Gilberto Murgas

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Gilberto Murgas
Personal information
Full name Gilberto Alfredo Murgas Fajardo
Date of birth (1981-01-22) January 22, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth El Refugio, Ahuachapán, El Salvador
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1999–2000 FAS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 FAS
2007–2008 Chalatenango 35 (4)
2008–2010 Águila 56 (8)
2010–2011 FAS
National team
2000–2007 El Salvador 40 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 August 2011

Gilberto Alfredo Murgas Fajardo (born January 22, 1981 in El Refugio, El Salvador) is a retired Salvadoran football player who finished his career with FAS in the Salvadoran Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Gargamel, he started his career as a midfielder for C.D. FAS, making his debut against Belizean side Acros Verdes in March 1999.[1] He left FAS for Chalatenango in 2007 only to move on to play for Águila a year later.[2]

After returning to FAS in July 2010[3] he decided to retire in 2011 and move to Houston, where he started a construction company.[4]

International career[edit]

Murgas made his debut for El Salvador in a July 2000 friendly match against Mexico and has earned a total of 40 caps, scoring 4 goals. He has represented his country in 6 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5] and played at the 2003,[6] 2005[7] and 2007 UNCAF Nations Cups[8] as well as at the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[9]

His final international game was a February 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Costa Rica.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 February 2003 Estadio La Pedregaleña, Colón, Panama  Honduras 1-0 1-0 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup
2 8 July 2003 Reliant Stadium, Houston, USA  Guatemala 1-2 1-2 Friendly match
3 19 July 2003 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA  Costa Rica 1-1 2-5 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4 12 May 2004 Robertson Stadium, Houston, USA  Haiti 2-2 3-3 Friendly match

Personal life[edit]

Murgas has two children.


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