Edson Castillo: Biography, Salary, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Career and Lifestyle
Published by Thekasiboy on August 14, 2023
Today we look deep in to Kaizer Chiefs FC midfielder, Edson Castillo. Hitting the nail on the head, we start here;
Who is Edson Castillo?
Edson Daniel Castillo García is a Venezuelan footballer who plays as a midfielder for Kaizer Chiefs FC.
What about his age?
The Kaizer Chiefs FC and Venezuela midfielder was born on the 18th of May 1994. As from August 2023, Edson Castillo is 29 years old.
Is he married?
Yes, Edson Castillo has married.
His football career?
Edson Castillo began his career at Mineros, made his debut in the Venezuelan Primera División at the age of 16, against Aragua on 17 October 2010.
In June 2016, Castillo moved to Azerbaijan Premier League side Neftchi Baku.
In July 2017, Neftchi Baku announced that Castillo had moved back to Mineros on loan until the end of 2017.
On 18 December 2017, Neftchi Baku announced that they had parted ways with Castillo by mutual consent.
In July 2023, Castillo signed for South African Premier Division side Kaizer Chiefs on a two-year deal. He made his debut in a 0–0 draw with Chippa United on 6 August.
Edson Castilloʼs first goal at Kaizer Chiefs
Veteran defender Marc van Heerden struck first for City, but Cape Town’s own former Stellenbosch FC forward, Ashley du Preez, swiftly responded, bringing equilibrium to the pulse-racing match, which Amakhosi were desperate to win, given their start of the season.
Molefi Ntseki, operating as the Head of Technical and Youth Academy, a title that comes with significant responsibility, the former Bafana Bafana mentor is aware of the pressure in being Amakhosi boss.
His tenure could not have started any worse, with a goalless draw against Chippa United, a match in which they should have collected maximum points.
At the same time, in a midweek clash against rivals and defending DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns, they fell short, losing 2-1 due to their defensive frailties.
In Cape Town, however, Chiefs, with the majority of the fan support surging them on, came out the better side in the opening minutes, knowing how important this cup tie is for the team.
Pule Mmodi would rue an early counterattacking chance, which Du Preez laid on a platter for his team-mate with just veteran Darren Keet to beat, but his first touch let him down, and the goalkeeper collected it with ease.
A minute later, Mmodi could have given the Chiefs fans something to roar about again, but instead, he flustered under pressure, losing his composure and driving his foot through the ball, which skied over the crossbar.
City breathed a sigh of relief and seized the initiative in the 23rd minute and responded, having weathered the initial onslaught from the Chiefs. Unexpectedly, Van Heerden found the net with a header, the ball sneaking over the line following Chiefs’ struggle to clear their lines from a corner.
Despite Chiefs captain and goalkeeper Brandon Petersen’s attempt to keep the ball in play, the linesman on the far side had already signalled that the entire ball had indeed crossed the line.
Eric Tinkler’s charges could have doubled their lead through Khanyiso Mayo, who opted to stay at the club despite offers from the likes of Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns, but the 24-year-old floated his striker over the bar.
It was an opportunity City would rue for the rest of the game as Chiefs equalised moments later.
Du Preez left the defence in his wake like a bolt of lightning, racing ahead with a flawlessly placed through ball from ex-City midfielder Mduduzi Mdantsane. He calmly slipped the ball between Keet’s legs with remarkable composure to bring about the much-needed equalizing goal.
Much of the high-tempo action remained in the second half, but goals were non-existent.
Tinkler and Ntseki looked to their bench for inspiration, and Taariq Fielies, Tshegofatso Nyama, Njabulo Ngcobo, Christian Saile, and striker Ranga Chivaviro came on for their respective teams.
The pivotal moment emerged from the visiting team as Castillo provided the finishing flourish to a seemingly lifeless cross, ingeniously slipping the ball between the legs of Keet, securing Nsteki’s inaugural victory as the boss of Amakhosi.
At the final whistle, Ntseki celebrated joyously with the substitutes bench and technical team, as his Chiefs side now joins Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates in the semi-finals, who beat Moroka Swallows and Sekhukhune United, respectively.
Castillo played with U-17 at Sudamericana sub-17 in Ecuador and with U-20 at Sudamericana sub-20 in Argentina.
He made his debut for Venezuela national football team on 13 June 2021, in the 2021 Copa América opening game against Brazil. He substituted Cristian Cásseres Jr. in the 83rd minute as Venezuela lost 0–3.
Net worth and salary?
The Venezuelan midfielder is yet to reveal his net worth or salary, however, his net worth is estimated to be around R3 million.
His monthly salary at Kaizer Chiefs is also believed to be around R150 000.00.
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