Óscar Lagos

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Óscar Lagos
Personal information
Full name Óscar Abraham Lagos Núñez
Date of birth (1973-06-17) 17 June 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Villa de San Francisco, Honduras
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1986 Melgar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 Motagua
1995–1996 Real Maya
1997–2001 Motagua
2001–2003 Dragón
2003 Real Patepluma
2005–2006 Universidad
2006–2007 Real Estelí
National team
1995–2001 Honduras 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Óscar Abraham Lagos Núñez (born 17 June 1973) is a retired Honduran football player.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed el Mexicano because he lived there with his mother in his youth,[1] Lagos played the majority of his career for F.C. Motagua for whom he scored 2 league goals,[2] but also had spells with Real Maya, Real Patepluma[3] and Universidad. He played abroad for Salvadoran outfit Dragón and in 2006 he moved to Nicaragua to play with Real Estelí.[4]

International career[edit]

Lagos made his debut for Honduras in a March 1995 friendly match against Brazil and has earned a total of 18 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 1 FIFA World Cup qualification match[5] and played at the 1996[6] and 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cups[7] as well as at the 2001 Copa América,[8] where he tested positive for the use of cocaine and marihuana after failing a test after their opening game against Costa Rica.[9] He was subsequently banned from playing for two years.[1]

As a consequence, his final international was the July 2001 Copa América match against Bolivia.

Personal life[edit]

Lagos is divorced and has four children.[10] Former World Cup player Juan Cruz Murillo is an uncle, being the brother of his mother.[1]

Drugs abuse[edit]

Lagos has struggled with drugs for a long period, from the age of 11, visiting three rehab centers without result. As of September 2015, he was without a job and living in poverty.[11]


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