Arnold Peralta

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Arnold Peralta
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Personal information
Full name Arnold Fabian Peralta Sosa
Date of birth (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth La Ceiba, Honduras
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Vida 76 (1)
2013– Rangers 21 (1)
National team
2009 Honduras U20 3 (1)
2010 Honduras U21 2 (0)
2011–2012 Honduras U23 9 (0)
2011– Honduras 30 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Peralta and the second or maternal family name is Sosa.

Arnold Fabian Peralta Sosa (born 29 March 1989) is a footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Rangers in the Scottish Championship and the Honduras national football team.

Club career[edit]


In 2008 he signed for LINA club Vida.[1]


2013-14 season[edit]

On 3 June 2013, it was announced that Peralta had agreed to join Scottish club Rangers on a four–year deal, subject to receiving a work permit. He will be eligible to play once Rangers' player registration embargo is lifted on 1 September 2013.[2]

He said: “I am delighted to be joining a club with the size and history of Rangers. I had several offers from Europe, MLS and at home in Honduras but when I was told I could sign for Rangers it was an easy decision. “I am really looking forward to pulling on that famous blue shirt and getting out on the Ibrox pitch, hopefully the club and fans will appreciate what I can bring to the team.” Peralta scored his first goal for Rangers in a friendly against Dundee.[3]

International career[edit]

Peralta was the Honduran Under-20 captain, helping his country qualify to the 2009 FIFA World Youth Championship, in Egypt, in which he played three games scoring against eventual third place Hungary. He also participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics, making his debut on 26 July in a 2–2 draw against Morocco at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

He made his senior debut for Honduras in a September 2011 friendly match against Paraguay and has, as of April 2013, earned a total of 13 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in seven FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[4] and played at the 2013 Copa Centroamericana.[5]




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