Donis Escober

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Donis Escober
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Personal information
Full name Donis Salatiel Escober Izaguirre[1]
Date of birth (1981-02-03) February 3, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth San Ignacio, Honduras
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 28
Youth career
Juventud Olimpíca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001– Olimpia 219 (0)
National team
2002– Honduras 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Escober and the second or maternal family name is Izaguirre.

Donis Salatiel Escober Izaguirre (born 3 February 1981) is a Honduran football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Olimpia in the Honduran National League.

Club career[edit]

Born in San Ignacio, Escober started at Olimpia's youth side Juventud Olímpica[2] and has played his entire professional career for Olimpia.

In March 2012, Escober was on the verge of breaking Motagua's Nicaraguan goalkeeper Róger Mayorga's 36 years old-record of 838 minutes without conceding a goal in the Honduran league.[3] He did not make it in the end, after being beaten by a Marathón goal that left Escober only 35 minutes short of Mayorga's record.[4]

International career[edit]

Escober made his debut for Honduras in a May 2002 friendly match against Japan and has, as of January 2013, earned a total of 17 caps. He has represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5] and played at the 2003[6] and 2007 UNCAF Nations Cups[7] as well as at the 2009[8] and was a non-playing squad member at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup [9] and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

He has been an understudy to Noel Valladares for most of his international career.


  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 19. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ La tierra que cosechó a Donis Escober - El Heraldo (Spanish)
  3. ^ Quieren batir récord de Mayorga en Honduras Archived April 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. - Pinolero Sports
  4. ^ Estuvo cerca - La Prensa (Spanish)
  5. ^ Donis EscoberFIFA competition record
  6. ^ Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2003 - Details Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite - RSSSF
  7. ^ UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2007 - Details Archived October 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF
  8. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details Archived July 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF
  9. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details Archived March 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF

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