Maynor Suazo

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Maynor Suazo
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Personal information
Full name Maynor René Suazo Antunez
Date of birth (1979-08-10) 10 August 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Marathón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Marathón 14 (1)
2000–2006 Wüstenrot Salzburg 114 (4)
2002–2003 Olimpia (loan) 22 (3)
2006 Brann Bergen (loan)[1] 1 (0)
2006–2009 Antalyaspor 27 (0)
2007–2008 Köln (loan) 16 (0)
2009 Real Juventud (0)
2010 Atletico Veragüense
2011 Hispano
2011- Atlético Choloma
National team
1999–2007 Honduras 29 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2007
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Suazo and the second or maternal family name is Antunez.

Maynor René Suazo Antunez (born 10 August 1979) is a Honduran footballer who most recently played for Atlético Choloma.

Maynor is the cousin of footballer David Suazo and retired Honduran footballer, Nicolás Suazo. Both played together at their school's football team. He is also Hendry Thomas's cousin.

Club career[edit]

Maynor Suazo began his career with top Honduran side Marathón. His play with Marathón did not go unnoticed and in 2000 he was signed by SV Austria Salzburg. He quickly established himself in the Austrian Bundesliga appearing in 23 matches and scoring 1 goal in his first season at the club. For the 2002/03 season Suazo was loaned out to Honduran side Olimpia and helped the club capture the 2002-03 Apertura. He then returned to Salzburg and was once again an important player for the club. In 2004 Suazo was voted player of the year in the Austrian Bundesliga.

On 31 March 2006, Suazo was loaned out to Norwegian side SK Brann, in a deal lasting until June 2006. Brann also got the exclusive right to buy Suazo when the loan deal expired. They decided not to buy as Suazo only played 29 minutes in the Norwegian Premier League, the team preferring local lad Helge Haugen in defensive midfield.

Suazo returned to Red Bull Salzburg after his loan deal with Brann expired. He believed he had a fair chance to gain a regular spot on the team, after Lothar Matthäus was hired as new coach. However, in July 2006, Suazo was sold to the Turkish club Antalyaspor in a deal worth €800.000. Suazo made his debut for Antalyaspor in a match versus Çaykur Rizespor on 6 August 2006. In his first season with the Turkish club he appeared in 27 league matches.

On 31 July 2007 Suazo moved to German 2. Bundesliga side 1. FC Köln signing a one-year loan deal with an option for a second season. He became the first Honduran to play in Germany. After initially being plagued by injuries during his season in Germany, Suazo became an important player in helping Köln gain promotion to the German Bundesliga during the 2007-08 season. At the conclusion of the season Köln was interested in permanently acquiring Suazo, however Antalyaspor decided to retain him. Upon his return to Turkey Suazo did not appear to be in the clubs plans and also suffered a knee injury.[2] He left the club when his contract expired in June 2009 and joined Real Juventud.[3] During February 2010 he went on trial with New York Red Bulls.[4] New York did not offer Suazo a contract. In September 2010 he moved abroad again to play for Panamese outfit Atletico Veragüense.[5]

In summer 2011 he left relegated Hispano for Atlético Choloma[6] and in summer 2012 he was named a possible reinforcement for Vida.[7]

International career[edit]

Suazo played for the Honduras national under-20 football team at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship. He made his senior debut for Honduras in a May 1999 friendly match against Haiti, a game in which David Suazo and Julio César Suazo also made their international debuts. He has earned a total of 29 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 16 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[8] He has also played at the 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup.[9]

His final international was a September 2007 friendly match against Ecuador.

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