Michael Castro

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Michael Castro
Personal information
Full name Roberto Michael Castro
Date of birth (1989-07-15) July 15, 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Quito, Ecuador
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Center Back
Club information
Current team
Deportivo Quito
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006- Deportivo Quito 72 (1)
National team
2007- Ecuador U-20 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 March 2009

Roberto Michael Castro (born 15 July 1989) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Deportivo Quito.

Club career[edit]

Castro has always played for Deportivo Quito. Castro first broke into the first team squad in 2006. In the 2006 and 2007 seasons, he was used a lot because of his great ability to defend. However, in the 2008 season, he helped Deportivo Quito win the Copa Pilsener 2008. He was a key player in that season and he did start a lot of matches including coming in as a substitute. He started 28 matches and only came as a substitute 1 time in the season.

International career[edit]

Castro was part of Ecuador's squad in the 2007 Pan American Games. He was one of the key figures in his country's gold medal win of the tournament. He was also called up to participate in the 2009 South American Youth Championship wher Ecuador was eliminated early by a coin toss.[1]