Lester Moré

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Lester Moré
Personal information
Full name Lester Moré Henninghom
Date of birth (1977-07-15) July 15, 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Ciego de Avila, Cuba
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2007 Ciego de Ávila
2008 Charleston Battery 11 (0)
2009 River Plate Puerto Rico 13 (8)
2010 Los Angeles Azul Legends 1 (0)
National team
1995–2007 Cuba[1] 62 (29)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 12, 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 22, 2008

Lester Moré (born July 15, 1977 in Ciego de Avila) is a Cuban soccer player who currently plays for Los Angeles Azul Legends in the USL Premier Development League.



Moré played for over a decade for his hometown team, Ciego de Ávila, in his native Cuba, prior to his defection to the United States in 2008. He won the Campeonato Nacional de Fútbol de Cuba with Ciego de Ávila in 2001 and 2003.

He played with Charleston Battery in 2008, featuring in eleven games before being released at the end of the season. He played for Club Atlético River Plate Puerto Rico in 2009, before moving back to the United States to play for the amateur Los Angeles Azul Legends in the USL Premier Development League in 2010, alongside former Cuban national team teammate Eders Roldan.[2]


Moré made his debut for Cuba in 1996 and was a squad member at the 1998,[3] 2003,[4] 2005[5] and 2007 Gold Cup Finals.[6]

He also played in 13 FIFA World Cup qualifiers between 1996 and 2004.[7] He has collected 60 caps, scoring 29 goals, making him the top scorer of the national team.

Defection to the United States[edit]

His final appearance for the national team was at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in June 2007 against Mexico. During the tournament, Moré and Osvaldo Alonso fled the Cuban team camp, effectively defecting from Cuba. [8]


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