Óscar Duarte (footballer, born 1989)

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Óscar Duarte
Oscar Duarte Club Brugge (cropped).jpg
Duarte training with Club Brugge in 2014
Personal information
Full name Óscar Esaú Duarte Gaitán
Date of birth (1989-06-03) 3 June 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Catarina, Nicaragua
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Levante
Number 6
Youth career
Deportivo Saprissa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Deportivo Saprissa 52 (2)
2010Puntarenas (loan) 15 (1)
2013–2016 Club Brugge 117 (9)
2016–2019 Espanyol 51 (1)
2019– Levante 0 (0)
National team
2010– Costa Rica 40 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2018

Óscar Esaú Duarte Gaitán (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈoskaɾ ˈðwaɾte];[a] born 3 June 1989) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who signed for Spanish club Levante. A central defender, he previously played for Deportivo Saprissa, Club Brugge and Espanyol. He made his debut for the Costa Rica national team in 2010 and has since won 40 caps, including playing at two World Cups.

Club career[edit]

Duarte was born in Catarina, Masaya, Nicaragua.[2] After making 52 appearances in five years at Costa Rican club Deportivo Saprissa, Duarte joined Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League in 2013.[3]

International career[edit]

Duarte made his debut for the Costa Rica national football team against Jamaica on 17 November 2010, and played for the team at the 2011 Copa Centroamericana, where they lost to Honduras in the final.[3]

In June 2014, Duarte was named in Costa Rica's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup,[4] becoming the first Nicaragua-born player at a World Cup finals.[2]

In the team's opening match, he scored his first goal for Los Ticos in a 3–1 defeat of Uruguay.[5] In their second match, the team beat Italy, a 1–0 win that qualified Costa Rica for the knockout stage.[6] Costa Rica completed the group stage unbeaten, recording a second consecutive clean sheet in a 0–0 draw with England in Belo Horizonte.[7] On 29 June, Duarte was sent off for receiving two yellow cards in Costa Rica's round of 16 match against Greece. The team advanced via a penalty shootout to the quarter-finals for the first time in their history, where they lost on penalties to the Netherlands.[8]

In May 2018 he was named in Costa Rica’s 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 27 June 2018.[10]
Costa Rica
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
2011 6 0
2012 0 0
2013 2 0
2014 11 2
2015 6 0
2016 7 0
2017 2 0
2018 6 0
Total 41 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
Óscar Duarte: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 June 2014 Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza, Brazil  Uruguay 2 – 1 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup
2 14 October 2014 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea  South Korea 3 – 1 3–1 Friendly

Honors[edit]

Deportivo Saprissa

Club Brugge

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, Duarte is pronounced [ˈdwaɾte].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Nica Oscar Duarte debuta en el Mundial con la Selección de Costa Rica – El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish)
  3. ^ a b "Oscar DUARTE". FIFA. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Costa Rica World Cup 2014 squad". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Uruguay 1–3 Costa Rica". BBC. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Italy 0–1 Costa Rica". BBC. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  7. ^ Taylor, Daniel (24 June 2014). "England end disappointing World Cup with barren draw against Costa Rica". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Costa Rica 1–1 Greece". BBC. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  9. ^ https://www.goal.com/en/amp/news/costa-rica-names-23-man-world-cup-squad-featuring-keylor/1bw2iz8pkma5614bzushqyyo7g
  10. ^ "Óscar Duarte". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 24 June 2018.

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