Salvador Mariona

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Salvador Mariona
Personal information
Full name Salvador Antonio Mariona Rivera
Date of birth (1943-12-27) December 27, 1943 (age 73)
Place of birth Santa Tecla, El Salvador
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962 Mario Calvo
1963 Atlante
1964–1977 Alianza
1977–1978 Platense Zacatecoluca
National team
1965–1975 El Salvador
Teams managed
1978 Platense Zacatecoluca
1979 Alianza
1982 El Salvador (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mariona and the second or maternal family name is Rivera.

Salvador Antonio Mariona Rivera (born 27 December 1943 in Santa Tecla, El Salvador) is a retired soccer player from El Salvador who represented his country at the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.

Club career[edit]

Born in Santa Tecla, Mariona moved with his parents to Izalco while still a boy and started a youth swimming career there, in the end winning a silver medal in a 4x100 m relief competition in Puerto Rico. He then began his footballing career at Mario Calvo in the third division and moved up to the premier division when he joined Atlante.

But he spent the major part of his career at Salvadoran giants Alianza and also played for Platense Zacatecoluca, after which he retired in 1977 and became a coach.[1]

International career[edit]

Nicknamed Chamba, he was selected to represent El Salvador for eight years and featured in qualifying and playing in the 1970 World Cup.[2]

Retirement[edit]

After football, Salvador Mariona worked as an insurance salesman and gained enough experience to found Desarrollo, SA which quickly became AIG Unión y Desarrollo, SA. Mariona is currently the Chief Executive of his beloved Alianza F.C.[3] after taking over in 2005.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Floridalma Palacios and the couple have 5 children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salvador Mariona gigante de ébano - El Diario de Hoy (Spanish)
  2. ^ Salvador MarionaFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Junta Directiva - Alianza

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