Adolfo Machado

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Adolfo Machado
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Machado playing for Panama at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Adolfo Abdiel Machado
Date of birth (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Central Defender
Club information
Current team
The Strongest
Youth career
2004 Alianza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Alianza 90 (6)
2009Marquense (loan) 38 (2)
2010 Marathón 15 (0)
2011–2012 Comunicaciones 24 (0)
2013–2014 San Francisco 0 (0)
2014Saprissa (loan) 41 (1)
2014–2016 Saprissa 89 (1)
2017–2018 Houston Dynamo 54 (0)
2019– The Strongest 0 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Panama U-23 7 (0)
2008– Panama 79 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2019

Adolfo Abdiel Machado (born 14 February 1985) is a Panamanian football defender who currently plays for The Strongest.

Club career[edit]

Around July 2008 Machado travelled to Colombia to play with Copa Mustang side Envigado along with U-23 teammate Armando Cooper. However the transfer failed and had to return to Panama to continue with Alianza.[2] On December 2008 he was signed by Guatemalan side Deportivo Marquense. In May 2010 he joined Honduran side Marathón[3] and in December 2010 Machado moved to Guatemalan top club Comunicaciones.[4] He would help Comunicaciones win the 2011 Clausura.[5]

Doping case and suspension[edit]

In February 2012, Machado, alongside Comunicaciones teammates Fredy Thompson and Marvin Ceballos, was temporarily suspended from playing by FIFA after a positive test on the banned substance boldenone.[6] A second test done at a laboratory in Canada reconfirmed the positive doping test[7] and he was later suspended for two years, until 24 January 2014.[8] Conunicaciones would win the 2012 Apertura and 2013 Clausura in his absence.[5]

Before his ban ended, he signed with San Francisco in November 2013 ahead of the 2014 Clausura season[9] but in December 2013, Machado was loaned to Costa Rican giants Saprissa for two seasons with an option to extend[10] and debuted on the first day after his doping ban was lifted.[11] Machado would help lead Saprissa to 4 titles in his time there and received many personal accolades.[12]

On 21 December 2016, Machado signed with the Houston Dynamo of MLS.[13] He made his Dynamo debut on 4 March 2017 in a 2-1 over the Seattle Sounders. He helped the Dynamo return to the MLS playoffs for the first time since 2013[14] Machado played in every minute of the playoffs as the Dynamo reached the western conference finals, where they fell to the Sounders.[12]

The Dynamo didn't have the same league success in the 2018, in part due to Machado missing key games while away on international duty, but he did help the Dynamo win the 2018 US Open Cup, the first in club history.[12]

Machado's contract was not renewed following the 2018 season; he later joined The Strongest.

International career[edit]

Machado participated in the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament with the Panama U-23 team. He made his debut with the senior team on 1 June 2008 starting in the 1-0 victory over Guatemala. He has, as of 16 October 2018, earned a total of 77 caps, scoring 1 goal.[15] He represented his country at the 2009, 2011 and 2014 UNCAF Nations Cups, with Panama winning the 2009 edition, as well as at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[16]

In May 2018 he was named in Panama's preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[17] The 23 man roster was announced on 30 may with Machado being apart.[18] He made his one appearance at the World Cup on 28 June in a 1-2 loss to Tunisia.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 8 November 2018[20]
Panama
Year Apps Goals
2008 5 0
2009 4 1
2010 9 0
2011 16 0
2012 0 0
2013 0 0
2014 7 0
2015 15 0
2016 11 0
2017 5 0
2018 7 0
2019 1 1
Total 79 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 19 June 2009 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Haiti 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2 23 March 2019 Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal  Brazil 1–1 1–1 Friendly

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Comunicaciones F.C.[edit]

Deportivo Saprissa[edit]

Houston Dynamo[edit]

International[edit]

Panama[edit]

Individual[edit]

Rommel Fernández Award (given to best Panamanian footballer abroad): 2014[21]

Liga FPD Player of the Season: 2014[22]

Liga FPD Foreign Player of the Season: 2014–15,[23] 2015 Invierno, 2016 Verano,[24] Invierno 2016[25]

Dynamo defender of the year: 2017[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 8 July 2018. p. 20.
  2. ^ Adolfo Machado regresa a Panamá[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Adolfo Machado jugará con el MarathónLa Estrella (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Machado satisfecho con su nuevo equipo de Comunicaciones Archived 23 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine – TVN (in Spanish)
  5. ^ a b "Guatemala ha sido destino de varios futbolistas panameños | Guatefutbol.com". Guatefutbol.com (in Spanish). 20 June 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  6. ^ FIFA prohíbe entrenar a Adolfo Machado inhabilitado por dopajeLa Prensa (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Segunda prueba reconfirma dopaje del panameño Adolfo Machado – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Machado es suspendido en Guatemala por dar positivo en prueba de dopajeLa Prensa (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Adolfo Machado confirma jugará con San Francisco en el Clausura 2014 – RPC (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Saprissa presentó a Adolfo Machado y Marvin AnguloNación (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Adolfo Machado volvió a jugar tras dos años suspendido por dopaje – Diez (in Spanish)
  12. ^ a b c "Adolfo Machado". houstondynamo.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Houston Dynamo sign Panamanian international Adolfo Machado". houstondynamo.com. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Dynamo's return to playoffs a three-year process". HoustonChronicle.com. 26 October 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  15. ^ Panama - Record International Players – RSSSF
  16. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details[permanent dead link] – RSSSF
  17. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  18. ^ "Hernán Darío Gómez da listado de 23 convocados a la Copa Mundial | Noticias | FEPAFUT – Federación Panameña de Fútbol". FEPAFUT – Federación Panameña de Fútbol. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  19. ^ Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Panama vs. Tunisia (1:2)". www.national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Adolfo Machado". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  21. ^ Harold Leandro C. (15 May 2014). "Saprissista Adolfo Machado fue designado como el mejor futbolista panameño en el extranjero". La Nación. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  22. ^ Allan Fernández (26 February 2015). "Saprissa arrasa con los galardones". Deporticos. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  23. ^ José Pablo Molina Salas (28 May 2015). "Noche de gala homenajeó a los mejores de la temporada en los Premios FPD". UNAFUT. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  24. ^ José Pablo Molina Salas (26 May 2016). "En la variedad estuvo el gusto de los Premios FPD". UNAFUT. Archived from the original on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  25. ^ José Pablo Molina Salas (1 June 2017). "Herediano y Saprissa se repartieron la mayoría de los Premios FPD". UNAFUT. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  26. ^ "Houston Dynamo announce 2017 team award winners". houstondynamo.com. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2018.

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