Georgie Welcome

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Georgie Welcome
Personal information
Full name Georgie Wilson Welcome Collins
Date of birth (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth Roatán, Honduras
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Belmopan Bandits
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Arsenal 22 (18)
2008–2013 Motagua 111 (39)
2011Monaco (loan) 13 (2)
2011Atlas (loan) 9 (1)
2014 Platense 7 (1)
2014 BEC Tero Sasana 31 (10)
2015 Siam Navy 6 (1)
2016 Platense 1 (1)
2017 Dragón 18[1] (5)
2017– Belmopan Bandits
National team
2008 Honduras U-23 4 (1)
2008–2013 Honduras 33 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Georgie Wilson Welcome Collins (born 9 March 1985) is a Honduran Striker.[2]

Welcome is the only player to debut with the national side playing in the second level of Honduras.

Club career[edit]

Welcome started his career Arsenal FC (Roatan) and was snapped up by Honduran giants F.C. Motagua in 2008.[3]

On 1 August 2010, Welcome travelled to Glasgow to begin a week-long unsuccessful trial with Scottish champions Rangers.[4]

In January 2011, Welcome was sent to AS Monaco on loan from Motagua.[5]

After an unsuccessful stint in Monaco, Welcome was signed by Mexican league club Atlas to a one-year contract. The transfer was announced on 20 June 2011.[6] He returned to Motagua ahead of the 2012 Clausura.[7]

In December 2013, Platense confirmed Welcome would join them as their new striker.[8]

International career[edit]

A tall, lanky striker, Welcome was part of the Honduran U-23 team that qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games. Because of his goal in the 108th minute of the match, Honduras became CONCACAF Pre-Olympic champions after beating the host country, the United States, 1–0.[9]

He made his debut for the full national side on 22 May 2008 in a friendly against Belize where he scored one of the two goals to win. Welcome scored a magnificent goal for the Honduran national team in a friendly match against Latvia, a goal that turned out to be the game-winner for the Catrachos.

As of February 2013, he has earned a total of 31 caps, scoring 4 goals. He has represented his country in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[10] and played at the 2011[11] and 2013 Copa Centroamericana[12] as well as at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup[13] but most prominently, in Honduras' all three games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.[14]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 May 2008 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Belize 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 14 November 2009 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Latvia 2–1 2–1 Friendly
3. 27 May 2010 Villach Lind, Villach, Austria  Belarus 2–2 2–2 Friendly
4. 12 October 2010 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Guatemala 2–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

  • Arsenal
2006–07 Clausura (2nd level)
  • National team
2008 CONCACAF U-23

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ceroacero.es/player.php?id=102022
  2. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/2017/01/13/georgie-welcome-ya-esta-en-en-el-salvador-para-unirse-al-dragon
  3. ^ Georgie Welcome, separado del Motagua – Diez (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "Rangers to assess Honduras striker Georgie Welcome" BBC Sport. 1 August 2010.
  5. ^ El Mónaco presentó a Georgie Welcome, Diario Deportivo Diez, 2 February 2011, accessed 20 April 2018
  6. ^ El hondureño Georgie Welcome es nuevo refuerzo del Atlas – Mediotiempo (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Flores Cosío confirma retorno de Welcome Archived 19 June 2013 at Archive.today – La Tribuna (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Welcome es nuevo jugador de Platense – Diez (in Spanish)
  9. ^ CONCACAF.com – 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification Archived 10 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Georgie WelcomeFIFA competition record
  11. ^ Copa Centroamericana 2011 (UNCAF Nations Cup) Archived 5 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine – RSSSF
  12. ^ Copa Centroamericana 2013 (UNCAF Nations Cup) – RSSSF
  13. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 – Full Details Archived 26 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine – RSSSF
  14. ^ "Welcome, Georgie". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 August 2017.

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