Alejandro Sequeira

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Alejandro Sequeira
Personal information
Full name Giovanni Alejandro Sequeira Solano
Date of birth (1975-04-27) 27 April 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth San Jose, Costa Rica
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Saprissa
1997–1999 Cobán Imperial
1999 Tampa Bay Mutiny 11 (2)
1999 San Jose Clash 14 (3)
2000 Proodeftiki 11 (0)
2000–2001 Saprissa
2002–2003 Cobán Imperial
2003–2004 Santa Bárbara
2004 Saprissa 17 (2)
2005 Águila
2005–2006 Cartaginés 5 (0)
2006–2007 Carmelita 30 (12)
2007–2008 Brujas 20 (3)
2008–2009 Ramonense 48 (21)
2010–2011 Saprissa 41 (21)
2011 Orión Desamparados 0 (0)
National team
1999–2009 Costa Rica 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:39, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:39, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Giovanni Alejandro Sequeira Solano (born 27 April 1975) is a Costa Rican retired international footballer who played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Sequeira began his professional career in 1995 with Saprissa, and has played in Costa Rica for Santa Bárbara,[1] Cartaginés, Brujas and Carmelita, in Guatemala for Cobán Imperial,[2] in the United States for the Tampa Bay Mutiny[3] and the San Jose Clash,[4] in Greece for Proodeftiki[5] and in El Salvador for Águila.[6]

He returned to Saprissa in January 2010[7] and joined Orión Desamparados in May 2011[8] to finish his career there in July 2011.[9]

With Saprissa, he became the league's goalscorer of the 2010 Verano season.[10] He had already scored his 100th Costa Rica Primera División goal a year before, when with Ramonense[11] and ended up with 130 goals.[12]

International career[edit]

Sequeira made his senior debut for Costa Rica in a January 1999 friendly match against Ecuador[13] and earned his second and final cap 10 years later with a September 2009 FIFA World Cup qualification match against El Salvador.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Sequeira is married to Mileska Marín and they have two sons, Alejandro and Sebastián.[15] In 2006, he overcame alcoholism after his wife threatened to divorce him.[16]

His brother Douglas Sequeira also played for the national team.


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