Miguel Mercado

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Miguel Mercado
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Mercado Melgar
Date of birth (1975-08-30) August 30, 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker, Right Midfielder
Youth career
1989–1994 Tahuichi Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2006 Bolívar 305 (99)
2006–2007 San José 21 (4)
2007 Wilstermann 4 (0)
2008 The Strongest 12 (3)
National team
19952004 Bolivia 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 18, 2008

Miguel Ángel Mercado Melgar (born August 30, 1975 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra), is a Bolivian retired football striker who spent most of his career playing for Bolívar.

Club career[edit]

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.

International career[edit]

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.[1]





  1. ^ Miguel MercadoFIFA competition record

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