Fabián Castillo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Castillo and the second or maternal family name is Sánchez.
Fabián Castillo
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Personal information
Full name Fabián Andrés Castillo Sánchez
Date of birth (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
FC Dallas
Number 11
Youth career
Deportivo Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Deportivo Cali 18 (3)
2011– FC Dallas 116 (24)
National team
2009–2010 Colombia U17 5 (1)
2011–2012 Colombia U20 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 March 2011

Fabián Andrés Castillo Sánchez (born 17 June 1992) is a Colombian footballer who currently plays for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer.

Club career[edit]

Deportivo Cali[edit]

Castillo started his career in the youth ranks of Colombian side Deportivo Cali. In 2010 he joined the first team and became an important player for the club. On 18 July 2010, he scored his first professional goal with Deportivo Cali in a 1–1 draw against Deportes Tolima.[1] In his first year with the club he appeared in 18 league matches and scored 3 goals.[2] He also was able to help Deportivo Cali capture the 2010 Copa Colombia.

FC Dallas[edit]

On 3 March 2011, it was reported by Colombian News Site El País and later confirmed by FC Dallas Academy Director Óscar Pareja, that a deal had been reached to bring Castillo to FC Dallas on a 3-year deal.[3][4] The report stated the transfer fee was 800,000 U.S. Dollars and that FC Dallas would own 50% of the player's rights, while Deportivo Cali would retain the other half. FC Dallas confirmed the signing of Castillo on 7 March 2011.[5] Terms were undisclosed.

Castillo debuted for Dallas on 26 March 2011, in a 2–1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes.[6] Castillo was named to the MLS Team of Week 9 in the 2011 MLS season for his play against Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC.[7] He scored his first goal for the club against the Los Angeles Galaxy on 1 May 2011.

International career[edit]

Castillo has participated in various youth national teams for Colombia, including the Under-17 and Under-20 national team.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Colombia - F. Castillo - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fabián Castillo cumplirá su sueño americano - diario El Pais". Elpais.com.co. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Breaking News: Fabian Castillo Deal Finalized". Big D Soccer. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "acquires forward Fabian Castillo from Deportivo Cali". FC Dallas. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Wondolowski's brace spoils Castillo's Dallas debut
  7. ^ "Team of the Week: Week 9". MLSsoccer.com. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 

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