Honduras
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Los Catrachos (The Catrachos)
La Bicolor (The Bicolor)
La H (The H)
AssociationNational Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationUNCAF (Central America)
Head coachDiego Vásquez
CaptainRomell Quioto
Most capsMaynor Figueroa (175)
Top scorerCarlos Pavón (57)[1]
Home stadiumEstadio Olímpico Metropolitano
FIFA codeHON
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 80 Steady (6 October 2022)[2]
Highest20 (September 2001)
Lowest101 (December 2015)
First international
 Guatemala 9–0 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 14 September 1921)
[3]
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)

The Honduras national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Honduras) represents Honduras in men's international football. The team is governed by the National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras (FENAFUTH).

Honduras has qualified for the World Cup three times, in 1982, 2010, and 2014, and never advanced beyond the group stage. Honduras has competed in the CONCACAF Championship (which they won in 1981), and the Copa América (which their best result was third place in 2001). Honduras has won the Central American Cup championship four times, having won the final edition in 2017.

History

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 War

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 a 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 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 Cup

Main article: 1982 FIFA World Cup

Honduras won the 1981 CONCACAF Championship and qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 1982. 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 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 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 América

Main article: 2001 Copa América

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. 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, and failed to qualify after losing at home to Trinidad & Tobago, and away against Mexico in their final two matches.

2010 World Cup

Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup

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]

Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup Group H

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 Cup

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)

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

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  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
2  Costa Rica 10 5 3 2 13 7 +6 18 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0
3  Honduras 10 4 3 3 13 12 +1 15 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–0
4  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
5  Panama 10 1 5 4 10 14 −4 8 2–3 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–0
6  Jamaica 10 0 5 5 5 13 −8 5 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1
Source:[citation needed]

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup Group E

In the Finals in Brazil, Honduras 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

Decline

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 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.

In the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Third Round, Honduras, for the first time ever in a World Cup qualification, failed to register a single win, with just four draws.

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

Results and fixtures

Main article: Honduras national football team results (2020–present)

  Win   Draw   Loss

2022

16 January Friendly Colombia  2–1  Honduras Fort Lauderdale, United States
17:30 UTC−5
  • Quintero 10'
  • Colorado 67'
Report
Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium
Referee: David Gómez (Costa Rica)
27 January 2022 World Cup Q Honduras  0–2  Canada San Pedro Sula, Honduras
19:05 UTC−6 Report
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)
30 January 2022 World Cup Q Honduras  0–2  El Salvador San Pedro Sula, Honduras
18:05 UTC−6 Report
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Referee: Keylor Herrera (Costa Rica)
2 February 2022 World Cup Q United States  3–0  Honduras Saint Paul, United States
18:30 UTC−6 Report Stadium: Allianz Field
Attendance: 19,202
Referee: Oshane Nation (Jamaica)
24 March 2022 World Cup Q Panama  1–1  Honduras Panama City, Panama
20:05 UTC−5 Blackburn 23' Report K. López 65' Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernández
Referee: Ismail Elfath (United States)
27 March 2022 World Cup Q Honduras  0–1  Mexico San Pedro Sula, Honduras
17:05 UTC−6 Report Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Referee: Armando Villarreal (United States)
30 March 2022 World Cup Q Jamaica  2–1  Honduras Kingston, Jamaica
20:05 UTC−5
Report
Stadium: Independence Park
Referee: Keylor Herrera (Costa Rica)
3 June 2022–23 Nations League Curaçao  0–1  Honduras Willemstad, Curaçao
20:00 UTC−4 Report Pinto 23' Stadium: Ergilio Hato Stadium
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)
6 June 2022–23 Nations League Honduras  1–2  Curaçao San Pedro Sula, Honduras
20:00 UTC−6 Quioto 90+4' Report Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Referee: Juan Gabriel Calderón (Costa Rica)
13 June 2022–23 Nations League Honduras  2–1  Canada San Pedro Sula, Honduras
20:00 UTC−6 Report
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
23 September Friendly Argentina  3–0  Honduras Miami Gardens, United States
Report Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium
Attendance: 64,420
Referee: Rubiel Vazquez (United States)
27 September Friendly Honduras  2–1  Guatemala Houston, United States
20:00 UTC−5
Report
Stadium: PNC Stadium
Referee: Ismail Elfath (United States)
27 October Friendly Qatar  1–0  Honduras Marbella, Spain
18:30 UTC+2 Almoez 60' Report Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Marbella
30 October Friendly Saudi Arabia  0–0  Honduras Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
18:30 UTC+4 Report Stadium: Al Nahyan Stadium

