Luis Gallardo

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Luis Gallardo
Personal information
Full name Luis Miguel Gallardo Fuentes
Date of birth (1986-06-27) 27 June 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Paso Canoas, Chiriquí, Panama
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger, Attacking Midfielder
Youth career
Pérez Zeledón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Pérez Zeledón 37 (8)
2005 Columbus Crew 0 (0)
2006–2007 Pérez Zeledón 36 (11)
2008 Tacuarembó 10 (0)
2008–2009 UCR 39 (2)
2009 Atlético Chiriquí 14 (0)
2010 Herediano 12 (0)
2010–2011 Atlético Veragüense 7 (1)
National team
2005–2007 Panama 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 27, 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2015

Luis Miguel Gallardo Fuentes (born 27 June 1986 in Paso Canoas, Chiriquí) is a Panamanian footballer.

Club career[edit]

Born in a Panama-Costa Rica border town, Gallardo played in Costa Rica for Pérez Zeledón from 2001[1] before joining Major League Soccer team Columbus Crew in April 2005,[2] only to return to Pérez Zeledón after an unsuccessful spell. In February 2008 he made his debut for Uruguayan side Tacuarembó,[3] but he returned to Costa Rica once again to play for UCR in summer 2008.[4] A year later he moved across the border again after being snapped up by Atlético Chiriquí.[1]

In January 2010 he returned to Costa Rica to play for Herediano in the Costa Rican Primera División,[5] only to be released in April 2010.[6]

International career[edit]

Gallardo represented Panama at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands.[7]

Gallardo has made four appearances for the senior Panama national football team. His debut was a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the United States on 12 October 2005[7] and his final game was a May 2007 friendly match against Colombia.

Personal life[edit]

Born to Maria Erenia[8] Fuentes and Jorge Gallardo, he has a sister named Georgina Vanessa Gallardo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Luis Gallardo, en espera de jugar al fútbol en otro país - La Prensa (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Columbus signs Luis Gallardo - ESPN
  3. ^ Gallardo podría debutar mañana en Tacuarembó - Panamá América (in Spanish)
  4. ^ La UCR, un equipo con bajas y en formación - Nación (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Luis Miguel Gallardo regresa al fútbol Tico - PanamaFutbol (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Gallardo quedó fuera del Herediano - Nación (in Spanish)
  7. ^ a b Luis GallardoFIFA competition record
  8. ^ Gallardo espera brillar en la MLS - Panamá América (in Spanish)

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