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Salvador Mariona

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Salvador Mariona
Personal information
Full name Salvador Antonio Mariona Rivera
Date of birth (1943-12-27) 27 December 1943 (age 77)
Place of birth Santa Tecla, El Salvador
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962 Mario Calvo
1963 Atlante
1964–1977 Alianza
1977–1978 Platense Zacatecoluca
National team
1965–1975 El Salvador
Teams managed
1978 Platense Zacatecoluca
1979 Alianza
1982 El Salvador (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Salvador Antonio Mariona Rivera (born 27 December 1943 in Santa Tecla, El Salvador) is a retired footballer from El Salvador who played as a defender. At international level, he represented his country at the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.

Club career

Born in Santa Tecla, Mariona moved with his parents to Izalco while still a boy and started a youth swimming career there, in the end winning a silver medal in a 4x100 m relief competition in Puerto Rico. He then began his footballing career at Mario Calvo in the third division and moved up to the Primera División de Fútbol de El Salvador when he joined Atlante.

But he spent the major part of his career at Salvadoran giants Alianza and also played for Platense Zacatecoluca, after which he retired in 1977 and became a coach.[1]

International career

Nicknamed Chamba, he was selected to represent El Salvador for ten years and featured in qualifying and playing in the 1970 World Cup.[2]


After football, Salvador Mariona worked as an insurance salesman and gained enough experience to found Desarrollo, SA which quickly became AIG Unión y Desarrollo, SA. Mariona was the Chief Executive of his beloved Alianza[3] after taking over in 2005.

Personal life

He is married to Floridalma Palacios and the couple have 5 children.


  1. ^ Salvador Mariona gigante de ébano - El Diario de Hoy (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Salvador MarionaFIFA competition record (archived)
  3. ^ Junta Directiva Archived 2011-05-24 at the Wayback Machine - Alianza

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