Yeltsin Tejeda

by Rob 22 Jun,2018
Yeltsin Tejeda
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Personal Info
  • Birth Name Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde
  • Birth Place Limon, Costa Rica
  • Famous Name Yeltsin Tejeda
  • Salary €364,000
  • Nationality Costa Rican
  • Currently Working For Costa Rica national football team and Lausanne-Sport
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to N/A
  • Divorce No
  • Children Yes
  • is-played-fifa-word-cup-2018 2
  • Girlfriend No
  • Tatto(s) No
  • Squad No 17
  • Caps 50
  • World Cup Game 5
  • Rank 632

Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde a.k.a Yeltsin Tejeda is an international soccer player who currently plays as defensive midfielder for Costa Rica national football team and Swiss football club FC Lausanne-Sports.


The 26-year-old defensive midfielder is pretty successful in his club career and is managed by Dierolf Rechtsanwalte AG.

Early Life

Yeltsin Tejeda was born on 17th March 1992, in Limon, Costa Rica. He is named after the first President of Russia, Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin. He grew up with his brother, Dylan Tejeda, a professional footballer.

Net Worth

Back in 2015, Tejeda's market value was reported to be around £1.35 million. His current market price is estimated at £675K as of 24th April 2018. As of June 2018, his release clause is reported to be around €1.6 million.

Tejeda's annual salary is around €364,000 with a weekly salary of €7K which he receives from his present club. However, Tejeda's exact net worth is still under review.


As an intern, Yeltsin Tejeda used to be as a youth player at Saprissa.  He began his professional career with the Saprissa in 2011. Thereafter, he scored his first goal against San Carlos. Following that, he was named as the captain of the team in 2014.

On 22nd August 2014, Tejeda joined Evian while his market value is estimated to be at £675K on a four-year contract. Similarly, he scored his first goal on 19th September 2014, in a 2-1 loss against Bordeaux. Before leaving the club in 2016, he scored 1 goal in 53 appearances.

Yeltsin Tejeda is currently playing for Lausanne-Sports. He signed with the club on 8th July 2016, in a deal worth £450K. He has so far played 25 games netting 1 goal since 2016. He is in a contract until 30th June 2019, with the team.

International Career

In 2008, Tejeda made his international debut with Costa Rica U17 where he played 9 games. Moreover, he participated at the 2009 CONCACAF U17 Championsh0ip and listed in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. He also appeared at the 2009 FIFA U-17 and 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cups.

At the age of 19, Tejeda made his senior debut ina  1-1 draw against Cuba on 11th December 2011, with the coach Jorge Luis Pinto.

FIFA World Cup 2018

Tejeda was listed on the 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia along with Ian Smith and Celso Borges. His team lost their first match to Serbia through an Aleksandar Kolarov's goal in 56th minute. Costa Rica will be playing against Brazil on 22nd June 2018.

Personal Life

Tejeda stands 1.79 m i.e. 5 feet 10 inches tall in his height and weight around 66 kg. Yeltsin Tejeda is a married man but he hasn't revealed anything about his wife and children.

The duo is blessed with two children. If we go through his Facebook account, we can see the picture of his wife and children.

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