|Full name||Luis Carlos Tejada Hansell|
|Date of birth||28 March 1982|
|Place of birth||Panama City, Panama|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Molinos El Pirata|
|2007||Real Salt Lake||1||(0)|
|2013||→ Veracruz (loan)||12||(2)|
|2014||Universidad César Vallejo||26||(11)|
|2019–||Molinos El Pirata||17||(6)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 February 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 June 2018
Tejada's debut in professional soccer was with Tauro in the local league, where he managed to make a good impression and quickly moved to Colombia to play with Colombian side Deportes Tolima. Later on he was transferred to first division team Envigado in 2004, and after a splendid participation in the Gold Cup, he set off to the United Arab Emirates.
In 2005, he signed a 3-year contract to send him to Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates. However, he did not yield the same results he obtained in the Gold Cup, reason why shortly after finished the AFC Champions League, and he returned to Panama.
Returning to Panama, he participated in the championship of Clausura of ANAPROF with the Plaza Amador, one of the best teams of the local football league, but he only participated in a few matches. His conditioning was not optimal, and he acquired the nickname of "el gordito (fatty)". Growing into better form, he moved on to Colombia, where he played a short spell with ex Copa Libertadores champions Once Caldas, from which he was fired for disciplinary problems. He then returned to Panama to play for Plaza Amador.
Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer announced the signing of Tejada on 12 December 2006, for the 2007 season. He played only two minutes in five games, however, before he was released by head coach Jason Kreis. He returned to Panamanian side Tauro, but did not play very much since he was shortly signed by Colombian side América de Cali. He scored 4 goals during his short stay in Panama.
Matador scored only 3 goals in the Torneo Finalizacion 2007; however, he became a key player for América in the next tournament. Tejada played 19 games in the Torneo Iniciacion 2008 where he scored 12 goals, becoming América de Cali's top-scorer and the second in the tournament. Tejada reached the final where America lost to Boyacá Chicó. He was nicknamed by the Colombian press as America's golden tooth (el diente de oro del America) because of his golden tooth. After the tournament, there was much interest for Tejada, including from Argentine side River Plate; however, nothing was concrete. Unfortunately for the Matador América could not pay his salary and price so he was sold to Bogotá's side Millonarios where he debuted on 16 August 2008 in the Embajadores victory over Deportes Quindío. After an unsuccessful spell at Millonarios. Tejada returned once more to Tauro and afterwards moved to Peru to play for champions Juan Aurich. At Juan Aurich, Tejada scored an impressive 48 goals in 65 games and attracted interest from teams in stronger leagues such as Mexico and Brazil. Tejada finally moved to Mexican side Deportivo Toluca in late 2012 as a replacement for the Uruguyan striker Iván Alonso. His spell at Toluca began promising after a late arrival, scoring 4 goals in 5 matches; however, his performance and consistency dropped for the liguilla, the Clausura 2013 and in the disappointing performance of Toluca at Copa Libertadores. In summer 2013 he joined Veracruz.
Tejada made his debut for Panama in a June 2001 friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago and has, as of 1 August 2015, earned a total of 88 caps, scoring 40 goals and making him Panama's all-time record goalscorer just ahead of Blas Pérez. He represented his country in 24 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and in March 2005, Tejada scored a goal from an overhead kick against Mexico in a World Cup 2006 qualifying match that gave Panama a 1:1 tie against the CONCACAF giants. This goal was voted the best goal of the year by Fox Sports.
Tejada led Panama to the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, where they finished as runners-up to the United States. He scored three goals to end up as joint top scorer, but unfortunately, he missed his penalty kick in the penalty shoot-out against the United States in the final. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament for his efforts. Tejada is currently the all-time leading scorer in Panama history.
- Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
|1.||27 June 2003||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Cuba||Friendly|
|2.||29 June 2003|
|3.||28 April 2004||Bermuda|
|4.||13 June 2004||Saint Lucia||2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|5.||20 June 2004||Vieux Fort Stadium, Vieux Fort|
|6.||30 March 2005||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Mexico|
|7.||5 July 2005||Orange Bowl, Miami||Colombia||2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|8.||9 July 2005||Trinidad and Tobago|
|10.||3 September 2005||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Costa Rica||2006 FIFA World Cup qual.|
|11.||7 October 2006||El Salvador||Friendly|
|12.||19 November 2006||Peru|
|13.||14 January 2007||East Los Angeles College Stadium, Monterey Park||Armenia|
|14.||18 February 2007||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador||Costa Rica||2007 UNCAF Nations Cup|
|15.||4 June 2008||Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale||Canada||Friendly|
|16.||15 June 2008||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||El Salvador||2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|17.||31 March 2009||Estadio Agustín Sánchez, La Chorrera||Haiti||Friendly|
|18.||7 June 2009||National Stadium, Kingston||Jamaica|
|19.||12 July 2009||University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale||Nicaragua||2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|21.||11 August 2010||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Venezuela||Friendly|
|22.||3 September 2010||Costa Rica|
|24.||7 September 2010||Trinidad and Tobago|
|25.||17 November 2010||Honduras|
|26.||7 June 2011||Ford Field, Detroit||Guadeloupe||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|27.||14 June 2011||Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City||Canada|
|28.||19 June 2011||RFK Stadium, Washington||El Salvador|
|29.||10 August 2011||Estadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera, Santa Cruz||Bolivia||Friendly|
|31.||6 September 2011||Estadio Nacional de Fútbol, Managua||Nicaragua||2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|32.||7 October 2011||Windsor Park, Roseau||Dominica|
|33.||11 October 2011||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Nicaragua|
|35.||26 March 2013||Honduras|
|36.||11 October 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City||Mexico|
|37.||15 October 2013||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||United States|
|38.||31 March 2015||Costa Rica||Friendly|
|39.||10 July 2015||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough||Honduras||2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|40.||19 July 2015||MetLife Stadium, New York City||Trinidad and Tobago|
|41.||17 November 2015||Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City||Costa Rica||2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|42.||8 January 2016||Cuba||Copa América Centenario play-off|
|43.||6 September 2016||Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José||Costa Rica||2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
- "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 July 2018. p. 20.
- Tejada jugará con el Al Ain Club's - Crítica (in Spanish)
- Tejada firmó con el Once Caldas - Panamá América (in Spanish)
- Luis Tejada cerca de volver a Plaza Amador - Panamá América (in Spanish)
- Luis Tejada stats – ESPN Soccernet
- Real Salt Lake releases Tejada - ESPN
- "Matador" Tejada posible refuerzo del River Plate
- El Matador Tejada pasa a Millonarios - La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Luis Tejada con luz verde para debutar con Tauro - La Estrella (in Spanish)
- El “Matador” Tejada será refuerzo en el Juan Aurich Peruano - Panama Futbol (in Spanish)
- Luis Tejada reforzará al Veracruz - PanamaFutbol (in Spanish)
- "César Vallejo: Luis Tejada regresa al fútbol peruano" (in Spanish). Perú.com. 19 December 2013. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014.
- "Player walks off pitch in Peru after being subject to racist abuse from fans". The Guardian. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
- Luis Carlos Tejada Hansell - Goals in International Matches - RSSSF
- Luis Tejada – FIFA competition record
- Luis Carlos Tejada Hansell - Goals in International Matches