Cristian Montaño

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Cristian Montaño
Personal information
Full name Cristian Alexis Montaño Castillo[1]
Date of birth (1991-12-11) 11 December 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia[2]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[3]
Playing position Winger / Forward
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)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:56, 16 December 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Cristian Alexis Montaño Castillo (born 11 December 1991) is a footballer who plays as a midfielder or forward with no current club 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,[4] signing his first professional contract in 2010.[4]

Loan spells[edit]

In August 2011, he signed a one-month loan deal with Notts County.[7] Montaño made his debut on 9 August 2011 in a League Cup game against Nottingham Forest, which Notts County lost on penalties after the game had finished 3–3.[8][9] Montaño made his league debut and scored his first goal for Notts County on 13 August in a 2–1 home defeat to Charlton Athletic.[10] In September 2011 his loan with Notts County was extended until 9 October.[11] His loan with Notts County ended in October and he returned to West Ham.[12]

On 13 October, Montaño signed a one-month loan deal with Swindon Town.[13] He made his debut for Swindon on 15 October, scoring the second goal in a 2–0 away win against Accrington Stanley.[14] In November, his loan was cut short and he returned to West Ham having scored one goal in four appearances.[15]

On 17 November, Montaño signed a one-month loan deal with Dagenham & Redbridge,[16] scoring on his debut on 19 November in a 3–2 home defeat to Southend United.[17] The Daggers extended Montaño's loan for a further month on 20 December.[18]

On 8 February 2012 Montaño again signed on loan for Notts County.[19] In March 2012 his loan was not extended and he returned to West Ham.[20]

Montaño signed on loan for Oxford United as a replacement for ex-loanee Lee Holmes on 16 March 2012.[21] His first goal for Oxford came on 7 April 2012 in a 2–1 away defeat to Northampton Town.[22]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

On 17 August 2012 it was announced that Montaño had signed a two-year contract with Oldham Athletic, with the option of a third year for an undisclosed fee.[23] On 16 December 2013 it was announced that Montaño had been sacked on the grounds of gross misconduct relating to alleged spot-fixing.[24]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2013, Montaño was charged with the rape of a woman in Romford, London.[25] He appeared in court in March 2014. [26]

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". 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 c "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. ^ "Notts County sign West Ham forward Cristian Montaño". BBC Sport. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Nott'm Forest 3 – 3 Notts County". BBC Sport. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Montano makes league bow". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Notts County 1 – 2 Charlton". BBC Sport. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Cristian signs for longer". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "Montano signs off in style". West Ham United F.C. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Swindon Town sign West Ham forward Montano on loan". BBC Sport. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Accrington 0–2 Swindon". BBC Sport. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "West Ham's Cristian Montano in early Swindon Town exit". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge sign Montano and Spillane". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Dag & Red 2 – 3 Southend". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge keep West Ham striker Montano". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Notts County sign Cristian Montaño for second loan spell". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  20. ^ "Notts County boss Curle is in 'dreamland'". www.thisisnottingham.co.uk. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  21. ^ "Oxford United sign West Ham forward Cristian Montaño". BBC Sport. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  22. ^ "Northampton 2–1 Oxford United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  23. ^ "Latics sign Montaño". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  24. ^ "Montaño sacked". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  25. ^ "Sacked Montano on rape charge". Oldham Chronicle. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  26. ^ "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. 

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