Honduras national football team

The Honduras national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Honduras) represents Honduras in men's international football. The team is governed by the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras (FENAFUTH). They are nicknamed Los Catrachos, La Bicolor or La H.

Honduras
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Los Catrachos
La Bicolor
La H
AssociationFederación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationUNCAF (Central America)
Head coachHernán Darío Gómez
Most capsMaynor Figueroa (178)[1]
Top scorerCarlos Pavón (57)[1]
Home stadiumEstadio Olímpico Metropolitano
FIFA codeHON
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 76 Decrease 8 (19 November 2021)[2]
Highest20 (September 2001)
Lowest101 (December 2015)
First international
 Guatemala 9–0 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 14 September 1921)
Biggest win
 Honduras 10–0 Nicaragua 
(San José, Costa Rica; 13 March 1946)
Biggest defeat
 Guatemala 9–0 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 14 September 1921)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1982)
Best resultGroup stage (1982, 2010, 2014)
Gold Cup
Appearances20 (first in 1963)
Best resultChampions (1981)
Nations League Finals
Appearances1 (first in 2021)
Best resultThird place (2021)
Copa América
Appearances1 (first in 2001)
Best resultThird place (2001)

Honduras has qualified for the World Cup three times, in 1982, 2010 and 2014, and never advanced beyond the group stage. Outside of the FIFA World Cup tournament, Honduras has competed in several other international competitions, like the CONCACAF Championship which they won in 1981, and the Copa América which their best result was third place in 2001. Apart from that Honduras has also won the Central American Cup championship four times, having won the final edition in 2017.

HistoryEdit

The national team made its debut in the Independence Centenary Games held in Guatemala City in September 1921, losing 9–0 to Guatemala.[4]

During their first appearance at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1930, Honduras posted a record of two wins and three losses. Their only wins came against Jamaica (5–1) and El Salvador (4–1), while they lost two games to Cuba and Costa Rica.

The national association, the National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras (FENAFUTH) was founded in 1935. It joined FIFA in 1946 and co-founded CONCACAF in 1961.[5]

1970 World Cup and the Football WarEdit

Prior to the qualification stages leading up to the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador found themselves in what was called the Football War. This nickname was given to the situation after an play-off game was played between the two countries to decide which would qualify for the Finals. This political crisis eventually turned into a war that lasted approximately 100 hours.

Honduras had begun qualifying by defeating Costa Rica and Jamaica. Against Jamaica, they easily won both games, 5–1 on aggregate. They beat Costa Rica 1–0 in Tegucigalpa and drew 1–1 away. This set up a final match between Honduras and El Salvador, who had eliminated Guyana and the Netherlands Antilles.

In the first game against El Salvador, Honduras won 1–0 in Tegucigalpa on 8 June 1969. Honduras were coached by Carlos Padilla Velásquez and the only goal of the game was scored by Leonard Welch. Honduras lost the second game 3–0 in San Salvador, and a play-off was required in the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on 27 June. El Salvador won 3–2 to qualify and eliminate Honduras.

1982 World CupEdit

Honduras won the 1981 CONCACAF Championship and qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 1982. Despite drawing against the hosts Spain and Northern Ireland, both 1–1, they were eliminated in the first round after losing their last match to Yugoslavia 1–0.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Northern Ireland 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4 Advance to second round
2   Spain (H) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
3   Yugoslavia 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
4   Honduras 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
Source: FIFA
(H) Host

Honduras finished second in the 1985 CONCACAF Championship, losing their final match 2–1 against Canada, who went on to qualify for the 1986 World Cup. Their next major accomplishment was being runners-up at the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup, losing against the host nation, the United States.

For the 1998 World Cup, Jamaica and Mexico eliminated Honduras at the third round stage. Despite Honduras's overwhelming 11–3 victory against Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Jamaica defeated Mexico at Independence Park, Kingston, allowing the Reggae Boys to advance to the next round.

