Edwin Yobani Avila

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Yobani Ávila
Personal information
Full name Edwin Yobani Ávila Martínez
Date of birth (1976-10-26) October 26, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth La Ceiba, Honduras
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Leftback
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Olimpia
2004–2005 Platense
2005–2009 Olimpia
2010 Zacapa 14 (1)
2010–2011 Real España
2011 Victoria
2012 Marathón
2012– Platense
National team
2010 Honduras 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 August 2012

Edwin Yobani Ávila Martínez (born October 26, 1976 in La Ceiba) is a Honduran football defender who currently plays for Platense in the Liga Nacional de Honduras.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Zancudo, Ávila has played a large part of his career for Olimpia in Liga Nacional de Honduras. He also had spells with Platense and Real España as well as in Guatemala with Zacapa.

In summer 2011 he announced to leave Real España while still on a six months contract after receiving an offer from Olimpia but España did not have the intention to let him go.[1] In the end he had to return to España after a transfer to Olimpia or a foreign club did not materialise.[2] Espana then decided to sack him and he joined Victoria for the 2011 Apertura.[3]

In December 2011 he announced he would play the 2012 Clausura for Marathón.[4] He rejoined Platense for the 2012 Apertura.[5]

International career[edit]

Ávila made his debut for Honduras aged 34 in a December 2010 friendly match against Panama which proved to be his only international game.

Personal life[edit]

Born in La Ceiba, he now lives in Puerto Cortes. He is the son of former Honduran Olympic footballer Victoria Óscar García and the half-brother of national team winger Oscar Boniek García and former Motagua player Samir García.[6]


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