Russia 2018: Luis Tejada is scoring in Peru

Luis Tejada
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Striker Luis Tejada continues leaving his mark in Peruvian soccer, where this weekend he scored his fifth goal in six games for the sport Boys team, who lost 3-2 against Municipal in the Summer Tournament.

Despite the defeat, Tejada can celebrate his effectiveness and the regularity that allows him to be in the group convened by the national coach, Hernán Darío "Bolillo" Gómez, who intends to bring the best players to the 2018 Russia World Cup.

Tejada, 35, is the top scorer of the national team with 43 goals, and was one of the keys of the historical qualifiers to the World Cup, so he has no intention of losing the trip to Russia.

In recent statements for Peruvian newspaper La República, when asked about his life expectations after achieving the World Cup qualifiers, the player said he wanted “the qualifiers of the World Cup helps respect Panamanian Soccer internationally. Personally I will continue to have more achievements and one of them is being awarded the title with Sport Boys".

He also said that "we are a small team seen by everybody and that according to many it has not possibility to win, but we do not pay attention to that and we cling to the illusion of being the surprise team in Russia".

Luis Tejada, born in Panama City on March 28, 1982, is a striker who began his career at Tauro FC in 2001. He played for the Al-Ain of the United Arab Emirates, the Colombians Deportes Tolima, Envigado, América de Cali, Millonarios and Once Caldas; in Mexico, he played with Deportivo Toluca and Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz; He played with the Real Salt Lake of American soccer; and in Peru he has worn the colors of Juan Aurich, César Vallejo University, University of Sports and Sport Boys.

 His best individual performances in 2005 include awards as the highest scorer and Most Valuable Player of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2011, when he was the top scorer of the Peruvian first division and won the title with Juan Aurich.

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