Edy Vásquez

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Edy Vásquez
Personal information
Full name Edy Rafael Vásquez Andrade
Date of birth (1983-10-31)31 October 1983
Place of birth Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Date of death 12 May 2007(2007-05-12) (aged 23)
Place of death Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Playing position Midfielder
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Motagua 63 (7)
National team
2006 Honduras 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2007-05-12.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2007

Edy Rafael Vásquez Andrade (October 31, 1983 – May 12, 2007) was a Honduran football midfielder, who played for F.C. Motagua.

Club career[edit]

Vasquez made his debut for Motagua on April 3, 2004, a 3–2 loss against Real España in the Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula and played 63 matches wearing Motagua's blue shirt and scored 7 times. His scored his first goal on March 13, 2005, in a 2–1 win against Victoria in Tegucigalpa when he scored in the final minute.

His last game was on April 29, 2007 with a 1–0 win over Marathon and his last goal was against Hispano on October 5, 2006, in Tegucigalpa.

He suffered from a tibia and fibula fracture preventing him playing for most of the 2006–07 season.

International career[edit]

Vásquez made his debut for Honduras in an August 2006 friendly match against Venezuela and has earned a total of 3 caps, scoring no goals.

His final international was an October 2006 friendly match against Guatemala.

Personal life and death[edit]

Vásquez was a son of Sandra Andrade and he had a daughter with his fiancée Pamela Ocampo: Yeimi Alexandra.[1]

He died in the Hospital Escuela in the morning of May 12, 2007, when the car which was carrying him crashed into a wall at the Fuerzas Armadas Boulevard in Colonia Las Brisas, Tegucigalpa. The accident left the driver and another passenger injured.[2] Police stated all three were infused by alcohol.[3]

Due to his death, the club team Motagua has retired his jersey number 16 in respect of his loyalty to the team.


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