2001 Copa AméricaEdit

Since 1993, CONMEBOL has invited teams from other confederations to participate in their confederation championship, the Copa América. Honduras took part as one of the last-minute teams added for the 2001 tournament, as Argentina dropped out one day before the start. The team arrived only a few hours before the tournament's first game and with barely enough players. Despite the odds, Honduras progressed into the quarter-finals, where they defeated Brazil 2–0. In the semi-finals, Colombia knocked out Honduras 2–0.

Honduras advanced to the final round in the qualifying competition for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but again failed to qualify after losing at home to Trinidad & Tobago, and away against Mexico in their final two matches. The match against Trinidad and Tobago saw Honduras hit the goal post seven times.[citation needed]

2010 World CupEdit

On 14 October 2009, Honduras qualified for the 2010 World Cup after a 1–0 win against El Salvador gave them the third automatic qualifying spot from the Fourth Round of CONCACAF Qualifying.[6]

Honduras faced Chile, Spain, and Switzerland in their first round group.[7] In their first match they lost to Chile 1–0, to a goal from Jean Beausejour. They then lost 2–0 to Spain, with both goals scored by David Villa. In their last match they drew 0–0 against Switzerland and were eliminated in last place in the group.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Chile 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3    Switzerland 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
4   Honduras 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

2014 World CupEdit

 
Players lining up during the national anthem prior to the qualifying match against Canada on June 12, 2012, at BMO Field

In the qualifying competition for the 2014 World Cup, Honduras were given a bye to the third round because of their third-place position among CONCACAF teams in the March 2011 FIFA World Rankings. They qualified for the final round by finishing first in their group, which included Panama, Canada and Cuba. After beginning with a home defeat against Panama, Honduras recovered and beat Canada 8–1 in their final match, allowing them to win the group ahead of Panama.

In the final round of qualifying, the Hexagonal, six teams faced each other in a home-and-away format. In their first two games, Honduras defeated the United States 2–1 and came back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2–2 with Mexico. They lost three of their next four matches before travelling to Mexico City to face Mexico in the Azteca. Honduras again trailed but scored twice in the second half for a stunning 2–1 win. They returned to Tegucigalpa, where they drew 2–2 against Panama, who escaped defeat with a last-minute goal by Roberto Chen. In the final two games, Honduras beat Costa Rica 1–0 at home and qualified with a 2–2 draw against Jamaica in Kingston.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
  United States 10 7 1 2 15 8 +7 22 Qualification to 2014 FIFA World Cup 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–0
  Costa Rica 10 5 3 2 13 7 +6 18 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0
  Honduras 10 4 3 3 13 12 +1 15 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–0
  Mexico 10 2 5 3 7 9 −2 11 Advance to inter-confederation play-offs 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–0
  Panama 10 1 5 4 10 14 −4 8 2–3 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–0
  Jamaica 10 0 5 5 5 13 −8 5 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1

In the Finals in Brazil, Honduras again finished bottom of their first round group, after 3–0 defeats against France and Switzerland, and a 2–1 defeat to Ecuador. The match against France featured the first use of goal-line technology to award a goal at the World Cup: an own-goal by Honduras's goalkeeper, Noel Valladares. Against Ecuador, Carlo Costly scored Honduras's first goal in the Finals for 32 years.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7 Advance to knockout stage
2    Switzerland 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 6
3   Ecuador 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4   Honduras 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

Honduras failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. In the Hexagonal stage they dropped into fourth place after Panama scored an 88th-minute winning goal in their last match against Costa Rica. Honduras had themselves dropped points by conceding late goals in their two previous games, against Costa Rica and the United States. They entered a play-off against Australia, and after a 0–0 draw at home, Honduras were eliminated when they lost the second leg in Sydney 3–1.

Honduras have won the UNCAF Nations Cup four times: in 1993, 1995, 2011 and 2017.

