Edson Castillo Garcia has certainly caught the attention of Kaizer Chiefs fans since his arrival. As a talented midfielder, he possesses impressive skills that have helped the team in their performances.
Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Molefi Ntseki has also praised the Venezuelan player saying “ we saw a player that we need at the club because we needed someone with authority and confidence on the ball,” as reported by SABC sport.
Let’s take a closer look at Castillo with five exciting facts about this star player.
1. Early life and birthplace: Edson Castillo Garcia was born on May 18, 1994, in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. He is currently 29 years old.
2. Professional football debut: Castillo made his debut at the young age of 16 in the Primera division of Venezuela. This shows his immense talent and passion for the sport from a very young age.
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3. International experience: Castillo has represented his country in the prestigious 2021 Copa America, playing against Brazil. He has six caps for the national team, which is an impressive achievement.
4. Career goal score: Castillo has scored a total of 23 goals since his debut in 2010. It’s an incredible accomplishment for a midfielder who is well-known for his defensive play and his ability to create chances for his teammates.
5. Joining the Glamour Boys: Castillo is the third Venezuelan to play for Kaizer Chiefs. He has followed in the footsteps of two other prominent Venezuelan players, Jose Torrelba and Leandro Perez, who made a name for themselves in the team in recent years.
He is undoubtedly a valuable asset to the team, and fans are excited to see what he has to offer this season.
His contribution as an attacking-minded midfielder, combined with his excellent defensive capabilities, will provide a crucial balance to the Soweto giants who are looking to reclaim their glory days.
Kaizer Chiefs fans have every reason to be excited about the talent of this Venezuelan midfielder.