Dayro Moreno

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Moreno and the second or maternal family name is Galindo.
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Dayro Moreno playing for Steaua in 2008
Personal information
Full name Dayro Mauricio Moreno Galindo
Date of birth (1985-09-16) 16 September 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Chicoral, Tolima, Colombia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 17
Youth career
Once Caldas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Once Caldas 136 (58)
2006 A. Paranaense (loan) 2 (1)
2008–2010 Steaua Bucureşti 43 (12)
2009 Steaua II Bucureşti 4 (2)
2010–2011 Once Caldas 49 (25)
2011– Tijuana 68 (31)
2012 Once Caldas (loan) 12 (3)
2012–2013 Atlético Junior (loan) 38 (11)
2013–2014 Millonarios (loan) 45 (29)
National team
2004–2005 Colombia U-20 26 (16)
2007–2011 Colombia 27 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2015

Dayro Mauricio Moreno Galindo (born 16 September 1985 in Chicoral, Tolima, Colombia) is a Colombian footballer currently playing as a forward for Club Tijuana of Mexico.

Club career[edit]

Once Caldas[edit]

Dayro Moreno won the Copa Libertadores 2004 with Once Caldas beating Boca Juniors in the final. That same year he played the Intercontinental Cup final with Once Caldas, which lost the game after a penalty shoot-out against UEFA Champions League winners FC Porto.

In the summer of 2007 there were rumors and subsequent offers for Dayro to play in the Croatian league. But hearing Boca Juniors had interest in him, and demanding too much from the Croatians, the deal was cancelled and in 2007 he resumed play for Caldas.

Steaua Bucureşti[edit]

Dayro Moreno alongside team-mate and fellow countryman Juan Toja during half-time in a match between Steaua Bucureşti and Pandurii Târgu Jiu

In January 2008, after an outstanding season with Once Caldas, and a legendary performance against Argentina in the South American Qualifiers where he scored the game-winning goal (2–1), he joined Romanian team Steaua Bucureşti, playing alongside Colombians Róbinson Zapata and Pepe Moreno, who were part of the team at the time.

Steaua paid a fee of US$2 million for him.

In 2009–10, Dayro was demoted to the B squad. He agreed to play for the second team until he was prepared to come back to the first squad.

In October 2009, following a series of good games for the B squad he was called back to the first team by the new Steaua manager, Stoichiţă.

Once Caldas[edit]

On 24 January 2010, he returned to Once Caldas for a fee around $500,000. In the summer of 2011 he was linked to a transfer to Portugal's Sporting Lisbon, but the deal was canceled after he was offered a lower wage than he requested.[1]

Club Tijuana[edit]

On June 2, 2011, it was announced that Moreno would move to Mexican team Xoloitzcuintles de Tijuana for a fee of US$ 3.5 million. He will play for Club Tijuana for the next three seasons.[2]

On 1 February 2012, he rejoined Once Caldas after rejecting a $ 400,000 offer from Universidad de Chile.

Junior de Barranquilla[edit]

He then joined Junior late July to play the second part of the Colombian tournament.

Millonarios FC[edit]

In July 2013, the Ascenso MX side Correcaminos UAT announced that Moreno would join them the upcoming season. However, Moreno then changed his mind and moved to Millonarios Futbol Club after stating that he did not wanted to join a Second Division side.

Club Tijuana[edit]

In 2013, after returning from Xolos of Tijuana, he signed with Millonarios Futbol Club in the second semester to the Colombian league.

International career[edit]

Dayro played for the Colombia national football team U20 squad, where he shined. He currently has 17 caps in the Colombian national football team and has scored 2 goals.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Colombia's goal tally first. "Score" column indicates the score after the player's goal.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 November 2007 El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia  Argentina 2–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)
2. 3 September 2010 Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela  Venezuela 2–0 2–0 Friendly



Season Club Title
2003 Colombia Once Caldas Colombian Primera A
2009 Colombia Once Caldas Colombian Primera A
2004 Colombia Once Caldas Copa Libertadores
2010 Colombia Once Caldas Colombian Primera A


  • Categoría Primera A top goalscorer: 4 times


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