Rudel Calero

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Rudel Calero
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Personal information
Full name Rudel Alessandro Calero Nicaragua
Date of birth (1982-12-20) December 20, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Bluefields, Nicaragua
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Real Estelí
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Bluefields
2002–2004 América
2004–2008 Real Estelí
2009–2010 Bluefields
2011–present Real Estelí 82 (32)
National team
2001–2011 Nicaragua 26 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 2016
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Calero and the second or maternal family name is Nicaragua.

Rudel Alessandro Calero Nicaragua (born December 20, 1982) is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays for Real Estelí and the Nicaragua national football team.

Club career[edit]

Born in Bluefields,[1] he made his debut for Deportivo Bluefields and played for América before enjoying a lengthy spell with Nicaraguan giants Real Estelí.[2] He was Estelí´s top goalsorer in the 2005 Clausura and Apertura with 11 and 16 goals respectively but after scoring only 7 in the 2007 Apertura he was relegated to the bench only for Bluefield to try to lure him back to the club.[3]

Controversy[edit]

In September 2010, Calero was charged with assault of a young man, the son of a prominent Nicaraguan businessman. Calero claimed the boy swore at him.[4] He already faced prosecution for damage to property, after damaging a vehicle.[5] The ill-disciplined Calero was again arrested in July 2012 after assaulting a citizen and allegedly threatening him with death.[6]

International career[edit]

Calero made his debut for Nicaragua in an April 2001 friendly match against Belize and has, as of December 2013, earned a total of 26 caps, scoring 4 goals. He has represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[7] and played at the 2001,[8] 2003,[9] 2005[10] and 2011 UNCAF Nations Cups[11] as well as at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[12]

His final international was a January 2011 Copa Centroamericana match against Guatemala.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 April 2001 MCC Grounds, Belize City, Belize  Belize 1–2 Friendly match
2. 29 February 2004 Estadio Independencia, Estelí, Nicaragua  Haiti 1–1 1–1 Friendly match
3. 30 April 2004 Estadio Cacique Diriangén, Diriamba, Nicaragua  Bermuda 1–0 2–0 Friendly match
4. 13 June 2004 Estadio Cacique Diriangén, Diriamba, Nicaragua  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2–2 2–2 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

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