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Eladio Rosabal Cordero

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Eladio Rosabal Cordero
Personal information
Full name Eladio Rosabal Cordero
Date of birth (1894-09-15)15 September 1894
Place of birth Heredia, Costa Rica
Date of death 26 April 1965(1965-04-26) (aged 70)
Place of death Heredia, Costa Rica
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1918–1921 Club La Libertad
1921–1933 Herediano
National team
Costa Rica 2
Teams managed
1921 Costa Rica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Eladio Rosabal Cordero (15 September 1894 — 26 April 1965)[1] was a Costa Rican footballer who was one of the top midfielders in the history of the Primera División de Costa Rica. He was one of the founders of the Costa Rican football club, Herediano.

Club career

Rosabal Cordero began his football career with Club La Libertad, but left the club in 1921 to form Club Sport Herediano along with Joaquín Manuel "Toquita" Gutiérrez, Francisco "Paco" Fuentes and the brothers Gilberto "Beto" and Claudio "Cayito" Arguedas.[2] Between 1921 and 1933, Rosabal Cordero played for Herediano and won eight Primera División de Costa Rica championships.[1]

International career

He was a captain of the Costa Rica national football team.[1]


Born in Heredia, Rosabal Cordero was the eldest of eight brothers and assumed responsibility for his family at age 21 following his father's death.[1] He married Claudia Echeverría Flores, the daughter of writer and politician Aquileo J. Echeverría, and they had six children.[1] He died from cancer in 1965.

Herediano's stadium is a memorial to him.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Eladio Rosabal Cordero: un líder y pionero del Herediano". Nacion. 2007-11-10. Archived from the original on 2009-05-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "ELADIO ROSABAL CORDERO". Salón de la Fama del Deporte Costa Rica. Retrieved 2008-10-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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