Léster Blanco

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Léster Blanco
Personal information
Full name Mark Léster Blanco Pineda
Date of birth (1989-01-17) January 17, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Soyapango, El Salvador
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Carlos[1]
Youth career
1997–2004 Fútbol Blanco Sport
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Atlético Marte
2005–2006 Telecom
2006–2009 Nejapa
2008–2009 Chalatenango (loan) 28 (5)
2009–2010 Atlético Marte 13 (6)
2010–2013 Isidro Metapán 46 (32)
2012–2012 Kongsvinger (loan) 9 (0)
2012–2013 Marathón (loan) 14 (6)
2013–2014 Real España (loan) 10 (3)
2014 Luis Ángel Firpo 17 (4)
2014 FAS 18 (2)
2014–2015 Atlético Marte 31 (8)
2016 Santa Tecla 51[2] (12)
2017– San Carlos[3] (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2008–2009 El Salvador U20 6 (3)
2010–2011 El Salvador U21 (1)
2011–2012 El Salvador U23 6 (4)
2007–2014 El Salvador 35 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 12, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 12, 2017

Mark Léster Blanco Pineda (born January 17, 1989 in Soyapango, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran footballer.

Club career[edit]

Blanco came through the youth ranks at the Fútbol Blanco Sport, and made his debut at Second Division side Atlético Marte in 2004. After a year and another at Telecom, he joined Nejapa and later moved on to Chalatenango on loan before returning to Atlético Marte. He joined Isidro Metapán for the 2010 Clausura season.

Blanco was crucial in the Clausura 2010 final of the Primera División, when he scored two of the three goals to give Isidro Metapán their fourth title in its history.[4]

He was on a trial with Norwegian club Kongsvinger in January 2012, and the club wanted to sign Blanco. However, nothing happened until the Norwegian transfer window closed on 31 March, but Kongsvinger announced on 30 May that Blanco would join them on loan from 1 August until the end of the season in November.[5] The club was close to bankruptcy and was not able to sign Lester on a permanent deal.

On January 2, he signed for a season loan with Marathón.[6] He spent the 2012–13 clasura with them.

After he signed another loan deal with Real España. He returned to El Salvador to sign with Luis Ángel Firpo at the end of the season. He then signed to play with FAS and then played with them.

International career[edit]

Blanco made his debut for El Salvador in an October 2007 friendly match against Costa Rica.

Léster Blanco scored his first goal with El Salvador in March 29, 2011, in a 2–3 loss against Jamaica.

Léster Blanco played in the "2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament" and scored one goal in that event, in a 6–1 victory against Cuba.

In October 7, 2011 Léster Blanco scored a goal that led to a 2–1 victory against Dominican Republic. On November 2, Léster Blanco scored two goals in Suriname's home territory, giving the salvadorans a 1–3 victory.

In March 24, 2012 Léster Blanco scored a goal in an Under 23 victory 4–0 match against Cuba in minute '4 in the game. Léster Blanco scored against USA in an Under 23 match, leaving USA eliminated in the Pre-olympic tournament.


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