|Full name||Hendry Bernardo Thomas Suazo|
|Date of birth||23 February 1985|
|Place of birth||La Ceiba, Honduras|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive Midfielder|
|Current club||Colorado Rapids|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Hendry Bernardo Thomas Suazo (born 23 February 1985) also known as Buchuca, is a Honduran footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer, whom he joined in 2012.
Thomas has been described as displaying a "rugged approach driven by his ample physical gifts and his significant work rate and supplemented with enough technical ability to excel in his preferred holding midfield."
Thomas made his debut with Olimpia on 26 September 2001, against Real Comayagua when he was only 16 years of age. He continued to play for Olimpia of Tegucigalpa in the Liga Nacional de Honduras. He has been a regular member of the Honduras national football team since 2005. Thomas is the cousin of fellow footballers Maynor Suazo, David Suazo and Allan Lalín. He scored Olimpia's 2000th goal in the club's history. During his time at Olimpia, the club would win lots of Liga Nacional de Fútbol. Thomas underwent a trial period with French club Toulouse. However, the trial was unsuccessful.
In July 2009, Thomas made his move to Premier League side Wigan Athletic on a three-year deal, subject to the release of a work permit. Interestingly, Wigan also made a failed attempt to sign Thomas in 2008 after work permit issues arose but on 2 July, it was officially announced that he would join Wigan and he was given number 6. He made his debut against Aston Villa on 15 August 2009, and assisted a goal in a 2–0 victory for Wigan. In his first three matches, he won one 'Man of the Match' (Aston Villa) and one 'Most Impressive Player' (Manchester United) award. Earlier in the season, Thomas formed a partnership of midfield, along with Mohamed Diamé and was praised by Roberto Martínez over their strong central partnership led to successful midfield. On 16 January 2010, Thomas received a red card for the first time in the Premier League's career after a second bookable offence in a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. In his first season, he made 33 appearance (31 in Premier League, 1 in League Cup and FA Cup).
In the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons, Thomas was a regular member of the team. In the 2010–11 season, Thomas received praise from Martinez over making a string of all-action displays as he played in central midfield position. Towards the end of the 2010–11 season with Wigan facing relegation, Thomas barely being used on the bench or being left out of the squad after a return of James McCarthy from injury. On the last day of the season, Wigan would maintain their Premier League place for the next season after beating Stoke City 1-0, thanks to Hugo Rodallega. Despite losing his place to McCarthy, Thomas made 30 appearance (24 in Premier League, 4 in League Cup and 2 in FA Cup). One month after the season ended, Martinez said Thomas was still in his plan for the next season.
However in the 2011–12 season, the club went through tactical changes with new signings, and Thomas didn't fit in the plans. Thomas would make two appearance both in League Cup and FA Cup. In the January transfer window, Martinez insisted Thomas would not leave the club maintaining he still had a future at Wigan by offering him a new contract. At the end of 2011–12 season, Thomas was released by Wigan, along with several other players, as their contract will not be renewed.
Major League Soccer
On 20 August 2012, Thomas signed with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Shortly after moving to Colorado Rapids, Thomas spoken out on his move as he's looking forward to challenge. On 31 August 2012, Thomas made his debut in a 1-0 loss against Portland Timbers. After the game, Thomas spoken out, saying he's happy with his debut. After a half season, Thomas signed a long-term deal with the club. On 30 March 2013, Thomas scored his first goal for the club, from a penalty, in a 2-2 draw against Portland Timbers. After the game, Thomas updated his Facebook profile, dedicating his goal to, "God, because without him, nothing is possible. Family, because they are there though the good and the bad and all my Honduran people that wish me well and always message me with positive vibes.".
Thomas made his debut for Honduras in a February 2005 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Panama and has earned a total of 52 caps, scoring 2 goals. He has represented his country in 15 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and at the 2008 Summer Olympics as well at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He also played at the 2005 and 2009 UNCAF Nations Cups as well as at the 2005 and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups.
|1||26 March 2008||Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, United States||Colombia||2 – 1||2–1||Friendly|
|2||11 October 2008||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Canada||3 – 1||3–1||World Cup 2010 Qualifier|
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- "Martinez not doubting Thomas". Wigan Today. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Kirk out". Wigan Today. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Rapids sign World Cup and EPL veteran Hendry Thomas". Colorado Rapids Site. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "New Colorado Rapids player Hendry Thomas looks forward to challenge - The Denver Post". The Denver Post. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Colorado at Portland, August 31, 2012". Colorado Rapids Site. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Thomas happy with debut, not with result". Colorado Rapids Site. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Hendry Thomas signs long-term deal with Colorado Rapids in midfield makeover - The Denver Post". Denver Post. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
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- Hendry Thomas – FIFA competition record
- UNCAF Tournament 1997 - RSSSF
- UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2009 - Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2005 - Full Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details - RSSSF
- MLS Player Profile
- Hendry Thomas at National-Football-Teams.com
- Hendry Thomas career stats at Soccerbase