|Playing position |
Height 1.78 m
Weight 73 kg
Name Antonio Salazar
Career start 2007
|Full name Antonio Salazar Castillo|
Date of birth (1989-02-07) 7 February 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Current team Club Zacatepec (#11 / Forward)
Antonio Salazar Castillo (born February 7, 1989 in Tamaulipas) is a Mexican professional footballer, currently playing as striker for Cimarrones de Sonora in the Ascenso MX.
He made his debut with Chivas on March 18, 2007 against America. This game resulted in a 1-0 victory for America over Chivas. His nickname is "Hulk" because of his strength. Despite having not shown his worthiness at Primera División, he was viewed as Chivas' most promising young forward. Hulk Salazar was top scorer at Copa Chivas 2008. He scored his first goal with Chivas, 15 seconds after he subbed in for Omar Bravo.
Loan to Jaguares de Chiapas & return to Chivas
Hulk signed on loan with Jaguares for the Torneo Bicentenario 2010. After a Great Performance with Jaguares de Chiapas during Copa Santander Libertadoes de America and Clausura 2011, Salazar returned to Chivas de Guadalajara for the Apertura 2011. However, on the Clausura 2012 season, "Hulk" even had minutes with the first team, being on the bench almoust all the time.
Second loan to Jaguares - 2012
With the arrival of new coach John van't Schip, Salazar was not considered into Chivas first team, being loaned to Jaguares for a second time. He scored again with Jaguares against Necaxa in the Copa MX game, making the winning goal.