2023

28 March 2022–23 Nations League Canada  v  Honduras Canada
Report

Coaching staff

As of 18 November 2022
Position Name
Head coach Argentina Diego Vázquez
Assistant coach Honduras Ninrrol Medina
Assistant coach Honduras Javier Nunez
Goalkeeping coach Honduras Hugo Caballero
Fitness coach Argentina Patricio Negreira
Fitness coach Honduras Jair Aguilar
General Director Honduras Gerardo Ramos
Team Manager Honduras Luis Breve
Press Officer Honduras Edwin Banegas
Photographer and Social Media Honduras Magdiel Lagos
Nutritionist Honduras Oswaldo Sandoval
Doctor Honduras Guillermo Toledo
Physiotherapy Honduras Jorge Pacheco
Physiotherapy Honduras Gerardo Mejia
Equipment Manager Honduras Oscar Carvallo
Equipment Manager Honduras Kelsim Flores

Coaching history

Players

The following 23 players were called up for the friendly matches against Qatar and Saudi Arabia on 27 and 30 October 2022 respectively.[8]

Caps and goals updated as of 27 September 2022 after the match against Guatemala.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Luis López (1993-09-13) 13 September 1993 (age 29) 52 0 Honduras Real España
1GK Harold Fonseca (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 29) 3 0 Honduras Victoria

2DF Marcelo Pereira (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 27) 26 0 Honduras Motagua
2DF Denil Maldonado (1998-05-26) 26 May 1998 (age 24) 20 0 Honduras Motagua
2DF Allans Vargas (1993-09-25) 25 September 1993 (age 29) 12 0 Honduras Marathón
2DF Omar Elvir (1989-11-28) 28 November 1989 (age 32) 9 0 Honduras Olancho FC
2DF Franklin Flores (1996-05-18) 18 May 1996 (age 26) 7 0 Honduras Real España
2DF Carlos Meléndez (1997-12-08) 8 December 1997 (age 24) 7 0 Honduras Motagua
2DF Wesly Decas (1999-08-11) 11 August 1999 (age 23) 5 0 Honduras Motagua
2DF Oscar Almendárez (1992-07-13) 13 July 1992 (age 30) 0 0 Honduras Olancho FC

3MF Jhow Benavídez (1995-12-26) 26 December 1995 (age 26) 11 0 Honduras Real España
3MF Héctor Castellanos (1992-12-28) 28 December 1992 (age 29) 9 0 Honduras Motagua
3MF Iván López (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 32) 3 0 Honduras Motagua
3MF Joseph Rosales (2000-11-06) 6 November 2000 (age 22) 3 0 United States Minnesota United
3MF Devron García (1996-02-17) 17 February 1996 (age 26) 1 0 Honduras Real España
3MF Carlos Mejía (1997-03-23) 23 March 1997 (age 25) 1 0 Honduras Real España
3MF Denis Meléndez (1995-06-22) 22 June 1995 (age 27) 0 0 Honduras Vida
3MF Jack Jean-Baptiste (1999-12-20) 20 December 1999 (age 22) 0 0 Honduras UPNFM
3MF Alexy Vega (1996-09-16) 16 September 1996 (age 26) 0 0 Honduras Victoria

4FW Ángel Tejeda (1991-06-01) 1 June 1991 (age 31) 16 1 Honduras Motagua
4FW Edwin Solano (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 26) 12 2 Honduras Marathón
4FW Clayvin Zúñiga (1991-03-29) 29 March 1991 (age 31) 1 0 Honduras Marathón
4FW Yeison Mejía (1998-01-18) 18 January 1998 (age 24) 0 0 Honduras Real España

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Edrick Menjívar (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 29) 6 0 Honduras Olimpia v.  Guatemala, 27 September 2022
GK Marlon Licona (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991 (age 31) 0 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Canada, 13 June 2022
GK Roberto López (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 (age 29) 0 0 Honduras Vida v.  Jamaica, 30 March 2022
GK Alex Güity (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 25) 1 0 Honduras Olimpia v.  United States, 2 February 2022

