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José Luis Garcés

José Luis Garcés

José Luis Garcés
Birth date: 
September 04, 2013

José Luis Garcés (born 9 May 1981 in Puerto Caimito, La Chorrera) is a Panamanian footballer that currently plays for Liga Panamena de Futbol team San Francisco FC. 

At the club level, Garcés plays in the striker position. He played for clubs in Uruguay, Bulgaria, and Portugal before he returned to Panama because he was not being paid in his club Académica de Coimbra. He later signed a loan deal with Arabian club Al-Ittifaq but later returned to Panama, where he got arrested a couple of times and in April 2011 spent time in jail. He was later released in July 2011 and signed withSan Francisco FC, making his return to football during the CONCACAF Champions League match against Seattle Sounders.

Garcés made his international debut for the Panama national football team in 2000 in a match against Canada. He also participated in the 2009 Gold Cup final for the national team, where he played in all matches.