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 16,923 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 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 (1979 - )

With an HPI of 56.80, David Suazo is the most famous Honduran 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. 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. Carlos Pavón (1973 - )

With an HPI of 53.78, Carlos Pavón is the 2nd most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 29 different languages.

Carlos Alberto Pavón Plummer (born 9 October 1973 in El Progreso) is a retired Honduran football striker. He is most prominently related to Real España of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras and is Honduras' all-time national team goalscorer.

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3. Saúl Martínez (1976 - )

With an HPI of 53.67, Saúl Martínez is the 3rd most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 48 different languages.

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

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4. Héctor Zelaya (1958 - )

With an HPI of 51.20, Héctor Zelaya is the 4th most famous Honduran 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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5. Amado Guevara (1976 - )

With an HPI of 51.16, Amado Guevara is the 5th most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 28 different languages.

Amado Guevara (born 2 May 1976) is a Honduran former professional football player 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 51.04, Noel Valladares is the 6th most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 32 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. Édgar Álvarez (1980 - )

With an HPI of 49.33, Édgar Álvarez is the 7th most famous Honduran 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.

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8. Julio César de León (1979 - )

With an HPI of 48.99, Julio César de León is the 8th most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Julio César de León Dailey (American Spanish: [ˈxuljo ˈsesaɾ ðe leˈon]; born 13 September 1979) is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for Olancho F.C. in the Honduran Liga Nacional de Ascenso as a midfielder. He is known for being a free-kick specialist and was an important key for the Honduras national football team.

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9. Carlo Costly (1982 - )

With an HPI of 48.19, Carlo Costly is the 9th most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 31 different languages.

Carlo Yaír Costly Molina (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾlo ˈkostli]; born 18 July 1982) is a Honduran professional footballer who plays as a striker for Liga Nacional team Platense F.C. He was a member of the Honduras national football team until after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Prior to coming to Europe, he played with Platense where he was the top scorer of the Honduras Apertura in 2006–07.

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10. Walter Martínez (1982 - 2019)

With an HPI of 47.60, Walter Martínez is the 10th most famous Honduran Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Walter Julián Martínez Ramos (28 March 1982 – 11 August 2019) was a Honduran professional footballer who played as a striker.

Pantheon has 44 people classified as soccer players born between 1958 and 1996. Of these 44, 41 (93.18%) 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 Walter Martínez, Juan Carlos García, and Arnold Peralta. As of October 2020, 3 new soccer players have been added to Pantheon including Héctor Zelaya, Alberth Elis, and Bryan Acosta.

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