- Gabriel Badilla
Infobox Football biography
playername = Gabriel Badilla
fullname = Gabriel Badilla Segura
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1984|6|30|df=y
cityofbirth = San José
height = height|m=1.81
New England Revolution
clubnumber = 4
position = defender
years = 2001–08
Deportivo Saprissa New England Revolution
caps(goals) = 128 0(12)
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 soccerplayer who plays for New England Revolutionin 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 Cuptitle and a CONCACAF Champions Cuptitle.
He was also the captain of the Costa Rican national team that played in the
2001 FIFA U-17 World Championshipheld in Trinidad and Tobagoand also played the Qualifications for the 2006 FIFA World Cupthat was organized in Germanyand has gained 5 full caps.
Gabriel was part of the team that played the 2005
FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup, where Saprissafinished third behind São Paulo Futebol Clubeand Liverpool F.C.His appearance was among the best in the tournament according to FIFAexperts, being considered one of the top defenders that played at it, even though his young age.
Badilla officially signed for
New England Revolutionon 18 August, 2008. [http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=soc-mls/news/news.aspx?id=4173400]
* [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
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