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Danilo Elvis Turcios Funez (born on 8 May 1978 in Sonaguera, Honduras) is a Honduran former professional football player and current manager of Juticalpa F.C. in the Honduran second division.

Danilo Turcios
Personal information
Full name Danilo Elvis Turcios Funez
Date of birth (1978-05-08) 8 May 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Sonaguera, Honduras
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder/Full-back
Club information
Current team
Juticalpa F.C. (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Universidad 34 (4)
2001 Motagua (2)
2001 Deportivo Maldonado
2002 Defensor Sporting 33 (4)
2003 Peñarol 13 (0)
2003–2004 Tecos UAG 45 (3)
2005–2006 Olimpia
2006–2007 Comunicaciones 15 (1)
2007–2011 Olimpia 83 (9)
2012 Atlanta Silverbacks 13 (0)
2012 Real Sociedad
2013–? UPNFM
National team
1999–2010 Honduras 87 (7)
Teams managed
2019– Juticalpa F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 July 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 July 2012

He was a member of the national squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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Club careerEdit

Nicknamed el Enano (the Dwarf) because of his short build, Turcios began his professional career with Universidad of his native Honduras in 1996, making his debut in the 1997 Apertura,[1] then he played with F.C. Motagua winning his first Honduran championship before moving to Deportivo Maldonado of Uruguay in 2001. After a year with Maldonado, he moved to Defensor Sporting, where he would last even less time, moving later in the year to Peñarol.

Turcios moved on to the Liga MX México Primera División in 2004, signing with Estudiantes Tecos. After one season with the Guadalajara-based club, he returned home to Honduras to play with Olimpia. Outside of a one-season stint with Guatemalan side Comunicaciones in 2006, Turcios was a regular fixture in Olimpia's line-up from 2005–2012.

He signed with Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League in February 2012.[2] He played the 2012 Apertura season for Real Sociedad but left the club claiming they ended his contract and demanding money.[3] He did not plan to retire after the season, hinting to a return to Motagua,[4] which was later denied by the club.[5]

He finally joined Honduran second division side UPNFM for the 2013 Clausura.[6]

International careerEdit

Turcios made his debut for Honduras in a November 1999 friendly match against Trinidad & Tobago and has earned a total of 87 caps, scoring 7 goals. He has represented his country in 33 FIFA World Cup qualification matches, at the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[7] He also played at the 2001[8] and 2009 UNCAF Nations Cups[9] as well as at the 2000,[10] 2003[11] and 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[12] Also, he played at the 2001 Copa América.[13]

His final international appearance was a June 2010 FIFA World Cup match against Switzerland.

Managerial careerEdit

Juticalpa F.C.Edit

On 8 July 2019, it was reported that Turcios was named head coach of Juticalpa F.C. in the Honduran second division.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 July 2000 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador   El Salvador 2–1 5–2 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 8 October 2000 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras   Jamaica 1–0 1–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 27 May 2001 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras   El Salvador 1–0 1–1 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
4 16 June 2001 Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago   Trinidad and Tobago 2–0 4–2 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 27 April 2003 Stade d'Honneur de Dillon, Fort-de-France, Martinique   Martinique 3–2 4–2 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification
6 9 October 2004 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras   Canada 1–1 1–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 16 July 2005 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, USA   Costa Rica 2–0 3–2 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Honours and awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Desafíe a Ismael Archived 2 July 2013 at Archive.today – La Prensa ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  2. ^ Silverbacks Sign Honduran Star Turcios – NASL
  3. ^ Real Sociedad gana caso a “Dani” Turcios Archived 24 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine – La Tribuna ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  4. ^ Dani Turcios: “Aun no llega mi retiro del fútbol” Archived 2 July 2013 at Archive.today – Tiempo ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  5. ^ Motagua no pretende contratar a danilo turcios – Motagua ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  6. ^ Dani Turcios es contratado con la UPN de la Liga de Ascenso – Diez ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  7. ^ Danilo TurciosFIFA competition record
  8. ^ Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2001 – Details – RSSSF
  9. ^ UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2009 – Details – RSSSF
  10. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2000 – Full Details – RSSSF
  11. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2003 – Full Details Archived 24 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine – RSSSF
  12. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2005 – Full Details Archived 24 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine – RSSSF
  13. ^ Copa América 2001 Archived 19 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine – RSSSF
  14. ^ "Dani Turcios se convierte en nuevo técnico del Juticalpa para el Apertura 2019 del Ascenso". www.diez.hn. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.

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