in the second leg of the Azerbaijan Cup against Inter Baku scoring his second goal, a 1–1 draw at 76 minutes. On 11 May 2012, income also a starter in the 4–1 victory against Qarabağ, scoring the second goal at 22 minutes and out of change by Stevan Bates at minute 70. In the 2012–13 season, Brenes played four games for the club, all the Europe League. On 5 July 2012, playing 90 minutes against Nõmme Kalju and received a yellow card 53 minutes. On 10 July 2012, plays the second leg entering the 84th minute change by Sadio Tounkara. Then play in both games as a substitute, for the second round of Europa League against Lech Poznan. On 31 July 2012, Brenes signed his termination of contract due to breaches of the team with the player.[4]

Cartaginés[edit]

On 7 August 2012, Brenes sign a 1-year long contract with Cartaginés.

Sandnes Ulf[edit]

On 4 August 2014, Brenes signed a loan deal with Sandnes Ulf.[5]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Ticos in 2005 as a substitute against Cuba at the CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals, immediately making an impact by scoring 2 goals. In January 2011, he returned to play in the selection of Ricardo La Volpe in Panama 2011 Copa Centroamericana, playing 5 games. On 26 March 2011, Randall Brenes played on the first game of the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica against China and be in the history scoring the second goal of Costa Rica. In June 2011, played in two 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup matches against Cuba and El Salvador scoring in stoppage time.[6] In July, Brenes played two match against Colombia and Argentina in the 2011 Copa América.[7]

2014 FIFA World Cup[edit]

As of January 2014, he has earned a total of 36 caps, scoring 8 goals and has represented his country in 8 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[8]

On 20 June 2014, Brenes make his debut at the second round of group stage matches in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, entering replacing of Bryan Ruiz at 81 minutes, playing 9 minutes plus 4 minutes replenishment at the Itaipava Arena Pernambuco, taking a chance on goal but his shot went wide. In the third round of group stage matches, against England in the Estádio Mineirão, entry from the beginning and came out in the 59th minute by Christian Bolaños. On 29 June 2014, plays his third game in the cup against Greece at the Itaipava Arena Pernambuco for the round of 16, entering as a substitute in the 83rd minute, replacing of Christian Bolaños, playing all the extra time and make history with the Ticos, winning the game 5-3 on penalties shoot-out after the 1-1 on the 120th minutes and advance to the Quarter-finals.

International goals[edit]

As of 11 September 2013
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competitions
1 July 8, 2005 Qwest Field, Seattle, United States  Cuba 1 – 0 3–1 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2 2 – 1 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
3 26 March 2011 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica  China PR 2 – 0 2–2 Friendly
4 9 June 2011 Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, United States  El Salvador 1 – 1 1–1 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
5 15 November 2011 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica  Spain 1 – 0 2–2 Friendly
6 16 October 2012 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica  Guyana 1 – 0 7–0 2014 World Cup qualifier
7 3 – 0
8 10 September 2013 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Jamaica 1 – 0 1–1 2014 World Cup qualifier

Career statistics[edit]

As of 16 November 2014[9]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Costa Rica League Cup North America Total
2003–04 Cartaginés Primera División 20 15 - - 20 15
2004–05 10 6 - - 10 6
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
2005 Bodø/Glimt Tippeligaen 7 0 - 7 0
2006 Adeccoligaen 23 13 - 23 13
2007 17 2 3 1 - 20 3
2008 Tippeligaen 7 0 2 0 - 9 0
2008 Kongsvinger (loan) Adeccoligaen 14 7 0 0 - 14 7
2009 Kongsvinger 29 7 3 1 - 32 8
Costa Rica League Cup North America Total
2009–10 Cartaginés Primera División 13 4 - - 13 4
2010–11 28 13 - - 28 28
2011–12 19 12 - - 19 12
Azerbaijan League Azerbaijan Cup Europe Total
2011–12[10] Khazar Lankaran[11] Premier League 11 2 2 2 0 0 13 4
2012–13 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0
Costa Rica League Cup North America Total
2012–13 Cartaginés Primera División 25 18 - - 25 18
2012–13 13 10 - 4 0 17 10
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
2014 Sandnes Ulf Tippeligaen 11 4 0 0 - 11 4
Total Costa Rica 128 55 0 0 4 0 132 55
Norway 107 23 8 2 0 0 115 25
Azerbaijan 11 2 2 2 4 0 17 4
Career total 246 89 10 2 8 0 264 117

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Costa Rica

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calvo C., Rodrigo (30 March 2008). "Cinco ticos se instalan en la liga del frío". La Nación. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Staulen, Marius Skjerve (11 January 2010). "Randall Brenes ferdig i KIL". ab24.no. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Randall Brenes transferred to Khazar Lankaran". lankaranfc.com/en/. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Chiqui Brenes se va de Azerbayán". La Nación. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brenes leies ut til Sandnes Ulf". http://www.sandnesulf.no. Sandnes Ulf. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  6. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details - RSSSF
  7. ^ Copa América 2011 - RSSSF
  8. ^ Randall BrenesFIFA competition record
  9. ^ "Randall Brenes Stats". http://www.national-football-teams.com/. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Premier League Stats 2011/12" (PDF). http://www.pfl.az/. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Statistics: Players". http://lankaranfc.com/az/. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

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