Yeltsin Tejeda is a professional footballer from Costa Rica who competes for Herediano in the Liga FPD. He is a defensive midfielder on the field. He has a net worth of $8 million.

In this article, we are going to learn about Yeltsin Tejeda’s net worth, salary, earnings, biography, and many more.

About Yeltsin Tejeda

Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde, a professional football player from Costa Rica who was born on March 17, 1992, plays defensive midfield for both the Costa Rican national team and Liga FPD club Herediano, which he captains. For the CONCACAF U-17 Championship in 2009 and the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in 2011, Tejeda was chosen for Costa Rica’s team. 

He competed for his nation in the FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cups in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Tejeda was chosen for the 26-man Costa Rican team that would compete in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November 2022. He scored his first goal for Costa Rica on December 1 against Germany in a 4-2 loss in the final group stage match.


Tejeda started his professional career in 2011 with Saprissa, scoring one goal against San Carlos. Tejeda was selected as the team’s captain for the 2014 Verano campaign.

Tejeda flew to the UK to sign with Swansea City after Costa Rica’s World Cup campaign, but the club suspended the negotiations, thus Tejeda instead traveled to France. Tejeda signed a four-year deal with Evian, a Ligue 1 team at the time, on August 22, 2014. 

On September 19, 2014, against Bordeaux in a 2-1 loss, he netted his first goal for the team.

Tejeda was joined by David Ramrez, a fellow countryman, and former Saprissa teammate, during the winter transfer window. At the end of the season, the team was demoted to Ligue 2.

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Tejeda signed a three-year contract with Swiss club Lausanne-Sport in July 2016. Tejeda signed with Herediano and went back to Costa Rica in January 2019. In October 2021, he agreed to a two-year contract deal with the team.

Yeltsin Tejeda’s Net Worth and Earnings

As of 2023, the professional Costa Rican footballer Yeltsin Tejeda has a net worth of $8 million. He made most of this money from his professional career in football by playing in both the international world cup and a few of his clubs since the beginning of his career such as Saprissa, and Evian, and as of now, he’s in Herediano.


Tejeda and Herediano currently have a contract. He might be receiving a competitive wage from the group. His weekly and yearly salaries are unknown due to a lack of information. Tejeda’s market value is €275,000, according to Transfermrkt. Additionally, on June 6, 2015, Tejeda’s market value reached a high of €1.50 million. 


Tejeda is a professional football player who also receives compensation through commercial endorsements. He advertises for Nike and sports their gear. In addition, he once advertised Zoom Accessories.

Quick Facts 

Full Name Yeltsin Ignacio Tejeda Valverde
Nickname Ignacio
Born 17 March 1992
Debut 2011
Height 1.79 m
Weight 66 kg
Age 31 years old
Birthplace Limón, Costa Rica
Religion Christian
Nationality Costa Rican
Net Worth $8 million
Marital Status Single
Father name N/A
Mother name N/A
Twitter Handle @Yeltsin_Tejeda
Instagram Handle yeltsintejeda


Tejeda is in a committed relationship with Tamara Rojas Diaz. The football player and his girlfriend have been together for a long time. On March 19, 2013, Tejeda published his first photo on Instagram with his girlfriend.

After that, Tejeda and Tamara continued to post frequently. The couple has traveled widely together. Tejeda and Tamara had a vacation to Pilatus Luzern in Switzerland in October 2018.


Yeltsin Tejeda was born on 17 March 1992 and as of 2023, he is 31 years old.

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Height And Weight

He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 66 kg.

Career stats

Costa Rica
Year Apps Goals
2011 2
2012 6
2013 10
2014 12
2015 4
2016 5
2017 7
2018 6
2020 3
2021 10
2022 11 1
2023 2
Total 78 1

Faqs About Yeltsin Tejeda

When did he start to play professionally?
His professional debut was in 2011.

Which club does he play for now?
As of 2023, he plays for Herediano.

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