Ricardo González (footballer)

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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 four children: Karolina, Gabriel, Fabianna and Ivana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sagrada en Primera - Nación (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Carmelita: 1 - Alajuelense: 1 Con garra y corazón - Nación (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Récords de goles rápidos y porteros - Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Alejandro González es leyenda en Alajuelense - UNAFUT (in Spanish)
  5. ^ González y Fonseca a Guatemala - Nación (in Spanish)
  6. ^ González firmó ayer con Heredia - Nación (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Ricardo González jugará con Uruguay - Nación (in Spanish)
  8. ^ González nos salvó - Nación (in 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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