Cristian Gamboa

by John Von 14 Feb,2018
Cristian Gamboa
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 8 Inch
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Cristian Esteban Gamboa Luna
  • Birth Place Liberia , Costa Rica
  • Famous Name Melissa Salazar
  • Father Unknown
  • Mother Unknown
  • Net Worth Above $ 1 million
  • Salary More than 1.6 million receives as an annual salary from Celtic club
  • Nationality Costa Rica
  • Currently Working For Celtic FC
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Melissa Salazar
  • Divorce No
  • Children 2 sons
  • Affair with Unknown
  • Girlfriend Unknown
  • Boyfriend No
  • Religion Unknown
  • Tatto(s) Unknown

Cristian Gamboa is a professional football player who plays a right back for the Scottish League Club, Celtic FC, and Costa Rican National Football Team. He has been representing Costa Rican National Team since 2010 and is also included in the 23-man squad for the World Cup 2018.

Cristian Gamboa’s Early Life

Cristian Gamboa was born on 24 October 1989 in Liberia, Costa Rica. He holds a Costa Rican nationality.

During 2004, he was selected to play for local Costa Rican football clubs, Saprissa and Alajuelense.

Cristian Gamboa’s Networth

The Costa Rican defender Cristian Gamboa’s net worth is not known. His weekly salary as of 2017, playing for Celtic FC is around £15,000 and makes around £780,000 in a year.

His salary in 2015 while playing for West Brom was around £666,667 in a year.

So, his net worth could be estimated at above $2 million. His current market price is reported to be $1.81 million.

Cristian Gamboa’s Professional Career

Gamboa began his professional football career joining his home state team Municipal Liberia when he signed with the club on July 1, 2006. After playing a couple of seasons with Liberia, he was transferred to Norwegian side, Fredrikstad during 2010/11 season.

He later joined Danish Club, FC Copenhagen in 2011 and his debut for the Danish team against Standard Liege. With Copenhagen, he was able to win Danish Cup 2011/12.

While playing under Copenhagen, Cristian Gamboa was loaned to the Norwegian club, Rosenborg BK in 2012. He made his debut for the club in the Tippeligaen league game against Stabaek on 3 September 2012. After his impressive display, he was offered a permanent contract and signed a five-year contract with Rosenborg.

After his successful spell at Norwegian club, he was signed to English Premier Club, West Bromwich Albion on 5 August 2014 for an estimated transfer fee of $ 3 million.

Gamboa made his debut for the English club against  Swansea City on 26 August 2014 after a disappointing season in 2016 he joined Scottish Top league club, Celtic whom he signed with 30 August 2016 on a three contract negotiation.

The move to Scottish league proved to be beneficial for the Costa Rican player and the club as Celtic went on to win a hat-trick of championships in 2016/2017 which is Scottish Premiership, Scottish League Cup, and Scottish Cup.

Cristian Gamboa’s International Career

Cristian Gamboa represented Costa Rica in FIFA U-20 World Cup 2009 hosted by Eygpt in which the team ended up in the fourth place.

He also won the U-20 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship with Costa Rica.

He made his debut for the senior national team against Argentina in friendly in January 2010 and scored his first international goal against Guyana in 2014 World Cup Qualifier on 16 October 2014.

He was in the squad of Costa Rica that reached quarterfinal rounds 2014 World Cup.

Cristian Gamboa, along with Jose Guillermo Ortiz, Jose Salvatierra, and Johan Venegas, was the key member that helped Costa Rica to reach 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Cristian Gamboa’s Personal Life

Cristian Gamboa, currently 28, is a happily married and content man. He is married to his wife, Melissa Salazar. The couple is blessed with two sons, Felipe and Julian Gamboa.

The couple currently live in Birmingham City.

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