Santos Cabrera

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Santos Cabrera
Personal information
Full name Santos Dagoberto Cabrera Lazo
Date of birth (1976-11-01) November 1, 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Pasaquina, La Unión Department, El Salvador
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Pasaquina
1995–1998 Municipal Limeño
1999–2005 Luis Ángel Firpo
National team
1994 El Salvador U-20
1997–2004 El Salvador 25 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Santos Dagoberto Cabrera Luzo (born November 1, 1976 in Pasaquina) is a retired Salvadoran footballer who played mostly for Luis Ángel Firpo, and internationally for the El Salvador national team.

Club career[edit]

Santos Cabrera only played for Pasaquina, Municipal Limeño and luis Angel Firpo. Cabrera played with Pasaquina of the "Liga de Ascenso" (Promotion League) at El Salvador in 1994. However, the youngster of 18 years of age traveled to the United States seeking something new. Then, he returned to El Salvador and found himself playing with Municipal Limeño in 1996. Santos Cabrera debuted at the Salvadoran Premier League on February 22, 1996 in a game where Limeño won El Roble by 5–1. After 2 seasons at Municipal Limeño, Cabrera played for Firpo. Cabrera started playing as an alternate. Later on, he held as a starter in Firpo and therefore was called by Carlos Recinos to El Salvador. In 2000, after a tour with Firpo in New York, he received an invitation from MetroStars (now known as New York Red Bulls) to try out. He convinced the team but a groin injury left him out. That same incident left him out of the final against ADET. Before his retirement, he was claimed for Águila, Alianza and San Salvador but did not want to establish cnversations with all due respect to Firpo. "While I had contract, I respected the institution where I played", he said. He played both with Firpo and El Salvador with number 8.[1]

International career[edit]

Dagoberto Santos Cabrera Lazo started his playing career when he was in the El Salvador U-20, which was coached by Raul Magaña. Cabrera played a pre-tournament World category in Honduras in 1994. Cabrera Lazo debuted with the El salvador national football team, with a goal, on March 6, 1997 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum against Atlético Celaya. The games was tied 1–1.

Retirement[edit]

In the Apertura 2004 with Firpo, Cabrera played with a fractured hand and damaged meniscus. After that year he underwent two surgeries. By 2005, Cabrera moved to the United States with his family. He has worked selling new cars. In 2006 he moved to Houston, Texas. His next step, according to Cabrera, will be to prepare himself as a coach because he dreams of returning to El Salvador.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deportes en El Diario de Hoy: Cuando hay paz interior". elsalvador.com. November 20, 2000. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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