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Yashir Pinto

Yashir Pinto

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Chile
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1991
  • Age: 26
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Yashir Armando Pinto Islame (born February 6, 1991) is a Palestinian footballer who plays for Curicó Unido as a striker. He is of Palestinian descent through his maternal grandfather.

He was born Santiago, Chile. Pinto made his professional debut in Primera División de Chile on June 28, 2008 in an away match against Deportes Melipilla where Colo-Colo won 2-0. His first goal was against Fernandez Vial in the Colo-Colo victory of 4–2 in a match corresponding to the 2008 Copa Chile.
On February 24, 2012, Pinto was loaned to FC Edmonton of the North American Soccer League on a season-long loan.

Pinto was included in the Chile squad that played against Mexico in the Estadio Azteca on 16 May 2010, replacing the injured Esteban Paredes.
In 2016, while playing in Curicó Unido, Pinto made his debut for the Palestinian national team. He was selected in Palestine's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Timor-Leste on 29 March 2016. Pinto scored two goals in his debut. 


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