Francisco Castro Gamboa

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Francisco Castro
Personal information
Full name Francisco Fernando Castro Gamboa
Date of birth (1990-09-04) September 4, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Talagante, Santiago, Chile
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Deportes Iquique
Number 7
Youth career
2005–2009 Cobreloa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Cobreloa 40 (2)
2010– Universidad de Chile 70 (14)
2013 U. Española (loan) 31 (4)
2014– Dep. Iquique (loan) 23 (4)
National team
2010– Chile 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 December 2011

Francisco Fernando Castro Gamboa (born 4 September 1990 in Talagante, Chile) is an Chilean football player, that currently plays as forward for Deportes Iquique.


In 2009 Castro ascended to the first team of Cobreloa, after playing 4 years on the youth club.[1] On August 11, 2010 he signed with Universidad de Chile with a free agent after leaving Cobreloa on his own,[2] but after claims of the ANFP and Cobreloa the player didn't sign a contract with Universidad de Chile, and he returned to Cobreloa. On August 18, Castro finally signed with Universidad de Chile after negotiations with Cobreloa, acquiring the 65% of the player, on 250.000 US dollars.[3] He scored his first goal with La U in a match against Unión San Felipe, for the 2011 Copa Chile. He was the top-scorer of La U in the 2011 Torneo de Clausura with 8 goals.