|Full name||Víctor Samuel Turcios Pacheco|
|Date of birth||April 13, 1988|
|Place of birth||Isla Zacatillo, La Unión, El Salvador|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Defender / Defensive Midfielder|
|2009–2011||Luis Ángel Firpo||96||(7)|
|2004–2005||El Salvador U17|
|2005–2006||El Salvador U20|
|2007||El Salvador U23|
|* 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
Nicknamed El Tiburón (the Shark), Turcios started his career at Atlético Bilbao in 2005 and moved to Luís Ángel Firpo before the 2009 Clausura. In December, 2011 Turcios signed a two-year contract with Águila.
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. 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.
On September 20, 2013, Turcios was banned for 6 months due to his involvement with match fixing.
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 and played at the 2011 UNCAF Nations Cup, as well as at the 2009 and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups.
|1||11 October 2011||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||Cayman Islands||1-0||4-0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
Honours and awards
- Un nuevo fichaje para los albos - Alianza F.C. (Spanish)
- Profile - El Gráfico (Spanish)
- Turcios firmó con Águila - La Prensa Gráfica (Spanish)
- Turcios, camino al RoPS - La Prensa Gráfica (Spanish)
- "Fourteen players banned for life in match fixing case". El Gráfico. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- Víctor Turcios – FIFA competition record
- Copa Centroamericana 2011 (UNCAF Nations Cup) - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details - RSSSF
- Turcios: “Prometo trabajo y entrega en la cancha”(Interview) - El Gráfico (Spanish)
- Víctor Turcios at ESPN FC
- Víctor Turcios at National-Football-Teams.com