Israel Castro Franco
|Full name||Israel Castro Franco|
|Date of birth||April 11, 1975|
|Place of birth||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1996–1999||Luis Ángel Firpo|
|2002–2004||Luis Ángel Firpo|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Castro spent the majority of his career in his adopted homeland El Salvador, mostly twice at Luis Ángel Firpo. He also played in his native Brazil and for a short period of time with the Portuguese lower league outfit Imortal Albufeira.
Castro became a Salvadoran citizen in 1996. He made his debut for El Salvador in an August 1997 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Costa Rica and has earned a total of 13 caps, scoring 3 goals. He thus participated in the 1998 FIFA World Cup campaign, playing 4 matches in the process, under the popular Serbian coach Milovan Đorić and represented his country at the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.
|1||21 January 1998||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||Trinidad and Tobago||2-0||2-0||Friendly match|
|2||29 January 1998||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||Honduras||1-1||1-1||Friendly match|
|3||18 November 1998||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, USA||Honduras||1-1||2-1||Hurricane Relief Tournament|
|2000||Clube Atlético Paranaense||Campeonato Paranaense|
|1997-98||C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo||Primera División de Fútbol Profesional|
- Israel Castro – FIFA competition record
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1998 - Full Details - RSSSF
- Israel Castro at National-Football-Teams.com
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