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 32)
Place of birth Roatán, Honduras
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Dragón[1]
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Arsenal 22 (18)
2008–2013 Motagua 111 (68)
2011 Monaco (loan) 13 (2)
2011 Atlas (loan) 11 (4)
2014 Platense 7 (1)
2014 BEC Tero Sasana 31 (10)
2015 Siam Navy 6 (1)
2016 Platense 1 (1)
2017– Dragón[2] 13[3] (3)
National team
2008 Honduras U-23 4 (1)
2008–2013 Honduras 33 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 24, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 July 2014

Georgie Wilson Welcome Collins (born 9 March 1985) is a Honduran Striker.[4]

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 Motagua in 2008.[5]

On 1 August 2010, Welcome travelled to Glasgow to begin a week-long unsuccessful trial with Scottish champions Rangers.[6]

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

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.[7] He returned to Motagua ahead of the 2012 Clausura.[8]

In December 2013, Platense confirmed Welcome would join them as their new striker.[9]

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.[10]

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[11] and played at the 2011[12] and 2013 Copa Centroamericana[13] as well as at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup[14] but most prominently, in Honduras' all three games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
- 2008-03-23 LP Field, Nashville, United States  United States 1 – 0 1 – 0 2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament
1 2008-05-23 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Belize 2 – 0 2 – 0 Friendly
2 2009-11-14 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Latvia 2 – 1 2 – 1 Friendly
3 2010-05-27 Villach Lind, Villach, Austria  Belarus 2 – 2 2 – 2 Friendly
4 2010-10-12 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

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