Waldir Guerra

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Waldir Guerra
Personal information
Full name Waldir Guerra
Date of birth (1967-04-02) April 2, 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth San Vicente, El Salvador
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position striker
Youth career
1986 Bells high
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990 Los Angeles Heat
1993–1995 Los Angeles Salsa
1997–2002 Águila
2002–2003 Aspirante
National team
1997–1999 El Salvador 13 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 May 2011

Waldir Guerra (born April 2, 1967 in San Vicente) is a retired Salvadoran footballer who played for the El Salvador national football team during his career.

Club career[edit]

Guerra arrived in the USA as a refugee in 1982 and attended Bells High School[1] for whom he scored 117 goals in his first three years, which was a record.[2] As a senior, he played for American Professional Soccer League side Los Angeles Heat until they went out of business in 1990. Three years later he played for Los Angeles Salsa[3] for whom he scored once in 22 matches in his first season.[4]

He returned to his native El Salvador in 1997 to play for Águila. He topped the goalscoring charts of the 1999 Apertura.[5]

International career[edit]

Guerra made his debut for El Salvador in an April 1997 friendly match against Guatemala in which he immediately scored a goal, and has earned a total of 13 caps, scoring 3 goals. He has represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[6] and played at the 1997[7] and 1999 UNCAF Nations Cups[8] as well as at the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[9]

His final international game was a March 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Guatemala.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 April 1997 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States  Guatemala 1-0 1-1 Friendly match
2 20 April 1997 Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala  Panama 2-0 2-0 1997 UNCAF Nations Cup
3 9 November 1997 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Jamaica 2-2 2-2 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification


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