Yeltsin Tejeda

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Tejeda and the second or maternal family name is Valverde.
Yeltsin Tejeda
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Tejeda playing for Costa Rica at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Uruguay
Personal information
Full name Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde
Date of birth (1992-03-17) March 17, 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Limón, Costa Rica
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Saprissa 110 (5)
2014– Evian 32 (1)
National team
2008–2009 Costa Rica U17 9 (0)
2010–2011 Costa Rica U20 13 (0)
2011– Costa Rica 31 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 August 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 August 2015

Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde[1] (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʝeltsin teˈxeða]; born March 17, 1992) is a Costa Rican footballer who currently plays for French club Evian in Ligue 2 and the Costa Rica National Team.

He is named after the first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin.[2]

Club career[edit]


Tejeda began his career with Saprissa in 2011 scoring one goal against San Carlos. In the 2014 Verano season, Tejeda was named the captain of the team.

Evian F.C.[edit]

On August 22, the club announced Tejeda has signed a four-year contract with the club.[3] He scored his first goal for the club on 19 September 2014 in a 2-1 loss to Bordeaux.[4]

International career[edit]

Tejeda was selected in Costa Rica's squad for the 2009 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and he was named in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. He played for his country at the 2009 FIFA U-17 and 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cups.[5]

He officially debuted in the senior Costa Rica national football team on 11 December 2011 in a friendly match against Cuba, in Havana and has, as of November 2014, earned a total of 30 caps, scoring no goals. Tejeda was a key part during Costa Rica's successful qualification to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and during the finals tournament.[5] He also played at the 2013 Copa Centroamericana and 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.


  1. ^ "List of Players -" (PDF). The Official Website of the FIFA World Cup - FIFA. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Nesyn, Evgeny (1 June 2014). На чемпионат мира по футболу в Бразилию поедет Ельцин. KP.RU (in Russian). Komsomolskaya Pravda. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tejeda sengage pour 4 ans". Evian Thonon Gaillard. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bordeaux beat Evian to climb top of Ligue 1". 19 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Yeltsin TejedaFIFA competition record

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