Manuel Torres (Panamanian footballer)

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Manuel Torres
Personal information
Full name Manuel Vicente Torres Morales
Date of birth (1978-11-25) November 25, 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Plaza Amador
Number 25
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Árabe Unido 135 (16)
2004–2012 San Francisco 176 (23)
2012– Plaza Amador 98 (5)
National team
2000–2009 Panama 35 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 June 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2007
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Torres and the second or maternal family name is Morales.

Manuel Vicente Torres Morales (born 25 November 1978 in Panama City, Panama) is a football midfielder who currently plays in Panama for Liga Panameña de Fútbol team Plaza Amador.

Club career[edit]

He started his career at hometown club Árabe Unido and also played for San Francisco. Nicknamed el Cholo, he joined Plaza Amador in 2012[1] after 8 years with San Francisco.[2]

International career[edit]

Torres made his debut for Panama in a January 2000 friendly match against Guatemala, in which he immediately scored a goal, and has earned a total of 35 caps, scoring 1 goal. He represented his country in 6 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[3] and played at the 2007[4] and 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[5]

His final international was a July 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against the United States.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 January 2000 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Guatemala 2–0 4–1 Friendly match



  • ANAPROF (3): 2006, 2007 (A), 2008 (A)


  • Chosen best midfielder of ANAPROF in 2006


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