Minor López

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Minor López
Personal information
Full name Minor Ignacio López Campollo
Date of birth (1987-02-01) February 1, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
CSD Comunicaciones
Number 18
Youth career
Xelajú MC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008-2011 Xelajú MC (14)
2011-2012 Naval 30 (12)
2012–2013 La Serena 19 (4)
2013-2013 Marquense 20 (8)
2013- CSD Comunicaciones 40 (10)
National team
2006–2007 Guatemala U-20 5 (2)
2008 Guatemala Olympic 3 (1)
2010– Guatemala 25 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2014

Minor Ignacio López Campollo (born February 1, 1987) is a Guatemalan footballer currently playing for Deportes La Serena of the Chilean Primera División. He is also a member of the Guatemala national team, playing in the 2010 and 2014 World Cup qualifying campaigns.

Club career[edit]

A tall centre forward, López was born in Quetzaltenango, and began his professional career in 2007 at local club Xelajú MC, where he scored 14 goals in three seasons. In January 2011 he was acquired by Deportes Naval for that year's season. He made his debut in Chile on 12 March 2011, scoring to give the team a 1-1 draw against Puerto Montt.[1] As the club attempted to earn promotion to the top division, López contributed with 12 goals scored during the 2011 season, including one during the promotion/relegation playoff which Naval lost to Santiago Wanderers.

In January 2012, he was signed by Deportes La Serena of the Chilean 1st division.[2]

International career[edit]

In 2006, López was a member of the Guatemala U-20 national team that won the UNCAF U-20 Championship and consequently participated at the U-20 World Cup qualifying tournament the following year. Months later, he played with the U-23 team in the 2008 Olympic Games qualifying campaign, where on 14 March 2008 he scored his team's second goal in a come-from-behind 2-1 win against Mexico which allowed Guatemala to advance to the next round on top of its group and fight for a berth in the final Olympic Tournament against Honduras, whom it lost to on penalty kicks.

His senior international debut occurred on 19 November 2008 under coach "Mincho" Monterroso, playing the last 15 minutes of a 0-2 loss against the United States during 2010 World Cup qualifying.[3] In 2009, he played at the UNCAF Nations Cup, where he scored his first senior international goal against Costa Rica. He has since played regularly with the national team, being rotated in attack with the more experienced strikers Carlos Ruiz and Dwight Pezzarossi during 2014 World Cup qualification, and scoring two goals in the second round.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Guatemala's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 January 2009 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa  Costa Rica 1–1 1–3 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup
2. 6 September 2011 FFB Field, Belmopan  Belize 2–0 2–1 2014 World Cup qualifying
3. 11 October 2011 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City  Belize 2–1 3–1 2014 World Cup qualifying
4. 1 March 2012 Providence Stadium, Providence  Guyana 1–0 2–0 Friendly
5. 15 November 2012 Estadio Feliciano Cáceres, Luque  Paraguay 1–2 1–3 Friendly
6. 25 January 2013 Estadio Nacional, San José  Panama 1–3 1–3 2013 Copa Centroamericana

Honours[edit]

  • Guatemala Xelajú 2007 (Clausura Championship)

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