Arturo Tejada

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Gabriel Torres
Personal information
Full name Arturo Gabriel Tejada Torres
Date of birth (1988-10-31) October 31, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Panama, Panama
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlético Huila
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Chepo 94 (83)
2005–2006 San Francisco (loan) 35 (10)
2007 La Equidad (loan) 26 (6)
2008 América de Cali (loan) 2 (0)
2009–present Atlético Huila 1 (1)
National team
2005– Panama 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 April 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 February 2007

Arturo Gabriel Tejada Torres (born 31 October 1988 in Panama City, Panama) is a football forward who currently plays in Colombia for Liga Postabon team Atlético Huila. His nicknames are Gaby and fantasmita.

Club career[edit]

He is widely regarded as the top prospect from Panama and on 2007 he traveled twice to England to practice with Manchester United and once in Spain with Valencia. On his second flight to Manchester he got injured on the second day of practice and had to return home where he played for ANAPROF side Chepo. In 2008, he was loaned for 6 months to 2007 Mustang Cup runner-up La Equidad, his loan contract was later extended for 6 extra months. In his debut in Colombia Torres scored in the 2–3 loss against Deportivo Pereira. In 2009 Torres signed a loan contract for a year with current Mustang Cup champions América Cali.[1] However, after missing the pre-season because of his participation in the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup with Panama he was relegated to the bench where he would spend most of his matches. On March 30 he was released from America after having returned to his home late and intoxicated,[2][3] allegations Torres has denied.[4] Gaby returned to Panama to play with Chepo.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Panama in 2005 against Trinidad and Tobago and was captain of the Panama U-20 squad that took part in the 2007 FIFA World Youth Cup in Canada





  • In his debut for the Panama on October 8, 2005 against Trinidad and Tobago, he became the youngest player in Panamanian football history to play in an official match. Gaby was 16.


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