DF Marcelo Santos (1992-08-02) 2 August 1992 (age 30) 6 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Guatemala, 27 September 2022
DF Getsel Montes (1996-06-23) 23 June 1996 (age 26) 0 0 Honduras Real España v.  Guatemala, 27 September 2022
DF Andy Najar (1993-03-16) 16 March 1993 (age 29) 42 4 United States D.C. United v.  Guatemala, 27 September 2022
DF Maylor Núñez (1996-07-05) 5 July 1996 (age 26) 5 0 Honduras Olimpia v.  Guatemala, 27 September 2022
DF José Aguilera (2002-02-25) 25 February 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Honduras Marathón v.  Curaçao, 3 June 2022 PRE
DF Elvin Oliva (1997-10-24) 24 October 1997 (age 25) 0 0 Honduras Olimpia v.  Curaçao, 3 June 2022 PRE
DF André Orellana (2002-03-11) 11 March 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Honduras Olimpia v.  Curaçao, 3 June 2022 PRE
DF Maynor Figueroa (1983-05-02) 2 May 1983 (age 39) 181 5 Unattached v.  United States, 2 February 2022
DF Diego Rodríguez (1995-11-06) 6 November 1995 (age 27) 16 1 Honduras Motagua v.  United States, 2 February 2022
DF Wisdom Quaye (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 24) 3 0 Honduras Real España v.  United States, 2 February 2022
DF Junior García (2001-10-07) 7 October 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Honduras Real España v.  Colombia, 16 January 2022

MF Kervin Arriaga (1998-01-05) 5 January 1998 (age 24) 20 2 United States Minnesota United v.  Guatemala, 27 September 2022
MF Germán Mejía (1994-10-01) 1 October 1994 (age 28) 1 0 Honduras Olimpia v.  Guatemala, 27 September 2022
MF Deiby Flores (1996-06-16) 16 June 1996 (age 26) 23 0 Greece Panetolikos v.  Guatemala, 27 September 2022
MF Edwin Rodríguez (1999-09-25) 25 September 1999 (age 23) 20 1 Greece Aris v.  Canada, 13 June 2022
MF Brayan Moya (1993-10-19) 19 October 1993 (age 29) 18 4 Honduras Olimpia v.  Canada, 13 June 2022
MF Kevin López (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 26) 13 2 Guatemala Comunicaciones v.  Canada, 13 June 2022
MF Gerson Chávez (2000-01-31) 31 January 2000 (age 22) 0 0 Honduras Real España v.  Curaçao, 6 June 2022
MF Carlos Argueta (1999-01-06) 6 January 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Honduras Vida v.  Curaçao, 3 June 2022 PRE
MF Deyron Martínez (1999-12-20) 20 December 1999 (age 22) 0 0 Honduras Real Sociedad v.  Curaçao, 3 June 2022 PRE
MF Damin Ramírez (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 29) 0 0 Honduras Victoria v.  Curaçao, 3 June 2022 PRE
MF Roger Sander (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Honduras Vida v.  Curaçao, 3 June 2022 PRE
MF Bryan Acosta (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993 (age 29) 56 2 United States Colorado Rapids v.  Jamaica, 30 March 2022
MF Alfredo Mejía (1990-04-03) 3 April 1990 (age 32) 54 1 Greece Levadiakos v.  Jamaica, 30 March 2022
MF Alexander López (1992-06-05) 5 June 1992 (age 30) 47 6 Costa Rica Alajuelense v.  Jamaica, 30 March 2022
MF Juan Delgado (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 30) 4 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Jamaica, 30 March 2022
MF Jonathan Núñez (2001-11-26) 26 November 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Jamaica, 30 March 2022
MF Jorge Álvarez (1998-01-28) 28 January 1998 (age 24) 10 1 Honduras Olimpia v.  United States, 2 February 2022