Home stadiumEdit

Honduras plays the majority of its home games at Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula.[citation needed]

The national team also plays at Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino in Tegucigalpa.[citation needed] In the past, Honduras played their games in San Pedro Sula at Estadio Francisco Morazán.[citation needed]

Estadio Nilmo Edwards in La Ceiba has also hosted friendly exhibition matches since 2007.[citation needed]

Results and fixturesEdit

The tables below include matches from the past 12 months as well as any future scheduled matches.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2021Edit

24 March Friendly Belarus   1–1   Honduras Zhodzina, Belarus
13:00 MSK
Stadium: Torpedo Stadium, Zhodino
Referee: Aleksei Matyunin (Russia)
28 March Friendly Greece   2–1   Honduras Thessaloniki, Greece
10:00 EET
Report
Stadium: Toumba Stadium
Referee: Urs Schnyder (Switzerland)
3 June Nations League SF Honduras   0–1   United States Denver, United States
17:30 Report
Stadium: Empower Field at Mile High
Attendance: 34,451
Referee: Oshane Nation (Jamaica)
6 June Nations League 3rd Honduras   2–2
(5–4 p)
  Costa Rica Denver, United States
16:30
Report
Stadium: Empower Field at Mile High
Attendance: 37,648
Referee: Reon Radix (Grenada)
Penalties
12 June Friendly Mexico   0–0   Honduras Atlanta, United States
20:00 (UTC−4) Report Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Attendance: 70,072
Referee: Ted Unkel (United States)
13 July Gold Cup GS Honduras   4–0   Grenada Houston, United States
22:10 (UTC−5)
Report Stadium: BBVA Stadium
Attendance: 10,625
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)
17 July Gold Cup GS Panama   2–3   Honduras Houston, United States
20:30 (UTC−5)
Report
Stadium: BBVA Stadium
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
20 July Gold Cup GS Honduras   0–2   Qatar Houston, United States
20:00 (UTC−5) Report
Stadium: BBVA Stadium
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
24 July Gold Cup QF Mexico   3–0   Honduras Glendale, United States
22:00 (19:00 UTC−7)
Report Stadium: State Farm Stadium
Attendance: 64,211
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
2 September 2022 World Cup Q Canada   1–1   Honduras Toronto, Canada
20:05 UTC−4
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Stadium: BMO Field
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)
8 September 2022 World Cup Q Honduras   1–4   United States San Pedro Sula, Honduras
20:05 UTC−6
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Fernando Hernández Gómez (Mexico)
7 October 2022 World Cup Q Honduras   0–0   Costa Rica San Pedro Sula, Honduras
18:05 UTC−6 Report Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
10 October 2022 World Cup Q Mexico   3–0   Honduras Mexico City, Mexico
18:00 UTC−5
Report Stadium: Estadio Azteca
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Ismail Elfath (United States)
13 October 2022 World Cup Q Honduras   0–2   Jamaica San Pedro Sula, Honduras
18:05 UTC−6 Report
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Referee: Bryan López (Guatemala)
12 November 2022 World Cup Q Honduras   2–3   Panama San Pedro Sula, Honduras
19:05 UTC−6
Report
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Referee: Drew Fischer (Canada)
16 November 2022 World Cup Q Costa Rica   2–1   Honduras San José, Costa Rica
19:05 UTC−6
Report
Stadium: Estadio Nacional
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
12 December Friendly Colombia   v   Honduras Fort Lauderdale, United States
Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium

2022Edit

27 January 2022 World Cup Q Honduras   v   Canada
30 January 2022 World Cup Q Honduras   v   El Salvador
24 March 2022 World Cup Q Panama   v   Honduras
27 March 2022 World Cup Q Honduras   v   Mexico
30 March 2022 World Cup Q Jamaica   v   Honduras

Coaching staffEdit

As of 16 October 2021
Position Name
Head coach   Hernán Darío Gómez
Assistant coach   Miguel Falero
Assistant coach   Arnold Cruz
Assistant coach   Edgar Carvajal
Goalkeeping coach   Josué Reyes

Coaching historyEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 26 players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Panama and Costa Rica on 12 and 16 November 2021 respectively.[8]
Caps and goals updated as of 16 November 2021 after the match against Costa Rica.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Edrick Menjívar (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 28) 3 0   Olimpia
18 1GK Roberto López (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 (age 28) 0 0   Vida
22 1GK Luis López (1993-09-13) 13 September 1993 (age 28) 43 0   Real España

