Gabriel Torres

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Gabriel Torres
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Torres playing for Panama
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Arturo Torres Tejada
Date of birth (1988-10-31) October 31, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 37
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Chepo 64 (72)
2005–2006 San Francisco (loan) 35 (14)
2008 La Equidad (loan) 25 (6)
2009 América de Cali (loan) 1 (0)
2009 La Equidad (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Atlético Huila 6 (0)
2011 San Francisco 33 (7)
2011–2013 Zamora 68 (32)
2013–2015 Colorado Rapids 55 (10)
2016 Zamora 23 (22)
2016– Lausanne-Sport 16 (3)
National team
2005– Panama 57 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2016

Gabriel Arturo Torres Tejada (born 31 October 1988) is a Panamanian footballer who currently plays as a forward for Lausanne-Sport. His nicknames are Gaby and Fantasmita (little ghost).



He is 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[1] 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 the 2–3 loss against Deportivo Pereira. In January 2009 Torres signed a loan contract for a year with current Mustang Cup champions América Cali.[2] 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 March 30 he was released from America after having returned to his home late and intoxicated,[3][4] allegations Torres has denied.[5] Gaby returned to Panama to play with Chepo in April 2009.[6]

In January 2010 Torres moved abroad again to play for Colombian side Atlético Huila alongside compatriot Amílcar Henríquez[7] and in July 2011 moved to Venezuelan side Zamora[8] and he became the club's all-time top goalscorer in February 2013 after scoring his 29th goal against Portuguesa.[9]

On August 8, 2013, Torres signed with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. He is the Rapids' first Designated Player.[10]


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.[11] He represented his country in 12 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[12] and was captain of the Panama U-20 squad that took part in the 2007 FIFA World Youth Cup in Canada.


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 Friendly
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 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
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 World Cup qualifier
9. 15 October 2013 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  United States 1–0 2–3 2014 World Cup qualifier
10. 2 September 2016 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Jamaica 1–0 2–0 2018 World Cup qualifier
As of 15 October 2013[13]




La Equidad




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