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Roger Mayorga (10 July 1946 – 5 October 2019) was a Nicaraguan football goalkeeper.

Roger Mayorga
Personal information
Full name Roger Mayorga
Date of birth 10 July 1946
Place of birth Managua, Nicaragua
Date of death 5 October 2019(2019-10-05) (aged 73)
Place of death Managua, Nicaragua
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Escuela José Martí
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961 Club Dinamo
Rincón Español
Milca Roja
1967 Flor de Caña
1967 América Cali
1967–1968 Aurora
1969 Águila
1971–1979 Motagua 123 (0)
1979–1980 Universidad
1981 Marathón
1982–1984 Súper Estrella
National team
Nicaragua
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Regarded as the finest of Nicaraguan goalkeepers alongside Salvador Dubois, Mayorga played his club football for Club Dinamo, Rincon Espanol, Milca Roja and Flor de Caña FC in his homeland Nicaragua and spent time abroad playing for América de Cali in Colombia, Águila in El Salvador and Aurora in Guatemala.

HondurasEdit

He had a lengthy spell with F.C. Motagua, for whom he would play 123 games,[1] and played for Universidad, Marathón and Super Estrella de Danlí in Honduras. He retired aged 38.

He holds the record of most successive clean sheets in the Honduran league, 10 matches without a goal conceded between 22 February 1976 and 9 May 1976.[2]

RecordEdit

Mayorga maintains a record of 838 minutes without conceiving a goal playing for F.C. Motagua in 1976.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

His parents were Bienvenida Mayorga and Julio Gutiérrez. He lived with his family in Arizona, with family in NY. He died on 5 October 2019 in Managua at the age of 73 due to a heart attack.[4]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Desafíe a Ismael Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine - La Prensa (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa (in Spanish)
  3. ^ LaPrensa.hn – Escober: “Me hice portero jugando apostado” – 6 March 2012
  4. ^ "Muere Roger Mayorga mítico portero nicaragüense ex de Motagua". DiarioMas.hn. La Tribuna. Retrieved 5 October 2019.