2 2DF Kevin Álvarez (1996-08-03) 3 August 1996 (age 25) 14 0   Real España
3 2DF Maynor Figueroa (captain) (1983-05-02) 2 May 1983 (age 38) 178 5   Houston Dynamo
4 2DF Marcelo Pereira (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 26) 22 0   Motagua
15 2DF Denil Maldonado (1998-05-26) 26 May 1998 (age 23) 9 0   Everton
16 2DF Carlos Meléndez (1997-12-08) 8 December 1997 (age 23) 2 0   Motagua
19 2DF Omar Elvir (1989-11-28) 28 November 1989 (age 32) 3 0   Motagua
23 2DF Diego Rodríguez (1995-11-06) 6 November 1995 (age 26) 13 1   Motagua
2DF Cristopher Meléndez (1997-11-25) 25 November 1997 (age 24) 1 0   Motagua

5 3MF Kervin Arriaga (1998-01-05) 5 January 1998 (age 23) 10 0   Marathón
6 3MF Bryan Acosta (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993 (age 28) 56 2   FC Dallas
8 3MF Alfredo Mejía (1990-04-03) 3 April 1990 (age 31) 51 1   Levadiakos
10 3MF Alexander López (1992-06-05) 5 June 1992 (age 29) 47 6   Alajuelense
14 3MF Edwin Rodríguez (1999-09-25) 25 September 1999 (age 22) 12 1   Olimpia
17 3MF José Pinto (1997-09-27) 27 September 1997 (age 24) 0 0   Olimpia
20 3MF Deybi Flores (1996-06-16) 16 June 1996 (age 25) 18 0   Panetolikos

7 4FW Alberth Elis (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 25) 53 12   Bordeaux
9 4FW Bryan Róchez (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 26) 14 0   Nacional
11 4FW Rubilio Castillo (1991-11-26) 26 November 1991 (age 30) 29 6   Royal Pari
12 4FW Romell Quioto (1991-08-09) 9 August 1991 (age 30) 54 12   CF Montréal
13 4FW Brayan Moya (1993-10-19) 19 October 1993 (age 28) 15 4 Unattached
21 4FW Jonathan Toro (1996-10-21) 21 October 1996 (age 25) 14 3   Académica
4FW Anthony Lozano (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 28) 38 9   Cádiz
4FW Luis Palma (2000-01-17) 17 January 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Vida

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up to the Honduran squad in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Marlon Licona (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991 (age 30) 0 0   Motagua v.   Mexico, 10 October 2021
GK Denovan Torres (1989-11-04) 4 November 1989 (age 32) 0 0   Marathón v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
GK Alex Güity (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 24) 1 0   Olimpia v.   Mexico, 12 June 2021
GK Harold Fonseca (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 28) 2 0   Marathón v. CONCACAF Nations League Finals PRE

DF Andy Najar (1993-03-16) 16 March 1993 (age 28) 41 4   D.C. United v.   Panama, 12 November 2021 WD
DF Danilo Acosta (1997-11-17) 17 November 1997 (age 24) 3 0   LA Galaxy v.   Mexico, 10 October 2021
DF Johnny Leverón (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 31) 42 4   Olimpia v.   Mexico, 10 October 2021
DF José García (1998-09-21) 21 September 1998 (age 23) 3 0   Olimpia v.   Mexico, 10 October 2021
DF Félix Crisanto (1990-09-09) 9 September 1990 (age 31) 25 0   Olimpia v.   United States, 8 September 2021
DF Allans Vargas (1993-09-25) 25 September 1993 (age 28) 7 0   Real España v.   United States, 8 September 2021
DF Raúl Santos (1992-08-02) 2 August 1992 (age 29) 4 0   Motagua v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Franklin Flores (1996-05-18) 18 May 1996 (age 25) 3 0   Real España v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Éver Alvarado (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 29) 31 1   Olimpia v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup INJ
DF Wesly Decas (1999-08-11) 11 August 1999 (age 22) 0 0   Motagua v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Getsel Montes (1996-06-23) 23 June 1996 (age 25) 0 0   Real España v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Jonathan Núñez (2001-11-26) 26 November 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Motagua v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Maylor Núñez (1996-07-05) 5 July 1996 (age 25) 2 0   Olimpia v. CONCACAF Nations League Finals INJ
DF Jonathan Paz (1995-06-18) 18 June 1995 (age 26) 1 1   Olimpia v.   Greece, 28 March 2021

