Benji Villalobos

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Benji Villalobos
Personal information
Full name Benji Oldai Villalobos Segovia
Date of birth (1988-07-15) 15 July 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth El Tránsito, El Salvador
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Águila[1]
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 UDET
2005 Universidad Gerardo Barrios
2006– Águila[2] 185[3] (1)
National team
2010– El Salvador 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 6, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 6, 2017
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Villalobos and the second or maternal family name is Segovia.

Benji Oldai Villalobos Segovia (born 15 July 1988 in El Salvador) is a Salvadoran footballer, who currently plays for Águila in the Salvadoran Premier Division.[4]

Club career[edit]

After starting his career at local outfit UDET, Villalobos played for Salvadoran Second Division side Universidad Gerardo Barrios, before joining Águila in 2006.[5]

Although Villalobos had been signed to Águila since 2006, he did not get any game time until 2 May 2008, in a league match against Alianza.

Although Águila lost that game 2–1, Villalobos did very well and proved that he had a lot of potential.

On 15 September 2012, he scored a penalty kick against Isidro Metapán and became the eight goalkeeper to score in the Salvadoran Apertura tournament.

Match-fixing ban[edit]

On 10 October 2013, Villalobos was banned for 6 months due to his involvement with match-fixing.[6]

International career[edit]

Villalobos received his first callup to the El Salvador national football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game against Suriname on 10 September 2008.

Unfortunately, he did not get any game time, and although he has since then, been selected numerous times, he only received his first full men's national team cap played against Guatemala in a September 2010 international friendly, losing two-nil.

He was a non-playing squad member at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[7]

Villalobos returned to El Salvador national football team in 2017.[8]

International appearances[edit]

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