Léster Blanco

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Léster Blanco
Personal information
Full name Mark Léster Blanco Pineda
Date of birth (1989-01-17) January 17, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Soyapango, El Salvador
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 20
Youth career
1997–2004 Fútbol Blanco Sport
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Atlético Marte
2005–2006 Telecom FC
2006–2009 Nejapa FC
2008–2009Chalatenango (loan)
2009–2010 Atlético Marte
2010–2013 Isidro Metapán
2012Kongsvinger (loan) 9 (0)
2012–2013Marathón (loan) 14 (6)
2013–2014Real España (loan) 10 (3)
2014 Luis Ángel Firpo 17 (4)
2014 FAS 18 (2)
2014–2015 Atlético Marte 29 (8)
2016 Santa Tecla 45 (12)
2017San Carlos[1] (loan) 8 (1)
2018 Liga de Loja[2]
2018 Isidro Metapán 9 (0)
2019 Deportivo Iztapa 21 (3)
2019– Jicaral 3 (0)
National team
2008–2009 El Salvador U20 6 (3)
2010–2011 El Salvador U21
2011–2012 El Salvador U23 6 (4)
2007–2014 El Salvador 35 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:59, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Mark Léster Blanco Pineda (born January 17, 1989 in Soyapango, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran professional footballer, who plays as a forward for A.D.R. Jicaral.[3][4][5][6]

Club career[edit]

Blanco came through the youth ranks at the Fútbol Blanco Sport, and made his debut at Second Division side Atlético Marte in 2004. After a year and another at Telecom, he joined Nejapa and later moved on to Chalatenango on loan before returning to Atlético Marte. He joined Isidro Metapán for the Clausura 2010.

Blanco was crucial in the Clausura 2010 final of the Primera División, when he scored two of the three goals to give Isidro Metapán their fourth title in its history.[7]

He was on a trial with Norwegian club Kongsvinger in January 2012, and the club wanted to sign Blanco. However, nothing happened until the Norwegian transfer window closed on 31 March, but Kongsvinger announced on 30 May that Blanco would join them on loan from 1 August until the end of the season in November.[8] The club was close to bankruptcy and was not able to sign Lester on a permanent deal.

On January 2, he signed for a season loan with Marathón.[9] He spent the 2012–13 clasura with them.

After he signed another loan deal with Real España. He returned to El Salvador to sign with Luis Ángel Firpo at the end of the season. On July 2014, Blanco signed with FAS for the Apertura 2014.

International career[edit]

Blanco made his debut for El Salvador in an October 2007 friendly match against Costa Rica.

Léster Blanco scored his first goal with El Salvador in March 29, 2011, in a 2–3 loss against Jamaica.

Léster Blanco played in the "2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament" and scored one goal in that event, in a 6–1 victory against Cuba.

In October 7, 2011 Léster Blanco scored a goal that led to a 2–1 victory against Dominican Republic. On November 2, Léster Blanco scored two goals in Suriname's home territory, giving the salvadorans a 1–3 victory.

In March 24, 2012 Léster Blanco scored a goal in an Under 23 victory 4–0 match against Cuba in minute '4 in the game. Léster Blanco scored against USA in an Under 23 match, leaving USA eliminated in the Pre-olympic tournament.



Santa Tecla
Real C.D. España


  1. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/2017/04/12/el-torneo-de-costa-rica-termino-para-lester-blanco
  2. ^ https://www.elgrafico.com/futbol/Lester-Blanco-Tengo-un-buen-representante-pero-yo-tambien-me-he-esforzado-20180208-0011.html
  3. ^ https://us.soccerway.com/players/mark-blanco/90687/
  4. ^ http://www.elsalvador.com/deportes/futbol/438451/equipos-de-primera-division-con-baterias-recargadas/
  5. ^ https://www.elgrafico.com/futbol/Lester-Blanco-jugara-con-el-Audaz-el-Clausura-2018-20180105-0012.html
  6. ^ https://www.elgrafico.com/futbol/Lester-Blanco-espera-debutar-este-sabado-con-el-Loja-ecuatoriano-20180322-0001.html
  7. ^ El Salvador 2009/10 - RSSSF
  8. ^ "Léster Blanco klar for KIL". glomdalen.no (in Norwegian). 30 May 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2013-01-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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