Léster Blanco

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Léster Blanco
Personal information
Full name Mark Léster Blanco Pineda
Date of birth (1989-01-17) January 17, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Soyapango, El Salvador
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number TBA
Youth career
1997–2004 Fútbol Blanco Sport
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Atlético Marte
2005–2006 Telecom
2006–2009 Nejapa
2008–2009 Chalatenango (loan) 28 (5)
2009–2010 Atlético Marte 13 (6)
2010–2013 Isidro Metapán 46 (32)
2012–2012 Kongsvinger (loan) 9 (0)
2012–2013 Marathón (loan) 14 (6)
2013–2014 Real España (loan) 10 (3)
2014 Luis Angel Firpo 17
2014- FAS
National team
2008–2009 El Salvador U20 6 (3)
2010–2011 El Salvador U21 (1)
2011–2012 El Salvador U23 6 (4)
2007– El Salvador 33 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 March 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2012
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Blanco and the second or maternal family name is Pineda.

Mark Léster Blanco Pineda (born January 17, 1989 in Soyapango, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran footballer.

Club career[edit]

Blanco came through the youth ranks at the Fútbol Blanco Sport and made his debut at Second division side Atlético Marte in 2004. After a year and another at Telecom he joined Nejapa and later moved on to Chalatenango on loan before returning to Marte. He joined Metapán for the 2010 Clausura.

Blanco was crucial in the Clausura 2010 final of the Primera División, when he scored two of the three goals to give Isidro Metapán their fourth title in its history.[1]

He was on a trial with Norwegian club Kongsvinger in January 2012, and the club wanted to sign Blanco. However, nothing happened until the Norwegian transfer window closed on 31 March, but Kongsvinger announced on 30 May that Blanco would join them on loan from 1 August until the end of the season in November.[2] The club was close to bankruptcy and was not able to sign Lester on a permanent deal.

On January 2, he signed for a season loan with Marathón.[3] He spent the 2012–13 clasura with them. After he signed another loan deal with Real España. He returned to El Salvador to sign with Firpo at the end of the season.

International career[edit]

Blanco made his debut for El Salvador in an October 2007 friendly match against Costa Rica. Lester Blanco Scored his first goal with El Salvador in March 29, 2011 in a 2-3 Lost against Jamaica. Lester Blanco played in the "2011'Gold Cup Tournament" and scored one goal in that event in a 6-1 victory against Cuba. In October 7, 2011 Lester Blanco Scored Goal that lead to a 2-1 Victory against Dominica Republic. In November 2 Lester scored to goals in Suriname's home territory giving the salvadorans a 3-1 Victory. In March 24, 2012 Lester Blanco scored a goal in a Sub23 Victory 4-0 Match Against Cuba in minute '4 in the game. Lester Blanco scored against USA in a Sub23 match leaving USA Eliminated in the Preolympic Tournaments.


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