Verdes FC

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Verdes FC
Hankook Verdes FC logo.jpg
Full name Real Verdes Football Club
Nickname(s) Verdes
Founded 1976
Ground Marshalleck Stadium
Benque Viejo Town, Belize
Ground Capacity 2,000
Manager Walter Salazar
League Premier League of Belize
2012-13 (C) Regular Season: 5th
Playoffs: DNQ
Old Logo Verdes United

Verdes FC (previously Hankook Verdes) are a Belize association football club which competes in the Belize Premier Football League. They are based in Benque Viejo del Carmen, a town situated on the border of Guatemala. The club was established in 1976 as Real Verdes Football Club and changed their name to Hankook Verdes in 2004. The club is one of the oldest active professional football teams in Belize and has been in existence since the inception of the Football Federation of Belize. Their home games are played at Marshalleck Stadium.

The club has established an excellent reputation for the development of many past and current members of the Belize national football team, despite not having won any club championships at the national level until 2008.

In 1985, Hankook Verdes was the first team to represent Belize in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. Throughout the history of Belizean football, Real Verdes has represented its country more than any other club in Belize. The list of CONCACAF opponents includes professional teams such as Cruz Azul, Pumas, Santos Laguna (Mexico); Real España, Club Deportivo Platense, Universidad NAH (Honduras); Club Xelajú MC, CSD Municipal, Comunicaciones, (Guatemala); and Luis Ángel Firpo (El Salvador). Hankook Verdes has the most UNCAF Club Tournament appearances of any Belize Football Club.


Performance in International competitions[edit]

Best: First Round in 1995,1999, 2006
1993: Preliminary Round
1994: Preliminary Round
1995: First Round
1999: First Round
2006: First Round
Best: Group stage in 2015–16
2008–09 : Preliminary Round
2015–16 : Group stage

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Belize GK William Luna
3 Belize DF San Leobardo Mendez
4 Belize DF Rodney Pacheco (captain[1])
6 Belize MF Rodney Torres
7 Belize MF Nahjib Guerra
9 Belize FW Gilroy Thurton
10 Belize FW Julian Maldonado
11 Belize MF Benito Moreira
12 Belize DF Eduardo Gongora
13 Belize FW Pablo Martinez
No. Position Player
17 Belize MF Jamil Cano
18 Belize DF Victor Cruz
19 Belize DF Evral Trapp
23 Belize MF Humberto Requena Jr.
26 Belize MF Richard Jimenez
27 Belize FW Marlon Meza
30 Belize GK Orland Lyons
32 Belize MF Norman Pipersburgh
20 Brazil FW Richard Omoruyi

Notable former players[edit]


Real Verdes[edit]

  • Flag of Chile.svg Sergio Enrique Pardo

Verdes Hancock[edit]

  • Nayo Waight (2005)
  • Ramon Cayoc (2008)

Verdes FC[edit]

  • Walter Salazar (2013)
  • Pablo Cacho (2014-)


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