Luis Tejada

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Luis Tejada
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Surname Luis Carlos Tejada Hansell
birthday March 28, 1982
place of birth Panama CityPanama
size 182 cm
position striker
Years station Games (goals) 1
2000-2004 Tauro FC
2003 Deportes Tolima 2 0(0)
2004-2005 Envigado FC 22 0(8)
2005 Al Ain Club 15 0(4)
2006 Once Caldas 3 0(0)
2006 CD Plaza Amador 30 (19)
2007 Real Salt Lake 1 0(0)
2007-2008 America de Cali 30 (16)
2008-2009 Los Millonarios CD 25 0(1)
2009 Tauro FC 30 0(4)
2010–2012 Juan Aurich 93 (48)
2012-2013 Deportivo Toluca 24 0(7)
2013 →  CD Veracruz  (loan) 12 0(2)
2014 CD Universidad César Vallejo 26 (11)
2015-2016 Juan Aurich 58 (39)
2017 Universitario de Deportes 37 (18)
2018 Sport boys 30 (16)
2019 Pirata FC 25 0(6)
2020 Unión Deportivo Universitario 6 0(8)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2001– Panama 108 (43)
1 Only league games are given.
As of March 7, 2020

2 As of June 28, 2018

Luis Carlos Tejada Hansell (born March 28, 1982 in Panama City ) is a Panamanian football player . After various positions in Colombia, Mexico and Peru, he is now back in his home country for Unión Deportivo Universitario and is Panama's record scorer .


The striker initially played for Tauro FC in his home country and for Envigado FC and Deportes Tolima in Colombia . In 2005 he moved to Al Ain Club in the United Arab Emirates . With Al Ain Club he took part in the AFC Champions League . His team reached the final of this competition, which they lost to Al-Ittihad from Saudi Arabia . Although Tejada had signed a three-year deal, he was dropped from the squad at the end of the season.

In 2006 he moved back to Panama to Plaza Amador , one of the best teams in the country. But he only played a few games for the five-time champion. Condition problems threw him back again and again and he got the nickname "el gordito" (fat).

After recovering from his fitness problems, he made a brief stint at the Colombian football club Once Caldas . At the end of 2006, he moved back to Plaza Amador after he had been fired from the former Copa Libertadores winner due to disciplinary problems. In December 2006 he signed a contract with the US first division club Real Salt Lake and played in Major League Soccer from the 2007 season . There he was soon deleted from the squad and first moved to Tauro FC in Panama and from there to América de Cali in Colombia. He then played for CD Los Millonarios and then went to Tauro FC for the third time. From January 2010 to September 2012 he played in Peru for the Juan Aurich club . After engagements in Mexico with Deportivo Toluca and CD Veracruz , he went back to Peru, where he played for several clubs, including Juan Aurich again. In February 2020 he returned to his homeland.

National team

Tejada has played in the Panamanian national soccer team since 2001 . He and his team took part in the qualifications for the 2006 , 2010 , 2014 and 2018 World Championships as well as the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2005 , CONCACAF Gold Cup 2009 , CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011 and CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015 , as well as the Copa América Centenario 2016 . The highlight of his career was participating in the 2018 World Cup , for which Panama was able to qualify for the first time and in which he had two appearances. In qualifying, he played his 100th international match on March 24, 2017 . With 43 goals he is the record scorer in Panama.

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