Christian Bolaños

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bolaños and the second or maternal family name is Navarro.
Christian Bolaños
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Bolaños playing for Start in 2010
Personal information
Full name Christian Bolaños Navarro
Date of birth (1984-05-17) 17 May 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Hatillo de San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Number 7
Youth career
Saprissa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2007 Saprissa 154 (12)
2007–2008 OB 24 (3)
2008–2010 Start 45 (13)
2010–2014 Copenhagen 101 (14)
2014 Cartaginés 12 (0)
2015 Al Gharafa 11 (4)
2015–2016 Saprissa 13 (5)
2016– Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 (0)
National team
2005– Costa Rica 60 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 January 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

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

Christian Bolaños Navarro (born 17 May 1984) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays for Vancouver Whitecaps FC as a winger. Since his international debut in 2005, Bolaños has earned 60 international caps and played at two FIFA World Cups.

His brother Jonathan is also a footballer.[citation needed]

Club career[edit]

Deportivo Saprissa[edit]

With Saprissa Bolaños won various national championships as well as a UNCAF Cup title and a CONCACAF Champions Cup title. Bolaños participated in the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup with his team, and was awarded by FIFA as the third best player of the tournament. Following this success he was invited to attend a ten-day trial with Liverpool, although he was not signed on a permanent basis.

On 9 August 2006, he signed a one-year loan deal with Premier League side Charlton Athletic. However, he failed to obtain a work permit having not played enough games for his country, and the deal fell through.[1]

OB[edit]

On 2 June 2007, he signed a three-year contract with the Danish side OB in the top-flight Danish Superliga championship. Struggling to make an impact on the strong Danish midfield, Bolaños was a target for other clubs.

Start[edit]

On 6 November 2008, he signed a contract with newly promoted Norwegian side Start starting 1 January 2009.

In IK Start's first test against a Tippeligaen side, Bolaños received rave reviews from the media after outplaying Norwegian international Trond Erik Bertelsen of Viking, who a few days earlier had controlled Bastian Schweinsteiger during Norway's win against Germany. Start coach Knut Tørum said after the game that he will be playing on the right wing during the 2009 season.[2] In his first official match for Start, Bolaños scored two goals against Strømsgodset.

FC Copenhagen[edit]

On 30 August 2010, he signed a three-year contract with the defending champions of Denmark, FC Copenhagen at a cost of 1 mill. euros, or 7,5 mio. DK kroner.

On 22 August 2012, Bolaños was linked with a £3 million move to English side Wolverhampton Wanderers, which could re-unite him with former Copenhagen manager Ståle Solbakken.[3][4]

Cartaginés[edit]

On 8 September 2014, he signed with Cartaginés,[5] only to leave them for Qatari side Al Gharafa after the winter championship.[6]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC[edit]

On 20 January 2016, he signed a multi-year contract with Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer for an undisclosed amount.[7]

International[edit]

He played in the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship held in Trinidad and Tobago.[8]

He made his debut for the senior national team in a May 2005 friendly match against Norway and has, as of January 2014, collected a total of 53 caps, scoring 2 goals.[9] He has represented his country in 25 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[8] and played at both the 2006 FIFA World Cup[8] and the 2014 FIFA World Cup[8] as well as at the 2005,[10] 2007 [11] and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[12]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 July 2005 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, USA  Honduras 1–3 2–3 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2. 16 October 2012 Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica  Guyana 5–0 7–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Costa Rica League Cup North America Total
2001–02 Saprissa Primera División 17 1 - - - - 17 1
2002–03 21 1 - - - - 21 1
2003–04 16 2 - - - - 16 2
2004–05 33 1 - - - - 33 1
2005–06 34 2 - - 7 1 41 3
2006–07 33 5 - - - - 33 5
Denmark League Danish Cup Europe Total
2007–08 OB Danish Superliga 22 3 1 0 4 0 26 3
2008–09 2 0 3 0 5 0
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
2009 Start Tippeligaen 25 7 2 1 27 8
2010 20 6 5 0 25 6
Denmark League Danish Cup Europe Total
2010–11 F.C. Copenhagen Danish Superliga 24 6 3 0 8 0 35 6
2011–12 32 3 4 0 10 2 46 5
2012–13 23 2 0 0 8 1 31 3
2013–14 22 3 3 0 6 0 31 3
Costa Rica League Cup North America Total
2014–15 Cartaginés Primera División 12 0 - - - - 12 0
Qatar Qatar Stars League Cup AFC Champions League Total
2014–15 Al-Gharafa Qatar Stars League 11 4 - - - - 11 4
Costa Rica League Cup North America Total
2015–16 Saprissa Primera División 13 5 - - 1 0 14 5
Total Costa Rica 179 17 - - 8 1 187 18
Denmark 125 17 17 1 32 3 174 21
Norway 45 13 7 1 52 14
Qatar 11 4 - - - - 11 4
Career total 360 51 24 2 40 4 424 57

[13]

International[edit]

As to 25 May 2014

National team Season Apps Goals
Costa Rica 2005 12 1
2006 6 0
2007 1 0
2008 2 0
2009 8 0
2010 2 0
2011 8 0
2012 4 1
2013 9 0
2014 1 0
Total 53 2

Honours[edit]

Saprissa[edit]

FC Copenhagen[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlton fail with Bolanos permit". BBC. 30 August 2006. Retrieved 5 November 2007. 
  2. ^ Per Opsahl. "Her er spilleren Myggen vil holde «hemmelig»". VG. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bolanos would consider move". Sky Sports. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wing men are on Solbakken radar". Express & Star. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Christian Bolaños jugará con Cartaginés – Nación (Spanish)
  6. ^ Christian Bolaños jugará dos años con el Al-Gharafa de Qatar desde 2015 – Al Día (Spanish)
  7. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire experienced Costa Rican midfielder Christian Bolaños". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d Christian BolañosFIFA competition record
  9. ^ Passo Alpuin, Luis Fernando (25 April 2013). "Costa Rica – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  10. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2005 – Full Details – RSSSF
  11. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 – Full Details – RSSSF
  12. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 – Full Details – RSSSF
  13. ^ Christian Bolaños at National-Football-Teams.com

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