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 coachDiego Vázquez
Most capsMaynor Figueroa (182)[1]
Top scorerCarlos Pavón (57)[1]
Home stadiumEstadio Olímpico Metropolitano
FIFA codeHON
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 82 Decrease 4 (31 March 2022)[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)

[4]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 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.

History

The national team made its debut in the Independence Centenary Games held in Guatemala City in September 1921, losing 9–0 to Guatemala.[5]

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.[6]

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 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 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. 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 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. 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 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.[7]

Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup Group H

Honduras faced Chile, Spain, and Switzerland in their first round group.[8] 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 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

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 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 stadium

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 fixtures

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

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

  Win   Draw   Loss

2021

3 June Nations League SF Honduras  0–1  United States Denver, United States
17:30 Report
  • Siebatcheu 89'
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)
5 September 2022 World Cup Q El Salvador  0–0  Honduras San Salvador, El Salvador
17:00 UTC−6 Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Stadium: Estadio Cuscatlán
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)
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)

2022

16 January Friendly Colombia  2–1  Honduras Fort Lauderdale, United States
17:30 UTC−5 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 Nations League Curaçao  v  Honduras Willemstad, Curaçao
20:00 UTC−4 Stadium: Ergilio Hato Stadium
6 June Nations League Honduras  v  Curaçao San Pedro Sula, Honduras
20:00 UTC−6 Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
13 June Nations League Honduras  v  Canada San Pedro Sula, Honduras
20:00 UTC−6 Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano

2023

28 March Nations League Canada  v  Honduras Canada
Stadium: TBD

Coaching staff

As of 21 April 2022
Position Name
Head coach Mexico Carlos de los Cobos
Assistant coach Honduras Velasco Zapata
Goalkeeping coach Honduras Brendon Aguirre

Coaching history

Players

Current squad

The following 26 players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Canada, El Salvador and United States on 27 and 30 January and 2 February 2022, respectively.[9]

Caps and goals updated as of 2 February 2022 after the match against United States.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Edrick Menjívar (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 29) 5 0 Honduras Olimpia
18 1GK Alex Güity (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 24) 1 0 Honduras Olimpia
22 1GK Luis López (1993-09-13) 13 September 1993 (age 28) 46 0 Honduras Real España

2 2DF Allans Vargas (1993-09-25) 25 September 1993 (age 28) 10 0 Honduras Marathón
3 2DF Maynor Figueroa (captain) (1983-05-02) 2 May 1983 (age 39) 181 5 Unattached
4 2DF Marcelo Santos (1992-08-02) 2 August 1992 (age 29) 5 0 Honduras Motagua
15 2DF Denil Maldonado (1998-05-26) 26 May 1998 (age 23) 13 0 Honduras Motagua
16 2DF Wisdom Quaye (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 24) 3 0 Honduras Real España
19 2DF Omar Elvir (1989-11-28) 28 November 1989 (age 32) 6 0 Honduras Motagua
23 2DF Diego Rodríguez (1995-11-06) 6 November 1995 (age 26) 16 1 Honduras Motagua
2DF Franklin Flores (1996-05-18) 18 May 1996 (age 25) 5 0 Honduras Real España
2DF Devron García (1996-02-17) 17 February 1996 (age 26) 1 0 Honduras Real España

5 3MF Kervin Arriaga (1998-01-05) 5 January 1998 (age 24) 13 1 United States Minnesota United
6 3MF Bryan Acosta (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993 (age 28) 56 2 United States Colorado Rapids
8 3MF Alfredo Mejía (1990-04-03) 3 April 1990 (age 32) 54 1 Greece Levadiakos
10 3MF Edwin Rodríguez (1999-09-25) 25 September 1999 (age 22) 15 1 Honduras Olimpia
14 3MF Cristian Sacaza (1998-08-18) 18 August 1998 (age 23) 0 0 Honduras Honduras Progreso
17 3MF Kevin López (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 26) 7 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
20 3MF Jorge Álvarez (1998-01-28) 28 January 1998 (age 24) 10 1 Honduras Olimpia
3MF Iván López (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 31) 3 0 Honduras Motagua

