Luis Carlos “Matador” Tejada Hansell, a professional football player from Panama who plays as a striker for Molinos El Pirata, was born on March 28, 1982.
He was included in Panama’s 23-man roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May of that year.
Luis Tejada Bio/Wiki
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Tejada made his professional soccer debut with Tauro in the neighborhood league. He made an excellent impact there and soon after traveled to Colombia to play for Deportes Tolima. After a stellar performance in the Gold Cup, he was later transferred to first division team Envigado in 2004 and left for the United Arab Emirates.
He agreed to a three-year contract in 2005 that would carry him to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. He did not, however, produce the same results he did in the Gold Cup, which is why he left the AFC Champions League soon after it ended and went back to Panama.
Upon his return to Panama, he joined Plaza Amador, one of the top clubs in the regional football league, in the ANAPROF Clausura tournament, albeit he only took part in a select few games. Because of his subpar fitness, he was given the moniker “el gordito (fatty)”.
As his form improved, he traveled to Colombia, where he briefly played for the former Copa Libertadores winners Once Caldas, from whom he was released due to conduct issues. Then, to play for Plaza Amador, he went back to Panama.
Tejada was signed by Major League Soccer team Real Salt Lake on December 12th, 2006, for the 2007 campaign. However, he only saw action for two minutes over the course of five games. Though he soon signed with the Colombian team América de Cali. He did not play much when he returned to the Panamanian team Tauro. During his brief tenure in Panama, he scored 4 goals.
Tejada made his international debut for Panama in a friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago in June 2001. As of August 1, 2015, he had earned 88 caps for Panama and had scored 40 goals, moving him just ahead of Blas Pérez in the all-time goalscoring standings. Tejada has played for his country in 24 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. In a World Cup 2006 qualifying encounter against Mexico in March 2005, Tejada scored a goal from an overhead kick to draw the game 1:1 for Panama. Fox Sports selected this goal as the year’s top goal.
In the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, Tejada guided Panama to a runner-up finish to the United States. He finished with three goals to tie for the tournament’s most goals, but regrettably, he missed his penalty kick in the final shootout against the United States. As a result of his efforts, he was voted the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Tejada now holds the record for most goals scored in Panamanian history.
- Peruvian First Division: 2011
- CONCACAF Gold Cup MVP: 2005
- CONCACAF Gold Cup Best XI: 2005
- CONCACAF Gold Cup Top Goalscorer: 2005
Luis Tejada Net Worth
The range of Luis Tejada’s net worth or income is thought to be between $6 Million. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.
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Luis Tejada FIFA 22 Stats
In FIFA 22, Luis Tejada has an overall rating of 68 and his potential is also 68.
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He is currently 41 years old (as of 2023).
He is 185 cm tall.
He plays as a forward.
After his transfer to Potros del Este, his net worth is $6 Million (as of 2023).