|Full name||Blas Antonio Pérez Ortega|
|Date of birth||13 March 1981|
|Place of birth||Panama City, Panama|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2009||→ Pachuca (loan)||19||(7)|
|2009||→ Al Wasl (loan)||8||(4)|
|2010||→ San Luis (loan)||16||(5)|
|2010–2011||→ León (loan)||30||(19)|
|2011||→ Indios (loan)||12||(3)|
|2016||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||22||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Pérez began his career in his native Panama with Panamá Viejo. He made his debut with the club in 1998 and went on to score 27 goals in 56 matches. In 2001, he joined Árabe Unido and continued his goal scoring form. In 2002, he joined top Uruguayan side Nacional. The following season, he left for Colombia signing with Envigado, scoring a goal on his debut against Independiente Medellin in the process. After one season at the club he joined Centauros and went on to score 29 goals in 37 matches, catching the attention of one of Colombia's top clubs Deportivo Cali. For the 2005 season he signed with Cali and remained at the club for two years in which he continued with his goal scoring form. In 2006 Perez joined Cúcuta. With Cúcuta, Perez won the Copa Mustang in 2006 against Deportes Tolima. In 2007 Cúcuta and Blas Perez made their debut in Copa Libertadores, in which Blas scored eight goals, including two against Argentina's Boca Juniors. The eight goals were the second-most in the tournament.
On 29 May 2007 Spanish Segunda División team Hércules CF signed Super Ratón on a four-year contract in which they acquired 50% of the players rights. It was valued at US$2.7 million, with Blas Perez earning 60 thousand dollars per month. Perez enjoyed a brief stay in Spain in which he scored four goals in 16 matches.
On 18 January 2008 he signed with UANL Tigres, his seventh club in his career and first in Mexico. He played for Pachuca for the 2009 Clausura in a loan deal after Miguel Sabah's transfer to Pachuca did not work out. He scored eight goals in 15 matches with Pachuca.
After his impressive display in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Al Wasl FC of Dubai was able to secure Blas Pérez services to play in the UAE League based on Al Wasl's new coach Alexandre Guimarães recommendation. He stayed there only for the first half of the 2009–10 season before moving back to Mexico to play for San Luis. After having played 17 games in the Torneo Bicentenario and 2 in the 2010 edition of the Copa Libertadores and having scored 5 goals in both tournaments, he was released at the end of the season. He was later signed by Club León from the Liga de Ascenso in the 2010 edition of the Mexican draft. he rediscovered his goal scoring form with Club León with 19 goals in 28 matches. For the second half of the 2011 season he was again sent on loan this time to Indios. For the 2012 Major League Soccer season, he signed with FC Dallas. On 2 December 2015, it was announced that FC Dallas would not be renewing Perez's contract.
On 16 February 2016, Perez was traded to Vancouver Whitecaps FC for Mauro Rosales. At the conclusion of the 2016 season Perez's contract was not renewed. On 31 January 2017, Pérez signed with Panamanian club, C.D. Árabe Unido.
On 25 November 2018, Pérez retired from playing professional football.
Pérez made his debut for Panama in a March 2001 friendly match against El Salvador and has, as of 6 June 2016, earned a total of 106 caps, scoring 41 goals. He is Panama's third all-time record cap behind Gabriel Gómez and Jaime Penedo and second all-time leading goalscorer after Luis Tejada. He represented his country in 22 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played for Panama at the 2007 Gold Cup, in which they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by the U.S. He ended up as Panama's top scorer, with three goals and one assist. Blas Perez was also named in the 2007 Gold Cup "Best XI". He also played at the 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 Gold Cups and Copa América Centenario.
- Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
|1.||24 April 2001||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Haiti||Friendly|
|2.||6 September 2006||Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City||Guatemala|
|3.||8 June 2007||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford||Honduras||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|4.||10 June 2007||Cuba|
|5.||16 June 2007||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough||United States|
|6.||31 March 2009||Estadio Agustín Sánchez, La Chorrera||Haiti||Friendly|
|9.||7 June 2009||National Stadium, Kingston||Jamaica|
|10.||9 July 2009||Reliant Stadium, Houston||Mexico||2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|11.||12 July 2009||University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale||Nicaragua|
|12.||18 July 2009||Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia||United States||2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|13.||3 March 2010||Estadio José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo||Venezuela||Friendly|
|14.||11 August 2010||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Venezuela|
|15.||8 October 2010||El Salvador|
|16.||21 January 2011||Costa Rica||2011 Copa Centroamericana|
|17.||7 June 2011||Ford Field, Detroit||Guadeloupe||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|18.||6 September 2011||Estadio Nacional de Fútbol, Managua||Nicaragua||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|19.||7 October 2011||Windsor Park, Roseau||Dominica|
|20.||11 October 2011||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Nicaragua|
|23.||11 November 2011||Costa Rica||Friendly|
|24.||15 November 2011||Dominica||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|25.||1 June 2012||Jamaica||Friendly|
|26.||8 June 2012||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula||Honduras||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|28.||11 September 2012||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Canada|
|29.||13 January 2013||Guatemala||Friendly|
|30.||25 January 2013||Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José||Guatemala||2013 Copa Centroamericana|
|31.||26 March 2013||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Honduras||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|32.||20 July 2013||Georgia Dome, Atlanta||Cuba||2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|34.||24 July 2013||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington||Mexico|
|35.||7 September 2014||Cotton Bowl, Dallas||Costa Rica||2014 Copa Centroamericana|
|36.||10 September 2014||BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston||Nicaragua|
|37.||31 March 2015||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Costa Rica||Friendly|
|38.||13 July 2015||Sporting Park, Kansas City||United States||2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|39.||8 January 2016||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Cuba||Copa América Centenario qualification|
|40.||6 June 2016||Camping World Stadium, Orlando||Bolivia||Copa América Centenario|
|42.||13 June 2017||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Honduras||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|43.||10 October 2017||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Costa Rica|
On 23 July 2009, two cars chased Perez's car early at the morning while he was travelling along the La Chorrera highway. The assaulting cars intercepted his Nissan 350z when one of them collided with it forcing it to stop. Perez managed to escape from the attackers and sustained no injuries but his car was heavily damaged.
Honours and awardsEdit
- "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
- Pérez anotó un gol en su debut con el Envigado - Panamá América (in Spanish)
- Blas Pérez jugará en Colombia con el Cali - Panamá América (in Spanish)
- "Blas: A Panamanian trailblazer". FIFA.com. 2 August 2007.
- Blas Pérez es Tigre Archived 21 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- "Miguel Sabah ya no irá a Pachuca, Blas Pérez es el bueno". Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- "Blas Pérez Moves to AlWasl". Tanto Futbol (in Spanish). 17 July 2009. Archived from the original on 8 April 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2009.
- Llega Blas Pérez al San Luis - ESPN (in Spanish)
- Blas Pérez fue dado de baja por el San Luis Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Blas Pérez y Juan Roldán, nuevos jugadores esmeraldas Archived 28 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- Blas Pérez jugará con el FC Dallas - Mediotiempo (in Spanish)
- "Panama forward Blas Pérez writes farewell message to FC Dallas fans". MLS. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- "Whitecaps FC acquire striker Blas Pérez from FC Dallas". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- "Panamanian World Cup Blas Pérez retires from professional soccer". www.panamatoday.com. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
- Blas Antonio Miguel Pérez - International Goals Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
- Blas Pérez – FIFA competition record
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 - Full Details Archived 24 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
- "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced? - Goal.com". Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- Roberto Mamrud. "Blas Antonio Miguel Pérez - International Goals". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
- "Perez targeted in robbery attacks". Panama Star. 24 July 2009. Archived from the original on 25 July 2009.