Yeltsin Tejeda

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Tejeda and the second or maternal family name is Valverde.
Yeltsin Tejeda
Yeltsin Tejeda.jpg
Tejeda playing for Costa Rica at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Uruguay
Personal information
Full name Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde
Date of birth (1992-03-17) March 17, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Limón, Costa Rica
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Saprissa 110 (5)
2014– Evian 0 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Costa Rica U17 9 (0)
2010–2011 Costa Rica U20 13 (0)
2011– Costa Rica 27 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2014

Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde[1] (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʝeltsin teˈxeða]; born March 17, 1992) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays for French club Evian in Ligue 1[2] and the Costa Rica National Team. He is named after the first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin.[3]

Club career[edit]

C.D. Saprissa[edit]

Tejeda began his career with C.D. Saprissa in 2011 scoring one goal against San Carlos. In the 2014 Verano season, Tejeda was named the captain of the team.

Evian F.C.[edit]

On August 22, the club announced Tejeda has signed a four-year contract with the club.[4]

International career[edit]

Tejeda was selected in Costa Rica's squad for the 2009 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and he was named in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. He officially debuted in the senior Costa Rica national football team on 11 December 2011 in a friendly match against Cuba, in Havana.

Tejeda was a key part during Costa Rica's successful qualification to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and during their tournament.


  1. ^ "List of Players -". The Official Website of the FIFA World Cup - FIFA. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
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  3. ^ Nesyn, Evgeny (1 June 2014). "На чемпионат мира по футболу в Бразилию поедет Ельцин". KP.RU (in Russian). Komsomolskaya Pravda. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
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