Rónald Mora

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Rónald Mora
Personal information
Full name Rónald A. Mora Padilla
Date of birth (1961-07-18) 18 July 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Acosta, Costa Rica
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1987 Saprissa
1987–1989 Alajuelense
1990–1992 Carmelita
Teams managed
1993–1995 Carmelita
1996–1998 Limonense
1999–2003 Santos de Guápiles
2003 Liberia Mía
2003 Santa Bárbara
2004–2005 Herediano
2005 Puntarenas
2006–2007 Cartaginés
2007 Santos de Guápiles
2008 Municipal Grecia
2009 Herediano
2010–2011 Limón
2012 Puntarenas
2012–2013 Deportivo Ayutla
2013 Siquirreña
2013–2014 Costa Rica U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mora and the second or maternal family name is Padilla.

Rónald Mora Padilla (born 18 July 1961)[1] is a retired Costa Rican football player who played most of his career with Deportivo Saprissa, during the 1980s, as well as Alajuelense and Carmelita.[2]

Club career[edit]

He won one national championship with Saprissa and one CONCACAF Champions Cup with Alajuelense. Nicknamed El Macho, he is remembered for being a very tough defender.

Managerial career[edit]

He began a career in coaching upon retiring, starting with Carmelita in 1993[3] and has coached teams such as Limonense,[4] Santos de Guápiles (twice),[5] Liberia Mía,[6] Santa Bárbara,[7] Herediano (twice),[8] Cartaginés,[9] Municipal Grecia[10] and Limón,[11] of Costa Rica's first division. He reached the local finals with Santos de Guápiles and Herediano, and lost both to the teams that he played for when active, while with Santos with Alajuelense and when coaching Herediano with Saprissa. In October 2012, he was fired by Puntarenas.[12] In September 2013 he left Guatemalan side Deportivo Ayutla and took charge at second division Siquirreña.[13]

In July 2014, Mora was dismissed as coach of the Costa Rica U-20 football team after taking the reins in November 2013.[14]

As a coach, he discovered future stars, such as Andy Herron, Kurt Bernard, Adrián De Lemos, among others.