Leonel Noriega

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Leonel Noriega
Personal information
Full name Leonel Lisandro Noriega Pereira
Date of birth (1975-05-10) 10 May 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Cobán, Guatemala
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position midfielder
Club information
Current team
Deportivo Marquense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 CD Suchitepéquez 30 (0)
2006–present Deportivo Marquense 24 (1)
National team
2006–2007 Guatemala 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 February 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 February 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Noriega and the second or maternal family name is Pereira.

Leonel Noriega (born 10 May 1975 in Cobán), nicknamed "El Cholo", is a Guatemalan football midfielder who currently plays for Deportivo Marquense in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala.

Club career[edit]

Noriega, a defensive midfielder, has been playing for Marquense since 2006 after moving from CD Suchitepéquez and signed a year extension of his contract ahead of the 2009/2010 season.[1]

International career[edit]

Noriega made his debut for Guatemala in a February 2006 friendly match against the United States and has made 13 appearances for the full Guatemala national football team including three matches at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup[2] He has also represented his country at the UNCAF Nations Cup 2007.[3]


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