2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Adolfo MACHADO

Age
34
Height
183.0 cm
Date of Birth 14 February 1985
International Caps
77
International Goals
1

Adolfo Machado is a versatile defender as adept at centre-back as he is at right-back, and one of the most experienced members of the Panama squad. Nevertheless, despite making his international debut a decade ago, he was not called up for several years and did not feature at all during 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying, even though he was a regular on the road to South Africa 2010.

However, his hard work and performances for Houston Dynamo - where he has been for the last two years - have paid dividends and Panama head coach Hernan Dario Gomez recalled him recently. Nicknamed 'La Muralla' (The Wall), his robust style means he is extremely difficult to beat.