FW Rigoberto Rivas (1998-07-31) 31 July 1998 (age 24) 16 0 Italy Reggina v.  Guatemala, 27 September 2022
FW Romell Quioto (1991-08-09) 9 August 1991 (age 31) 62 13 Canada CF Montréal v.  Guatemala, 27 September 2022
FW Luis Palma (2000-01-17) 17 January 2000 (age 22) 6 0 Greece Aris v.  Guatemala, 27 September 2022
FW Bryan Róchez (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 27) 20 0 Portugal Portimonense v.  Guatemala, 27 September 2022
FW Rubilio Castillo (1991-11-26) 26 November 1991 (age 31) 30 6 Unattached v.  Canada, 13 June 2022
FW Cristian Sacaza (1998-08-18) 18 August 1998 (age 24) 0 0 Honduras Vida v.  Canada, 13 June 2022
FW José Pinto (1997-09-27) 27 September 1997 (age 25) 4 1 Honduras Olimpia v.  Canada, 13 June 2022
FW Jerry Bengtson (1987-04-08) 8 April 1987 (age 35) 65 22 Honduras Olimpia v.  Curaçao, 6 June 2022
FW Marvin Bernárdez (1995-02-05) 5 February 1995 (age 27) 0 0 Honduras Vida v.  Curaçao, 3 June 2022 PRE
FW Júnior Lacayo (1995-08-19) 19 August 1995 (age 27) 1 0 Honduras Real España v.  Jamaica, 30 March 2022
FW Marco Aceituno (2003-12-28) 28 December 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Honduras Real España v.  Jamaica, 30 March 2022
FW Alberth Elis (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 26) 56 12 France Bordeaux v.  United States, 2 February 2022
FW Anthony Lozano (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 29) 40 9 Spain Cádiz v.  United States, 2 February 2022
FW Jonathan Toro (1996-10-21) 21 October 1996 (age 26) 15 3 Portugal Académico Viseu v.  United States, 2 February 2022
FW Eddie Hernández (1991-02-27) 27 February 1991 (age 31) 27 7 Honduras Motagua v.  Colombia, 16 January 2022

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

Records

As of 13 June 2022[9]
Players in bold are still active with Honduras.

Most appearances

Maynor Figueroa is Honduras's most capped player with 181 appearances.
Maynor Figueroa is Honduras's most capped player with 181 appearances.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Maynor Figueroa 181 5 2003–
2 Amado Guevara 138 27 1994–2010
3 Noel Valladares 135 0 2000–2016
4 Boniek García 134 3 2005–2021
5 Emilio Izaguirre 111 5 2007–2020
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 goalscorers

Carlos Pavón is Honduras's top goalscorer with 57 goals.
Carlos Pavón is Honduras's 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 65 0.34 2010–
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 record

FIFA World Cup

Main article: Honduras at the FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950 Did not enter Declined participation
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962 Did not qualify 5 2 1 2 5 8
England 1966 4 0 1 3 1 6
Mexico 1970 7 4 1 2 10 8
West Germany 1974 7 2 4 1 11 10
Argentina 1978 Withdrew Withdrew
Spain 1982 Group stage 18th 3 0 2 1 2 3 Squad 13 8 4 1 23 6
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify 10 5 3 2 15 9
Italy 1990 2 0 2 0 1 1
United States 1994 14 6 3 5 23 20
France 1998 6 3 1 2 18 11
South Korea Japan 2002 22 14 2 6 56 25
Germany 2006 8 3 4 1 15 8
South Africa 2010 Group stage 30th 3 0 1 2 0 3 Squad 18 10 2 6 32 18
Brazil 2014 31st 3 0 0 3 1 8 Squad 16 7 5 4 25 15
Russia 2018 Did not qualify 18 5 7 6 20 28
Qatar 2022 14 0 4 10 7 26
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total Group stage 3/22 9 0 3 6 3 14 164 69 44 51 262 202

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Main article: Honduras at the CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record Qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
El Salvador 1963 Fourth place 4th 7 3 1 3 8 12 Squad Qualified automatically
Guatemala 1965 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 5
Honduras 1967 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 4 2 Squad Qualified as hosts
Costa Rica 1969 Banned Banned
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Sixth place 6th 5 0 1 4 5 11 Squad 2 1 1 0 2 1
Haiti 1973 Fourth place 4th 5 1 3 1 6 6 Squad 2 1 1 0 5 4
Mexico 1977 Did not enter Did not enter
Honduras 1981 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 8 1 Squad 8 5 2 1 15 5
1985 Runners-up 2nd 8 3 3 2 11 9 Squad 2 2 0 0 4 0
1989 Did not qualify 2 0 2 0 1 1
United States 1991 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 12 3 Squad 5 2 1 2 5 5
Mexico United States1993 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 6 5 Squad 3 3 0 0 7 0
United States 1996 Group stage 8th 2 0 0 2 1 8 Squad 4 3 1 0 8 1
United States 1998 Group stage 9th 2 0 0 2 1 5 Squad 5 2 1 2 8 5
United States 2000 Quarter-finals 6th 3 2 0 1 7 5 Squad 5 4 0 1 11 5
United States 2002 Did not qualify 3 1 1 1 12 5
Mexico United States 2003 Group stage 10th 2 0 1 1 1 2 Squad 7 3 1 3 10 7
United States 2005 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 8 6 Squad 5 3 2 0 12 3
United States 2007 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 0 2 10 6 Squad 3 1 1 1 11 5
United States 2009 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 6 4 Squad 5 4 0 1 9 3
United States 2011 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 8 5 Squad 4 3 1 0 8 3
United States 2013 Fourth place 4th 5 3 0 2 5 5 Squad 4 1 2 1 3 3
Canada United States 2015 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 2 4 Squad 4 2 0 2 3 3
United States 2017 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 3 2 Squad 5 4 1 0 7 3
Costa Rica Jamaica United States 2019 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 6 4 Squad Qualified automatically
United States 2021 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 7 7 Squad 4 3 1 0 8 1
Total 1 Title 21/26 90 34 20 36 125 112 84 48 19 17 150 68

