|Full name||Miguel Ángel Mercado Melgar|
|Date of birth||August 30, 1975|
|Place of birth||Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Striker, Right Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 18, 2008.
Mercado emerged from the respected youth football academy Tahuichi. His first club at professional level was Bolívar, team for which he played for nearly twelve seasons with over 300 appearances. He also had short stints with San José, Wilstermann and the last club prior to his retirement, The Strongest.
Among his achievements, he was named the league topscorer in the 2003 Clausura tournament with 18 goals.
Between 1995 and 2004, Mercado earned a total of 12 caps with the national team and scored his only goal against Chile during Copa America 1995. He had also participated Copa America 2004, as starting right midfielder and represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.
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