Cristian Montaño

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Montaño and the second or maternal family name is Castillo.
Cristian Montaño
Personal information
Full name Cristian Alexis Montaño Castillo[1]
Date of birth (1991-12-11) 11 December 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia[2]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[3]
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
América de Cali
Youth career
2002–2010 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 West Ham United 0 (0)
2011 Notts County (loan) 11 (4)
2011 Swindon Town (loan) 4 (1)
2011–2012 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 10 (3)
2012 Notts County (loan) 4 (0)
2012 Oxford United (loan) 9 (2)
2012–2013 Oldham Athletic 40 (3)
2014- América de Cali 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:56, 16 January 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Cristian Alexis Montaño Castillo (born 11 December 1991) is a footballer who plays as a midfielder or forward with América de Cali having formerly played for Oldham Athletic and West Ham United.

Early life[edit]

Born in Cali, Colombia, Montaño moved to London as a child and holds nationality of both Colombia and the United Kingdom.[4][5] He has pledged any future international career to Colombia and models himself on Faustino Asprilla.[6]

Football career[edit]

West Ham United[edit]

Montaño joined West Ham as an under-12 player, signing his first professional contract in June 2010.[4] Montano had several loan spells during the 2011-12 season but did not feature in the first team for West Ham.[7]

In August 2011, he signed a one-month loan deal with Notts County,[8] making his debut on 9 August in a League Cup game against Nottingham Forest, which Notts County lost on penalties after the game had finished 3–3.[9][10] He made his league debut and scored his first goal for Notts County on 13 August in a 2–1 home defeat to Charlton Athletic.[11] His loan with Notts County was extended until 9 October,[12] after which he returned to West Ham.[13]

Soon after leaving Notts County, Montaño signed a one-month loan deal with Swindon Town,[14] making his debut for Swindon on 15 October, scoring the second goal in a 2–0 away win against Accrington Stanley.[15] His loan was cut short in November and he returned to West Ham having scored one goal in four appearances.[16] Montaño then signed a one-month loan deal with Dagenham & Redbridge,[17] scoring on his debut on 19 November in a 3–2 home defeat to Southend United.[18] The Daggers extended Montaño's loan for a further month on 20 December.[19]

Montaño again joined Notts County on loan in February 2012.[20] His loan was not extended and he returned to West Ham in March.[21] On 16 March, Montaño joined Oxford United on loan as a replacement for ex-loanee Lee Holmes.[22] His first goal for Oxford came on 7 April in a 2–1 away defeat to Northampton Town.[23]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

In August 2012, Montaño signed a two-year contract with Oldham Athletic, with the option of a third year, for an undisclosed fee.[24] He scored three goals in 40 league appearances for Oldham,[7] but was sacked by the club in December 2013 on the grounds of gross misconduct relating to alleged spot-fixing.[25] In November 2014, having been released from bail but with investigation still ongoing by the National Crime Agency, Montaño announced his intention to sue Oldham Athletic following his dismissal.[26] The charges were later dropped.[27][28]

América de Cali[edit]

Following his dismissal by Oldham Athletic, Montaño was playing for América de Cali in his homeland of Colombia.[29]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2013, Montaño was charged with the rape of a woman in Romford, London.[30] He appeared in court in March 2014.[31] No verdict was returned by the jury and the case was dropped by the prosecution.[32][33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 40. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "MEET THE TEAMS WEST HAM UNITED" (PDF). West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 551. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  4. ^ a b "Cristian signs". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Youth – 2009/10". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Barlow, Matt (11 September 2010). "After Premier League 25-man squads announced, we introduce the top-flight kids from ... Fame!". Daily Mail. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Cristian Montano : Career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Notts County sign West Ham forward Cristian Montaño". BBC Sport. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Nott'm Forest 3 – 3 Notts County". BBC Sport. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Montano makes league bow". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Notts County 1 – 2 Charlton". BBC Sport. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Cristian signs for longer". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Montano signs off in style". West Ham United F.C. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Swindon Town sign West Ham forward Montano on loan". BBC Sport. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "Accrington 0–2 Swindon". BBC Sport. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "West Ham's Cristian Montano in early Swindon Town exit". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge sign Montano and Spillane". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Dag & Red 2 – 3 Southend". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge keep West Ham striker Montano". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "Notts County sign Cristian Montaño for a second loan spell". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  21. ^ "Notts County boss Curle is in 'dreamland'". www.thisisnottingham.co.uk. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  22. ^ "Oxford United sign West Ham forward Cristian Montaño". BBC Sport. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  23. ^ "Northampton 2–1 Oxford United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  24. ^ "Latics sign Montaño". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  25. ^ "Montaño sacked". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  26. ^ "Cristian Montano: Ex-Oldham star accused of spot-fixing to sue club". BBC Sport. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  27. ^ Chambers, Matthew (15 January 2015). "Case against Montano withdrawn". Oldham Evening Chronicle. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  28. ^ "Football 'spot-fixing' case dropped". BBC News. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  29. ^ "C. Montaño - Profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  30. ^ "Sacked Montano on rape charge". Oldham Chronicle. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  31. ^ "Former West Ham player Cristian Montano and friends ‘gang-raped’ woman at Romford apartments, trial hears". Newham Recorder. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  32. ^ "Oldham Athletic star and his friends cleared of gang rape". Hackney Gazette. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  33. ^ "Gang rape case star is cleared". Oldham Evening Chronicle. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 

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