|Full name||Wilfredo Iraheta Sanabria|
|Date of birth||February 22, 1967|
|Place of birth||Sensuntepeque, El Salvador|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|1996–1998||Luis Ángel Firpo|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 June 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2011
He is currently a politician.
Iraheta started playing football in the streets of his hometown and joined then second division side Sesuntepeque at 15 years of age. At 20 he joined Chalatenango and later played for Atlético Marte. In 1994 his father was killed during the civil war and he moved to Águila to play alongside 41-year-old veteran Luis Ramírez Zapata, then Luis Ángel Firpo and FAS with whom he finished playing actively to pursue a career in politics.
Iraheta was a versatile and sturdy defender whose strength in the air and tackling made instant success, also gaining a spot in the national squad on several occasions. He has played in virtually every outfield position. In 2001, he retired from both international and domestic football bringing an end to a marvellous career.
Iraheta made his debut for El Salvador in a December 1995 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Costa Rica and has earned a total of 37 caps, scoring 2 goals. He has represented his country in 11 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 1995 and 1997 UNCAF Nations Cups as well as at the 1996 and 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cups.
- Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.
|1||10 November 1996||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||Panama||2-1||3-2||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||7 September 1997||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States||Colombia||2-2||2-2||Friendly match|
Personal life and after retirement
Iraheta married Patricia Iraheta and they have four children: William, Maria Jose, Alejandra and Ximena. Since 1995, he has a degree in medicine which earned him the nickname Doctor, and he has also entered into politics.
- Plática con Wilfredo Iraheta Sanabria, ex futbolista y diputado - El Faro (in Spanish)
- FAS sacudió el palo de mango - El Diario de Hoy (in Spanish)
- *“Will” el profesional - La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Wilfredo Iraheta – FIFA competition record
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1996 - Full Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1998 - Full Details - RSSSF
- Wilfredo Iraheta Sanabria - Political curriculum
- Ex futbolista Iraheta Sanabria posible candidato a alcalde de San Salvador - ElSalvador.com (in Spanish)