Marvin Ávila

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Marvin Ávila
Personal information
Full name Marvin Tomás Ávila Sánchez
Date of birth (1985-12-06) December 6, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Livingston, Guatemala
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
CSD Municipal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Suchitepéquez 42 (10)
2007–2009 Municipal 20 (2)
2009 Shaanxi Chanba 2 (1)
2009–present Municipal 144 (26)
National team
2006– Guatemala 29 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ávila and the second or maternal family name is Sánchez.

Marvin Tomás Ávila (born 6 December 1985) is a Guatemalan football striker who plays for CSD Municipal.

He is also a member of the Guatemala national football team.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed "Titi Man", Ávila made his mark in the 2007 Clausura season, considered a breakthrough season for the winger, scoring 6 goals including a hat-trick against Deportivo Petapa. His form and quick rise for both his club and the national team were the main reasons behind his move to Guatemala's biggest club, Municipal, for the 2007-08 season.[1] On his debut for Municipal in the 2007 Apertura against his former club, CD Suchitepéquez, he scored the winning goal, a spectacular one-time volley off a corner from Freddy García.

In 2009 he had a short stint at Chinese side Shaanxi Chanba, being the first Guatemalan player ever to play for a club in Asia. He then returned to Municipal.

International career[edit]

Ávila made his international debut as a late substitute in a match against the United States in a pre-World Cup friendly in February 2006. He scored his first goal for the Guatemalan senior side in a friendly match against Honduras later that year. On October 17, 2007, in a game against the Mexican national team, he came of age at the international level, scoring a brace (first the equalizer and then the winner) and setting up an earlier goal. This superb performance helped Guatemala beat Mexico for the first time in almost 7 years. As of January 2010, he has collected 24 caps, scoring 3 goals and he has so far represented Guatemala in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[2] He also played at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In 2007 and 2008 he was part of Guatemala's under-23 team[3] scoring the winning goal against Haiti, and although the Guatemala National Team started the tournament off strong, they slowly began to lose momentum and eventually fell short of qualifying to the 2008 Olympic tournament.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Guatemala's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 October 2006 Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, USA  Honduras 2-0 2-3 Friendly match
2 17 October 2007 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, USA  Mexico 2-2 3-2 Friendly match
3 17 October 2007 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, USA  Mexico 3-2 3-2 Friendly match

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Player profile at footballdatabase.eu