Gabriel Torres (footballer)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Torres and the second or maternal family name is Tejada.
Gabriel Torres
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Arturo Torres Tejada
Date of birth (1988-10-31) October 31, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Colorado Rapids
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Chepo
2005–2006 San Francisco (loan) 33 (7)
2007 La Equidad (loan) 22 (6)
2009 Atlético Huila (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2013 Zamora 68 (32)
2013– Colorado Rapids 19 (4)
National team
2005– Panama 46 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 October 2013

Gabriel Arturo Torres Tejada (born 31 October 1988, in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian footballer who currently plays as a forward for Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer. His nicknames are Gaby and fantasmita (little ghost).



He is widely regarded as the top prospect from Panama and on 2007 he traveled twice to England to train with Manchester United and once in Spain with Valencia C.F.. On his second flight to Manchester he got injured on the second day of practice and had to return home where he played for ANAPROF side Chepo F.C.. In 2008 he was loaned for 6 months to 2007 Mustang Cup runner-up La Equidad, his loan contract was later extended for 6 extra months. In his debut in Colombia Torres scored in the 2-3 loss against Deportivo Pereira. In 2009 Torres signed a loan contract for a year with current Mustang Cup champions América de Cali.[1] However, after missing the pre-season because of his participation in the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup with Panama he was relegated to the bench where he would spend most of his matches. On March 30 he was released from America after having returned to his home late and intoxicated,[2][3] allegations Torres has denied.[4] Gaby returned to Panama to play with Chepo.

On August 8, 2013, Torres signed with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. He is the Rapids first Designated Player.


He made his debut for the Panama in 2005 against Trinidad and Tobago and was captain of the Panama U-20 squad that took part in the 2007 FIFA World Youth Cup in Canada.


International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2006 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala  Guatemala 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2. 12 October 2010 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Peru 1–0 1–0 Friendly
3. 7 July 2013 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States  Mexico 1–0 2–1 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4. 2–1
5. 11 July 2013 CenturyLink Field, Seattle, United States  Martinique 1–0 1–0 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
6. 20 July 2013 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States  Cuba 1–1 6–1 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
7. 2–1
8. 10 September 2013 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Honduras 1–1 2–2 2014 World Cup qualifier
9. 15 October 2013 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  United States 1–0 2–3 2014 World Cup qualifier
As of 15 October 2013[5]





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