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Current team  UD Moravia
Role  Footballer
2012  VCU Rams
Height  1.64 m
Years  Team
Playing position  Midfielder
Name  Wendy Acosta

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Full name  Wendy Patricia Acosta Salas
Date of birth  (1989-12-19) 19 December 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth  San Sebastian, Costa Rica

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Wendy Patricia Salas Acosta (born 19 December 1989) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Costa Rica women's national football team.


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University of Costa Rica

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Acosta attended the University of Costa Rica.


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On 28 April 2010, Acosta made her international debut against Honduras. On 7 October 2011, she scored her first ever international goal against El Salvador. In the following matches against Honduras and Guatemala, she again scored a goal in each match. Then on 22 January 2012, she scored a brace against Haiti. On 7 March, she scored a hat-trick against Belize, with goals in the twenty-sixth, forty-fourth and sixty-fifth minute during a match in which Costa Rica won 14–0. She would continue her scoring, as she found the net in consecutive matches against El Salvador and Panama.

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On 16 March 2013, Acosta scored twice in a match against Nicaragua. There she found the net in the first half of the match, in the fourteenth and twentieth minute. Costa Rica won that match 4–0. She again scored in a 6–1 victory for Costa Rica against Martinique, finding the net in the thirty-second minute before she was substituted for Carol Sanchez in the sixty-second minute. Through victory in that match, Costa Rica was "one match away from" the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. On 5 March 2015, Acosta scored a single goal against Bosnia and Herzegovina, which helped Costa Rica win a match in the Istria Cup.


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In 2015, Acosta was invited for a trial by Swedish club AIK Fotboll Dam.

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After scoring a goal, Acosta "always [points] to the sky" to remember her father, who died due to a heart ailment in 2011. She has also said that she plays football because her "dad played".


Costa Rica


  • Central American Games: 2013
  • References

    Wendy Acosta Wikipedia

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