Maikel Reyes

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Maikel Reyes
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Personal information
Full name Maikel Alejandro Reyes Azcuy[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-04) 4 March 1993 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Viñales, Cuba
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Pinar del Río
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Pinar del Río
2016 Cruz Azul Premier 18 (5)
2017 Villa Clara
2018– Pinar del Río
National team
2012–13 Cuba U-20 14 (7)
2014 Cuba U-21 5 (2)
2012– Cuba U-23 1 (0)
2012– Cuba 13 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 January 2018

Maikel Alejandro Reyes Azcuy (sometimes spelt as Maykel Reyes) is a Cuban international football player who plays for his local team Pinar del Río.

Club career[edit]

In January 2016, he became the first Cuban footballer (along with Abel Martínez) to sign for a foreign club[3] with the approval of the Cuban government's Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER), when he signed for Mexican club side Cruz Azul.[4]

He returned to Cuba in 2017 to play for Villa Clara,[5] only to join hometown side Pinar del Río in 2018.

International career[edit]

Reyes was involved in the unsuccessful campaign to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics football tournament playing against Canada in March 2012 in the

Olympic qualifying tournament.

In 2013, he participated in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship and the FIFA U-20 World Cup. In November 2013, he represented Cuba in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games, scoring against Honduras and Costa Rica.[1]

Reyes made his senior international debut in October 2012 against Panama.[2] and has, as of January 2018, earned a total of 13 caps, scoring two goals.

Reyes was named in the team for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. On July 15, he scored the only goal against Guatemala in the group stage to make Cuba qualify to the quarter-finals.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Cuba's goal tally first.[6]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 March 2015 Estadio Cibao, Santiago, Dominican Republic  Dominican Republic
3–0
3–0
Friendly
2. 15 July 2015 Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, United States  Guatemala
1–0
1–0
2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
3. 10 November 2019 Dennis Martínez National Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua  Nicaragua 1–0 1–0 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maikel Reyes at Soccerway
  2. ^ a b Maikel ReyesFIFA competition record
  3. ^ The Journey of Maykel Reyes, Cuba’s First Professional Soccer Player - Havana Times
  4. ^ "Cuba cierra con Cruz Azul el primer fichaje de fútbol de su historia". El Economista (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  5. ^ Maykel blinda al Expreso - Periódico Guerrillero (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "CFD Profile". Caribbean Football Database. Retrieved 17 July 2015.

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