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Rónald González Brenes

Personal information
Full nameRónald Alfonso González Brenes
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11.3 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Rónald Alfonso González Brenes (born August 8, 1970 in San José) is a Costa Rican footballer. He has mostly played for Deportivo Saprissa in Costa Rica, but has played internationally as well. In the early 90's, he played with Dinamo Zagreb in Yugoslavia and Vorwärts Steyr in Austria. During the late 90's and early 2000s, he starred for the CSD Comunicaciones of Guatemala.

Playing for Saprissa, González won almost everything he could pursue, as the team's captain. With CSD Comunicaciones he was captain and champion of the Guatemalan tournament several times as well. He was a regular member of Costa Rica during the 90's, even being the captain during the 1997 Copa América. At 19 years old, González played with Costa Rica's national team at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, were he scored a goal against Czechoslovakia, becoming the youngest player to score a goal in that World Cup. In 1989, as captain of Costa Rica's U-20 national team, he played in the under-20 Football World Youth Championship held in Saudi Arabia, where he scored a goal against Colombia.

Currently, González just retired and works as assistant coach in Saprissa's coaching staff. In his playing days with Saprissa, he won five national championships and three CONCACAF Champions Cup, and 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.. He plays now for the Swiss Dream Team (Veteran Cult Club) in Costa Rica.

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