Carlos Pavón

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Carlos Pavón
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Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Pavón Plummer
Date of birth (1973-10-09) 9 October 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth El Progreso, Honduras
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1990–1992 Real España Reservas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Real España 23 (14)
1994–1995 Toluca 17 (7)
1995 San Luis 11 (4)
1996 Valladolid 9 (0)
1996–1997 Correcaminos 20 (14)
1997–1998 Necaxa 25 (7)
1998–2000 Celaya 57 (34)
2000–2001 Morelia 28 (14)
2001 Udinese 7 (1)
2002–2003 Napoli 12 (0)
2003 Real España 20 (10)
2003–2004 Morelia 16 (6)
2004 Deportivo Cali 14 (3)
2004–2005 Cruz Azul 13 (3)
2005–2006 Comunicaciones 34 (19)
2006–2007 Real España 48 (22)
2007 Los Angeles Galaxy 18 (3)
2007–2009 Real España 59 (18)
2009 Necaxa 9 (0)
2009–2013 Real España 48 (17)
Total 488 (196)
National team
1993–2010 Honduras 101 (57)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2007-10-21.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2010-06-16
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pavón and the second or maternal family name is Plummer.

Carlos Alberto Pavón Plummer (born 9 October 1973 in El Progreso) is a retired Honduran football striker.

He is most prominently related to Real España of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras and is Honduras' all-time national team goalscorer.[1]

Club career[edit]

Pavón began his career at the age of 18 in his native Honduras with Real España on 30 May 1992 against Platense in the 1992 Honduran Cup,[2] the final score was 1-1. While with Real España, Pavón won four Honduran league championships, as well as leading the league in scoring.

Mexican years[edit]

Pavón then played in Mexico for seven successive years, except for a short stint in Spain. He played for Morelia in the Mexican Primera División, winning the 2000 Clausura with the club. He has also played for Toluca, San Luis, Correcaminos, Necaxa, Cruz Azul, and Celaya, where he led the Mexican Second Division in scoring.

Europe[edit]

He has played in Italy in Serie A for both Udinese and Napoli from 2001–2003 and in Spain's first division with Real Valladolid (1995).

Major League Soccer[edit]

On 19 June 2007, he signed a deal to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy. [1] He scored twice in the away match against New York Red Bulls on 18 August 2007, both coming from David Beckham assists. The match attracted 66,000 fans, the highest attendance ever recorded for a Bulls game. Pavón was waived at the end of the season.

Despite other offers from MLS teams, he went back to Real Club España in Honduras for 2008. After being released, he signed on with the struggling Club Necaxa of the Primera División de México. He made his debut for Necaxa on 1 March 2009 after only one training session with the club. He started the match and assisted both goals in their 2-2 draw with Club Santos Laguna.

After trying his luck at Club Necaxa[3] he returned to Real España and retired after the 2012 Clausura to become assistant coach at the club as well as a football commenator.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Honduras League Cup League Cup North America Total
1992–93 Real España Honduran national league 6 4 6 3 2 1 14 8
1993–94 17 10 7 6 24 16
2003–04 20 10 20 10
2005–06 9 2
2006–07 34 20
2007–08 17 5
2008–09 Apertura 16 6
2008–09 Clausura 17 2
2009–10 21 15
2011–12 29 7
Total Honduras 186 81
Career total 186 81

International career[edit]

Pavón made his debut for Honduras in a July 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against the USA and has earned a total of 101 caps, scoring a Honduran record 57 goals. He has represented his country in 37 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 2008 Summer Olympics and in only 1 game at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[5]

He also played at the 1995,[6]1999,[7] 2001[8] and 2009 UNCAF Nations Cups[9] as well as at the 1993,[10] 1998,[11] 2000[12] and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[13]

On 19 October 2009, the IFFHS had a vote for the 2009 "world's most popular football player award". The candidates consisted of 115 currently active players from 68 countries in all six football continents. Votes were cast at the IFFHS website until 2 January 2010 with Carlos Pavón being the winner.

