Badilla before a game with Saprissa
|Full name||Gabriel Badilla Segura|
|Date of birth||June 30, 1984|
|Place of birth||San José, Costa Rica|
|Date of death||November 20, 2016(aged 32)|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|2008–2009||New England Revolution||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Badilla began his career with Deportivo Saprissa, with whom he won two national championships as well as a UNCAF Cup title and a CONCACAF Champions Cup title. He was part of the team that played the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup and finished third behind São Paulo and Liverpool
Badilla was released by New England on March 24, 2010.
Badilla was the captain of the Costa Rican national team that played in the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship held in Trinidad and Tobago He played for the senior Costa Rica national football team since 2005, including one appearance at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. He made his debut in a friendly against China on June 19, 2005.
He appeared in one match for Costa Rica at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and four matches at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Most recently, Badilla has played in two qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
In 2013, Badilla underwent successful surgery to remove a benign tumor from his heart.
On November 20, 2016, Badilla was participating in a local marathon known as Lindora Run. Shortly before reaching the finish line, Badilla collapsed. After a long attempt to revive him, he was declared dead due to a cardiorespiratory arrest.
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