Orvin Cabrera

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Orvin Cabrera
Personal information
Full name Orvin Geovanny Cabrera Girón
Date of birth (1977-02-20)20 February 1977
Place of birth La Lima, Honduras
Date of death 28 September 2010(2010-09-28) (aged 33)
Place of death San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Real España 91 (33)
1999–2001 Olimpia 67 (12)
2002 Marathón 29 (3)
2003–2004 Luis Ángel Firpo
2004–2009 Vida
Total 187 (48)
National team
1995 Honduras U20 2 (0)
2000 Honduras 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cabrera and the second or maternal family name is Girón.

Orvin Geovanny Cabrera Girón (20 February 1977 – 28 September 2010) was a Honduran football player who played at both professional and international levels as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in La Lima, Cabrera began his professional career in 1995, and played for Real España, Olimpia, Marathón, Salvadoran outfit Luis Ángel Firpo and Vida. He retired in 2009 due to illness.[1]

International career[edit]

Nicknamed Pato (Duck), Cabrera played at the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship, making two appearances including a 7-1 demolition by Holland in which game he was sent off.[2]

He also once appeared for the Honduran senior team, scoring one goal in a May 2000 friendly match against Canada.


Cabrera died in San Pedro Sula on 28 September 2010, following a two-year battle with kidney cancer.[3] During his illness, his wife was robbed of money meant to cover his treatment costs.[4]

He left behind his wife Narlin Morales and their two children, Nayelhy and Orvin.


  1. ^ "Honduran football player Orvin Cabrera dies". Yahoo! Sports. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Orvin CABRERA". FIFA. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Tras dos años de lucha, fallece "El Pato" Cabrera - El Heraldo (Spanish)
  4. ^ Asaltan a esposa de el "pato" Cabrera - El Heraldo (Spanish)

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