Víctor Turcios

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Víctor Turcios
Personal information
Full name Víctor Samuel Turcios Pacheco
Date of birth (1988-04-13) April 13, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Isla Zacatillo, La Unión, El Salvador
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender / Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Athletic Bilbao
2009–2011 Luis Ángel Firpo 96 (7)
2012–2013 RoPS 38 (1)
2014 Alianza 5 (0)
National team
2004–2005 El Salvador U17
2005–2006 El Salvador U20
2007 El Salvador U23
2007–2012 El Salvador 40 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 31, 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 12, 2012
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Turcios and the second or maternal family name is Pacheco.

Víctor Samuel Turcios Pacheco (born April 13, 1988 in La Unión) is a retired Salvadoran footballer who last played for Alianza F.C..[1]

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed El Tiburón (the Shark), Turcios started his career at Atlético Bilbao in 2005 and moved to Luís Ángel Firpo before the 2009 Clausura.[2] In December, 2011 Turcios signed a two-year contract with Águila.[3]


On February 16, 2012, it was confirmed Turcios would sign with Ykkönen side RoPS from Finland. He made his league debut in a 2-0 victory over Viikingit.[4] On August 25, he suffered a strained ligament in his right knee that would keep him out for approximately 6 months. He was a key member in helping his team gain promotion to the Veikkausliiga to play in the 2013 season. He and the club mutually terminated his contract in January 2014.

Match-fixing ban[edit]

On September 20, 2013, Turcios was banned for 6 months due to his involvement with match fixing.[5]

International career[edit]

Turcios made his debut for El Salvador in an October 2007 friendly match against Costa Rica and has, as of February 2012, earned a total of 29 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has represented his country in 6 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[6] and played at the 2011 UNCAF Nations Cup,[7] as well as at the 2009[8] and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[9]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 October 2011 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Cayman Islands 1-0 4-0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours and awards[edit]




  1. ^ Un nuevo fichaje para los albos - Alianza F.C. (Spanish)
  2. ^ Profile - El Gráfico (Spanish)
  3. ^ Turcios firmó con Águila - La Prensa Gráfica (Spanish)
  4. ^ Turcios, camino al RoPS - La Prensa Gráfica (Spanish)
  5. ^ "Fourteen players banned for life in match fixing case". El Gráfico. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Víctor TurciosFIFA competition record
  7. ^ Copa Centroamericana 2011 (UNCAF Nations Cup) - RSSSF
  8. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details - RSSSF
  9. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details - RSSSF

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