William Sunsing

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sunsing and the second or maternal family name is Hidalgo.
William Sunsing
Personal information
Full name William Sunsing Hidalgo
Date of birth (1977-05-12) May 12, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Heredia, Costa Rica
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Herediano
1996–1998 Ramonense
1998–2000 Herediano
2000–2001 New England Revolution 48 (4)
2002 Herediano
2003 Saprissa (1)
2003 Ramonense
2004 Santa Bárbara (1)
2004–2005 Pérez Zeledón 21 (9)
2005 Teplice (loan) 8 (0)
2006 Akratitos (loan) 9 (0)
2006–2007 Brujas 47 (8)
2008–2010 Liberia Mía 78 (17)
2010 Brujas 11 (1)
2011 Limón 14 (6)
2011 Orión 4 (0)
2011 Cobán Imperial
2012 Sayaxché
National team
2000–2009 Costa Rica 35 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Sunsing Hidalgo (born 12 May 1977) is a retired Costa Rican football player.

Club career[edit]

The dreadlocked Sunsing made his professional debut for played for Herediano on 5 April 1995 against San Carlos and scored his first goal on 5 March 1997 for Ramonense against Saprissa.[1] A much-travelled winger, he played abroad for New England Revolution in the United States,[2] FK Teplice[3] in the Czech Republic and Akratitos in Greece where he played alongside compatriots Froylán Ledezma and Berny Peña.[4] He also played for Deportivo Saprissa,[5] Santa Bárbara and Pérez Zeledón in Costa Rica. He was nicknamed The Menace during his trip through Major League Soccer.

In summer 2007 Brujas sold Sunsing to Liberia Mía where he signed for three years.[6]

He joined Limón in December 2010,[7] but left them in summer 2011 after falling out with manager Ronald Mora.[8] He later left Orión in September 2011 due to financial problems at the club[9] which allowed him to move abroad to play in Guatemala for Cobán Imperial.[10] His final club was Guatemala second division outfit Sayaxché after Xelajú were unable to lure him away from Cobán.[11]

Sunsing retired on 7 December 2012,[12] after amassing 352 Costa Rica Primera División matches in which he scored 76 goals.[13]

International career[edit]

Sunsing made his debut for Costa Rica in a January 2000 friendly match against Trinidad & Tobago[1] and earned a total of 35 caps, scoring 4 goals.[14] He represented his country in 18 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[15] and was a non-playing squad member at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2001 Copa América.[16] He scored the only goal in the only ever match the Ticos won over Jamaica, in 2001.[17]

He also played at the 2000[18] and 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[19]

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

Personal life[edit]

Sunsing is married to Ivannia Quesada and has a daughter, Keylin.[20]

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