Former football player (32) dies while running
Costa Rica reported that the The Star. The 32-year-old Badilla, who carried 25 times the national shirt of Costa Rica and competed at the World Championships of 2006 in Germany, crashed just before the finish of the Lindora Run about 10 km in Santa Ana. The cause of death was probably a heart attack.
Badilla underwent a heart operation in 2013; a benign tumor was removed and the Defender with the nickname ' the gladiator ' returned back on the football field. Last June he took farewell. Badilla played most of his career for Deportivo Saprissa from San Juan. He also played in the United States at New England Revolution.