Player Details


Samuel Armenteros


5' 10"


181 lbs

Date of Birth

5.27.1990 (34)


Gothenburg, Sweden



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Career Summary

2018: Made his 19th start of 2018, playing 66 minutes in a 2-1 loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Oct. 28 ... Started, logging 82 minutes in a 3-2 loss at Minnesota United FC on Sept. 22 ... Started and played 84 minutes in a 3-2 win over Columbus Crew SC on Sept. 19 ... Played 15 minutes off the bench in a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 8 ... Made his sixth consecutive start in a 2-0 win over Toronto FC on Aug. 29 ... Started in a 1-0 loss to Seattle Sounders FC on Aug. 26 ... Logged 90 minutes 3-0 loss at Sporting KC on Aug. 18 ... Scored his eighth goal of the season in a 4-1 loss against D.C. United on Aug. 15 ... Started and played 45 minutes in a 2-1 loss against Vancouver on Aug. 11 ... Scored a fourth goal in his last four games in a 2-2 draw against Montreal on July 21, extending his season tally to seven ... Made an appearance in a 3-2 loss against LAFC in the Open Cup on July 18 ... Started in a 0-0 draw against LAFC on July 15 ... Scored a brace in a 2-1 win over San Jose on July 7 ... Scored his fourth goal in a 3-2 win over Seattle Sounders FC on June 30 ... Recorded his fifth start in a 1-1 draw against Atlanta United on June 24 ... Made his first U.S. Open Cup appearance, playing 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over the Galaxy on June 15 ... Became the first Timbers player to win back-to-back MLS Goal of the Week honors (May 19-26) ... Scored his first MLS brace in a 3-2 win over Colorado on May 26 ... Scored his first career MLS goal in a 2-1 win over LAFC on May 19 ... Tallied his first career MLS assist in a 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC on May 13 ... Logged his second MLS start in a 3-2 loss against Orlando City on April 8 ... Recorded his first MLS start in a 4-0 loss against the Red Bulls on March 10 ... Made his MLS debut, playing 18 minutes in a 2-1 loss against the Galaxy on March 4.

Samuel Armenteros joined Portland with over 200 professional appearances in Europe since making his debut as a 19-year-old with Dutch side Heracles Almelo, appearing in a 3-2 win over Roda JC on Nov. 28, 2009. A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Armenteros played five seasons for Heracles (2009-13, 2016-17). During the 2016-17 campaign for Heracles, Armenteros tallied 22 goals in 32 appearances across all competitions. Armenteros joined newly promoted Serie A side Benevento Calcio for the 2017-18 season, recording one goal in nine appearances.

After his first stint with Heracles (2009-13), where he made 109 appearances (86 starts) and registered 32 goals, Armenteros joined Belgian club Anderlecht (2013-15), where he made seven appearances, tallying a goal and an assist and helping his side to back-to-back Belgian First Division championships (2012-13, 2013-14). While with Anderlecht, Armenteros went on loan with Dutch club Feyenoord for the 2013-14 Eredivisie campaign, where he made 19 appearances and tallied one goal, while also appearing in two Europa League matches. A subsequent loan spell at Dutch side Willem II for the 2014-15 Eredivisie season saw Armenteros make 29 appearances (29 starts), registering 11 goals.

In September 2015, Armenteros signed with Qarabağ FK of the Azerbaijan Premier League, making 32 appearances (21 starts) across all competitions, recording 11 goals and helping his side claim the Azerbaijan Premier League title and the Azerbaijan Cup. Armenteros made six starts for Qarabağ in the 2015-16 Europa League, scoring against Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in a 1-1 draw on Nov. 5, 2015.

At the international level, Armenteros has earned two caps for the Sweden Men’s National Team, scoring the game-tying goal in the 81st minute on his debut in a 1-1 draw against Norway on June 13, 2017. In his most recent appearance for Sweden, Armenteros came on as a second-half substitute in a 2018 World Cup Qualifying match against Bulgaria on Aug. 31, 2017. Additionally, Armenteros has featured for Sweden at the U-17, U-19 and U-21 levels. 

Armenteros will occupy an international spot on the Timbers roster.