Cristian Gamboa (born October 24, 1989) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays running back defender for Bundesliga club VfL Bochum and the Costa Rica national team.
Gamboa is a Costa Rican international who was a member of the side that reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Cristian Gamboa Bio/Wiki
|Birth Name||Cristian Esteban Gamboa Luna|
|Nick Name||Cristian Gamboa|
|Age||34 years (As of 2023)|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Scorpio|
|Birth Place||Liberia, Costa Rica|
|Date of Birth||Oct 24, 1989|
|Mother's Name||Not Available|
|Father's Name||Not Available|
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Children||Felipe and Julián|
|Educational Qualification||Not Available|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Available|
|Debut Club||Municipal Liberia Mia|
|Debut International||Costa Rica|
|Current Team||VfL Bochum|
|Position||Right Back Defender|
|Strengths||Dives Into Tackles|
Height and , Weight
|Height (Approx.)||175 cm|
|Weight (Approx.)||75 kg|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Costa Rican|
|Favorite Playing Position||Right Back|
|Favorite Car||Not Available|
|Favorite Drinks||Red Bull|
|Favorite Cell Phone/Brand||Iphone|
Cristian Gamboa Education
Cristian Gamboa attended a private school in Liberia, Costa Rica, where he finished his elementary education.
Following that, he completed his high school education at the same institution.
Cristian Gamboa Early Career
Cristian Gamboa was born in Liberia on October 24, 1989, and now plays for VfL Bochum.
He played for Municipal Liberia Mia from 2006 to 2010, Fredrikstad FK from 2010 to 2011, FC Kopenhagen from 2011 to 2012, Rosenborg Trondheim from 2012 to 2014, West Bromwich Albion FC from 2014 to 2016, Celtic Glasgow FC from 2016 to 2019, and VfL Bochum 1848 from 2019.
Cristian Gamboa Net Worth
Cristian Gamboa is a Costa Rican footballer. Cristian Gamboa’s net worth is believed to be between 2.5 million Euros.
He enjoys a wealthy lifestyle and has a personal luxury automobile, a large home, and travels across the world, as seen by his daily updates on social media posts and tales. Cristian Gamboa’s primary source of income is as a professional football player.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||€2.5 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||€2.2 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||€1.7 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2020 (Approx)||€1.4 Million|
|Income Source||Professional Footballer|
Cristian Gamboa Club Career
Gamboa was born in the Costa Rican province of Liberia. At the age of 15, he was declared ineligible to play for Costa Rican clubs Saprissa and Alajuelense. He spent the 2006-2007 season with his native club Municipal Liberia. He then went abroad, joining Norwegian club Fredrikstad in the summer of 2010, where he stayed for two partial seasons until joining Copenhagen in the summer of 2011.
He made his UEFA Europa League debut in a 0-1 defeat to Standard Liège. Gamboa signed a three-month loan contract with Rosenborg in August 2012, with the Norwegian club having the option to buy.
On 3 September 2012, he made his Tippeligaen debut, winning 2-0 away at Stabaek. By November, he had pleased Rosenborg enough in the 10 games he had played in for them to give him a permanent contract, and he signed a five-year contract with the club. West Bromwich Albion agreed to sign Gamboa in late July 2014 for a sum speculated in the media to be about £2 million.
Because the player did not have enough recent international appearances for a work visa to be issued automatically, the transaction was contingent on a successful appeal to the Football Association, which was confirmed on August 5. The athlete agreed to a three-year deal.
On August 26, 2014, he made his debut as a second-half replacement in a League Cup match against Oxford United. He made his League debut a few days later against Swansea City, and he has since made many substitute appearances. Gamboa eventually made his league debut on October 4th, in a 2-1 loss away to Liverpool.
Despite his defeat, he was said to have had an outstanding performance. It was Gamboa’s lone league start that season, and he fell even more out of favour when manager Alan Irvine was fired in December and replaced by Tony Pulis. Gamboa only played one minute of first-team football from January 2015 to the conclusion of the season, coming in as an injury-time replacement in a fifth-round FA Cup fixture against West Ham in February 2015.
Gamboa struggled to maintain his first-team spot in his second season in England, appearing in only two games at the start of the season. He subsequently went five months without appearing for the first team before returning in February 2016 in an FA Cup fourth round replay against Peterborough United.
Gamboa signed a three-year contract with Scottish Premiership team Celtic on August 30, 2016. Gamboa signed a two-year contract with VfL Bochum on August 27, 2019.
Cristian Gamboa International Career
He represented Costa Rica in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, when they finished fourth. He has previously represented Costa Rica in international competitions.
He earned his Costa Rica national team debut in a friendly match against Argentina in January 2010. Gamboa’s first goal came in a 7-0 home triumph over Guyana in a 2014 World Cup qualifier. He was chosen for the Costa Rica national team to compete in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and he appeared in all five games, helping them reach the quarterfinals before being eliminated on penalties by the Netherlands.
He was included to Costa Rica’s 23-man team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May 2018.
Cristian Gamboa Stats
In FIFA 22, Cristian Gamboa has an overall rating of 73 and his potential is also 73.
How old is Cristian Gamboa?
He is currently 34 years old.
What is the height of Cristian Gamboa?
He is 175 cm tall.
What position does Cristian Gamboa play?
He plays in the Right Back Defender.
Who is Cristian Gamboa married to?
He is currently married to Melissa Salazar.
How much is Cristian Gamboa’s net worth?
After his transfer to VfL Bochum, his net worth is 2.5 Million Euros.