Mario Acevedo

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Mario Acevedo
Personal information
Full name Mario Giovany Acevedo Menzie
Date of birth (1969-02-15) February 15, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Puerto Barrios, Guatemala
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position striker
Club information
Current team
CD Suchitepéquez
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
CD Suchitepéquez
Antigua GFC
Venados de Yucatán
1997–1998 Cobán Imperial
2000–2009 CSD Municipal 100 (40)
2009–2010 Deportivo Heredia
National team
1996–2008 Guatemala 53 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 January 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 January 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Acevedo and the second or maternal family name is Menzie.

Mario Giovany Acevedo Menzie (born February 15, 1969) is a Guatemalan football forward. He played for many local clubs, most famously CSD Municipal in the Guatemala's top division.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed El Coyote, Acevedo played the majority of his career with Municipal but also had stints with CD Suchitepéquez, Antigua GFC, Cobán Imperial and Mexican side Venados de Yucatán. [1] He is the second highest all-time goalscorer in the domestic league, with 170 goals to his name.[2]

After not being renewed his contract at the end of the 2008-2009 Clausura season, Acevedo was released by his club, and afterwards he announced his retirement from the sport. However, in September 2009, he signed with for Deportivo Heredia, and in February 2010, CD Suchitepéquez confirmed Acevedo was to rejoin them,[3] only for Heredia not to allow him to leave. He then left Heredia in April 2010.[4]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Guatemala in a March 1996 friendly match against Jamaica and has earned a total of 53 caps, scoring 5 goals.[5] He has represented Guatemala in 12 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[6]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Guatemala's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 22 July 2000 Waterford National Stadium, Bridgetown, Barbados  Barbados 3-1 3-1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 27 May 2001 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Costa Rica 1-1 1-1 UNCAF Nations Cup 2001
3 3 June 2001 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Panama 2-0 3-1 UNCAF Nations Cup 2001
4 16 January 2002 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala  Cameroon 5-1 5-2 Friendly match
5 22 June 2003 Home Depot Center, Carson, USA  Honduras 1-0 1-2 Friendly match

Personal life[edit]

Acevedo is married to Gladys and the couple have a daughter, Mariann,Valery and Fernanda

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