Francisco Zamora

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Francisco Zamora
Personal information
Full name Francisco Zamora Salinas
Date of birth (1939-10-28) October 28, 1939 (age 78)
Place of birth TBA, Honduras
Date of death April 8, 2002(2002-04-08) (aged 62)
Place of death San Salvador, El Salvador
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Heligueras de Honduras
Municipal
–1963 Municipal de Sonsonate
1964–1973 Alianza
National team
El Salvador
Teams managed
Platense
Vendaval
San Nicolás de Tonacatepeque
Alianza
El Roble de Ilobasco
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 January 2007.

Francisco Zamora Salinas (October 28, 1939 – † April 8, 2002) was a famous footballer from El Salvador who played as a defender. He retired in 1973.

Club career[edit]

Born in Honduras, Zamora began his footballing career at Heligueras in Honduras and later transferred to Guatemalan powerhouse Municipal before coming to El Salvador where he spent his life there even becoming a Salvadoran citizen.

He first played for Municipal de Sonsonate before transferring to Salvadoran giants Alianza where he spent sixteen years there as both player (1964–1973) and assistant coach/reserve player (1974–1979) after which he retired and became a coach. As a player, he won the 1966 and 1967 league titles in a team also featuring players like José Quintanilla and Roberto Rivas.[1]

Zamora went on to coach Platense, C.D. Vendaval, El Roble, San Nicolás de Tonacatepeque and Alianza.

International career[edit]

Nicknamed El Tigre, after becoming a Salvadoran citizen he went on to represent El Salvador.

Death[edit]

Zamora died of on April 8, 2002, aged 63. Zamora had three sons Frank Zamora, Allan Zamora and Francisco Zamora Jr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historia Archived 2009-05-15 at the Wayback Machine. - Alianza (in Spanish)

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