Ricardo González (footballer)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Fonseca.
Ricardo González
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Alonso González Fonseca
Date of birth (1974-03-06) 6 March 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Belén FC
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Sagrada Familia
1995–1996 Carmelita
1996–2005 Alajuelense 173 (0)
2005–2006 Comunicaciones 31 (0)
2006–2007 Alajuelense 5 (0)
2007–2011 Herediano 74 (0)
2011–2013 Uruguay de Coronado 48 (0)
2014– Belén FC 17 (0)
National team
1995–2009 Costa Rica 44 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 July 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 16, 2009

Ricardo Alonso González Fonseca (born 6 March 1974) is a Costa Rican professional football goalkeeper who currently plays for Belén in the Primera División de Costa Rica.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed el Gallo, González was relegated with Sagrada Familia after the 1994-95 season[1] and then played for Carmelita[2] and Alajuelense for whom he kept a record successive clean sheets, totalling 758 minutes in the 2002 season.[3] He played 178 league games for Liga.[4] He moved abroad to play alongside compatriot Rolando Fonseca for Comunicaciones of Guatemala in summer 2005[5] before joining Herediano in 2007.[6]

He was lured away to join coach Paulo Wanchope at second division Uruguay de Coronado ahead of the 2011 Verano season.[7] He moved to Belén ahead of the 2014 Verano season.

International career[edit]

González made his debut for Costa Rica in a friendly against Jamaica on September 27, 1995[8][9] and has made 44 appearances for the Costa Rica national football team,[10] including three qualifying matches for the 2006 FIFA World Cup [11] and five qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[11]

González made one appearance at the Copa América 2001[12] and four appearances at the Copa América 2004[13] He also made four appearances at the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup[14] and two at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[15]

His final international was a September 2009 FIFA World Cup qualification match against El Salvador.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Hazel Houdelath and they have three children, Karolina, Gabriel and Fabianna.


  1. ^ Sagrada en Primera - Nación (Spanish)
  2. ^ Carmelita: 1 - Alajuelense: 1 Con garra y corazón - Nación (Spanish)
  3. ^ Récords de goles rápidos y porteros - Nación (Spanish)
  4. ^ Alejandro González es leyenda en Alajuelense - UNAFUT (Spanish)
  5. ^ González y Fonseca a Guatemala - Nación (Spanish)
  6. ^ González firmó ayer con Heredia - Nación (Spanish)
  7. ^ Ricardo González jugará con Uruguay - Nación (Spanish)
  8. ^ González nos salvó - Nación (Spanish)
  9. ^ "Costa Rica - Details International Matches 1993-2003". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  10. ^ "Costa Rica - Record International Players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on July 6, 2009. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  11. ^ a b Ricardo González FonsecaFIFA competition record
  12. ^ "Copa América 2001". RSSSF. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  13. ^ "Copa América 2004". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  14. ^ "http://www.rsssf.com/tables/03gc-full.html". RSSSF. Archived from the original on October 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-20.  External link in |title= (help)
  15. ^ "http://www.rsssf.com/tables/09gc-full.html". RSSSF. Archived from the original on July 26, 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-26.  External link in |title= (help)

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