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.
Dayro Moreno
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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
Club Tijuana
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 71 (37)
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– Colombia 30 (3)

* 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 18 June 2016

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 3 goals.

International goals[edit]

As of match played 29 May 2016. Colombia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Moreno goal.[3]
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




  • Categoría Primera A top goalscorer: 2007 Finalización, 2010 Finalización, 2013 Finalización, 2014 Apertura


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