Israel Castro Franco

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Castro and the second or maternal family name is Franco.
Israel Castro Franco
Personal information
Full name Israel Castro Franco
Date of birth (1975-04-11) April 11, 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Curitiba, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position striker
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Luis Ángel Firpo
2000–2001 Juventus-SP
2000 Atlético Paranaense
2002 Imortal
2002–2004 Luis Ángel Firpo
2005 Portuguesa
2005–2006 Chalatenango
2006 Combate Barreirinha
2006 San Salvador
2007 Once Municipal
2007 CESP
2008 TCW
2009 Vila Fanny
National team
1997–1998 El Salvador 13 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 February 2011

Israel Castro Franco (born April 11, 1975 in Curitiba, Brazil) is a Retired Brazilian-Salvadoran football player.

Club career[edit]

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.

International career[edit]

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,[1] under the popular Serbian coach Milovan Đorić and represented his country at the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[2]

His final international was a November 1998 friendly match against Honduras.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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


Season Team Title
2000 Brazil Clube Atlético Paranaense Campeonato Paranaense
1997-98 El Salvador C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo Primera División de Fútbol Profesional


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