Fabián Castillo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Castillo and the second or maternal family name is Sánchez.
Fabián Castillo
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Personal information
Full name Fabián Andrés Castillo Sánchez
Date of birth (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Forward
Club information
Current team
Trabzonspor
Number 11
Youth career
Deportivo Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Deportivo Cali 18 (5)
2011–2016 FC Dallas 159 (34)
2016– Trabzonspor 19 (2)
National team
2009–2010 Colombia U17 5 (1)
2011–2012 Colombia U20 9 (0)
2015– Colombia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2015

Fabián Andrés Castillo Sánchez (born 17 June 1992) is a Colombian footballer who currently plays for Trabzonspor.

Club career[edit]

Deportivo Cali[edit]

Castillo started his career in the youth ranks of Colombian side Deportivo Cali. In 2010 he joined the first team and became an important player for the club. On 18 July 2010, he scored his first professional goal in a 1–1 draw against Deportes Tolima. In his first year with the club, he appeared in 18 league matches and scored 3 goals.[1] He also was able to help the club capture the 2010 Copa Colombia.

FC Dallas[edit]

On 3 March 2011, it was reported by Colombian news site El País, and later confirmed by FC Dallas Academy Director Óscar Pareja, that a deal had been reached to bring Castillo to FC Dallas on a 3-year deal.[2][3] The report stated the transfer fee was US$800,000 and that FC Dallas would own 50% of the player's rights, while Deportivo Cali would retain the other half. FC Dallas confirmed the signing of Castillo on 7 March 2011.[4] Terms were undisclosed.

Castillo debuted for Dallas on 26 March 2011, in a 2–1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes.[5] Castillo was named to the MLS Team of Week 9 in the 2011 MLS season for his play against Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC.[6] He scored his first goal for the club against the Los Angeles Galaxy on 1 May 2011.

On 10 February 2015, FC Dallas announced that Castillo was signed to a new five-year contract. Per league and team policy, the terms of the agreement were not to be disclosed.[7] On Saturday, 18 July 2015, it was announced that Castillo would be part of the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star team that would play against Tottenham Hotspur. On Wednesday, July 29, Castillo came on at halftime and played a full 45 minutes.

Trabzonspor[edit]

On August 4, 2016, Trabzonspor announced they had acquired Castillo on a six-month loan for an upfront payment of $3 million and an option to buy in January for an additional $1-1.5 million. [8] Trabzonspor opted to make the deal permanent on January 7, 2017.[9]

International career[edit]

Castillo has participated in various youth national teams for Colombia, including the Under-17 and Under-20 national team. He made his senior international debut in a draw with Peru on September 8, 2015.

Player profile[edit]

Castillo is also known for his quick feet and dribbling skills.

Personal[edit]

Castillo earned his U.S. green card in July 2015.[10] This status qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.

Career Statistics[edit]

Club Season League League Cup Domestic Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Deportivo Cali 2010 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 3
2011 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3
FC Dallas 2011 21 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 26 2
2012 26 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 27 6
2013 33 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 36 2
2014 27 10 3 0 4 4 0 0 34 14
2015 30 9 4 1 1 0 0 0 35 10
2016 22 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 24 6
Total 159 34 8 1 10 5 4 0 181 40
Career total 177 37 8 1 10 5 4 0 199 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colombia - F. Castillo - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fabián Castillo cumplirá su sueño americano - diario El Pais". Elpais.com.co. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Breaking News: Fabian Castillo Deal Finalized". Big D Soccer. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "acquires forward Fabian Castillo from Deportivo Cali". FC Dallas. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Wondolowski's brace spoils Castillo's Dallas debut
  6. ^ "Team of the Week: Week 9". MLSsoccer.com. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "FC Dallas signs Fabian Castillo to new five-year deal". FC Dallas Media Services. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/08/04/report-fcds-fabian-castillo-headed-turkey-loan-option-buy
  9. ^ http://www.fcdallas.com/post/2017/01/06/trabzonspor-completes-transfer-deal-fabian-castillo
  10. ^ FC Dallas (23 July 2015). "Green card". FC Dallas on Twitter. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 

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