Tony Beltran

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Tony Beltran
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Tony Beltran in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Anthony Benjamin Beltran[1]
Date of birth (1987-10-11) October 11, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Claremont, California, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position(s) Right back
Youth career
2005 St. John's Red Storm
2006–2007 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Los Angeles Storm 3 (0)
2008–2019 Real Salt Lake 245 (1)
2017Real Monarchs (loan) 1 (0)
Total 249 (1)
National team
2007 United States U20 5 (0)
2008 United States U23 2 (0)
2013–2014 United States 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 4, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 3, 2014

Anthony Benjamin "Tony" Beltran (born October 11, 1987) is a retired American soccer player who spent his entire professional career at Real Salt Lake.

Career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Beltran was a two-time Parade All American at Claremont High School. He was also named in the 2004 NSCAA/Adidas High School All-America squad and was a member of the Region IV Olympic Development Program from 2002 to 2005 and captain of the 2004 squad.[2]

College[edit]

Tony Beltran began college playing as forward for St. John's Red Storm playing 21 matches with 10 starts, scoring 2 goals and three assists. For his Sophomore year he transferred to UCLA to play for UCLA Bruins. In his Sophomore year he overcame an early season ankle injury to make 14 appearances He played for two years at UCLA and started all 21 matches of his Junior year and played all but four minutes of the season as right full back and defensive midfielder.[3]

Professional[edit]

Tony Beltran was selected third in the overall 2008 MLS SuperDraft and made his official Major League Soccer debut on April 12, 2008 against D.C. United. He started 10 of his 15 appearances in his rookie year.[3]

Due to chronic knee issues, Beltran announced his retirement from professional soccer on September 13, 2019.[4]

International[edit]

Beltran was born in the United States and is of Mexican descent.[5] Beltran was the starter for the U-18 team that won the 2005 Milk Cup, started in all five matches in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup with the USMNT progressing to quarter finals. He also made two appearances for the U-23 team in the 2008 Toulon Tournament.[3] He was named to the January 2013 training camp for the USA national team and made his debut in a 0–0 friendly against Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of December 14, 2014.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup MLS Cup CONCACAF Total
2008 Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2009 23 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 24 0
2010 18 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 22 0
2011 22 0 2 1 2 0 4 0 30 1
2012 32 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 34 0
2013 25 0 4 1 5 0 0 0 34 1
2014 29 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 31 0
2015 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
2016 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
2017 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 245 1 6 2 13 0 7 0 245 3
Career total 245 1 6 2 13 0 7 0 245 3

International[edit]

As of December 14, 2014.
National team Year Apps Goals
United States 2013 2 0
2014 1 0
Total 3 0

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players — 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "UCLA Bruins Player Biographies", UCLA Bruins, Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Tony Beltran", Real Salt Lake, Retrieved: March 23, 2014.
  4. ^ https://www.rsl.com/post/2019/09/13/thank-you-goodbye-rsl-nation
  5. ^ "Mexicanos que optaron por Estados Unidos". www.unotv.com.
  6. ^ U.S. MNT Kicks Off Centennial Year with Scoreless Draw Against Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, retrieved: April 7, 2014

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