Flavio Ortega

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Flavio Ortega
Personal information
Date of birth 1944
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death 6 February 2007(2007-02-06) (aged 62)
Place of death San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968 Luís Ángel Firpo
1968-1971 Marathón 67 (30)
1971-1972 Atlético Español Verdún 22 (10)
1973-1974 Real España 21 (5)
Teams managed
1988-1990 Real España
1991 Honduras
1994 Cartaginés
1995 Olimpia
2000 Universidad
2001-2002 Zacapa
2002-2003 Marathón
2004 Motagua
2005 Platense
2006 Olimpia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Flavio Ortega (born Flávio Ortega, 1944 – 6 February 2007) was a Brazilian-born, naturalized Honduran footballer and manager.

Club career[edit]

Flavio Ortega was a Brazilian footballer who started playing in 1962 and moved abroad to play in El Salvador. He came to Honduras in 1968.[1] He played for Real España and Marathón of San Pedro Sula, rising to become an important player for both clubs.

Ortega was the Honduran league's leading goal-scorer with 18 goals for Marathón in the 1969–70 season.[2] He scored 45 goals in the Honduran league in 110 matches.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

After he retired from playing, Ortega managed the Honduras national football team at the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup finals, leading Honduras to a second-place finish.[4] He won the 1994 CONCACAF Champions' Cup with Costa Rican side Cartaginés.

Honduran clubs statistics[edit]

Team Season Games Goal
Club Deportivo Marathón 1968-69 21 7
Club Deportivo Marathón 1969-70 26 18
Atlético Español 1970-71 22 10
Club Deportivo Marathón 1971-72 20 5
Real España 1973-74 21 5
TOTAL 1968-1974 110 45

Personal life and death[edit]

Ortega was married to Honduran Ligia Hernández de Ortega and the couple had four children: Claudia, Flavio, and twins Liliane and Lilian. He became a Honduran citizen in 1992. In 2005, when with Platense, he suffered multiple injuries sustained in a car accident.

Ortega died of a respiratory disorder, which added to kidney failure both results from a brain haemorrhage, in 2007 in San Pedro Sula.[5]


  1. ^ Centenares de catrachos despiden al fallecido entrenador Flavio Ortega - Mediotiempo (Spanish)
  2. ^ Urbina, Walter; Jerez, Irvin and Rodríguez, René Ivann (30 September 1999). "Honduras - List of Topscorers". RSSSF. 
  3. ^ Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa (Spanish)
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie (12 June 2009). "CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1991 - Full Details". RSSSF. 
  5. ^ Muere entrenador brasileño-hondureño Flavio Ortega - El Correo (Spanish)

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