|Full name||Carlos Alberto Pavón Plummer|
|Date of birth||9 October 1973|
|Place of birth||El Progreso, Honduras|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1990–1992||Real España Reservas|
|1994–1995||→ Toluca (loan)||17||(7)|
|1995||→ San Luis (loan)||11||(4)|
|1996||→ Valladolid (loan)||9||(0)|
|2007||Los Angeles Galaxy||18||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2007-10-21|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2010-06-16
Pavón began his career at the age of 18 in his native Honduras with Real España on 30 May 1992 against Platense in the 1992 Honduran Cup, the final score was 1-1. While with Real España, Pavón won four Honduran league championships, as well as leading the league in scoring.
Pavón then played in Mexico for seven successive years, except for a short stint in Spain. He played for Morelia in the Mexican Primera División, winning the 2000 Clausura with the club. He has also played for Toluca, San Luis, Correcaminos, Necaxa, Cruz Azul, and Celaya, where he led the Mexican Second Division in scoring.
Major League SoccerEdit
On 19 June 2007, he signed a deal to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy.  He scored twice in the away match against New York Red Bulls on 18 August 2007, both coming from David Beckham assists. The match attracted 66,000 fans, the highest attendance ever recorded for a Bulls game. Pavón was waived at the end of the season.
Despite other offers from MLS teams, he went back to Real Club España in Honduras for 2008. After being released, he signed on with the struggling Club Necaxa of the Primera División de México. He made his debut for Necaxa on 1 March 2009 after only one training session with the club. He started the match and assisted both goals in their 2-2 draw with Club Santos Laguna.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Honduras||League||Cup||League Cup||North America||Total|
|1992–93||Real España||Honduran national league||31||10||6||3||2||1||39||14|
Pavón made his debut for Honduras in a July 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against the USA and has earned a total of 101 caps, scoring a Honduran record 57 goals. He has represented his country in 37 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 2008 Summer Olympics and in only 1 game at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
On 19 October 2009, the IFFHS had a vote for the 2009 "world's most popular football player award". The candidates consisted of 115 currently active players from 68 countries in all six football continents. Votes were cast at the IFFHS website until 2 January 2010 with Carlos Pavón being the winner.
His final international was a June 2010 FIFA World Cup match against Chile. After participating in the World Cup through pain, it was discovered Pavón had a hernia. His future in football was in limbo, as a result of the injury.
Honours and awardsEdit
- C.D. Real Espana
- Monarcas Morelia
- Mexico Primera División A top scorer (1): Verano 1997 (shared with Ángel Lemus)
- Honduran Footballer of the Year (1): 2009
- IFFHS Most Popular Player Award (1): 2009
- CONCACAF Gold Cup Top Goalscorer (1): 2007
- Top goalscorers in Liga Nacional de Honduras (1): 2006–07 C
- All-time Top Scorer of Honduras National Football Team: 58 goals
- All-time Top Scorer of Real España: 72 goals
He is the son of Costa Rican Allard Plummer, who played for Marathón in the 1970s and Blanca Nieves Pavón Macedo. He is married to Emy Diana James de Pavón and they have two sons, Carlos and André. His son Carlos Alberto Plummer James was enlisted by Real España in 2011.
- Carlos Alberto Pavón - Century of International Appearances - RSSSF
- Desafíe a Ismael Archived 3 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine - La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Necaxa ficha al hondureño Carlos Pavón - FIFA (in Spanish)
- Carlos Pavón también es comentarista deportivo Archived 20 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine - La Tribuna (in Spanish)
- Sombra Voladora, el fútbol te extrañará - La Prensa-.hn
- Carlos Pavón – FIFA competition record
- UNCAF Tournament 1995 - RSSSF
- Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 1999 - Details[permanent dead link] - RSSSF
- Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2001 - Details - RSSSF
- UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2009 - Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1993 - Full Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1998 - Full Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2000 - Full Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 - Full Details - RSSSF
- Carlos Alberto Pavón - Century of International Appearances
- Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Emy de Pavón: “Nadie me va a creer, pero en casa manda Carlos - La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Real España inscribe a hijo de Carlos Pavón - La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Pavón y las Naciones Unidas contra violencia de la mujer - La Tribuna (in Spanish)
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