Armando Collado

Armando José Collado Lanuza (born November 17, 1985) is a Salvadoran-born Nicaraguan footballer.

Armando Collado
Personal information
Full name Armando José Collado Lanuza
Date of birth (1985-11-17) November 17, 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth Tecoluca, San Vicente, El Salvador
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
2001 Parmalat "B"
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Parmalat
2005–2006 América Managua
2006–2007 Once Municipal
2007–2008 Nejapa 6 (0)
2008–2009 Real Estelí
2009 Alianza
2010 Real Estelí
National team
2008–2009 Nicaragua 9 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of November 6, 2009

Club careerEdit

Collado started his career at Parmalat and played for América Managua before returning to El Salvador and joining Once Municipal. He also had a spell at Nejapa then joined Nicaraguan side Real Estelí in summer 2008.[1]

He moved back to El Salvador in summer 2009 to play for Alianza and be reunited with manager Nelson Ancheta.[2] In January 2010 he went back to Estelí again to help them regain the Nicaraguan league title.[3]

Lifetime suspensionEdit

In January 2011, the Nicaraguan FA (FENIFUT) suspended Collado from playing football pending an investigation relating him to Wilson Raj Perumal and he was subsequently accused of trying to fix matches in the CONCACAF Champions League in the 2009–10 and 2010-11 seasons.[4]

On October 16, 2012, Collado was given a lifetime ban from all football-related activities by FIFA, in relation to match fixing in a game between Nicaragua and Guatemala on 4 September 2010.[5]

International careerEdit

Collado made his debut for Nicaragua in a February 2008 FIFA World Cup qualification match against the Netherlands Antilles and has earned a total of 9 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[6] and played at the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup[7] as well as at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[8]

His final international was a July 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Panama.


  1. ^ Collado al Estelí Archived December 20, 2013, at the Wayback Machine - El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Collado con el Alianza - El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Collado vuelve al Real Estelí - El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish)
  4. ^ FIFA confirma suspensión a Armando Collado Archived 2017-04-26 at the Wayback Machine - La Prensa Gráfica (in Spanish)
  5. ^ FIFA extends lifetime ban of Nicaraguan player
  6. ^ Armando ColladoFIFA competition record (archived)
  7. ^ UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2009 - Details Archived November 5, 2013, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
  8. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details Archived July 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF

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