Francisco Castro Gamboa

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Francisco Castro
Personal information
Full name Francisco Fernando Castro Gamboa
Date of birth (1990-09-04) September 4, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Talagante, Santiago, Chile
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Deportes Antofagasta
Number 18
Youth career
2005–2009 Cobreloa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Cobreloa 36 (2)
2010–2016 Universidad de Chile 77 (15)
2013 U. Española (loan) 31 (4)
2014–2015 Dep. Iquique (loan) 31 (6)
2016– Deportes Antofagasta 11 (0)
National team
2010 Chile 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 May 2010

Francisco Fernando Castro Gamboa (born 4 September 1990 in Talagante, Chile) is a Chilean footballer who plays for Deportes Antofagasta as a winger.


In 2009 Castro ascended to the first team of Cobreloa, after playing 4 years on the youth club.[1] On August 11, 2010 he signed with Universidad de Chile with a free agent after leaving Cobreloa on his own,[2] but after claims of the ANFP and Cobreloa the player didn't sign a contract with Universidad de Chile, and he returned to Cobreloa. On August 18, Castro finally signed with Universidad de Chile after negotiations with Cobreloa, acquiring the 65% of the player, on 250.000 US dollars.[3] He scored his first goal with La U in a match against Unión San Felipe, for the 2011 Copa Chile. He was the top-scorer of La U in the 2011 Torneo de Clausura with 8 goals.


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