Carlos Oliva

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Carlos Oliva
Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Oliva Argueta
Date of birth (1979-07-28) 28 July 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Real España (5)
2001–2002 Marathon 40 (8)
2002 Motagua (3)
2003–2004 Real España (5)
2005 Platense (2)
2005 Vida (7)
2006–2009 Marathon 65 (17)
2009–2012 Victoria 66 (11)
2012 Vida 8 (0)
National team
2000–2008 Honduras 18 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2009-12-10

Carlos Alberto Oliva Argueta (born 28 July 1979) is a retired Honduran football player and currently working as an evangelical pastor.[1]

Club career[edit]

He started his career at Real C.D. España where he debuted on 21 February 1998 against Club Deportivo Olimpia. He went on to score 50 goals in the league for several clubs over a 10-year period until 2009.[2]

He joined C.D. Victoria in summer 2009[3] only to return to C.D.S. Vida a year later.[4] He retired in December 2012.[1]

International career[edit]

Oliva played at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria.[5]

He made his senior debut for Honduras in a May 2000 friendly match against Canada and has earned a total of 18 caps, scoring 3 goals. He has represented his country at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[6]

His final international was a February 2008 friendly match against Paraguay.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 February 2006 Guangdong Olympic Stadium, Guangzhou, China  China PR 1–0 1–0 Friendly match
2. 24 March 2007 Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, United States  El Salvador 1–0 2–0 Friendly match
3. 24 March 2007 Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, United States  El Salvador 2–0 2–0 Friendly match

Evangelical work[edit]

During his time at Victoria, Oliva led a congregation in La Ceiba which was moved to Choloma where he preached every Monday.[7] After retiring as a football player he worked for the Ministerio Apostólico Avance Misionero.[1]

In August 2015, Oliva led the ceremony at the wedding of national team player Bryan Acosta.[8]


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