7 4FW Alberth Elis (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 26) 56 12 France Bordeaux
9 4FW Anthony Lozano (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 29) 40 9 Spain Cádiz
11 4FW Bryan Róchez (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 27) 15 0 Portugal Nacional
12 4FW Romell Quioto (1991-08-09) 9 August 1991 (age 30) 57 12 Canada CF Montréal
13 4FW Brayan Moya (1993-10-19) 19 October 1993 (age 28) 17 4 Honduras Olimpia
21 4FW Jonathan Toro (1996-10-21) 21 October 1996 (age 25) 15 3 Portugal Académica

Recent call-ups

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 Roberto López (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 (age 29) 0 0 Honduras Vida v.  Canada, 26 January 2022 COV
GK Marlon Licona (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991 (age 31) 0 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Mexico, 10 October 2021
GK Denovan Torres (1989-11-04) 4 November 1989 (age 32) 0 0 Honduras Marathón v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
GK Harold Fonseca (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 28) 2 0 Honduras Victoria v. CONCACAF Nations League Finals PRE

DF Junior García (2001-10-07) 7 October 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Honduras Real España v.  Colombia, 16 January 2022
DF Kevin Álvarez (1996-08-03) 3 August 1996 (age 25) 14 0 Honduras Real España v.  Costa Rica, 16 November 2021
DF Marcelo Pereira (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 26) 22 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Costa Rica, 16 November 2021
DF Carlos Meléndez (1997-12-08) 8 December 1997 (age 24) 2 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Costa Rica, 16 November 2021
DF Cristopher Meléndez (1997-11-25) 25 November 1997 (age 24) 1 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Panama, 12 November 2021 PRE
DF Andy Najar (1993-03-16) 16 March 1993 (age 29) 41 4 United States D.C. United v.  Panama, 12 November 2021 WD
DF Danilo Acosta (1997-11-17) 17 November 1997 (age 24) 3 0 United States Orange County SC v.  Mexico, 10 October 2021
DF Johnny Leverón (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 32) 42 4 Honduras Olimpia v.  Mexico, 10 October 2021
DF José García (1998-09-21) 21 September 1998 (age 23) 3 0 Honduras Olimpia v.  Mexico, 10 October 2021
DF Félix Crisanto (1990-09-09) 9 September 1990 (age 31) 25 0 Honduras Olimpia v.  United States, 8 September 2021
DF Éver Alvarado (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 30) 31 1 Honduras Olimpia v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup INJ
DF Wesly Decas (1999-08-11) 11 August 1999 (age 22) 0 0 Honduras Motagua v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Getsel Montes (1996-06-23) 23 June 1996 (age 25) 0 0 Honduras Real España v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Jonathan Núñez (2001-11-26) 26 November 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Honduras Motagua v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Maylor Núñez (1996-07-05) 5 July 1996 (age 25) 2 0 Honduras Olimpia v. CONCACAF Nations League Finals INJ

MF Juan Delgado (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 29) 4 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Colombia, 16 January 2022
MF Jack Jean-Baptiste (1999-12-20) 20 December 1999 (age 22) 0 0 Honduras UPNFM v.  Colombia, 16 January 2022
MF Alexander López (1992-06-05) 5 June 1992 (age 29) 47 6 Costa Rica Alajuelense v.  Costa Rica, 16 November 2021
MF Deiby Flores (1996-06-16) 16 June 1996 (age 25) 18 0 Greece Panetolikos v.  Costa Rica, 16 November 2021
MF Carlos Pineda (1997-09-23) 23 September 1997 (age 24) 12 0 Honduras Olimpia v.  Mexico, 10 October 2021
MF Boniek García (1984-04-11) 11 April 1984 (age 38) 134 3 Honduras Olimpia v.  Mexico, 10 October 2021
MF Walter Martínez (1991-03-26) 26 March 1991 (age 31) 6 0 Honduras Motagua v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Jhow Benavídez (1995-12-26) 26 December 1995 (age 26) 10 0 Honduras Real España v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Roger Espinoza (1986-10-25) 25 October 1986 (age 35) 52 4 United States Sporting Kansas City v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Luis Garrido (1990-11-05) 5 November 1990 (age 31) 46 0 Honduras Marathón v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Héctor Castellanos (1992-12-28) 28 December 1992 (age 29) 5 0 Honduras Motagua v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Cristian Cálix (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 22) 0 0 Honduras Marathón v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Samuel Elvir (2001-05-25) 25 May 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Honduras UPNFM v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Josman Figueroa (2001-04-20) April 20, 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Honduras Olimpia v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Luis Vega (2002-02-28) 28 February 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Honduras Marathón v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

