2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Cristian GAMBOA

Age
29
Height
173.0 cm
Date of Birth 24 October 1989
International Caps
71
International Goals
3

One of the many Costa Rican players to begin their careers in Scandinavia, Cristian Gamboa is a naturally right-sided player and can operate both as a full-back and a wing back in a five-man defence. A tireless defender when faced with speedy wingers, Gamboa excels in attack, where his speed and crossing ability come to the fore.

A starter in all of Costa Rica’s matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, the player retained his first-choice status under Oscar Ramirez in the qualifiers for Russia 2018 despite a lacking of playing time at club level in England and then Scotland, where he has been plying his trade for the last two seasons. That lack of continuity has not prevented him from performing to a high standard for La Sele, a standard he will hope to maintain at his second world finals.