Dagoberto Portillo

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Dagoberto Portillo
Personal information
Full name Dagoberto Portillo Gamero
Date of birth (1979-11-16) November 16, 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth San Salvador, El Salvador
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Luis Ángel Firpo
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Alianza
2001–2003 Luis Ángel Firpo
2003–2004 Chalatenango
2004–2006 Isidro Metapán
2006–2008 Alianza
2008–2009 Isidro Metapán 33 (1)
2009–2010 FAS 33 (0)
2010–2011 Once Municipal (3)
2011-2013 Luis Ángel Firpo 67 (0)
National team
1995 El Salvador U20
El Salvador U21
El Salvador U23
2007–2013 El Salvador 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 January 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 February 2011
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Portillo and the second or maternal family name is Gamero.

Dagoberto Portillo Gamero (born November 16, 1979 in San Salvador) is a former Salvadoran football goalkeeper who last played for C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo.

Portillo was also an active player internationally, playing for the El Salvador national team.



He began his football career with Alianza in 1999. In 2001 he transferred to Luís Ángel Firpo where he remained until 2003. That same year he was transferred to C.D. Chalatenango, with whom he played for the Clausura 2004. For the Apertura 2004, he arrived at Isidro Metapán, for whom he played until 2006, until he rejoined with Alianza again. For the Apertura 2008, Portillo returned to form part of the Isidro Metapán squad. He later would go on to join FAS for the Apertura 2009 before leaving to Once Municipal for the Apertura 2010. Though he returned to Luís Ángel Firpo for the 2011 season and has remained there ever since.


Dagoberto Portillo began his international career with El Salvador's U20 national team in 1995. Through the years, he also went on to form part of the El Salvador's U21 and the El Salvador's U23. He made his debut with the senior team in a March 2007 friendly match against Honduras, under then coach Carlos de los Cobos.[1] During his career in the senior team, he has been injured numerous times; one game against Costa Rica in 2010 led him to the hospital.

On September 20, 2013, Portillo was one of 14 Salvadoran players banned for life due to their involvement with match fixing.[2]


  1. ^ El Grafico Profile (Spanish)
  2. ^ "El Salvador match-fixing: 14 footballers banned for life". BBC. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 

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