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Full name  Fidel Escobar Mendieta
2012–2013  San Francisco
Weight  74 kg
Years  Team
Height  1.81 m
Playing position  Defender
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Panama
Name  Fidel Escobar

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Date of birth  (1995-01-09) January 9, 1995 (age 20)
Current teams  Panama national football team (Defender), Sporting San Miguelito (#21 / Defender)

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Fidel Escobar Mendieta (born 9 January 1995 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian footballer who currently plays for the New York Red Bulls on loan from Sporting San Miguelito.

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San Francisco

Born in Panama City, Escobar graduated from San Francisco's youth setup, and made his senior debut during the 2012–13 campaign, aged only 18. During the next season he established himself as a first team regular making 14 starts and scoring one goal. On 26 October 2013, Escobar scored his first goal for Los Monjes in a 2-0 victory over Chorrillo.

Sporting San Miguelito

After impressing with San Francisco, Escobar was signed by Sporting San Miguelito for the 2014 Clausura season. He made 14 appearances scoring one goal in his first season at the club. On 16 March 2014, Escobar scored his first goal with San Miguelito in a 2-2 draw with Alianza. In his two and a half seasons with the club Escobar made 65 league appearances scoring six goals.

Sporting B

As a result of his impressive play with his club and at the Under-20 World Cup Escobar received the attention of European clubs. During July 2016, Escobar was sent on loan with an option to buy to Sporting Clube de Portugal's reserve side Sporting B. Escobar made his debut for Sporting B on 6 August 2016 playing the entire match in a 1-2 loss to Portimonense S.C.. In January 2017, Escobar attempted to terminate his contract with Sporting in search of other opportunities and was threatened with legal action by the Portuguese side. Escobar eventually apologized to the club and was reinstated for the second half of the season. He made his return to the side on 15 April 2017, starting in a 2-0 victory over União da Madeira.

New York Red Bulls

On 27 July 2017 it was announced that Escobar was joining New York Red Bulls on an 18-month loan.

International career

Escobar played at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. He made his debut in the competition on 30 May 2015 scoring an 84th minute equalizer in a 2-2 draw against heavily favored side Argentina.

Escobar made his senior debut for Panama in a February 2015 friendly match against the United States.

International goals

Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.

Career statistics

As of 9 September 2017

Honours

Panama U20

Runners-up

  • CONCACAF U-20 Championship: 2015
  • References

    Fidel Escobar Wikipedia


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