Alberto Blanco (footballer)
|Full name||Luis Alberto Blanco Saavedra|
|Date of birth||January 8, 1978|
|Place of birth||Panama City, Panama|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 17, 2008|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 31, 2006
Nicknamed Satú, he started his career at hometown club San Francisco, then moved to Europe to play in the UEFA Champions League with Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol where he played alongside compatriots Ubaldo Guardia and Roberto Brown. He then had a short stint at Russian outfit Alania Vladikavkaz before moving to the Middle East where he played for UAE side Al Ain and Al-Nasr in Saudi Arabia.
After spells at Plaza Amador and San Francisco, he moved abroad again when signing for Colombians Atlético Junior in February 2008. In 2009, he joined compatriot Alberto Zapata at Israeli team Maccabi Netanya, but left them in summer 2009.
Blanco made his debut for Panama in an October 1999 friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago and has earned a total of 60 caps, scoring 3 goals. He represented his country in 18 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and was a member of the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup team, who finished second in the tournament and he also played at the 2007 and 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cups.
- Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
|1||20 June 2004||George Odlum Stadium, Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia||Saint Lucia||3–0||3–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||13 February 2007||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||Costa Rica||1–0||1–0||2007 UNCAF Nations Cup|
|3||22 August 2007||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama||Guatemala||1–1||2–1||Friendly match|
- Zhenis step into the spotlight - UEFA
- Sheriff de Brown y Alberto Blanco gana por goleada - PanamaAmerica (in Spanish)
- Nosrati gives Al Ain hope Archived 2016-04-22 at the Wayback Machine - Iran Sports Press
- Alberto Blanco está muy motivado - PanamaAmerica (in Spanish)
- Alberto Blanco estará con Junior - Prensa (in Spanish)
- Blanco no seguirá en el Maccabi Netanya - PanamaAmerica (in Spanish)
- Alberto Blanco, Nuevo refuerzo Taurino Archived 2015-05-30 at the Wayback Machine - Tauro FC (in Spanish)
- El Satu Blanco un volante con clase Archived 2015-07-13 at the Wayback Machine - Somos Lasele (in Spanish)
- Panama - Record International Players - RSSSF
- Alberto Blanco – FIFA competition record
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2005 - Full Details Archived 2008-10-24 at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 - Full Details Archived 2008-10-24 at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details Archived 2014-07-26 at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
- Luis Alberto Blanco - International Appearances
- Alberto Blanco at National-Football-Teams.com