Francisco Castro Gamboa
|Full name||Francisco Fernando Castro Gamboa|
|Date of birth||September 4, 1990|
|Place of birth||Talagante, Santiago, Chile|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2010–2016||Universidad de Chile||77||(15)|
|2013||→ U. Española (loan)||31||(4)|
|2014–2015||→ Dep. Iquique (loan)||31||(6)|
|* 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
In 2009 Castro ascended to the first team of Cobreloa, after playing 4 years on the youth club. On August 11, 2010 he signed with Universidad de Chile with a free agent after leaving Cobreloa on his own, 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. 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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