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Élmer Acevedo
Personal information
Full name Élmer Ángel Acevedo
Date of birth (1949-01-27)27 January 1949
Place of birth Chanmico, La Libertad, El Salvador
Date of death 30 August 2017(2017-08-30) (aged 68)
Place of death Acajutla, Sonsonate, El Salvador
Position(s) striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1971 FAS (47)
National team
El Salvador
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2008

Élmer Ángel Acevedo (27 January 1949 – 30 August 2017) was a footballer from El Salvador.

Club career

Born in La Libertad Department, he moved to study in Santa Ana and joined the youth team of local club FAS, aged 16.

After six years in the first team, Acevedo retired in 1972 due to a serious injury to his left leg.[1]

International career

Acevedo represented El Salvador at the 1968 Olympic Games and in 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification,[2] where he scored in 1 match against Honduras which sparked the infamous Football War. He also was a non-playing member of their 1970 World Cup Finals squad in Mexico.[3]

He died on 30 August 2017, in Acajutla, Sonsonate, El Salvador.[4]


  1. ^ Elmer puso a descansar los tacos Archived 2012-09-30 at the Wayback Machine - El Salvador.com (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Record at FIFA tournaments - FIFA
  3. ^ 1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico - El Salvador squad - FIFA
  4. ^ "Falleció Elmer Acevedo "La Zurda de Oro" - elsalvador.com". elsalvador.com. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.

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