Miguel Montes

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Miguel Montes
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Montes Moreno
Date of birth (1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Sensuntepeque, El Salvador
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Amaños S.A. de C.V.
Club information
Current team
Isidro Metapán
Number 1
Youth career
1995–1997 Baygón ADET
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Santa Clara
2000–2001 ADET
2001–2005 Alianza 76 (0)
2005–2006 Firpo 20 (0)
2006–2007 Chalatenango 21 (0)
2007–2009 Nejapa 46 (3)
2009–2011 Águila 56 (0)
2011–2012 Isidro Metapán 29 (0)
2012–2013 Alianza 10 (0)
National team
2004–2011 El Salvador 43 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 June 2011
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Montes and the second or maternal family name is Moreno.

Miguel Ángel Montes Moreno (born February 12, 1980 in Sensuntepeque) is an ex Salvadoran footballer him last team was Alianza in the Salvadoran First Division.

Club career[edit]

On 13 November 2009, Montes was linked with a move to the Mexican first division club Indios de Ciudad Juárez.[1] He did not sign with the club, as Indios coach José Treviño stated that reinforcements, including Montes, would not be brought in.[2] On 15 April 2011, Miguel Montes left C.D. Águila after 2 years in the club, first being capped in the Apertura 2009. He left because the club had not paid him for over a month and a half.[3] On 14 May 2011, Miguel Montes signed for one year at Isidro Metapán. He told a Salvadoran radio station, "I'm happy because I reached an agreement with the people of Isidro Metapán, they were interested like me and came to the concentration, spoke with me and we reached an agreement."[4] On May 2012, he signed for Alianza.[5]

International career[edit]

Montes received call ups to the national team in 1998 and in 2001, but did not get his first cap until 24 May 2004, in a friendly match against Haiti.[6][7] Following the Haiti game, Montes was once again neglected by national team coaches, that is until June 2007 when Mexican coach Carlos de los Cobos called him up to participate in the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Although he missed out on the opening two game, Montes did play in the team's third and final cup game against the USA. Since then, Montes has become a mainstay with the national team.

On 20 March 2010, Montes was given a one-year ban and a fine of $250 by the El Salvador Football Federation on account of not wearing the team's sponsored kit. He wore gloves and socks for a different sponsor on numerous occasions, including the Gold Cup in the U.S in 2009. The federation signed a $600,000 deal with the sponsor in 2008, meaning all players were to wear the same sponsored kit to fulfill the sponsorship deal. [1]

After a year of suspension, Montes was called up by then coach José Luis Rugamas in a friendly international against Cuba on 24 Mach 2011. He entered as substitute for injured Dagoberto Portillo in the second half.[8]

On September 20, 2013, Montes was one of 14 Salvadoran players banned for life due to their involvement with match fixing.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A hablar en México". La Prensa Grafico. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  2. ^ "Indios no realizará contrataciones "boom"". El Mexicano. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Montes deja al Águila" (in Spanish). El Grafico. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  4. ^ "Miguel Montes firmó con Isidro Metapán" (in Spanish). El Salvador FC. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  5. ^ http://futbol.univision.com/centroamerica/el-salvador/article/2012-05-11/el-isidro-metapan-confirmo-bajas-y-busca-portero#axzz1uPiMWo7k
  6. ^ "Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2001 - Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  7. ^ "International Matches 2004 - North and Central America and Caribbean". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  8. ^ "El Salvador conquered Havana" (in Spanish). El Salvador FC. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  9. ^ "El Salvador match-fixing: 14 footballers banned for life". BBC. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 

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