Gilberto Yearwood

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Gilberto Yearwood
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Personal information
Full name Gilberto Jerónimo Yearwood
Date of birth (1956-03-15) 15 March 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth La Lima, Honduras
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
El Salvador national football team (Assistant)
Youth career
1976 Los Alacranes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1977 Real España (10)
1977–1980 Elche 117 (4)
1980–1983 Real Valladolid 64 (7)
1983–1984 Tenerife 31 (7)
1984–1985 Celta de Vigo 30 (5)
1985–1986 Elche 29 (0)
1986–1987 Olimpia
1988–1989 Motagua (6)
1991–1994 Olimpia
National team
1982–1993 Honduras 46 (1)
Teams managed
1996–1997 Real Maya
1997–1998 Olimpia
1998–1999 Real España
1999–2000 Broncos
2000–2001 Motagua (Champion)
2001–2002 Honduras
2003–2005 Guatemala (assistant)
2006 Marathón
2006–2007 Atlético Olanchano
2007–2008 Real España
2008 Honduras U23
2008–2010 Xinabajul
2010–2012 USAC
2012–2014 Sacachispas
2014–2015 American School of Tegucigalpa
2015–2016 El Salvador (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2008

Gilberto Jerónimo Yearwood (born 15 March 1956) is a retired Honduran football player who currently is an Assistant coach of the varsity team of the El Salvador national football team. He is by many regarded as one of Honduras' best players of all time.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed el Vikingo (The Viking), Yearwood has played mostly in defensive midfield and started his career at Real C.D. España in his native country. In 1977, he moved abroad to play in Spain and spent 10 season playing for Elche CF, Real Valladolid, CD Tenerife and Celta de Vigo. He finished his career as a central defender back in Honduras with C.D. Olimpia, F.C. Motagua and C.D. Marathón. His final league match was on 8 May 1994, when he played with Olimpia against Vida.[1]

He scored 20 goals in Liga Nacional: 10 with Real España, 6 with Motagua and 4 for Olimpia.

International career[edit]

Yearwood played and scored at the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship, the inaugural staging of the FIFA World Youth Championship held in Tunisia. He made his senior debut for Honduras in a June 1982 FIFA World Cup match against Spain, which was his country's first ever World Cup match,[2] and has earned a total of at least 46 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has represented his country in 21 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[3] and played at the 1991[4] and 1993 UNCAF Nations Cups[5] as well as at the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[6]

His final international was a May 1993 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Mexico.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.[7]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 June 1991 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Jamaica 5–0 5–0 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Managerial career[edit]

As a coach, he has been in charge of Motagua winning his first title, Olimpia, Broncos (with whom he got relegated),[8] Real Maya, Real España and Atlético Olanchano in Honduras as well as Dragón in El Salvador.

He was announced manager of C.D. Marathón in March 2006,[9] later he was sacked by Atlético Olanchano in November 2007[10] and in 2008 he moved abroad again to take charge of Xinabajul in Guatemala.

He left Xinabajul in September 2010[11] and became in charge of USAC,[12] with whom he clinched promotion to Guatemala's top tier. In October 2012 he joined Guatemalan second division side Sacachispas after being dismissed by USAC.[13]

Honours and awards[edit]


C.D. Real Espana
C.D. Olimpia




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