Georgie Welcome

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Georgie Welcome
Personal information
Full name Georgie Wilson Welcome Collins
Date of birth (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Roatán, Honduras
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Siam Navy
Number TBA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Arsenal 22 (18)
2008–2013 Motagua 111 (68)
2011 Monaco (loan) 18 (6)
2011 Atlas (loan) 11 (4)
2014 Platense 15 (9)
2014 BEC Tero Sasana 25 (15)
2015– Siam Navy 0
National team
2008 Honduras U-23 4 (1)
2008– Honduras 32 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 21, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 21, 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Welcome and the second or maternal family name is Collins.

Georgie Wilson Welcome Collins (born 9 March 1985) is a Honduran football striker who currently plays for Siam Navy in the Thai Premier League.

Welcome is the only player to debut with the national side playing in the second level of Honduras.

Club career[edit]

Welcome started his career with local islander club Arsenal de Roatán and was snapped up by Honduran giants Motagua in 2008.[1]

On 1 August 2010, Welcome travelled to Glasgow to begin a week-long trial with Scottish champions Rangers.[2] Since then the trial has continued for another week and Welcome scored three times in Rangers' 5–0 victory over Partick Thistle in a bounce game at Murray Park, arranged for Rangers' coaches to further assess Welcome and other trialists. In January 2011, Welcome was sent to AS Monaco on loan from Motagua.

After an unsuccessful stint in Monaco, Welcome was signed by Mexican league club Atlas to a one year contract. The transfer was announced on 20 June 2011.[3] He returned to Motagua ahead of the 2012 Clausura.[4]

In December 2013, Platense confirmed Welcome would join them as their new striker.[5]

International career[edit]

A tall, lanky striker, Welcome was part of the Honduran U-23 team that qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games. Because of his goal in the 108th minute of the match, Honduras became CONCACAF Pre-Olympic champions after beating the host country, the United States, 1–0.[6]

He made his debut for the full national side on 22 May 2008 in a friendly against Belize where he scored one of the two goals to win. Welcome scored a magnificent goal for the Honduran national team in a friendly match against Latvia, a goal that turned out to be the game-winner for the Catrachos.

As of February 2013, he has earned a total of 31 caps, scoring 4 goals. He has represented his country in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[7] and played at the 2011[8] and 2013 Copa Centroamericana[9] as well as at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup[10] but most prominently, in Honduras' all three games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
- 2008-03-23 LP Field, Nashville, USA  United States 1 – 0 1 – 0 2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament
1 2008-05-23 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Belize 2 – 0 2 – 0 Friendly
2 2009-11-14 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Latvia 2 – 1 2 – 1 Friendly
3 2010-05-27 Villach Lind, Villach, Austria  Belarus 2 – 2 2 – 2 Friendly
4 2010-10-12 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, USA  Guatemala 2 – 0 2 – 0 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

His cousin, Shannon Welcome, also plays in the Honduran national league.

Honours[edit]

  • Arsenal
2006–07 Clausura (2nd level)
  • National team
2008 CONCACAF U-23

References[edit]

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