The Most Famous

SOCCER PLAYERS from Honduras

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This page contains a list of the greatest Honduran Soccer Players. The pantheon dataset contains 21,273 Soccer Players, 46 of which were born in Honduras. This makes Honduras the birth place of the 59th most number of Soccer Players behind Georgia, and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Honduran Soccer Players of all time. This list of famous Honduran Soccer Players is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Honduran Soccer Players.

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1. David Suazo (b. 1979)

With an HPI of 45.67, David Suazo is the most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 41 different languages on wikipedia.

Óscar David Suazo Velázquez (born 5 November 1979) is a Honduran retired professional footballer turned coach who played as a striker. Suazo played more than 300 league games and scored over 90 league goals in Italy during a span of 12 seasons.

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2. Carlos Pavón (b. 1973)

With an HPI of 42.20, Carlos Pavón is the 2nd most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 30 different languages.

Carlos Alberto Pavón Plummer (born 9 October 1973) is a Honduran former professional footballer who played as a striker. He is regarded as one of the best Honduran footballers in history, and by most as the nation's greatest player ever. Most prominently affiliated with Real España, he has made over 200 appearances for Los Aurinegros in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras, and is Honduras' all-time leading national team goalscorer.

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3. Saúl Martínez (b. 1976)

With an HPI of 40.93, Saúl Martínez is the 3rd most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 46 different languages.

Saúl Asael Martínez Álvarez (Latin American Spanish: [saˈul maɾˈtines]; born 29 January 1976) is a Honduran former football forward who last played for USA fourth tier-side Miami United.

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4. Noel Valladares (b. 1977)

With an HPI of 38.77, Noel Valladares is the 4th most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 33 different languages.

Noel Eduardo Valladares Bonilla (born 3 May 1977) is a Honduran former football goalkeeper, who last played for Liga Nacional team Olimpia. Valladares is Honduras' third most capped footballer of all time, after Amado Guevara and Maynor Figueroa.

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5. Amado Guevara (b. 1976)

With an HPI of 38.64, Amado Guevara is the 5th most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 29 different languages.

Amado Guevara (born 2 May 1976) is a Honduran former professional footballer and manager. He was the coach of Puerto Rico from 2018 to 2019. A former midfielder, he is the second all-time cap leader for the Honduras national team seconded by Maynor Figueroa . He was selected as the Best Player of the 2001 Copa América, held in Colombia.

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6. Porfirio Armando Betancourt (1957 - 2021)

With an HPI of 38.59, Porfirio Armando Betancourt is the 6th most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Porfirio Armando Betancourt Carranza (10 October 1957 – 28 July 2021) was a Honduran professional footballer.

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7. José Figueroa (1959 - 2020)

With an HPI of 38.48, José Figueroa is the 7th most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

José Roberto Figueroa Padilla, also known as Macho, (15 December 1959 – 24 May 2020) was a Honduran footballer who played as a forward, in Honduras for F.C. Motagua, C.D.S. Vida and in Spain for Real Murcia and Hércules CF. He also represented Honduras at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

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8. Gilberto Yearwood (b. 1956)

With an HPI of 38.35, Gilberto Yearwood is the 8th most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Gilberto Jerónimo Yearwood (born 15 March 1956) is a Honduran former football player who currently is an Assistant coach of the El Salvador national football team. He is by many regarded as one of Honduras' best players of all time.

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9. Roberto Bailey (1952 - 2019)

With an HPI of 37.84, Roberto Bailey is the 9th most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Roberto James Bailey Sargent (10 August 1952 – 11 June 2019) was a Honduran football forward who played for Honduras in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

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10. Jaime Villegas (b. 1950)

With an HPI of 37.83, Jaime Villegas is the 10th most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Jaime Enrique Villegas Roura (born 5 July 1950) is a Honduran football defender who played for Honduras in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

People

Pantheon has 63 people classified as Honduran soccer players born between 1939 and 2000. Of these 63, 55 (87.30%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living Honduran soccer players include David Suazo, Carlos Pavón, and Saúl Martínez. The most famous deceased Honduran soccer players include Porfirio Armando Betancourt, José Figueroa, and Roberto Bailey. As of April 2024, 16 new Honduran soccer players have been added to Pantheon including Gilberto Yearwood, Roberto Bailey, and Jaime Villegas.

Living Honduran Soccer Players

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Deceased Honduran Soccer Players

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Overlapping Lives

Which Soccer Players were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 7 most globally memorable Soccer Players since 1700.