Pablo Brenes

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Pablo Brenes
Personal information
Full name Pablo Andrés Brenes Quesada
Date of birth (1982-08-04) 4 August 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Costa Rica
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Left winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Pérez Zeledón 33 (4)
2004 MetroStars 14 (0)
2005 Saprissa 10 (0)
2005 Real Salt Lake 0 (0)
2006–2008 Saprissa 78 (3)
2008–2010 Brujas 62 (12)
2011–2013 Cartaginés 70 (20)
2013 Santos de Guápiles 7 (0)
National team
2005–2009 Costa Rica 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pablo Andrés Brenes Quesada (born 4 August 1982) is a Costa Rican soccer player.

Club career[edit]

Brenes' first team in MLS was the MetroStars,[1] whom he joined from Pérez Zeledón in Costa Rica, signing with the team on June 4, 2004. He finished the year with no goals or assists in 14 games. Brenes was then taken by Real Salt Lake in the 2004 MLS Expansion Draft,[2] but never played a game with the team. He was traded to Saprissa for Douglas Sequeira[3] (who was then sent to Chivas USA).

With Saprissa, he has won a national championship and a CONCACAF Champions Cup, and was part of the team that played the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup,[4] where Saprissa finished third behind São Paulo and Liverpool. In 2008, he joined Brujas.[5]

In summer 2011, Brenes signed a three short tournament[6] and debuted in the tie against Alajuelense, scoring the team's goal. He was released by Cartaginés in May 2013.[7]

He was later released by his new club Santos de Guápiles in November 2013.[8]

International career[edit]

Brenes was a fixture for the Under-23 Costa Rica national football team, and played a major role in the team's run in the 2004 Summer Olympics,[9] impressing many observers.

He made his senior debut for Costa Rica in a June 2005 friendly match against China and has earned a total of 11 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 3 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[10] and played at the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup[11] as well as at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup[12] where he played his final international in July 2009 against Mexico.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Concachampions Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010–11 Cartaginés Primera División 13 4 - - - - 13 4
2011–12 35 12 - - - - 35 12
2012–13 19 3 - - - - 19 3
Career Total 67 19 - - - - 67 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Generaleño Pablo Brenes ficha con el Metro stars de USA - Pérez Zeledón.net (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Still Waiting for a New Home - New York Times
  3. ^ Pablo Brenes a Saprissa - Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup Japan 2005 Squad List - FIFA
  5. ^ Brujas carga pilas para el Invierno - Nación (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Pablo Brenes primer refuerzo del Cartaginés". Cartaginés. Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  7. ^ Iván Pailos, Pablo Brenes y Edgar Greaves fuera del Cartaginés - Nación (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Pablo Brenes, Enoc Pérez y Miguel Marín separados del Santos de Guápiles - Nación (in Spanish)
  9. ^ "Pablo Brenes Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2009-07-22.
  10. ^ Pablo BrenesFIFA competition record (archived)
  11. ^ UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2009 - Details - RSSSF
  12. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details - RSSSF

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