MF Carlos Pineda (1997-09-23) 23 September 1997 (age 24) 12 0   Olimpia v.   Mexico, 10 October 2021
MF Boniek García (1984-04-11) 11 April 1984 (age 37) 134 3   Houston Dynamo v.   Mexico, 10 October 2021
MF Walter Martínez (1991-03-26) 26 March 1991 (age 30) 6 0   Motagua v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Jhow Benavídez (1995-12-26) 26 December 1995 (age 25) 10 0   Real España v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Juan Delgado (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 29) 2 0   Motagua v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Kevin López (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 25) 4 0   Motagua v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Roger Espinoza (1986-10-25) 25 October 1986 (age 35) 52 4   Sporting Kansas City v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Luis Garrido (1990-11-05) 5 November 1990 (age 31) 46 0   Marathón v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Jorge Álvarez (1998-01-28) 28 January 1998 (age 23) 9 1   Olimpia v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Héctor Castellanos (1992-12-28) 28 December 1992 (age 28) 5 0   Motagua v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Cristian Cálix (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 22) 0 0   Marathón v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Samuel Elvir (2001-05-25) 25 May 2001 (age 20) 0 0   UPNFM v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Josman Figueroa (2001-04-20) April 20, 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Olimpia v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Yeison Mejía (1998-01-18) January 18, 1998 (age 23) 0 0   Real España v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Luis Vega (2002-02-28) 28 February 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Marathón v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

FW Rigoberto Rivas (1998-07-31) 31 July 1998 (age 23) 14 0   Reggina v.   Mexico, 10 October 2021
FW Eddie Hernández (1991-02-27) 27 February 1991 (age 30) 26 7   Olimpia v.   Mexico, 10 October 2021
FW Ángel Tejeda (1991-06-01) 1 June 1991 (age 30) 13 0   Vida v.   Mexico, 10 October 2021
FW Edwin Solano (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 25) 6 1   Marathón v.   United States, 8 September 2021
FW Jerry Bengtson (1987-04-08) 8 April 1987 (age 34) 63 22   Olimpia v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Roger Rojas (1990-06-09) 9 June 1990 (age 31) 33 3   Cartaginés v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Carlos Fernández (1992-02-17) 17 February 1992 (age 29) 0 0   Motagua v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup COV
FW Michaell Chirinos (1995-06-17) 17 June 1995 (age 26) 20 0   Olimpia v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup INJ
FW Jorge Benguché (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 25) 6 2   Olimpia v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW César Guillén (1996-10-27) 27 October 1996 (age 25) 0 0   UPNFM v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Júnior Lacayo (1995-08-19) 19 August 1995 (age 26) 0 0   Comunicaciones v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

  • INJ Withdrew due to injury
  • COV Withdrew due to COVID-19
  • PRE Preliminary squad
  • WD Withdrew for personal reasons

RecordsEdit

As of 16 November 2021[9]
Players in bold are still active with Honduras.

Most appearancesEdit

 
Maynor Figueroa is Honduras' most capped player with 178 appearances.
Rank Name Caps Goals Career
1 Maynor Figueroa 178 5 2003–present
2 Amado Guevara 138 27 1994–2010
3 Noel Valladares 135 0 2000–2016
4 Boniek García 134 3 2005–present
5 Emilio Izaguirre 111 5 2007–present
6 Carlos Pavón 101 57 1993–2010
7 Wilson Palacios 97 5 2003–2014
8 Danilo Turcios 87 7 1999–2010
9 Milton Núñez 86 33 1994–2008
Víctor Bernárdez 86 4 2004–2014

Top goalscorersEdit

 
Carlos Pavón is Honduras' top goalscorer with 57 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Carlos Pavón 57 101 0.56 1993–2010
2 Wilmer Velásquez 35 47 0.74 1994–2007
3 Milton Núñez 33 86 0.38 1994–2008
4 Carlo Costly 32 78 0.41 2007–2017
5 Nicolás Suazo 28 51 0.55 1991–1998
6 Amado Guevara 27 138 0.2 1994–2010
7 Jerry Bengtson 22 63 0.37 2010–present
8 Eduardo Bennett 19 36 0.53 1991–2000
9 David Suazo 17 57 0.3 1999–2012
10 Saul Martínez 16 35 0.46 2001–2009

