Luis Rentería

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Luis Rentería
Personal information
Full name Luis Gabriel Rentería
Date of birth (1988-09-13)13 September 1988
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Date of death March 6, 2014(2014-03-06) (aged 25)
Place of death Panama City, Panama
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
A.D. Orión
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Tauro 36 (23)
2011 Cartagena (loan) 19 (2)
2012-2014 Tauro 21 (16)
2012 Bolívar 11 (4)
2013 Tauro 22 (10)
Total 108 (70)
National team
2010–2013 Panama 26 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 November 2012.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 March 2014

Luis Gabriel Rentería (September 13, 1988 – March 6, 2014) was a Panamanian football forward, who played at the end of his professional career for Tauro in the Liga Panameña de Fútbol.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Matagatos (Catkiller), Rentería started his career at Orión[1] and played the majotity of his career for Tauro but joined Bolivar[2] after one year on loan at Colombian side Real Cartagena where he scored 2 goals in 19 appearances.[3] Renteria was the leading goalscorer in Panama's Primera Division[4] and played his final game in September 2013 against Plaza Amador.[5]

International career[edit]

Rentería made his debut for Panamanian national team in a September 2010 friendly match against Costa Rica and had earned a total of 26 caps, scoring 6 goals. He has represented his country in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[6] and played at the 2011 Copa Centroamericana[7] as well as at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[8]

His final international was a February 2013 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Costa Rica.

Personal life[edit]

In October 2013, Rentería was diagnosed with lupus.[9] He died from this disease on March 6, 2014[10] after being hospitalized for eight months in the Hospital Santo Tomas.[11][12]


  • Primera Division Champions (2010)
  • Primera Division Top goalscorer (2010, 2012)
  • CONCACAF Champions League 2010/2011 (participant)
  • Copa Centroamericana 2011 (3rd place)
  • Gold Cup 2011 (semi-finalist)


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