José Anthony Torres

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José Anthony Torres
Personal information
Full name José Mario Anthony Torres
Date of birth (1972-08-27) 27 August 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Panama
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position defender
Club information
Current team
Sporting San Miguelito (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2003 Platense
2003 Real España
2004–2005 Marathón
2005–2006 Persepolis 16 (1)
2006–2007 Victoria
2007–2008 Arsenal
2008 Deportivo Saranate
2009 Deportivo Guastatoya
2010 Sporting San Miguelito 27 (1)
National team
1999–2009 Panama[1] 75 (0)
Teams managed
2012– Sporting San Miguelito
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 June 2010

José Mario Anthony Torres (born 27 August 1972) is a retired Panamanian football defender. He is currently manager of Sporting San Miguelito.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Chalate, Torres has had a lengthy career abroad playing for Honduran sides like Platense and Arsenal Roatán.[2] He left Platense after seven years for Real España in summer 2003.[3]

In January 2004 he left Real España after he refused to take up Honduran citizenship which the club asked him to bypass the foreign player quota.[4] He then joined fellow Panamanian Donaldo González at Marathón and he moved to Iran to play alongside compatriot Carlos Rivera with local giants Persepolis.[5][6]

In January 2007, Torres returned to Honduras to play for Victoria after an unsuccessful spell with Persepolis.[7] Later he played in Guatemala for second division sides Deportivo Saranate and Deportivo Guastatoya.[8] He returned to Panama in January 2010 after 14 years abroad when signed by Sporting San Miguelito.[9]

International career[edit]

Torres made his debut for Panama in an October 1999 friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago and has earned a total of 75 caps, scoring no goals.[10] He represented his country in 23 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[11] and was a member of the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup team, who finished second in the tournament[12] and he also played at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[13]

His final international was a June 2009 friendly match against Haiti.

Honours and awards[edit]


C.D. Platense
C.D. Marathón

Managerial career[edit]

Anthony Torres was appointed manager of Sporting San Miguelito in September 2012[14] and immediately won the club's first league title in 2013.[15]


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