Gabriel Torres

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Gabriel Torres
Universidad de Chile - Unión Española 20190310 03.jpg
Torres with Universidad de Chile in 2019
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Arturo Torres Tejada
Date of birth (1988-10-31) 31 October 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Independiente del Valle
Number --
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Chepo 94 (31)
2005–2006San Francisco (loan) 35 (10)
2008La Equidad (loan) 25 (6)
2009América de Cali (loan) 1 (0)
2009La Equidad (loan) 1 (0)
2010Atlético Huila 6 (0)
2011 San Francisco 33 (7)
2011–2013 Zamora 68 (32)
2013–2015 Colorado Rapids 55 (10)
2016 Zamora 23 (22)
2016–2017 Lausanne-Sport 42 (8)
2018 Huachipato 30 (15)
2019– Universidad de Chile 12 (1)
2019–Independiente del Valle (loan) 3 (1)
National team
2005– Panama 86 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 November 2019

Gabriel Arturo Torres Tejada (born 31 October 1988) is a Panamanian footballer who currently plays as a forward for Independiente del Valle on loan from Universidad de Chile.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

He was widely regarded as the top prospect from Panama and on 2007 he traveled twice to England to train with Manchester United and once in Spain with Valencia. On his second flight to Manchester he got injured on the second day of practice and had to return home,[2] where he played for ANAPROF side Chepo. In 2008, he was loaned for 6 months to 2007 Mustang Cup runner-up La Equidad, his loan contract was later extended for 6 extra months. In his debut in Colombia, Torres scored in a 2–3 loss against Deportivo Pereira. In January 2009 Torres signed a loan contract for a year with current Mustang Cup champions América Cali.[3] However, after missing the pre-season because of his participation in the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup with Panama, he was relegated to the bench where he would spend most of his matches. On 30 March he was released from America after having returned to his home late and intoxicated,[4][5] allegations Torres has denied.[6] Gaby returned to Panama to play with Chepo in April 2009.[7]

In January 2010 Torres moved abroad again to play for Colombian side Atlético Huila alongside compatriot Amílcar Henríquez[8] and in July 2011 moved to Venezuelan side Zamora[9] and he became the club's all-time top goalscorer in February 2013 after scoring his 29th goal against Portuguesa.[10]

On 8 August 2013, Torres signed with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. He is the Rapids' first Designated Player.[11]

International[edit]

He made his debut for the Panama in an October 2005 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Trinidad and Tobago and has, as of 1 August 2015, earned a total of 57 caps, scoring 10 goals.[12] He represented his country in 12 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[13] and was captain of the Panama U-20 squad that took part in the 2007 FIFA World Youth Cup in Canada.

In May 2018, he was named in Panama's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 5 September 2019[15]
Panama
Year Apps Goals
2005 2 0
2006 4 1
2007 4 0
2008 1 0
2009 3 0
2010 5 1
2011 11 0
2012 1 0
2013 12 7
2014 5 0
2015 3 0
2016 6 1
2017 13 5
2018 7 0
2019 7 3
Total 84 18

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2006 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala  Guatemala 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2. 12 October 2010 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Peru 1–0 1–0
3. 7 July 2013 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States  Mexico 1–0 2–1 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4. 2–1
5. 11 July 2013 CenturyLink Field, Seattle, United States  Martinique 1–0 1–0
6. 20 July 2013 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States  Cuba 1–1 6–1 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
7. 2–1
8. 10 September 2013 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Honduras 1–1 2–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
9. 15 October 2013 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  United States 1–0 2–3
10. 2 September 2016  Jamaica 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
11. 12 July 2017 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, United States  Nicaragua 2–1 2–1 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
12. 15 July 2017 FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, United States  Martinique 3–0 3–0
13. 5 September 2017 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Trinidad and Tobago 1–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
14. 10 October 2017  Costa Rica 1–1 2–1
15. 9 November 2017 Liebenauer Stadium, Graz, Austria  Iran 1–2 1–2 Friendly
16. 22 June 2019 FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, United States  Guyana 4–1 4–2 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
17. 5 September 2019 Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton, Bermuda  Bermuda 1–0 4–1 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League A
18. 3–1
As of 5 September 2019[16]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Chepo

La Equidad

Zamora

Independiente Del Valle

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ Gabriel Torres regresa a Panamá para rehabilitación – Panamá América (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Gabriel Torres nuevo refuerzo del America
  4. ^ Gabriel Torres desvinculado del America
  5. ^ Torres y Batiste separados del America
  6. ^ Interview with Gabriel Torres
  7. ^ Gaby Torres debuta este sábado con el Chepo FC – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Gabriel Torres se suma al Atlético Huila – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Gabriel Torres ya es jugador del Zamora venezolano – Crítica (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Gabriel Torres es el goleador histórico de Zamora – Líder en deportes (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Gabriel Torres ficha con el Colorado Rapids – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Panama – Record International Players – RSSSF
  13. ^ Gabriel TorresFIFA competition record
  14. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  15. ^ "Gabriel Torres". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  16. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/players/gabriel-torres/22326/matches/

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