Pablo Melgar

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Pablo Melgar
Personal information
Full name Pablo Sebastián Melgar Torino
Date of birth (1980-01-14) January 14, 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Guatemala City, Guatemala
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Antigua GFC
Number 3
Youth career
U Católica de Chile U-20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Club Atlético Tembetary
1999–2000 Zacapa 8 (0)
2001–2002 Antigua GFC 12 (0)
2002–2004 Aurora 27 (1)
2004–2006 Municipal 56 (2)
2007 Antofagasta 12 (0)
2008 Municipal 13 (0)
2008–2009 CD Suchitepéquez 32 (3)
2009–2010 USAC
2010–2011 CD Suchitepéquez
2011– Antigua GFC
National team
2002–2007 Guatemala 55 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 February 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Melgar and the second or maternal family name is Torino.

Pablo Melgar (born January 14, 1980) is a Guatemalan football defender. He currently plays for Antigua in the Guatemalan first division.

Club career[edit]

Before playing in Chile, Melgar played for local clubs Deportivo Zacapa, Antigua GFC, Aurora FC, and Municipal, the latter from 2004 to 2007, during which time the club won five league titles in a row. He then left Municipal for Antofagasta but decided not to return to Chile after finding it hard to play football outside the capital, Santiago de Chile.[1] After a stint with USAC, Melgar returned to Municipal for the Apertura 2010 season.

International career[edit]

Melgar has been a regular on the Guatemala national team, for which he has competed at the youth, Olympic, and full international levels. Tournaments in which he partaked include the under-17 and under-20 World Cup qualifying, the 1999 Pan American Games, the 2000 Olympic tournament qualifying and the Central American Games of 2002.

He made his senior debut in a January 2002 friendly match against Cuba and has earned a total of 56 caps (including a non official game against Argentina), scoring 1 goal.[2] He has represented his country in 16 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[3] and played at the 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup[4] and the 2005[5] and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[6]


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