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
  1934
  1938
  1950 Did not enter Declined participation
  1954
  1958
  1962 Did not qualify 5 2 1 2 5 8
  1966 4 0 1 3 1 6
  1970 7 4 1 2 10 8
  1974 7 2 4 1 11 10
  1978 Withdrew Withdrew
  1982 Group stage 18th 3 0 2 1 2 3 Squad 13 8 4 1 23 6
  1986 Did not qualify 10 5 3 2 15 9
  1990 2 0 2 0 1 1
  1994 14 6 3 5 23 20
  1998 6 3 1 2 18 11
    2002 22 14 2 6 56 25
  2006 8 3 4 1 15 8
  2010 Group stage 30th 3 0 1 2 0 3 Squad 18 10 2 6 32 18
  2014 31st 3 0 0 3 1 8 Squad 16 7 5 4 25 15
  2018 Did not qualify 18 5 7 6 20 28
  2022 To be determined In progress
      2026 To be determined
Total Group stage 3/21 9 0 3 6 3 14 150 69 40 41 255 176

CONCACAF Gold CupEdit

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
  1963 Fourth place 4th 7 3 1 3 8 12 Squad
  1965 Did not qualify
  1967 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 4 2 Squad
  1969 Did not qualify
  1971 Sixth place 6th 5 0 1 4 5 11 Squad
  1973 Fourth place 4th 5 1 3 1 6 6 Squad
  1977 Did not qualify
  1981 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 8 1 Squad
1985 Runners-up 2nd 8 3 3 2 11 9 Squad
1989 Did not qualify
  1991 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 12 3 Squad
   1993 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 6 5 Squad
  1996 Group stage 8th 2 0 0 2 1 8 Squad
  1998 Group stage 9th 2 0 0 2 1 5 Squad
  2000 Quarter-finals 6th 3 2 0 1 7 5 Squad
  2002 Did not qualify
    2003 Group stage 10th 2 0 1 1 1 2 Squad
  2005 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 8 6 Squad
  2007 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 0 2 10 6 Squad
  2009 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 6 4 Squad
  2011 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 8 5 Squad
  2013 Fourth place 4th 5 3 0 2 5 5 Squad
    2015 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 2 4 Squad
  2017 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 3 2 Squad
      2019 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 6 4 Squad
  2021 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 7 7 Squad
Total 1 Title 21/26 90 34 20 36 125 112

CONCACAF Nations LeagueEdit

CONCACAF Nations League record
Season Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK Squad
  2019−20 A C 6 3 2 1 10 4   3rd Squad
  2022–23 A To be determined
Total 6 3 2 1 10 4 3rd

Copa AméricaEdit

Copa América record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
  2001 Third place 3rd 6 3 1 2 7 5 Squad
Total Third place 6 3 1 2 7 5

Copa CentroamericanaEdit

Copa Centroamericana record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1991 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 5 5
  1993 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 7 0
  1995 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 8 1
  1997 Fourth place 4th 5 2 1 2 8 5
  1999 Third place 3rd 5 4 0 1 11 5
  2001 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 12 5
  2003 Fourth place 4th 5 1 1 3 4 5
  2005 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 12 3
  2007 Fifth place 5th 3 1 1 1 11 5
  2009 Third place 3rd 5 4 0 1 9 3
  2011 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 8 3
  2013 Runners-up 2nd 4 1 2 1 3 3
  2014 Fifth place 5th 4 2 0 2 3 3
  2017 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 7 3
Total 4 Titles 14/14 60 34 12 14 108 49

CCCF ChampionshipEdit

CCCF Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1941 Did not enter
  1943
  1946 Fourth place 4th 5 2 0 3 17 12
  1948 Did not enter
  1951
  1953 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 13 10
  1955 Third place 3rd 6 3 1 2 9 6
  1957 Third place 3rd 4 2 1 1 6 4
  1960 Third place 3rd 4 0 3 1 6 7
  1961 Third place 3rd 6 3 0 3 13 11
Total Runners-up 6/10 31 14 5 12 64 50

