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Nelson Barahona

Personal information
Full nameNelson Alberto Barahona Collins
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7.3 in)
Playing positionAttacking Midfielder
Club information
Current clubCaracas FC

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Nelson Barahona (born 22 November 1987 in Colón) is a Panamanian football attacking midfielder. He currently plays for the Primera Division Venezolana side Caracas FC in Venezuela.

He made his debut for the Panama in 22 August 2007 against Guatemala and was part of the Panama U-20 squad that participated in the 2007 FIFA World Youth Cup in Canada. He scored Panama's only goal of the tournament against Czech Republic.

Barahona played numerous of years in Árabe Unido's youth team before in 2007 making his debut with the senior team. After having numerous good appearances with the club and the Panama youth team he moved to uruguayan side Fénix. Russo made his league debut with Fénix as a second half substitute on 27 February 2008 against Nacional. Unfortunately, Fénix where relegated and Barahona returned to ANAPROF side Árabe Unido where he was crowned champion of the ANAPROF Clausura 2008.

On 2009 Barahona was part of the national team that won the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup in Honduras.

On 28 February 2009 Barahona signed a 1 year loan contract with Colombian side Atlético Huila making him the second Panamanian in team after Amilcar Henriquez was signed in December 2008. He played his last game for Árabe Unido on 27 February 2009.

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