Flavio Ortega

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Flavio Ortega
Personal information
Date of birth 1944
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death 6 February 2007(2007-02-06) (aged 62)
Place of death San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Fluminense
1968 Luís Ángel Firpo
1968–1971 Marathón 67 (30)
1971–1972 Atlético Español Verdún 22 (10)
1973–1974 Real España 21 (5)
Teams managed
1988–1990 Real España
1991 Honduras
1994 Cartaginés
1995 Olimpia
2000 Universidad
2001–2002 Zacapa
2002–2003 Marathón
2004 Motagua
2005 Platense
2006 Olimpia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Flavio Ortega (born Flávio Ortega, 1944 – 6 February 2007) was a Brazilian-born, naturalized Honduran footballer and manager.

Club career[edit]

Flavio Ortega was a Brazilian footballer who started playing in 1962 and moved abroad to play in El Salvador. He came to Honduras in 1968.[1] He played for Real España and Marathón of San Pedro Sula, rising to become an important player for both clubs.

Ortega was the Honduran league's leading goal-scorer with 18 goals for Marathón in the 1969–70 season.[2] He scored 45 goals in the Honduran league in 110 matches.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

After he retired from playing, Ortega managed the Honduras national football team at the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup finals, leading Honduras to a second-place finish.[4] He won the 1994 CONCACAF Champions' Cup with Costa Rican side Cartaginés.

Honduran clubs statistics[edit]

Team Season Games Goal
Club Deportivo Marathón 1968-69 21 7
Club Deportivo Marathón 1969-70 26 18
Atlético Español 1970-71 22 10
Club Deportivo Marathón 1971-72 20 5
Real España 1973-74 21 5
TOTAL 1968-1974 110 45

Personal life and death[edit]

Ortega was married to Honduran Ligia Hernández de Ortega and the couple had four children: Claudia, Flavio, and twins Liliane and Lilian. He became a Honduran citizen in 1992. In 2005, when with Platense, he suffered multiple injuries sustained in a car accident.

Ortega died of a respiratory disorder, which added to kidney failure both results from a brain haemorrhage, in 2007 in San Pedro Sula.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Centenares de catrachos despiden al fallecido entrenador Flavio Ortega - Mediotiempo (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Urbina, Walter; Jerez, Irvin; Rodríguez, René Ivann (30 September 1999). "Honduras - List of Topscorers". RSSSF. 
  3. ^ Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie (12 June 2009). "CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1991 - Full Details". RSSSF. Archived from the original on October 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ Muere entrenador brasileño-hondureño Flavio Ortega - El Correo (in Spanish)

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