Pan American GamesEdit

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1951 Did not participate
  1955
  1959
  1963
  1967
  1971
  1975
  1979
  1983
  1987
  1991 Fourth place 4th 5 1 1 3 6 11
  1995 Fourth place 4th 6 1 2 3 8 10
Since 1999 See Honduras national under-23 football team
Total Fourth place 2/12 11 2 3 6 14 21

Central American and Caribbean GamesEdit

Central American and Caribbean Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 Third place 3rd 5 2 0 3 9 22
  1935 Fifth place 5th 5 1 1 3 6 20
  1938 Did not participate
  1946
  1950 Third place 3rd 6 3 0 3 7 6
  1954 Did not participate
  1959
  1962
  1966
  1970
  1974
  1978
  1982
  1986 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 1 0 7 1
  1990 Did not participate
  1993
  1998
  2002 Quarter-finals 7th 3 1 0 2 4 5
  2006 Fourth place 4th 7 5 0 2 16 8
  2010 Preliminary round 7th 2 0 1 1 0 1
  2014 Fourth place 4th 5 2 0 3 8 11
  2018 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 8 3
Total Runners-up 9/22 43 21 4 18 65 77

Central American GamesEdit

Central American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1973 Did not qualify
  1977
  1986 Runners-up 2nd 3 2 0 1 6 1
  1990 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 8 2
  1994 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 16 4
  1997 Third place 3rd 4 2 1 1 6 3
  2001 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 9 5
  2006 Not held
  2010
  2013 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 6 1
  2017 Champions 1st 4 2 2 0 7 1
Total 4 Titles 7/11 28 19 5 4 58 17

Head-to-head recordEdit

As of 12 November 2021 after the match against   Panama.[10]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

  1. ^ Includes matches against   Netherlands Antilles.
  2. ^ Includes matches against   West Germany.
  3. ^ Includes matches against   Yugoslavia.

HonoursEdit

Major competitions

  • Third place (1): 2001

Minor competitions

FIFA World RankingEdit

Last update was on 27 May 2021 Source:[11]

  Best Ranking    Worst Ranking    Best Mover    Worst Mover  

  Honduras' FIFA World Ranking History
Rank Year Best Worst
Rank Move Rank Move
67 2021
64 2020 62   64   1
62 2019 61   4 67   6
62 2018 59   5 67   3
68 2017 65   10 75   3
75 2016 75   10 98   4
101 2015 72   5 101   8
71 2014 30   4 72   13
42 2013 34   12 59   7
58 2012 51   10 72   8
53 2011 38   17 57   7
59 2010 34   3 59   8
37 2009 35   7 46   7
40 2008 36   10 61   13
53 2007 52   7 63   8
56 2006 38   26 81   43
41 2005 39   11 59   4
59 2004 47   12 59   6
49 2003 37   3 49   5
40 2002 25   3 43   8
27 2001 20   25 51   4
46 2000 46   14 74   6
69 1999 69   14 80   2
91 1998 64   9 95   17
73 1997 45   5 73   8
45 1996 42   5 57   6
49 1995 49   20 71   20
53 1994 40   2 56   7
40 1993 39   2 41   1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 November 2021. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 1 December 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie (13 November 2006). "Honduras International Soccer Matches Since 1920". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Honduras - Association Information". FIFA. Archived from the original on 20 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Pavon puts visitors through". ESPN. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  7. ^ "England enjoy kind World Cup draw". BBC News. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  8. ^ "OFICIAL: Convocatoria de la selección nacional dirigida por el D.T Hernán Darío Gómez para los juegos ante Panamá y Costa Rica" (in Spanish). FENAFUTH. 6 November 2021.
  9. ^ Passo Alpuin, Luis Fernando. "Honduras - Record International Players". RSSSF.
  10. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net.
  11. ^ "Honduras in the FIFA World Ranking". Retrieved 26 July 2020.

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