Diego Mejía

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Diego Mejía
Personal information
Full name Diego Armando Mejía Pérez
Date of birth (1982-06-20) June 20, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth San Salvador, El Salvador
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Academia La Chelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Alianza 50 (14)
2004 Motagua (1)
2004–2006 Once Municipal
2006 San Salvador F.C.
2007 Cobras
2008 Southern California Seahorses 11 (3)
National team
2001–2004 El Salvador 19 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 July 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 July 2011
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mejía and the second or maternal family name is Pérez.

Diego Armando Mejía Pérez (born June 20, 1982 in San Salvador, El Salvador) is a retired Salvadoran footballer.

Club career[edit]

Mejía came through the Chelona youth academy and had a couple of seasons at Alianza before moving abroad to play for Honduran giants Motagua.[1] After six months he returned to El Salvador to play for Once Municipal and San Salvador F.C.. In 2007 he joined Mexican side Cobras.

In December 2007, that was reported that Mejía would make a comeback to football after a year long injury had prevented him from taking part in competitive games at any level. He impressed during trials at both USL First Division side Carolina RailHawks, and USL Second Division side Real Maryland in the early part of 2008, but ultimately decided to sign with the PDL team, Southern California Seahorses in the fourth division Premier Development League. He scored three goals in 11 games for them.[2]

International career[edit]

With the El Salvador U-21 team, Mejía won the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games.[3]

He made his senior debut for El Salvador in a March 2001 friendly match against Panama and has earned a total of 19 caps, scoring 3 goals. He has represented his country in 3 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[4] and played at the 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup[5] as well as at the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[6]

His final international game was a September 2004 World Cup qualification match against the United States.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 February 2003 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Nicaragua 3-0 3-0 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup
2 29 June 2003 Estadio Nacional, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Honduras 1-1 1-1 friendly match
3 6 July 2003 The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States  Mexico 1-0 2-1 friendly match

Post football[edit]

Mejía is now an athletic director in one of three FC Barcelona schools in Mexico, in the Chihuahua state.[7]


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