Rolando Blackburn

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Blackburn and the second or maternal family name is Ortega.
Not to be confused with Rolando Blackman.
Rolando Blackburn
Rolando Blackburn July 2016.jpg
Personal information
Full name Rolando Manrique Blackburn Ortega
Date of birth (1990-01-09) 9 January 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth San Joaquín, Panama
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Sporting Cristal (on loan from Comunicaciones)
Number 14
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Tauro 4 (0)
2010 Juventud Retalteca ? (3)
2011–2014 Chorrillo 40 (14)
2012–2013 Senica (loan) 41 (15)
2014– Comunicaciones 44 (24)
2016–2017 Deportivo Saprissa (loan) 27 (8)
2017– Sporting Cristal (loan) 2 (1)
National team
2010 Panama U-21 2 (1)
2011 Panama U-23 4 (3)
2010– Panama 22 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 May 2015

Rolando Manrique Blackburn Ortega (born 9 January 1990) is a Panamanian football player, currently playing for Sporting Cristal on loan from Comunicaciones.

Club career[edit]

Born in San Joaquín, Panamá,[1] he started his career at Tauro and had a spell abroad with Guatemalan side Juventud Retalteca,[2] before joining Chorrillo after financial troubles struck Juventud.

FK Senica[edit]

In January 2012, he joined Slovak club Senica on loan from Chorrillo.[3] Blackburn made his official debut for the club in 2–0 win over Slovan Bratislava in quarterfinals round of the Slovak Cup, on 7 March 2012.[4] He returned from loan after one and a half year in Europe.


Nicknamed el Toro (the Bull), he joined Guatemalan giants Comunicaciones in 2014 and scored 10 goals in his first season.[1]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Panama in a December 2010 friendly match against Honduras and has, as of 1 May 2015, earned a total of 17 caps, scoring 3 goals. He represented his country at the 2013 Copa Centroamericana[5] and the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[6]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 November 2011 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Dominica 1–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 11 September 2012 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Canada 1–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 1 June 2013 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Peru 1–0 1–1 Friendly match
4 8 September 2015 Polideportivo Cachamay, Puerto Ordaz and San Felix, Venezuela  Venezuela 1–0 1–1 Friendly match

Personal life[edit]

Born to parents Rolando and Vanesa, Blackburn is married to Yarkanis. They have a daughter.[7]


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