Óscar Duarte (footballer, born 1989)
Óscar Esaú Duarte Gaitán (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈoskaɾ ˈðwaɾte];[a] born 3 June 1989) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who signed for Spanish club Levante. A central defender, he previously played for Deportivo Saprissa, Club Brugge and Espanyol. He made his debut for the Costa Rica national team in 2010 and has since won 40 caps, including playing at two World Cups.
Duarte training with Club Brugge in 2014
|Full name||Óscar Esaú Duarte Gaitán|
|Date of birth||3 June 1989|
|Place of birth||Catarina, Nicaragua|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2010||→ Puntarenas (loan)||15||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 June 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2018
Duarte made his debut for the Costa Rica national football team against Jamaica on 17 November 2010, and played for the team at the 2011 Copa Centroamericana, where they lost to Honduras in the final.
In the team's opening match, he scored his first goal for Los Ticos in a 3–1 defeat of Uruguay. In their second match, the team beat Italy, a 1–0 win that qualified Costa Rica for the knockout stage. Costa Rica completed the group stage unbeaten, recording a second consecutive clean sheet in a 0–0 draw with England in Belo Horizonte. On 29 June, Duarte was sent off for receiving two yellow cards in Costa Rica's round of 16 match against Greece. The team advanced via a penalty shootout to the quarter-finals for the first time in their history, where they lost on penalties to the Netherlands.
- Statistics accurate as of match played 27 June 2018.
- Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
|1||14 June 2014||Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza, Brazil||Uruguay||2 – 1||3–1||2014 FIFA World Cup|
|2||14 October 2014||Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea||South Korea||3 – 1||3–1||Friendly|
- "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
- Nica Oscar Duarte debuta en el Mundial con la Selección de Costa Rica – El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish)
- "Oscar DUARTE". FIFA. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- "Costa Rica World Cup 2014 squad". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
- "Uruguay 1–3 Costa Rica". BBC. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
- "Italy 0–1 Costa Rica". BBC. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- Taylor, Daniel (24 June 2014). "England end disappointing World Cup with barren draw against Costa Rica". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Costa Rica 1–1 Greece". BBC. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
- "Óscar Duarte". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
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