The Most Famous

SOCCER PLAYERS from Honduras

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This page contains a list of the greatest Soccer Players. The pantheon dataset contains 16,880 Soccer Players, 44 of which were born in Honduras. This makes Honduras the birth place of the 56th most number of Soccer Players behind Iceland and Estonia.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Soccer Players of all time. This list of famous 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 Soccer Players.

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1. David Suazo (1979 - )

With an HPI of 43.29, David Suazo is the most famous Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 40 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, currently in charge as manager of Serie D club Carbonia. Suazo played more than 300 league games and scored over 100 league goals in Italy during a span of 13 years.

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2. Porfirio Armando Betancourt (1957 - 2021)

With an HPI of 42.68, Porfirio Armando Betancourt is the 2nd most famous Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

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

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3. Carlos Pavón (1973 - )

With an HPI of 40.27, Carlos Pavón is the 3rd most famous 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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4. Saúl Martínez (1976 - )

With an HPI of 39.51, Saúl Martínez is the 4th most famous Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 46 different languages.

Saúl Asael Martínez Álvarez (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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5. Amado Guevara (1976 - )

With an HPI of 37.47, Amado Guevara is the 5th most famous Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 28 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. Noel Valladares (1977 - )

With an HPI of 36.40, Noel Valladares is the 6th most famous Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 33 different languages.

Noel Eduardo Valladares Bonilla (born 3 May 1977 in Comayagua, Honduras) 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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7. Héctor Zelaya (1958 - )

With an HPI of 36.00, Héctor Zelaya is the 7th most famous Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Héctor Ramón Zelaya Rivera (born 12 August 1958) is a retired Honduran football player.

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8. José Figueroa (1959 - 2020)

With an HPI of 35.72, José Figueroa is the 8th most famous Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 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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9. Maynor Figueroa (1983 - )

With an HPI of 34.80, Maynor Figueroa is the 9th most famous Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 38 different languages.

Maynor Alexis Figueroa Róchez (born 2 May 1983) is a Honduran professional footballer who plays as a centre-back and captains the Honduras national team. He is best known for his time at Wigan Athletic, where he made 179 Premier League appearances and won the 2013 FA Cup. Figueroa has made over 180 international appearances since 2003, including appearances at three CONCACAF Gold Cups, two FIFA World Cups and the 2012 Olympics.

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10. Édgar Álvarez (1980 - )

With an HPI of 33.73, Édgar Álvarez is the 10th most famous Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 28 different languages.

Édgar or Edgard Anthony Álvarez Reyes (born 9 January 1980 in Puerto Cortés) is a Honduran former soccer player who last played for Platense in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras.He could play anywhere on the right flank.

Pantheon has 46 people classified as soccer players born between 1957 and 1996. Of these 46, 41 (89.13%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living soccer players include David Suazo, Carlos Pavón, and Saúl Martínez. The most famous deceased soccer players include Porfirio Armando Betancourt, José Figueroa, and Walter Martínez. As of April 2022, 2 new soccer players have been added to Pantheon including Porfirio Armando Betancourt and José Figueroa.

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