Aníbal Godoy

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Aníbal Godoy
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Godoy playing for Panama at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Anibal Casis Godoy Lemus[1]
Date of birth (1990-02-10) 10 February 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nashville SC
Number 20
Youth career
Arsenal
Chepo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 Chepo 113 (10)
2012Godoy Cruz (loan) 0 (0)
2013–2015 Honvéd 24 (1)
2015–2019 San Jose Earthquakes 101 (5)
2020– Nashville SC 15 (1)
National team
2007–2008 Panama U-20 14 (1)
2010 Panama U-21 2 (1)
2010– Panama 100 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 October 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2019

Anibal Casis Godoy Lemus (Spanish: [aˈniβal ɣoˈðoj]; born 10 February 1990) is a Panamanian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Nashville SC and the Panama national team.

Club career[edit]

Godoy started his career at Chepo and moved abroad in November 2011 to join Godoy Cruz on loan to play alongside compatriot Armando Cooper after being voted Player of the Year in Panama.[2] After returning to Chepo he moved to Europe in August 2013 when he signed for Hungarian side Honvéd Budapest.[3] He made his debut for them on 1 September 2013 against Kaposvár Rákóczi.

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

Godoy signed for MLS side San Jose Earthquakes on 6 August 2015.[4] On 30 November 2017, he signed a new, multi-year contract with the club.[5] He took on the role of vice-captain during the 2018 season.

Nashville SC[edit]

On 7 August 2019, it was announced that at the conclusion of the 2019 season, Godoy would move to Nashville SC ahead of their inaugural MLS season in 2020. San Jose would receive $650,000 of General Allocation Money in return.[6]

International career[edit]

With the Panama Under-20 team he participated in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.

Godoy made his senior debut for Panama in a March 2010 friendly match against Venezuela[2] and has, as of 10 June 2015, earned a total of 49 caps, scoring 1 goal.[7] He represented his country in 14 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[8] and played at the 2011[9] and 2013 Gold Cups.[10]

Godoy represented Panama in all four of its 2017 Gold Cup matches, comprising three group stage matches and one quarterfinal. He tallied one assist and was named to the Best XI of the group stages,[11] but ultimately scored an own goal in Panama's quarterfinal match against Costa Rica and club teammate Marco Ureña, resulting in the end of the tournament for Panama and Costa Rica's advancement to the semifinals.[12]

During the lead-up to the 2018 World Cup, Godoy was called up to the squad for friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland on 22 and 27 March, respectively, along with San Jose teammate Harold Cummings.[13] In May 2018, he was named in Panama's preliminary 35 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Updated to games played as of 14 April 2018.

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chepo
2007 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2008 20 1 0 0 0 0 20 1
2009 25 3 0 0 0 0 25 3
2010 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2010–11 31 5 0 0 0 0 31 5
2012–13 20 1 0 0 0 0 20 1
2013–14 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 113 10 0 0 0 0 113 10
Honvéd
2013–14 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
2014–15 9 0 3 0 2 0 14 0
Total 15 0 4 0 2 0 21 0
San Jose
2015 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
2016 23 1 0 0 0 0 23 1
2017 26 2 1[a] 0 1[b] 0 26 2
2018 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 64 5 1 0 1 0 64 5
Career Total 192 15 5 0 3 0 198 15
  1. ^ Appearances in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in the MLS Cup Playoffs

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 November 2014 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador 0–2 1–3 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

As of 27 February 2018, Godoy holds a U.S. green card, qualifying him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Aníbal Godoy: “Siempre fue un sueño para mi” Archived 29 September 2018 at the Wayback Machine – PanamaFutbol (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Panameño Godoy firma para el Honved – CONCACAF (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes sign 25-year-old Panamanian international Anibal Godoy from Hungarian club". MLS. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Quakes re-sign midfielder Anibal Godoy". San Jose Earthquakes. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  6. ^ "NEWS: Earthquakes Trade Anibal Godoy to Nashville SC". San Jose Earthquakes. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  7. ^ Panama - Record International Players Archived 17 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine – RSSSF
  8. ^ Aníbal GodoyFIFA competition record
  9. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details[permanent dead link] – RSSSF
  10. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2013 - Full Details – RSSSF
  11. ^ Arch Bell (18 July 2017). "Canadian teenage sensation Davies leads Gold Cup group stage Best XI". ESPNFC. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Godoy's own goal gives Costa Rica 1-0 win over Panama". FOX Sports. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  13. ^ FEPAFUT [@fepafut] (7 March 2018). "Repasa la lista de 24 convocados #PanamáMayor por Hernán Darío Gómez para partidos de preparación de cara a @fifaworldcup_es #Rusia2018" (Tweet). Retrieved 10 May 2020 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists". goal.com. Goal. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  15. ^ "NEWS: Two Earthquakes Players Obtain Green Cards, No Longer Occupy International Spots". San Jose Earthquakes. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.

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