Selvyn Ponciano

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Selvyn Ponciano
Personal information
Full name Selvyn Estuardo Ponciano Chitay
Date of birth (1973-07-18) July 18, 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Guatemala, Guatemala
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 CSD Municipal
1994–1995 CSD Municipal
1995–1999 Aurora FC
1999–2000 Comunicaciones
2000–2009 CSD Municipal 129 (11)
National team
1998–2006 Guatemala 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 March 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 March 2010

Selvyn Estuardo Ponciano Chitay (born 18 July 1973) is a retired Guatemalan football defender and the General Manager of his former club CSD Municipal since 2010.

Club career[edit]

The versatile Ponciano has played in all defensive positions as well as a defensive midfielder; he played the majority of his career (13 years) for Guatemala top division club CSD Municipal.[1] He won 11 league titles and 2 domestic cups and also had spells at army club Aurora FC and Municipal's eternal rivals Comunicaciones.

He announced his retirement at the end of January 2009 and played his farewell game[2] on February 4 that year to become coach of the Guatemala U-20 national team.[3]

International career[edit]

Nicknamed el Bufalo, Ponciano made his debut for Guatemala as a late substitute in a November 1998 friendly match against Mexico and went on to collect a total of 9 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has represented his country in 5 matches during the 2006 World Cup qualification campaign.[4]

His final international was a February 2006 friendly match against the United States.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. Guatemala's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 October 2005 Estadio Alfonso Lastras, San Luis Potosi, Mexico  Mexico 2-3 2-5 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

Managerial career[edit]

He was dismissed as national team coach of the Guatemala U20-s and in February 2010 was proposed to return to Aurora as a player.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Se fue un grande - LaRed Deportiva (Spanish)
  2. ^ Municipal le brinda un homenaje a Ponciano con una victoria - LaRed Deportiva (Spanish)
  3. ^ EMOTIVO ADIOS AL LICENCIADO PONCIANO - CSD Municipal club website (Spanish)
  4. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA
  5. ^ Propuesta a Ponciano - Guatefutbol