José Luis Garcés
|Full name||José Luis Garcés Rivera|
|Date of birth||May 9, 1981|
|Place of birth||La Chorrera, Panama|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1991–1998||Ind. La Chorrera|
|1999–2000||Ind. La Chorrera||25||(8)|
|2005–2006||→ Nacional (loan)||15||(1)|
|2006–2007||→ Belenenses (loan)||12||(4)|
|2009||→ Al-Ittifaq (loan)||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 30, 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).
At the club level, Garcés plays in the striker position. He played for clubs in Uruguay, Bulgaria, and Portugal before he returned to Panama because he was not being paid in his club Académica de Coimbra.
He later signed a loan deal with Arabian club Al-Ittifaq but later returned to Panama, where he got arrested a couple of times and in April 2011 spent time in jail. He was later released in July 2011 and signed with San Francisco FC, making his return to football during the CONCACAF Champions League match against Seattle Sounders.
In July 2012 Garcés was again sentenced to serve time in jail on appeal for the alleged assault in 2011 on a woman who subsequently lost her baby but in November 2012 he was again released after spending 5 months in prison.
Garcés made his international debut for the Panama national football team in 2000 in a match against Canada. He also participated in the 2009 Gold Cup final for the national team, where he played in all matches.
- CSKA Sofia
- National team
- Pistolero Garcés es abaleado, permanece hospitalizado - TVN-2 (Spanish)
- Pa’l bote - El Siglo (Spanish)
- José Luis Garcés fue puesto en libertad - Prensa (Spanish)
- José Luis Garcés at National-Football-Teams.com
- Guardian's Stats Centre
- José Luis Garcés profile at ForaDeJogo