Guirado playing for the Philippines in 2011
|Full name||Ángel Guirado Aldeguer|
|Date of birth||9 December 1984|
|Place of birth||Málaga, Spain|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Winger / Striker|
|2006||→ Atlético Madrid B (loan)||16||(1)|
|2006–2007||Deportivo La Coruña||0||(0)|
|2006||→ Vecindario (loan)||1||(0)|
|2007||→ Lugo (loan)||16||(0)|
|2016||Lincoln Red Imps||10||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 February 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019
His professional career in Spain consisted of ten Segunda División matches for Córdoba and Vecindario. He went on to appear for teams in the Philippines, India, Thailand, Iceland, Gibraltar, Italy and Malaysia.
Born in Málaga, Andalusia, Guirado was an unsuccessful youth graduate at hometown club Málaga CF, going to play for two other clubs before completing his formation. He started his senior career in 2003 with CE Mataró (preseason games only), moving to Catalonia neighbours CE Manresa in Tercera División shortly after and returning to his native region after the year was over, signing for Córdoba CF in Segunda División; during his spell in that tier he appeared in only nine games (out of 42) as the 2004–05 season ended in relegation, and represented mainly the B-side in both the fourth division and the regional leagues.
Following a brief loan spell with Atlético Madrid B in Segunda División B, Guirado joined Deportivo de La Coruña for €50.000, but only appeared officially for the reserves, also being loaned twice during the 2006–07 campaign, playing a combined 17 games for UD Vecindario (second level) and CD Lugo (third). He spent the following three seasons in division three with as many teams, being relegated twice.
In early October 2010, Guirado signed for fourth-tier club CD Ronda. However, in the summer of 2011, he decided not to renew his contract in order to explore other possibilities, with scouts from China, Indonesia, Japan and the United Arab Emirates following his progress.
On 13 August 2011, Guirado signed a deal with Global Cebu F.C. in the Philippines. He was sent off in his first match against Philippine Army FC, and scored his first goal on 30 January 2012 in a 5–1 win over Manila Nomads FC.
On 17 August 2012, Guirado signed a one-year contract with I-League side Salgaocar FC. Before the end of the year the club terminated his contract, citing poor performances and prolonged absence due to national team duty. In total he made a combined eight appearances and scored three goals, between the league and the Federation Cup.
On 26 February 2011, it was reported that Guirado would join the Philippines national team due to his ancestry. He made his debut in the 1–1 draw against Myanmar on 21 March, in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification tournament.
On his third appearance, for the same competition, Guirado scored two goals in the second half of the 3–0 away win against Bangladesh. In November 2017, after a four-year absence, he was recalled to the national team and included in the squad for the 2017 CTFA International Tournament in Taiwan, netting once in the 3–1 victory over Laos.
- As of 10 September 2019 (Philippines score listed first, score column indicates score after each Guirado goal)
|1.||25 March 2011||Bogyoke Aung San, Yangon, Myanmar||Bangladesh||2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification|
|3.||3 July 2011||Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines||Sri Lanka||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||13 March 2012||Halchowk Stadium, Kathmandu, Nepal||Tajikistan||2012 AFC Challenge Cup|
|5.||19 March 2012||Dasarath Rangasala, Kathmandu, Nepal||Palestine||2012 AFC Challenge Cup|
|6.||12 June 2012||Panaad Stadium, Bacolod, Philippines||Guam||Friendly|
|8.||30 November 2012||Supachalasai, Bangkok, Thailand||Myanmar||2012 AFF Suzuki Cup|
|9.||1 December 2017||Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan||Laos||2017 CTFA International Tournament|
|10.||10 September 2019||National Training Center, Dededo, Guam||Guam||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
Born to a Filipina mother who hailed from Ilagan, Isabela, Guirado started playing football when he was six years old. He was a cousin of Caloy Garcia, a Filipino basketball assistant coach (including with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association), and was also a distant uncle of ABS-CBN star model and actress Coleen Garcia.
Guirado's older brother, Juan Luis, was also a footballer. A defender, he spent most of his career in amateur football, appearing in 104 games in the third division for six teams, and also represented the Philippines internationally.
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