Mauricio Sabillón

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Mauricio Sabillón
Personal information
Full name Mauricio Alberto Sabillón Peña
Date of birth (1978-11-11) November 11, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Quimistán, Honduras
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Marathón
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–present Marathón
2010 Hangzhou Greentown (loan) 24 (0)
National team
2001–2012 Honduras 49 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2010-11-06.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2010-02-12
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sabillón and the second or maternal family name is Peña.

Mauricio Alberto Sabillón Peña (born 11 November 1978) is a Honduran football player who currently plays for Marathón.

He has also been a member of the Honduran national football team since 2001.

Club career[edit]

Sabillón began his career with Marathón in 1999 and remained at the club for more than ten years and was viewed as one of the teams top players. While with Marathón, the technically skilled Sabillón played primarily as a right back. During his decade with Marathón, they enjoyed the greatest period in its history capturing six domestic titles during that time.

China[edit]

His play with Marathón drew the interest of Chinese club Hangzhou Greentown whom he joined in 2010.[1] In his one season with Hangzhou Sabillón appeared in 24 league matches helping the club to a fourth place finish and qualification to the 2011 AFC Champions League Group stage. After one season in China Sabillón returned to Marathón.

On January 27, 2011 Sabillón confirmed that he received an offer from Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls, but a deal had to be agreed to with Marathón as he has a year remaining on his contract.[2]

International career[edit]

Sabillón made his debut for Honduras in a May 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Panama and has earned a total of 49 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 14 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[3] and played at the 2001[4] and 2011 UNCAF Nations Cups[5] as well as at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[6]

He helped Honduras qualify for the 2010 World Cup. There was speculation that his move to Hangzhou Greentown could jeopardize his selection to the World Cup squad, however coach Reinaldo Rueda included Sabillón in the 23 man squad. He made his World Cup debut on June 25, 2010 in a 0-0 draw with Switzerland going the full 90.[7]

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