CONCACAF Nations League

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

Copa América

Main article: Honduras at the Copa América

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

Copa Centroamericana

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

CCCF Championship

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

Pan American Games

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Argentina 1951 Did not participate
Mexico 1955
United States 1959
Brazil 1963
Canada 1967
Colombia 1971
Mexico 1975
Puerto Rico 1979
Venezuela 1983
United States 1987
Cuba 1991 Fourth place 4th 5 1 1 3 6 11
Argentina 1995 Fourth place 4th 6 1 2 3 8 10
Total Fourth place 2/12 11 2 3 6 14 21

Central American and Caribbean Games

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

Central American Games

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

Lunar New Year Cup

Head-to-head record

As of 30 October 2022 after the match against  Saudi Arabia.[10]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

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

FIFA World Ranking

See also: FIFA World Rankings

Last update was on 24 February 2022 Source:[11]

  Best Ranking    Worst Ranking    Best Mover    Worst Mover  

Honduras' FIFA World Ranking History
Rank Year Best Worst
Rank Move Rank Move
78 2022
76 2021 63 Increase 4 76 Decrease 8
64 2020 62 Steady 64 Decrease 1
62 2019 61 Increase 4 67 Decrease 6
62 2018 59 Increase 5 67 Decrease 3
68 2017 65 Increase 10 75 Decrease 3
75 2016 75 Increase 10 98 Decrease 4
101 2015 72 Increase 5 101 Decrease 8
71 2014 30 Increase 4 72 Decrease 13
42 2013 34 Increase 12 59 Decrease 7
58 2012 51 Increase 10 72 Decrease 8
53 2011 38 Increase 17 57 Decrease 7
59 2010 34 Increase 3 59 Decrease 8
37 2009 35 Increase 7 46 Decrease 7
40 2008 36 Increase 10 61 Decrease 13
53 2007 52 Increase 7 63 Decrease 8
56 2006 38 Increase 26 81 Decrease 43
41 2005 39 Increase 11 59 Decrease 4
59 2004 47 Increase 12 59 Decrease 6
49 2003 37 Increase 3 49 Decrease 5
40 2002 25 Increase 3 43 Decrease 8
27 2001 20 Increase 25 51 Decrease 4
46 2000 46 Increase 14 74 Decrease 6
69 1999 69 Increase 14 80 Decrease 2
91 1998 64 Increase 9 95 Decrease 17
73 1997 45 Increase 5 73 Decrease 8
45 1996 42 Increase 5 57 Decrease 6
49 1995 49 Increase 20 71 Decrease 20
53 1994 40 Increase 2 56 Decrease 7
40 1993 39 Increase 2 41 Decrease 1

See also

References

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  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 6 October 2022. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie (13 November 2006). "Honduras International Soccer Matches Since 1920". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 November 2010.
  4. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 25 November 2022. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
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  8. ^ "Varias sorpresas! La convocatoria de la Selección de Honduras para los amistosos ante las mundialistas Qatar y Arabia Saudita" [Various surprises! The call of the Honduran National Team for the friendlies against the World Cup teams Qatar and Saudi Arabia]. Diario Diez (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 October 2022.
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  10. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net.
  11. ^ "Honduras in the FIFA World Ranking". Retrieved 26 July 2020.