Danilo Turcios

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Danilo Turcios
Personal information
Full name Danilo Elvis Turcios Funez
Date of birth (1978-05-08) 8 May 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Sonaguera, Honduras
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder/Full-back
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Universidad 34 (4)
2001 Motagua (2)
2001 Deportivo Maldonado
2002 Defensor Sporting 33 (4)
2003 Peñarol 13 (0)
2003–2004 Tecos UAG 45 (3)
2005–2006 Olimpia
2006–2007 Comunicaciones 15 (1)
2007–2011 Olimpia 83 (9)
2012 Atlanta Silverbacks 13 (0)
2012 Real Sociedad
2013– UPNFM
National team
1999–2010 Honduras 87 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 July 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 July 2012

Danilo Elvis Turcios Funez (born on 8 May 1978 in Sonaguera, Honduras) is a Honduran football midfielder who currently plays for UPNFM in the Honduran second division.

He was a member of the national squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed el Enano (the Dwarf) because of his short build, Turcios began his professional career with Universidad of his native Honduras in 1996, making his debut in the 1997 Apertura,[1] then he played with F.C. Motagua winning his first Honduran championship before moving to Deportivo Maldonado of Uruguay in 2001. After a year with Maldonado, he moved to Defensor Sporting, where he would last even less time, moving later in the year to Peñarol.

Turcios moved on to the Liga MX México Primera División in 2004, signing with Estudiantes Tecos. After one season with the Guadalajara-based club, he returned home to Honduras to play with Olimpia. Outside of a one-season stint with Guatemalan side Comunicaciones in 2006, Turcios was a regular fixture in Olimpia's line-up from 2005–2012.

He signed with Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League in February 2012.[2] He played the 2012 Apertura season for Real Sociedad but left the club claiming they ended his contract and demanding money.[3] He did not plan to retire after the season, hinting to a return to Motagua,[4] which was later denied by the club.[5]

He finally joined Honduran second division side UPNFM for the 2013 Clausura.[6]

International career[edit]

Turcios made his debut for Honduras in a November 1999 friendly match against Trinidad & Tobago and has earned a total of 87 caps, scoring 7 goals. He has represented his country in 33 FIFA World Cup qualification matches, at the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[7] He also played at the 2001[8] and 2009 UNCAF Nations Cups[9] as well as at the 2000,[10] 2003[11] and 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[12] Also, he played at the 2001 Copa América.[13]

His final international was a June 2010 FIFA World Cup match against Switzerland.

International goals[edit]

N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 July 2000 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador 2–1 5–2 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 8 October 2000 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Jamaica 1–0 1–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 27 May 2001 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  El Salvador 1–0 1–1 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
4 16 June 2001 Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Trinidad and Tobago 2–0 4–2 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 27 April 2003 Stade d'Honneur de Dillon, Fort-de-France, Martinique  Martinique 3–2 4–2 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification
6 9 October 2004 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Canada 1–1 1–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 16 July 2005 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, USA  Costa Rica 2–0 3–2 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Honours and awards[edit]


CD Olimpia
F.C. Motagua




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