Mario Montoya (footballer)

Mario Arnoldo Montoya (born in El Salvador) was a Salvadoran footballer.

Mario Montoya
Personal information
Full name Mario Arnoldo Montoya
Place of birth El Salvador
Position(s) striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Atlético España
1953–1954 Juventud Olímpica
National team
1953–1954 El Salvador 17 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

A free-kick specialist, Montoya played for Atlético España, Juventud Olímpica and others between 1947 and 1957.[1]

International careerEdit

Nicknamed Marilet,[2] Montoya was part of the national team that won the 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games. Alongside the famous Juan Francisco Barraza, he scored three goals during the tournament.[3] He also scored twice against Panama a year earlier at the CCCF Championship.[4]

RetirementEdit

After retiring he became a salesman of birdcages.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LOS 11 A GALARDONAR Archived 2007-04-28 at the Wayback Machine - La Prensa Gráfica (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Los atletas del siglo Archived 2001-11-09 at the Wayback Machine - El Diario de Hoy (in Spanish)
  3. ^ EL SALVADOR CAMPEON DE FUTBOL DE VII JUEGOS - El Balón Cuscatleco (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Salvador en Copa CCCF y NORCECA - El Balón Cuscatleco (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Marilet Montoya Vendedor de trinos - El Diario de Hoy (in Spanish)

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