His final international was a June 2010 FIFA World Cup match against Chile. After participating in the World Cup through pain, it was discovered Pavón had a hernia. His future in football was in limbo, as a result of the injury.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 November 1995 Santa Ana, El Salvador  Panama 2-0 Win UNCAF Nations Cup 1995
2. 10 December 1995 San Salvador, El Salvador  Guatemala 3-0 Win UNCAF Nations Cup 1995
3. 10 December 1995 San Salvador, El Salvador  Guatemala 3-0 Win UNCAF Nations Cup 1995
4. 24 July 1996 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Panama 1-1 Draw Friendly
5. 21 August 1996 San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador 2-1 Win Friendly
6. 25 August 1996 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Cuba 4-0 Win Friendly
7. 21 September 1996 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Mexico 2-1 Win World Cup 1998 Qualifier
8. 21 October 1996 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  El Salvador 1-1 Draw Friendly
9. 17 November 1996 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11-3 Win World Cup 1998 Qualifier
10. 1 February 1998 Oakland, United States  Trinidad and Tobago 1-3 Loss 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup
11. 21 March 1999 San José Costa Rica  Costa Rica 1-0 Win UNCAF Nations Cup 1999
12. 26 March 1999 San José Costa Rica  Costa Rica 2-1 Win UNCAF Nations Cup 1999
13. 21 May 1999 Miami, United States  Haiti 2-0 Win Friendly
14. 21 May 1999 Miami, United States  Haiti 2-0 Win Friendly
15. 9 February 2000 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  El Salvador 5-1 Win Friendly
16. 12 February 2000 Miami, United States  Jamaica 2-0 Win 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
17. 16 February 2000 Miami, United States  Colombia 2-0 Win 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
18. 19 February 2000 Miami, United States  Peru 3-5 Loss 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
19. 7 May 2000 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 3-1 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
20. 7 May 2000 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 3-1 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
21. 3 June 2000 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Haiti 4-0 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
22. 16 July 2000 San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador 5-2 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
23. 16 July 2000 San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador 5-2 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
24. 16 August 2000 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6-0 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
25. 16 August 2000 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6-0 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
26. 2 September 2000 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  El Salvador 5-0 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
27. 2 September 2000 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  El Salvador 5-0 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
28. 2 September 2000 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  El Salvador 5-0 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
29. 23 May 2001 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Nicaragua 10-2 Win UNCAF Nations Cup 2001
30. 23 May 2001 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Nicaragua 10-2 Win UNCAF Nations Cup 2001
31. 23 May 2001 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Nicaragua 10-2 Win UNCAF Nations Cup 2001
32. 16 June 2001 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Trinidad and Tobago 4-2 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
33. 20 June 2001 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Mexico 3-1 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
34. 20 June 2001 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Mexico 3-1 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
35. 20 June 2001 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Mexico 3-1 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
36. 1 September 2001 Washington, D.C., United States  United States 2-1 Win World Cup 2002 Qualifier
37. 2 May 2002 Kobe, Japan  Japan 3-3 Draw 2002 Kirin Cup
38. 2 May 2002 Kobe, Japan  Japan 3-3 Draw 2002 Kirin Cup
39. 28 April 2004 Fort Lauderdale, United States  Ecuador 1-1 Draw Friendly
40. 19 June 2004 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Netherlands Antilles 4-0 Win World Cup 2006 Qualification
41. 19 April 2007 La Ceiba, Honduras  Haiti 1-3 Loss Friendly
42. 25 May 2007 Mérida, Venezuela  Venezuela 1-2 Loss Friendly
43. 13 June 2007 Houston, United States  Cuba 5-0 Win 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
44. 13 June 2007 Houston, United States  Cuba 5-0 Win 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
45. 13 June 2007 Houston, United States  Cuba 5-0 Win 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
46. 13 June 2007 Houston, United States  Cuba 5-0 Win 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
47. 17 June 2007 Houston, United States  Guadeloupe 1-2 Loss 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
48. 18 January 2009 Miami, United States  Chile 2-0 Win Friendly
49. 26 January 2009 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  El Salvador 2-0 Win UNCAF Nations Cup 2009
50. 28 March 2009 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Trinidad and Tobago 1-1 Draw World Cup 2010 Qualification
51. 1 April 2009 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Mexico 3-1 Win World Cup 2010 Qualification
52. 10 June 2009 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  El Salvador 1-0 Win World Cup 2010 Qualification
53. 12 August 2009 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Costa Rica 4-0 Win World Cup 2010 Qualification
54. 5 September 2009 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Trinidad and Tobago 4-1 Win World Cup 2010 Qualification
55. 5 September 2009 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Trinidad and Tobago 4-1 Win World Cup 2010 Qualification
56. 14 October 2009 San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador 1-0 Win World Cup 2010 Qualification
57. 23 January 2010 Carson, United States  United States 3-1 Win Friendly

Honours and awards[edit]

Club[edit]

C.D. Real Espana
Monarcas Morelia

Country[edit]

Honduras

Individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Costa Rican Allard Plummer, who played for Marathón in the 1970s[14] and Blanca Nieves Pavón Macedo. He is married to Emy Diana James de Pavón and they have two sons, Carlos and André.[15] His son Carlos Alberto Plummer James was enlisted by Real España in 2011.[16]

Pavón also tried his luck on the music scene, but without major success. He was selected by UNICEF to for their campaign to prevent violence against women.[17]

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