Dayro Moreno

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Dayro Moreno
Personal information
Full name Dayro Mauricio Moreno Galindo
Date of birth (1985-09-16) 16 September 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Chicoral, Tolima, Colombia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Once Caldas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Once Caldas 136 (58)
2006A. Paranaense (loan) 2 (1)
2008–2010 Steaua București 43 (12)
2009 Steaua II București 4 (2)
2010–2011 Once Caldas 49 (25)
2011–2018 Tijuana 95 (47)
2012Once Caldas (loan) 12 (3)
2012–2013Atlético Junior (loan) 38 (11)
2013–2014Millonarios (loan) 45 (29)
2017–2018Atlético Nacional (loan) 68 (44)
2018– Talleres 0 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Colombia U-20 26 (16)
2007– Colombia 31 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2016

Dayro Mauricio Moreno Galindo (born 16 September 1985) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a forward for Talleres.

Club career[edit]

Once Caldas[edit]

Dayro Moreno won the Copa Libertadores 2004 with Once Caldas after beating Boca Juniors in the final. That same year he played the Intercontinental Cup final with Once Caldas, who 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 after 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 București[edit]

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

In January 2008, after an outstanding season with Once Caldas, and a good performance against Argentina in the 2010 World Cup South American Qualifiers where he scored the game-winning goal (2–1), he joined Romanian team Steaua București, 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, Stoichiță.

Once Caldas[edit]

On 24 January 2010, he returned to Once Caldas. 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 Liga MX team Club Tijuana for a fee of US$3.5 million.[2]

Once Caldas (loan)[edit]

On 1 February 2012, he rejoined Once Caldas on loan after rejecting offer from Universidad de Chile.

Atletico Junior (loan)[edit]

He then joined Junior on loan in late July to play the second part of the Categoría Primera A.

Millonarios FC (loan)[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 2014, he rejoined Club Tijuana.

Atletico Nacional (loan)[edit]

In 2017, he signed with Atlético Nacional on loan. On October 14 he had a fight inside the pitch with a teammate, arguing over who should take a free kick. He was fired from the team on October 16, 2018 due to reiterated disciplinary behavior.


On 18 December 2018, Moreno joined Argentine Primera División side Talleres on a two-year deal.[3]

International career[edit]

Dayro played for the Colombia national football team U20 squad, where he shined. He currently has 31 caps for the Colombian national football team and has scored 3 goals.

International goals[edit]

As of match played 18 June 2016. Colombia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Moreno goal.[4]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 21 November 2007 Estadio El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia 4  Argentina 2–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 3 September 2010 Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela 14  Venezuela 2–0 2–0 Friendly
3 29 May 2016 Marlins Park, Miami, United States 28  Haiti 1–0 3–1 Friendly

Career statistics[edit]


As of 4 June 2016[4]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colombia League Cup[n 1] South America Total
2012 Once Caldas Categoría Primera A 12 3 6 1 0 0 18 4
2012 Junior 20 6 1 1 0 0 21 7
2013 18 5 1 1 0 0 19 6
2013 Millonarios 24 16 8 5 0 0 32 21
2014 21 13 0 0 0 0 21 13
Mexico League Cup North America Total
2014–15 Tijuana Liga MX 30 10 7 3 0 0 37 13
2015–16 34 20 5 1 0 0 39 21
Career total 159 73 28 12 0 0 187 85



Once Caldas
Atletico Nacional





  1. ^ "Sporting i-a oferit salariu mai mic decat la Steaua! Transferul lui Dayro in Portugalia a picat!". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Dayro Moreno se va con sus goles a México". Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Dayro Moreno, nuevo refuerzo de Talleres" (in Spanish). Talleres de Córdoba. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b Dayro Moreno at Soccerway
  5. ^ "Atletico Nacional beat Chapecoense for Recopa title on celebratory night". 11 May 2017.

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