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Famous Athletes from Honduras

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List of famous athletes from Honduras, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Honduras has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Honduran athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Honduras and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Honduras then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List ranges from Carlos Pavón to Henry Bermúdez, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Honduran athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Honduras?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Honduras in order to get more information about each one.
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Iván Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
San Jose Earthquakes

Birthplace: Comayagua, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Defender, Midfielder

Mario Iván Guerrero Ramírez (born 30 November 1977) is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League. He is the club ...more
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Víctor Bern&aacut... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Club Deportivo Motagua

Birthplace: La Ceiba, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Defender

Víctor Salvador Bernárdez Blanco (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiktoɾ βeɾˈnaɾðes]; born 24 May 1982) Also known as Muma, is a Honduran footballer who currently plays as a defender
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Julio César de Le... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Parma F.C.

Birthplace: Puerto Cortés, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Midfielder

Julio César de León Dailey (American Spanish: [ˈxuljo ˈsesaɾ ðe leˈon]; born 13 September 1979) is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for Olancho F.C. in the Honduran ...more
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Noel Valladares is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Club Deportivo Olimpia

Birthplace: Comayagua, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Goalkeeper

Noel Eduardo Valladares Bonilla (born 3 May 1977 in Comayagua, Honduras) is a Honduran former football goalkeeper, who last played for Liga Nacional team Olimpia. Valladares is Honduras' third ...more
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David Suazo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
F.C. Internazionale Milano

Birthplace: San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Forward

Óscar David Suazo Velázquez (born 5 November 1979) is a retired Honduran professional footballer turned coach who played as a striker. Suazo played more than 300 league games and ...more
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Roger Espinoza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Sporting Kansas City

Birthplace: Puerto Cortés, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Defender, Midfielder

Roger Aníbal Espinoza Ramírez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈroʝeɾ espiˈnosa]; born 25 October 1986) is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major ...more
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Maynor Suazo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Antalyaspor

Birthplace: San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Midfielder

Maynor René Suazo Antunez (born 10 August 1979) is a Honduran footballer who most recently played for Atlético Choloma as an attacking midfielder. Maynor is the cousin of ...more
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Jairo Martínez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Club Deportivo Motagua

Birthplace: La Ceiba, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Forward

Jairo Manfredo Martínez Puerto (born 14 May 1978) is a retired Honduran football forward.
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Francisco Antonio Pav&oa... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Club Deportivo y Social Vida

Birthplace: La Ceiba, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Midfielder

Francisco Antonio Pavón Rodríguez (born 28 January 1977 in La Ceiba) is a retired Honduran professional football midfielder who most prominently played for local side Vida.
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Elvis Scott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Changchun Yatai

Birthplace: Puerto Cortés, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Forward

Elvis Geovany Scott Ruiz (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈelβis esˈkot]; born 1 August 1978 in Puerto Cortés) is a Honduran football striker, who plays for Guatemalan side Juventud Retalteca.
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Emilio Izaguirre is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Honduras national football team

Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Defender

Emilio Arturo Izaguirre Girón (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈmiljo iθaˈɣire]; born 10 May 1986) is a Honduran footballer who plays as a left back for Motagua. He started his career at ...more
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Carlo Costly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Birmingham City F.C.

Birthplace: San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Forward

Carlo Yaír Costly Molina (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾlo ˈkostli]; born 18 July 1982) is a Honduran footballer striker who is currently playing for C.D. Marathón. He was a member ...more
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Wilson Palacios is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Wilson Palacios Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Birthplace: La Ceiba, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Midfielder

Wilson Roberto Palacios Suazo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwilsom paˈlasjos]; born 29 July 1984) is a Honduran footballer who plays as a midfielder. He currently plays for C.D. Real Sociedad.Born ...more
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Osman Chávez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Honduras national football team

Birthplace: Santa Fe, Colón

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Defender

Osman Danilo Chávez Güity (American Spanish: [ˈozman ˈtʃaβes]; born 29 July 1984 in Santa Fé) is a Honduran footballer who plays as a center back for Honduran club CD Vida.
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Walter Nahún L&oa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Club Deportivo Platense

Birthplace: Ocotepeque, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Walter Nahún López Cárdenas (1 September 1977 – 9 August 2015) was a Honduran football player.
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Maynor Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Club Deportivo Olimpia

Birthplace: Jutiapa, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Defender

Maynor Alexis Figueroa Róchez (born 2 May 1983) is a Honduran professional footballer who plays as a centre back or left back for the Houston Dynamo in MLS. He currently plays for the ...more
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Andy Najar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
D.C. United

Birthplace: Choluteca, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Forward, Midfielder

Andy Ariel Najar Rodríguez ( nə-HAR; Spanish: [naˈxaɾ]; born 16 March 1993) is a Honduran footballer who plays for Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League, and the Honduras national team.
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Júnior Izaguirre ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Club Deportivo Victoria

Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Defender

Junior Gustavo Izaguirre Puerto (born 12 August 1979) is a retired Honduran football defender, who most recently played for F.C. Motagua in the Honduran Liga Nacional.
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Wilmer Crisanto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Wilmer Crisanto Honduras national football team

Birthplace: La Ceiba, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Defender

Wilmer Crisanto Casildo (born 24 June 1989 in La Ceiba, Honduras) is a Honduran football player, who plays as right back for F.C. Motagua in the Honduran National League. He also plays for his ...more
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Hendry Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Hendry Thomas Wigan Athletic F.C.

Birthplace: La Ceiba, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Midfielder

Hendry Bernardo Thomas Suazo (born 23 February 1985) also known as Buchuca, is a Honduran footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer ...more
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Johnny Leverón is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Johnny Leverón Club Deportivo Motagua

Birthplace: Yoro, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Defender, Midfielder

Johnny Harold Leverón Uclés (born 7 February 1990) is a Honduran international footballer who currently plays for Correcaminos UAT in the Ascenso MX.
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Amado Guevara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Toronto FC

Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Midfielder

Amado Guevara (born 2 May 1976) is a Honduran retired football player and manager. He was the coach of Puerto Rico from 2018 to 2019.A former midfielder, he is the second all-time cap leader for ...more
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Alexander López ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Club Deportivo Olimpia

Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Midfielder

Alexander Agustín "Alex" López Rodríguez (born 5 June 1992 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras) is a Honduran footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for ...more
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Óscar Boniek Garc... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Óscar Boniek García Honduras national football team

Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Defender, Midfielder

Óscar Boniek García Ramírez (born September 4, 1984) is a Honduran footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer. He received his ...more
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Danilo Turcios is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Honduras
Club Deportivo Olimpia

Birthplace: Sonaguera, Honduras

Nationality: Honduras

Position: Defender, Midfielder

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. He ...more