Honduras national football team

Honduras national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Honduras
Badge = Honduras football badge.png FIFA Trigramme = HON
Nickname = Catrachos
La Bicolor
La H
Association = Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras
Coach = flagicon|Colombia Reynaldo Rueda
Most caps = Amado Guevara (109)
Top scorer = Carlos Pavón (46)
Captain = Amado Guevara
Home Stadium = Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano
Confederation = CONCACAF (North America)
FIFA Rank = 50
FIFA max = 20
FIFA max date = September 2002
FIFA min = 95
FIFA min date = November 1998
Elo Rank = 42
Elo max = 23
Elo max date = September 2001
Elo min = 104
Elo min date = November 1971


First game = fb|Guatemala 10 - 1 Honduras Flagicon|Honduras
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 14 Sept, 1921)
Largest win = Flagicon|Honduras Honduras 13 - 0 fb-rt|Nicaragua
(San José, Costa Rica; 13 March, 1946)
Largest loss = {fb|Guatemala 10 - 1 Honduras Flagicon|Honduras
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 14 Sept, 1921)

World cup apps = 1
World cup first = 1982
World cup best = Round 1, 1982
Regional name = CONCACAF Gold Cup
Regional cup apps = 8
Regional cup first = 1991
Regional cup best = Second place, 1991
The Honduras national football team, nicknamed "Los Catrachos", is the national team of Honduras and is controlled by the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras. They are a rising power in CONCACAF, an ascent that started with their third place finish in the 2001 Copa América, where they were a late invitee, due to a late withdrawal by Argentina one day prior to kickoff. Also the new pet for the National Team is named "El Catrachin".


Honduras qualified for the World Cup finals once, in 1982, getting draws against host Spain and Northern Ireland. Their best finish in the CONCACAF Gold Cup was second in 1991. Honduras won the UNCAF Nations Cup twice, in 1993 and 1995.

The Football War started after a qualifying game for the 1970 World Cup against El Salvador. After massive rioting between the fans, on 14 July, 1969, the Salvadoran army launched an attack against Honduras. A cease fire was put in effect six days later.

Copa América

Starting from 1993, CONMEBOL has invited teams from other confederations to participate in their confederation championship, Copa América. Honduras has taken part as one of the invited teams once as last minute replacement in 2001 because Argentina dropped out one day before kickoff. The team arrived with barely enough players after the tournament started and only a few hours before its first game. Despite the odds, Honduras progressed onto the quarter-final stage where they faced and defeated a less than full-strength Brazil.


Current Squad

Team that was called up for games against Canada and Jamaica. Caps and goals current as of October 11, 2008.
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Recent Call-Ups

The following players have been called up to the Honduran squad in 07'-08'.

Records versus other nations

As of 10 September, 2008


Win = 159/374 (42.51%)
Draw = 100/374 (26.73%)
Loss = 117/374 (31.28%)

Notable players

Players in bold were part of the 1982 FIFA World Cup squad.

Notable coaches

* Ramon Maradiaga (1996-1997,1999-2001)
* Jose De La Paz (1982, 1986, 1990, 2003, 2005)
* Edwin Pavon (2003)
* Estanislao Malinowski (1992-1993)
* Falvi Ortega (1993)
* Miguel Company (1998)
* Jose Herrera Ulces (1998)
* flagicon|SRB Bora Milutinović (2004)
* Reynaldo Rueda (2006-)
* Carlos Padilla (1970-1974)
* Elsy Núñez Gonzáles
* Marinho Rodríguez
* Renê Simões (2003)


* Honduras was the first Central American football team to make 2 points in a World Cup tournament.
* Honduras is the only Central American football team to defeat and eliminate Brazil in a tournament (Copa América 2001 in quarterfinals).

External links

* [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesh/hond-intres.html RSSSF List of Honduras Matches]


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