Alexander Obregón

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Personal information
Full name Alexander Obregón Gamboa
Date of birth (1977-12-11)11 December 1977
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Date of death 30 May 2009(2009-05-30) (aged 31)
Place of death La Libertad, El Salvador
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Giraldt F.C.
1999 Seleccion Valle
2000 Esc. de Futbol Sarmiento
2001 América de Cali
2001 Telecom
2002–2003 San Salvador
2003 Chalatenango 9 (2)
2003–2005 San Salvador 49 (6)
2005 FAS (4)
2006 Luis Ángel Firpo
2007 Independiente Nacional
2008 Santa Tecla
2009 Alba Acajutla
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2008

Alexander Obregón Gamboa (11 December 1977 – 30 May 2009) was a Colombian footballer who played the majority of his career in El Salvador.

Club career[edit]

Obregón arrived in El Salvador in 2001 and joined Salvadoran second division side Telecom. He joined San Salvador F.C. the next season, helping them win the 2003 Clausura title.

He later played for Luis Ángel Firpo, Chalatenango and FAS, playing his final season of top division football with Independiente Nacional in 2007 after they were relegated. He played for the newly formed Santa Tecla team and finally joined former coach Rubén Alonso at Alba Acajutla.


Obregón was involved in a fatal car crash in 2009, on the road to and just outside La Libertad. Former teammate and friend, Colombian player Christian Gil suffered severe injuries to the skull and thorax in the same accident.[1]




  1. ^ Falleció Alex Obregón - La Prensa Gráfica (in Spanish) (Alex Obregón has died)

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