CURRENT CLUB: Rosenborg (Norway)
Cristian Gamboa was one of only four players to appear in all 10 of Costa Rica’s CONCACAF Hexagonal matches. The right back has become one of the first names on the team sheet for the Ticos coach.
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Making his debut for Costa Rica in January of 2010, Gamboa has made over 20 appearances for his country. He will be relied upon to get up and down the right flank at the World Cup in Brazil.
Gamboa first appeared for his hometown team, Municipal Liberia, in 2009. In 2010 he moved to Fredrikstad in Norway, helping the club move up to the country’s top division.
A year later he made a move to Copenhagen in Denmark, but was unable to break into the club. He moved back to Norway, becoming a regular for giants Rosenborg.