Gilberto Murgas

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Murgas and the second or maternal family name is Fajardo.
Gilberto Murgas
Personal information
Full name Gilberto Alfredo Murgas Fajardo
Date of birth (1981-01-22) January 22, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth El Refugio, Ahuachapán, El Salvador
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1999–2000 FAS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 FAS
2007–2008 Chalatenango 35 (4)
2008–2010 Águila 56 (8)
2010–2011 FAS
National team
2000–2007 El Salvador 40 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 August 2011

Gilberto Alfredo Murgas Fajardo (born January 22, 1981 in El Refugio, El Salvador) is a retired Salvadoran football player who finished his career with FAS in the Salvadoran Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Gargamel, he started his career as a midfielder for C.D. FAS, making his debut against Belizean side Acros Verdes in March 1999.[1] He left FAS for Chalatenango in 2007 only to move on to play for Águila a year later.[2]

After returning to FAS in July 2010[3] he decided to retire in 2011 and move to Houston, where he started a construction company.[4]

International career[edit]

Murgas made his debut for El Salvador in a July 2000 friendly match against Mexico and has earned a total of 40 caps, scoring 4 goals. He has represented his country in 6 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5] and played at the 2003,[6] 2005[7] and 2007 UNCAF Nations Cups[8] as well as at the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[9]

His final international game was a February 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Costa Rica.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 February 2003 Estadio La Pedregaleña, Colón, Panama  Honduras 1-0 1-0 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup
2 8 July 2003 Reliant Stadium, Houston, USA  Guatemala 1-2 1-2 Friendly match
3 19 July 2003 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA  Costa Rica 1-1 2-5 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4 12 May 2004 Robertson Stadium, Houston, USA  Haiti 2-2 3-3 Friendly match

Personal life[edit]

He is married and has two children.


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