Tony Beltran

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Tony Beltran
Personal information
Full nameAnthony Benjamin Beltran [1]
Date of birth (1987-10-11) October 11, 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Claremont, California, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Position(s) Right back
Youth career
2005 St. John's Red Storm
2006–2007 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
2007 Los Angeles Storm 3 (0)
2008–2019 Real Salt Lake 245 (1)
2017Real Monarchs (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2007 United States U20 5 (0)
2008 United States U23 2 (0)
2013–2014 United States 3 (0)
Representing Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Winner CONCACAF Gold Cup 2013
Men's Soccer
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of November 4, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 3, 2014

Anthony Benjamin Beltran (born October 11, 1987) is a retired American soccer player who spent nearly all of his entire professional career at Real Salt Lake.



Youth career

Beltran was a two-time Parade All American at Claremont High School. He was also named in the 2004 NSCAA/Adidas High School All-America squad and was a member of the Region IV Olympic Development Program from 2002 to 2005 and captain of the 2004 squad. [2]


Tony Beltran began college playing as forward for St. John's Red Storm playing 21 matches with 10 starts, scoring 2 goals and three assists. For his Sophomore year he transferred to UCLA to play for UCLA Bruins. In his Sophomore year he overcame an early season ankle injury to make 14 appearances He played for two years at UCLA and started all 21 matches of his Junior year and played all but four minutes of the season as right full back and defensive midfielder. [3]


Tony Beltran was selected third in the overall 2008 MLS SuperDraft and made his official Major League Soccer debut on April 12, 2008 against D.C. United. He started 10 of his 15 appearances in his rookie year. [3]

Due to chronic knee issues, Beltran announced his retirement from professional soccer on September 13, 2019. [4]


Beltran was born in the United States and is of Mexican descent. [5] Beltran was the starter for the U-18 team that won the 2005 Milk Cup, started in all five matches in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup with the USMNT progressing to quarter finals. He also made two appearances for the U-23 team in the 2008 Toulon Tournament. [3] He was named to the January 2013 training camp for the USA national team and made his debut in a 0–0 friendly against Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium. [6]

Career statistics


As of December 14, 2014.
Club performanceLeagueCupLeague CupContinentalTotal
USALeague Open Cup MLS Cup CONCACAF Total
2008 Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer 150000000150
2009 230001000240
2010 180001030220
2011 220212040301
2012 320002000340
2013 250415000341
2014 290002000310
2015 310000000310
2016 290000000290
2017 211000000211
2018 0000000000
2019 0000000000
Career total245162130702453


As of December 14, 2014.
National teamYearAppsGoals
United States 201320


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