Elías Montes

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Elías Montes
Personal information
Full name Elías Bladimir Montes Alfaro
Date of birth (1973-12-25) December 25, 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth San Salvador, El Salvador
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Tiburones
1996–1999 Alianza
1999–2000 Boston Bulldogs 17 (11)
2001–2002 Luis Ángel Firpo
2002–2003 Alianza
2004–2005 Coca Cola 18 (5)
2006 Independiente Nacional 1906
2007 Municipal Limeño
2007 Once Municipal (17)
2008–2009 Atlético Marte
2009–2010 Isidro Metapán
2011–2012 Atlético Marte
National team
1996–2000 El Salvador 32 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 August 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 August 2011

Elías Bladimir Montes Alfaro (born December 25, 1973 in San Salvador) is a Salvadoran professional football player.

His position is striker or forward.

Club career[edit]

Montes started his career at Tiburones before joining Salvadoran giants Alianza in 1996. Montes came second in goal scoring in the 1998-99 season when with Alianza FC.[1] He left them to move abroad in 1999 but returned to El Salvador for the 2001-02 season after two seasons in the USA with the Boston Bulldogs.[2] On his return at Alianza he was primarily being used as a sub so he left them for a spell at Second Division side Coca Cola scoring loads of goals[3] and whom he led to the Premier Division.[4]

After switching clubs several times more in the years thereafter he signed for Marte in 2011.

International career[edit]

Montes made his debut for El Salvador in an August 1996 friendly match against Honduras and has earned a total of 32 caps, scoring 7 goals. He was part of the national football team for the 1998 and 2002 World Cup campaigns and has represented his country in 10 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5] and played at the 1997[6] and 1999 UNCAF Nations Cups.[7]

His final international game was a September 2000 World Cup qualification match against Honduras.

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Salvador 1998/99 - RSSSF
  2. ^ Profile - El Gráfico (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Chilena recargada - El Diario de Hoy (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Salvador 2004/05 - RSSSF
  5. ^ Elías MontesFIFA competition record
  6. ^ UNCAF Tournament 1997 - RSSSF
  7. ^ UNCAF Tournament 1999 - RSSSF

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