Gloriana Villalobos

Gloriana de Jesús Villalobos Vega (born 20 August 1999) is a Costa Rican football midfielder. In 2014, she debuted for the Costa Rica national team at the age of 14.

Gloriana Villalobos
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Personal information
Full name Gloriana de Jesús Villalobos Vega[1]
Date of birth (1999-08-20) 20 August 1999 (age 20)[1]
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Florida State
Number 11
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Florida State 42 (2)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Saprissa
National team
2014–2016 Costa Rica U-17
2014–2018 Costa Rica U-20 8 (0)
2014– Costa Rica 50 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 October 2017

College Career (Florida State University 2017–)Edit

In 2017, Villalobos was named to the All-ACC Third Team, as well as being chosen to the 11-member All-Freshman Team.[2] Villalobos played in all 21 matches for Florida State where she scored 1 goal and made 2 assists.

Professional careerEdit

Villalobos debuted for local club Saprissa in 2012 at the age of 12.[3]

International playEdit

In January 2014, Villaobos—yet to turn 15—led Costa Rica to qualification for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, appearing in all five games at the 2014 CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship in the Cayman Islands.

She then shot to national prominence in March 2014, when Costa Rica hosted the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. She appeared in all three games as the country hosted its first FIFA event.[4]

In May 2014, Villalobos received her first call to the senior national team in the Central American region of 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship qualification, the first step toward the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Villalobos scored in the final group game to help Costa Rica advance.[5] In the playoff to determine which team advanced to the Pan American Games, Villalobos played again in a 3–0 Costa Rica win.[6]

At the U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada in August 2014, Villalobos played all 270 minutes but Costa Rica was eliminated in the group stage again.[4]

In 2017, Villalobos joined the Florida State Seminoles women's soccer team.


  1. ^ a b c "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Three Seminoles Earn All ACC Honors". 5 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Gloriana Villalobos: guía y talento de la ilusión de la Sub-17". La Nación.
  4. ^ a b "Gloriana Jesus Villalobos Vega – Fútbol – Scoresway – Results, fixtures, tables and statistics".
  5. ^ "Inicio – Uncaf". Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Inicio – Uncaf". Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.

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