Yeltsin Tejeda is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Liga FPD club Herediano. He plays as a defensive midfielder. Sometimes, he has also played in the position of central midfield. Besides, Tejeda wears jersey number 10 in his current team.
The Costa Rican footballer has been in the senior side of Costa Rica since 2011. He has represented the nation in many national and international games. He stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.79 m). Tejeda is also doing well in his personal life, as he is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Tamara Rojas Diaz.
Tejeda is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Tamara Rojas Diaz. The footballer has been in a relationship with his girlfriend for a long time. Tejeda made his first post with his girlfriend on Instagram on March 19, 2013. After that, Tejeda has been making regular posts with Tamara.
Together, the couple has explored many places. In October 2018, Tejeda and Tamara went to Pilatus Luzern, Switzerland, for a vacation. He is active on Instagram under the username @yeltsintejeda. From there, he shares updates on his lifestyle.
Tejeda is a proud father of two children. Yeltsin and Tamara have been together for more than a decade. They have a son born in August 2007. None of them have shared about the biological father. It could be Tajeda or could be from Tamara's first relationships.
Tamara shared a photo of the couple expecting a child in early 2016. The duo welcomed a daughter in December 2016. The family of four is living a happy life.
Tejeda is a professional footballer making most of his earnings from club deals. He turned professional in 2011, and since then, he has played with several clubs. Looking at his career path, it can be said that Tejeda has a net worth of around $4 million.
Currently, Tejeda has a deal with Herediano. He may be taking a fair salary from the team. Due to the lack of information, there is no info regarding his weekly and yearly wage. According to Transfermrkt, Tejeda has a market value of €275,000.
Moreover, Tejeda's highest market value was €1.50 million, recorded on June 6, 2015. Being a professional footballer, Tejeda also makes money from brand endorsement. He promotes Nike and wears their kits. Apart from that, he once promoted Zoom Accesorios.
Tejeda used to be 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 the captain of the team in 2014.
Similarly, Tejeda scored his first goal on September 19, 2014, in a 2-1 loss against Bordeaux. Before leaving the club in 2016, he scored 1 goal in 53 appearances. From 2014 to 2016, Tejeda played with Evian in 53 games and scored a goal.
After that, Tejeda signed a deal with Lausanne-Sport. With them, he appeared in 28 games and also netted a goal. Since January 24, 2019, Tejeda has been representing Herediano.
In 2008, Tejeda made his international debut with Costa Rica U17, where he played nine games. Moreover, he participated in the 2009 CONCACAF U17 Championships and was 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 19, Tejeda made his senior debut in a 1-1 draw against Cuba on December 11, 2011, with coach Jorge Luis Pinto. 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 Aleksandar Kolarov's goal in the 56th minute. Costa Rica will be playing against Brazil on June 22, 2018.
Tejeda played in the FIFA World Cup 2022, representing his nation.
Tejeda was born Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde on March 17, 1992, in Limon, Costa Rica. He is named after the first President of Russia, Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin.
Tejeda is not only the child of his parents, as he was raised alongside his brother, Dylan Tejeda. Dylan is a professional footballer playing as a defensive midfielder. He has played for clubs like CS Uruguay, Limon FC, and Gen. Saprissa.