Denis Espinoza

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Denis Espinoza

Denis Espinoza
Personal information
Full name Denis Jesús Espinoza Camacho
Date of birth (1983-08-25) August 25, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth San Marcos, Nicaragua
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Walter Ferretti
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 San Marcos
2004–2008 Diriangén
2008– Walter Ferretti
National team
2004– Nicaragua 33 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Denis Jesús Espinoza Camacho (born August 25, 1983) is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Deportivo Walter Ferretti.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed el Pulpo (the Octopus), Espinoza started his career at hometown club San Marcos before moving to top club Diriangén. In 2008, he joined Walter Ferretti where he became the team captain.[1] He holds the record for the longest stretch (747 minutes) without allowing any goals in the primera division of Nicaragua, set during 2014 Apertura season.

International career[edit]

Espinoza made his debut for Nicaragua in an April 2004 friendly match against Bermuda and has, as of December 2013, earned a total of 33 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has represented his country in 6 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[2] and played at the 2005,[3] 2007,[4] 2009,[5] 2011[6] and 2013 UNCAF Nations Cups, as well as at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Espinoza is married to Yira Meléndez and they have two children, Denis and Cristiana. They live in his hometown, San Marcos.[8]


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