FW Eddie Hernández (1991-02-27) 27 February 1991 (age 31) 27 7 Honduras Olimpia v.  Colombia, 16 January 2022
FW José Pinto (1997-09-27) 27 September 1997 (age 24) 2 0 Honduras Olimpia v.  Colombia, 16 January 2022
FW Yeison Mejía (1998-01-18) 18 January 1998 (age 24) 0 0 Honduras Real España v.  Colombia, 16 January 2022 INJ
FW Marco Aceituno (2003-12-28) 28 December 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Honduras Real España v.  Colombia, 16 January 2022 WD
FW Rubilio Castillo (1991-11-26) 26 November 1991 (age 30) 29 6 Portugal Tondela v.  Costa Rica, 16 November 2021
FW Luis Palma (2000-01-17) 17 January 2000 (age 22) 2 0 Greece Aris v.  Panama, 12 November 2021 PRE
FW Rigoberto Rivas (1998-07-31) 31 July 1998 (age 23) 14 0 Italy Reggina v.  Mexico, 10 October 2021
FW Ángel Tejeda (1991-06-01) 1 June 1991 (age 30) 13 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Mexico, 10 October 2021
FW Edwin Solano (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 26) 6 1 Honduras Marathón v.  United States, 8 September 2021
FW Jerry Bengtson (1987-04-08) 8 April 1987 (age 35) 63 22 Honduras Olimpia v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Roger Rojas (1990-06-09) 9 June 1990 (age 31) 33 3 Costa Rica Sporting San José v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Carlos Fernández (1992-02-17) 17 February 1992 (age 30) 0 0 Liechtenstein Vaduz v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup COV
FW Michaell Chirinos (1995-06-17) 17 June 1995 (age 26) 20 0 Honduras Olimpia v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup INJ
FW Jorge Benguché (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 25) 6 2 Uruguay Cerro Largo v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW César Guillén (1996-10-27) 27 October 1996 (age 25) 0 0 Honduras UPNFM v. 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
FW Júnior Lacayo (1995-08-19) 19 August 1995 (age 26) 0 0 Honduras Real España 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

Records

As of 16 January 2022[10]
Players in bold are still active with Honduras.

Most appearances

Maynor Figueroa is Honduras's most capped player with 179 appearances.
Maynor Figueroa is Honduras's most capped player with 179 appearances.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Maynor Figueroa 182 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 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 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 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
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
El Salvador 1963 Fourth place 4th 7 3 1 3 8 12 Squad
Guatemala 1965 Did not qualify
Honduras 1967 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 4 2 Squad
Costa Rica 1969 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Sixth place 6th 5 0 1 4 5 11 Squad
Haiti 1973 Fourth place 4th 5 1 3 1 6 6 Squad
Mexico 1977 Did not qualify
Honduras 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
United States 1991 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 12 3 Squad
Mexico United States1993 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 6 5 Squad
United States 1996 Group stage 8th 2 0 0 2 1 8 Squad
United States 1998 Group stage 9th 2 0 0 2 1 5 Squad
United States 2000 Quarter-finals 6th 3 2 0 1 7 5 Squad
United States 2002 Did not qualify
Mexico United States 2003 Group stage 10th 2 0 1 1 1 2 Squad
United States 2005 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 8 6 Squad
United States 2007 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 0 2 10 6 Squad
United States 2009 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 6 4 Squad
United States 2011 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 8 5 Squad
United States 2013 Fourth place 4th 5 3 0 2 5 5 Squad
Canada United States 2015 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 2 4 Squad
United States 2017 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 3 2 Squad
Costa Rica Jamaica United States 2019 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 6 4 Squad
United States 2021 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 7 7 Squad
Total 1 Title 21/26 90 34 20 36 125 112

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
Since 1999 See Honduras national under-23 football team
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

Head-to-head record

As of 29 March 2022 after the match against  Jamaica.[11]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

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

Honours

Major competitions

  • Third place (1): 2001

Minor competitions

FIFA World Ranking

See also: FIFA World Rankings

Last update was on 24 February 2022 Source:[12]

  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. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
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  11. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net.
  12. ^ "Honduras in the FIFA World Ranking". Retrieved 26 July 2020.