Yeltsin Tejeda

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Yeltsin Tejeda
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Tejeda at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde[1]
Date of birth (1992-03-17) 17 March 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Limón, Costa Rica
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lausanne-Sport
Number 28
Youth career
Saprissa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Saprissa 110 (5)
2014–2016 Evian 53 (1)
2016– Lausanne-Sport 25 (1)
National team
2008–2009 Costa Rica U17 9 (0)
2010–2011 Costa Rica U20 13 (0)
2011– Costa Rica 50 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2018

Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʝeltsin teˈxeða]; born 17 March 1992) is a Costa Rican footballer who currently plays for FC Lausanne-Sport and the Costa Rica National Team.

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

Club career[edit]

Saprissa[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 22 August 2014 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.[1]

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.

In May 2018 he was named in Costa Rica's 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 22 June 2018[7]
Costa Rica
Year Apps Goals
2011 2 0
2012 6 0
2013 10 0
2014 12 0
2015 4 0
2016 5 0
2017 7 0
2018 6 0
Total 52 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018. 
  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". ESPN.com. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Yeltsin TejedaFIFA competition record
  6. ^ https://www.goal.com/en/amp/news/costa-rica-names-23-man-world-cup-squad-featuring-keylor/1bw2iz8pkma5614bzushqyyo7g
  7. ^ "Yeltsin Tejeda". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 24 June 2018. 

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