Gabriel Badilla

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Gabriel Badilla
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Badilla Segura
Date of birth (1984-06-30) June 30, 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Saprissa 128 (12)
2008–2010 New England Revolution 7 (0)
2010– Saprissa 91 (4)
National team
2001 Costa Rica U-17 4 (0)
2005– Costa Rica 25 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2013
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Badilla and the second or maternal family name is Segura.

Gabriel Badilla Segura (born June 30, 1984 in San José) is a Costa Rican footballer, who currently plays as a central defender for Deportivo Saprissa of the Costa Rican first division.



Badilla began his career with Deportivo Saprissa, with him he won two national championships as well as a UNCAF Cup title and a CONCACAF Champions Cup title.[1] 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 signed for New England Revolution on August 18, 2008.[2] He became an important part of the Revolution backline as the 2008 season progressed.[3]

Badilla was released by New England on March 24, 2010.[4]


He was the captain of the Costa Rican national team that played in the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship held in Trinidad and Tobago[5]

Badilla has played for the senior Costa Rica national football team since 2005, including one appearance at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.[5] He made his debut in a friendly against China on June 19, 2005.[6] He appeared in one match for Costa Rica at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup[7] and four matches at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[8] Most recently, Badilla has played in two qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[5]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. Costa Rica's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. June 2, 2007 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San Jose, Costa Rica  Chile 1–0 2–0 Friendly

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sparkling Saprissa stun Pumas in San Jose". FIFA. 2005-05-05. 
  2. ^ "Revs add Costa Rican defender Badilla". The Sports Network. 2008-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Defense Wins Championships". Revolution Soccer. 2008-10-08. 
  4. ^ Dell'Apa, Frank (2010-03-24). "Badilla out; Khano in?". The Boston Globe. 
  5. ^ a b c Gabriel BadillaFIFA competition record
  6. ^ "International Friendly Matches 2005". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  7. ^ "CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2005 - Full Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  8. ^ "CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 - Full Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 

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