Leonel Cárcamo

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Leonel Cárcamo
Personal information
Full name Leonel Cárcamo Batres
Date of birth (1965-05-05) May 5, 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Usulután, El Salvador
Playing position defender
Youth career
1975–1977 Los Toros y Rubí
Oro y Plata
1984 Carrera F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–2001 Luis Ángel Firpo
National team
1988–2000 El Salvador 84 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Luis Ángel Firpo
2009–2010 Santa Tecla
2010–2012 Alianza (Assistant coach)
2011 Alianza (caretaker)
2012 Once Municipal
2014- Luis Ángel Firpo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 January 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 January 2011
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cárcamo and the second or maternal family name is Batres.

Leonel Cárcamo Batres (born May 5, 1965 in Usulután, El Salvador) is a retired Salvadoran football player.

Club career[edit]

Cárcamo has played all of his professional career at hometown club Luis Ángel Firpo, becoming a club legend in the process. Snapped up by Firpo from lower league outfit Carrera when still in his teens, he won seven league titles in 17 years with the club.[1] He scored the decisive penalty in the penalty shoot-out against Cojutepeque to hand Los Pamperos their first league title in 1989.[2] He was part of the most successful team in the history of the club, lining up alongside players like Marlon Menjívar, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Raúl Díaz Arce and his longtime central defensive partner Giovanni Trigueros.

International career[edit]

Cárcamo made his debut for El Salvador in 1988 and has amassed a total of 84 caps in 13 years, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 27 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[3] and played at the 1993[4] and 1997 UNCAF Nations Cups and at the 1996[5] and 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[6]

His final international game was a July 2000 friendly match match in Los Angeles against Guatemala.

Personal life[edit]

Cárcamo is married with Consuelo Madelín Sánchez and the couple have three children: Madelín, Leonel and Osvaldo.


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