Maynor Figueroa

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Figueroa and the second or maternal family name is Róchez.
Maynor Figueroa
Maynor Figueroa.jpg
Figueroa playing for Wigan Athletic in 2010
Personal information
Full name Maynor Alexis Figueroa Róchez[1]
Date of birth (1983-05-02) 2 May 1983 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Jutiapa, Honduras
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Centre Back / Left Back
Club information
Current team
Hull City
Number 3
Youth career
1993–1999 Victoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Victoria 24 (2)
2003–2008 Olimpia 100 (6)
2008 Wigan Athletic (loan) 2 (0)
2008 Wigan Athletic (loan) 17 (0)
2008–2013 Wigan Athletic 148 (3)
2013– Hull City 32 (0)
National team
1999–2003 Honduras U20 3 (1)
2001–2003 Honduras U23 8 (0)
2012 Honduras Olympic 4 (0)
2003– Honduras 107 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:38, 11 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:17, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Maynor Alexis Figueroa Róchez (born 2 May 1983) is a Honduran professional footballer who plays as a centre back or left back for Premier League side Hull City and the Honduras national football team. He has made over 100 international appearances since 2003, including at three CONCACAF Gold Cups, the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 Olympics.

Club career[edit]

Born in Jutiapa, Atlántida Department,[1] Figueroa started his career with Victoria, before moving to Olimpia in 2003. He later became club captain. In 2007, Figueroa received offers from Major League Soccer clubs, one of which was revealed to be New England Revolution, but Olimpia's administrator, Osman Madrid, turned down all the offers. Figueroa has had previous interest from foreign clubs aside from those in the MLS. Club Toluca of Mexico being one of those making offers during 2007. However, during an interview, Madrid indicated the terms sought by other teams had been neither agreeable nor economically favourable to Olimpia or Figueroa.

Wigan Athletic[edit]

On 20 December 2007, Honduran newspaper El Heraldo reported that, as a result of interest expressed by the Premier League club Wigan Athletic, Figueroa would be travelling to England. In January 2008, Figueroa joined Wigan on loan for the rest of the 2007–08 season.[3] In July 2008, after a complicated process involving work permit and visa issues, Figueroa rejoined Wigan on loan for a further six months, after which Wigan had the option to make the deal permanent following a successful loan spell.[4]

On 23 December 2008, Wigan announced Figueroa had signed a three-and-a-half-year contract to join permanently.[5] He scored his first goal for Wigan on 11 January 2009. He scored a close range header to secure a late winner against Tottenham Hotspur.[6] On 12 December 2009, Figueroa scored a goal against Stoke City from his own half to put Wigan in the lead. Figueroa noticed Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sørensen off his line at a free kick and struck the ball quickly to send the ball soaring over Sørensen and into the net.[7] Although the match ended 2–2, Figueroa made the headlines the following day, with Alan Hansen calling it a candidate for Goal of the Season.[8] Indeed, Figueroa's goal was chosen as Match of the Day's Goal of the Season for 2009–10. By the end of the 2009–10 campaign, he had made 81 appearances and scored twice in all competitions for Wigan. On 26 February 2011, he made his 100th Premier League appearance, playing the full 90 minutes at left-back in a 4–0 defeat against Manchester United at the DW Stadium.

The 2010–11 campaign proved difficult for Wigan and Figueroa. However he scored a goal against fellow relegation struggling side Birmingham City on 19 March 2011 that led to a 2–1 win for Wigan.[9] On the last day of the season, Wigan needed to win and have results go their way in order to secure Premier League safety. Figueroa provided the breakthrough for the away side in the 78th minute, setting up Hugo Rodallega to win the game 1–0 at Stoke City and confirm Wigan's safety in the Premier League.[10]

During Wigan's first League Cup game of the 2012–13 season, Figueroa scored from 35 yards out, as Wigan defeated Nottingham Forest 4–1 at the City Ground.[11]

Hull City[edit]

Newly promoted Premier League side Hull City announced the signing of Figueroa on a free transfer on 17 June 2013.[12] He made his debut on the first day of the 2013–14 season in a 2–0 loss away at Chelsea.[13]

International career[edit]

Figueroa made his debut for Honduras in 2003 and has since gone on to score three goals, against Belize, Cuba and Jamaica. He was part of the Honduras squad at the 2005 and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cups. He was also named in the 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Figueroa played out of position as a centre back at the World Cup, due to the form of Emilio Izaguirre. Figueroa also represented Honduras at U-20 and U-23 level from 1999 to 2003 and 2001 to 2003 respectively, scoring once in 3 games for the U-20s and failing to score in eight outings with the U-23 side. He has won a total of 100 caps, scoring 3 goals since his debut back in 2003.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 July 2005 Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, USA  Trinidad and Tobago 1–1 1–1 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2. 10 October 2006 Herndon Stadium, Atlanta, USA  Guatemala 1–0 2–1 Friendly match
3. 15 October 2013 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Jamaica 2-1 2-2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)

Personal life[edit]

Figueroa is married to Sandra Norales, a handball player who is also an international with the Honduras women's national handball team or Federación Hondureña de Balonmano (FEHBALM).[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 31 August 2014[15]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Victoria 2000–01 Honduran Liga Nacional
2001–02 Honduran Liga Nacional
Total 24 2 24 2
Olimpia 2002–03 Honduran Liga Nacional
2003–04 Honduran Liga Nacional
2004–05 Honduran Liga Nacional
2005–06 Honduran Liga Nacional
2006–07 Honduran Liga Nacional
2007–08 Honduran Liga Nacional
Total 100 6 100 6
Wigan Athletic 2007–08[16] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09[17] Premier League 38 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 41 1
2009–10[18] Premier League 35 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 38 1
2010–11[19] Premier League 33 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 39 1
2011–12[20] Premier League 38 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 39 0
2012–13[21] Premier League 33 1 6 1 2 1 0 0 41 3
Total 179 4 12 1 9 1 0 0 200 6
Hull City 2013–14[22] Premier League 32 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 38 0
2014–15[23] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 32 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 40 0
Career total 355 12 18 1 9 1 2 0 384 14
Notes
  1. ^ Includes Europa League appearances

Honours and awards[edit]

Club[edit]

C.D. Olimpia
Wigan Athletic

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wigan swoop for defender Figueroa". BBC Sport. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "It Fig-ures". Wigan Athletic F.C. 29 July 2008. Archived from the original on 19 September 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Figueroa wraps up move to Wigan". BBC Sport. 23 December 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  6. ^ Hughes, Ian (11 January 2009). "Wigan 1–0 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  7. ^ Percy, John (14 December 2009). "Maynor Figueroa halfway to Wigan paradise". The Times (London). Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  8. ^ Fletcher, Paul (12 December 2009). "Stoke 2–2 Wigan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  9. ^ http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report/_/id/292838?cc=5901
  10. ^ "Hugo Rodallega keeps Wigan in top flight with goal against Stoke City". The Guardian. 22 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Nott'm Forest 1–4 Wigan: First-half blitz helps Latics dodge banana-skin". The Mirror. 28 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Tigers Sign Figueroa". hullcityafc.net (Hull City AFC). 17 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Chelsea 2 – 0 Hull". BBC Sport (BBC). 18 August 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Honduras: World Cup 2010 team guide". The Guardian. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  15. ^ "Maynor Figueroa". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Maynor Figueroa in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Maynor Figueroa in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Maynor Figueroa in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Maynor Figueroa in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Maynor Figueroa in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Maynor Figueroa in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Maynor Figueroa in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Maynor Figueroa in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 

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