Gabriel Badilla


Gabriel Badilla

Infobox Football biography
playername = Gabriel Badilla
fullname = Gabriel Badilla Segura
nickname =


dateofbirth = birth date and age|1984|6|30|df=y
cityofbirth = San José
countryofbirth = Costa Rica
height = height|m=1.81
currentclub = New England Revolution
clubnumber = 4
position = defender
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 2001–08
2008–
clubs = Deportivo Saprissa
New England Revolution
caps(goals) = 128 0(12)
004 0(0)
nationalyears = 2005–
nationalteam = Costa Rica
nationalcaps(goals) = 008 0(0)
pcupdate = 18 August 2008
ntupdate = 20 June 2006

Gabriel Badilla Segura (born June 30, 1984) is a Costa Rican soccer player who plays for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer, and the Costa Rican national soccer team. He is considered to be one of the most secure and strong young defenders in CONCACAF. With Saprissa he has already won two national championships as well as a UNCAF Cup title and a CONCACAF Champions Cup title.

He was also the captain of the Costa Rican national team that played in the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship held in Trinidad and Tobago and also played the Qualifications for the 2006 FIFA World Cup that was organized in Germany and has gained 5 full caps.

Gabriel was part of the team that played the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup, where Saprissa finished third behind São Paulo Futebol Clube and Liverpool F.C. His appearance was among the best in the tournament according to FIFA experts, being considered one of the top defenders that played at it, even though his young age.

Badilla officially signed for New England Revolution on 18 August, 2008. [http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=soc-mls/news/news.aspx?id=4173400]

External links

* [http://www.national-football-teams.com/v2/player.php?id=12336 Profile] at National-football-teams.com
* [http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/futbol/campeonato2006-2007/stats/jugador2007.jsp?opcion=1&codigo=190&camp=4 Profile] at Nacion.com es icon


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.