Iván León

Marlon Iván "El Chino" León y León (born 3 March 1967) is a Guatemalan football manager and retired football defender who has played over 10 years for Guatemala's national team.

Iván León
Personal information
Full name Marlon Iván León y León
Date of birth (1967-03-03) March 3, 1967 (age 53)
Place of birth Guatemala City, Guatemala
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Deportivo Esso Recreo
Texaco Company
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Deportivo Escuintla
1987 Comunicaciones
1988 Deportivo Escuintla
1989 Cobán Imperial
1990–1992 Comunicaciones
1992–1994 Deportivo Escuintla
1994–1999 Comunicaciones
1999–2000 Aurora F.C.
National team
1989–1999 Guatemala 34 (0)
Teams managed
2002 Nueva Concepción
2002–2005 Heredia
Guatemala U-21
2007–2008 CSD Comunicaciones
2008 Xinabajul
2008–2009 Deportivo Malacateco
2009 Zacapa
2010 Heredia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 July 2010
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 July 2010

He most recently managed Heredia in the 2010 Clausura.

Club careerEdit

León has played the majority of his career for CSD Comunicaciones, one of Guatemala's most successful football clubs. He has also played for Deportivo Escuintla, Cobán Imperial and army side Aurora.

International careerEdit

He made his debut for Guatemala in a February 1989 friendly match against Poland and has earned a total of 34 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[1] and played at several UNCAF Cups as well as at the 1998, 2000 and 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[2]

His final international was an March 1999 US Cup match against the United States.

Managerial careerEdit

León started his coaching career at second division side Deportivo Nueva Concepción and managed Heredia, the Guatemalan U-21 side, Comunicaciones, Xinabajul whom he led to the premier division, Malacateco and Zacapa. In February 2010, he rejoined Heredia.[3]


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