Alberth Elis

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Alberth Elis
Alberth Elis - Rio 2016.jpg
Personal information
Full name Alberth Josué Elis Martínez
Date of birth (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Number 17
Youth career
Real España
E.F. Esafi
Inmude
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Olimpia 62 (25)
2016–2017 Monterrey 5 (0)
2017Houston Dynamo (loan) 26 (10)
2018– Houston Dynamo 30 (11)
National team
2013 Honduras U17 11 (5)
2015 Honduras U20 8 (4)
2014 Honduras U21 2 (0)
2015– Honduras U23 11 (6)
2014– Honduras 28 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 May 2018

Alberth Josué Elis Martínez (born 12 February 1996) is a Honduran footballer who currently plays as a forward for Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo. He currently occupies a designated player spot.[1] He also played for Honduras in the 2016 Summer Olympics and helped them finished 4th.

Club career[edit]

Youth[edit]

He first played for the youth team of Real C.D. España in San Pedro Sula. Then he moved to C.D. Olimpia, where he made his professional debut on September 2013.

C.F. Monterrey[edit]

After 61 games and 25 goals with Olimpia, Elis joined Monterrey on 26 August 2016.[2] After only a few appearances and only one goal from the Honduran, Monterrey loaned Elis to Houston Dynamo for the 2017 season.[3]

Houston Dynamo[edit]

On 4 March, Elis made his debut with the Dynamo in the first game of the 2017 season; a 2–1 win over the defending champions Seattle Sounders.[4] Elis scored his first Dynamo goal in the team's next game as they won 3–1 against the Columbus Crew.[1] He helped the team qualify for the MLS Playoffs for the first time since 2013. In the opening game of the playoffs, Elis scored the winning goal in extra time against Sporing Kansas City.[5] Overall he had a strong season, scoring 11 goals and recording 4 assists in 30 appearances across all competitions.[1] On 13 December, the Dynamo announced that they had acquired Elis on a full transfer from Monterrey.[6]

Elis recorded 2 assists in the first game of the 2018 season, a 4–0 win over Atlanta United.[7] On 29 June 2018, Elis was named in the team to play against Juventus F.C. in the MLS All-Star Game.[8] He came on as a halftime substitute for Carlos Vela. Elis had 2 assists in the US Open Cup Final on 26 September as the Dynamo defeated the Philadelphia Union 3-0 to win their first ever US Open Cup.[1] Elis finished the year with 21 combined goals and assists in MLS, a club single season record.[9]

Career Statistics[edit]

As of 3 November 2018[1][10]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
CD Olimpia 2013–14 Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional de Honduras 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2014–15 18 6 ? 1 6 1 0 0 24 8
2015–16 35 19 ? 1 4 2 0 0 39 22
Total 62 25 ? 2 10 3 0 0 72 30
C.F Monterrey 2016–17 Liga MX 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Houston Dynamo (loan) 2017 Major League Soccer 26 10 0 0 4[a] 1 30 11
Houston Dynamo 2018 30 11 4 0 34 11
Total 56 21 4 0 0 0 4 1 64 22
Career Total 123 43 4 2 10 3 4 1 141 52
  1. ^ Appearances in MLS Cup Playoffs

International career[edit]

He has represented Honduras in U17, U20 and senior categories. He made his senior debut on 9 October 2014 in a friendly game against Mexico (0–2 loss).[11]

He scored two goals in the semi-finals of the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship against the United States to lead his team to the finals and qualification at the 2016 Olympics.[12]

On 16 December 2015, Elis scored his first and second international goals in a friendly match against Cuba.[13]

During the quarterfinals match against South Korea in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Elis contributed to his team's victory, scoring the winning goal at the 57th minute.[14]

Elis helped Honduras finish 4th in the Hex for the 2018 World Cup; advancing them to the inter-confederation play-offs versus Australia. Los Catrachos lost 3–1 over the two legs to miss out on going to the World Cup.[15]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.[16]
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 December 2015 Estadio Juan Ramón Brevé Vargas, Juticalpa, Honduras  Cuba 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2 2–0
3 25 March 2016 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador 1–0 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 13 June 2017 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Panama 2–1 2–2
5 1 September 2017 Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago  Trinidad and Tobago 2–0 2–1
6 10 October 2017 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Mexico 1–1 3–2
7 15 November 2017 Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia  Australia 3–1 3–1

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

CD Olimpia
Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional de Honduras (2): 2014 Clausura, 2015 Clausura
President's Cup
2015
Houston Dynamo
U.S. Open Cup: 2018

Individual[edit]

Best Young Player in CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016[17]

Dynamo Players' Player of the Year: 2017[18]

Dynamo Newcomer of the Year: 2017[18]

Dynamo Young Player of the Year: 2018[19]

Personal life[edit]

His older brother, Osman Elis Martínez, is a professional soccer player that plays for Unión Deportivo Universitario in Panama.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Alberth Elis". houstondynamo.com. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Honduras star Elis motivated to succeed with Monterrey". www.concacaf.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  3. ^ "Elis joins Houston on loan from Monterrey". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  4. ^ "Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders FC – Football Match Summary – March 4, 2017 – ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  5. ^ "Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City – Football Match Summary – October 26, 2017 – ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  6. ^ "MLS transfer news: Houston Dynamo sign Alberth Elis permanently from Monterrey | Goal.com". Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  7. ^ "Houston Dynamo vs. Atlanta United FC – Football Match Report – March 3, 2018 – ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  8. ^ "Dynamo forward Alberth Elis named to the 2018 MLS All-Star Game". www.houston dynamo.com. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Houston Dynamo 🏆 on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  10. ^ "A. Elis". soccerway.com. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  11. ^ "México 2 vs. Honduras 0: El 'Tri' se impuso a una selección hondureña en reconstrucción" (in Spanish). Univision.com. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  12. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/news/honduras-downs-usa-book-rio-olympic-berth-221049227--oly.html
  13. ^ "Honduras vs. Cuba". Soccerway. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Honduras gets by South Korea 1–0 in quarterfinals". nbcolympics.com. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Honduras vs. Australia: Eliminated Catrachos need reset after defensive Jorge Luis Pinto's failure | Goal.com". Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  16. ^ "Elis, Alberth". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Individual Awards Winners Announced for Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/16". 2016-05-01. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  18. ^ a b "Houston Dynamo announce 2017 team award winners". houstondynamo.com. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Dynamo announce 2018 team award winners". houstondynamo.com. 19 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.

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